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First Aid/CPR course.....where: Temple Beth El...Date: September 5th....Time: 10 am Price: $10 per person. Call the office to reserve your spot.

Religious School Welcome Back Family Breakfast & First Class, Sunday, September 10th @ 9 am.

First evening Midrasha opening family dinner, Monday, Sept. 11th @ 6:30 pm

Shalshelet opening session, Monday, Oct. 2nd @ 6:30 pm followed by a Q & A for parents @ 7 pm

Genizah Ceremony & Service, Sunday, September 24th @ 11 amTemple Beth El Cemetery, Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall, PA.

Temple Beth El Third Kol Nidre Dinner, Friday, Sept. 29th, 5:15 pm Seudah Hamafseqet Dinner & 6:30 pm Kol Nidre Services (Dinner is limited to 150 people) RSVP by September 18th!

Yom Kippur Afternoon Private Prayer Opportunity, Saturday, September 30th @ 2 pm. 

High Holiday Healing Service on Yom Kippur afternoon, September 30th @ 3:30 pm in the Hammel Family Chapel. Please contact the Cantor or Rabbi for more information.

Soup-er Sukkot Shabbat! Friday, Oct. 6th 5:30 pm family service, 6 pm Shabbat dinner with delicious soup. RSVP by Sept. 2th

Sukkah Hop & Family Dairy Potluck, Sunday, Oct. 8th 2 pm to 5 pm. Travel to different Sukkot by bus for fun activities & treats. Return to Beth El for a dairy potluck supper!

Celebrate Simchat Torah! Erev Simchat Torah, Thursday, October 12th! 5:30 pm free spaghetti supper. 6:30 pm the celebration begins...Live Klezmer music, family friendly service..shorter program, earlier time...fun for all ages. Dancing, interative Torah rewind!

Simchat Torah Continues, Friday, October 13th @ 8:30 am...Hakafot...dancing with Torahs, an Allyah for everyone and honoring our Kallah Torah, Hatan and Kallah B'resshit plus a delicious kiddush lunch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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