Life Cycle Events & Associated Donations

Life-Cycle Events and Associated Donations
Temple Beth Or is here for you to share your happy occasions, as well as any sad difficult moments, with others and with our community. We appreciate the following donations to help keep Temple Beth Or open and functioning. For the “member” rates, the person or the person’s parent/guardian must be a member of TBO or by an extension of reciprocity, of another congregation. Payment is to be made payable to Temple Beth Or. The arrangements for all of these ceremonies and dates must be approved by the Rabbi and TBO.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Fee
Includes the option of choosing honorees at the service
TBO Members – $850.00.
There is no additional charge for the lessons with the Rabbi.
If the event is held as part of the Saturday morning Shabbat service, it is expected that the Saturday Kiddush and the Friday night Oneg Shabbat receptions will be sponsored in honor of the occasion (included in the above fee).

Aufruf Torah Aliyah
Includes the option of choosing honorees at the service
TBO Members – $100.00
Non-members – $150.00
If the event is held as part of the Saturday morning Shabbat service, it is expected that the Kiddush following the service will be sponsored in honor of the occasion.

Wedding – does not include a Chuppah.
The Rabbi does not have to be the officiant.
TBO Members – $200.00
Non-members – $300.00

Baby Naming Torah Aliyah
Includes the option of choosing honorees at the service
TBO Members – $100.00
Non-members – $150.00
If the event is held as part of the Saturday morning Shabbat service, it is expected that the Kiddush following the service will be sponsored in honor of the occasion.

Funeral (use of Sanctuary)
The Rabbi does not have to be the officiant.
TBO Members – No Charge
For a Kaddish relative of a TBO Member (parent, spouse, sibling, child) – No Charge
For a Non-member –  $550.00 (to be billed to the funeral director)
Following the funeral, if appropriate, a surviving relative is to be offered a one year courtesy membership or a $550 credit to a higher priced membership with the
welcome invitation to come here to attend services and to say Kaddish.

Kaddish Recitation
A TBO member or a Kaddish relative of a TBO member who dies is to be remembered and automatically placed on the 11-month Mourner’s List which is read at the time of the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish at the end of Shabbat services on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. There is no required donation for this. A request may be made to add a non-member to the Mourner’s List and have them remembered and included at the time of the recitation of the Mourner’s Kaddish at the end of
Shabbat services on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.
A $300 donation is requested for this.

 

Robert Fierstien’s talk “Jews in the Garden State from Colonial Times to the Present”.

On Sunday, March 10, 2019 our Adult Education Program presented Rabbi Moshe Gourarie speaking on “Judaism and Humor:  Do I Have a Match For You”.

Hebrew School

At Temple Beth Or we aspire for our students to become life-long learners of Torah and to be able to participate actively and meaningfully in the Jewish faith and community. We offer a tuition-free religious school with small, intimate class sizes that allow for personalized instruction catered to the needs of the children in encouraging them to embrace their Jewish identity.