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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - TBE Annual Congregational Meeting

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 9:15 pm Tikkum Leil Shavout, 9:30 am Service & /B/M of Sarah Dacey & 10 pm Ma'ariv

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 9:30 am Shavuot Day 1 Service

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 9:30 am Shavuot Day 2 Service and Yizkor

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:30 am - Service & B/M of Jack Edelman

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 6 pm Shabbat Dinner & 7:30 pm Outdoor Service...Join us as we welcome Shabbat together with a yummy Shabbat dinner followed by songs and crafts for the kids and then a Shabbat service under the stars.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 9:30 am - July Birthday Shabbat & Service

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - Bus Trip to NYC to see Second Story Man at the Hudson Guild Theater. Bus leaves TBE parking lot at 1:45 pm. First stop is Ben's Deli @ 4 pm (pay your own meal) The show begins at 6:15 pm. Only 30 tickets available. RSVP to TBE Office by Wednesday, July 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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