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Shavuot Services Schedule for 2017...Tuesday, May 30th Erev Shavuot (Tikkun Leil Shavout) 8:15 pm...Ma"ariv 9 pm, Wednesday, May 31st Day 1 of Shavout Service at 9 am also confirmation and Thursday, June 1st 9 am service Yizkor!

Sunday, June 4, 2017 @ 11 am - Israeli Book Brunch....Book to be discussed "The Hilltop" by Assaf Gavron...view a presentation, learn discuss and eat. You will be glad you did! Please RSVP to Adina Re'em at adinarem@gmail.com

Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - Men's Club Brunch...A Refugee's Journey. Hear the story of Abbas Khalaf, a Sunni Muslim in Baghadad who was beaten and threatened with death. Hear his story of suvival and enduring hope as he sets out for freedom for himself and his family. A donation will be accepted at the door to defray the cost of the meal. To allow for planning, contact Henry Luftman at 484-634-0527 to RSVP.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 @ 7:30 am - Congregational Meeting here at the Temple!

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 6 pm - BBQ Dinner (chicken, coleslaw, etc.) and then at 7:30 pm Shira Chadasha outdoor service under the stars.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - Jazz on the Patio with muscian Frank DiBussolo who has worked with several artists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross and many more! Admission is $10 and includes wine/beer/appetizers and desserts! Please call the TBE office at 610-435-3521 to RSVP to this event!

Tuesday, August 8th @ 7:05 pm - Men's Club Iron Pigs Event @ Coca Cola Park! Kosher Tailgate Party @ 5 :00 pm to 6:30 pm which includes burgers, hot dogs, sausages, veggie options, soft drinks, etc. Cost of tailgate is NOT included and it is a free will donation! Tickets for game are $15.00 per person. RSVP by JULY 15th! Please email your reservation to Roy Benasaraf at royben@ptd.net

 

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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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