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Friday, June 22, 2018...Shabbat Under the Stars...Shabbat BBQ Dinner followed by Shira Chadasha Service at 7:30 pm. Dinner cost $18 per person or $45 for household.

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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018...CPR Training Class with a review of first aid training. Fee is $10 per person. Open to the whole community. RSVP to the Temple by Thursday, July 5, 2018.

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. Please note that there is a lot of walking involved in this trip. Call the Temple office for all the details! 

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 

 

 

 

 

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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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