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Sunday, February 25, 2018 10:30 pm...LET'S MAKE A SHPIEL! Purim Shpiels by our religious school students...This is for the whole congregation to enjoy.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm Purim Festivities FREE of CHARGE....Costume Challenge, Pasta Gragger, Tzedakah Project, Megillah Readings in Sanctuary untill 7:30 pm or a complete Megillah Reading in Chapel. 7:30 pm Midrasha Purim Carnival/Shushan Photo Booth....fun for everyone.

Friday, March 2, 2018...Shabbat Across America! Schmooze & Spirits 5:30 pm, Service 6 pm and immediately following services Shabbat Dinner. A spirited, delicious & interactive Shabbat experience for the entire family. All our welcome, friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, etc. RSVP to the Temple office by February 19, 2018. Price $45 per family (3 or more) or $18 per single attendee/family of 2.

Monday, March 5, 2018 @6:30 pm Mah Jongg Club. Call Ilene @ TBE office for info. 610-435-3521.

Saturday, March 10th & Sunday March 11th, 2018.....Scholar Weekend with Rabbi Daniel Goldfarb! Israel at 70...the Jewish Perspective. Looking out & looking in. Programs....March 10th @ TBE 9:30 am service & Kiddush (no charge) March 11th @ Congregation Keneseth Israel 9:30 am service and after service a kosher brunch....brunch cost is $10 per person. Please call TBE to RSVP for either or both days.

Monday, March 12, 2018 @7 pm - Men's Club Poker...open to all so bring your friends and neighbors for a night of food, poker and friendship.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6:15 pm ...L Dor V'Dor Women's Seder. An intergenerational event to experience the Passover Seder through the eyes of women. Welcoming the insights of Adina Re'em, Rabbi Melody Davis, Deborah Strauss, Shari Spark and Debbie Zoller. Dinner price is $36 per person, advanced paid rservations required and must be received prior to February 28th. Limited Seating! Questions and to RSVP with payment please contact Chelsea Karp at chelseakarp@yahoo.com or call 914-572-2217.

March 25, 2018 @ 1 pm at TBE...Ben Gurion Epilogue. A lost interview is brought to life. $5 per person. Call office to sign up or can pay at door.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9 pm...TBE's ANNUAL COMEDY NIGHT! Join us for a hilarious night of fun. This year we have the runner -up of the 2016 America's Got Talent television show Mr. Tom Cotter. Pricing is as follows: $360 Sponsor (gets you 2 tickets plus doors will open at 8 pm for an elegant dessert gala), $180 Sponsor (gets you one ticket plus 8 pm entry into the dessert gala), and general admission for the 9 pm show only is $72 per person (regardless of age)! RSVP is needed by April 13th. Please call the office to reserve your seats! This is one of TBE's major fundraisers for the year!

 

 

 

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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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