by Norman Berman | Mar 15, 2022 | News
Please join us on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm via Zoom for our Twelfth Annual Community Passover Seder.
The Exodus did not just happen in Egypt. We only need to hear or read the news to know that the Exodus story continues to be repeated all over the world. Freedom is in danger. Innocent people are fleeing their homes today! At Passover, we celebrate the Exodus. We celebrate all who struggle for freedom. And we encourage the continued struggle toward freedom – knowing that we will not be free until everyone, everywhere is free.
So, join us.
There will be storytelling, ritual, singing and celebration. We will retell the ancient story of liberation…contemplate oppression and slavery in our own times…continue the journey toward universal freedom and justice…rejoice in the arrival of spring.
We will, as a community…
Ask the difficult questions, search for meaningful answers, and explore shared traditions and values as we dedicate ourselves to working together to create a better and more beautiful world.
This event is free of charge. Please register to receive a Zoom invitation.
Go to: www.TBIPS2022Seder.Eventbrite.com
We hope to see you there.
Download a copy of this year’s Haggadah here: 2022 TBI Haggadah.
Download a Seder Plate Instruction Sheet here: The Seder Plate
by Norman Berman | Oct 19, 2021 | News
The Preservation Society is disappointed in Killingly State Representative Anne Dauphinais’ comparison of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to Hitler for Lamont’s support of vaccine and mask mandates. Do we really want to elevate Hitler to the status of just another politician? This gross distortion of history scales the heights of insult and insensitivity. We expect better from our leaders. Deeply concerned about reckless political comparisons of contemporary politicians with Hitler and nazis, the Preservation Society issued a statement. Statement by TBIPS
by Norman Berman | Jul 28, 2021 | News
Join the Preservation Society for Virtual High Holiday Services via Zoom. Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, Sept 7 at 9:30 am; Erev Yom Kippur-Kol Nidre: Wednesday, Sept 15 at 7:00 pm and Yom Kippur: Thursday, Sept 16 at 9:30 am. All are welcome. Participation is free. Registrations are required. Please click on the links below to register. We look forward to welcoming the New Year together.
EREV YOM KIPPUR / KOL NIDRE:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166409299695
YOM KIPPUR: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/166409317749
The service will be displayed on your screen. If you wish to follow on your own, Here are pdf copies:
PDF of the Rosh Hashanah Service:
TBI Rosh Hashanah 2021-Print
PDF of the Tashlikh Service:
PDF of the Kol Nidre Service
Kol Nidre 2021 – Print Ver
PDF of the Yom Kippur Service
TBI Yom Kippur 2021-Print Ver
by Norman Berman | Feb 6, 2021 | News
Registration is Open for our Annual Passover Community Seder on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Our Seder will be virtual and, as in years past, we will invite our guests to participate by reading portions of our Haggadah and joining us in singing traditional songs. This year, we encourage participants to prepare a Seder Plate The Seder Plate with ritual foods so that you can fully experience the Seder ritual and help to dramatize the Exodus story and the universal struggle for freedom.
The Passover Seder is the oldest continually practiced ritual in the Western world. The Exodus story is one of the best known of all stories. We will retell the ancient story of liberation, ask questions, sing songs, search for answers, contemplate oppression and slavery in our own times, and continue our journey toward universal freedom and justice. We will explore shared traditions and values as we dedicate ourselves, yet again, to working toward a better and more beautiful world.
We have attached an electronic version of this year’s Haggadah – the program book for our ritual. We invite you to join us in reading the Haggadah. Please indicate your willingness to read and we will assign you a portion. TBI Passover Haggadah 2021
INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS Since this year’s Seder is taking place online, you can invite family and friends both near and far. Children in California? Cousins in New York? All are welcome! We hope you will join us on Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 pm.
Participation is free, but donations are always welcome.
The Seder Plate
TBI Passover Haggadah 2021
by Norman Berman | Oct 5, 2020 | News
We celebrated High Holidays 2020 in virtual, online Zoom services on Sept. 19, 27 and 28, 2020. At times, over 40 members, friends and guests some from California, Washington state, Tennessee and Bermuda, participated. Portions were pre-recorded but most of the ritual was live. Former President Norman Berman served as “host” and curated the prayers and readings. Participants read, sang and followed along with a customized online prayer book. Joel Rosenberg blew the Shofar. Alan Turner and Peter Granoff read the Torah portions and Marty Drobiarz led traditional elements of the services. The Aliyot were awarded in a virtual auction a few days prior to Rosh Hashanah which brought back fond memories and kept alive a time-honored tradition that goes back to the original founders of the Temple. These innovative services included contemporary poetry, prayers and recordings by Leonard Cohen, Daniel Kahn, Phil Ochs and Metalica, as well as nationally acclaimed cantors and choirs. The services received enthusiastic reviews from many who attended.
by Norman Berman | Aug 29, 2020 | News
Aliyah Auction: Sept. 15, 7:00 PM to 8 PM
Rosh Hashanah: Sept. 19, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Erev Yom Kippur: Sept. 27, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Yom Kippur: Sept. 28, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
To Register, please click on the headline or go to TBIPSEvents.Eventbrite.com to receive an invitation.
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Our services are fresh, progressive, and inclusive and provide a meaningful connection to our rich tradition. Join us as we welcome a new year together with music, chanting, poetry and prayer. There is no charge for participation but we welcome your generous support. We are committed to social justice and making the world a better place.
For questions or more information, please contact Norman Berman at email@example.com