December 19th, 2014 7:30 PM
“Shabbat is like a special guest who comes to visit each Friday night and stays until nightfall on Saturday. This guest is so full of grace and light, so loved and so loving that to have her arrive is a pleasure, and to see her leave brings sadness. In the Talmud, the rabbis personified Shabbat as a beautiful bride, a partner for the Jewish people, who each week would be greeted with joy.”*
Please join us Friday, December 19th, for a joyous Shabbat service at Temple Beth El. Service is scheduled to begin promptly at 7:30 PM with a pot-luck oneg to follow immediately afterward.
As always, our oneg is a delicious and delightful end to services, and beginning of Shabbat!
In addition to celebrating Shabbat, this service falls on the 4th night of Chanukah. Bring your Chanukiah and candles, we would like to create a very bright light for all to see, and add a warm soft glow to our sanctuary!
Our service will be even more wonderful as we light the Chanukah and Shabbat Candles together and celebrate the festival of lights with family and friends.
Temple Beth El’s Chanukah Gift – each year we choose a very worthy cause and run a holiday collection for that cause. Our charity of choosing this year is the South Jersey Community Food Bank. We are collecting non-perishable food items. Please bring your contribution to any of our upcoming events, or if you would like to make a monetary contribution you can mail it to Temple Beth El, PO Box 103, Hammonton, NJ 08037 – make your check payable to Temple Beth El and send a note or mark your check – SJ Food Bank. We are happy to make a food purchase on your behalf. Thank you in advance for your anticipated contribution! Have a wonderful Chanukah.
**source: Judaism for Dummies, A Reference for the Rest of Us!