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Shabbat Outdoors–Our warm weather tradition of Shabbat outdoors is back!

This multi-generational Shabbat experience will be our only Shabbat experience on each of these evenings. Register here

Each month will feature a different dinner you can register for in advance, or bring your own picnic dinner to enjoy with us. Please bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on when we’re at Wingra Park. Just ask anyone who’s gone before, this is one service they look forward to all year. Share the fresh air and lake view with us as we usher in Shabbat.


5:45 pm Nosh (Pre-Shabbat Oneg) sponsored by the Program Committee
6:00 pm – Shabbat Worship
6:45 pm – Dinner


June 2 – Wingra Park – Banzo Mediterranean, Register by May 26 at Noon
July 7 – Wingra Park – Roman Candle Pizza, Register by June 30 at Noon
August 4 – Wingra Park – Chinese Food from Hong Kong Café, Register by July 28 at Noon
September 1 – TBE Terrace – Indian food from Taste of India, Register by August 25 at noon

In case of poor weather we’ll be in the Weinstein community court.

$18 for adults age 13 and over
$12 for youth age 6-12
Free for tots age 5 and under

(Services include a story geared toward children)



Special Talk following the June 2 dinner

7:45 pm – The New Sanctuary Movement (in the TBE building)

The New Sanctuary Movement. Come and hear about the history of Sanctuary in Wisconsin, the legal rights and risks, and current national organizing efforts. Emilio De Torre and Sergio M. González will share this infomraton with us. Here’s a little more about them:

Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement, ACLU Emilio De Torre has been the Director of Community Engagement at the ACLU of Wisconsin since 2006. He serves on the Board of Directors for Milwaukee Shakespeare in the Park, and was the 2013 recipient of the YWCA’s Eliminating Racism award. He lectures and consults nationally for a variety of organizations and is dedicated to advancing the civil liberties and civil rights of all people. Emilio served as a public school teacher at PS 287 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and as the Director of Education Services for 15,000 young people from Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan at the Madison Square Boys and Girls Clubs. He’s a devoted father to his three kids and is an avid comic book collector.

Sergio M. González is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research examines the communities Latino immigrants developed in Wisconsin throughout the twentieth century, with an emphasis on how religion has served as a space for the development of social justice initiatives like the 1980s Sanctuary Movement.