150th Celebration and Sefer Torah
Our congregation’s journey has brought us to this place, the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Congregation Beth Elohim. For the next year we invite each of you to be a scribe, an historian, an archivist and a builder. But most important, we hope each of you will be a participant. Beginning October 7, 2012 Congregation Beth Elohim will become home to a celebration of our Jewish history, an appreciation of those who came before us and the stanchion of a bridge that will forever connect us to future generations: L’Dor Vador.
And this is the place where you can find everything you will need as we begin our journey.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
150th Anniversary Opening Ceremony and Sefer Torah Project: L’Dor Vador
Cbebk.org/torah to make your reservation to scribe
Cbebk.org/openingceremony to make your reservation for breakfast
The centerpiece of our 150th anniversary celebration is the Sefer Torah Project: L’Dor Vador, which invites each individual and family to join our scribe in writing the words of a new Sefer Torah for our congregation. Make your date to scribe over the next year with our soferet Linda Coppleson. The celebration begins in the Social Hall with a breakfast featuring a Q&A with Assistant Rabbi Marc Katz and our Soferet followed by our 150th Anniversary and Sefer Torah Opening Ceremony where we will write the first words of our Torah. Please remember to RSVP for breakfast!
Friday, December 14, 2012
Family Shabbat & Hanukah Celebration
Celebrate our 150th Hanukah with a special Shabbat service followed by a festive oneg. Check back here often for details about this exciting service.
Saturday Night, April 27, 2013
150th Gala at Steiner Studios
Join us as we will celebrate our 150th anniversary with a festive Gala in another Brooklyn landmark, Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Book a babysitter now because you do not want to miss this event. Check back for details and check your mailboxes for invitations in 2013.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Siyyum (Closing Ceremony)
In the next year we expect almost 300 people to contribute their hand to scribing our 150th anniversary Sefer Torah: L’dor Vador. The Siyyum, or closing ceremony, will be a huge celebration in our neighborhood. Welcoming a new Torah into a community is like having a wedding, and there will be dancing in the streets! We will construct a chuppah for the Torah, and the ceremony will represent a bride entering a covenant with our community. This will be the final service of our 150th anniversary as we turn our attention to the next 150 years.