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



15th Annual Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival Winter Series
presented by
Temple Beth El of Williamsburg

Showing February 8, 9, & 10

Belle and Sebastian
The story takes place in 1943, in WW11-occupied France near the Swiss border, where a secret crossing for Jews is being planned. In this peaceful countryside, Sebastian is a resourceful six- year-old boy who saves, tames and forges an affecting relationship with an enormous, yet gentle, sheepdog he names Belle.

At the same time, the Germans have arrived in the peaceful village looking for resistance members who are helping Jewish refugees escape into Switzerland. Through danger and adventure, while attempting to thwart Nazi attempts to capture French Resistance fighters, Belle and Sebastian forge an indestructible friendship.

February 8, 9, & 10
Show times 4:30 p.m and 7:15 p.m.
Kimball Theatre on Merchants Square

Tickets may be purchased through Colonial Williamsburg at 757-229-1000 or 1-800-HISTORY, or at the Kimball Theatre box office.

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 will pick up each week where they previously left off until they finish reading the Torah.

Rabbi David on WHRV

Rabbi David participated in “Let Freedom Ring”, a special simulcast edition of the local radio program “Another View,” on Tuesday, January 19. Along with other local clergypeople, Rabbi David discussed the role of religion in freedom movements throughout U.S. history. WHRO-TV will air Another View: Let Freedom Ring on Sunday, February 21st at 3pm, with a repeat on WHRO-World on Tuesday, February 23rd at 8pm.

Here is the link to the audio of the broadcast:  http://www.anotherviewradio.org/general/164-another-view-special-edition-let-freedom-ring


Celebrate Purim By Co-Sponsoring Shalach Manot!

Traditionally, one aspect of observing Purim is sending small gifts of food and drink to other members of the community — Shalach Manot means “the sending of portions”.

This year, we are initiating a new TBE tradition of sending such gifts to each other.

Rabbi David and the TBE Board of Directors are sponsoring Purim gift bags for each household in TBE, which will be delivered shortly before Purim. We are seeking your donations to co-sponsor these gifts! If you co-sponsor the gift to a TBE household, your name will be added to the card that is delivered with the gift.

Co-sponsorship donations are $3 per household — but it’s only $36 to co-sponsor 25 gifts, and co-sponsoring the entire TBE membership is only $100! Please use the attached form (which has more details), to order your co-sponsorships and calculate your donation!

To print out the form, visit the link below, or click the link at the top right of this page:

Purim Shalach Manot Form