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

Shabbat Services on February 10-11 – in-person at the church with a Zoom connection

Note: Sometimes a decision is made late in the week to have Shabbat services on Zoom only and not in-person (like last Shabbat due to the extreme weather). To confirm the plan for Shabbat, call the TBO Office (732-458-4700) by Friday at 12:30 PM.

Kabbalat Shabbat 
@ 7:15 PM 

Shabbat Morning
@ 9:30 AM

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.

Biblical Readings

This Shabbat (Friday night-Saturday, February 10-11) – Torah Portion: Yitro (Triennial Cycle – Exodus/Shemot 18:1-27) – One thing we learn from this is that there is often a need for teamwork and the sharing of responsibility and work. Haftarah (following the Ashkenazic tradition, Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6) is the message of the prophet proclaiming “kadosh, kadosh, kadosh” – Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts, the whole earth is full of God’s glory.

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.

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).

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – TBO members Purim Gift Package order deadline.

Sunday, February 12, 2023 @ 9:00 AM – World Wide Wrap sponsored by the Men’s Club – open to the whole congregation.    Men’s Club WWW 2-12-23 (1)

Sunday, March 12, 2023Meet the Author: David Abromowitz
Open to the whole congregation
Men’s Club 3-12-23 Meet the Author

Sisterhood Meetings: 
March 7, 2023, Tuesday – General Meeting/Purim Party
March 26, 2023, Sunday – Passover Women’s Seder
May 12, 2023, Friday – Sisterhood Shabbat
May 23, 2023, Tuesday- Sisterhood Election of Officers
June 6, 2023, Tuesday –  Shalom Party & Installation of Officers
June 9, 2023, Friday – Graduation Cake & Celebration

Men’s Club Meetings:
February 12, 2023, Sunday – World Wide Wrap
March 12, 2023, Sunday @ 9:00 AM – Meet the Author @ 10:00 AM

Temple Beth Or Board Meetings:
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

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

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

Office closed

Monday, February 20, 2023 – Presidents Day