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Congregation Beth El

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222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
973-763-0111 http://www.bethelnj.org

March 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat Services Led by Beth El’s Second and Third Grade Students

March 29, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Our Second and Third grade JLC and GOA students will help lead some of the prayers during the service. Afterwards, please join us for a congregational dinner. Bring a bottle of Kosher wine to share with friends. There will be activities for your children after dinner. Click here to register for dinner. Please RSVP by Monday, March 25. 

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Men’s Club Shabbat Morning Service

March 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Come joins us as Beth El's Men's Club hosts their annual Men's Club Shabbat. Members of the Men's Club will be leading different parts of our service and co-sponsoring the kiddush. Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by…

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April 2019

Neshama Minyan and Dinner

April 5, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
$9 – $18

Join us for our monthly Neshama Minyan at 6:15pm, followed by a congregational dinner. Neshama means soul. The soulful liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat and melodies of this service help us let go of the past week and enter Shabbat with intention. Join your Beth El family for this musical, intimate, monthly Shabbat evening service in the round. All ages welcome! We will first meet for service at 6:15pm, followed by a Congregational Dinner for those who register in advance. Click here to register.

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Shabbat Morning Service

April 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Ann & Mel Schaffer Sisterhood Gift Shop

April 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

The Ann & Mel Schaffer Sisterhood Gift Shop has something for every budget. Come in to shop and schmooze, or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages! The Gift Shop carries: Ritual items for every holiday and Shabbat Mezuzot and kosher scrolls Dead Sea salt Kippot and Talitot for B’nai Mitzvot Bulk printed kippot for special events And so much more! The gift shop is open twice a month on Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm, or by appointment. Contact the synagogue at 973-763-0111 or send an email to purchase an item. Can’t…

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Installation of Rabbi Rachel Marder

April 7, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Conducted by her friends and family. Dessert reception to follow.

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Yoga Shabbat

April 12, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join certified yoga instructor Merav Fine Braun, in a Shabbat yoga experience. Yoga is a spiritual practice, further understanding the holy vessels of our bodies and our relationship with the world. Shabbat Yoga uses the liturgy of our Shabbat service and the lessons and values of our tradition to set intention for this physical prayer experience. Come dressed casually. Yoga mats will be provided.

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Shabbat Morning Service

April 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Shabbat Morning Service

April 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Beth El Community Seder

April 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
$30 – $42

Join us for a participatory Beth El Community Seder on Saturday, April 20, 8:30pm. Adults $42, Children (under b'nai mitzvah age) $30, please RSVP by April 5. Contact Rabbi Marder if you would like to help plan the seder!

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Seventh Day Pesach Services

April 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Seventh Day Pesach Services begin: 9:30 am in the Sanctuary Pesach Club (K-5) begins: 10:45 am Mini-Minyan (for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers) begins: 11:00 am Congregational kiddush following services in the Social Hall.

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Shabbat Morning Service

April 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Ann & Mel Schaffer Sisterhood Gift Shop

April 28, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

The Ann & Mel Schaffer Sisterhood Gift Shop has something for every budget. Come in to shop and schmooze, or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages! The Gift Shop carries: Ritual items for every holiday and Shabbat Mezuzot and kosher scrolls Dead Sea salt Kippot and Talitot for B’nai Mitzvot Bulk printed kippot for special events And so much more! The gift shop is open twice a month on Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm, or by appointment. Contact the synagogue at 973-763-0111 or send an email to purchase an item. Can’t…

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May 2019

Young Family Friday

May 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
$9 – $18

Join us for our Young Family Friday night Dinner and Musical Service. We will begin with a short age-appropriate musical Shabbat service for young children followed by an informal Shabbat dinner. Build community and celebrate Shabbat together in this relaxed and casual setting. Please check the Beth El Weekly Update e-mail to register, or call the Congregation Beth El office at 973-763-0111.

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Shabbat Morning Service

May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

May 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Ann & Mel Schaffer Sisterhood Gift Shop

May 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 24, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

The Ann & Mel Schaffer Sisterhood Gift Shop has something for every budget. Come in to shop and schmooze, or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages! The Gift Shop carries: Ritual items for every holiday and Shabbat Mezuzot and kosher scrolls Dead Sea salt Kippot and Talitot for B’nai Mitzvot Bulk printed kippot for special events And so much more! The gift shop is open twice a month on Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm, or by appointment. Contact the synagogue at 973-763-0111 or send an email to purchase an item. Can’t…

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Neshama Minyan and Dinner

May 17, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
$9 – $18

Join us for our monthly Neshama Minyan at 6:15pm, followed by a congregational dinner. Neshama means soul. The soulful liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat and melodies of this service help us let go of the past week and enter Shabbat with intention. Join your Beth El family for this musical, intimate, monthly Shabbat evening service in the round. All ages welcome! We will first meet for service at 6:15pm, followed by a Congregational Dinner for those who register in advance. Click here to register.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

May 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Project Zug Celebration

May 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

In partnership with Hadar, Congregation Beth El members have participated in an incredible year of partnered learning this year. We are celebrating this achievement with an inspiring learning session and breakfast open to the community. Join Rabbi Tali Adler, a Hadar scholar and graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, to study different models of chavruta in Jewish textual tradition, from Moses and Aaron to Rabbi Yochanan and Reish Lakish. Rabbi Adler will help us reflect on what we hope for in our…

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Ann & Mel Schaffer Sisterhood Gift Shop

May 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 24, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on April 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 12, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on May 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

The Ann & Mel Schaffer Sisterhood Gift Shop has something for every budget. Come in to shop and schmooze, or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages! The Gift Shop carries: Ritual items for every holiday and Shabbat Mezuzot and kosher scrolls Dead Sea salt Kippot and Talitot for B’nai Mitzvot Bulk printed kippot for special events And so much more! The gift shop is open twice a month on Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm, or by appointment. Contact the synagogue at 973-763-0111 or send an email to purchase an item. Can’t…

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Shabbat Morning Service

May 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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June 2019

Shabbat Morning Service

June 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Sisterhood Pre-Shavuot Cooking Demonstration

June 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Learn how to bake Sambousek, a classic Syrian comfort food made by home cooks and chefs alike, with cake baker Miriam Golan, and food writer Shannon Sarna, just in time to serve these delicious cheesy pockets for Shavuot. In this hands-on class, each participant will learn how to shape Sambousek like a pro, and will get to take a dozen fresh sambousek home to enjoy! Registration is $36 per person and will be closed at 30 participants (children age 10+ with…

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Shabbat Morning Service

June 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Shavuot Services

June 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Services begin at 9:30 and will be followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Engagement Fair and Annual Congregation Beth El Meeting

June 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Please join us for the Engagement Fair at 7:30pm to meet the members who make Beth El hum with activity and learn about the many ways to be involved no matter your schedule or available time. Followed by the Annual Congregation Beth El Meeting at 8:00pm where we will welcome our new members, honor our Volunteers of the Year, install our new Board and officers, review and vote on next year's budget, and more.

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Neshama Minyan and Dinner

June 14, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
$9 – $18

Join us for our monthly Neshama Minyan at 6:15pm, followed by a congregational dinner. Neshama means soul. The soulful liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat and melodies of this service help us let go of the past week and enter Shabbat with intention. Join your Beth El family for this musical, intimate, monthly Shabbat evening service in the round. All ages welcome! We will first meet for service at 6:15pm, followed by a Congregational Dinner for those who register in advance. Click here to register.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

June 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

June 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

June 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Beth El Annual BBQ

June 30, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join in on the fun at our annual BBQ by volunteering for an hour! Click here to volunteer for a one hour shift between 2:30pm and 6:00pm. We need teen volunteers to help with crafts, tattoos, face painting, supervising the bouncy house and more. We need adult volunteers to register, cook, serve food and beverages, and supervise the kids' activities. Everyone is invited to attend the fun-filled BBQ. Click here to register by Sunday, June 23. 

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July 2019

Shabbat Morning Service

July 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

July 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

July 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) guests at Beth El

July 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - July 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Sign up here to help with Beth El's second annual hosting of Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) guests from July 21-28. IHN is a local organization that provides temporarily homeless families with shelter, food and services to help them get back on their feet. We had a lot of support and spirit from our Beth El family last summer, and hoping for the same this year!  If you want more information or have questions, please email Reba Auslander or Adena Traub. We are also collecting non-perishable snacks to…

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Shabbat Morning Service

July 27, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

August 2019

Yoga Shabbat

August 2, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Join certified yoga instructor Merav Fine Braun in a Shabbat yoga experience. Yoga is a spiritual practice, further understanding the holy vessels of our bodies and our relationship with the world. Shabbat Yoga uses the liturgy of our Shabbat service and the lessons and values of our tradition to set intention for this physical prayer experience. Come dressed casually. Yoga mats will be provided.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

August 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

August 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

August 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

August 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

Find out more »

Shabbat Morning Service

August 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
+ Google Map

Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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September 2019

JLC Annual Play-Date

September 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join us for our annual play-date for children entering kindergarten, first, and second grade at the JLC. We will meet at the Beth El playground, see old friends, make new ones, meet JLC teachers, tour classrooms, do a craft project and end the morning with ice pops! This is a great opportunity to learn about the JLC and how we engage in joyful Jewish experiences. Please invite any friends who might be interested in learning about the JLC. Siblings are…

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Beth El Boomer’s BBQ

September 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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It is time to re-connect and get ready for the new year! Join us for the 2019 Beth El Boomer's BBQ. Click here to register and pay. Tickets are $18 per person. For questions, please contact Stephanie Carmel or Claire Nierenberg.

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Neshama Returns! Friday Night Minyan and Dinner

September 6, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
$9 – $18

Join us for the first Neshama Minyan of the year at 6:15pm, followed by a congregational dinner. Neshama means soul. The soulful liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat and melodies of this service help us let go of the past week and enter Shabbat with intention. Join your Beth El family for this musical, intimate, monthly Shabbat evening service in the round. All ages welcome! We will first meet for service at 6:15pm, followed by a Congregational Dinner for those who register…

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Shabbat Morning Service

September 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Shabbat Morning Service

September 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Shabbat Morning Service

September 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Kabbalat Shabbat

September 27, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
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Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Shabbat Morning Service

September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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First Day of Rosh Hashanah

September 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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October 2019

Second Day of Rosh Hashanah

October 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Kabbalat Shabbat

October 4, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
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One event on October 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm

One event on November 22, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Shabbat Morning Service

October 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Kol Nidre

October 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Yom Kippur

October 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Shabbat Morning Service

October 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Sukkah Building

October 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join the Men's Club at 9:00am to help us build our community sukkah.

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Sukkah Decorating and a Pizza Party

October 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join community members as we make crafts to decorate our Beth El sukkah. We will hang them in the sukkah, as well as make crafts for you to bring home to decorate your home sukkot. Pizza will be provided, but we ask that you register so that we can ensure there will be enough pizza for everyone. You can register here.

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Sukkot Services

October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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One event on October 15, 2019 at 9:30 am

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Sukkot Services

October 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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One event on October 15, 2019 at 9:30 am

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Chaverim Connections in the Sukkah

October 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join Chaverim Connections for an evening of games and dessert in the sukkah. The goal of Chaverim Connections is to foster a community of support between students and families of the Jewish Learning Center and Golda Och Academy. Registration is $5 per child. Click here to register now!

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Men’s Club Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join Men's Club in the Beth El sukkah for our annual "Steak and Scotch" event. The cost of the event is $40 and includes all-you-can-eat meat. Please bring a bottle of scotch to share. Register here so that we can ensure that there is enough food for everyone.

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Shabbat Morning Service

October 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Stories in the Sukkah

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Enjoy an intimate evening of Moth-style storytelling in the Beth El sukkah. Hear the profound and hysterical stories of Beth El members, including CJ Prince, Ethan Berlin, and Steven Rod. The event will feature emcee and stand-up comedian Liz Glazer, back after a fantastic performance at last year's event. It is free, open to the community, and is meant for adults.

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Shimeni Atzaret

October 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Erev Simchat Torah

October 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Simchat Torah

October 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Shabbat Morning Service

October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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November 2019

Shabbat Morning Service

November 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Studying the Sages

November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Study with Dr. Jeffrey Rubenstein, professor of Jewish Thought and Literature at NYU and author of The Land of Truth: Talmud Tales, Timeless Teachings, about the evolution in how we study stories of the Talmudic sages. We will explore several stories together and appreciate their sophisticated narrative art. We will investigate the reasons for the shift in understanding Talmudic stories from history-biography to didactic fiction. All are welcome! Materials will be taught in English.

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Neshama Minyan

November 8, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join your Beth El family for a musical and intimate monthly Shabbat evening service in the round followed by a congregational dinner. Neshama means soul. The soulful liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat and melodies of this service help us let go of the past week and enter Shabbat with intention. All ages welcome as we bring in Shabbat with old and new tunes and a bit of Torah learning. Our service will begin at 6:15pm and a Congregational Dinner will follow. Services are…

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Shabbat Morning Service

November 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Men’s Club Football Family Tailgate

November 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join our Men's Club for a Family Football Tailgate at Beth El to watch the Jets vs. Giants. We will watch the game in the Stein Family Lounge, with burgers, hot dogs and more. Family games and prizes will be awarded. Wear your favorite football jersey! This event is open to all Beth El members and their families. Cost is $8 per person and $25 per family in advance or $10 per person and $30 per family at the door. Click here to register…

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The Newish Parent (and Grandparent) Guide to Avoiding Unnecessary Pain

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Kids can be brutal on the body. This workshop is meant to help parents (and grandparents) become mindful of the most important concepts to help protect themselves from injury. Our own local Doctor of Physical Therapy, Jason Levine, will cover important concepts related to how to best care for yourself while you care for your little one(s). We will discuss ways to reduce stress on the body and review related exercises that can be built into your daily routine to…

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Young Family Friday Night

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Families with infants through second graders, join us for our second Young Family Friday night of the school year. A short and age appropriate musical service led by Jill Kimelman, followed by Shabbat dinner. Build community and celebrate Shabbat together in this relaxed and casual setting. Register here by Monday, November 11 to ensure we have enough food.

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Shabbat Morning Service

November 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Thelma K. Reisman Preschool – Parents Karaoke Night Out

November 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join us for a night of charitable fun filled with karaoke singing and a live DJ! This event features an open bar, as well a dessert buffet, and silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds will benefit the Thelma K. Reisman Preschool. Register now!

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Taffy Brodesser-Akner, in conversation with Jordana Horn

November 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

New York Times Magazine staff writer and bestselling author Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s first novel, Fleischman is in Trouble—longlisted for a 2019 National Book Award—is a portrait of modern marriage and its dissolution, at once funny and heartbreaking, and a searing look at what happens to two people navigating the fault lines of divorce. Jordana Horn is a host and the head writer of the Call Your Mother podcast from Kveller, where Jews and Jewish-adjacent people are interviewed and nothing in life…

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Kabbalat Shabbat

November 22, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
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One event on November 22, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Shabbat Morning Service

November 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Being Mortal: A Discussion with Dr. Joshua Schor

November 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join Boomers for a discussion led by Dr. Joshua Schor, top doc in the field of geriatrics, on the book: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters. This is a non-fiction book by American surgeon, Atul Gawande that addresses end-of-life care, hospice care, and Gawande's personal reflections.   No need to read the book in advance, a video will be shown to provide an introduction. Dairy dessert will be served. Admission is $5 at the door. Click here to RSVP.

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Shabbat Morning Service

November 30, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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December 2019

Neshama Minyan & Dinner

December 6, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join your Beth El family for a musical and intimate monthly Shabbat evening service in the round followed by a congregational dinner. Neshama means soul. The soulful liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat and melodies of this service help us let go of the past week and enter Shabbat with intention. All ages are welcome as we bring in Shabbat with old and new tunes and a bit of Torah learning. Our service will begin at 6:15pm and a congregational dinner will follow. Services…

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Shabbat Morning Service

December 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Shabbat Morning Service

December 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Beth El Family Chanukah Program

December 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

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On One Foot

December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Explore fundamentals of Judaism with Rabbis Olitzky and Marder in this year-long course, "On One Foot." We'll dive into Jewish culture, history, and wisdom. A few sample topics include: God, Kashrut, and Raising a Mensch. This class is for individuals exploring Judaism, those interested in conversion (partners welcome!), and for people born Jewish who want to deepen their knowledge. If you have questions, please email Rabbi Marder. Course book and registration costs $25. Click here to see the full schedule and…

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Shabbat Morning Service

December 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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Shabbat Morning Service

December 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Congregation Beth El is a participatory community where our rabbis as well as skilled congregants and B’nai Mitzvah lead services and chant the weekly Torah portion and Haftarah.  The Torah reading follows the triennial cycle according to the Conservative movement. Services generally end around noon and are followed by a kiddush luncheon for all ages where old friends and newcomers, children and adults, congregants and clergy gather together in celebration and community.

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January 2020

Neshama Minyan & Dinner

January 10, 2020 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join your Beth El family for a musical and intimate monthly Shabbat evening service in the round followed by a congregational dinner. Neshama means soul. The soulful liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat and melodies of this service help us let go of the past week and enter Shabbat with intention. All ages are welcome as we bring in Shabbat with old and new tunes and a bit of Torah learning. Our service will begin at 6:15pm and a congregational dinner will follow. Services…

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Project Zug Kickoff & Breakfast

January 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Join us for our fifth annual partnered study program, in collaboration with Hadar's Project Zug. The word Zug means pair or couple. Since ancient times, Jews have met in dedicated pairs for study and discussion. Sign up as a pair or asked to be paired with a partner who wants to study the same course. Choose from more than two dozen courses that run in 4-10-session increments. Learning happens on your schedule, wherever you choose: in person, over the phone, or…

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Fourth and Fifth Grade Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner

January 24, 2020 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Fourth and Fifth Grade students and their families are invited to participate in a Family Friday Night Service and Dinner. We will enjoy an interactive service together starting at 6:15pm and then enjoy a festive Shabbat dinner. Please feel free to bring a bottle of Kosher wine to enjoy with friends. There will be an activity for your children during dinner. If you plan to attend the dinner you must register here no later than Monday, January 20.

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Strengthening Muslim-Jewish Partnership in our Communities”

January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Throughout the U.S., Muslim and Jewish communities are working together to promote common democratic values, fight extremism, and confront bigotry. From advocacy and coalition building to discussion and dialogue, learn how we are overcoming challenges and becoming allies for one another. Join Dr. Ari Gordon and Natalia Mahmud, Director and Assistant Director of U.S. Muslim-Jewish Relations, AJC, for a conversation about how we can create productive partnerships and strengthen the bonds between religious minorities in America. This event is organized…

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February 2020

Young Family Havdallah, Craft and Parents Night Out

February 1, 2020 @ 5:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Come and join us at 5:15pm to make a Havdallah craft, eat ice cream and participate in a family-friendly Havdallah service. Sign up now for post-Havdallah babysitting by our wonderful USY teens from 6:00-8:00pm and enjoy an adult night out. For additional teens who would like to volunteer, please contact Youth Program Director, Molly Gimbel.

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Second and Third Grade Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner

February 21, 2020 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Second and Third Grade students and their families are invited to participate in a Family Friday Night Service and Dinner. We will enjoy an interactive service together starting at 6:15pm and then enjoy a festive Shabbat dinner. Please feel free to bring a bottle of Kosher wine to enjoy with friends. There will be an activity for your children during dinner.

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Neshama Minyan

February 28, 2020 @ 6:15 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Join your Beth El family for a musical and intimate monthly Shabbat evening service in the round. Neshama means soul. The soulful liturgy of Kabbalat Shabbat and melodies of this service help us let go of the past week and enter Shabbat with intention. All ages are welcome as we bring in Shabbat with old and new tunes and a bit of Torah learning. Our service will begin at 6:15pm. Please note there will not be a Congregational Shabbat dinner after…

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March 2020

Shabbat NaShir

March 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States
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Join us for a new, ruach (spirit) filled Musaf Service in the sanctuary. NaShir means "we will sing", and that is what we will do! Building on the success of Beth El's Friday Night Neshama Minyan, we are introducing another opportunity for spirited and joyous singing. In order to create an intimate prayer space in our larger sanctuary, we'll ask congregants to join us in the center sections. This is a special rendition of our traditional service to which all…

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July 2020

Challah Give-Away

July 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079 United States

Drive by Beth El for challah pickup and a Shabbat Shalom smile from our Rabbis.  Compliments of an anonymous sponsor; order your challah here and come pick it up at Beth El on Friday, July 31. When:  Friday, July 31  - 10:00am – 12:00pm Where: Beth El Parking Lot Orders must be received by Monday, July 27th at 3:00pm. Challahs are parve.  A nut-free option is available.   If you are not able to pick up your challah yourself, please feel free…

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