Sundays at 1PM in the Kiddush Lounge
Led and moderated by Cantor Sher
January 24th: Cast A Giant Shadow
March 13th: One Day You Will Understand
Need a Hall?
Call: (516) 221-2370,
speak to Sue-Ellen Pennington for pricing information.
Our banquet hall is able to accommodate up to 300 people!
(Set up in photos for Bar/Bat Mitzvah)
Our smaller party room is able to accommodate up to 70 people.
(Set up in photos for Baby Naming)
Click HERE for ticket info.
Click HERE for ticket order form.
Click HERE for Playbill Ad form.
Dear Friend and Neighbor,
We are asking your support for a valuable theater program on Long Island – TBT Junior Players’ at Temple B’nai Torah. We are a caring and active group within the community and are well respected by the entire theater community on Long Island. This year we are presenting the entertaining Broadway show, “13, the Musical”.
The entire cast consists of very talented youth actors. Our professional directors, musicians, hardworking cast and technical crew will make this a terrific production.
This year‘s playbill will be the best ever, very professional, with a color cover and wonderful photos inside. It will be printed in 11×17 tabloid format, folded to present the audience with an 8.5 x 11 playbill keepsake. With the support of Temple B‘nai Torah, and our many advertisers, ticket sales will soar. Well over one thousand people will see these ads in our playbill.
With your help, we will be able to continue to bring high quality Community Theater to our area. We wish to thank our past advertisers and our new advertisers fortheir support, and we are looking forward to this relationship.
We say “welcome” and thank you for your support.
The Temple B‘nai Torah Show Committee
3rd Friday of the Month: “Kabbalat Shabbat,” 6:30 pm
A brand new Shabbat service for the Temple B’nai Torah community! For those who would like to begin Shabbat earlier, this service will be a shortened experience for all ages, encouraging individuals and families to join together for Shabbat dinner afterwards. Join us at 6:00 pm for a “Pre-Neg,” made up of snacks and appetizers before the service.
2nd Friday of the Month: “Tot Shabbat,” 5:30 pm
Come sing, dance, and pray with our clergy and lay leaders at this early-childhood appropriate service. We use stories, instruments, and upbeat melodies to connect with our youngest members. The service is thirty minutes long, and concludes with Kiddush, Hamotzi, and sweet treats!
2nd Friday of the Month: “Erev Shabbat,” 8:00 pm
This is our most traditional service, appropriate for all ages. Worship is led by our clergy, and music ranges from classical reform through contemporary melodies. Guitar and organ are both used, and our Adult Choir often participates. Services include a Torah Service and/or a Sermon.
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For First Time Visitors
PJTC welcomes students and other visitors, and we invite you to participate with us in our religious services. We hope this introduction will provide you with the information you need to understand, feel comfortable, and get the most from your visit.
PRAYER SERVICES AND BOOKS:
As Jews, we pray directly to God, without an intermediary such as a minister or priest. The Rabbi, meaning “teacher,” leads the services, announces which prayers are being said, provides explanations, and tells the congregants which prayers should be said while standing. If the Rabbi is unavailable, a lay member of the congregation will lead the services. The prayer books are written in Hebrew and have English translations for each prayer. Some books also have transliteration, i.e., Hebrew written in Roman letters. Since Hebrew reads from right to left, the books will appear to open from the wrong direction, but the pages are numbered so you will be able to follow the services.
TYPES OF SERVICES:
There are three types of services at PJTC each week, and you may attend any of them. While all services contain the same principle elements, there are some differences in the form and specific prayers. The Jewish Sabbath begins at sunset each Friday and concludes at sunset each Saturday. Therefore, the Sabbath services occur on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the services, including the refreshments and/or meals following them.
Friday evening services begin at 8:00 PM, last 60 to 90 minutes, and are followed by an “Oneg Shabbat,” a reception starting with blessings over wine and bread, and continuing with refreshments.
Saturday morning services begin at 9:00 AM and last about 3 hours. The service is followed by the blessings over wine and bread, and refreshments or a buffet lunch in the Social Hall.
Sunday morning minyan is a service held from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. It is an opportunity for people to say the Mourner’s Kaddish, the special prayer recited on the anniversary of a loved one’s death, in the presence of the Jewish community.
CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES TO BE AWARE OF:
As in religious services of all faiths, there are certain customs and practices we follow. Most of them are required by Jewish law, and we appreciate your also observing them while at the Temple. (While you may be visiting in order to observe and learn, the synagogue is not a museum, and congregants are there to worship. Therefore, it may be offensive or disruptive if you do not respect the following.)
When attending services, please dress modestly (e.g., no mini skirts, short shorts, or sleeve-less blouses or shirts). Boys and men are asked to cover their heads as a sign of respect in the Sanctuary by wearing kippot (also known as yarmulkes or skullcaps). They are available in the foyer. Women may also wish to cover their heads, but it is not required. You’ll notice that Jewish men and some women wear a Tallit (prayer shawl) during services where the Torah is being read, but since that serves a religious purpose, non-Jews do not do so.
Observant Jews do not work, conduct business, or create anything during the Sabbath, observing it as a complete day of rest. Therefore, while in the Temple on the Sabbath, please do not write or take notes, use cell phones or other electronic devices, use a camera or take pictures, or smoke (actually, the entire synagogue is tobacco-free at all times).
SPECIAL NOTE FOR STUDENTS:
We understand that you may have an assignment to write a paper on what you observe and experience. Please wait until after you leave the Temple before you write down your observations. While you are at the Temple, feel free to ask the Rabbi, ushers, or congregants any questions about the services or Judaism. (Please remember that there is a wide range of knowledge and understanding about Judaism, and varying degrees of religious observance among Jews. Therefore, you may wish to clarify whether their answers reflect the personal beliefs and practices of the individuals you talk with, or whether they are universally accepted within Judaism.) The web site myjewishlearning.com is especially useful in getting explanations and obtaining information about Judaism.
SPECIAL NOTE FOR CLASSES OR GROUPS:
When you call the office, please let them know you’d like to attend as a group. If possible, we’ll arrange for someone to talk with the group after the services, to provide additional information about the Sanctuary and Judaism, and to answer questions.