Shabbat Kulanu

The next Shabbat Kulanu, TBE’s family-oriented service, featuring dancing, guitar playing by Rich Roston, a puppet show by Rabbi David, and a pizza dinner for all after the service, will be this Friday, December 19th, at 6:30 p.m.

Hanukkah is coming!

Hanukkah will be here soon! Temple Beth El members are invited to participate in three different Hanukkah celebrations:

8th Annual Community Hanukkah Celebration at City Center

The 8th Annual Community Hanukkah Celebration at City Center in Newport News will take place on Tuesday night, December 16, at 6pm. The veining will feature donuts, latkes, klezmer music by Bagels and Freylox, and more!

TBE Night at City Center

TBE members are invited to gather together at the City Center menorah on Wednesday night, December 17, at 6pm. We’ll light the menorah together, and then sing Hanukkah songs. Afterwards, all are invited to go out to dinner together at a City Center restaurant (to be determined that night by those present).

TBE Hanukkah Party

TBE’s Hanukkah Party will take place on Sunday, December 21, from 5 to 7pm. More details will be available soon; assistance organizing the party is urgently needed. If you’re able to help out, please contact Rabbi David as soon as possible.

Gift Shop

The TBE Gift Shop has new items available for Chanukah including several varieties of Chanukah candles and menorahs.  Please take a look at our display case in the foyer.

TBE Social Action

The Social Action Committee will be coordinating volunteers for the Community of Faith Homeless Shelter Program.  Volunteers are needed for December 24th and 25th.  Please contact Margaret in the office if you are interested in helping this year.

Chinese Food & A Movie Night at TBE

The Program Committee will sponsor Chinese Food and a Movie night on December 24th at 6:00 p.m. This year’s film selection is “The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobi.” Please contact Margaret in the office if you would like to attend; the cost, to pay for the Chinese food, is $5 per person, which will be collected that evening.

Autobiography Group

The next meeting of the TBE Autobiography Group will be on Sunday, January 4th at 3 p.m.  Joel Levine will be the speaker.

Manny Kramer will speak at the meeting in February.