News & Notes
Shavuot Services Schedule for 2017...Tuesday, May 30th Erev Shavuot (Tikkun Leil Shavout) 8:15 pm...Ma"ariv 9 pm, Wednesday, May 31st Day 1 of Shavout Service at 9 am also confirmation and Thursday, June 1st 9 am service Yizkor!
Sunday, June 4, 2017 @ 11 am - Israeli Book Brunch....Book to be discussed "The Hilltop" by Assaf Gavron...view a presentation, learn discuss and eat. You will be glad you did! Please RSVP to Adina Re'em at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - Men's Club Brunch...A Refugee's Journey. Hear the story of Abbas Khalaf, a Sunni Muslim in Baghadad who was beaten and threatened with death. Hear his story of suvival and enduring hope as he sets out for freedom for himself and his family. A donation will be accepted at the door to defray the cost of the meal. To allow for planning, contact Henry Luftman at 484-634-0527 to RSVP.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 7:30 am - Congregational Meeting here at the Temple!
Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 6 pm - BBQ Dinner (chicken, coleslaw, etc.) and then at 7:30 pm Shira Chadasha outdoor service under the stars.
Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - Jazz on the Patio with muscian Frank DiBussolo who has worked with several artists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross and many more! Admission is $10 and includes wine/beer/appetizers and desserts! Please call the TBE office at 610-435-3521 to RSVP to this event!
Tuesday, August 8th @ 7:05 pm - Men's Club Iron Pigs Event @ Coca Cola Park! Kosher Tailgate Party @ 5 :00 pm to 6:30 pm which includes burgers, hot dogs, sausages, veggie options, soft drinks, etc. Cost of tailgate is NOT included and it is a free will donation! Tickets for game are $15.00 per person. RSVP by JULY 15th! Please email your reservation to Roy Benasaraf at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2016 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 email@example.com
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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