Category Archives: Past Events

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Join us to welcome Shabbat 

Stay with us for our Pot-Luck Oneg!

 

Our services are a unique blend of tradition and creativity in both Hebrew and English, using song, prayer, teaching and Torah to connect with Jewish practice in a meaningful and spiritual way.  We hope you, your family and friends, join our welcoming and open community as we gather to celebrate and embrace the joy of Shabbat.” – Rabbi Abby Michaleski

Tu B’Shvat Celebration

Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees at our annual

Tu B’Shvat Seder,  SUNDAY, FEB 9, 2-4 PM

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Come and enjoy a festive celebration, as we delight in an array of fruits, nuts, wine and fruit juices & chocolate to honor the trees, nature, and all the gifts we receive from our planet. 

Please join us for this magical experience of learning, live music & song, delicious food, and fun!!   Our Tu B’shvat celebration, in the Renewal spirit, is an inclusive and interfaith opportunity to affirm and appreciate Earth’s bounty, while making a commitment to its care and well-being.  

 

For further information, to RSVP, and to tell us what you’re bringing,  email eventco@tbenj.org

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Shabbat Morning Service

 

Join us for Shabbat Morning Service 

Our services are a unique blend of tradition and creativity in both Hebrew and English, using song, prayer, teaching and Torah to connect with Jewish practice in a meaningful and spiritual way. We hope you, your family and friends, join our welcoming and open community as we gather to celebrate and embrace the joy of Shabbat.” – Rabbi Abby Michaleski

Member brunch

Sunday, November 10,  11 am

New members and no-so-new members are invited to have brunch,  meet members you don’t know, and greet members you haven’t seen for awhile.  There will be bagels and cream cheese, coffee, and snacks.  Rabbi Abby and President Steve will be there to hear ideas and and suggestions you might have, and to discuss plans for upcoming months. 

Shabbat in the Sukkah

Friday, October 18,  6:00 PM

We celebrate all that we have harvested through our introspection and self -reflection, our new beginnings and our letting go. We build a fragile booth, a Sukkah, not unlike the Chuppah the bride and groom stand under as they begin a new life together. As we begin a new year together, the Sukkah reminds us of the fragility of life and that our protection, grounding and strength do not come from the walls around us, but rather from the love and support of friends, family and community and the abundant gifts from our Earth and the Divine Source of Blessings!   — Rabbi Abby

 

For questions or more information, please email Info

Sukkot is coming!

Help Build and Decorate Our Community Sukkah!

Sunday, October 13, 2019  — 1:00 to 3:00

Come join us this  and participate in the awesome Mitzvah of building a Sukkah, connecting us to our past, present and future! We have the frame already standing, all we need are the flimsy walls erected, a roof of natural vegetation (do you have any trees needing to be trimmed back?) that allows the sunshine and the stars to peak through and YOU!   — Rabbi Abby

 

 

Wear comfy clothes, bring vegetation to hang or to cover the shelter, grasses, branches, cornstalks, flora, step stools, work gloves.

We will have pizza in the sukkah (weather permitting)!

 

The Roof Covering: The sukkah needs to be covered with sechach—raw, unfinished vegetable matter. Common sukkah roof-coverings are: bamboo poles, evergreen branches, reeds, corn stalks, narrow strips (1×1 or 1×2) of unfinished lumber, or special sechach mats.

For more information, please email Info

Yom Kippur/Yizkor

Wednesday, October 9, 2019   9 AM – 12 PM Yizkor 11 AM

Join us for a beautiful Yom Kippur service of reflection and renewal. Experience a spiritualistic interpretation of holiday traditions. If you love Jewish culture or if you are just beginning to experience it, you will find our services rich with song, meaning, beauty and joy.

All are welcome, please invite your family and friends to join us as we celebrate together!  Tickets are NOT required.

Donations are accepted and very much appreciated.  

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the needy.

While RSVPs are helpful they are not required.

For questions, concerns, or more information, please email Info



“The entire world is God’s message of love to us.
Yom Kippur is the time when we are most open to receive this message.”

-Rabbi Noah Weinberg

Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre Service

Tuesday, October 8, 2019   7:00 PM

Join us for a beautiful Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service of reflection and renewal. Experience a spiritualistic interpretation of holiday traditions. If you love Jewish culture or if you are just beginning to experience it, you will find our services rich with song, meaning, beauty and joy.

All are welcome, please invite your family and friends to join us as we celebrate together!  Tickets are NOT required.

Donations are accepted and very much appreciated.  

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the needy.

While RSVPs are helpful they are not required.

For questions, concerns, or more information, please email Info

Dinner: Pot-Luck Before the Fast

Tuesday, October 8, 2019  5:30 PM  (Set up at 4:45)

Join us at Temple Beth El starting at 5:30 PM through 7:00 PM,

as we share dinner together before Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre service and the start of our Fast.

Our Pot-Luck dinner is non-dairy (meat)

Bring your family and friends AND a dish to share with your Temple Beth El family.

Please RSVP to Event Coordinator