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Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:30 am Services and Birthday Shabbat for November. 10 am Bim Bom Buddies and Youth Services, 10:15 am GPS (Guided Prayer Service)

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @9 am Religious School Open House, Sisterhood Giftique for all your Chanukah shopping and 12:15 pm Mensch of the Month Lunch

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 @ 7pm Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Cathedral of St. Catherine of Siena, 1825 West Turner St., Allentown, Pa 18104

Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2018 TBE office closed

Sunday, December 2, 2018 @ 9 am Legos Menorah! Building Blocks Worshop is coming to TBE to help us build a giant menorah out of Legos. Afterwards, a congregational Chanukah party....syganiyot, driedle, songs and raffle. Fun for the whole family.

Monday, December 2, 2018 @6:30 pm Sisterhood Mah Jongg Club at TBE. Come play Mah Jongg and make new friends! Contact Ilene Rubel in the TBE office at ilene@betheleallentown.org for more info.

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 6:45 pm Congregational Chanukah Diner

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @10:30 am Mitzvah Day

Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 7 pm Men's Club Poker at TBE contact Roy Benasaraf at royben@ptd.net for more info. All are welcome!

Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am Service/December Birthday Shabbat, 10 am Bim Bom Buddies, 10 am Youth Services and 10:15 am GPS (Guided Prayer Service)

Saturday, December 22, 2018 @ 10:15 am Dor L Dor

Monday, December 24, 2018  @ 6 pm Congregational Chinese Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 6 p.m.
Saturdays at 9:30 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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