Happenings

August 12, 2022 – A Shabbat in Song and Spirit

A Shabbat in Song and Spirit hosted by Temple Beth Shalom Renowned composer of Jewish music and member and leader of multiple musical groups, including MiRaJ, Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael will offer an alternative service of song and spiritual connection. Rabbi Raphael will be accompanied by Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, an accomplished musician and composer of Jewish music and liturgy in his own right, who was a guest service leader at Temple Beth Shalom in February 2021, presenting his own “Bluegrass Shabbat.” En lieu of a formal sermon, Rabbi Raphael will offer an exploration of the Jewish perspective of the importance and powerRead More

August 8, 2022 – TBS Literary Society

The TBS Literary Society’s next book club read, scheduled for Monday, August 8 at 1:00 p.m. is Four Winds by Kristen Hannah.  This story takes place during the uncertain and dangerous time of 1934, when Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation. If you are not a member ofRead More

August 4, 2022 – TBS Adult Education: Roberta Clark – Making Security a Daily Ritual

Making Security a Daily Ritual Please join Temple Beth Shalom, Brigantine to welcome Roberta S. Clark, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. Roberta will review security issues which should be part of every organization’s discussion for creating, implementing, and evaluating their security policies and procedures. When done well, security protocols become part of an organization’s culture and increase the chances of mitigating worst case scenarios. Don’t miss this important and engaging presentation. Thursday, August 4th, 2022 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. Please register at https://bit.ly/3tvuIWu  to hear this important session on security for either in-person at TBS or onRead More

July 11, 2022 – TBS Literary Society

The TBS Literary Society’s next book club read, scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 1:00 p.m. is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. This historical fiction describes the life of Belle da Costa Greene, an extraordinary woman, famous for her intellect, style, and wit, hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library.  The book details the lengths Belle must go to—for the protection of her family and her legacy—to preserve her carefully crafted white identity in the racist world in which she lives. If you areRead More

Children’s Bingo Returns to TBS (beginning July 13, 2022)

In-Person BINGO is Returning to Temple Beth Shalom, Brigantine! Temple Beth Shalom is thrilled to announce the return of in-person Children’s Bingo to Brigantine on Tuesdays, July 19, 26, and August 2 and 9 from 7-8 p.m. for children of TBS members and their families as well as Brigantine residents (ages 7-12).   Don’t miss the opportunity for your child (or grandchild) to participate in Bingo and win loads of prizes. Address all questions to the TBS Office at 609-266-0403.  Don’t miss out on the fun…register today at  https://bit.ly/3sKCWd1   Covid Policy: * Only 36 children will be permitted in the building; toRead More

June 13, 2022-TBS Literary Society

Our next book club meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 13th  (note new date) at 1:00 p.m. in-person at the Temple Beth Shalom. We will be reading The Hotel on St. James Place: Growing Up in Atlantic City between the Boardwalk and the Holocaust by Molly Golubcow. This original memoir by a remarkable new storyteller brings Atlantic City in the 1970’s to life with colorful and heartbreaking characters. Although Atlantic City is one of the stars of these stories, the true stars are the author’s parents Sonia and Harry. Their journey from Holocaust survivors in Poland to hotel proprietors inRead More

June 10, 2022-Special Shabbat Service at TBS

Join us for a hamishe and friendly welcome to Shabbat!  This week, we have a special Erev Shabbat service via Zoom only with a treat: a visit from Leah Cassorla, a Rabbinical/Cantorial student at the Academy of Jewish Religion (AJR). Rabbi Fox has been working with her to fashion a meaningful Erev Shabbat service with some distinctive melodies, some of them reflecting her Sephardi and Israeli background. Ms. Cassorla brings with her a life-long connection to Jewish prayer and service-leading, having been raised in a notable, Sephardi-Jewish family. We look forward to sharing this and every Shabbat with you. ForRead More

May 15, 2022-TBS Adult Torah Study Series with Steve Sarratore

The Adult Education Committee of Temple Beth Shalom is proud to announce the formation of a monthly Adult Torah Study Group.  This study group is to be moderated by the laypeople of the TBS Congregation.  This group is scheduled to meet monthly, on the first Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. (except where noted.) Each moderator will choose a parasha (or parshiyot) from the upcoming month that is meaningful to him/her.  The moderator will lead a close reading of the parsha and/or a discussion on a topic of his/her choosing connected to the parsha and preferably to our worldRead More

May 17, 2022-TBS Adult Education: Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood with author Mark Oppenheimer

  Temple Beth Shalom is so pleased to welcome Mark Oppenheimer author of Squirrel Hill Mark Oppenheimer provides a piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in the country, in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing Twenty copies of Mark’s book are available for congregants to read the book, and then return it to the Temple for the next person on the list. Please contact the Temple Office (609- 266-0403) if you’d like to arrange a timeRead More

May 10, 2022-TBS Adult Education: Movie Scores by Jewish Composers with Marc Lapadala

Marc Lapadula returns to Temple Beth Shalom with a presentation called, “Jewish Composers and the Story of America in Film.” This presentation will include a discussion of Jewish directors, actors, composers, and screenwriters as we explore powerful themes throughout American Film.  Films that may be included are Twelve Angry Men, Judgement at Nuremberg, A Patch of Blue, To Kill a Mockingbird as well as others. Tuesday, May 10, from 7:00-8:15 p.m. All are welcome to join us for this free program via Zoom RSVP to  https://bit.ly/3uOzdN3 (by 05/06/2022-no exceptions please) All are welcome to join TBS for this free program viaRead More