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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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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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