Category Archives: Upcoming Event

Religious School Open House, Sun. Aug. 18, 6:30 PM. See what we have planned for the coming year!

Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim
Religious School Open House
Sunday, August 18th 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

• Meet our religious school team, Principal Doni Remba and Rabbi Paul Kerbel

• Short presentation at 7:00 pm highlighting our dynamic, exciting curriculum for the 2019/2020 school year 

• Great opportunity to meet new and returning families

Kids will have fun with a craft project followed by a sweet ice cream treat!
RSVP to the Temple office at (908) 276-9231 or email

Join the Sisterhood for our 2nd Summer Social, Thurs., Aug 15, 7 – 9 PM at Bohemian Raspberry in Westfield


Join Sisterhood for another fun Summer Social!
Thursday, August 15th from 7:00-9:00 pm at
Bohemian Raspberry 219 South Avenue, Westfield
Pay for what you order–yogurt, ice cream, coffee
Please RSVP to Joan Finkelstein at

Life-Long Learning Committee Presents “Jews Around the World” Film Series: “Mr. Kaplan”, Sun. Jun. 23rd at 7 P.M.

Having escaped Nazi Europe, Jacob Kaplan has led a quiet life in Uruguay. Now, at the age of 76, he begins to question his life’s worth as his family grows increasingly concerned that he is losing his facilities. When he begins to suspect that an elderly German immigrant is a former Nazi, he becomes determined to expose him and bring him to justice. This wry comedy-drama, Uruguay’s official entry to the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film, touches on themes of family, aging and the need to find meaning in our lives.

NEW! Gan Katan (“Little Garden”) Early Childhood Program

A wonderful education choice for Jewish children ages 3 & 4. Class meets every other week from Sept. to May. Small class size limited to 10. Age-appropriate learning activities include singing Jewish & Hebrew songs, dancing, listening to read-aloud stories, dramatic play, craft activities, and early literacy activities to develop Hebrew skills. Students meet Jewish friends and share positive experiences of Jewish community in the friendly and welcoming environment of TBEMC. Class will be taught by an experienced Jewish early childhood educator. To learn more, contact Cantor Lanzkron-Tamarazo at or call 908-276-7351.

CJL “Shorashim” celebration, Thu., Nov 12th at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield

Create a Jewish Legacy: November 12 Legacy Event

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ is sponsoring a community-wide legacy celebration to show its thanks and appreciation to its legacy donors. The Shorashim event (Shorashim is the Hebrew word for “roots”) is Thursday evening, November 12, at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield. RSVPs are required and can be made at

All Create a Jewish Legacy participating organizations’ legacy donors (e.g., our TBEMC Legacy Society Members) and legacy teams will be celebrated, along with members of four other philanthropic recognition societies within Greater MetroWest.

Our TBEMC Legacy Society Members have proven their dedication to the strong future of our beloved Temple and community, and that is why the JCF is recognizing and honoring them at this first-ever celebration.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Legacy Society, but are unsure how to make a legacy gift, please contact Laura Cohen or David Springer