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Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - Passover Day 7 Service

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Erev Shabbat Service & Siddur Ceremony

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 7 pm - Sisterhood Book Club 1

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - Services/Shabbat Birthday

Monday, May 13, 2019 @6:30 pm/7 pm - Mah Jongg Club & Men's Club Poker

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 7 pm - Sisterhood Book Club 2

Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 9 am -LAST DAY OF RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FOR THE YEAR!!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 6 pm - Sisterhood Donor Dinner

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @7:30 pm - Jewish Heritage Night at Coca Cola Park

Friday, May 31st -Sunday, June 2, 2019 - TBE 90th Birthday Celebration Weekend. Friday, May 31st 90 and Fabulous! Honoring 90 Remarkable Years of Laughter, Joy & Love! Please be our guest for Shabbat Dinner and Service @ 5 pm. RSVP by May 17th to the TBE Office. Saturday, June 1, 2019 Service @ 9:30 am Shabbat Services with special guest speakers sharing their stories as they stroll down the TBE memory lane. Following services pelase join us for an elegantly embellished kiddush. Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 6 pm TBE warmly invites you to celebrate our birthday with entertainment by the New York Dueling Pianos featuring a sumptuous hors d'oeuvres & dessert extravaganza. Participation in our fundraising ad journal (1/8 page ad or larger) is required to attend Sunday's event. RSVP by May 1st. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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