The Bet Torah Weekly
3/15/2017
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Purim 2017 photo album   (photo credit: A big THANK YOU to Joanna Segal and Gina Fass!)  

Check out how much fun we had and don't forget to Tag yourself!
More photos to come!!!

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If you have photos from Bet Torah events that you would like to share with the congregation, feel free to send to Melissa Heller at mbheller@bettorah.org

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A Night In the Shuk
Passover Holiday Guide:  Ideas and Inspiration for the whole family!
Dates To Remember
March 15th:  **TONIGHT AT 7:30PM - 22nd Annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony
March 17th:    Nursery School Shabbatini
March 22nd:  Sisterhood Book Club
March 22nd:  Board Of Directors meeting
March 25th:    Scholar In Residence:  Noam Zimm
March 25th: A Night In The Shuk Gala & Auction

March 28th: Rosh Chodesh Nisan morning minyan will start at 6:45 am
March 29th:  Gadi Ezra speaks at BT
April 2nd:  Blood Drive & Passover Wine Pick-up
April 10th- April 18th:  Passover
22nd Annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:30PM
                                   Awards Ceremony Flyer  

We are pleased to announce that our Treasurer, Joanna Segal will be recognized with
a Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award from the Westchester Jewish Council.
The Ceremony is free and eveyone is welcome to attend.
We hope to see you there!
Temple Israel Center
280 Old Mamaroneck Road,
White Plains, NY 10605

community
Community Events
DO YOU WANT TO JOIN A SOFTBALL TEAM? 

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 .

   Find out more  about joining Bet Torah's Softball Team!
Men's Club  18 th Annual  Passover Wine Sale!
2017

Click The Image to Download The Order Form Today!
Questions? MCP@bettorah.org

*Please submit your order form by Monday, April 3rd
Checks payable to Bet Torah Men's Club
Pick up and our last minute sale will be held on 
Sun day, April 9th from 10am to 1pm
Support Bet Torah and the gala to honor Nili! 

T he Silent Auction will be online for just another week before bidding starts again at the "A Night in the Shuk" on March 25th.

Here are just some of the Silent Auction items:
  • A week for 2 at St. Lucia Heaven
  • Tickets for the Yankees, Rangers, Knicks, and more!
  • Golf Outings
  • Gift certificates to local hair salons, restaurants, yoga studios and markets 
  • Vermont fall weekend in Vermont
  • an Art Gallery Tour in NYC 
  • A unique jewelry party with 100% Beads 
Check out all of the auction items and bid now!
The Second Annual Mayer Luden Memorial Lecture

"FROM THE LAW BOOKS TO THE BATTLEFIELD"
Wednesday Evening, March 29th @ 7:30 pm

Read the event  Flyer

Learn more about Gadi Ezra, a young influential leader who will be speaking at Bet Torah about his fascinating work as a human rights attorney and civic strategic adviser to the Israeli Joint Chiefs of Staff.
socialSocial Events
Join us for the next Bet Torah Sisterhood Book Club
Wednesday, March 22
nd @ 8pm

All Who Go Do Not Return
by  Shulem Deen

click on the book for more information
Join us for Shabbatini!
Friday, March 17 
     6:00PM-7:30PM

6:00pm Children's Kabbalat Shabbat Service
  6:30pm Family Shabbat Catered Dinner
With adult and children's dinner choices catered by Rene Leon
Gan, Aleph, Bet and all nursery school current and alumni are welcome!
 
newNew & Exciting Initiatives 
Torah in the Trees:   Little Torah. Lots of Trees.
Coming soon to a trail near you...

This program will be for anyone, regardless of hiking experience.
If you know trails in the area, please email Rabbi Koffman at RabbiKoffman@bettorah.org  to help her plan for this new program.
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 (JDL).  JDL contains more than 1300 classics of Jewish literature.

But, to access it, you need an access key. Don't miss out on this great new Bet Torah benefit!  To get an access key, please contact  Jerry  Fensterstock  jerryf@pipeline.com

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.    

Link to the JPS commentary on this week's Torah portion residing within the Judaic Digital Library
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 Bet Torah resource will be invaluable to you...plus, it's fun.  For more information, or to get an access key, please contact  Jerry Fensterstock at  jerryf@pipeline.com 
Tuesday Morning Minyan
Bet Torah is now running Minyanim on Tuesday mornings at Bet Torah at 7:15am. Tuesday
morning minyan will be in addition to the regular Sunday morning & weekday evening
minyanim that continue as always.
Sign Up For Bet Torah's  New Paired Learning Program!  
 If you would like to participate, please email   Rabbi Koffman  RabbiKoffman@bettorah.org  , who will be our in-house program director, or   Michael Gordon    mrg113060@gmail.com  , who will be coordinating the program, and let us know by email which course of study you have selected (each study pair will choose one course of study from the list of courses offered).  If you already have a study partner, just let us know by email who you will be studying with.  If you would like us to pair you with a study partner, click on the attached summary sheet, complete the short questionnaire on the second page, and return it to Rabbi Koffman or Mike Gordon or drop it off in the Office.
shabbatCelebrate Shabbat
Bet Torah's Upcoming Shabbat Broadcast Schedule
    
March 18th: Shabbat Services
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
March 24th: Friday Night Services
Dalet Shabbaton
7:30pm- 8:30 pm
March 25th:

Shabbat Services
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
March 31st:
Friday Night Services
Gan-Aleph Shabbaton
 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
           
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