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March 2019

“Season of our Joy – Passover Prep” (Session 2) with Rabbi David

March 19 @ 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 David for this second installment of TBE's Adult Education program for spring 2019 – a three-session series on preparing for Passover, then a three-session series on preparing for Shavuot. Together we'll explore deep meanings of these festivals and prepare our own chiddushim (new approaches) to the inner life of these celebrations of joy. Each three-session series is $36. Register in advance by email (yourshulbythesea@gmail.com).

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Spiritual Healing with Rabbi Shohama (Online Session 3)

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online
$36

Join R. Shohama for this third of a three-session online series on spiritual healing.  Participants can connect either by video or by phone. We'll use the book "This is For Everyone: Universal Principles of Healing Prayer and the Jewish Mystics," available from Amazon.  Instruction and practice will be 12-1 p.m., with an optional extra half hour for discussion. Full course series is $36. For information, contact us at yourshulbythesea@gmail.com.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David and the Band (Parshat Tzav)

March 22 @ 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 David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical and uplifting welcome to Shabbat. This week’s Torah portion (Tzav) brings the Eternal Flame (eish tamid), the Priestly Line (kahunah) and ancient cultic rites made new in our day. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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April 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi David and the Band (Parshat Tazria)

April 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 Rabbi David and Your Band by the Sea for a musical and uplifting welcome to this special Shabbat of the month of Adar before Passover.  This week's Torah portion (Tazria) evokes literally shedding our skin in preparation for liberation.  Break out of the doldrums and shed the skin that holds you back: freedom is coming! Celebratory oneg to follow.

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85th Annual Gala Dinner Dance

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses, 870 Shore Road
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Temple Beth El of City Island requests the pleasure of your attendance at our 85th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Dance. This year we honor: Arnold Wile - Founding Member of our Miracle Minyan (and Architectural Advisor) and Skip & Louise Giacco - for their ongoing commitment to the City Island Community. Join us for a cocktail hour, dinner (with complimentary wine, beer, soda and dessert), live music, silent auction, 50/50 cash raffle and more in a beautiful park setting as spring flowers…

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Season of our Joy – Passover Prep #3 with Rabbi David

April 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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$36

Join Rabbi David for this third installment of TBE's Adult Education program for spring 2019 – a three-session series on preparing for Passover, then a three-session series on preparing for Shavuot. Together we'll explore deep meanings of these festivals and prepare our own chiddushim (new approaches) to the inner life of these celebrations of joy. Each three-session series is $36. Register in advance by email (yourshulbythesea@gmail.com).

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Community Shabbat with Monty

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join guitarist Monty Renov, member of the TBE levi'im / Band by the Sea, for a spirit-centered musical welcome to Shabbat.  Oneg to follow.

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Shul Closed for Erev Pesach: No Shabbat Services

April 19

In honor of Erev Pesach and the First Seder, there will be no Shabbat services on April 19. Chag sameach!

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Passover Seder: Earth Day & Global Eco-Liberation

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth-El of City Island, 480 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464 United States
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Join Rabbi David for a musical, mystical, memorable and transformational community Passover seder of liberation.  With traditional songs, modern technology and a new caterer, we’ll make the exodus from bondage to liberation alive within and among us. This year's seder features two special additions.  Our seder coincides with Earth Day, which invites us to liberate our whole planet and her natural heritage. And our seder will incorporate a whole cast of spiritual characters, with chiddushim(new approaches) birthed by our own TBE members. Space is…

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Shabbat Shirah – Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Shohama, Rabbi David and the Band

April 26 @ 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 Your Band by the Sea for Shabbat Shirah ("Shabbat of Song"). At this Shabbat of Passover, exactly on time, we honor tradition's "Crossing of the Sea" and sing our way to freedom: Mi Chamocha ba'elim YHVH? - "Who is like You among the powers, Infinite One?"  Come sing and dance your way to freedom anew. Celebratory Passover-themed oneg to follow.

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May 2019

Community Led Shabbat Services

May 3 @ 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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“Season of our Joy – Shavuot Prep” (Session 1) with Rabbi David

May 7 @ 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 next installment of TBE's Adult Education program for spring 2019 – the first of three sessions on preparing for Shavuot. Together we'll explore deep meanings of this festivals 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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Spring Shabbaton – Kabbalat Shabbat with R. Shohama, R. David and the Band (P. Acharei Mot)

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth-El of C.I., 480 City Island Ave. + Google Map

Join R. Shohama, R. David, the Band and the spirit of mid-spring for a musical kickoff to our spring shabbaton. Open the windows, smell the flowers and bring in a weekend of delight. Celebratory oneg to follow.

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Spring Shabbaton – Shabbat in the Garden • Jewish Museum

May 11 @ 9:45 am - 6:00 pm
NY Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY,
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Join us for a luscious immersive Shabbat in the New York Botanical Garden at the height of spring, followed by lunch and a field trip to the Jewish Museum. Meet 9:45am sharp inside the Main Gate of the New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY).  Stay for lunch in the NYBG café (or bring your own), then we'll travel together to the Jewish Museum. Free Saturday entrance to NYBG before 10:00am and Jewish Museum.

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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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