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Friday, June 22, 2018...Shabbat Under the Stars...Shabbat BBQ Dinner followed by Shira Chadasha Service at 7:30 pm. Dinner cost $18 per person or $45 for household.

Sunday, June 24, 2018...Bus Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Bus leaves TBE parking lot at 8:45 am. Once at the museum we will break off into smaller groups for a led tour from 10:30 am until 12 noon. After the tour, we will have lunch and explore the museum or Independence Mall at your leisure. The bus will leave from Philadelphia back to Allentown at 2:15 pm. You may bring along a snack for the bus ride but NO food may be taken into the museum! The price per person for this trip is $44  and $38 for children UNDER the age of 13 which includes the bus ride & admission to the museum and tour. RSVP for trip by June 8, 2018. Please note that this trip is limited to 55 people as that is how many people the bus can hold! Please call the TBE office to reserve your seats.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018...CPR Training Class with a review of first aid training. Fee is $10 per person. Open to the whole community. RSVP to the Temple by Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Thursday, August 2, 2018....Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Museum of Jewish Heritage. Bus leaves the TBE parking lot at 7 am and will be leaving NYC at 7 pm. Please note that there is a lot of walking involved in this trip. Call the Temple office for all the details! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018....TBE Men's Club & KI Brotherhood present...Take Me Out to the Ball Game Extravaganza!. Enjoy an evening of baseball with the Iron Pigs! Start off with a kosher tailgate party from 5 pm to 6:30 pm (Includes burgers, hotdogs, veggie option and soft drinks..free will donation towards the cost of food is appreciated) Gates open at 7:05 pm for game! One lucky member of our group will get a chance to throw out the first pitch so enter the First Ptich Raffle. A book of 6 tickets is $5.00. Sign up for a chance to participate in on field activities. Games/contests for people of all ages. Tickets for game $15 per person. RSVP by July 15th to Roy Benasaraf at royben@ptd.net 

 

 

 

 

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Involvement in Decision Making Process

  • Attendance at board meetings – usually the 1st Wednesday of each month.
  • Participation as member or chairman of one or more committees as assigned
  • Knowledge of the Constitution and by-laws, operating procedures, financial affairs and the Temple program.
  • Be aconstructive participant at board meetings – focus on issues not individuals

Leadership Expectations

  • Attendance at worship services – at least one Sabbath service per month
  • Serve as an usher/greeter 4-5 times per year for Shabbat and for High Holy Days
  • Participation in social and cultural activities of the congregation
  • Engage in on-going Jewish studies and activities

Financial Responsibilities

  • Financial support of the congregation to the best of the Director’s ability
  • Be both financially and philosophically supportive of new building project and capital campaign.

Important Note:
We are first and foremost a religious community.In order to connect with G-d, our clergy and each other, we need to pray together.There is no other way to be connected and informed unless we participate in prayer services.It is essential that we come to services as a major focus of our Temple Beth El participation.

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