The Bet Torah Weekly
                August 2nd, 2017 
Upcoming Calendar Events
Tuesday, August 8th @ 7:15am: Early Morning Minyan
Wednesday, August 9th @ 8pm: Civil Discourse Discussion Group
Friday, August 11th @ 5:30 pm: Blessing For Recent High School Graduates
Tuesday, August 15th @ 7:15am: Early Morning Minyan
Tuesday, August 22nd @ 7:15am: Early Morning Minyan
Tuesday, August 22nd:  RSVP deadline Boat Ride Up The Hudson And Shakespeare
Wednesday, August 23rd @ 8pm: Civil Discourse Discussion Group
Tuesday, August 29th @ 7:15am: Early Morning Minyan 
Tuesday, August 29th @ 8:00am:  BoomersBoat Ride Up  The Hudson & Shakespeare

Helpful Links:    Calendar         Live Stream       Men's Club Registration

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  A Blessing for Recent
High School Graduates

Friday, August 11th 
We invite you to Bet Torah in order to mark your child's transition from high school to their next phase of life.                                       
At 5:30 pm   
Rabbi Brusso will lead a conversation during which parents and children will have a chance to speak        
to each other about the meaning of this transition.              WE KNEW THEM WHEN!
                                                                                                      AND  HAVE SEEN THEM GROW!
At 6:30 pm
We will have Friday night services during which we will have a ritual of leave taking and offer a blessing to the new graduates as they go on their way.

*Please RSVP by  Wednesday, August 8th:
Summertime Minyan

During the summer, please help us make a Minyan when you can. 
Daily Minyan times at Bet Torah are as follows:

Sundays - 9:00 am
Tuesdays (Early morning Minyan) - 7:15am
Monday-Thursdays - 7:30 pm
Friday, Kabbalat Shabbat services - 6:30 pm

Please send us your child’s college address and we will send them a small package to celebrate the Jewish Holidays away at school and keep them connected to the Bet Torah community.

Just think…something sweet to welcome in Rosh Hashanah, yummy hamentashen to celebrate Purim and lots more! 

Please send names & addresses to  & we will do the rest!
Many thanks to Sisterhood for sponoring these gifts 


Bet Torah will be holding a second, encore Gabbai study session for those who are currently serving as a Gabbai & for those who would like to serve as a Gabbai or are just interested in learning about the Torah Service. We will cover the history of the Torah Service, study the law involved in Torah reading, review the customs and traditions at Bet Torah, & cover the roles and responsibilities of the Gabbai Rishon & Gabbai Sheini. 
We had our first session on July 20th and will do an encore session later in the summer for those interested but who could not make the first session. If you would like to join our band of merry men and women who guard and maintain the Torah Service, or if you are just interested in learning please contact  Mike Gordon at or 914.232.9500.

Civil Discourse – A Current Events Discussion Group

Facilitators: Jerry Matlin and David Kellogg

It’s not easy to find a place where we can talk about topics in the news with a diverse group of people who are willing to respectfully listen to different perspectives. If you are looking for such a place, we invite you to join Bet Torah members Jerry Matlin and David Kellogg who will facilitate conversations on a range of current event topics. Topics will be circulated ahead of time and participants will engage in conversation based on agreed upon guidelines for civil discourse.
If you are interested in participating pls email  Jerry Matlin @
Civil Discourse will meet  Wednesday nights of August 9th & 23rd at 8pm
  Exciting Boomers Event
 Boat Ride Up The Hudson And Shakespeare
Tuesday, August 29th

The Boomers are off once again on another great day of fun and discovery.  This time we are taking to the water for a cruise up the Hudson.  We will be stopping first at Bannerman castle, which has been the scene of mysterious goings on for more than a century.  Then, time for lunch and strolling through the scenic streets of Cold Spring.  Final stop will be Boscobel, where we will enjoy a performance of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost”.  All in all, a full day of Boomers adventure.  

Click here for more information and to sign up
==> RSVP by August 22nd <==
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  A Wonderful article written by Jerry Fensterstock, about the Paired Learning Program

Read this article in eJewishphilanthropy about the success of this year's  Bet Torah Paired Learning Program from Jerry Fensterstock!

Join us in this wonderful program when we do it again this year ! For more information on this and other exciting  Community Engagement and Learning opportunities, please contact Rabbi Koffman at or visit us online 
 Men's Club Registration For 2017-2018


Joining Bet Torah Men’s Club is a great way to connect with Bet Torah and enrich your family’s experience. Have a great time while giving back to the Bet Torah community. Whether it’s our famous Sunday community breakfast series with speakers, building the sukkah, playing Texas Hold’em, Passover wine sales, bar tending at the Cantor’s concert or watching Monday Night Football, you will meet new friends and perform mitzvahs. Join Men’s Club, join the party. Men’s Club makes things happen!

Now featuring 2 quick and convenient payment options! 

==> Click here to view the Registration Form & Calendar of Upcoming Events


Bet Torah's Upcoming Shabbat Broadcast Schedule

Saturday, August 5th                Shabbat Services                   9:30am-12:15pm 

Saturday, August 12th              Shabbat Services                  9:30am -12:15pm

Saturday, August 19th              Shabbat Services                  9:30am -12:15pm

Saturday, August 26th              Shabbat Services                  9:30am -12:15pm

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Ritual Committee Report
Commentary On This Week's Torah Portion 
Want to know more about the Torah portion for this Shabbat? Bet Torah now has access to an exciting new resource, the Judaic Digital Library

If you would like to access it, please contact
Jerry Fensterstock for an access key.

Once you have this code, this vast library of Jewish literature will be available to you anywhere. JDL contains histories, commentaries, reference material and kid's books, too. 

Interested in reading the JPS commentary on this week's Torah portion?
Vast Judaic Resource Now    Available To Bet Torah Community 
 The Bet Torah Library Committee is pleased to announce that we have arranged for access to the Judaic Digital Library (JDL) for the Bet Torah community. JDL contains more than 1300 classics of Jewish literature that will complement the more than 4000 volumes in the Bet Torah Library. If you are doing research or writing a Bar/Bar Mitzvah D'var or just curious about some aspect of Judaism, this new resource will be invaluable to you. For more info, or to get an access key, please contact

     Jerry Fensterstock at