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Shabbat

REGULAR SHABBAT EXPERIENCES

 

Erev Shabbat Service

Friday Nights at 7:30pm
TBE Sanctuary

Our primary time for community gathering for all ages! Reconnect with your TBE community and deepen your spiritual connection through a time of worship, prayer, sermon & reflection. All are welcome! 

Shabbat Morning Worship & Torah Study

Saturday Mornings at 10am
TBE APR (All Purpose Room)

After an informal Shabbat morning service, with soulful music and the not-infrequent digression on a topic of inquiry, we then read and discuss a small section of the weekly Torah portion. The study is interactive and lively. All are encouraged to come on the journey, sharing their ideas and interpretations. (Saturday mornings throughout the year when we are not celebrating a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.)

Weekly Shabbat services are led from our movement's prayerbook, Mishkan T'filah: A Reform Siddur.

 

UNIQUE SHABBAT EXPERIENCES

Friday Night Live! Erev Shabbat - Once a month, join us for a unique Shabbat experience featuring the jammin' jews who are "bringin' the energy, deliverin' the prayer!" every month. CLICK HERE to follow them on Facebook!

Kabbalat Shabbat - Welcoming Shabbat - Usually the first Friday of each month, we will have a unique experience filled with music and spirit before Shabbat Dinner with your friends or family. Let go of the week and grab hold of Shabbat! This brief inter-generational musical Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming Shabbat) service is a great way to transition from the "busy-ness" of the work week to your celebration of Shabbat. Join us for a welcome at 5:30pm (pre-neg) and we will be on our way home by 6:15pm! (No regular Erev Shabbat service will follow.)

 

ALTERNATIVE SHABBAT EXPERIENCE

Shabbat on the Block - Once every few months, you are invited to an alternative Shabbat experience. While there will be an regular Erev Shabbat service happening at Temple Beth-El, our Shabbat on the Block experiences are an informal, family-style Shabbat at the home of one of our members. All guests are asked to bring a dish to share and an RSVP is necessary. These dates will be provided in our weekly eScroll, on social media and in our monthly mailed Scroll! For more inforamation on Shabbats on the Block, contact Stefani Margolis HERE

 

To learn more about Shabbat, click here!

life cycles

CLICK HERE FOR LIFE CYCLE INFORMATION

 

Every day is a celebration of creation. Every hour holds beginning and endings, passages and milestones, comings and goings, recoveries and illnesses, births and deaths. Judaism recognizes the significant and ordinary events of every day, week, month, year and lifetime with prayer, ritual, study and with community. The rituals that we use to mark the passage of time help us transform experiences of the everyday to moments of transcendent holiness. We wish to celebrate with you in the joyous times, and stand with you through said and painful events of life. 

Rabbi Torop is always available to help guide our members throughout the life cycle, officiating at appropriate ceremonies and offering pastoral counseling upon request.

Festivals



The festivals are times of joy and celebration for our entire community at Temple Beth-El. Whether we are lighting the menorah at Chanukah, asking the four questions at Pesach, or responding to the call of the Shofar at Rosh Hashanah, we embrace the full cycle of the Jewish calendar with meaningful rituals and engaging opportunities to gather with your Temple family. 

UPCOMING HOLIDAYS

  • Friday, August 30, 2019 - Elul Shabbat; The month before the High Holy Days is the time we use to prepare ourselves for the Days of Awe. Join us during this month as our services become deeply soulful, exploring the "Sanctuary of the Heart--Mishkan HaLev." Mishkan HaLev was created to use for Erev Shabbat during the month of Elul as well as S'lichot (this year on 9/21/19). Like Mishkan HaNefesh (our HHD prayerbook), Mishkan HaLev is full of beautiful readings, poetry, meditations, commentary, and translations to ready the heart and the mind to enter the High Holy Days. 

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 - Erev Rosh Hashanah; 7:30pm in the TBE Sanctuary

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 - Rosh Hashanah Day 1; 10:00am in the TBE Sanctuary

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Rosh Hashanah Day 2; 10:00am in the TBE Sanctuary

  • Tuesday (week later), October 8, 2019 - Kol Nidre; 7:30pm in the TBE Sanctuary

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - Yom Kippur; All day in the TBE Sanctuary

 

To learn more about the Jewish Holidays please click here!

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