Worship lets us REFRESH our spiritual lives.
Working together to RESTORE our Jewish community.
As a congregation we aim to REFUEL our Jewish way of life.

Working to Preserve Jewish Tradition

The mission of this congregation is to cultivate the tenets of Reform Judaism through prayer, worship, study, fellowship and good works. In pursuit of this, we commit ourselves to ongoing innovation, seeking new challenges and continually evaluating our progress and results while building and sustaining an environment necessary to realize our mission.

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Annual Meeting - Committee Reports

For the benefit of members who could not make the annual meeting,  committee reports can be had by sending a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Shabbat Morning Services

At the Annual Meeting it was voted to continue the Shabbat morning servicdes. First Saturday each month at 10:30.

 

Don't forget, no Erev Shabbat service the night before. Take the opportunity to have a Shabbat dinner with family or friends.

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Jacob Stern - February 7, 1924 - August 27, 2013

Jacob Stern's headstone unveiling will be at 10:00 am on August 15 at our cemetery. All members are welcome to attend and share a memory of Jacob
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 Men's Club Fall Picnic

Mark the date - Sunday, October 26, 1:00-4:00pm - Red Sail Park in Fairfield Harbor.

Special menu - Corned Beef or Pastrami on Rye. Harold Horowytz is getting the meat, so you know it will be good.

$15.00 a head, reservations to John Brady please.

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Our Link to The Holocaust

We are honored to have one of the Holocaust Torahs in our safekeeping. Ours is one of three from the town of Trebon in the Czech Republic. During the Holocaust, the 87 Jews living in Trebon and its surrounding villages were transported in about 1939 to the Terezin concentration camp, and none survived. To read about the amazing recovery of all these Torah, click this link.   We also have on display in our Temple four paintings by Temple member Paul Field depicting the struggle for life in a concentration camp. Both of these bring a special meaning to our observance of Yom Hashoah.
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Tikkun olam

This Hebrew phrase best translates as healing and restoring the world. It suggests humanity's shared responsibility with the Creator "to heal, repair and transform the world."   Led by Mitch Lewis, many of our congregation are helping to raise awareness of the genocide and strife in Darfur through the One Million Bones project. For more information use this link.
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Kindness is valued by religious Jews and is seen as the foundation of particular interpersonal commandments and of a variety of communal institutions. The tannaic rabbi Simon the Just taught: "The world rests upon three things: "Torah, service to God, and bestowing kindness" (Pirkei Avot 1:2).   In addition to individual acts of kindness, our Temple has a community outreach program to provide visitation to elderly Jews unable to attend services. This is staffed by two RNs and funded through the BJH Foundation for Senior Services. We also support the New Bern RCS food pantry and soup kitchen through donations of food and monetary contributions. Our Chevra Kadisha is available in times of need.

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Upcoming Events

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Aug.29.2014 7:30pm
Erev Shabbat Service

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Sep.03.2014 7:00pm
Men's Club

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Sep.05.2014 7:30pm
Erev Shabbat Service

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Sep.06.2014 10:30am
Shabbat Service

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Sep.08.2014 12:30pm
Sisterhood Meeting

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Sep.12.2014 7:30pm
Erev Shabbat Service