Category Archives: Past Events

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, May 4,  10:30 AM

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

Post Passover Pizza Party

“The day after the festivals is known as Isru Chag.  The Chassidic masters teach that fasting is forbidden and festivities are in order.  Join us on Sunday, April 28th for a Post Passover Pizza Party from 4 PM till 6 PM, to celebrate our crossing of the sea together and learn what the Jewish mystics teach of this special time.” – Rabbi Abby Michaleski

We’re making some fun and exciting changes to our Passover celebration this year.  Sunday, April 28th is the day after Passover has ended.  After a long week of matzoh, matzoh and more matzoh, is there a better way to celebrate than with  P I Z Z A !

Anyone joining us on the 28th is asked to bring something fun to eat to share with your TBE family.  Food items suggested are:  drinks, salads, snacks, desserts, and yes –  D A I R Y  items are a must!  Pizza will be provided by TBE and her President, Stephen Schwartz.

 

We have some  F U N   S T U F F  planned as well – a 50/50 and raffle baskets included.

We hope you’ll join us for “a slightly different spin” to our Temple Beth El Passover celebration this year.

Note:  There is no charge for Friends or Members of TBE.  Donations are graciously accepted.  (Suggested non-member donation:  $10 per person.)

RSVPs are not necessary.  If you have any questions please email Steve .

Purim Celebration

PURIM IS COMING! And, it’s a Big Megillah, too!

Join us for the celebration!

Purim – our Jewish version of Mardi Gras – is fast upon us and you are cordially invited to join us, as we celebrate the 3 F’s – FUN, FOOD & FRIVOLITY!

We encourage everyone to wear an outrageous costume, as we relive the story of Purim – starring The King, Haman and, of course, two queens Esther and Vashti!

A champagne brunch will be served (for consenting adults), but frolickers of ALL ages are urged to attend, to immerse themselves into the story of Purim!

It’s no coincidence that our celebration of Purim, is being held on St. Paddy’s Day, either! So, even if you’re Irish – and urban legend has it that on St. Paddy’s Day EVERYONE is Irish (Faith and Begora 😉 – feel free to bring your lil’ urchins, or, leprechauns, along – to partake in all the fun!

ALSO! celebrity impersonator, Helene Masiko will be appearing as Joan Rivers at our Purim celebration! Helene is an amazing talent.  We’re thrilled to have her entertain us, once again!  

And, don’t forget to please bring some cash, pounds, euros, or, shekels, for a chance to win our 50/50 drawing – to be conducted that day!

Torah Studies

Torah Study led by Rabbi Abby Michaleski.

Every two weeks on Thursday Evenings:

Jan 31, 6:30    (CANCELLED)

Feb 14, 6:30

Feb 28, 6:30

Join us for a creative exploration of the deep teachings of our ancient and sacred text.

Open to all.  No previous  Hebrew studies required.  All text will be in English.

If you are coming, please RSVP to Rabbi

Tu B’Shvat Celebration

Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees at our annual

Tu B’Shvat Seder,  Sunday, January 20, 2 PM  POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, FEB 3, 2 PM

 

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Come and enjoy a festive celebration by candlelight, 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 and to RSVP email events@tbenj.org

 

Plant a tree!

Sukkah Under the Stars!

Enjoy Sukkot Under the Stars

Four days after Yom Kippur we begin the festival of Sukkot, the celebration of the harvest (think Thanksgiving ’cause that’s where we got it from)!

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

September 29th, 2018  6:00 PM

TBE Hammonton

set-up at 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm

Bring a non-dairy dish for pot luck dinner and your favorite wines or other beverage!!

          Enjoy dinner under the stars with our TBE community in our beautiful Sukkah!                                              Children of all ages are welcome!

Feel free to enjoy your meals in the Sukkah throughout the week.

 info@tbenj.org

Sukkot is coming!

Help Build and Decorate Our Community Sukkah!

Come join us this Sunday 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

We’ll start at 11:00 and order some lunch after we finished our Sukkah!.

September 23, 2018  — 11:00 AM

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

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

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, Sept 18:

5:00 PM   Pot luck non-dairy dinner before services.  (CANCELLED)

7:00 PM Kol Nidre Services

Wednesday, Sept 19:

10:00 AM – Yom Kippur Services