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July 2019

Shabbat by the Sea (2 Bay Street)

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home of Ken Binder and Steve Roth, 2 Bay Street
City Island, NY, NY 10464 United States
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It's our annual mid-summer outdoor Shabbat extravaganza seaside on New York harbor at sunset. Dress in white and bring your dance shoes, come early, and linger late under the stars with a luscious celebratory oneg. Special thanks to Ken Binder and Steve Roth for hosting. Plan far ahead for traffic and parking on surface streets. Pre-service prix fixe dinner (5:00pm, The Black Whale) open to congregation by RSVP and pre-payment ($40). Services start promptly at 7:00pm. 

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Community Led Shabbat Services

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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August 2019

Community Led Shabbat Services

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Kabbalat Shabbat with R. Shohama and R. David (P. Devarim)

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave.
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and the Band for a celebratory welcome to the first Shabbat of the Book of Deuteronomy, the fifth final book of Torah. At this mid-summer Shabbat, we enter the "home stretch" and turn the corner toward the High Holy Day journey. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Tisha b’Av – Day of Depth, Uplift into the Season of Meaning

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue + Google Map

Join Rabbi David for Tisha b'Av, the Jewish spiritual calendar's day of deepest depth. We convene during the day, rather than at night, intending to harness the day's updraft into the seven-week journey to Rosh Hashanah that now begins. Honoring the solemnity of Tisha b'Av, many will embrace traditions of mourning – such as wearing black, removing shoes, and refraining from affirmations of routine life (food, bathing, sex, etc.). Whatever your traditions, thank you for honoring the "feel" of this…

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Community Led Shabbat Services

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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#BeALight Social Justice Havdalah @ Stark Family Home

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join R. David for a mid-summer havdalah gathering of music, learning and social justice at the home of David and Rachel Stark. Come be a light.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with R. David (P. Eikev)

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Avenue + Google Map

Join R. David and the Band for a celebratory welcome to Shabbat. This Shabbat coincides with the weeks of comfort after Tisha b'Av, and leans into the seven-week journey toward Rosh Hashanah. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Shabbat in the Garden

August 24 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY United States
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Join Rabbi David for a summer Shabbat stroll in the New York Botanical Garden, themed to the soul's upcoming teshuvah journey toward the High Holy Days. Meet 9:45am inside the Main Gate of the New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard) for free admission. Dress comfortably for the weather.

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Community Led Shabbat Services

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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September 2019

Community Led Shabbat Services

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Kabbalat Shabbat with R. Shohama & R. David (P. Ki Teitzei)

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David, the Band and the spirit of September for a soulful welcome to Shabbat. This week's Torah portion (P. Ki Teitzei) calls us deeper into the Elul season of returning and renewing for the High Holy Day journey ahead.  Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Community Led Shabbat Services

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Selichot: Our Journey of Soul

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David and the Band for a soulful musical journey into Selichot, a service of depth and height as we prepare for the High Holy Days. Our evening will begin with Havdalah, then transition through our inner layers to touch our shared central core.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with R. David (P. Netzavim)

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join R. David and the Band for this final Shabbat of 5779. This week's Torah portion (Netzavim) has us all standing together about to enter the Land of Promise – the same words that we will reprise in a few weeks at Yom Kippur. Let's stand together and get ready to go! Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Erev Rosh Hashanah 5780

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical and uplifting welcome to Rosh Hashanah and the Yamim Nora'im (Days of Awe) for the year 5780. Doors open at 5:30pm; services begin promptly at 6:00pm. Please plan in advance for traffic and parking.  Free parking is available on City Island Avenue, surrounding surface streets, and the parking lot at Seafood City opposite the synagogue. Guests using the parking lot should please use the spaces closest to the fence alongside…

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Rosh Hashanah – Day 1

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for Rosh Hashanah services as we journey into the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe). Shofar service will begin after noon (bring the kids!), followed by Tashlich beachside (please bring bread). Doors open at 9:30am; services begin promptly at 10:00am.  Please plan in advance for traffic and parking.  Free parking is available on City Island Avenue, surrounding surface streets, and the parking lot at Seafood City opposite the synagogue.  Guests using the parking lot should please use the spaces closest to the…

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October 2019

Rosh Hashanah – Day 2

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for Rosh Hashanah services as we journey deeper into the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe). Doors open at 9:30am; services begin promptly at 10:00m.  Please plan in advance for traffic and parking.  Free parking is available on City Island Avenue, surrounding surface streets, and the parking lot at Seafood City opposite the synagogue.  Guests using the parking lot should please use the spaces closest to the fence alongside City Island Avenue. All services are free and…

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Shabbat Shuvah – Contemplative Shabbat of Light

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi David for a soulful and contemplative commemoration of Shabbat Shuvah, the special Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as we immerse in wholeness and holiness. Oneg to follow.

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Kol Nidre

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and the Band by the Sea for Kol Nidre, the holiest time of the Jewish year, with a profoundly moving service of spiritual release and purification for Yom Kippur. In honor of Yom Kippur’s themes of purity and simplicity, many in our community will wear white and refrain from wearing leather, jewelry and other ornaments. Kol Nidre also is the only evening in which it is traditional to wear a tallit (prayer shawl). We invite you to join us in…

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Yom Kippur – Day of Holiness

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement – the holiest day of the Jewish year. Yom Kippur will offer prayer and music at shul, combined with midday mystical learning, sound healing, gentle yoga and rest with creature comforts at the nearby Samuel Pell House. The day will be paced comfortably, so plan to spend the day with us. Yom Kippur will conclude with traditional Neilah, Havdalah and catered Break Fast. Our approximate schedule will be: 10:00am…

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Community Led Shabbat Services

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Sukkot Gathering & Potluck Dinner

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join R. Shohama, R. David and the TBE community as we kick off the Festival of Sukkot, Season of our Joy (zman simchateinu) with a potluck dinner in our Sukkah – chandeliers and all!

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Sukkah Potluck Dinner, Party and Music Jam at Rabbi David’s

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rabbi David’s Home, 39 Holbrook Lane
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 United States
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HoJoin Rabbi David for this second annual Sukkot potluck dinner and party at his home in Westchester. RSVP required by email (yourshulbythesea@gmail.com).

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Sukkot Shabbat with R. Shohama & R. David

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join R. Shohama, R. David and the Band for this most joyous Shabbat of Sukkot, Season of our Joy (zman simchateinu).  Celebratory oneg in the Sukkah.

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Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

We end, and we begin. Join R. Shohama, R. David and the Band for this spiral ending-beginning of our Torah year. We'll spiral-dance the hakafot (circuits) of our soul journey (bring your dancing shoes!), receive Torah's blessings, and begin our timeless journey again. One last oneg in the Sukkah.

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Community Led Shabbat Services

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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November 2019

Thanksgiving Tikkun Olam – Serving Lunch at Trinity Methodist Church

November 28 @ 12:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 331 City Island Avenue
City Island, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi David and members of the TBE Family as we serve Thanksgiving lunch to regional community members at Trinity Methodist Church. This second-annual event is heart warming and a wonderful opportunity to give back.  Part of TBE Tikkun Olam program.

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