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High Holy Days Schedule


Saturday, September 12

8:00 pm
Selichot Service on Zoom sponsored by Union County Reform & Conservative congregations

8:30 pm -3:00 am
Rabbinical Assembly “Selihot Night Live” program

Friday, September 18
6:30-7:30 pm
Evening Service

Saturday, September 19
9:00-11:30 am – Morning Services

11:00am-12:00pm – Family Service Outdoors led by Rabbi Kerbel and Ellie Barkin

6:30-7:45 pm – Minha and Evening Service

Sunday, September 20
9:00-11:30 am – Morning Services

10:30-11:30 am – Family Service Outdoors led by Shirel Gidekel and Lincoln Richman

11:30 am – Outdoor Shofar Service and Family Blessings and Avinu Malkeinu and Adon Olam

5:15 pm – Tashlich and Mincha Service – please contact the office for the location or refer to the membership emails

Ten Days of Repentance
Wednesday, September 23, 7:30 PM, on Zoom
Join us for a virtual TBEMC High Holy Day Community Gathering

  • Minyan
  • D’Var Torah by Rabbi Kerbel on the Ten Days of Repentance
  • President’s High Holy Day Address

Followed by presentations on:
1) Create a Jewish Legacy Circle
2) TBEMC Sponsorship Opportunities
3) Lev Shalom Machzor Project
4) Israel Bond Video and Appeal
5) Q and A with Synagogue leaders

Sunday, September 27
6:15 pm – Mincha

6:30-8:30 pm – Kol Nidre and Evening Service

Monday, September 28
9:00 am – Preliminary and Shacharit Service

10:00 am – Torah Service

10:30 am – Yizkor Sermon and Service

11:00am-12:00pm – Outdoor Family Service

11:00am-12:00pm – Musaf

5:00 pm – Yizkor Service #2

5:20 pm – Mincha

6:30 pm – Neilah
We will conclude Neilah outdoors with Havdalah Service and Final Shofar blowing

A murder mystery, a comedy show, a Zumba class – see what we’ve been up to…

With this year being different in so many ways, we’ve also found new ways to keep spirits high among our members!

In late- February, we hosted our 2nd annual Trivia Night and Tricky Tray fundraiser to a sold-out crowd.
Our Sisterhood recently put on a Murder Mystery through Zoom where our members investigated–and were suspects in–a murder. Who knew we had so many characters in our temple?

Other recent events at TBEMC:

  • A film series celebrating Jewish comedies, from Brighton Beach Memoirs to Keeping the Faith
  • A stand-up comedy show
  • A virtual Zumba class
A lifelong learning class on the history of The Beatles

Stay tuned for more fun events at TBEMC!

Farewell Tribute for Art & Patty Werschulz, June 14, 11:30 AM

Patty and Art Werschulz are making Aliyah –don’t let them leave for Israel without bidding them a fond farewell.

For the past 35 years, in more ways than we can count, Patty and Art have been integral to the beating heart of the TBEMC community. They have truly been a gift, and their sensibilities inform every aspect of the community we are today.

They have contributed according to their individual strengths and interests to Ritual Leadership (leining, davening, gabbai), Temple Governance (President, innumerable committees including Ritual and High Holiday, Trustee), financial support, and opening their home to many guests.

They embody the meaning of volunteering and genuinely love our Shul. They leave behind large shoes to try to fill.

Our intention was to hold a dinner to pay tribute to Art and Patty, but given the Corona Virus Pandemic, that is no longer a viable option. Therefore, we will be focusing on presenting them with a commemorative ad journal as our way to thank Patty and Art for their many meaningful contributions to our community. Ads will be accepted until June 1st.

The Tribute will be a live event via Zoom on Sunday, June 14th at 11:30 am and we invite everyone to attend. If you are interested in saying a few words or sharing a story about Art & Patty please let us know so that we can put you on the speaking schedule.

Please show your gratitude to them and wish them well in their new journey by placing an ad using the attached ad blank. If you have any questions or would like to say a few words at the event, please contact or