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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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Shabbat Services

Shabbat morning services in our sanctuary are participatory, warm, inspiring and egalitarian. Our Shabbat morning service begins at 9:00 a.m. and typically ends between 11:30-12:00. The Torah service begins at 10:00 a.m. We join together in a warm and inviting community kiddush lunch every week following services. Visitors are always warmly welcomed!

Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday Children and Family services

The Service
The Shabbat service is divided into three sections. The first section, the Preliminary Service, includes portions of the Book of Psalms. The second section, the Shacharit, includes the Torah Service. The last section, the Musaf, has additional prayers recalling services held in the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem. The Mourner’s Kaddish (memorial prayer) is recited in memory of those who have died. At the conclusion of the service, we recite Kiddush (the blessing over the wine) and Hamotzi (the blessing over the bread) before partaking of a festive meal called Kiddush.       

At the beginning of the Torah service, the Torah is removed from the Aron Kodesh (Holy Ark). It is carried in procession around the Sanctuary for all to see and touch. During the Torah service, Jewish adults receive Aliyot (honor of being “called to the Bimah” to recite Torah blessings). Reading from the Torah requires great skill and preparation. Other honors throughout the service include opening or closing the Aron Kodesh and carrying, lifting, or dressing the Torah. At the conclusion of the service, the Torah is carried in procession around the Sanctuary and returned to the Ark.

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