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


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

Temple Beth Shalom proudly announces the Selichot Scholars Weekend to be held August 31 —  September 2, 2018. Rabbi Abby Michaleski will be our guest on Erev Shabbat and Performer/Educator JessAnn Smith will be our guest for Shabbat through mid-day on Sunday. The schedule is as follows (All events are FREE and open to everyone, but for the Sunday workshops, we request an RSVP): 

A special thank you to Drs. Frank and Sara Kern, Carol Dranoff (in memory of her late husband, Stephen Dranoff), Michael and Cheryl Guterman, and Neil Goldfarb, as well as 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, August 31

8:00pm  Rabbi Abby Michaleski will join us for Shabbat Services and offer a talk on the timely topic of Judaism and Addiction followed by a brief Q&A. The service will include special readings focused on healing. 

Rabbi Michaleski is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth El in Hammonton, NJ, and is a licensed drug and alcohol counselor specializing in the treatment of Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders. She is the co-founder of Rapha, a Jewish center for healing in Cherry Hill, NJ.  


Saturday, September 1

9:00pm  Join us for Havdalah and the Community-wide Selichot Program of a special blend of story and song led by Performer/Educator JessAnn Smith. 

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 5779. 

A Community Selichot Program/Service, sponsored by the South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors (SJBRC), will be held Saturday, September 1st, at our own Temple Beth Shalom in Brigantine (4419 W. Brigantine Avenue) from 9:00pm to approximately 11:30pm. Join us for Havdalah followed by a wonderful program by performer/educator JessAnn Smith followed by a delicious offering of special refreshments. After this opportunity to reflect upon the program and enjoy the sweets, the Selichot Service will begin. The spiritually uplifting Selichot Service will bring us a taste of the High Holy Days to come that will feature the area's Rabbis and Cantors.

For more information on the entire evening, click here.


Sunday, September 2

11:30am — Workshop on "Finding Our Way Home: The Life-Changing Magic of Letting Things Go" 

Don't miss this dynamic and meaningful participatory workshop that will include the themes of reflection, identity, and repentance/renewal. Join us for a light Sunday brunch at 11:00am, with learning to follow shortly thereafter. All are welcome, but please RSVP so that we can plan appropriately.

JessAnn Smith has spent years delighting audiences with her performances and teaching. She is a performer, educator, producer, and teaching artist. She has offered dramatic, comedic, and musical performances in numerous venues and festivals. She has served as a guess educator/performer in various Jewish settings, as well, including Camp Ramah, CAJE, and the Lab/SHUL in NYC. 

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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LOOKING AHEAD:

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!! 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 5779. 

A Community Selichot Program/Service, sponsored by the South Jersey Board of Rabbis and Cantors (SJBRC), will be held Saturday, September 1st, at our own Temple Beth Shalom in Brigantine (4419 W. Brigantine Avenue) from 9:00pm to approximately 11:30pm. Join us for Havdalah followed by a wonderful program by performer/educator JessAnn Smith followed by a delicious offering of special refreshments. After this opportunity to reflect upon the program and enjoy the sweets, the Selichot Service will begin. The spiritually uplifting Selichot Service will bring us a taste of the High Holy Days to come that will feature the area's Rabbis and Cantors.

The High Holy Days at Temple Beth Shalom:

Please join us on Sunday evening, September 9th at 8:00pm to welcome the Jewish New Year of 5779.  A special Oneg, including apples and honey, will follow.

Please also join us on Monday and Tuesday, September 10th & 11th at 9:30am, for a joyous, spiritual New Year's celebration with Rabbi Fox and our High Holiday Hazzan, Rabbi Alan LaPayover. 

Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 9, 8:00pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Monday, September 10, 9:30am: Rosh Hashanah First Day Service;
                Approximately 2:00pm: The Tashlich Service location HAS BEEN CHANGED due to the likely rain saturation of Brigantine Beach. Instead, we will convene in the backyard of Drs. Frank and Sarah Kern's home (2201 Bayshore Avenue — enter on 22nd Street). As a safety consideration, if the weather becomes truly inclement, we will cancel the service.

Tuesday, September 11, 9:30am: Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service;

Yom Kippur

Finally, please join us for our Kol Nidre Service on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30pm and Yom Kippur Services on Wednesday, September 19th at 9:30am.  DON'T FORGET TO RSVP FOR OUR BREAK-THE-FAST MEAL AFTER SERVICES (so many have signed up already!).  For reservations (the cost for FULLY paid members and their guests is $20 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.


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

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And, even more (!) ahead: 

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!! MOADIM L'SIMKHA — A SEASON OF JOY TO ALL !!

We are starting the holiday right with a . . . 

SUKKAH BUILDING PARTY!!

Please join us for our Annual Sukkah Building Party  in TWO PARTS!  

Anyone can participate in the mitzvah in putting up the Sukkah (even if you have never done so before)!  This is your chance to participate in the happy Mitzvah of building and decorating a Sukkah.  

PART 1: Builders are needed at on Friday, September 21, at 9:30am and . . . 

PART 2: Decorators are welcome to gather on Sunday, September 23 at 10:30am.  

No special skills needed; just a willing body and a joyous heart!

Then, please join us to begin this Season of Joy together with a special, life-changing program:

Life Story Midrash: An Interactive Healing Experience
with Rabbi Dayle Friedman

Please join us on September 23rd for an event with Rabbi Dayle Friedman, who will guide us in learning new ways of appreciating the stories of our lives. Using the tools of Midrash, we will draw lessons from the past and set a direction for our future. Light brunch at 11:30am, followed by the program at 12:00pm. All are welcome, but please RSVP so that we can plan appropriately. For more information and to RSVP, contact the synagogue office at 609/266-0403.

CELEBRATE SUKKOT WITH US IN OUR SUKKAH!

(FOR MORE DETAILS, CLICK HERE)

DUE TO UNFORESEEN LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES,
THE SUKKOT SHABBAT DINNER HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Please join us for a warm Sukkot/Shabbat Dinner in our *GRAND* Sukkah on September 28th, the fourth evening of Hol HaMoed Sukkot!! 

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

Friday, September 28, 2018 • 6:30pm 

Kosher Dinner will be served ($25/person donation) 
 RSVP required by 9/25/18 

If you can't make this wonderful event or our Shemini Atzeret services, please don't forget the rest of Sukkot and to participate in the mitzvah of "Dwelling in the Sukkah!"  For more information, including the blessings that we recite in the Sukkah, please CLICK HERE.


SHEMINI ATZERET 
(YIZKOR) SERVICES

Please join us for services on Monday, October 1st, 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 !!