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!
Thursday, May 31, 2018..Dinner & Longwood Gardens! Bus leaves from TBE parking lot at 3 pm and should return to Temple around 11:30 pm. Stay tune for more info!
Sunday, June 24, 2018...Bus Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Bus leaves TBE parking lot at 8:45 am. Once at the museum we will break off into smaller groups for a led tour from 10:30 am until 12 noon. After the tour, we will have lunch and explore the museum or Independence Mall at your leisure. The bus will leave from Philadelphia back to Allentown at 2:15 pm. You may bring along a snack for the bus ride but NO food may be taken into the museum! The price per person for this trip is $44 and $38 for children UNDER the age of 13 which includes the bus ride & admission to the museum and tour. RSVP for trip by June 8, 2018. Please note that this trip is limited to 55 people as that is how many people the bus can hold! Please call the TBE office to reserve your seats.
Thursday, August 2, 2018....Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Museum of Jewish Heritage. Bus leaves the TBE parking lot at 7 am and will be leaving NYC at 7 pm. Stay tune for more info!
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.