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.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Havayah Community Regional Event—7:00-11:00 pm: Shpiel, Dinner, Tikkun Olam, Dance & DJ
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Sunday, March 16, 2014
Communal Celebration—8:45 am and 12:15 pm: Megillah, Shpiel, Costume Parade & Choirs. View flyer
BM3T Purim Carnival—1:15 pm
All TBE visitors joining us for our weekend Purim events
are encouraged to come in costume!
TBE is proud to be participating in Yad Chessed’s Purim Collection.
Passover Pathways with TBE Clergy, Educators and Congregants
Sunday, April 6, 8:45 am-1:15 pmJoin us for a day of Passover learning. Adults, children and teens will engage in study, cooking and singing in preparation for Passover.
For parents coming with their Limud students at 8:45 am, there will opportunities for learning , including how to organize a Seder that involves young children. At 10:15 am we will all gather in the Sanctuary with Cantor Sufrin for a celebration of Passover music. Before and after we sing, there will be dynamic workshops on such topics as Sephardic food and Seder rituals, text study with Rabbi Sherman and Alison Kur, and a session by Rabbi Josh Franklin on enlivening your Haggadah and your Seder with technology. Workshops will be led by our clergy, educators and congregants and will explore Passover: how to lead a Seder with young children, Sephardic foods and rituals, technology and the Haggadah and much more. Rabbi Sisenwine will co-lead a discussion with a Christian religious leader on the connection between Passover and Easter. Click here to download the Passover Pathways Brochure.
Passover Morning Service
Tuesday, April 15, 9:00 am
Second Seder at TBE
Annual TBE Community Passover Seder
Tuesday, April 15, 5:30 pm
- It’s tradition! Passover is a time of renewal and rejoicing with family and friends. What better place to celebrate the second night than our Makom? Our TBE seders have been an overwhelming success with close to 200 people in attendance each year. It has now become our community tradition, another way that strengthens our sense of belonging to Temple Beth Elohim. Join the TBE community in celebration and song as we gather and deepen the connections we have in our kehilah kedoshah (holy community) at Temple Beth Elohim. Click here to reserve your spot
JF&CS Family Table: Helping families in need celebrate Passover
More than 400 families in Greater Boston and on the North Shore rely on JF&CS Family Table to provide them with kosher food and personal items every month. Our community is a key part of this effort. As you prepare for your Passover celebration, please consider a donation to JF&CS Family Table - a wonderful way to observe and celebrate Passover and the beloved tradition of tzedakah. Click here
to make an online donation. Your entire donation is tax deductible.
Service, communal dinner, traditional study (Tikkun Leil Shavuot)
Rosh Hashanah - Celebrate the New Year and usher in the High Holy Days with the TBE Community.
Kol Nidre - Join us in prayer during the evening service on the Day of Atonement.
Yom Kippur - The most solemn religious holy day of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashanah.
Sukkot - Service in our own Sukkah.
Simchat Torah - Joyous procession with our Torahs and Israeli dancing.
Chanukah - Join us for our annual Community Shabbat Chanukah service, celebration and dinner.
Tu B’Shevat - A congregational seder designed around fruits and nuts.