Here you'll find descriptions of previous events held at Temple Beth Shalom, such as Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah as well as our annual Hanukkah Party.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!


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!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING — A SEASON OF GRATITUDE AND BLESSING !!

CELEBRATE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE ACKNOWLEDGING OUR BLESSINGS

 • Join us at Temple Beth Shalom • 

All are welcome to join together for a service of thanks for all of our blessings and come together in healing. Brigantine clergy and lay representatives from the Community Presbyterian Church of Brigantine, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, and our own Temple Beth Shalom, will lead the Interfaith congregation in prayer and songs of praise. An offering will be made to the True Spirit Coalition. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, please consider making a cash donation. Non-perishable food items such as pasta or canned goods will also be collected for the community food bank. Light refreshments will be provided after the service. 

For more information and reservations, please contact the synagogue office or call us at 609/266-0403.

Tuesday • November 22, 2016 • 7:30pm 

!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING — A SEASON OF JOY TO ALL !!


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!! WELCOME NJ ASSEMBLYMAN CHRIS BROWN BACK FROM ISRAEL !!

Please join us on Friday evening, May 13th, as our guest speaker during Shabbat services (beginning at 8:00pm), NJ Assemblyman Chris Brown, will speak about his important recent mission to Israel. 



A decorated US Army veteran, Assemblyman Brown has represented New Jersey's Second Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly since January 2012. 

This event is graciously cosponsored by the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.  An extended Oneg (refreshments) to follow. 

For more information, please contact 
the Temple Beth Shalom Office via email or by phoning us at 609/266-0403.  

Friday, May 13, 2016 • Services begin 8:00pm  


!! Yom Ha'Atzmaut Sameach — Happy Israeli Independence Day !!

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!! CELEBRATE PURIM WITH FRIENDS, FOOD, AND FUN !!

Please join us on Friday evening, March 25th at 8:00pm to raise our spirits (and a glass or two!) and our voices as we welcome Shabbat together and celebrate Purim with guests from Stockton University's Hillel! 

!! BRING A SILLY HAT — WIN A SILLY PRIZE !!

And that's not all folks — bring your KOSHER Hamentaschen to share during our festive Oneg after services. Please see our Kashrut Policy for information on preparing your prize-winning, three-cornered delectables!

For more information, please contact 
the Temple Beth Shalom Office via email or by phoning us at 609/266-0403.  

Friday, March 25, 2016 • 8:00 p.m. 


!! Shabbat Shalom and Hag Purim Sameach — May you have a peaceful Shabbat and a joyous Purim !!

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!! CELEBRATE SHABBAT WITH JEWS ACROSS AMERICA/CANADA !!

Please join us on Friday evening, March 4th at 6:30pm to nourish our spirits and our bodies as we welcome Shabbat together with Temple Beth Shalom's Shabbat Dinner in honor of Shabbat Across America/Canada! 

A reservation must be made by Monday, February 29, for this wonderful evening, with a delicious kosher catered dinner available for only $25 per person.

Please RSVP to the Temple Beth Shalom Office via email or by phoning us at 609/266-0403.  Reservations for the dinner are requiredwith services open to all to follow at 8pm

Friday, March 4, 2016 • 6:30 p.m. 

Kosher Dinner will be served  RSVP required by 2/29/16 (Call: 609/266-0403)


!! Shabbat Shalom — May you have a joyous Shabbat !!

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*** Shabbat Services CANCELLED — Friday, November 27, 2015 (the day after Thanksgiving) . . . so, lets make a it the year that we all join together to


!! CELEBRATE OUR BLESSINGS — AN EVENING OF GIVING THANKS !!

Please join us on Tuesday evening, November 24th at 7:00pm to nourish our spirits and lift up praise for the blessings in our lives as we give thanks together in the annual Brigantine Interfaith Thanksgiving.  This year's service will be held at the Community Presbyterian Church (1501 West Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine, NJ 08203). A special selection of sweets will add to our schmoozing following the service.

A voluntary (cash) collection will be requested during the service; please give as the spirit moves you. The funds will be used by the True Spirit Coalition to aid the needy in our community.

Rabbi Fox and a representative from Temple Beth Shalom will participate in the service — please come out to show our community's commitment to our community and to the mitzvah of offering praise for our blessings and of Tzedakah, helping those in need. 

For more information, please contact the synagogue office or call us at 609/266-0403.

!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!



JOIN US FOR THE KERN FAMILY SCHOLARS WEEKEND & 
FOR THE COMMUNITY-WIDE SELICHOT PROGRAM AND SERVICE 
HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME AT TEMPLE BETH SHALOM:


*** Please join us for a special weekend of 
prayer, music, story and learning, and, of course, food! ***

Temple Beth Shalom proudly announces the Kern Family Scholars Weekend to be held September 19-21, 2014. Rabbi Cantor Mark Novak and his wife, storyteller Renée Brachfeld, will be our guests for Shabbat through mid-day on Sunday. The schedule is as follows (All events except for Shabbat lunch ($10) are FREE and open to everyone, but for the Shabbat lunch and the Sunday workshops, we request an RSVP): 

A special thank you to Drs. Frank and Sara Kern and Family, as well as several other donors, for making these events possible as well as accessible to members of our congregation and to our honored visitors from all over Atlantic and Cape May Counties and beyond. We raise our spirits to you all! 

Friday, September 19

8:00pm – Rabbi Cantor Mark Novak will lead an uplifting musical Shabbat


Saturday, September 20

12:00pm – Come share a Shabbat meal, a few songs, and maybe a story or two – bring your favorite or just sit back and enjoy! This is a perfect opportunity to get to know our visiting scholars, Rabbi Cantor Mark Novak and Renée Brachfeld!
$10 donation, RSVP required by September 15.

8:45pm – Join us for Havdalah and the Community-wide Selichot Program of a special blend of story and song led by Rabbi Cantor Novak and Renée Brachfeld. 

For more information on the entire evening, including the Selichot Service itself and the *FREE* first-come, first-served bus from the JCC in Margateclick here.


Sunday, September 21

11:00am — Workshop on "The Art of Prayer: The Spiritual Magic of the Niggun" (Rabbi Cantor Novak)

12:00pm — Catered lunch. In order to make sure that we are excellent lunch hosts, RSVP will be most appreciated by September 15.

12:45pm — Workshop on "Intergenerational Storytelling: Preserving Precious Memories" (Renée Brachfeld)

Rabbi Cantor Mark Novak has spent decades delighting audiences with his voice and music, in solo performances or with his bands. Renée Brachfeld is a noted storyteller whose works have been published in most prominent anthologies of Jewish Stories; she has performed in front of large audiences and small venues for many years. Together, these incredible talents have brought their unique blend of Jewish story, song, and learning to more than 130 synagogues and Jewish venues across North America.

Find out more about them at www.jewishstorytelling.com

For more information on this incredible Scholar’s Weekend that will raise our spirits in preparation for the Jewish New Year to begin a few days later, please contact the synagogue office or Rabbi Fox. 

!! L'SHANAH TOVAH U'METUKAH — A MAGNIFICENT AND SWEET YEAR !!

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Please join us in welcoming

Professor Mark Talesnick
of The Technion Institute in Israel

“Israel: A Land Flowing with Technology and Innovation”

Prof. Talesnick will speak about the incredible technological advancements that have only accelerated since Israel’s founding. Find out why Israel is often referred to as the “Start-Up Nation.”

Prof. Talesnick will also speak about his work with the Technion in Israel and with Engineers without Borders to bring the benefits of his high-tech research to the developing world.

Let’s come together to celebrate Israel’s achievements and the incredible good it brings to our world.

Open to All; Erev Shabbat Services, August 29 — 8:00pm; Speaker, 8:45pm.

For more information, please contact the Temple Beth Shalom Office via email or by phoning us at 609/266-0403





!! A SWEET PASSOVER — 
AH ZISSEN PESACH !!

Passover 5777

!!! Start Your Passover Celebration "Early" — Sell Your Hametz !!!

If you would like to prepare for Passover by arranging to sell your Hametz for the Passover holiday (you can also fulfill the mitzvah of Maot Hittin by offering a donation to help others in need; just fill out the form appropriately and submit a check made out to Temple Beth Shalom with "Maot Hittin" in the Memo section), please follow this link to our Passover resources.  

For more Pesach inspiration beyond the resources above, check out the American Jewish World Service website or a wonderful Jewish family website called, Kveller, or perhaps you might enjoy some more in-depth learning about Passover that can be found at the MyJewishLearning website.

 • Join us at Temple Beth Shalom • 

Tuesday • April 18, 2017 • 10:00am 

Of course, we will gather for Passover Yizkor services on Tuesday, April 18th at 10am, followed by a light Kosher-for-Passover Kiddush lunch.  All are welcome. 

!! A SWEET PASSOVER — AH ZISSEN PESACH !!

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Passover 5774


*** JOIN US FOR PASSOVER AND YIZKOR SERVICES ***

We will gather for Passover and Yizkor services on Tuesday, April 22nd at 10am, followed by a light Kosher-for-Passover Kiddush lunch.  All are welcome. 

!!! A Sweet Passover — Ah Zissen Pesach !!!

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*** COMMUNITY LEARNING PROGRAM AND GENIZA BURIAL ***

Join members of Congregation Beth Judah and Temple Beth Shalom for a rare opportunity to learn about Jewish burial practices and to participate in an unusual Jewish practice: the burial each congregation's Geniza, our collection of damaged Jewish holy books/objects containing God's name. 
10am—12pm noon; Beth Kehillah—Rodef Sholom Cemetery, 
southbound on the Black Horse Pike (Route 40), 
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

If you want to bring your damaged holy books or objects (anything containing God's name in Hebrew) to be buried, please make sure that they are brought to Temple Beth Shalom by Friday morning, April 25, 2014.

For further information, contact Rabbi Fox or the synagogue office.

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*** YOM HASHOAH — HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE SERVICE ***

Please join our fellow Jews from Temple Beth Shalom and across the region for our annual community Yom HaShoah — Holocaust Remembrance Service. 
Beth El Synagogue on Jerome Avenue (opposite the JCC) in Margate, NJ
April 29, 2014 — Services Begin Promptly at 7pm

For further information, contact Rabbi Fox or the synagogue office.

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Passover 5774

!!! Start Your Passover Celebration "Early" — Sell Your Hametz !!!

If you would like to prepare for Passover by arranging to sell your Hametz for the Passover holiday (you can also fulfill the mitzvah of Maot Hittin by offering a donation to help others in need; just fill out the form appropriately and submit a check made out to Temple Beth Shalom with "Maot Hittin" in the Memo section), please follow this link to our Passover resources.  

Of course, we will gather for Passover Yizkor services on Tuesday, April 22nd at 10am, followed by a light Kosher-for-Passover Kiddush lunch.  All are welcome. 

For more Pesach inspiration beyond the resources above, check out the American Jewish World Service website or a wonderful Jewish family website called, Kveller, or perhaps you might enjoy some more in-depth learning about Passover that can be found at the MyJewishLearning website.

!!! A Sweet Passover — Ah Zissen Pesach !!!

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***  TU B'SHEVAT 5774 SEDER AND SHABBAT DINNER  ***

!!! Start Your Spring Celebration Early — Welcome the New Year for Trees !!!

Let's celebrate the renewal of life in Israel as we drink, eat, and merrily welcome the holiday and Shabbat!

Please join us on Friday evening, January 17th, at 6:30pm for a special Seder with dried fruits and nuts and juices followed at 7:15pm by a delicious kosherShabbat Dinner!  A reservation for this wonderful evening, including the Shabbat dinner, is available for only $10 per person. 

Please RSVP to the Temple Beth Shalom Office via email or by phoning us at 609/266-0403.  Reservations for the dinner are requiredwith services open to all to follow at 8pm

Friday, January 17, 2014 • 6:30 p.m. 

Kosher Dinner will be served  RSVP required by 1/13/14 (Call: 609/266-0403)

!!!  TU B'SHEVAT 5774 SEDER AND SHABBAT DINNER !!

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*** JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR'S RABBI HAHN MEMORIAL PROGRAM *** 
 FEATURING RABBI DANIEL BRENNER 

We are tremendously honored and excited to welcome Rabbi Daniel Brenner, named by Newsweek Magazine as one of America's 50 most influential Rabbis, to keynote this year's Rabbi Sanford Hahn Memorial Program on Erev Shabbat(Friday evening), August 9, 2013 at 8pm.  A truly accomplished Rabbi, educator, and author, Rabbi Brenner has founded programs, initiatives, and organizations all focused on engaging Jews in living dynamic and meaningful lives by bringing Jewish values and wisdom to our everyday joys and challenges.

Rabbi Brenner will address the future of the Jewish People in a talk entitled,"Minyans on Mars?! Imagining the Jewish Future."  Please join us in honoring the legacy of Rabbi Hahn.  Extended Oneg to follow.

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  BAGELS and FOX  *** 
 THE WHOLE SCHMEER WITH RABBI GERALD FOX 

Join our own Rabbi Fox for an informal discussion on the challenge of finding ourselves at any age. This is a perfect opportunity, both for those who wish to begin preparing for the High Holiday season and for those looking to meet Rabbi Fox as you consider Temple Beth Shalom to become your Jewish home. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013 • Noon to 1:15 p.m. 

Bagel lunch will be served  RSVP please, call 609/266-0403

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To read about our many programs at Temple Beth Shalom, 

please visit our Events page.




March 2012:

Jewish Papercutting

Jewish Folk Art is coming to Temple Beth Shalom!  Please join us for a fascinating and interactive workshop on Jewish Art focusing on Jewish Papercutting to be held on Sunday, March 11 at 11 am.  All are welcome to attend this workshop led by Mindy Shapiro; donations accepted.


Papercutting is an ancient art dating back to the creation of paper during the 1st century in China.  Since that time, artisans have used paper, scissors and knives to create objects both ornamental and functional.  Perhaps you made a snow flake in grade school or have seen silhouettes.  These are forms of papercutting. In this workshop, you will learn more about the history of papercutting and create a papercut hamsa.  The hamsa is an amulet used by those who are superstitious to ward off the evil eye.  The word literally means "five," or the five fingers of the hand.


There is NO charge for this workshop, but reservations are required by March 8. Call the Temple Beth Shalom office at 609-266-0403 to RSVP.

For more about Jewish Papercuts and to view examples of Mindy Shapiro's work, please see her website here:

http://www.personalizedpapercuts.com/Mindy/Welcome.html


About our Artist: Mindy Shapiro


Mindy Shapiro became a working artist after leaving Hillel work in 1995 and continued to focus on art exclusively until 2000.  From  2000 through 2007, she directed "Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!" -- a program to help Jewish adolescent girls increase their self-esteem and Jewish identity.  After seven years of directing the program, Mindy stepped down to focus once again on her art career, but this time she also had the added joy of spending time with her son who was born in 2004.  In addition to her art, Mindy continued studying Mussar, a Jewish spiritual practice.  She currently teaches in the Philadelphia based Mussar Leadership program.  

Mindy Shapiro was first introduced to the folk art of Jewish papercutting at KlezKamp, a Yiddish folk camp, during the Winter of 1995.  Mindy's groundbreaking creativity, her intricate designs, and her use of color, combined with her wide-ranging Jewish knowledge, distinguish her as an artist.  Her original designs are sketched by hand and cut with a knife.



Passover 5773


!!! Start Your Passover Celebration "Early" — Sell Your Hametz !!!

If you would like to prepare for Passover by arranging to sell your Hametz for the Passover holiday (you can also fulfill the mitzvah of Maot Hittin by offering a donation to help others in need; just fill out the form appropriately and submit a check made out to Temple Beth Shalom with "Maot Hittin" in the Memo section), please follow this link to our Passover resources.  

Of course, we will gather for Passover Yizkor services on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10am, followed by a light Kosher-for-Passover Kiddush lunch.  All are welcome. 

For more Pesach inspiration beyond the resources above, check out theAmerican Jewish World Service website or a wonderful Jewish family website called, Kveller, or perhaps you might enjoy some more in-depth learning about Passover that can be found at the MyJewishLearning website.

!!! A Sweet Passover — Ah Zissen Pesach !!!


Passover 5772

!!AH ZISSEN UND AH KASHER PESACH!!

ENJOY THE PASSOVER HOLIDAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BUT
IF YOU HAVE A SPOT AT YOUR PASSOVER SEDER OR 
IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO SHARE A WONDERFUL A SEDER
CONTACT THE OFFICE OR RABBI FOX AND WE'LL TRY TO MAKE A MATCH.
MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY EVEN SWEETER BY WELCOMING A STRANGER!!
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TO COMPLETE THE HOLIDAY, JOIN US FOR SHABBAT YIZKOR SERVICES AND
A KOSHER-FOR-PASSOVER LIGHT KIDDUSH LUNCH @ 10AM, APRIL 14TH
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WANT TO SELL YOUR HAMETZ? YOU CAN DO SO BY CLICKING HERE
RETURN THE FORM TO RABBI FOX BY APRIL 6 @ NOON

!!A SWEET AND KOSHER PASSOVER TO YOU AND YOURS!!


Each year, Temple Beth Shalom's Rabbi sends our congregants a Passover mailing with materials to enhance the holiday covered by a passover letter with a tear-off sheet for selling Hametz (leaven).

If you would like these materials (perhaps you are away from home and/or did not receive Rabbi Fox's mailing), you can download a general letter and the following materials here:




If you would like to sell you Hametz and/or make a Maot Hittin donation for those less fortunate than you, please return the tear-off sheet to Rabbi Fox at Temple Beth Shalom (see address below); of course, donations are NOT required to sell your Hametz.  Alternatively, you can submit a scan of your completed tear-off sheet via email to Rabbi Fox (please don't scan your check!) before Monday, April 18, at noon (give or take). 


Rabbi and Sarah Fox wish you the very sweetest Passover!


August 2010:

  • First Annual Temple Beth Shalom Dinner Cruise on August 1st leaving the dock promptly at 7pm!  Join thirty of your fellow congregants and guests on this cruise through Brigantine's beautiful waterways.  For a small fee, you'll get a 2.5-hour cruise with a light repast on a beautiful Summer evening at the shore.  Rain date is August 8th.  For more information, please contact our synagogue office at 609/266-0403.
  • The Fifth Annual Rabbi Sanford H. Hahn Memorial Lecture Series will be held on Friday, August 13, 2010.  This year, our guest speaker will be Rabbi Michael Monson.  Please join us for this interesting and informative evening.  An extended Oneg Shabbat will follow.
  • Children's Bingo continues every Thursday evening through the Summer until August 26th.  All children, ages 7 through 11, are welcome  –  refreshments will be served!  Parents are encouraged to join their children.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the synagogue office.
  • Gather together your donations for our Annual Bazaar, to be held on Sunday, August 15th.  We are accepting good, clean merchandise.  Instead of a Spring Cleaning, do a Summer one!  Go through your closets, kitchens, garages, jewelry boxes, etc., and bring your items to Temple Beth Shalom during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm).  Please contact the office if you have any questions or need to make special arrangements.
  • Please join us for our Annual Congregational Meeting on August 22nd at 10am, during which we will vote on the upcoming year's slate of officers (2010-2011/5771).  Please contact Lill Shender regarding your interest in serving our congregation on our board (a few vacancies remain to be filled).
  • Join us for our next book club meeting on August 23rd at 1:30pm, where we will be discussing the book, Innocent, by Scott Turow.  For location information, please contact the office. 


September 2009:

  • Join us on September 4th at 8:00pm for the Temple Beth Shalom Board Installation Service for 5770/2009.  Please make a point for setting aside this special evening as we welcome our new and returning Board Members and we honor them for their service to our community.  An extended Oneg Shabbat will follow.  For more information, please visit our calendar.
     
  • For more information about our High Holiday services, please visit our High Holiday Services page.

October 2009:

Sukkot

Friday, October 2, Sukkot Dinner followed by Services

Shabbat in the Sukkah!
Please join us on Friday evening, October 6th, at 6:30pm for a special Sukkot Shabbat Dinner in our *GRAND* 16'x24' Sukkah!  A reservation for this wonderful evening with a delicious kosher dinner is available for only $25 per person.

Please RSVP to the Temple Beth Shalom Office via email or by phoning us at 609/266-0403.  Reservations for the dinner are required, with services open to all to follow at 8pm.

Don't forget the rest of Sukkot and "Dwelling in the Sukkah!"

Please come by the shul anytime during the week of Sukkot and have lunch or dinner (no ham sandwiches, please!) or just to sit and enjoy the Sukkah and the holiday.  Just remember: It is a mitzvah to simply sit in a Sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot!

When you are seated in the Sukkah, you may recite the following blessing:



Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher kideshanu b'mitz'votav v'tzivanu leisheiv basukkah.


Blessed are you, Adonai our G-d, Sovereign of the Universe, who has made us holy through your commandments, and commanded us to dwell in the Sukkah.


Also, please don't forget the blessing upon your first visit to the Sukkah:



Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu melekh ha-olam, shehechianu v'kiyamanu v'higiyanu lazman hazeh.

Blessed are you, Adonai our G-d, Sovereign of the Universe, for granting us life, for sustaining us, and for bringing us to this day.


Shemini Atzeret (Yizkor) Services

Please join us for services on Saturday, October 10th, at 10am for Shemini Atzeret services.  Shemini Atzeret (the 8th Day of Assembly) services are marked by the Tefilat HaGeshem (Prayer for Rain) and one of the four Yizkor (Memorial) services in the Jewish calendar.  Also, please join us after services for a Kiddush lunch in our Sukkah (weather permitting; otherwise, Kiddush lunch will be held indoors).  Please note that with Hallel, Yizkor, and Tefilat HaGeshem, services will run longer than normal (ending closer to 12:30pm).

HAG SUKKOT SAMEACH!!!     HAPPY SUKKOT!!!

June 2009:
  • Join us on June 12th at 5:30pm at the home of Michael and Cheryl Guterman for a sumptuous kosher BBQ chicken dinner (all fixings served al fresco)!  For only $18 per person, don't miss this wonderful evening with your fellow congregants and friends!  Reservations are an absolute must (RSVP to the synagogue office by June 5th) If you are not able to join us for Shabbat dinner, please join us (no RSVP needed) for Shabbat Services that will follow at 7:30pm on the beach, weather permitting. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience a Shabbat with the backdrop of all of God's glory.  For more information, please visit our calendar.

July 2009:

  • The Fourth Annual Rabbi Sanford H. Hahn Memorial Lecture Series will be held on Friday, July 10, 2009.  This year, guest speaker Rabbi Richard Steinbrink will give a sermon entitled, "Know Before Whom You Stand."  Please join us for this interesting and informative evening.  An extended Oneg Shabbat will follow.
  • Join us for our next book club meeting on July 13th at 1:30pm, where we will be discussing the book, A Day of Small Beginnings, by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum. The book is about a Polish-Jewish family  and their journey through life. For location information, please contact the office.
  • Children's Bingo starts Thursday, July 9th from 7pm-8:30pm, and will continue every Thursday evening through the summer until August 27th.  All children, ages 7 through 11, are welcome  –  refreshments will be served!  Parents are encouraged to join their children.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the synagogue office.


August 2009:

  • Gather together your donations for our Annual Bazaar, to be held on Sunday, August 16th.  We are accepting good, clean merchandise.  Instead of a Spring Cleaning, do a Summer one!  Go through your closets, kitchens, garages, jewelry boxers, etc., and bring your items to Temple Beth Shalom during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm).  Please contact the office if you have any questions or need to make special arrangements.
     
  • Children's Bingo starts Thursday, July 9th from 7pm-8:30pm, and will continue every Thursday evening through the summer until August 27th.  All children, ages 7 through 11, are welcome  –  refreshments will be served!  Parents are encouraged to join their children.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the synagogue office.


Hanukkah Party


Join us for our annual latke-fete extraordinaire!  Beginning at 11am on December 28th, we will have fun playing dreidl, listening to lively music, and matching our wits with Jewish Bingo!  And that doesn't even include the latkes and sufganiot (doughnuts)!

After an hour or two filling bellies and our hearts with joy, we'll take a rest and then make our way over to the JCC in Margate for our community-wide Hanukkah bash!  For details on the food, music, and fun, please check the Federation's website.


Temple Beth Shalom's New Year's Island Hop

You came to shul on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, now you can join your fellow congregants in bringing in the secular New Year with more than just apples and honey!

With the same excitement created by the DJ we had for our incredibly successful August dance, join your friends and make new ones at Temple Beth Shalom's New Year's Island Hop!  Only $45 a person ($90 a couple), enjoy a bevy of sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and a midnight Champagne toast that will bring in your new year with the right cheer!

To bring the right mood to our party, we'd like to invite you to "bring your own" -- only kosher wine, beer, and liquor, please (no cream-based products as the food contains meat).  To help you in choosing the right items to bring (most non-flavored alcohol is automatically acceptable), please check with this kosher alcohol list.

Space is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible to reserve a spot!



Selichot

A Community Selichot Program and Service will be held Saturday, September 20th, at Temple Beth Shalom in Brigantine (4419 W. Brigantine Avenue) at 8:45pm for a program that will include a warm and uplifting program of Jewish song and storytelling performed by the remarkable and renown duo Rabbi Cantor Mark Novak and Renée Brachfeld from approximately 9:00pm to 10:15pm, followed by a delicious offering of special refreshments.  Then join us at approximately 10:30pm for a spiritually uplifting Selichot Service bringing us a taste of the High Holy Days to come that will feature the area's Rabbis and Cantors, including our own Rabbi Fox and High Holiday Hazzan, Rabbi Alan LaPayover, and lasts approximately one hour.

Temple Beth Shalom is excited to host, FOR THE FIRST TIME, this event that serves as the area's community-wide introduction to the High Holidays, so we are doing everything we can to make you feel welcome. In fact, for those who are new to our beautiful Brigantine Island and our congregation (only a little more than 20 minutes from Margate), we have made it incredibly easy for you to come to visit:

To make this amazing evening the most accessible to all of our guests, there will be FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE JCC IN MARGATE TO TEMPLE BETH SHALOM IN BRIGANTINE (first-come, first-served, leaving Margate promptly at 8pm and 9:30pm, leaving from Brigantine at approximately 11:30pm)!! 


CELEBRATE THE HIGH HOLY DAYS WITH US!

Begin the season together with the taste of the Jewish New Year at the Community-wide Selichot Program and Service:

Join us as we prepare ourselves to welcome the New Year of 5775. 

Temple Beth Shalom is excited to host, FOR THE FIRST TIME, the area's community-wide introduction to the High Holidays with this Selichot event featuring a brief Havdalah Service on Saturday evening, September 20, beginning at 8:45pm.

After the joyous Havdalah, we will be regaled with a warm and uplifting program of Jewish song and storytelling performed by the remarkable and renown duo Rabbi Cantor Mark Novak and Renée Brachfeld from approximately 9:00pm to 10:15pm, followed by a delicious offering of special refreshments. 

The Jewish Community Selichot Service itself, featuring the region’s Rabbis and Cantors, including our own Rabbi Fox and our High Holiday Hazzan, Rabbi Alan LaPayover, begins at a little after 10:30pm and lasts approximately one hour. 

To make this amazing evening the most accessible to all of our guests, there will be FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE JCC IN MARGATE TO TEMPLE BETH SHALOM IN BRIGANTINE (first-come, first-served, leaving Margate promptly at 8pm and 9:30pm, leaving from Brigantine at approximately 11:30pm)!! 

For more information, please contact the synagogue office or call us at 609/266-0403.

L’Shanah Tovah U’Metukah!!




CELEBRATE THE HIGH HOLY DAYS WITH US!

Please join us on Sunday evening, September 13th at 8:00pm to welcome the Jewish New Year of 5776.  A special Oneg, including apples and honey, will follow.

Please also join us on Monday and Tuesday, September 14th & 15th at 9:30am, for a joyous, spiritual New Year's celebration with Rabbi Fox and our High Holiday Hazzan, Rabbi Alan LaPayover. 

Finally, please join us for Kol Nidre Service on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:15pm and Yom Kippur Services on September 23rd at 9:30am.  DON'T FORGET TO RSVP FOR OUR BREAK-THE-FAST MEAL AFTER SERVICES (more than 35 have signed up already!).  For reservations (the cost for FULLY paid members and their guests is $15 per person, and require reservations), please contact the synagogue office or call us at 609/266-0403.

Click here to read about our High Holiday Hazzan, Rabbi Alan LaPayover.

For more information, please contact the synagogue office or call us at 609/266-0403.

Please take a look at our full High Holidays schedule!!


!! L'SHANAH TOVAH U'METUKAH — A MAGNIFICENT AND SWEET YEAR !!