News & Notes
Monday, October 21, 2019 Office closed; 5:30 pm Simchat Torah Dinner; 6:30 pm Erev Simchat Torah Service
Tuedsay, October 22, 2019 Office closed; 9:30 am Simchat Torah Service
Monday, November 4, 2019 - Mah Jongg Club @ 6:30 pm & Men's Poker Club @ 7 pm.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - A Walk of the Land @ 7 pm. The Israel National Trail by Udi Goren. Join your friends to listen to travel photographer, speaker and teacher Uri Goren talk about his adventures in Israel. A 75 minute talk followed by a Q & A session.
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Sisterhood Brunch @ 9 am Past to Present....Female Leaders in Judaism with Jeri Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at First Presbyterian Church, 3251 Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA @ 7 pm with reception to follow afterward.
Ritual & Service Committee
- The Ritual and Service Chairman is directly responsible to the President and consults with the Rabbi on Halachic issues.
- Learns, under the direction of the Rabbi, and then teaches the Board and the general membership the Conservative approach to Jewish ritual, worship and synagogue practice.
- Arranges for regular adult worship services appropriate to the needs of the congregation for weekdays, Shabbat, holidays and special occasions.
- Strives continually to raise the level of public worship by both increasing attendance and deepening the content of the woship service.
- Presents for the Board’s consideration a set of guiding principles for religious services in the synagogue, and a set of standards for Sabbath, holiday, and kashruth observance on synagogue premises or at affairs sponsored by the synagogue.
- Presents to the Board any proposals for major changes in synagogue ritual.
- Confers with the education committee on those aspects of the synagogue service and ritual which involve the participation of school children.
- Selects and supervises Corps of Ushers.
The Rabbi of the congregation is the final authority on all matters involving Halacha.