October 12–17, 2020
24–29 Tishrei 5781
October 12
October 13
  • Kulanu Religious School and Youth House in session.
October 14
  • No events scheduled.
October 15
October 16
October 17
  • 9 a.m. Torah Study, Join Zoom Room Here or call in by phone at 646-558-8656; Phone ID: 897 0028 7492, Phone Password Rabbi1 *SPECIAL LINK FOR THIS WEEK* 
  • 10:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service and Bar Mitzvah of Liam Golan, Join YouTube Here or call in by phone at 646-558-8656; Phone ID: 930 9298 7872, Phone Password: 862992.
  • 7 p.m. Havdalah services, Join Facebook Live Here or call in by phone at 646-558-8656; Phone ID: 930 9298 7872, Phone Password: 862992.
October 18
  • 10 a.m. Brotherhood Speaker and Monthly Meeting: Steven Blank of Blank State Media, Join Zoom Room Here.
  • 10:30 a.m. Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh with Rabbi Tara. RSVP for Zoom link at sisterhoodtbegn@gmail.com.
  • Kulanu Religious School in session.
Prayer Book Return Request
Now is the time to return your High Holy Days prayer books to the temple. They can be dropped off in the main office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4 p.m. on Friday).
Please return all High Holy Day prayer books by Friday, October 16.
Chant Torah and help lead our Shabbat worship
Saturday, October 31 | 10 a.m.
Our special Saturday morning Shabbat services return! Congregants are invited to help chant Torah and help lead a part of the service too. Those with experience and first-timers are equally welcome. Guest speakers for this Shabbat will be Jill and Amanda Madenberg, co-authors of the book Love the Journey to College: Guidance from an Admissions Consultant and Her Daughter.
Brotherhood Membership Book Discussion:
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
Thursday, October 15 | 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Join Brotherhood members for a discussion of Jane Leavy's book Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, of which the Wall Street Journal said, "The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written," on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2071142241 or by phone at 929-436-2866; Meeting ID: 207 114 2241.
Brotherhood Speaker and Monthly Meeting: Steven Blank of Blank State Media: November Elections and Journalism During the COVID Crisis
Sunday, October 18 | 10 a.m.

The entire congregation is invited to join with Brotherhood in hearing from Steven Blank of Blank State Media. He will discuss the local races and issues ahead of the November election, as well as the state of journalism during the COVID crisis.

A long-time newsman, Mr. Blank formed Blank Slate Media in 2010 and purchased the Great Neck News, the New Hyde Park Herald Courier and the Williston Times. He has since opened the Roslyn Times, the Manhasset Times and the Port Washington Times as well as theislandnow.com website. Blank Slate Media is a chain of six, award-winning weekly newspapers including the Great Neck News, as well as theislandnow.com website.

Brotherhood's monthly meeting will take place following Mr. Blank's presentation. The presentation and meeting will be available on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2071142241 or by phone at 929-436-2866; Meeting ID: 207 114 2241.
Sisterhood: Rosh Chodesh with Rabbi Tara from Israel
Sunday, October 18 | Zoom Room Opens at 10:20 a.m. for Schmoozing; Program begins at 10:30 a.m.

During the month of Cheshvan, we begin praying for rain, reminding us of our precious connection to the natural world that surrounds us.

For Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, Rabbi Tara is excited to meet with us from Israel, where she's visiting her son. During the meeting, she will share some of her favorite spots in the Jerusalem neighborhood where she's staying.  

In preparation for the event, those who are able should send Tara a photo of a nature view or outdoor spot—somewhere close in your neighborhood—that you treasure. Please include a sentence about why you love it and email it to rabbitara@gmail.com. RSVP for Zoom link at sisterhoodtbegn@gmail.com.
Witness Project 2020 Film Premier
Tuesday, October 27 | 7 p.m.
Attend a virtual screening of UJA-Federation's extraordinary Witness Project 2020 film, which documents the yearlong collaborative process between Witness Project students and Holocaust survivors. Hear the powerful stories of five Holocaust survivors, told by the students, and become a new witness. Get a glimpse into the valuable relationships developed during the special time these generations spent together, as is illustrated in the artwork the survivors inspired. Our own TBE congregant, Sophie G., was a student participant. Preregistration is required.
Sisterhood Book Discussion—The Color of Love: The Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl by Marra B. Gad
Tuesday, November 17 | Zoom Room Opens at 7:30 p.m. for Schmoozing; Discussion Begins at 7:45 p.m.
Join Sisterhood's first book club meeting of 5781, when Nina Koppelman facilitates the discussion of The Color of Love: The Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl by Marra B. Gad, a memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after 15 years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes. The book explores what you inherit from your family—identity, disease, skin tone, hate and, most powerful of all, love.
 
Sisterhood has three copies available for circulation. The book will be quarantined for three days after it's returned before going to the next on the list. Those interested in borrowing a copy should email sisterhoodtbegn@gmail.com with their name and "book" in the subject line. You'll be notified when a copy is available. RSVP to sisterhoodtbegn@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Eternal Light Initiative: Our Annual Campaign
“If I am not for me, who will be for me?
And if I am for myself alone, what am I?
And if not now, when?” ―Hillel
 
Now more than ever, we ask for your help. We can do more. We can further feed, visit, seek, discover, advocate, teach, study, pray and grow. We have seen the good we do for so many, and we are excited for the future.
 
Please consider supporting our holy community and our annual fund through a donation to the Eternal Light Initiative. 
Registration is now open for our new Kulanu Religious School!
Kulanu Religious School is a merger of Temple Beth-El's Gershwind Family Religious School and Temple Israel's Mack Family Religious School. The program is offered in person and online.

Spread the word about the new Kulanu Gesher (Bridge) Program for four year old students.
The program is open to entire community, synagogue membership is not required.
Sundays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

For more information, visit our website or contact David Woolfe.
To register, contact Joy Allen.
For Shabbat at TBE
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.