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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We encourage families to attend Shabbat services every week and children are always welcome in the main service. We also offer special services (KinderShul and Jr Congregation) just for our children where they can celebrate Shabbat with age appropriate activities while parents are davening in the Sanctuary. Additionally, we offer Dor L’Dor Services geared to children together with their parents, grandparents, etc. Please check calendar for these service dates.
All Youth Services begin at 10:00 am
All Youth Service participants will meet parents at 11:30 am in the Sanctuary for the conclusion of the services.
Temple Beth El members and nonmembers are welcome!
No registration necessary
KinderShul (Pre-K to 2nd Grade) We meet in Room 3 and then go to the Sanctuary for the end of services. Our leader, Morah Gloria Lowy, provides Shabbat and age appropriate activities, including prayers, songs, stories, drama, games and more. We use the beautiful new prayerbook “Siddur Mah Tov”, which allows meaning and spirituality to readers and non-readers alike
Service Leader: Gloria Lowy
Junior Congregation (3rd-6th Grade) We meet in Room 4 for Torah study and other activities. Then we continue with a spirited camp-like Shabbat full of ruach and song, this positive and energetic Shabbat setting encourages participation with intention and attention to what we are doing – building a prayer community. We will join our families in the Sanctuary for the end of services.
Service Leader: TBA
Dor L’Dor Services are intergenerational Shabbat morning services with activities geared to families with children of all ages, where adults participate with their children to engage in Shabbat learning and praying. Parents and/or grandparents with their children gather for services and age appropriate activities will be offered focusing on different themes. A mini-kiddush will be held at the end of programming, and families will then proceed to the main sanctuary for the end of services together with the entire congregation.
Service Leader: Shari Spark
Family Havdalah This program celebrates the end of Shabbat with this family oriented service led by Rabbi Re’em.
Shabbat Shalom Club
The Shabbat Shalom Club is an incentive program offered to our Temple Beth El children, three year olds through 6th Grade. The children do not need to be enrolled in our religious school.
Stars with each child’s name will be up on the school wing bulletin board. Simply find the Cantor at the end of services and he will give your child the sticker to place on the star. Children earn prizes for attending Shabbat services and those who attend six Shabbat services per session will be honored for their dedicated attendance.
The first session begins after Simchat Torah and children may attend Friday or Saturday Shabbat services, Family Havdalahs, or Dor L’Dor. We ask that five of the six Shabbat services be attended at Temple Beth El.