Worship & Ritual News

This Pesach, we are welcoming spring and planning a ceremony to install new artwork covering some of our Torah scrolls!  Thanks to artist Jeanette Kuvin Oren and to many TBB donors, we will have three lovely new fabric torah covers in our ark! We welcome volunteers to help plan a ceremonial installation of our new fabric art [Megan, you can include photos (again?) or not, as space allows or not]. 


Friday Shabbat services will feature award-winning Cantor Naomi Hirsch (April 26, May 10 & 31, and June 7 & 28) and Reconstructionist teacher Rabbi Marjorie Berman (May 3, 24, & June 14).  Dr. Herb Weinman will be our volunteer service leader on May 17.  Our June 21 service leader will be announced ASAP.


We are also very happy to welcome Rabbi Eric Mollo and his family to our community and congregation.  Rabbi Eric Mollo will lead Friday night shabbat and other TBB services starting in July.  Please continue to help welcome the Mollo family to our community and our temple.


TBB joins with the JCC, the JCA, and our international communities to observe Yom HaShoah on and around May 2, 2019.  At the new JCC in Kingston, we gather as a community for a showing of the film “Who Will Write Our History” at 6 pm on Thursday May 2.  A short service will be followed by a viewing of  this award-winning film produced by Nancy Spielberg and a question and answer session (via Skype) with film producer, writer and director, Roberta Grossman. 


We appreciate the ongoing and inspired work of TBB members and volunteers to commemorate the Shoah (Holocaust), especially Susy Weiss and Elly Miller, who have spoken to classrooms and developed displays for local schools and libraries.  Thanks also to President Linda Brand and Jane Knobel, who joined Michael Polgar and his students on a Penn State Hazleton school trip to New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage on April 4.


If any volunteers wish to work with the Worship and Ritual Committee, please contact the TBB office.  If any people wish to help creatively continue to develop a project that was tentatively titled ‘Yodler on the Roof,’ please contact Michael Polgar.  Special thanks to our volunteers who help so often and so much with every service we provide for our community! 

Thank you,

Michael Polgar

Chair of Worship & Ritual

Temple B'nai B'rith