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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:30 am Services and Birthday Shabbat for November. 10 am Bim Bom Buddies and Youth Services, 10:15 am GPS (Guided Prayer Service)

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @9 am Religious School Open House, Sisterhood Giftique for all your Chanukah shopping and 12:15 pm Mensch of the Month Lunch

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 7pm Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Cathedral of St. Catherine of Siena, 1825 West Turner St., Allentown, Pa 18104

Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2018 TBE office closed

Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 9 am Legos Menorah! Building Blocks Worshop is coming to TBE to help us build a giant menorah out of Legos. Afterwards, a congregational Chanukah party....syganiyot, driedle, songs and raffle. Fun for the whole family.

Monday, December 2, 2018 @6:30 pm Sisterhood Mah Jongg Club at TBE. Come play Mah Jongg and make new friends! Contact Ilene Rubel in the TBE office at ilene@betheleallentown.org for more info.

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 6:45 pm Congregational Chanukah Diner

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @10:30 am Mitzvah Day

Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 7 pm Men's Club Poker at TBE contact Roy Benasaraf at royben@ptd.net for more info. All are welcome!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am Service/December Birthday Shabbat, 10 am Bim Bom Buddies, 10 am Youth Services and 10:15 am GPS (Guided Prayer Service)

Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 10:15 am Dor L Dor

Monday, December 24, 2018  @ 6 pm Congregational Chinese Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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History

Over 80 years ago, Temple Beth El was a little room and a big dream.   On June 4th, 1929, nineteen founders met to formulate the aims of a new Temple dedicated to the principles of the Conservative Movement, then developing in the United States.

 Their first services were held in a room, gradually moving into a hall, and finally to a private home on 12th & Walnut Streets that the 50 member families remodeled to function as a Temple.  The congregation continued to grow until, in 1935, it was necessary to rent a large auditorium for High Holiday and Confirmation services.  The Hebrew School needed larger classrooms and the congregation needed space for social functions.

Priorities and shortages during World War II made it necessary to wait until 1947 to break ground for a new Temple on 17th and Hamilton Streets.  The first religious services were held in the unfinished building on Rosh Hashanah in 1949.  The Temple grew again when the new Education Wing was dedicated in 1958.

Temple Beth El has continued to grow and thrive because of a committed membership who shares the determination of the founders.  As we approached the new millennium, we found that we needed a new building to better serve our needs.  As a result of the dedication of our entire congregation, 2006 marked a new era for the Temple Beth El family as we moved into our new home on Springhouse Road.  Our new synagogue preserves our past by incorporating significant parts of our old building into our new facility. 

 As an affiliate of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the congregation maintains the rich heritage and tradition of Judaism interpreted in the light of modern thought.

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