Temple Beth Ami’s Annual Chanukah Party

Join Temple Beth Ami for our Annual Chanukah Party on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Everyone is welcome for a day of games, music, food and fun. Please RSVP with the number of people you will be attending with by December 3, 2018.

For more information stop by the Temple Beth Ami office at 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115, call: 215-673-2511 or email: [email protected]

Donation/Price: Members: $10.00, Nonmembers: $12.00, Kids: FREE (12 and under).

 

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Presents Comedy Night 2018

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is pleased to announce Comedy Night 2018 on December 1, 2018. Prepare to laugh it up with dual acts of Andy Pitz and Johnny Lampert. According to his website, Andy Pitz is a standup comedian from New York City who has been doing comedy for over 20 years. He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Likewise, Johnny Lampert’s bio notes that he is one of the premier comedians in the country. He has featured at comedy clubs in both New York City and Los Angeles including The Gotham Comedy Club and The Improv. He has made numerous television appearances on MTV, A&E, Comedy Central, NBC, HBO Comedy Showcase and most recently on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.

 

We are sure that you will laugh out loud when the jokes start at 8 PM, just keep in mind that the doors to laughter (or Ohev Shalom) open at 7:30 PM. The event is BYOKB (Bring Your Own Kosher Bottle). Bring your friends and neighbors for a night of fun and laughter as we let loose and laugh together!

 

Standard priced tickets are $36 per person. Alternatively, you can be a “Laugh Out Loud” sponsor for $54 per person with a listing in the program, or a “Life of the Party” sponsor for $72 per person with a listing in the program and reserved parking.  Tickets can be purchased online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efp0q05484779628&fbclid=IwAR2guFwaoz8wkbN_dd4Lcc4vI8vc59kR5AoCavnupP3uuGxJbIY3jhU1lKw&llr=6k59eecab

 

Please register by November 24th. We look forward to seeing you there!

Temple Beth Ami Brunch & Learn

On Sunday, November 25th at 10:30 AM Temple Beth Ami will be hosting a Brunch & Learn with Bat El Trabelsi, Shlicha. Bat El is a public speaker from Israel that currently serves as a resource to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. For two years, Bat El is bringing all aspects of Israeli life and culture to the Philadelphia area. Her energy as well as her outgoing personality make for a must see presentation. If you would like more information stop by the Temple Beth Ami office 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115, call 215 673-22511 or email us at [email protected] Donation/Price: $10.00 Members. $12.00 Non-members.

Melrose B’Nai Israel Emanu-El Anniversary Gala

Melrose B'Nai Israel Emanu-El Broadway cabaret. Singers standing in a row on a stage.

Melrose B’Nai Israel Emanu-El Broadway cabaret.

On Sunday evening November 4, the Melrose B’Nai Israel Emanu-El (MBIEE) family celebrated its 62nd Anniversary with a Broadway Musical revue conducted by BMI Foundation award winner and composer Ari Sussman. Over 200 people attended the event, enjoyed the inspiring Broadway voices of our artists, and delighted in the superb dessert buffet following the concert. Five long time members – Phil and Bea Barrish, Len Cohen, Natalie Gabai, and Joe Pressman were honored for service and dedication to the synagogue.

Sixty-two years ago, Melrose was but a dream in the heart and minds of a small group of young Jewish families in the Melrose Park area in 1956. The community formed a committee to establish a religious and social center for the Melrose Park community.  We stayed there until seven years ago when our shul outgrew its location on Cheltenham Avenue and relocated to the Elkins Park Corridor, side by side with our friends and neighbors of Reform Congregation Kenneth Israel.

Synagogue honorees standing around a table with a large cake on it.

Synagogue honorees.

Together in one building, as associates and colleagues, but autonomous,  we continue our commitment to Conservative Judaism and the community.

Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El 8339 Old York Rd Elkins Park 19027 – 215-635-1505 mbiee.org

Sisterhood at Ohev Shalom Hosting 3rd Annual Trivia Night

Three times is a charm! The Sisterhood of Ohev Shalom is excited to announce the return of its popular Trivia Night to be held on Saturday November 10, 2018. Come by yourself or come with your friends and test your knowledge. What was the first Department Store to hold a Thanksgiving Day Parade? What famous musician was shot by Mark David Chapman in the year 1980? How many Jewish people eat Chinese food on Christmas Eve? What famous Beatle’s song topped the charts in 1967? Register for Trivia Night to find out!

 

Tickets cost $20 / person. Doors open at 7 PM, and trivia beings promptly at 7:30 PM. You can come by yourself, or you can bring your friends with a maximum team size of 12 people at a table. Snacks and desserts will be provided, and there will be cash prizes! As a friendly reminder, this event is BYOKB (Bring Your Own Kosher Bottles).

 

Please write a check ($20 / person) payable to Ohev Shalom Sisterhood and mail it to

 

Ohev Shalom Sisterhood

c/o Barbara Ponczek

2015 Beyer Ave, 1st Floor

Philadelphia PA 19115

 

Be sure to list the people who will be sitting with you. Trivia Night 2018 will be a fun event. If you have any questions, please email Dani Becker at [email protected]

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Blue Wave Fact or Fiction with Dick Polman

Join DJOP on Sunday September 16 at 11 am as columnist Dick Polman discusses the topic of the November 2018 elections. Dick will discuss  his thoughts on whether or not there will be a Blue Wave election as well as the current political climate including Trump, Russians, Mueller and our own PA races from Governor to Senate to Congress.  A light brunch will be served and there will be time for Q and A. So save the date for a not to be missed event! Sign up here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dpollman-djop

Second Annual Pride Shabbat at Ohev Shalom

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County announces with exuberance its second annual Pride Shabbat on Friday June 8th at 6 PM in the Sanctuary. It is the belief of Ohev Shalom and our congregation that every person deserves love and respect. We welcome all peoples to our synagogue, so join us for this special Shabbat to celebrate our Jewish LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters. A special Kiddush with wine and dessert will follow the Shabbat Services.

 

For more information, please email Cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo at [email protected] or call her via the main office at 215-322-9595. We look forward to seeing you at our exciting and musical Pride Shabbat services on June 8th!

Pride Shabbat at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Hosting Open House: All Are Welcome

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is hosting an Open House on Sunday May 6th from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM. All guests are welcome to visit the Synagogue in Richboro and learn what we have to offer to prospective members. Guests can tour the buildings and Hebrew School classroom. At 10 AM, and can meet our clergy during the Clergy Meet and Greet. Dr. Rabbi Elliot Perlman, Cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo, and Cantor Emeritus Paul Frimark will tell you all about Ohev Shalom’s innovative programs in Jewish life and education. This is a great time for prospective members to learn about the benefits of being a member of the Synagogue and how its programs help people lead more enriched Jewish lives as members of the Ohev community. Please join us and enjoy coffee and snacks with members of Ohev’s leadership while getting to know the Ohev Community.

 

For Jewish families with young children, Ohev Shalom is excited to mention that family membership is complimentary until the oldest child is in the Third Grade!

 

More information about Ohev Shalom of Bucks County can be found by visiting http://www.ohev.org, by calling 215-322-9595, or by sending an email to [email protected]. Ohev Shalom celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and welcomes diversity within our sacred community. All are welcome, as Ohev is an all-inclusive community, and we welcome interfaith couples and families into our community.