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May 2019

Community Led Shabbat Services

May 17 @ 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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Life Tribute to Connie Cantor

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Rabbi Shohama will lead the community in honoring the life and memory of Connie Cantor, who died this time last year. Connie was a daughter of Annette and David Davis, founding members of TBE some 85 years ago. As an adult, Connie lived on City Island and married Herman "Hy" Cantor, who became longtime TBE president. Connie taught Hebrew at TBE for many years. Connie was survived by children Susan Cantor-Diaz (Sam) and Michael Cantor (Valerie); and grandchildren Rachel, David and…

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“Season of our Joy – Shavuot Prep” (Session 2) with Rabbi David *CANCELLED*

May 21 @ 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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$36

Our second of three sessions will not meet "physically": please look for learning and meditative materials by email and connect with the class digitally.  We'll reconvene for our next session as scheduled on June 4.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David (P. Behar)

May 24 @ 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 spirited Kabbalat Shabbat themed to Shavuot preparation and the soul journey of revelation. What do we need to receive within in order to Receive from beyond? Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Community Led Shabbat Services

May 31 @ 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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June 2019

“Season of our Joy – Shavuot Prep” (Session 3) with Rabbi David

June 4 @ 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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$36

Join Rabbi David for this last installment of TBE's Adult Education program for spring 2019 – the final session on preparing for Shavuot. Together we'll explore deep meanings of this festival and prepare our own chiddushim (new approaches) to the inner life of this celebration of joy. Three-session series is $36. Register in advance by email (yourshulbythesea@gmail.com).

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Kabbalat Shabbat and Shavuot Weekend Kickoff (P. Bamidbar)

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

Join us for a "higher and higher" Shavuot weekend of spiritual delight and revelation, starting with a special Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David and the Band. We stand at Sinai again, to receive and be received. Celebratory oneg to follow sponsored by Avra Tietze.

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Shavuot Kickoff – Potluck Dinner, Musical Havdalah, Evening Delights with Rabbi David and Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Home of Mariko Gordon, 654 King Avenue
City Island, New York 10464
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Join Rabbi David and guest teacher Rabbi Rachel Barenblat to kick off Shavuot with a holiday potluck dinner (fish, dairy or vegetarian only), wine and cheesecake, Festival Kiddush and Havdalah, then early evening delights for the holiday. We'll gather at the home of Mariko Gordon (654 King Avenue, City Island). RSVP required by email (yourshulbythesea@gmail.com).

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Overnight Spiritual Immersion with Rabbi David & Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

June 8 @ 10:00 pm - June 9 @ 8:00 am
Home of Mariko Gordon, 654 King Avenue
City Island, New York 10464
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Join Rabbi David and Rabbi Rachel Barenblat for overnight Shavuot spiritual immersion. In the ancient mystical tradition, we'll journey deep into the night with Torah, kabbalah, poetry, music, chanting, sound therapy, embodied practice and other tools for opening body, heart, mind and spirit. Our overnight will lead into morning spiritual practice outdoors on Long Island Sound (weather permitting) -- then Shavuot Day prayer, celebration, Kabbalat Torah (Receiving Torah anew), Yizkor and potluck lunch. Open to all who commit to spend…

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Shavuot – Morning Services, Torah, Yizkor & Potluck Lunch

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Home of Mariko Gordon, 654 King Avenue
City Island, New York 10464
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Join Rabbi David, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and the Band for a modernized Shavuot celebration of blessing, Torah (Ten Commandments) and Revelation. Minyan required for Torah and Yizkor. Lunch to follow (please RSVP by email: yourshulbythesea@gmail.com). Services will be outdoors, in the seaside backyard of Mariko Gordon (654 King Avenue, City Island) facing Long Island Sound. In case of inclement weather, we will convene at TBE.

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Community Led Shabbat Services

June 14 @ 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. Beha’alotecha & Summer Solstice)

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

Join Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and the Band for the Kabbalat Shabbat of the Summer Solstice, the brightest sunlight and longest day. This week's paresha coincides with the lighting of the Miskhan's menorah, a fitting overlap with our longest day and first day of summer. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Annual Meeting of the Congegation

June 25 @ 7:30 pm

The annual meeting is an important opportunity to chart the course of the community for the years ahead.  We will select trustees, ratify clergy contracts, consider bylaw amendments, and vision the best that TBE can be.  Refreshments to follow. All members in good standing – whose dues are current or who are on Board-approved payment plans – are eligible to vote. Under the bylaws, at least 20% of the community must attend to approve clergy contracts. Thank you for supporting…

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Community Led Shabbat Services

June 28 @ 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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July 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat with Cap’n Bob & Rabbi David’s Dvar (P. Korach) – NOTE CHANGE

July 5 @ 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 Cap'n Bob for an uplifting, patriotic and perhaps rebellious welcome to Shabbat. This week we honor both Independence Day and, fittingly, Parshat Korach – the Torah portion of rebellion. Rabbi David, who's out today, sent a Dvar Torah about our own readiness and unreadiness (even denial) for the High Holy Day journey ahead, and what this time means for our own inner journey. Celebratory oneg sponsored by Helaine and Brent Cutler.

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Community Led Shabbat Services

July 12 @ 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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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 – Dessert Reception, Social Justice Havdalah & Musical Journey of the 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 dessert reception, social justice havdalah and then a musical Selichot service of depth and height as we prepare for the High Holy Days. Please bring medical supplies for Cuba.  For a list of especially needed materials, click here.

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