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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 

Friday, August 24, 2018. Join us for Shabbat BBQ Dinner and Service. Dinner is at 6 pm and service commences right afterwards. Come welcome new members and have fun with friends. RSVP to the office by August 10, 2018. Price is $45 per household or $18 per person. For information please contact, Alyssa Pure, Jewish Family Educator at alyssa@bethelallentown.org.

First Annual Selichot Service with Brith Sholom & Temple Beth El. Saturday, September 1, 2018 @ Temple Beth El. Guest Speaker will be Temple Beth El member, Dustin Nash, Professor in Religion Studies @ Muhlenberg College. Dustin will lead a lecture on the topic of Sin and Forgiveness in the Tanakh. Lecture starts @ 9 p.m.

Sisterhood Holiday Wine Sale. Orders are due by August 23, 2018. Pick up for your wine is on Friday, September 7, 2018 between 11 am and 1 pm here at the temple.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm TBE Cemetery Service and Genizah Ceremony. Traditional cemetery service will be held at the TBE cemetary at Beth El Memorial Park at 12:30 pm. Parking will be available on the street. For those who forget their kipot, some will be availabe in the box near the entrance. Members are reminded that NO flowers are to be placed on graves. Members of TBE will participate in a Genizah cermony at the cemetary. Acccording to Jewish law, all pieces of paper or any substance on which the name G-d is written, are forbidden to be destroyed. If a prayer book or bible becomes unusable due to age or disrepair, then it is to be stored away (ganuz) or buried.

TBE Religious School Family Breakfast and First Class. Religious School "Welcome Back". Sunday, September 16, 2018. Register today. If you need help registering, please call Alicia in the school office. 610-435-3521.

Celebration honoring Cantor Wartell 30 years at the Temple. Havdalah, Tribute, and Reception. Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 7:45 pm. RSVP to the TBE office. 

 

 

 

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TBE Endowment Foundation

 

The TBE Endowment Foundation is a permanent separate nonprofit corporation created in 1959 for the sole purpose of providing financial support for Temple Beth El. This support allows the Temple to provide religious school scholarships to children in need, to maintain and improve the building and grounds, to offer varied programs and to cover a substantial portion of operating expenses, all of which helps keep dues reasonable. The Foundation Board  of Directors consists of twelve Temple Beth El congregants and the Temple president. The membership consists of the Temple Beth El  Board of Directors.

Our congregation is a vibrant and healthy conservative Jewish community. As we are blessed with new members we find there is growth at both ends of our demographic spectrum. The increase in the number of seniors and young couples and families presents a shift that challenges us to find a stable revenue source to meet the needs of all members.  As not-for-profit organizations  across the country have concluded,  an endowment foundation is the best, in fact the only way, to meet those needs today and to insure they are met in the future. Thus, your gift to the Foundation becomes part of a lasting legacy, helping to insure that TBE will have the means to provide meaningful programs and services to future generations.

Historically, our Foundation has grown through accumulation of donations both large and small. As a result, it has been able to provide an annual contribution to TBE derived from recurrent earnings.  Consequently, a gift to the Endowment Foundation is a gift that keeps on giving.

Your gift to the Foundation can be accomplished in one of a number of ways:

  1. AN OUTRIGHT GIFT OF CASH:
    A donation can be made to the general Endowment Fund, either to honor or memorialize a loved one, or as a nonspecific gift. Donors receive recognition in the monthly TBE bulletin. The contribution should be made payable to the Temple Beth El Endowment Foundation.
  2. GIFT OF STOCK OR BOND(S):
    A donation can be made as in #1 above.
  3. ESTABLISHMENT OF A PHILANTHROPIC FUND:
    For an initial contribution of at least $1000, one can establish a named philanthropic fund. This is an ideal way to perpetually memorialize a loved one, but such a fund does not have to be for this purpose. A list of the existing philanthropic funds is shown below. Donors contributing to these established funds, in any amount, receive recognition in the monthly TBE Bulletin.
  4. PURCHASE OF A CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY:
    By purchasing a charitable gift annuity, the donor(s) receives a lifetime income at a competitive rate of interest. After their lifetime(s), the gift annuity remains as a permanent asset of the Endowment Fund.
  5. ESTABLISHING TEMPLE BETH EL AS THE BENEFICIARY OF A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY.
  6. NAMING THE FOUNDATION AS A BENEFICIARY IN A WILL OR TRUST
    As the generous efforts of generations past have strengthened our congregation, so will our efforts expand and guarantee the achievement of Temple Beth El’s charitable, educational and spiritual goals in both the present and the future.

Click here for a listing of Endowment Funds

To learn more please call the  Temple office  and ask that a Foundation Board member contact you.

Endowment Officers:

David Hyman - President
Rick Reisner - Treasurer
Alan Penn - Secretary

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