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Regular Services (Held In The Chapel unless noted)
Shacharit Services:  Mondays & Thursdays at 8 am
Friday Shabbat Services:  Fridays at 5:30 pm                                
Saturday Shabbat Services:  Saturdays at 10:00 am

Clergy Visits:
If you know of anyone who is homebound or in a home or hospital and would like a
clergy visit,  please call the office at (508) 674-3529 or e-mail
templebethel@comcast.net.

Rabbi Mark Elber
Cantor Shoshana Brown

Temple Beth El  *  385 High St, Fall River, MA  02720  *  (508) 674-3529

templebethel@comcast.net
Temple Beth El
An Independent Conservative Synagogue in Fall River, Massachusetts
 
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   Service Schedule

            May 2017
      Iyar/Sivan 5777

Monday, May 1 (5 Iyar)
Yom Hazikaron
Israel Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 2 (6 Iyar)
Yom Ha’atzma’ut
Israel Independence Day

Friday, May 5  (9 Iyar)
Shabbat Service     5:30 pm
Candle Lighting       7:31pm

Saturday, May 6  (10 Iyar)
Weekly Portion:    10:00 am
Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Friday, May 12  (16 Iyar)
Shabbat Service    5:30 pm
Candle Lighting      7:38 pm

Saturday, May 13  (17 Iyar)
Weekly Portion: Emor 10:00
am

Sunday, May 14 (18 Iyar)
Lag Ba’Omer

Friday, May 19  (23 Iyar)
Shabbat Service     5:30 pm
Candle Lighting       7:45 pm

Saturday, May 20 (24 Iyar)
Weekly Portion:    10:00 am
Behar-Bekhukotai


Wednesday, May 24 (28 Iyar)
Yom Yerushalayim
Jerusalem Reunification Day

Friday, May 26 (1 Sivan)
Shabbat Service 5:30 pm
Candle Lighting 7:52 pm
Rosh Chodesh Sivan

Saturday, May 27 (2 Sivan)
Weekly Portion:      10:00 am
Bemidbar

Tuesday, May 30 (5 Sivan)
Erev Shavuot

Wednesday, May 31 (6 Sivan)
Shavuot - First Day  10:00 am

 
Hebrew School Schedule
Book Club
May Movie

      Double Feature:
"From Toledo to Jerusalem”
& "A Fire in the Forest"

Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm

From Sepharad to Ashkenaz

This month we will journey through lands of the Jewish Diaspora in the
form of a Double Feature at the Jewish Movies!

On Sunday May 21, at 4 PM we will present two documentaries:

From Toledo to Jerusalem

A 1988 Israeli-made film by Shmuel Imberman.This film is described as a
performance of “mysterious and passionate Ladino songs of Spanish
Jewry…by vocalist Yehoram Gaon against a backdrop of historically
significant scenery, along with insights into Sephardic culture.” Narrated in
Ladino with English subtitles (90 minutes).

A Fire in the Forest:  The Life and Legacy of the Ba’al Shem Tov

Next, we will journey to Eastern Europe with Conservative Rabbi Marc
Soloway, who embarks upon a quest to understand why the Ba’al Shem Tov
(known as the founder of Hasidism) is so revered by Jews of all stripes, from
the most Orthodox to the most liberal. In this 2014 documentary, Rabbi
Soloway interviews religious leaders and scholars from around the world,
traveling from his home in Boulder, CO, to New York, Boston, London, and
finally making a pilgrimage to the Ba’al Shem Tov’s homeland, and to his
grave in Mezhibozh in the Ukraine.“Through stories and historical information,
interviews with today’s most important teachers and on-location footage, A
Fire in the Forest shows us how the legacy of the Ba’al Shem Tov is still
very much alive in our day and relevant to our daily lives” (58 minutes).

There will be a light meal between the two movies --
the charge is just $10.00.  Don't forget your wallets!  
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Tikkun Leil Shavuot

An Evening of Stories, Schmoozing, and Dessert

Tuesday Night, May 30th, 7:30 to 10 PM

At the home of Rabbi Mark and Cantor Shoshana
537 Walnut Street

Come and enjoy the stories of
Israeli Nobel Prize winner S.Y. Agnon
Followed by cheesecake and other delights!
Shavuot Services

First Day, Wednesday. May 31st, 10 AM

Second Day, Thursday, June 1st, 8 AM,

with Yizkor beginning at approximately 9:45 AM
Caffeine & Conversations:  On Faith, Life and Justice
Next Event:  Tuesday, June 6th at 2 pm
Fall River Public Library Meeting Room
Did you miss the Yom HaShoah service on  April 23rd?

This year our special service commemorating the Holocaust featured several local
Christian clergy, all joining together as a way of expressing their solidarity with us as
together we stand against all forms of bias and hate-crimes across the world.

Click here to view of video of the service compliments of David Weeden.