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Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:30 pm...LET'S MAKE A SHPIEL! Purim Shpiels by our religious school students...This is for the whole congregation to enjoy.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm Purim Festivities FREE of CHARGE....Costume Challenge, Pasta Gragger, Tzedakah Project, Megillah Readings in Sanctuary untill 7:30 pm or a complete Megillah Reading in Chapel. 7:30 pm Midrasha Purim Carnival/Shushan Photo Booth....fun for everyone.

Friday, March 2, 2018...Shabbat Across America! Schmooze & Spirits 5:30 pm, Service 6 pm and immediately following services Shabbat Dinner. A spirited, delicious & interactive Shabbat experience for the entire family. All our welcome, friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, etc. RSVP to the Temple office by February 19, 2018. Price $45 per family (3 or more) or $18 per single attendee/family of 2.

Monday, March 5, 2018 @6:30 pm Mah Jongg Club. Call Ilene @ TBE office for info. 610-435-3521.

Saturday, March 10th & Sunday March 11th, 2018.....Scholar Weekend with Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb! Israel at 70...the Jewish Perspective. Looking out & looking in. Programs....March 10th @ TBE 9:30 am service & Kiddush (no charge) March 11th @ Congregation Keneseth Israel 9:30 am service and after service a kosher brunch....brunch cost is $10 per person. Please call TBE to RSVP for either or both days.

Monday, March 12, 2018 @7 pm - Men's Club Poker...open to all so bring your friends and neighbors for a night of food, poker and friendship.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6:15 pm ...L Dor V'Dor Women's Seder. An intergenerational event to experience the Passover Seder through the eyes of women. Welcoming the insights of Adina Re'em, Rabbi Melody Davis, Deborah Strauss, Shari Spark and Debbie Zoller. Dinner price is $36 per person, advanced paid rservations required and must be received prior to February 28th. Limited Seating! Questions and to RSVP with payment please contact Chelsea Karp at chelseakarp@yahoo.com or call 914-572-2217.

March 25, 2018 @ 1 pm at TBE...Ben Gurion Epilogue. A lost interview is brought to life. $5 per person. Call office to sign up or can pay at door.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9 pm...TBE's ANNUAL COMEDY NIGHT! Join us for a hilarious night of fun. This year we have the runner -up of the 2016 America's Got Talent television show Mr. Tom Cotter. Pricing is as follows: $360 Sponsor (gets you 2 tickets plus doors will open at 8 pm for an elegant dessert gala), $180 Sponsor (gets you one ticket plus 8 pm entry into the dessert gala), and general admission for the 9 pm show only is $72 per person (regardless of age)! RSVP is needed by April 13th. Please call the office to reserve your seats! This is one of TBE's major fundraisers for the year!

 

 

 

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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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