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Robert Berent

Passover Community Seder a “WOW”

If you attended TBE’s Passover Community seder, you would have said, “WOW!”   A number of guests and members came earlier to help set up, transforming our sanctuary into a large dining hall — larger than our party room downstairs. Most guests arrived by 6:15pm,  planning ahead for rush hour traffic and …

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 on the temple lawn for a brief memorial/moment of silence, with lighted candles representing those innocent lives extinguished in Orlando and Tel Aviv . The moving service was …

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.

Happy Happy Hanukkah

Rabbi Shohama leads members and friends of “Your Shul by the Sea” in blessings and songs after President Paul Klein and a young assistant lit our community hanukkiah at Hawkins Street Park on Sunday evening.

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