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Chag Sameach from TBEMC! We had a great weekend of festive Purim celebrations!

Posted by TBEMC/Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim on Sunday, March 24, 2024

Last night we hosted the world premiere of “I’m Your Number One Fang!”, and a great time was had by all—except perhaps for all the victims? Thanks to everyone who was part of our murder mystery! What a cast!

Posted by TBEMC/Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim on Sunday, February 25, 2024

A fun day celebrating Tu B’shvat and the magic of nature in each season!

Posted by TBEMC/Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim on Sunday, January 28, 2024

TBEMC Hanukkah 2023

We closed out Pride Month with a beautiful and meaningful Pride Shabbat led by two of our longtime members Parker Schwartz and BJ Solomon with readings from many community allies.


In June, our Third Annual Celebration Benefit was a wonderful gathering worthy of the honorees who have given so much to our community.


Last modified April 2024

13th Annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance

Cranford’s 13th Annual Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 pm at Hillside Avenue School. 

The annual town wide event is organized by the Cranford Clergy Council, the Cranford Interfaith Human Relations Committee, Cranford Public Schools, and Saint Michael School, and it aims to honor the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust while educating about the horrors of genocide. 

The featured speaker this year will be Mark Schonwetter, who survived the Holocaust as a young boy with his mother and sister in the forests of Poland and in the homes of Polish people. He has since devoted himself to sharing his story through his foundation to teach the values of kindness and respect. 

Rabbi Paul Kerbel of Cranford’s Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim synagogue and chair of the Cranford Clergy Council will introduce the speakers and performances, which include Cranford Township Mayor Brian Andrews and Cranford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Rubin.  

Performers include the Orange Avenue School and Hillside Avenue School combined chorus, an original dance by the Cranford High School Performing Arts Dance Academy, a song by the CHS Madrigals, and original poetry written by Saint Michael School’s students. 

This event is free and open to the public. It will also be recorded and aired on Cranford’s TV35.

Fall Festival Vendor Fair Marketplace Sunday 10/22

TBEMC Vendor Fair

Come to our second annual Fall Festival Vendor Fair with more than 40 local crafters, artists, and entrepreneurs selling one-of-a-kind items and favorite brands. Great for early holiday shopping and supporting local businesses!

The fair will be outside at 338 Walnut Ave (next door to the school) with refreshments available, plus raffle prizes.

The list of vendors includes (as of 10/12/23):

Annie’s Alley Creations
Big Mikes Rub Yo Grub
CMLC ABA
Color Street
Crochet with Heart/Everyday Crochet
Daisy and Lily’s Designs
Donna’s Sweet Treats
dōTERRA
Faceflow
Fantasybookmarks & more
Fig + Honey Catering
Flowerchicboutique
Foam Fatale
Gale Force Creations
Grin and Grow
Happy Heifer Hairbows
Hazy Art Creations
Jersey Jen Designs
L’Bri Pure n Natural
Local Art Company
Love JoJo’s Cookies
Luleigh’s  Crafts
Mary Kay

Mel’s Crafty
MiPhaith Handmade LLC
Moolissa’s Baked Goods
MS info
NAS Boutique of Crafts
OneHope Wine
Origami Owl
Pampered Chef
Paparazzi
Pardal’s Petite Pets
PartyLite
PM Naturals
RB Wreaths
Ro’s Garden-NJ
Sew Cool
Simply Hand Crafted NJ
Soleil Creations
Sweet Crow Bakery
Thirty-One Gifts
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Trudys tassels & tapestries
Victoria’s Lovely Leggings & More
We Can Boutique


Sponsored by the TBEMC Sisterhood.