Category Archives: Past Event

Taste of Fall Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner

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:


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 fall inspired ingredients. Don’t miss it! Email to reserve your spot

Individual $18

Family (up to 4) $36

taste of fall 2014

The TBEMC Men’s Club is proud to announce our honorees for 5775.  

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 is Alana Taub.  Alana has been helping lead services along with reading Torah and Haftorah since being Bat Mitzvahed.  Among other things ,she has also volunteered in the Temple office helping out the office staff.  She is currently a freshman at Rutgers University.
We will be honoring these two individuals at the Northern NJ Regional Man & Youth of the year dinner on November 5th at Congregation B’Nai Tikvah in North Brunswick NJ.  If you wish to join us, please email myself ( or Lance Kandl ( ) for more information.  If you wish to put in a congratulatory message in the Man & Youth of the Year Ad Journal, I have information on that as well.
Join me in wishing David Schwartz and Alana Taub a Mazel Tov.
Craig Schwartz
Men’s Club Co-President

Cantor Installation Weekend

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 by 10/21/2014

Saturday, October 25

Kiddush in Honor of Cantor Kintisch following Services

Sunday, October 26

9:30 am Coffee Hour Sponsored by Mark and Debbie Kaplan

12:00 pm- Plant spring bulbs with Cantor Kintisch

1:30 pm Official Installation


Cantor Recital

Coffee and Cake Reception

“Letters to President Clinton – Biblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership”

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 Torah the rabbi sent the President regarding a variety of the issues of the day, and the President’s comments on these lessons.

Date: November 2, 2014

Time: 9:30 am

Location: Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim

338 Walnut Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016

$15 if space reserved or paid in advance

Checks made out to TBEMC – Memo: Book Event November 2, 2014

$18 at the door

For more information about the event, please contact Teri via email at

Sukkot Shabbat Dinner

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 be held on Friday night, October 10th immediately following Kabalat Shabbat services which begin at 6pm and end around 6:45pm.

Prices are $18 per person, $36 per couple and $54 per family.

You can use the form below to pay by electronic check or credit card (no fee!). You can also drop your check off at the Temple office; just write Sukkot Dinner on the memo line and let Susan know how many people are coming.

If you know someone who would like to come but doesn’t have or doesn’t check their email, have them call the office at 908-276-9231.

Reservations must be made by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 5th. Only people with reservations can be accommodated. Sorry.

In case you want to see that movie clip again (you know the one I’m talking about) go to

Please use the form below to make electronic payments. After clicking “Review Your Payment” at the bottom of the form, please scroll up to complete your transaction.