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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - TBE Annual Congregational Meeting

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 9:15 pm Tikkum Leil Shavout, 9:30 am Service & /B/M of Sarah Dacey & 10 pm Ma'ariv

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 9:30 am Shavuot Day 1 Service

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 9:30 am Shavuot Day 2 Service and Yizkor

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:30 am - Service & B/M of Jack Edelman

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6 pm Shabbat Dinner & 7:30 pm Outdoor Service...Join us as we welcome Shabbat together with a yummy Shabbat dinner followed by songs and crafts for the kids and then a Shabbat service under the stars.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 9:30 am - July Birthday Shabbat & Service

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - Bus Trip to NYC to see Second Story Man at the Hudson Guild Theater. Bus leaves TBE parking lot at 1:45 pm. First stop is Ben's Deli @ 4 pm (pay your own meal) The show begins at 6:15 pm. Only 30 tickets available. RSVP to TBE Office by Wednesday, July 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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