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Stand Against Hate (Saturday, August 19, 8:00pm)

Please join us this Saturday night, August 19, at 8:00pm,  as we take back the light at night.  Last weekend we witnessed anti-Semitic and racist rallies which ended in a horrific attack and more of these marches/rallies are scheduled around the country this weekend.  Please join us to denounce this hate as we sing, talk, and act to bring more light into our community and country.  Our time together will end with havdalah, the Jewish ceremony marking the end of Shabbat.  This ceremony uses a braided candle which represents unity and people coming together.  Everyone is welcome to join us.  We welcome all our friends and neighbors.  If you would like to participate, please contact

“A Taste of Shavuot”: Erev Shavuot, Tue., May 30th at 6 P.M. Click here for more details.

Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah, the content and meaning of Judaism for each of us. It also marks the pleasant days of spring turning into summer, of a world turning fresh and green with life and beauty. At TBEMC, Shavuot is a joyous festival of Torah study, creative expression, and happy celebration.


6:00pm -8:00pm “Taste of Shavuot” – with tie-dying, pizza, and Torah study. Students will be invited to sleep overnight at the synagogue. Contact Cantor Frank for details (

8:00 pm– Erev Shavuot Service
8:02 pm- Candlelighting
…followed by our special Tikkun Leil Shavuot – Shavuot Study Evening, with cheesecake and dairy desserts.  Rabbi Klatzker, Hazzan Lanzkron-Tamarazo, and volunteers will teach from 9:00 pm to midnight. Topics to be announced. All are welcome.


9:30 am – Shaharit: Morning Service
7:30 pmMinha
9:03 pmCandlelighting


9:30 am – Festival Morning Service (with Yizkor Memorial Prayers)
8:30 pm– Minha/Ma’ariv
9:03 pm Havdalah

Pesah 5777 / Passover 2017

Pesah 5777 (Passover 2017) will start the evening of Monday 14 April and end on the evening of Tuesday 22 April.


  • The calendar of events for Pesah 5777 at TBEMC.
  • To make sure that our homes are free of hametz (leavened products), we sell any hametz that remains in our homes.  If you would like Rabbi Klatzker to act as your agent for doing so, we have provided two versions of the authorization form that you can download:
    • PDF version, to fill out by hand, and return to TBEMC
    • Word version, which you can fill out electronically and then return to TBEMC
  • B’diqat hametz and biur hametz make up  a ceremonial “search and destroy hametz” mission, which takes place in the home on Sunday night, 13 April.  The procedure for doing this may be found in many siddurim, or you can download a PDF file that has the instructions.
  • The JVillage Pesah guide