Join us for our annual Purim Carnival on Sunday March 1, 2015. Just as Religious School ends, our students along with their families will head upstairs to the Social Hall for a fun afternoon of games, nosh, and silly fun. Children are encouraged to bring costumes to school and put them on before heading upstairs…. Read More
Purim is almost here! Enjoy the megilla reading, lots of silly fun, and a junk food kiddush! Bring your groggers (noise makers) and wear your costume! After the reading, we will have a costume parade, enjoy tasty treats, and do some silly line dancing led by Cantor Kintisch. Bring the whole family!!
The AARP Driver Saftey Course takes place over two days, 3 hours each day. There will be two courses: Tuesday, March 10th/Wednesday, March 11th from 9:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 25th/Thursday, March 26th from 6:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. Each refresher course is designed to assess and refine one’s driving skills. Completion of… Read More
Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim is pleased to announce our participation in the Create a Jewish Legacy program and the launch of The TBEMC Legacy Circle, to recognize those wonderful members who have provided for our synagogue’s future by including TBEMC in their estate plans. If you would like more information about The TBEMC Legacy Circle,… Read More
The Lie is a gripping, morally complex thriller about a woman torn between idealism and maternal devotion in present-day Israel. Dahlia Barr, an attorney infamous for defending accused Palestinians in Israeli court, is jolted when her son Ari is kidnapped by Hezbollah, and she must decide whether to alter her principles in order to save her son…. Read More
We will have our early Shabbat service beginning at 6:30 PM, featuring wonderful singing, a lively story, and a light kiddush to follow. Come join us to be part of this growing prayer community!
CPR and automatic defibrillator (AED) instruction will take place on Sunday, January 11th. Space is limited so sign up now to reserve a spot. The fee is $45, which includes the Red Cross certification card. The class is includes the highest level of instruction below what health care workers receive. It includes AED/defibrillator training. To… Read More
Jr. Congregation and Mini Minyan return Shabbat Services for our younger members & their families. Mini Minyan led by Cantor Benjamin Kintisch for children ages 1 – 6 years w/their parents This is a participatory, child-friendly and age-appropriate service that combines singing, praying, creative movement, stories, dancing, and discussion. Jr. Congregation for children ages 7… Read More
Join Sisterhood for a night out of frozen yogurt and coffee at Bohemian Raspberry (219 South Avenue East in Westfield) on Wednesday, January 7th at 7 P.M.
Jr. Congregation and Mini Minyan return. Shabbat Services for our younger members & their families. Mini Minyan led by Cantor Benjamin Kintisch for children ages 1 – 6 years w/their parents. This is a participatory, child-friendly and age-appropriate service that combines singing, praying, creative movement, stories, dancing, and discussion. This month’s service will include one… Read More
We will have our early Shabbat service beginning at 6:30 PM, featuring wonderful singing, a lively story, and a light kiddush to follow. The last time we had an early service we enjoyed the energy from over 30 children. Come join us to be part of this growing prayer community!
Come cheer our talented students as they sing in our first ever Zimriyah! Latkes, dancing, Hanukkah sing-a-long, community menorah lighting & more. Suggested donation for this Religious School fundraiser is $10 for adults. Children attend for FREE. (Please send checks to TBEMC at 338 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016 and write zimriyah on the memo… Read More
Tot Shabbat, Jr. Congregation and NEW!!! Mini Minyan return. Shabbat Services for our younger members & their families. New!!! Mini Minyan led by Cantor Benjamin Kintisch for children ages 5 – 7 years w/their parents. Join us on Saturday, December 13th at 10:15 a.m.
TBEMC Sisterhood & Cranford Roselle Hadassah will celebrate Hanukkah with Israeli Dancing, delicious Hanukkah foods & more on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 8:00 p.m. at TBEMC. See you then!
Mrs. Harkov (http://lahavharkov.com/), a New Jersey native and a dual citizen of the U.S.A. and Israel, has interviewed major figures from across the Israeli political spectrum and is well connected to the country’s top lawmakers. Top global news outlets including the BBC, France 24, and Sky News frequently invite Lahav Harkov to share her insights… Read More
Next meeting of the TBEMC Book Club is Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. Read Anna Quindlen’s Still Life with Bread Crumbs. We hope you will join us for a lively discussion of the book.
Please join the Cranford Clergy Council’s annual Thanksgiving Service on Monday, November 24th @ 7:30 p.m. The service will be held at the Cranford Alliance Church, 7 Cherry Street, Cranford. Minyan will be at 7 p.m. that night.
Annual Thanksgiving Party, Sunday, November 23rd at Noon. Kids, Parents, Grandparents, All Invited! Good Food, Bingo, Lots of Prizes. Please bring a canned food item for the needy. For more info contact Men’s Club Co-President Lance Kandl at 908-868-8191.
Sisterhood Paid Up Membership Meeting, Raffle Drawing AND TRIVIA NIGHT Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Come enjoy an evening of music & trivia! Join us as we pull 4 winning sisterhood tickets!! Tickets are $3 each or $18 per book. If you need additional books, call Karen Platt at 908-272-5376 or 908-400-7759.
USY & Kadima’s November chapter meeting will be Edible Olympics, Monday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. Get together to eat, sculpt and play with your food! #tbemcusyandkadimarocks #playwithfood … Questions? Contact Jonathan Cohen at email@example.com.
Tot Shabbat, Jr. Congregation and NEW!!! Mini Minyan return. Shabbat Services for our younger members & their families. New!!! Mini Minyan led by Cantor Benjamin Kintisch for children ages 5 – 7 years w/their parents. Join us on Saturday, November 15 at 10:15 a.m.
New choices for sponsoring a Kiddush to celebrate a Simcha are now available. To learn more contact Marc Herzog or Jackie Baranoff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbi Goldstein’s Torah study series will resume this Thursday, October 30th at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to join the weekly class for discussions on a array of subjects, Torah, Parsha of the Week, Current Events, Philosophy and more. Each week explores a different topic led by the Rabbi. Please come as often as you… Read More
Yesterday on Facebook, Rabbi Goldstein shared his thoughts about what is going on in the world. His words echo how many of us feel but also remind us to continue to hope, to continue to have faith. Thank you Rabbi Goldstein for sharing. In the past 24 hours, the AP has reported that Israeli’s killed… Read More
Come and join Sisterhood for an interesting discussion led by Cantor Kintisch on Shmita, Tuesday, Oct 21st at 8:00 pm in the auditorium. Enjoy delicious refreshments and a glass of wine or coffee and learn about this interesting agricultural Torah mandate that is still observed in contemporary Judaism! Cantor Kintisch and Jessica Hoff will also speak about the… Read More
Please join us in wishing Rabbi Goldstein a hearty Mazal Tov for being one of the two Central NJ rabbis being honored by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ at their annual gala dinner on November 23 at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. Rabbi Goldstein, a Rabbinic Leadership Honoree, has been instrumental in the growth and development… Read More
Torah with Laura will offer a Torah chanting for beginners class launching at 11:00 am on Sunday 10/26. Call the office at 908-276-9231 for more info and to register. This is an amazing opportunity to learn to chant Torah with one of our most respected members and one of the kindest people you will ever meet.
There is still time to register for the Chesed Connection’s Taste of Fall Dinner. Help kick off Cantor Kintisch’s installation weekend with a home cooked meal featuring: Cod Seasonal veggies Veggie chicken nuggets and pasta for the kids This is an incomplete menu! The chefs are hard at work and are using high quality, delicious… Read More
Our Man of the Year is David Schwartz. David has been a member of our club since joining the Shul in the early 1970s. He has held many positions in our shul including Board of Education President, 1st,2nd and 3rd Vice President and is currently the High Holiday committee chairman. Our Youth of the Year… Read More
Join us throughout the weekend, October 24-26 for the installation celebrations in honor of Cantor Kintisch. Friday, October 24 6:30 pm Friday night service led by Cantor Kintisch Fall Harvest Dinner Sponsored (and cooked) by The Chesed Committee RSVP to John.Harris621@gmail.com by 10/21/2014 Saturday, October 25 Kiddush in Honor of Cantor Kintisch following Services Sunday, October… Read More
Please join us a TBEMC for an installment of the author tour sponsored by the Jewish Book Council. Rabbi Menachem Genack will discuss his book “Letters to President Clinton- Biblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership” With a foreword by President Clinton, this book is a collection of correspondence between Rabbi Genack and President Clinton, including divrei… Read More
One of my favorite parts of my job is that I get to play. Being a rabbi in this community, I get invited to go talk to a lot of different groups of people. One of my favorite invites that I get is to go celebrate Shabbat at the JCC preschool in Scotch Plains. Spending… Read More
Quote in featured image attributed to Alan Moore’s Watchmen A man goes to a doctor. He explains to the doctor that he’s depressed. He says that life seems very harsh and cruel. He says that, even surrounded by people, he feels all alone in this threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain…. Read More
Join the TBEMC Men’s Club for Poker in the Sukkah Sunday, October 12, 2014 5:00 PM $10 buy in $15 for food (barbecue, soda, chips) Bring your own non-flavored beer First 15 minutes will be a poker introduction RSVP by October 7 to Seth Farber email@example.com or 973-610-2125
Corned Beef, Pastrami, Turkey and Roast Beef. Potato Salad & Coleslaw, Assorted Relishes, Rye Bread, Dinner Rolls, Mustard & Russian Dressing. Assorted mini kinishes and kasha varnishkes. Plus grilled veggie wraps (by request only). Oy! What a spread! You’re not going to want to miss this highly anticipated holiday tradition. This year the dinner will… Read More
In Los Angeles sits a house just like any other. It is a modest two bedroom, one bath white Spanish style house with a tile roof with a blue door. If you look a little closer, you can see where the paint is chipping, and that the driveway is unusually narrow and ill-suited for cars;… Read More
Rabbi Goldstein delivered the invocation at the opening session of the New Jersey State Senate on September 22, 2014. “Honored to have Rabbi Ben Goldstein of TBEMC/Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim give the opening prayer for today’s New Jersey Senate voting session in Trenton. Thank you for making Legislative District 21 proud” Tom Kean
In 1999, for the first time in nearly 40 years, TBEMC undertook a fundraising campaign to create a capital fund which would be there to enable us to modernize our building, and an endowment fund which would help support worthwhile programming previously underfunded or not funded at all. Over 80% of the congregation took part in that… Read More
Book Club is excited to announce that the September book club meeting will feature Half a Heart by Rosellen Brown and that Rosellen Brown will join the book club via Skype and will lead an author discussion. This meeting is open to all TBEMC members and friends. September 18, 2014 8:00pm in the TBEMC Youth Lounge Read… Read More
Sunday, September 28th at 2:00 PM Melick’s Farm, Oldwick, NJ Join TBEMC as we go on our annual apple picking at Melick’s Farm in Oldwick, NJ. For more information, contact Heidi Farber at firstname.lastname@example.org. Where and When Melick’s Farm & Orchards 17 Old Turnpike Rd Oldwick, NJ 08858 Sunday, September 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, September 14th at 12:15 PM Unami Park, Cranford The Religious School will be hosting a picnic at Unami Park, Cranford on September 14, 2014. For more information, please contact Debbie Kaplan at email@example.com Where and When Unami Park Cranford, NJ Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM Cranford, NJ The Cranford WTC Memorial Committee along with the Cranford Clergy Council, and the Cranford Interfaith Committee will be hosting a 9/11 memorial service at the WTC Memorial Park, on Springfield and N. Union avenues in Cranford on Thursday, Sept.11, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend…. Read More
Men’s Club Break The Fast Saturday, October 4 at the end of Yom Kippur Reservations required, contact Les Rosenblum 908-272-6387. Cranford Street Fair, Sunday, October 12, 2014 Stop by and visit if you are in the area! Poker in the Sukkah, Sunday, October 12 at 5:00 PM Chesed Connection Taste of Fall Shabbat Dinner Friday,… Read More
Shana Tova! Best Wishes for a Sweet New Year! To register for tickets, download the Master Registration Form. SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Listed above is the schedule of services for the 5775 High Holiday Season. We look forward to celebrating together and welcoming in the New Year. Included in this mailing is information to inform and… Read More
Religious School registration is now going on for the 2014-15 school year! Have you registered your son or daughter for Religious School yet? Classes are filling up quickly. Pick up registration forms in the school office or main office today. Questions? Call Cantor Benjamin Kintisch at 908-276-7351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM Cranford, NJ Help save a life. Many time slots still available. For more information, contact Marty Metzger at 908-276-7607. Where and When TBEMC 338 Walnut Ave Cranford, NJ 07016 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Cranford, NJ We’re hosting a summer barbecue and you’re all invited! Cold drinks, food off the grill, crafts for kids, outdoor games and more! All members & prospective members are welcome. A donation of $18 pp or $36 per family is greatly appreciated to defray… Read More
Update: The Potluck Shabbat was awesome! Everyone had a fantastic time. Rabbi Goldstein and Cantor Kintisch led a beautiful service, the food was delicious, and we have awesome photos from our in-house photographer extraordinaire Rachel Schwartz. You can see all the photos on our Facebook page. ******* Join us on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:00… Read More
Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim is thrilled to announce that Cantor Benjamin Kintisch has accepted our offer to become our new joint Cantor and Education Director! Cantor Ben Kintisch, brings over ten years of teaching experience from theJewish and public school world. He is an expert music teacher and a specialist in early childhood and family education. He… Read More
My name is Zachary Spergel. I am 12 1/2 and for my Bar Mitzvah project I am bringing Kippas to the Jewish Community in Suriname. Suriname is a country located in the Northern part of South America. Their Jewish community dates back to around 1600. They were mostly descendants of Jews fleeing from the Spanish… Read More
Communication is the key to any successful organization. Augusta spent many days working on the Temple bulletin. Working on articles, brushing on rubber-cement to glue the articles in place and running off the finished product on the mimeograph machine. I know this, because I was with her and learned how to use carbon paper and… Read More