UPCOMING EVENTS AT TBO!
Meet, Greet & Eat at TBO!
Friday, September 9 at 5:30 to 9 pm. Join us for dinner, live music, activities for kids, Shabbat service, dessert and a TBO expo! There is something for everyone here at TBO! RSVP here.
“A Time to Mourn” – Rabbi Michael Satz leads this High Holy Days teaching for the Month of Elul, to help us prepare for the Days of Awe
Thursdays, September 1, 8, and 15 at 7:30 pm. In-person and via Zoom. TBO members are free, $35 for non-members. RSVP here.
Foundations of Jewish Family Living – the Melton School
Learn with Rabbi Michael Satz, Cantor Galit Dadoun-Cohen, and Education Director David Iskovitz. One Sunday morning each month, October through April – 9:45 to 11 am. More information here.
Summer Shabbat Dinners
Friday evenings all summer long, immediately following Shabbat services. Outside in the courtyard. View our weekly Chai-Lights to see what’s on the menu and what you should bring. RSVP here.
PAST EVENTS AT TBO!
Board Installation Ceremony during Shabbat Services, followed by a Congregational Shabbat Dinner
Friday, June 24 at 6:00 pm. Summer Shabbat “Season Opener”. Everyone is invited. RSVP here.
50-Year Anniversary of TBO’s Home on Overlook Road
Celebrate 50 Years in our building and honor the Founding and Multi-Generational Families at TBO! Friday, June 3 at 6:30 pm. Mezuzah dedication, Erev Shabbat services, and a festive Oneg. Click to register.
Community-Wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Saturday night, June 4, beginning at 8:15 pm. Join us for a night of togetherness, study, discussion, and dance! In-person at the MJCBY. Free and open to the local Jewish community. Click to register
Sisterhood Invites You to a Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 PM in the TBO Courtyard.
Annual Congregational Meeting
Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 PM, via Zoom.
BAGELS & TORAH with Rabbi Satz – Saturday mornings, 9-10 am
A Year with the Prophets. Join Rabbi Satz and your TBO friends for a lively discussion of the week’s HafTorah. Shabbat mornings from 9-10am. In-Person (if fully-vaccinated) or via Zoom. January’s sessions will all be on Zoom.
Gala & Concert with Cantor Galit Dadoun Cohen. Honoring Twelve Years of Service at Temple B’nai Or.
Saturday Night, May 7 at 6pm. Yerushati. My Inheritance. Buy a Ticket. Be a Sponsor. Make a Donation. Send a Tribute. CLICK HERE.
Yom HaShoah Commemoration Ceremony
Thursday, April 28 at 5pm in the Sanctuary or via Zoom. Click to register.
Spiritual Mini-Retreat. Spring Renewal for the Soul with Cantor Galit Dadoun-Cohen and guest Cantor Lizzie Shammash.
Shabbat, Saturday April 9. Join us for a Taste of Gan Eden. A Shabbat of compassionate attention to our body and mind. A forest hike followed by an exploration of gentle yoga, guided meditation, Torah, and chanting. Free of charge. Click to register.
Torah Explorers – Join us on Erev Shabbat for an enriching Activity, T’Filah, and Song!
Perfect for all children up to age seven and their grownups. Friday, April 8 at 5:30 PM. This month’s theme is for Pesach: Freedom or Cheyrut. Free and open to the public. Stay afterwards for Kabbalat Shabbat. In-person unless we need to go virtual. Click to register.
Rabbi Michael Satz is Teaching an iEngage Class. “Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood”
An adult education course from the Shalom Hartman Institute. Thursday nights at 7:30 pm. Starts February 3, 2022. Virtual until safe to go hybrid. Click to register.
Purim Megillah Reading and Comedy Night!
Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm at Temple. Join us (in your costumes) to hear The Book of Esther, to shake your groggers, and then to laugh with TBO member & stand-up comedian Andrea Glaser and friends! Compete in the Rabbi’s Joke Contest! Click to register.
TBO has a Twin Temple in Jerusalem. We are watching & discussing a wonderful film, together as one!
Beit Ha’am Films – From Two Sides of the Lens – brings the award-winning Israeli short film “Pinchas” for our virtual movie-date. Sunday, February 27 at 1:00 pm via Zoom. Click to register.
Torah Explorers – Join us on Shabbat for an enriching Activity, T’Filah, and Song!
Perfect for all children up to age seven and their grownups. Friday, February 18 at 5:30 PM. This month’s theme is Ahavah v’Chesed / Love and Acts of Loving Kindness. Free and open to the public. Stay afterwards for Kabbalat Shabbat. In-person unless we need to go virtual. Click to register.
Book Talk! “We Refuse To Be Enemies” co-authors Sabeeha Rehman and Walter Ruby will join us via Zoom.
Sunday, January 23 at 1:00 pm. “We Refuse To Be Enemies, How Muslims and Jews Can Make Peace, One Friendship at a Time”. Register here for Zoom & Breakout Discussions. Free and open to the public.
Families of little ones, join us via Zoom for Torah Explorers on Erev Shabbat, Friday, January 21 at 5:30 PM.
Celebrate Shabbat and Tu B’Shevat — the Birthday of the Trees — with a fun learning activity, t’filah, and song. Perfect children up to age 7 and their grownups. Open to temple members and non-members alike! The third Friday of every month. Register here.
Shabbat Shira. Join us to empower and honor the Woman’s Voice in our community.
Together We Can Brighten The Light on GIVING TUESDAY!
Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday. Please consider giving to Temple B’nai Or. Every drop brightens the light! Please give here.
Celebrate at TBO’s annual Chanukah Happening! Fun for the whole family!
Friday Night, December 3 at 5:30 PM. Laser light show, Communal menorah lighting, Kabbalat Shabbat, Latkes and more! Open to our local community! Click to register.
Macca-BE a Hero! Torah Explorers will explore Courage, Gvurah, and the story of Chanukah with a special lesson & craft!
Join us for Torah Explorers at 5:30 PM on Erev Shabbat, Friday, November 19. Perfect children up to age 7 and their entire family. Open to temple members and non-members alike! Register here.
Sisterhood’s Annual Gathering – Cocktails, Sushi & Naomi Miller’s Show “Love, Marriage, Children and Liposuction”
Sunday, October 24 at 5pm. Join the TBO Sisterhood for cocktails, sushi, desserts and a hilarious musical show by Naomi Miller! Free for all paid-up members of the Sisterhood. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandmasters of American Comedy | Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner – In conversation with Brian Rose
Join Fordham University Professor Emeritus of Media and Communications, Brian Rose via Zoom on Monday, October 18 at 7 PM. Gratis. Co-sponsored by the TBO Men’s Club and in partnership with 3 other synagogues. Please RSVP via email: TBOMensClub@gmail.com
TORAH EXPLORERS – Let’s Celebrate Shabbat – Friday, October 15 at 5:30 PM
For all families with children up to age seven. TBO members and non-members alike. Masks required, except while eating. 5:30: Learning activities, T’filah, and Song. 6:30: Pizza Dinner. Torah Explorers is the Third FRIDAY of every month. Click here to register for October 15.
Annual Fall COAT DRIVE is happening now at TBO!
Our TBO Social Action Committee encourages us to donate gently-used or new coats, jackets, hats, gloves and mittens (all sizes, all ages). In conjunction with The Market Street Mission Annual Coat Drive, from September 27 to October 25. Please bring to the lobby outside the temple office. Thank you!
Dance with the Torah at our Erev Simchat Torah celebration!
Monday, September 27 at 7pm. Join us for a lively evening, as we unwind the Torah, chant to the end and begin again with B’reshit. Hakafot (circle-dancing) with the Torah, music, food and friends! A festive night for your whole family! Temple members and non-members alike are welcome! Please register HERE.
Torah Explorers SUKKOT Celebration on Friday!
This Friday, September 24, Join us for a special Sukkot learning program from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, followed by a yummy pizza dinner. Maybe stay for our Shabbat services? Perfect for families with children ages 7 and under. Temple members and non-members alike are welcome! Please register HERE.
TBO Sukkah Hop – Sunday afternoon, September 19
Celebrate inside the sukkah chez Rabbi Satz, then hop over to a sukkah or backyard in Madison or Morristown. 1-3pm at the Satz sukkah. 3-5pm in Madison/Morristown. Addresses will be provided this week. Please register HERE.
Erev Sukkot – Services & Sundaes!
Join us for Erev Sukkot Services in the sanctuary, followed by a special Oneg inside our courtyard Sukkah – an Ice Cream Sundae Bar! Other less-sweet goodies will be served too. Monday, September 20 at 7:00 PM.
Register for your High Holy Day Tickets!
Registration is required for both In-Person and Zoom services. There will be no “walk-ins”. Click here to register.
Non-Members are welcome to join TBO for High Holy Day Services
You can Register to Purchase your Tickets by clicking HERE. Register for either In-Person or Zoom services with the warm & vibrant community of Temple B’nai Or!
BAGELS & TORAH with Rabbi Satz is back!
A Year with the Prophets. Join Rabbi Satz and your TBO friends for a lively discussion of the week’s HafTorah. Shabbat mornings from 9-10am. In-Person (if fully-vaccinated) or via Zoom.
TBO’s Annual High Holy Day FOOD DRIVE is happening now!
Benefitting the Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry and sponsored by TBO’s Social Action Committee. Please use your own paper bags and return them — filled with wholesome food — to temple on Yom Kippur by 11:30am or on September 19 by 1pm.
Prepare for the High Holy Days with our colorful Elul Booklet
Click to access TBO’s Elul Booklet full of helpful preparation for the High Holy Days. From spiritual inspiration to practical (and time-sensitive) information, you can find it here in this booklet.
Shabbat is In-Person again at Temple B’nai Or!
Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged. Masks are required for un-vaccinated or partially-vaccinated people. We have three different seating areas.
TBO Video Series “Connecting Tradition to Life | Connecting with Our Kehilah”
In this short video, longtime member Greg Pine explains why our temple community has been so important to his family (for generations) and how he hopes his generous pledge will enable other families to share in this community. Click to watch our Second Video in this series.
Coffee with the Rabbi
TBO’s Rabbi Michael Satz invites you to Meet over a Macchiato… Chat over a Chai Latte… Schmooze over a Smoothie…. Thursdays at 2pm throughout the summer. Email Rabbi Satz to set your Coffee Date!
Israeli Dance Classes at TBO!
Join us every Thursday from 6 – 7:30 pm. Outside in our courtyard or inside our social hall, depending on the weather. Taught by the fabulous Reut Segall. Open to the public with proof of Full-Vaccination. $10 per class.
Contemplative Hikes with Cantor Galit will resume in September!
Red, orange and golden leaves will welcome us back to Morristown’s Jockey Hollow woods, starting this autumn on Saturdays at 1:00 pm. Energize your body and soul with Cantor Galit and your TBO Friends!
Rabbi Satz joins the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship for InterFaith Inclusion
As a Fellow, Rabbi Satz will complete two years of professional development to hone skills in working with interfaith couples and families.
Summer Yoga Classes at TBO, taught by South Street Yoga!
Taught by Morristown’s award-winning South Street Yoga. Open to the public with proof of full-vaccination. Mondays at 6pm. $10 per class.