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SHABBAT SERVICES

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

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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, 2015, and picks up each week where they previously left off, continuing until they (eventually) finish reading the Torah.

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 next Shabbat Kulanu service starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24th.
 New Adult Bnai Mitzvah and Judaism 101 Groups forming

Two new adult education groups led by Rabbi David will be forming in early 2017.
Judaism 101 is appropriate for anyone converting to Judaism, and for those who would like to learn (or re-learn) about the basics of Jewish life and practice.
The Adult Bnai Mitzvah group is appropriate for anyone who would like to learn to read Torah, lead services, and eventually have an adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Please Email Rabbi David directly if you are interested in participating in either group; scheduling will take place once there’s a roster of participants.

 

18th Annual Milton & Shirley Salasky Presentation in Judaic Studies
The 18th Annual Milton & Shirley Salasky Presentation in Judaic Studies is scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2017 featuring Dr. Daniel Schwartz from George Washington University.

 

Purim is coming soon!  Co-sponsor Shalach Manot!
Purim is coming soon!  Co-sponsor Shalach Manot!

Shalach Manot (also Mishaloach Manot in Hebrew) means the “sending of portions.”  It is derived from the Book of Esther, in which we are told to observe Purim, “as days of feasting and gladness, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts to the poor” (9:22). This year we are proud to continue the  Temple Beth El tradition of “sending portions” to each other in the form of bags of delicious treats.

Information and forms for sponsoring Shalach Manot for fellow TBE members were mailed out last week.  Forms are also available in the TBE office.  Pricing will be the same as last year.

 

Purim is Coming!

 

New Prayerbook Hebrew Class at TBE
Do you recite and sing the prayers at services without knowing the meanings of the words?  This class taught by Nancy Burstein will lead you from being able to pronounce written Hebrew, through learning basic vocabulary and grammar, to an understanding of the prayers in Kol Haneshamah.  The course, which will meet for an hour each week on a day and at a time TBD, will use “Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way” as a text.  THERE WILL BE HOMEWORK.  Call or e-mail Nancy if you are interested.

 

 Conversational Hebrew classes 2016-17
Six years ago, in our TBE congregation we have embarked on conversational, modern Hebrew classes. From the alef-bet basics participants in these study groups have advanced to reading short stories from a contemporary Israeli writer and other columns of interest.
Learning modern Hebrew is the simplest way into learning how to read and comprehend our Bible and prayer books.
Hebrew is unique in that after 2000 years with no one speaking it as a mother tongue, it was and continues to become resurrected into a full dynamic language.Our classes meet, on a regular schedule, twice a month. What drives the learning process are home study assignments which each participant in the class commits to do and email it to Betty for review and possible recommendations.
A Hebrew letters alphabet is easily accessible on all computers.In Nov. 2016, we start a new beginners class.
For additional information, please, contact Betty Ronnen at bettybet@cox.net