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Saturday, August 10, 2019 9:30 pm-Erev Tisha b'Av service

Sunday, August 11, 2019-9:00 am Tisha b'Av service, 2 pm Mincha and 3 pm Tisha b'Av Program

Tuesday, August 20, 2019-Men's Club Tailgate party & baseball game at Coca Cola Park. Tailgate starts at 5 pm and ballgame at 7:05. Tickets for game $15 per person and tailgate party is a free will offering to help offset the price of the food. If interested contact Roy Benasaraf at royben@ptd.net

Friday, August 23, 2019-Erev Shabbat Outdoor Service at 7pm

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. Trip is filled up...no more seats available!

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6 pm - Congregational Shabbat Dinner, 7 pm - Dessert for congreation (no Oneg) 7:30 pm Services. Price for dinner is $18 per person or $45 per household. RSVP by Friday, August 23, 2019.

Sunday, September 8, 2019 9 am - First day of religious school and school breakfast. 

Monday, September 9, 2019 6:30 pm - Mah Jongg Club

Monday, September 9, 2019 7:00 pm - Men's Poker Club

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:30 am Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Teichman & Birthday Shabbat

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:30 pm Sisterhood opening wine and cheese

Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:30 am - Bar Mitzvah of Julian Ettinger Finley

Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:15 - Leil Selichot Service at Brith Sholom & 9 pm program at Brith Shalom

Friday, September 27, 2019 11 am - High Holiday Challah and Wine pick up

Sunday, September 29, 2019 7:15 pm - Memorial Plaque Dedication

Sunday, September 29, 2019 8 pm - Erev Rosh Hashanah Service

Monday, September 30, 2019 8:45 am Shacharit, 9:45 am Children's Services, 9:45 am Torah Service and Musaf, 10 am Bim Bom Playgroup, 11:30 am Traditional Service (Musaf), 1:30 pm Tashlich (Princeton Court Site), 8 pm Ma'ariv Service

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:45 am Shacharit, 9:45 am Torah Service (Combined) 11 am - Contemporary Family Service.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5 pm Kol Nidre Dinner & 6:15 pm Kol Nidre Services

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:45 am Shacharit, 9:45 am Children's Service, 9:45 am Torah Service, Yizkor & Musaf, 10 am Bim Bom Playgroup, 12 pm Traditional Service & Musaf, 2 pm Private Prayer Opportunity, 3:30 pm Healing Experience, 4:15 pm Mincha, 5:45 pm Jewish Family Program, 5:45 Neila, 6:45 pm Ma'ariv and 7 pm Shofar Blowing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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