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Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Morning - Click HERE to join us for Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning and Festival services via Zoom.  Click HERE to sign up to read Torah on Shabbat and Festivals, or contact to help lead, read Torah, or request an honor. Shabbat and festival services are in-person as well. 

As of June 29, 2021 we have updated our guidelines for in-person events.  You can read the guidelines HERE


Don't Miss Out!

Call us at (607) 273-5775 to reserve your space with the "Try Your Hand" Master Class. You may pick up your supply kit on 12/2 or 12/3.  Class is 12/4.

Order your latke take-out by 12/1 HERE


A Parade of Chanukah Activities for 5782

Chanukah began Sunday Nov 28, and TBE has a line-up of fun activities detailed below.  Please pay particular attention to the movie talk-back, paint with the artist, car parade and latke dinner which require advanced preparations or reservations.  We wouldn’t want you to miss out!

Also please note changes to the announced times/formats of the First Night Candle Lighting with Tikkun v’Or and PJ Library Chanukah Gathering.

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all online activities will use this Chanukah Zoom link (Meeting ID: 847 5589 9631, PW: candle)

Sunday (11/28) – Kick off the holiday with a Virtual candle-lighting in conjunction with our friends at Tikkun v’Or starting at 5:15 pm

Join with this link or Zoom Meeting  ID: 818 6464 6180   PW: 941310

Monday (11/29) – Monday night is movie night. Screen the movie “Kiss Me Kosher” (available as part of the Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival – see details below) which we’ll be discussing during Thursday evening’s movie “talk back”.

Menemsha Hanukkah Film Festival (11/28-12/4) – Menemsha, a leading distributor of films with Jewish content is running a special Chanukah promotion.  Screen up to 11 films (from a select list of titles) over the eight nights of Chanukah – all for one low price. Visit or click here to sign up. Note: The TBE Arts Committee has arranged for members to pay just $36 for the series. Use the promotional code ITHACA and pay just $36 (for additional assistance contact Marjorie Hoffman).

Tuesday (11/30) - PJ Library Chanukah Gathering for preschool and early elementary school-aged kids and their adult chaperones - 5:30 p.m.

Join using this link or Zoom ID: 886 6738 9041  PW: 635396

Also:  “A Wickin’ Chanukah” – candle-lighting and program exploring the physics behind the burning candles - 7:30 pm (using TBE link at top) 

Wednesday (12/1) – Show your support as TBE’s Rabbi  Felix Aber Religious School and Tikkun v’Or’s JLI will join in a youthful improv on the themes of the holiday - 5:15-5:45 pm  (use TBE Chanukah link above)

Thursday (12/2) Movie Talk Back:  “Kiss Me Kosher” (see Monday entry)

Join TBE Member Tamar Gutfield (Germanic Studies, film) for a discussion of this light- hearted Israeli comedy that probes questions of gender, family and Jewish identity - 7pm

 Join using this link or Zoom ID: 824 6393 8781  PW: 637701

     Friday (12/3) – Bring in Shabbat and celebrate Chanukah with an early candle-lighting using the Shabbat (bar mitzvah) Zoom link (Zoom ID: 871 9244 3486  PW: mitzvah) -  

Chanukah candle lighting will take place at 4pm with Shabbat candle-lighting to follow. 

Note: This Shabbat TBE will be celebrating the bar mitzvah of Joseph Frug –
Mazal tov, Joseph and family!

Saturday (12/4) Paint with the Artist - TBE member Hsiao-Pei Yang, a juried artist, will lead us in producing our own Chanukah masterworks at home.  Kits containing the necessary supplies will be available for pick-up at TBE on 12/2 and 12/3 for all who RSVP to the TBE office by November 30

Sunday (12/5) Chanukah Car Parade and Take-Out Latke Dinner. Decorate your car and turn up your radio.  We’ll be processing (by car) down Cayuga Street to celebrate the season of miracles.  Parade starts in the Ithaca High School parking lot at 1:15 pm.

Latke dinners (by pre-paid reservation only) will be available for pick-up at the “finish line” (TBE) from 2-4 p.m. Call the TBE office or visit the website to reserve your luscious latkes. Deadline for orders 12/1.


And don't forget our Talk Back on the film
"Kiss me Kosher" on December 2!  Details HERE


Just click on the invitation to join!


The Temple Beth-El 2021 - 5782 Kol Nidre Appeal is still in progress!!

Click HERE for more information about the 2021 - 5782 Kol Nidre Appreal.
And our presidents' message to the congregation can be found HERE.

Endowment Campaign 2021 - 2024
Information on the Endowment Campaign can be found HERE.
Donations can be made HERE.

  • “My house will be called a house of prayer for all people” (Isaiah 56:7).  Read Temple Beth-El's statement on diversity and inclusion  HERE.
  • A kidney transplant success story.
  • As we continue to operate virtually, we can be reached as follows:
    Phone: 607 273-5775
    Rabbi Rachel Safman – Congregational Rabbi
    Rabbi Suzanne Brody – Director of Education and Youth Programming

Wed, December 1 2021 27 Kislev 5782