News & Notes
Tu B'shevat Celebration/Dinner, Friday, January 25, 2019 at 6:45 pm. Shabbat Service at 6 then dinner after services. $45 per family, $18 per person and $22.50 for enrolled religious school students and their families. RSVP required for all by January 11, 2019. Call the temple office so sign up.
Saturday, January 26th 10:15 am, Dor L' Dor Program! Intergenerational shabbat morning services for parents and granparents along with their kids. Interative family services, activities, snacks and more.
Saturday, February 23rd is Comedy Night with comedians Gary Delana and Richie Byrne! Winter blues got you down? Well come join us for a hilarious night of FUN! Doors open at 7 pm for cocktails and schmoozing and show starts at 8 pm. Admission is $50 per person and includes show, drinks, snacks and dessert. Sponsorships start at $360 and includes two tickets with reserve seating. 50/50 Winter Blues Raffle drawing (you do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win). Raffle tickets are $50 per ticket.
Friday, March 1, 2019 Shabbat Across America! Schmmoze & Spirits 5:30 pm to 6 pm. Erev Shabbat Service 6 pm and then Shabbat Dinner at 6:45 pm. A spirited, delicious and interactive Shabbat experience for the entire family. Price for dinner as follows: $45 per family of 3 or more (adults & children) or $18 per single attendee/family of two adults!. Vegetarian option is available. If you would like wine with dinner please contact the office. there is an additional charge for wine. RSVP to the office by Monday, February 18, 2019 by 5 pm.
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 610-349-1721 or bethelmemorialpark.com. You may also contact 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.
2018-2019 Board Members
Ivan Schonfeld, President
Buddy Lesavoy, Attorney
Seth Katzman, Treasurer
Elaine Rappaport-Bass, Secretary
Greg Harris, Finance
Gerald Melamut, Monuments, Footmarkers & Benches
Roberta Penn, Assistant Monuments, Footmarkers & Benches
Alan Penn, Member-at-Large
Donald Senderowitz, Member-at-Large
Rance Block, Member-at-Large
Endowing Items at Cemetery
Purchase a Tree for $1,000
(permanent plaque will be erected by tree)
Other items available for endowment in memory of a loved one. Contact Ivan Schonfeld for more information.
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.