HIGH HOLY DAYS 5784
Visit our High Holy Days webpage to find our worship schedule, links to purchase tickets, and other helpful holiday information.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT TBO!
Music Together™ Sing Shalom – Welcome to the Bongos Collection!
Our Fall 2023 session of Music Together™ Sing Shalom is open for registration. Morah Jessica invites you to join her for the “Bongos Collection.” We offer Babies and Me (ages 0 to 8 months) and Mixed Ages (birth to 5 years). See more information here or enroll your child here. Contact Sneh or Jessica for more information.
“Meet the Artist” – Joyce Levy – Wine & Cheese Reception at the Linda Grandis Blatt Art Gallery at Temple B’nai Or
Join artist and longtime TBO member Joyce Levy and family to view her new exhibition “Life In Color”. Sunday, October 8 from 3 – 5 pm. Feel the power of color to stir emotions as you view her works in acrylic paint, oils, charcoal, pencil and alcohol ink. Artwork available for purchase.
Bleeding Control Training with the Morris County Office of Emergency Management
Join your fellow TBO members and get this crucial 4-hour training in Bleeding Control. You can save a life! Sunday, November 5 at 12:30 – 4:30 pm. Open to 40 participants. Register here.
Israeli Dance Classes on Thursday evenings throughout the year at TBO
Fun, friendships, culture, and exercise – what could be better on a Thursday evening? Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 pm at TBO. $12 per class or $40 for 4 classes. Instructor Reut Segall always welcomes new dance students. Register here.
PAST EVENTS AT TBO!
Meet, Greet, and Eat
All new, existing, and prospective members are invited to our “Meet, Greet, and Eat” on Friday, September 8 at 5:30 pm. Dinner, live music, activities for the kids. Our warm Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by dessert. At 5pm, tours of the temple for prospective members. Meet our new Director of Education. Join us for this fun-filled Shabbat. Click here.
Krav Maga Training at TBO
Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art developed for the Israeli Defense Forces. Join the highly decorated Essex County Sheriff Detective, Dean Galliccio, as he instructs our community in Krav Maga. Wednesday, August 16 from 7-8:30 pm. $20 per person. TBO’s Safety & Security Committee strongly recommends that all adult members of our kehillah take advantage of this training opportunity. Register here.
Pride Shabbat and Installation of the Board of Trustees
Join us on Friday, June 23 at 7pm for a special Pride Shabbat and our Installation ceremony of our wonderful 2023-2024 Board of Trustees. Oneg to follow.
Temple B’nai Or Annual Congregational Meeting
All Temple B’nai Or members are encouraged to attend In-Person our Annual Congregational Meeting on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm.
Shabbat Concert with composer, musician, and recording artist Noah Aronson
In honor of their son Noah’s Bar Mitzvah on 3 June, Jodi and Ori Yissachar are sponsoring the beloved Jewish artist Noah Aronson to join our own Cantor Galit Dadoun Cohen for a very special musical Shabbat service on Friday, June 2 at 7:00 pm.
Confirmation, Shavuot, and Yizkor Service
Join us on Friday, May 26 at 10:00 AM in the sanctuary as we celebrate Shavuot (the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai) with a our Confirmation ceremony and Yizkor service — commemorating both our young learners and our lost loved ones. Brunch to follow. You are also welcome to join us on Zoom.
Torah Explorers – journey with us on Erev Shabbat for enriching Activities, T’Filah, and Song!
Perfect for all children up to age seven and their grownups. Friday, May 19 at 5:30 PM. This month’s theme is Jerusalem/Yerushalayim and we will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot. Free and open to the public. Stay afterwards for Pizza and Kabbalat Shabbat at 7pm. Register here.
Contemplative Shabbat Hike with Cantor Galit
Enjoy the grasses, trees, and flowers blossoming with a spring hike in Morristown’s Jockey Hollow woods. The final hike before a summer break. Saturday, May 13 at 1:30 pm. Energize your body and soul with Cantor Galit and your TBO Friends! RSVP to Sherri.
A Tribute to David Iskovitz on his Retirement
Join TBO for a special Musical Shabbat Evening Service honoring the legendary David Iskovitz on his retirement after 27 years. Friday, May 5 at 5:30 pm. Dinner and Dessert Reception and a memorable Shabbat service in our sanctuary. Please register here.
Shabbat Tekumah in honor of Israel @ 75
Friday, April 21 at 7:00 pm will be a special Erev Shabbat T’filah service honoring Israel’s 75 years of Independence. We stand in solidarity to celebrate the birth of our democratic Jewish homeland – with prayer, stories, and song!
Yom HaShoah Commemoration at Temple B’nai Or
Join us Monday, April 17 at 7:00 pm for a very special Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration, filled with music, stories, and meditations. Let us stand together to affirm that we will Never Forget.
A Talk with Gary Aidekman on the JDC’s Work to Save Lives and Strengthen Jewish Community
TBO’s Renaissance presents: Sunday, April 16 at 12:30 pm (with brunch). Longtime TBO member Gary Aidekman will discuss the work of the Joint Distribution Committee for the world’s refugees, especially now along the Polish and Moldavian borders of Ukraine. $20 members/$25 guests. Register here.
“Reflections Upon Interfaith Upbringing” – Shabbat Honoring Interfaith Families
Listen to young adult members in our community as they reflect upon what it meant to grow up in interfaith households and how their upbringings shaped their Jewish identities. Friday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. Oneg to follow.
“How to Pray” – a Shabbat Learning Service
Perfect for 6th grade families preparing for B’nai Mitzvah. Perfect for anyone who wishes to better understand Shacharit, the Shabbat Morning Service. Saturdays at 10:30 am at TBO. Remaining class: April 15. Free and open to the public. Register here.
“Easter Eggs and Matzo Balls” – Navigating Easter and Passover
Many interfaith families in our community find the spring holidays of Passover and Easter a challenge to juggle. If this sounds like you, join this group discussion with Rabbi Satz on Sunday, March 26 at 9:30-11:00 am. Open to the public. Register here.
Flash Pesach Wine Sale
In honor of Israel’s 75th birthday, we have a delicious selection of Israeli wines available for your Pesach seders and beyond. Sponsored by TBO’s Men’s Club and Sisterhood, in partnership with Gary’s Wine. Order deadline is 5pm on Monday, March 27. Order here.
TBO’s Coffee House
A grownup evening of music, comedy, and a culinary competition. Saturday, March 18 from 7-10:30 pm. Purchase tickets for The TBO Coffee House here. If you’re a singer, musician, comedian, or other performer who would like to be part of this exciting line-up, contact Lori Weintraub. If you’re a cook and would like to compete in the cooking/baking challenge, contact Terri Gordon.
Girl Scout Shabbat
Temple B’nai Or invites Girl Scouts of ALL faiths to join us for lively, musical Shabbat Services! With a welcome introduction from Cantor Galit and Israeli Dancing and yummy food at our Oneg. Friday, March 17 at 6:15 pm. In-person or Zoom. Register here.
NJ Cantors Concert Ensemble – Celebrates Israel at 75
Start your celebration of Israel’s 75th birthday by joining Temple B’nai Or and Congregation B’nai Israel in welcoming the NJ Cantors Concert Ensemble to perform on Sunday, March 12 at 4:00 pm at TBO. With appearances by Kolot Or and Ketzev, TBO’s adult and children’s choirs. Tickets are $18. Purchase here.
Contemplative Shabbat Hike with Cantor Galit
Enjoy the beautiful blue and brown hues of a late winter hike in Morristown’s Jockey Hollow woods. Saturday, March 11 at 1:30 pm. Energize your body and soul with Cantor Galit and your TBO Friends! RSVP to Sherri.
Purim Spiel, Megillah Reading and Party!
Back by popular request is “Mamma Mia Megillah,” TBO’s Purim Spiel. Only this time, it’s Live! Disco down to watch the show, to hear selected verses read from Megillah Esther, and to Drink Wine and Party with us! Monday, March 6, at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Craft your Costume and grab your grogger!
Reading Martin Buber – a 3-Part Class with Rabbi Michael Satz
A discussion of some seminal works by the Philosopher of Dialogue, Martin Buber. March 2, 9, and 23 at 7:30 pm. In-person and Zoom. Register here.
Ezekiel’s Wheel Klezmer Band – Concert at TBO
This internationally-acclaimed Klezmer Band is coming to Temple B’nai Or for a special President’s Day afternoon concert. Sunday, February 19 at 1:00 PM. Playing with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band! Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Kids under bar/bat mitzvah age are free. Purchase tickets here.
Climate Activism Series – Training Teens at TBO!
Sunday, February 12 at 1pm at TBO. Join the Jewish Youth Climate Movement in this afternoon of teach-ins covering Climate Science, Climate Policy, Environmental Justice, Organizing for Collective Action, Facilitation, Action Planning and more! Join teens from all over Northern Jew Jersey and (via Zoom) from across the nation! Pizza and snacks will be served. Free and open to the public. Register here:
Shabbat Shira – Empowering the Woman’s Voice
Come this Shabbat for our beloved and important TBO program. Erev Shabbat, Friday, February 3 at 7pm. There never has been a more important time to listen carefully and empower the woman’s voice! Free and open to the public. Register here.
“The Wisdom of Life Unfolding” – a Shabbat Retreat for the Soul
Join us for a special Shabbat experience of guided meditation, movement, and teachings from Parashat Shmot with Cantors Lizzie Shammash and Galit Dadoun Cohen. Includes lunch and a contemplative hike in Jockey Hallow. Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 AM. Temple B’nai Or. $18 fee.
Hanukkah “Lights On Party” with the TBO Religious School
Join us on Friday, December 16 at 5:30 pm for a family celebration. Latkes, dinner, “Lights On” party & performance, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat services featuring our youth choir Ketzev singing Hanukkah festival songs.
TBO’s Annual Celebration of Sisterhood Dinner
Join us in the social hall for food, fun, and laughter. Dinner and Comedy Show. Sunday, December 4 at 5-8 pm.
Torah Explorers – journey with us on Erev Shabbat for enriching Activities, T’Filah, and Song!
Perfect for all children up to age seven and their grownups. Friday, November 18 at 5:30 PM. This month’s theme is Thankful for Israel, “Todah” in Hebrew. Free and open to the public. Stay afterwards for Pizza and Kabbalat Shabbat at 7pm. Register here.
Simchat Torah Celebration at Temple B’nai Or
Sunday, October 16 at 6:15 pm. Join us for a celebration of the reading of Torah. We will unroll the scroll, chant, and dance the night away. Don’t miss the fun! Register here.
Erev Sukkoth Service followed by Dinner in the Sukkah
Celebrate Sukkoth by joining us in the sanctuary for t’filah and then inside our sukkah for a light dinner. Sunday, October 9 at 7:00 pm. Free and open to the local community, but please register here.
Get your Month of Elul Booklet – full of important information & links for TBO’s High Holy Day schedule, programming, and teachings to help you prepare for a meaningful High Holy Days
Read in your browser and/or download your copy of our 5783 Month of Elul Booklet. Our schedule for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth, and Simcha Torah is inside! Lots of handy holiday links too! Click here to get your copy.
Register for your High Holy Day service Tickets!
Begin your Healthy and Happy 5783 by joining your TBO kehillah in our inspiring t’filah services. 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 our High Holy Day services!
You may 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!
TBO celebrates Selichot with MJCBY. Israeli Indie filmmaker Hanan Harchol’s “Jewish Food for Thought: The Animated Series” will be screened & discussed, along with Havdalah and Selichot services, and dessert. Join us!
Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm at TBO. Open to TBO and MJCBY members and to the public.. 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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.