News & Notes
First Aid/CPR course.....where: Temple Beth El...Date: September 5th....Time: 10 am Price: $10 per person. Call the office to reserve your spot.
Religious School Welcome Back Family Breakfast & First Class, Sunday, September 10th @ 9 am.
First evening Midrasha opening family dinner, Monday, Sept. 11th @ 6:30 pm
Shalshelet opening session, Monday, Oct. 2nd @ 6:30 pm followed by a Q & A for parents @ 7 pm
Genizah Ceremony & Service, Sunday, September 24th @ 11 amTemple Beth El Cemetery, Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall, PA.
Temple Beth El Third Kol Nidre Dinner, Friday, Sept. 29th, 5:15 pm Seudah Hamafseqet Dinner & 6:30 pm Kol Nidre Services (Dinner is limited to 150 people) RSVP by September 18th!
Yom Kippur Afternoon Private Prayer Opportunity, Saturday, September 30th @ 2 pm.
High Holiday Healing Service on Yom Kippur afternoon, September 30th @ 3:30 pm in the Hammel Family Chapel. Please contact the Cantor or Rabbi for more information.
Soup-er Sukkot Shabbat! Friday, Oct. 6th 5:30 pm family service, 6 pm Shabbat dinner with delicious soup. RSVP by Sept. 2th
Sukkah Hop & Family Dairy Potluck, Sunday, Oct. 8th 2 pm to 5 pm. Travel to different Sukkot by bus for fun activities & treats. Return to Beth El for a dairy potluck supper!
Celebrate Simchat Torah! Erev Simchat Torah, Thursday, October 12th! 5:30 pm free spaghetti supper. 6:30 pm the celebration begins...Live Klezmer music, family friendly service..shorter program, earlier time...fun for all ages. Dancing, interative Torah rewind!
Simchat Torah Continues, Friday, October 13th @ 8:30 am...Hakafot...dancing with Torahs, an Allyah for everyone and honoring our Kallah Torah, Hatan and Kallah B'resshit plus a delicious kiddush lunch.
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.
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 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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