Upcoming Calendar Events  

Thursday, February 8 - 8:00pm - iEngage
Monday, February 12 - 10:30am - 4:30pm Boomers Winter Event Adventure
Monday, February 12 - Paired Learning Kickoff
Tu esday, February 13- 7:15am  Early Morning Minyan
Thursday, February 15 - Registration deadline for BT Israel Trip 2019
Thursday, February 15 - 12:00pm -1:30pm   : Bet Torah In The City
Thursday, February 16 - 8:00p m - iEngage
Tuesday, February 20- 7:15am  Early Morning Minyan
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 8:00pm- Jewish book club- Jews of Harlem Preview the book
Tuesday, February 27- 7:15am  Early Morning Minyan
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm - Family Purim Dinner, Kids Crafts and Megillah Reading

Important Reminders
-Interested in attending a daytime session of the Rabbi’s Israel’s Milestones and it’s Meanings” class?  The class would meet on Wednesdays at 10:30am. Please email Leila or Amy Horowitz (at  amy@soundhaven.net) ASAP if interested.


Helpful Links From This Week's Newsletter

Got Goodies?? The deadline to place your Shalach manot order has been extended to Monday, February 12!
PURIM IS MARCH 1 - On Purim it is a Mitzvah to send gifts (Shalach Manot) to family and friends. So, in addition to listening to the Megillah, and giving tzedakah, please be sure to participate in this fun tradition and important Sisterhood fundraiser. The gift bags will be chockfull of delicious treats, including Nut-Free Hamantashen, groggers, masks and toys for the tots.
Congregants have each been sent, a HappyPurim e-mail with a personal code and login instructions to place their Shalach Manot orders. Simply log on to bettorah.happypurim.com
Questions? Please contact: Terri MulQueeny - Stern: tmulqueeny@gmail.com or Maxine Benjamin: maxben49@gmail.com
Don't Miss The Film Screening In Celebration of Israel's 70th Birthday!
 Film Screening & Discussion
 “In Search of Israeli Cuisine”

Join us for great food, a great film & a great discussion at the
Dewitt Wallace Auditorium.  
Sunday, February 11 at Chappaqua Crossing beginning at 1:30pm, followed by some Israeli food of our own and some schmoozing.

Bring your Family to watch the acclaimed and mouthwatering movie 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine' (with a 92% Tomatometer from Rotten Tomatoes!) (generally suggested for kids over 13 unless they are foodies). The movie features the Israel-born, award-winning chef of Zahav, Michael Solomonov, who offers up a tour of 70 plus diverse cultures of Israel through food. Over the past 30 years, Israel has gone from having no fine food to a food scene that is world-renowned. Solomonov visits the vibrant restaurants of Tel Aviv, must-experience Jerusalem destinations and organic kitchens off the beaten track, sampling from remarkable food traditions as diverse as Moroccan, Persian, Lebanese, French, Italian and Russian. 
No charge to Bet Torah members
Kindly RSVP L eila Tavares ltavares@bettorah.org   for us to get a headcount for food purposes.
Sponsored by Life Long Learning, Cultural Arts and Israeli Affairs 
COMMUNITY EVENTS COMING UP THIS WEEK
FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE - Sponsored by Bet Torah Sisterhood
Back by popular demand..another opportunity to donate a candlestick. We are especially looking for people to sponsor a student!..or you may still make one yourself. Please email Elaine Merker at  eemerker@aol.com  if interested so we make sure to have enough materials. Learn More about the event held last week!
Boomers News
For those folks who will be going on the February 12 Boomers tours of Grand Central Station
and/or the TCM Movie tour of NY, here are the meeting times and locations: For both tours, we will meet at the information desk at the center of the main concourse. Look for the big clock.
Meeting times:  For the Grand Central Station Tour, we'll meet at 10:10 | For the TCM tour, we'll meet at 1:10. Please be sure to make your travel arrangements to meet us on time. We can't wait for stragglers. Note: We still have 5 tickets left for the TCM tour. If you want to come, please contact me immediately: jerryf@pipeline.com
ISRAEL'S MILESTONES AND IT'S MEANING'S CLASS
We are considering adding a daytime session group for the Rabbi’s Israel’s Milestones and it’s Meanings” class.   The class would meet on Wednesdays at 10:30am. Please email Leila or Amy Horowitz (at  amy@soundhaven.net) ASAP if interested.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
 23rd Annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards
Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 7:30PM

Mindy Unger is being awarded the  Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award from Westchester Jewish Council for her efforts as Chief Financial Officer of Tzahal Shalom and as a dedicated volunteer for the last 11 years. Please join us to celebrate Mindy Unger at the presentation of the 23rd Annual Julian Bernstein Awards at Temple Israel Center of White Plains.   Directions from Bet Torah

RSVP: Donna Bartell, donna@wjcouncil.org
Temple Israel Center of White Plains
280 Old Mamaroneck Road White Plains, NY 10605
Sponsor a booth at our Purim Carnival! 
P roceeds from this carnival:

- Help supplement the Bet Torah Youth Program
- Fund discounts for our teens to attend Encampment every August
- Fund our FREE carnival for friends from WJCS Partners in Caring Havorah. Adults with developmental disabilities enjoy the annual Purim celebration, part of Bet Torah's commitment to building a better world.

Please return this form & your check to Youth mailbox by Purim, Wednesday, February 28.
DO YOU WANT TO JOIN A SOFTBALL TEAM?
LOOKING FOR FREE EXERCISE WITH A SIDE OF COMRADERY?

The Bet Torah Softball Team is getting ready for another fun exciting season and we need you. Our team is a member of the 18 team Westchester Hebrew Softball League ( www.whsl.org ). We play on Sunday mornings from 9am to 11am from April to September and hopefully October (playoffs). We usually play 16 games over 18 weeks.
If you are interested or know others that may be interested, please contact Steve Bogen at lobo43@optonline.net or Andy Weissman at asw9387@aol.com.
It's Time to Register!
For An Incredible 
Bet Torah Family Trip to Israel
December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Do not miss the opportunity to travel throughout Israel with your Bet Torah family.
Registration deadline:   February 15, 2018
Register HERE

PURIMSPIEL 2018
A PURIM IDIOCY
(A STAR WARS PARODY!)
Sunday, March 4, 2018


May THE FARCE be with you!
9:45 am Sharp - Family Show - Free
4:30pm - Real Meal with a
Spiel Dinner Show*
*$30/pp by February 25 and $35 after
asw9387@aol.com for more info

S ave the Date! April 21, 2018
Come together and support our Annual Fund Fundraiser!
TWO LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMS
Bet Torah Paired Learning Study Program is back!
Kickoff - February 12
Ready to connect with a friend or family member, near or far, by engaging in an exciting course of Jewish learning that you and your study partner choose? Want to expand your social circle by studying with a fellow Bet Torah member you might not know (yet)? Were you dazzled by the people who shared what they learned in last year’s program at our Shavuot evening program last year? This year we have greatly expanded so there is something of interest for everyone with 29 potential topics for you to choose from! T he list includes topics in social justice, the arts, food, history, mindfulness, traditional text study and much more! Check out all the possible topics here .

Sound interesting? Let Rabbi Koffman know at RabbiKoffman@bettorah.org
Questions? Contact Rabbi Lori Koffman or Mike Gordon at mrg113060@gmail.com
iEngage: Israel's Milestones and Their Meanings
The Legacy of the Past and the Challenge of the Future

Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Brusso and video lectures and roundtable discussions with leading Hartman scholars. 6 Thursdays at 8pm February, 8, 15, March 1, 8, 15, 22
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Relief for Puerto Rican Citizens
The Social Action Committee at Shaaray Tefila is taking steps to provide assistance to communities in Puerto Rico that were affected by the Hurricane. They are collecting Home Depot Gift Cards. If you would like to donate a gift card to Home Depot please write the amount it is for on the card and place in the envelope in the Bet Torah office labelled Puerto Rico Relief.

For more information on gift card donation please contact Michele Posner at socialaction@Bettorah.org
Several congregants from Shaaray Tefilah are also planning on traveling to Puerto Rico to do volunteer work. If interested in volunteering or would like more information on their efforts, contact Richard Leroy, Social Action Committee Chairperson at Shaaray Tefilah rleroy634@gmail.com
WORSHIP
Commentary On This Week's Torah Portion
Want to know more about the Torah portion for this Shabbat? Click Here to read the JPS commentary on this week's Torah portion residing within the JDL Learn more about New Initiatives at Bet Torah; including our Vast Judaic Resource.
Congregants who are Kohanim and Leviim 
At most Torah Services, Bet Torah follows a tradition of assigning the first Aliyah to a Kohen, & the second to a Levi.The ushers would love to know which congregants are Kohanim & Leviim, Please let us know who you re. Email ltavares@bettorah.org Questions?  Contact Peter Linden , Ritual Committee chair Read more
Minyan
Sunday - 9:00 am
Tuesday (Early morning Minyan) - 7:15am
Monday-Thursday - 7:30 pm
Friday, Kabbalat Shabbat services - 6:30 pm
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