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Sunday, November 19th @ 5:30 pm - Israeli Book Club! Back for another season the Israeli Book Club is open to all...first timers and regulars welcomed. The first book is Dolly City by Orly Castel-Bloom. View a presentation, join a conversation, learn, connect and eat. Please RSVP to Adina Re'em at adinarem@gmail.com

Sunday, November 19th Sisterhood Gift Shop Giftique from 9 am to 12 noon in the Wax Auditorium. Menorahs, dreidels, candles, gelt, toys, jewelry, giftware and so much more!

Wednesday, November 22nd - Interfaith Thanksgiving Service @ 7 pm. This year the service will be held at St. Thomas More Church, 1040 Flexer Avenue, Allentown, PA. Cantor Wartell will be delivering the spiritual message this year!

Friday, December 8th @ 6 pm - Sisterhood Shabbat Service and Dinner. Service is at 6 pm and dinner to follow afterward! Price for dinner is $45/family or $18/single. Please RSVP to the Temple office by Monday, November 27th.

Saturday, December 9th @ 8 pm-A night of storytelling with Israeli born storeyteller, Noa Baum. Join us for a celebration of the Jewish tradition with tales of Chanukah, wonder, magic and faith from Israel & around the world. Admission is $10 per person at the door & includes refreshments. RSVP appreciated by calling the Temple office or you can pay at the door the night of the event.

Friday, December 15th Chanukkah Shabbat & Dinner, the evening starts at 5:30 pm with a hummus nosh, then 6 pm Shabbat service and a delicious dinner to follow afterward. Tour of our Chanucan structures also. Price is $45 per family (over 3 attendees) or $18 single attendee. RSVP by December 1st to the Temple office. 

Saturday, December 16th...LIGHT UP THE NIGHT with the L.V. Phantoms Hockey Team. Pre-game menorah lighting..see the giant ice menorah! If you enjoy hockey and love Chanukah then this event if for you. The Temple has ONLY 18 tickets available and they are on the lower level and cost is $20 per ticket. It will be on a first come, first serve basis to call the Temple office ASAP to reserve your seats! 

Sunday, December 24th @6 pm - Chinese Dinner & Movies! Join us for family movies, kosher-vegan Chinese food from New Harmony in Philly. There will be board games, poker, popcorn and great company.  Please bring a gently used coat or blanket for donation. Wine & beer available at an additional cost!  Price is $40 per family or $10 for just the movie only/$18 per single or $5 for just the movie only. Please contact Shari@bethelallentown.org or call 610-435-3521 to RSVP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ritual & Service Committee

  1. The Ritual and Service Chairman is directly responsible to the President and consults with the Rabbi on Halachic issues.
  2. 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.
  3. Arranges for regular adult worship services appropriate to the needs of the congregation for weekdays, Shabbat, holidays and special occasions.
  4. Strives continually to raise the level of public worship by both increasing attendance and deepening the content of the woship service.
  5. 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.
  6. Presents to the Board any proposals for major changes in synagogue ritual.
  7. Confers with the education committee on those aspects of the synagogue service and ritual which involve the participation of school children.
  8. Selects and supervises Corps of Ushers.
NOTE: The Rabbi of the congregation is the final authority on all matters involving Halacha.
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