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Robert Berent

Passover Community Seder

Join Rabbi David and your Temple Beth El family for a community Passover seder on the second night of Passover — Tuesday, April 11, 2017. With song and imagery, we’ll honor the four promises of liberation of ancient days and today. Seats are limited so please RSVP below. Our Seder is Catered, …

Joyous Shabbat by the Sea

If you experienced Shabbat by the Sea 2016, (on Friday evening, August 26th,) you sensed a bit of what Jewish mystics meant in calling Shabbat a “taste of the world to come.” The weather was glorious, the sunset sublimely timed, the setting and hospitality beautiful. Strangers became friends lingering under …

Candlelight Vigil on Lawn

In solidarity with those mourning and those suffering from wounds, both physical and emotional, we met at 8pm on Wednesday, June 15th …

Gala Spring Shabbaton/Anniversary

Dinner Dance Ahead–Ahoy! In just one week, beginning with Shabbos eve on April 1 our gala spring shabbaton takes off. It’s here! …

Holy Breath, Holy Body

Since February 15th (at 7:30 pm), a new yoga course has been presented on Monday evenings at Temple Beth-El of City island. …

Tu B’Shevat Seder A Success

Due to Winter Storm Jonas  our seder for Tu B’shevat  was postponed to February 7th. Fortunately, this weekend’s snow wasn’t a problem …

Mitzvah & Mysticism: Adult Education Series

On January 19, Rabbi David will begin our spring adult education series entitled “Mitzvah & Mysticism” – a six-month survey of Jewish holy doings (e.g. lighting Shabbat candles, affixing doorpost mezuzot, wearing a tallit) through both traditional and mystical lenses.

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