More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people.
—Ahad Ha-Am
Friday, January 8
  • 7 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service with Modim Moments Slideshow, Join Zoom Room Here, Join Facebook Live Here, Join YouTube Here or call in by phone at 646-558-8656; Phone ID: 930 9298 7872, Phone Password: 862992.
  • 8 p.m. Erev Shabbat Oneg, Immediately following Erev Shabbat Services in the same Zoom Room.

Sunday, January 10
  • Kulanu Religious School and Youth House in session.
  • 10 a.m. Brotherhood Monthly Meeting and Film Screening, Join Zoom Room Here, Meeting ID: 207 114 2241 or call by phone at 929-436-2866.
Erev Shabbat Is on Your TV!
Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
Our TBE Friday night Erev Shabbat service from a past week airs on NSTV every week.
  •  Optimum Channel 20 (Great Neck and Manhasset)
  •  Verizon Fios Channel 37 (Nassau County)
This Week's Shabbat Program
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Let’s Get Ready for Shabbat
DIGITAL PRAYERBOOK To follow along during services, Click Here. If available, please consider using a second device to view the prayers so you can easily follow along.
BORROW A PRAYER BOOK Want to borrow a prayer book? Contact Dafna Weintraub. Please include your address for a local no-contact delivery, which will be made by congregant Doug Madenberg.
YAHRZEIT NAME READINGS For a name to be read aloud on Erev Shabbat, Click Here.
TRIBUTE DONATIONS To make a donation in memory or honor of a friend or loved one, Click Here.
Anat Hoffman Special Shabbat
Saturday, January 9 | 10 a.m.
Join us for a Special Shabbat with guest speaker Anat Hoffman, an Israeli activist who has served as executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) since 2002. Her position places her at the forefront of the effort to advance religious pluralism in the State of Israel. She has spoken at Temple Beth-El many times, always inspiring us as she touches upon a vast array of subjects affecting Israeli society today: gender discrimination, Israel diaspora relations, Jewish hate groups, the status of non-Othodox Jews, LGBTQ equity and Arab-Israeli collaboration, especially now in the face of challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As executive director of IRAC, Anat has fought (and won) recognition of Reform and Conservative conversions by the state; and led the struggle against gender segregation in the public domain, including on public buses, airplanes and a national radio station. In her teens, she was Israel’s swimming champion, where she learned to dive headfirst into the deep end. This gave her the strength to carry out her work in the past and today.

For more than three decades, Anat has led Women of the Wall in its struggle toward gender equality at the Western Wall, the holiest site of the Jewish faith. She also served on Jerusalem’s city council for 14 years, heading the opposition. In this role, she pushed relentlessly for equality and tolerance in a city run by the powerful Orthodox block.

She was selected as Person of the Year by Haaretz in 2013 and chosen as one of the 50 most influential Jews by the Jerusalem Post in 2014. Globes named her as one of Israel’s top women activists in 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and her master’s degree in Psychology from Bar-Ilan University. Anat is a mother of three and has one grandchild. She lives with her partner in Jerusalem.

The event will be held on Zoom at
Brotherhood Monthly Meeting and Film Screening
Sunday, January 10 | 10 a.m.
The Brotherhood Monthly Meeting will be followed by the 49-minute documentary The Forgotten Refugees, a film about the mass exodus of as many as one-million Jews from Arab countries in 1945, on Zoom at, Meeting ID: 207 114 2241; or by phone at 929-436-2866.
Send Us Photos of Your Simchas
Share photos or descriptions of your simchas to be included in upcoming slideshows during Modim Moments at Erev Shabbat Services on Fridays, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, and June 4.

Email photos to Jaqui with "Modim Moments" in the subject line by the Wednesday prior to each Modim Moment Friday.
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