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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 …

In Memoriam: Cantor Elaine Faver

In Memoriam: Cantor Elaine Faver

TBE announces the death of Elaine Faver, who served as cantor of this community until 2010. Her family will observe shiva with public visiting hours at …

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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