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Friday, April 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - Passover Day 7 Service

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Erev Shabbat Service & Siddur Ceremony

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 @ 7 pm - Sisterhood Book Club 1

Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - Services/Shabbat Birthday

Monday, May 13, 2019 @6:30 pm/7 pm - Mah Jongg Club & Men's Club Poker

Thursday, May 16, 2019 @ 7 pm - Sisterhood Book Club 2

Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 9 am -LAST DAY OF RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FOR THE YEAR!!!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 6 pm - Sisterhood Donor Dinner

Thursday, May 23, 2019 @7:30 pm - Jewish Heritage Night at Coca Cola Park

Friday, May 31st -Sunday, June 2, 2019 - TBE 90th Birthday Celebration Weekend. Friday, May 31st 90 and Fabulous! Honoring 90 Remarkable Years of Laughter, Joy & Love! Please be our guest for Shabbat Dinner and Service @ 5 pm. RSVP by May 17th to the TBE Office. Saturday, June 1, 2019 Service @ 9:30 am Shabbat Services with special guest speakers sharing their stories as they stroll down the TBE memory lane. Following services pelase join us for an elegantly embellished kiddush. Sunday, June 2, 2019 @ 6 pm TBE warmly invites you to celebrate our birthday with entertainment by the New York Dueling Pianos featuring a sumptuous hors d'oeuvres & dessert extravaganza. Participation in our fundraising ad journal (1/8 page ad or larger) is required to attend Sunday's event. RSVP by May 1st. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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