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Wednesday, August 15, 2018....TBE Men's Club & KI Brotherhood present...Take Me Out to the Ball Game Extravaganza!. Enjoy an evening of baseball with the Iron Pigs! Start off with a kosher tailgate party from 5 pm to 6:30 pm (Includes burgers, hotdogs, veggie option and soft drinks..free will donation towards the cost of food is appreciated) Gates open at 7:05 pm for game! One lucky member of our group will get a chance to throw out the first pitch so enter the First Ptich Raffle. A book of 6 tickets is $5.00. Sign up for a chance to participate in on field activities. Games/contests for people of all ages. Tickets for game $15 per person. RSVP by July 15th to Roy Benasaraf at royben@ptd.net 

Friday, August 24, 2018. Join us for Shabbat BBQ Dinner and Service. Dinner is at 6 pm and service commences right afterwards. Come welcome new members and have fun with friends. RSVP to the office by August 10, 2018. Price is $45 per household or $18 per person. For information please contact, Alyssa Pure, Jewish Family Educator at alyssa@bethelallentown.org.

First Annual Selichot Service with Brith Sholom & Temple Beth El. Saturday, September 1, 2018 @ Temple Beth El. Guest Speaker will be Temple Beth El member, Dustin Nash, Professor in Religion Studies @ Muhlenberg College. Dustin will lead a lecture on the topic of Sin and Forgiveness in the Tanakh. Lecture starts @ 9 p.m.

Sisterhood Holiday Wine Sale. Orders are due by August 23, 2018. Pick up for your wine is on Friday, September 7, 2018 between 11 am and 1 pm here at the temple.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm TBE Cemetery Service and Genizah Ceremony. Traditional cemetery service will be held at the TBE cemetary at Beth El Memorial Park at 12:30 pm. Parking will be available on the street. For those who forget their kipot, some will be availabe in the box near the entrance. Members are reminded that NO flowers are to be placed on graves. Members of TBE will participate in a Genizah cermony at the cemetary. Acccording to Jewish law, all pieces of paper or any substance on which the name G-d is written, are forbidden to be destroyed. If a prayer book or bible becomes unusable due to age or disrepair, then it is to be stored away (ganuz) or buried.

TBE Religious School Family Breakfast and First Class. Religious School "Welcome Back". Sunday, September 16, 2018. Register today. If you need help registering, please call Alicia in the school office. 610-435-3521.

Celebration honoring Cantor Wartell 30 years at the Temple. Havdalah, Tribute, and Reception. Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 7:45 pm. RSVP to the TBE office. 

 

 

 

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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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