Temple Beth Or (House of Light in Hebrew) is a Conservative congregation. We revere Jewish tradition in a modern, egalitarian way. As the spiritual center of our Jewish community, our aim is to create a Jewish environment that is warm and caring, meaningful and enriching. We are affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Temple Beth Or holds Shabbat services on Friday evenings and on Shabbat mornings, as well as Holiday services. Minyan is held weekday evenings, Monday – Thursday and Saturday night after Shabbat. Prayer services and other programs are held either online or in-person with online access. The students of our Kadima and USY youth groups are combined with the youth groups of Congregation B’nai Israel in Toms River and together they have many social, educational, cultural and religious events.
We offer a Jewish education for children including Bar/Bat Mitzvah training. Our Hebrew High School program is in combination with that of Congregation B’nai Israel. No child is turned away from receiving a religious education. For adults, there is an active Adult Education program with both morning and evening classes. We also have film festivals, guest lecturers, Shabbat Lunch, Learn sessions, and other programs on a variety of subjects. Our congregants volunteer for numerous community service projects.
Experience and participate in the various lectures and programs offered throughout the year by our Adult Education group. Come join in our commitment to life-long learning.
Our youth groups participate in a variety of activities such as making hamantaschen for Purim or picking apples for Rosh Hashanah while fostering their Jewish identity in an informal social atmosphere.
Whether celebrating a simcha or honoring a departed loved one we share these moments as a community to continue our spiritual commitment to the past while moving forward into the future together.
Services – This Shabbat (December 8-9) are in-person and on Zoom
Friday, 7:15 PM;
Saturday, 9:30 AM (beginning with Shocheyn Ad, Preliminary Services on your own) and 5:35 PM with Havdalah
This Shabbat – Torah Portions:
First Reading: Vayeshev (Triennial Cycle – Beresheet/Genesis 38:1-30) – One thing we learn is that one can learn of one’s faults and admit them to others when appropriate.
Second Reading: special for Shabbat Chanukah (Bemidbar/Numbers 7:18-23)
Haftarah (special for Shabbat Chanukah, Zechariah 2:14-4:7) is the message of the prophet to the people that spiritual strength is crucial even compared to physical strength.
Candle Lighting – Friday at 4:15 PM, Shabbat ends at 5:15 PM
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Morning services in-person and online using ZOOM, unless **noted differently.
Please contact the Temple Beth Or office for further information @ 732-458-4700.
Weekday Minyan (Mincha/Ma’ariv) on Zoom only
Monday – Thursday @ 4:15 PM (note new time)
We are sorry to announce we no longer hold BINGO.
Our prayers are with the people of Israel. May the memories of those who died be forever a blessing. May those who are wounded have a complete recovery. May those who are captive as hostages be released safely. May all have peace.
Donate to help Israelis at this time of crisis through the special Israel Emergency Campaign coordinated by the Jewish Federation of Ocean County.
Visit www.jewishoceancounty.org or mail a check to JFOC (in the memo line put: Israel Emergency Campaign), 1235A Route 70, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Questions? Call the JFOC Office at 732-363-0530.
Chanukah begins on the night of December 7 and continues to Friday, December 15. Have a happy and peaceful Chanukah!
December 7, 2023, Thursday @ 5:30 PM – Brick Township Chanukah Lighting @ Brick Township Municipal Building
December 17, 2023, Sunday – Post Chanukah Party – 4:00-7:00 PM – sponsored by the Sisterhood and Men’s Club – open to the whole congregation
Thursdays @ 7:00-8:30 PM – Hebrew Reading: Modern, Prayer and Biblical – online sessions for those who know the Hebrew letters and vowels – Practice reading and learn some Hebrew words with a modern Israeli newsletter and a prayer from the siddur and discuss the meanings with Rabbi Rubin. Each session is independent. Use the same Zoom access as for TBO Services.
January 2, 2024
February 4, 2024
March 5, 2024 – Pre-Purim Party
April 7, 2024 – Women’s Seder
May 7, 2024 – Elections
May 10, 2024 – Sisterhood Shabbat & Dinner
June 2, 2024 – Shalom Party & Installation
June 7, 2024 – Graduation Cake & Celebration
Men’s Club Meetings:
Minyan at 9:00 AM, Meeting at 10:00 AM
December 17, 2023 – CANCELLED
January 21, 2024
February 11, 2024 – World Wide Wrap
March 17, 2024
April 14, 2024
May 19, 2024 – Elections
June 9, 2024
June 14, 2024 – Men’s Club Shabbat
Temple Beth Or Board Meetings:
December 20, 2023
January 31, 2024
February 21, 2024
March 20, 2024
April 25, 2024
May 22, 2024
June 19, 2024
July 24, 2024
August 21, 2024
September 18, 2024
All bookings must be made through Temple Beth Or/Sisterhood Catering Chairperson:
Rachel Zycband at 732-581-4809
FOR MORE INFORMATION
CONTACT TEMPLE BETH OR office @ 732-458-4700 or email to email@example.com.
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
TBO Office closed the following dates:
December 25, 26 & 27
January 1, 2024 – New Year’s Day