The Jewish calendar is filled with holidays and festivals that commemorate important milestones in our history as well as nature's cycle in the Holy Land. Our observance of these ranges from the solemn (Yom Kippur) to the joyous (Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu B'Shevat, Passover and Shavuot) to the downright silly (Purim). We also commemorate more recent events in our people's history, such as Yom HaShoah. For each of these annual occasions, we have strived to create a service appropriate to the occasion.
Friday, December 12, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join our Clergy and the Yaldeinu community for Shabbat and Chanukah blessings, candle lighting, songs and a story. A festive Chanukah meal for children will be served following the Yaldeinu Chanukah celebration. RSVP required,firstname.lastname@example.org for number of children attending. As part of our Chanukah celebration we are asking attendees to consider bringing new hat and mittens for children that will be donated to children in the area. Learn more about Yaldeinu programs.
Sunday, December 14, 1:30 pm
Chanukah Carnival -Celebrate Chanukah with Temple Beth Elohim at our annual Chanukah Carnival. Games, moon bounce, exciting raffle prizes, food and lots of fun! All proceeds support TBE’s Youth Engagement Fund, helping our youth attend Jewish summer camp and leadership development programs. View flyer.
December 19 - Join us for our annual Community Shabbat Chanukah service, dinner concert and celebration.
Service: 6:00 pm
Dinnner: 7:00 pm - Click here to join us for Chanukah Shabbat Dinner!
The LeeVees Concert: 8:00 pm
Once again this year JF&CS Family Table is providing each of our recipient families with Gelt and Potato Pancake Mix (Kosher for Passover), along with other traditional holiday items. We are collecting donations of these items through December 14. Please consider bringing a donation when you next visit the temple. Thank you for your continued support and generosity as we help families in need celebrate the Festival of Lights.
Community Candle Lighting
We will come together and light our Chanukah candles together. We hope you can join us:
Tuesday, December 16 - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 17 - 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 18 - 7:15 pm
Friday, December 19 - during Shabbat Services
Sunday, December 21 - during our Interfaith Cookie Decorating Program
Monday, December 22 - during Minyan
Click here to view Chanukah Resources (history, blessings, recipes, and more!)
- A congregational seder designed around fruits and nuts.
- Join us for a festive holiday celebration that includes shpeils, costume parades, tikkun olam, a carnival and more! Check out our Facebook page to view pictures of our previous Purim events!
Check out pictures from Passover Pathways at TBE, Sunday, April 6, 2014
Service, communal dinner, traditional study (Tikkun Leil Shavuot)
Join us as we observe the holiday of Tisha b'Av – a day of mourning for all the calamities that have befallen the Jewish people. Join our clergy in song and prayer as we read from the book of Eicha (Lamentations).
- Celebrate the New Year and usher in the High Holy Days with the TBE Community.
- Join us in prayer during the evening service on the Day of Atonement.
- The most solemn religious holy day of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashanah.
-Service in our own Sukkah.