Happenings

November 22, 2022-Interfaith Service

The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service returns to Brigantine on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at  7 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Brigantine.  This service will involve the three congregations (the Community Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church and Temple Beth Shalom.  Please join us as we workship together as a community.          

December 1, 2022-Hate Has No Place Here

Hate Has No Place Here Thursday, December 1st – 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Community School Auditorium, Brigantine This Anti-Hate Program sponsored by the City of Brigantine, the  Community Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church and Temple Beth Shalom Program will include: Invocation – Monsignor Thomas Morgan, Parish of Saint Monica, Atlantic City Opening remarks – representatives of the Interfaith Council Highlights – The U.S. and the Holocaust, the 2022 Ken Burns Documentary Program Remarks – Former Ambassador Mark Ginsburg, CEO, Coalition for a Safer Web Closing Remarks – Mayor Vince Sera, City of Brigantine     To Bigotry no Sanction,Read More

November 6, 2022-TBS Adult Torah Study Series with John Elzufon

The Adult Education Committee of Temple Beth Shalom is proud to announce the return of a monthly Adult Torah Study Group on Sunday, November 6th at 10:30 a.m.,  a study group moderated by the laypeople of the TBS Congregation.  This group is scheduled to meet 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 ourRead More

November 14, 2022 – TBS Literary Society

The next meeting of the TBS Literary Society is scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m. (rescheduled due to calendar conflicts) at Temple Beth Shalom. We will be reviewing the book  Dead Wake Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Lawson.  Dead Wake offers a detailed look into the May 7, 1915, sinking of the British passenger ship the Lusitania by a German U-boat near the start of WWI. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting aRead More

TBS Sukkot Events and Services

Join us at Temple Beth Shalom as we celebrate Sukkot Sunday, October 9, 9:30 a.m. –Building and Decorating our Sukkah Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 p.m. – Pizza in the TBS Sukkah.  Cost per person: $10.00  Register for this event at:  https://bit.ly/3BgU1hS  (please, no later than Monday, October 10th) Friday, October 14th    beginning at 5:00 p.m., Rabbi Fox will visit with and shake the Lulav with those who’d like to join in this wonderful tradition and Mitzvah; afterwards, we will have the opportunity to shmooze with the Rabbi. And . . . at 6:00 p.m. (earlier than usual) . . . we willRead More

October 23, 2022 – Sofer (Scribe) Rabbi Kevin Hale

Join us for a rare opportunity to enter the ancient, sacred world of the Sofer, the Jewish scribal arts of copying and beautifying Torah scrolls and other Jewish holy texts and documents. This fascinating program will be offered in two parts, as follows: Introduction and Screening.  1:00 p.m. to ~1:50/2:00 p.m.  Rabbi Hale will provide an introductory explanation of his sacred work as a Scribe. We will then screen the short-form documentary film, Commandment 613, which highlights Sofer Rabbi Hale and his work, followed by an engaging question and answer session. The Life of a Scribe.  2:05 p.m. to ~2:45/3:00 p.m.  After aRead More

TBS High Holiday Schedule

Rosh Hashanah (via Zoom) Sunday, September 25, 8:00 pm: Erev Rosh Hashanah Service Monday, September 26, 10:00 am: Rosh Hashanah First Day Service Tuesday, September 27, 10:00 am: Rosh Hashanah Second Day Service TASHLIKH Please join us to share in a brief, communal Tashlikh ritual as we cast our sins away into the Atlantic Ocean. We will meet on Monday, September 26, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, at ~2:00 pm, in the backyard of 2201 Bayshore Avenue; you may enter from the side gate on 22nd Street S. (Bring your throwing arm to get your sins past the seagulls!) Unfortunately, we will not be able to broadcastRead More

September 6, 2022 – How to be More Vigilant

Temple Beth Shalom, Brigantine is hosting an informative presentation by Joseph Mathews, CEO, Armed Guardian Security focusing on security at TBS and the community for High Holiday services and throughout the year.  Joe will provide concrete strategies that can be used to become more vigilant and protect ourselves, our families and our community. Please join us either in-person or on-line on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Please register for this instructive presentation whether you are attending in person at Temple Beth Shalom or on Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3PEzLvL Please call the Temple Office for more information about this specialRead More

September 12, 2022 – TBS Literary Society

Our next book club read, scheduled for Monday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. is Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War by  Hal Vaughan.  This book is about  Coco Chanel, the high priestess of couture, who created the look of the chic modern woman.  Her simple and elegant designs freed women from their corsets and inspired them to crop their hair. By the 1920s, Chanel employed more than two thousand people in her workrooms and had amassed a personal fortune. But at the start of the Second World War, Chanel closed down her couture house and went to liveRead 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