Whether it is our humorous Purim Schpeiling, our Tashlich on the Beach, our yearly TBS Bazaar, our annual Rabbi Sandford Hahn Memorial Program, or other social and religious programming, Temple Beth Shalom is an exciting place to be. Our events are geared toward connecting our haimish community's members with each other and to welcoming the many visitors to our lovely island and synagogue.

Do you have an idea for an event or a program that might “float our boat?”  Please let us know!  You can contact either our President, Lillian Shender, or Rabbi Fox to share your ideas and enthusiasm.


Upcoming Events:


PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING EVENTS:

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 Margate, click 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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Last-Minute Notice Break-the-Fast Event Participants: How wonderful it will be to share in our yearly event with nearly 60 of our fellow congregants on Saturday evening, October 4, approximately 7:30 pm (following Yom Kippur services) at the Brigantine Community Center (265 42nd Street).  For your convenience, please use the door near the dining room parking lot as the main entrance on 42nd Street will be closed. 


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***  SUKKOT 5775  ***

!!Start Your Sukkot Celebration on October 8 — Welcome Our Season of Joy!!

Shabbat in the Sukkah!
Please join us on Friday evening, October 10th, at 6:30pm for a special Sukkot Shabbat Dinner in our *GRAND* 16'x24' Sukkah!  A reservation by Tuesday morning, October 7 at 10am, 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 requiredwith services open to all to follow at 8pm.

If you can't make this wonderful event, please don't forget the rest of Sukkot and to participate in the mitzvah of "Dwelling in the Sukkah!"  See below for more information, including the blessings.

Friday, October 10, 2014 • 6:30pm 

Kosher Dinner will be served  RSVP required by 10/6/14 (Call: 609/266-0403)

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


Sukkot

The wonderfully joyous holiday of Sukkot begins on Wednesday evening, October 8, 2014 — celebrate with us:

Friday, October 10, 2013, Temple Beth Shalom's Annual Sukkot Dinner followed by Shabbat Services

Shabbat in the Sukkah!
Please join us on Friday evening, October 10th, at 6:30pm for a special Sukkot Shabbat Dinner in our *GRAND* 16'x24' Sukkah!  A reservation by Tuesday morning, October 7 at 10am, 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 BY TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7 AT 10am SHARP.  Reservations for the dinner are requiredwith 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 Thursday, October 16th, 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!!!