Unless otherwise noted, Shabbat services start at 7:30pm every Friday night, and at 10:00am every Saturday morning.


Torah Study

Weekday Torah Study takes place every Thursday in our Social Hall from 10:30am to 12:30pm. That group started reading at the beginning of the Torah on Thursday, October 8, and picks up each week where they previously left off, continuing until they (eventually) finish reading the Torah.

Shabbat Services Summer Schedule 
Services will be held every Friday night at 7:30 p.m.throughout the summer. Saturday morning services will be held twice each month, starting at 10:00 a.m. on August 6th & 20th. Weekly Saturday morning services will resume on September 3.
Your yahrzeit notice may include a Saturday when we do not have services scheduled.  Please check the summer schedule when planning to attend services. If you have any questions, please call Margaret in the office at 757-220-1205.


Friday Night Oneg this Summer
Friday night Onegs will be potluck for the summer. Please bring a dessert to share and join us for services on Friday at 7:30 pm.

Come Meet Leah and Friends!


Come Meet Leah and Friends!
Leah Wittenberg, our 2016-2017 ISJL Education Fellow, will be in town on Wednesday, August 24th and she wants to meet you!  Pop in for popsicles and chat with Leah between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at TBE.  Leah will be joined by her ISJL colleagues, Ali and Rachel. Everyone is welcome!


TBE to Visit Jewish Richmond on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
TBE has arranged a unique tour of Jewish Richmond hosted by a professional tour guide.  Travel from TBE to Richmond and through Richmond in the comfort of a tour bus.  The tour will include over a half-dozen Jewish sights including a synagogue founded in 1789 by Spanish and Portuguese Jews, one of the oldest synagogues in the U.S., Jewish Museums and Jewish Cemeteries.  Price: $35.00 per person which covers bus and professional guide.  Bus space is limited!  To reserve your spot on the bus, call or email Al Ashley, Trip Coordinator (564-7902,almuash@cox.net) and deliver your checks to Margaret in TBE Office.  Remember bus space is limited!  Reservations must be made by and checks delivered by August 1, 2016.

Exploring Judaism High Holiday Preparation
TBE’s Exploring Judaism group discusses various topics of Jewish interest, and is open to any member of Temple Beth El. The group will start meeting every other week after the High Holidays; at our September session, we will discuss Rabbi David’s favorite book about preparing for the High Holidays: This Is Real And You Are Completely Unprepared, by Rabbi Alan Lew. That session will take place on Wednesday, September 14, from 2-4pm. All TBE members are welcome, and you don’t have to have read the book to attend (although it will be a better discussion if you’ve at least read some if it!).


Burstein B’nei Mitzvah
Philip and Nancy Burstein will be called to the Torah as Bar and Bat Mitzvah on Saturday September 17.  Please note the ***changes in times and venues*** for services, Oneg, and Kiddush Lunch.
FRIDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 16:  Very early Oneg!  5:30 PM in the Social Hall *preceding* the service.  Service starts promptly at 6 PM.
SATURDAY MORNING SEPTEMBER 17:  Services begin at 9:30 AM.  When services conclude, there will be a Kiddush of juice and challah in the Social Hall.  The Kiddush Lunch will be served at the Bursteins’ house, which is 4.6 miles from TBE.  All are welcome, but you need to ***RSVP by September 2*** so that you can be given a parking space.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SEPTEMBER 18:  For their Tzedakah Project, Philip and Nancy are raising money for the Sderot Indoor Recreation Center in Israel through a Benefit Concert of Israeli and other Jewish music, that will take place at the Williamsburg Regional Library at 3 PM on Sunday September 18.  They will be describing the Recreation Center and their project during their Autobiography Group presentation on Sunday August 7 at 3 PM.
Click here to check out their project: Jewish National Fund


Shabbat Kulanu
‘Shabbat For All Of Us’ – is TBE’s family-oriented service, featuring guitar playing by Rich Roston, and pizza dinner for all after the service. The nextShabbat Kulanu service starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd.