July 23, 2020
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This Week with TBE
Friday, July 24
6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service via Zoom (Zoom Link )

Monday, July 27
7:00 p.m. Board of Trustees 

Wednesday, July 29
7:00 p.m. Tisha B'Av Services via Zoom ( Zoom link)

Friday, July 31
6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service via Zoom ( Zoom Link )

Upcoming Events
August 12: TBE Reads "The Lost Girls of Paris"
August 19: Women's Torah Talk; Shof'tim

Community Events
July 25, 4:00 p.m.: Peaceful demonstration at Somerset County Court House, Somerville ( more)
August 6, 7:30 p.m. RAC-NJ Launch ( more)
Shabbat Online -- July 24
Shabbat Table

Kabbalat Shabbat Worship 
Friday, 6:00 p.m.   Yahrzeits will be read. 

Connect via Zoom or Livestream 
(More info about connecting  here)

Shabbat Morning Blessings & Torah Study with Rabbi Gluck and Cantor Wallach will return next Saturday, August 1.

This Shabbat morning, July 25, you can join Rabbi Shira Gluck for prayer and song at 10:00 a.m. at swfs.org or on the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue's Facebook page. And when you're on, let her know in the comments that someone from her TBE family is with her.

Membership Pledge Forms

The Membership Pledge Forms for 2020-2021 have been mailed out. Thank you to those who have returned them already. As part of our Chazon (vision) campaign we're asking all of our congregants to consider increasing their annual pledge, as described in our Virtual Town Hall meeting in May. There is also this Chazon Campaign FAQs document.  

Please return your pledge form to the office either by mail (in the envelope provided) or scan and email to Amy Rubin. If you didn't receive your pledge letter, contact Amy Rubin.
 
Religious School

Friday Kabbalat Shabbat
Join us for a joyful hour of song and prayer on our weekly Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat -- 6:00 p.m. here.

Shabbat Morning for Young Families
Lively and engaging online Shabbat services every Saturday morning at 11:00
Led by musicians and master educators Shira Kline (aka  ShirLaLa ) and  Ellen Allard  -- join them for  30 minutes of song, dance, and love (hosted by @ReformJudaism).
Register (no charge) for your Zoom link and come as often as you want:  https://urj.tfaforms.net/193.

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Religious School registration is ongoing:
Questions or concerns? Please contact  Sarah Gluck  or  Lisa Friedman.

Launching: RAC-NJ
August 6; 7:30 p.m. 

The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) is pleased to announce its newest statewide organizing project, RAC-NJ (formerly RJVNJ).

Please join RAC-NJ's official launch on August 6 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom . Register here

Speakers include Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Reverend Charles Boyer, NJ Secretary of State Tahesha Way, and clergy and congregants like you. Learn how your voice can help shape our RAC-NJ statewide strategy to address racial justice, pandemic response, voting rights, and more. Together, we can turn the urgency of the moment into lasting change.  Details.  
Helping Hands -- We're Here for You

Our group of Helping Hands volunteers are making masks, shopping, running errands, and helping to keep us all connected. 

If you have a hand to lend, or you need a hand, email HelpingHands@TempleBethElNJ.org with your request.

To the folks who are lending hands, we say THANK YOU!
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How to Reach Us

Our Lay Leaders
Leigh Miller ( President)
Gary Cohen (First Vice President)
Andrea Bradley (Second Vice President)
Elyse Robbins (Treasurer)
Jeff Resnick (Assistant Treasurer)
Lynn Small (Secretary)
Julie Hirsch (Connections Counselor)
Roxanne Levinston (Justice Counselor)
Ryan Maizel (Sustenance Counselor)
Melissa Pyle (Learning Counselor)
Jodi Siegal (Spirituality Counselor)

Temple Beth-El Office: 908-722-0674 
Most staff is working remotely. Voicemail will be checked daily.

Professional Staff
Rabbi Arnold Gluck: x311 /  RabbiGluck@TempleBethElNJ.org
Cantor Risa Wallach: x315 / CantorWallach@TempleBethElNJ.org
Amy E. Rubin (Executive Director): x310 /   AmyRubin@TempleBethElNJ.org  
Sarah Gluck (Education Director): x313 / SarahGluck@TempleBethElNJ.org  
Lisa Friedman (Education Director): x327 / LisaFriedman@TempleBethElNJ.org
Hannah Lafargue (Director of Youth Engagement) x324 /  HannahLafargue@TempleBethElNJ.org

Administrative Staff
Dina Fisher (Administrative Assistant): x312 /   DinaFisher@TempleBethElNJ.org
Ivy Anglin (Religious School Secretary): x316 / IvyAnglin@TempleBethElNJ.org 


Temple Beth-El 

67 US Highway 206, Hillsborough, NJ
Phone: 908-722-0674  |  Email: info@TempleBethElNJ.org
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