• Feel embraced

    “How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel.” Numbers 24:5
  • Be inspired

    “The world rests on three things: Torah, prayer and acts of loving kindness.” Pirkei Avot 1:2
  • Link past to future

    “Know from where you have come to know what your legacy will be.” Pirkei Avot 3:1
  • Share life’s journey

    “To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Kohelet 3:1
  • Homeless Shelter

    Make a difference

    “If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” Rabbi Hillel

Featured Events

Family “Backyard” Shabbat

02 Sep 2016 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
“Backyard Shabbat” is an early evening, informal Shabbat celebration for parents and their young children — tots to 10. You bring your own dairy
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BBQ and Barachu

09 Sep 2016 | 05:30 pm
Come join us for TBE’s annual BBQ and Barachu summer celebration. Enjoy a FREE declicious BBQ dinner at 5:30 pm, and then welcome Shabbat
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Drive-In Movie Night — The Princess Bride

10 Sep 2016 | 08:15 pm
A fun night for the entire family on the lawn of TBE. Bring beach chairs or a blanket and watch The Princess Bride. This beloved classic
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Annual Hyacinth & Harold E. Hoffman Memorial Lecture

27 Oct 2016 | 07:30 pm
Zero-Sum Empathy: What I Learned Covering Israel and the Palestinians featuring Jodi Rudoren, deputy international editor of The New York Times
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TBE News

The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice

From political and financial scandals to biomedical science and technology, the complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of ethical...
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New Programs Deal with Intermarriage

The Keruv Committee at Temple Beth El is pleased to announce two new programs starting this fall to help grandparents and parents deal with the issue...
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Register for Chai Mitzvah and Ignite Your Jewish Spirit

TBE’s Sisterhood and Men’s Club are excited to sponsor a new adult education program starting this fall called Chai Mitzvah, a unique experiential...
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Religious School Registration Is Open

Registration for K’tanim (3-4 year olds) and Religious School grades K-7 is now open for the 2016/17 school year. Parents who wish to register...
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Calendar of Activities

Sep
1
Thu
2016
Executive Committee Meeting
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
2
Fri
2016
Family “Backyard” Shabbat
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

“Backyard Shabbat” is an early evening, informal Shabbat celebration for parents and their young children — tots to 10. You bring your own dairy picnic, and we’ll supply the ice cream dessert. Families will get together to play outside in TBE’s backyard (between the Cantor’s house and the Temple) and welcome Shabbat with Cantor Magda Fishman and her family. Picnic at 5:30 p.m. followed by Shabbat songs. Bring blankets to sit on.

Please let us know you’re coming so we can plan accordingly. For questions, call Adam Tronick at 203-536-6686 or Lisa Manheim at 203-724-9196.

We’ll move inside in case of rain.

Kabbalat Shabbat
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
3
Sat
2016
Shabbat Services
Sep 3 @ 9:30 am
Sep
4
Sun
2016
Women’s Rosh Chodesh Discussion Group
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm

rosh-chodeshShare a warm and cozy evening of Sisterhood and education at the home of Judy Schneiderman. Susan Schneiderman will lead a discussion with historical topics relating to the new month.

Join us for ushering in the month of Elul.

Please RSVP to Judy.

Sep
7
Wed
2016
Board of Trustees Meeting
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
9
Fri
2016
Annual BBQ & Barachu
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm
Sep
10
Sat
2016
Shabbat Services
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am
Drive-In Movie Night
Sep 10 @ 8:15 pm

A fun night for the entire family on the lawn of TBE. Bring beach chairs or a blanket and watch The Princess Bride.