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.
Shabbat Services – (June 9-10)
in-person with a Zoom connection
@ 7:15 PM
@ 9:30 AM
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Morning services in-person and online using ZOOM, unless **noted differently.
Saturday night @ 9:25 PM with Havdalah on Zoom only.
Please contact the Temple Beth Or office for further information @ 732-458-4700.
This Shabbat – (Friday night-Saturday, June 9-10) – Torah Portion: Behaalotekha (Triennial Cycle – Numbers/Bemidbar 8:1-9:14) – One thing we learn is that the light of the original Menorah in the Tabernacle/Mishkan, meant as an Eternal Light/Ner Tamid, is still “glowing” today thousands of years later. Haftarah (Zechariah 2:14-4:7) is the message of the prophet to lift the spirits of the people like the light of the Menorah in the Holy Temple/Beit Hamikdash.
Candle Lighting – Friday at 8:08 PM, Shabbat ends at 9:09 PM.
Weekday Minyan (Mincha/Ma’ariv) on Zoom only
Monday – Thursday @ 6:45 PM
We are sorry to announce we no longer hold BINGO.
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).
June 6, 2023, Tuesday – Shalom Party & Installation of Officers
June 9, 2023, Friday – Graduation Cake & Celebration
Men’s Club Meetings:
Minyan at 9:00 AM, Meeting at 10:00 AM
June 11, 2023, Sunday – General Meeting
*June 23, 2023, Friday – Men’s Club Shabbat
July 16, 2023, Sunday – General Meeting
August 13, 2023, Sunday – General Meeting & Annual BBQ
September 10, 2023, Sunday – General Meeting
Temple Beth Or Board Meetings:
June 21, 2023
July 19, 2023
August 23, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
TBO Office closed the following dates:
July 4, 2023, Tuesday – Independence Day – Happy Fourth!!