Welcome to Temple Beth Or

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.

Adult Education

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.

Youth Groups

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.

Lifecycle Events

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.

Get Involved in Our Community

Service Times

**Note: Shabbat Services will be on Zoom-only and not in-person on
December 2-3
and 9-10, 2022

Kabbalat Shabbat 
@ 7:15 PM 

Shabbat Morning
@ 9:30 AM

Biblical Readings:
This Shabbat (Friday night-Saturday, December 2-3) – Torah Portion: Vayetze (Triennial Cycle –
Genesis/Beresheet 28:10-30:13) – One thing we learn from this is that when we move forward into
the future we need prayer, perseverance and the openness to see opportunities. Haftarah (following
the Ashkenazic custom, Hosea 12:13-14:10) is a message of the prophet to the people that they need
to repent of their bad behavior to avoid disaster and then hope and forgiveness can follow.

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

Candle-lighting Times:

Save the Date!

We are sorry to announce we are not holding BINGO.

Chanukah Toy Drive – Now thru December 18, 2022.  Bring new unwrapped toys to the TBO Office or to the December 6th Sisterhood event or to the December 18th Chanukah Party to be given away by Chai Lifeline.

Mondays at 7:30 PM – New Adult Education Class –  starting November 7, 2022,  Crash Course in Hebrew Reading. The course is designed for those with little or no background in Hebrew and concentrates on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and reading skills. This six (6) session course is being taught online by Rabbi Robert Rubin. To register contact TBO office.
Click on flier  RHA Learn to read Hebrew 2022 flier

Thursdays @ 7:30 PM – Hebrew Reading: Beyond the Basics – read & learn some Modern Hebrew and Prayer meanings, on-line with Rabbi Rubin (every session independent).

Sunday, December 18, 2022,  @ 5:30 PM – sponsored by Men’s Club, TBO Chanukah Party with a supper and musical program by Cantor Barbara Haimowitz. 
Click on flier MC Chanukah Celebration 2022-5783 flier

Monday, December 19, 2022 @ 5:30 PM – Brick Township Menorah Lighting at the Brick Township Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road.

December 19, 2022, Monday @ 6:00 PM Jewish Federation of Ocean County Community of Caring honoring Heroes Against Hate, including Brick Police Chief James Riccio and Sgt. James Kelly; along with honoring the Jewish Journal Editorial Committee which includes Rabbi Rubin.  Visit:  https://www.jewishoceancounty.org/communitycaring

Sisterhood Meetings: 
December 6, 2022 @ 7:30 PM, Tuesday – Pre-Chanukah Party
January 3, 2023 @ 7:30 PM, Tuesday – General Meeting
February 7, 2023, TuesdayGeneral meeting

Men’s Club Meetings:
December 11, 2022, Sunday @ 10:00 AM
December 18, 2022, Sunday @ 5:30 PM – TBO Chanukah Party with a supper and musical program by Cantor Barbara Haimowitz. 
January 8, 2023, Sunday @ 10:00 AM
February 12, 2023, Sunday – World Wide Wrap

Temple Beth Or Board Meetings:
November 30, 2022 – New date
December 28, 2022
January 25, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 22, 2023
April 26, 2023
April 30, 2023 – General Meeting – Elections
May 24, 2023
June 21, 2023
July 19, 2023
August 23, 2023



Sponsor a Shabbat Oneg, Kiddish Luncheon, or Private Event

All bookings must be made through Temple Beth Or/Sisterhood Catering Chairperson: 
Rachel Zycband at 732-581-4809

CONTACT TEMPLE BETH OR office @ 732-458-4700 or email to templebethorbrick@gmail.com.

Office hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

December 26, 2022, Monday – TBO Office closed
January 2, 2023, Monday – TBO Office closed