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Uncategorized Dec 30, 2022



Five Senses of Judaism

religious school blog Oct 31, 2022

Explore Judaism through taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound. Delight in the Jewish holidays and Shabbat through experiential activities that awaken the senses.  Engage with Jewish customs and traditions, and connect with your children through meaning making.  

5 Senses of Judaism programs take place at Congregation Beth Hatikvah, 36 Chatham Road, Summit, NJ, 9:45 am – 11:00 am. These programs are open to the community and free of charge.  Join us for one or all.  

2022-2023 dates:

Nov 5 - Five Senses of Shabbat
Dec 17 - Five Senses of Hanukkah
Feb 4 - Five Senses of Tu B’Shevat
March 4 - Five Senses of Purim
March 25 - Five Senses of Passover

Interested in joining us?  Please register here!


Picnic Party!

holidays Apr 18, 2022




And we are so glad you are joining us.
You and your family will have a great time - after all it is FREE!
On Saturday, May 14th, we’re gonna schmooze, play softball, sack race and nosh on gourmet pizza from the Pizza Vida food truck. Just let us know how many adults and/or children will attend by filling out the survey to the right.
We look forward to seeing you,
The CBH Lag B’Omer Picnic Party Committee
*Covid guidelines apply for all outdoor events. Masks optional. But if you are immunocompromised or unvaccinated it is recommended you wear a mask.


Uncategorized Feb 11, 2022
 1. Everyone at the service will be vaccinated and masked and socially distanced.
2. Service leaders will be unmasked when speaking or chanting prayers and songs.
     A. If CBH singers are present they will sing unmasked and be very distant (more than 12 feet) from congregants.
3. Service leaders will maintain a social distance of at least 12 feet from the congregation.
4. When called to the Bimah to read Torah or to speak, the member will unmask for that reading and then re-mask.
5. Everyone will be masked at all times when not speaking/singing on the Bimah.
6. The Oneg will be individually packaged treats and separate drinks taken by individual congregants after the service to be taken home or eaten at a distance from others.

Meet the CBH Board Nominees for 2022

board Nov 15, 2021

Peggy Dugan – 1st Vice President

Peggy joined CBH in early 2004 just after relocating to Summit from London. Peggy has been involved in many areas of CBH, including teaching kindergarten/1st grade in the religious school, cooking with the teens, running the Shabbat morning breakfasts, and helping Michael Hyman organize the High Holidays. Her eldest child studied for her bat mitzvah at CBH (but had the service in Florida), and her twin boys became bnai mitzvah at CBH. Peggy is very excited to be joining the board as 1st Vice President. Peggy and her husband, Terry, live in Summit and are empty nesters. She looks forward to when her kids and grand dogs come to visit!

Daniel Pearlman – Communications Chair

My wife, three children, and I joined CBH in 2019, shortly after my father passed away and we moved to Summit. CBH has helped our family remember my father and preserve our Jewish heritage. I hope my own involvement with CBH will help my children appreciate the importance...


High Holiday Family Programming

We are excited to have three events for children and families this High Holiday season. If you are planning on coming to any of them, please fill out the survey below.


The Bible Players in Apples & Funny! - A Rosh Hashanah Family Comedy Show: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1:30 PM (In-person, outdoors, rain date is Wed, Sept. 8th at 1:30)


You won’t want to miss this very special High Holiday family event in the park! The Bible Players infuse comedy and laughs into tales from the Torah and beyond. In Apples & Funny! - A Rosh Hashanah Comedy Show, the Players will help us connect to the simcha/joy in our lives through gratitude and prayer. Kids will love the interactive improv, and we’ll all be reminded of the joy of gathering together. Open to all and best for kids ages 5 – 12. Bring a picnic blanket or low chairs to sit on.  Stay afterwards to hang out!


Location: Loantaka Brook Reservation at Kitchell Road, Morristown (use 115...


Shabbat Young Family Park Program Sat, July 10th 10 – 11:30am

religious school blog Jun 23, 2021

Shabbat Young Family Park Program

Sat, July 10th 10 – 11:30am at Mabie Memorial Playground in Summit

**find us on a grassy area right near the playground**

 Bring a blanket to sit on and join us for casual and uplifting Shabbat songs with guitar playing, prayers, and a special treasure hunt.  We’ll have plenty of time for playground playing.  Leave with a challah and grape juice! 

 Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.

Best for 8 year olds and under, however older children are absolutely welcome! 

FREE and open to the community – Bring your friends!

Please email Leemor Ellman, Education Director at Congregation Beth Hatikvah to let us know you will be joining us at [email protected]  Or feel free to reach out to Leemor at 917-674-2845 if you have any questions!

Songs | Prayer | Shabbat Meaning | Friends 


Leemor Ellman

Education Director

Congregation Beth Hatikvah

36 Chatham Road

Summit, NJ 07901


What happened at Religious School - 4/24/21

religious school blog Apr 24, 2021


This week’s lesson was all about mitzvot, or commandments, found out in the Torah. If you were to count them all, there would be 613 in total. In our two groups,

Younger students:

  • Took part in a mitzvot scavenger hunt
  • Ate pomegranate seeds
  • Sang songs about the mitzvot
  • Played “Guess the Mitzvah”

Older Students:

  • Discussed the purpose of mitzvot and why we feel compelled to do good
  • Discussed how we could do mitzvot in our lives
  • Acted out various mitzvot


--==Dungeons and Dreidels==--

Dear heroes and heroic 4th grade parents,


Today we explored the next chapter of the Purim story, with our own creative and theatrical twist.  Mordecai discovered the plot of two rotten guards to overthrow the king – but the corrupt cronies caught Mordecai listening in, and he ended up in some hot water!  After some madcap antics and a poolside chase, our newly appointed royal heroes got Mordecai out of his jam and brought the news to the...

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