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Tisha b’Av: Descent for the Sake of Ascent

The community joined Rabbi Shohama and Rabbi David for a soul-opening commemoration of Tisha b’Av, doorway into the High Holy Days that featured the TBE tradition of deconstructing, “destroying” and “rebuilding” our Sanctuary. Tisha b’Av is Judaism’s lowest day, recalling destructions, Jewish exiles and history’s other tragedies. Only as we experience …

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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