News & Notes
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9 pm...TBE's ANNUAL COMEDY NIGHT! Join us for a hilarious night of fun. This year we have the runner -up of the 2016 America's Got Talent television show Mr. Tom Cotter. Pricing is as follows: $360 Sponsor (gets you 2 tickets plus doors will open at 8 pm for an elegant dessert gala), $180 Sponsor (gets you one ticket plus 8 pm entry into the dessert gala), and general admission for the 9 pm show only is $72 per person (regardless of age)! RSVP is needed by April 13th. Please call the office to reserve your seats! This is one of TBE's major fundraisers for the year!
Thursday, May 31, 2018..Dinner & Longwood Gardens! Bus leaves from TBE parking lot at 3 pm and should return to Temple around 11:30 pm. Stay tune for more info!
Sunday, June 24, 2018...Bus Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Bus leaves TBE parking lot at 8:45 am. Once at the museum we will break off into smaller groups for a led tour from 10:30 am until 12 noon. After the tour, we will have lunch and explore the museum or Independence Mall at your leisure. The bus will leave from Philadelphia back to Allentown at 2:15 pm. You may bring along a snack for the bus ride but NO food may be taken into the museum! The price per person for this trip is $44 and $38 for children UNDER the age of 13 which includes the bus ride & admission to the museum and tour. RSVP for trip by June 8, 2018. Please note that this trip is limited to 55 people as that is how many people the bus can hold! Please call the TBE office to reserve your seats.
Thursday, August 2, 2018....Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Museum of Jewish Heritage. Bus leaves the TBE parking lot at 7 am and will be leaving NYC at 7 pm. Stay tune for more info!
Beth El Memorial Park
Beth El Memorial Park is a verdant 6+ acre property owned by Beth El Memorial Park, Inc. We have a board composed of 10 members who oversee the finances and operation. We are located on Mechanicsville Road in Whitehall, PA just across from St. Stephens Church. [Click here for directions].
Who can and how do I purchase a Lot?
You may purchase a Certificate of Rights to a lot consisting of one or more graves as a member of the Jewish faith, entitling the person named on the Certificate to bury a Jewish person in one or more of the graves in the lot he/she “purchased”. One must be Jewish to hold a Certificate and be buried at Beth El Memorial Park, but need not be a member of Temple Beth El. To purchase Rights, please contact Ivan Schonfeld at email@example.com or any other member of the committee.
When is Access to the Park Permitted? You may visit during daylight hours except on Shabbat or Yom Tov.
2017-2018 Board Members
Ivan Schonfeld, President
Buddy Lesavoy, Attorney
Seth Katzman, Treasurer
Elaine Rappaport-Bass, Secretary
Gerald Melamut, Monuments & Footstones
Greg Harris, Finance
Marshall Silverstein, Past President, Emeritus
Donald Senderowitz, Member-at-Large
Roberta Penn, Member-at-Large
Endowing Items at Cemetery
Purchase a Tree for $1,000
(permanent plaque will be erected by tree)
Purchase a bench over minimum of two graves for $3,600.
(Bench is etched in place of footstone.)
Other items available for endowment in memory of a loved one. Contact Ivan Schonfeld for more information.
Contact Information for Ivan Schonfeld
Call Temple Beth El at 610/435-3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BEMP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gifts are tax dedcutible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your financial advisor to determine your eligibility for a tax deduction.
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