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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 9 pm...TBE's ANNUAL COMEDY NIGHT! Join us for a hilarious night of fun. This year we have the runner -up of the 2016 America's Got Talent television show Mr. Tom Cotter. Pricing is as follows: $360 Sponsor (gets you 2 tickets plus doors will open at 8 pm for an elegant dessert gala), $180 Sponsor (gets you one ticket plus 8 pm entry into the dessert gala), and general admission for the 9 pm show only is $72 per person (regardless of age)! RSVP is needed by April 13th. Please call the office to reserve your seats! This is one of TBE's major fundraisers for the year!

Thursday, May 31, 2018..Dinner & Longwood Gardens! Bus leaves from TBE parking lot at 3 pm and should return to Temple around 11:30 pm. Stay tune for more info!

Sunday, June 24, 2018...Bus Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Bus leaves TBE parking lot at 8:45 am. Once at the museum we will break off into smaller groups for a led tour from 10:30 am until 12 noon. After the tour, we will have lunch and explore the museum or Independence Mall at your leisure. The bus will leave from Philadelphia back to Allentown at 2:15 pm. You may bring along a snack for the bus ride but NO food may be taken into the museum! The price per person for this trip is $44  and $38 for children UNDER the age of 13 which includes the bus ride & admission to the museum and tour. RSVP for trip by June 8, 2018. Please note that this trip is limited to 55 people as that is how many people the bus can hold! Please call the TBE office to reserve your seats.

Thursday, August 2, 2018....Tour of the Statue of Liberty and Museum of Jewish Heritage. Bus leaves the TBE parking lot at 7 am and will be leaving NYC at 7 pm. Stay tune for more info! 

 

 

 

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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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