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Dates To Remember
April 23rd:  2 events for Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration 
April 23rd:  Lunch & Learn with speaker Nitsana Darshan-Leitner at Temple Israel Of New Rochelle
April 25th:  Tuesday morning minyan resumes at 7:15am
April 25th:  Holocaust Survivor speaker - Lola Margulies
click here to learn more about our speaker. open to ALL Hey-Zayin students - parents encouraged to join

April 26th:  Honoring Robin Wald
April 27th:  Jewish Book Club Discussion of the book, "Night." 
April 27th:  Last day to RSVP for Sisterhood's Mother's Day flower arrangement event
Bet Torah has TWO Community-Wide Commemorations on Sunday
 9:45-10:45 am
We will join together through music, poetry and reflection to mourn and commemorate the loss. The service is not only a tribute to those who perished in the Shoah but will also include inspirational readings from the extraordinary congregant survivors and/or members of their families. Family members of survivors will light yahrtzeit candles in memory of the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. This program will feature art and poetry by the Zayin class. Religious school students younger than 5th grade may attend with parents.

7:00-9:00 pm  
Movie "Ahead Of Time" & Discussion with the Producer & Holocaust Survivor 
With her love of adventure and fearlessness, Ruth Gruber defied tradition from the moment she became the world's youngest PhD at the age of 20 in 1931. Ahead of Time tells the remarkable journey of 96 year-old Gruber. Gruber continued to make history throughout her trail-blazing career by becoming the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic in 1935 and escorting 1000 Holocaust refugees from Naples to New York in a secret wartime mission in 1944. She covered the  eartwrenching ordeal of the refugees aboard the ship Exodus 1947 with photographs that helped change the world. Please join us for a showing of the documentary on Ruth Gruber entitled "Ahead of Time" ( ). Afterwards, we will have a discussion with documentary executive producer Patti Kenner and Doris Schechter, executive producer and a refugee and Holocaust Survivor rescued by Ruth Gruber.  Please RSVP  to
Read more about all our Yom HaShoah 2017 events 

Tuesday, April 25th 
Lola Margulies was born in Poland, interned in a ghetto, spent time in a labor camp and was saved by being hidden underground for 10 days.     Click here for a brief outline of her story.  
Ascher Speaker Fund invites you to attend  Learn & Lunch with 
Guest Speaker, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Sunday, April 23rd
12 PM at Temple Israel of New Rochelle

Topic : Representing Israeli and American Citizens Against Terrorists

FREE and Open to All!  Walk-ins welcome

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is an Israeli attorney, human rights activist and the founder of Shurat HaDin Israeli Law Center. She is known for her legal activism, especially lawsuits and legal actions brought on behalf of terror victims against terrorist groups, their leaders and financial patrons.

Click here for Nitsana Darshan-Leitner's Professional Biography
Community Events

From  The Jewish Book Club
        Thursday, April 27 at 8pm 

As the Yom Hashoa observance day approaches, keep in mind that Mark Koller, himself a survivor, will be discussing "Night", Elie Weisel's first book about the holocaust.  Feel free to join the discussion whether or not you have read the book.
click on the book to read more!

Sisterhood Spring Rummage Sale
May 7th & May 8th

Click here  for details
Our First Ever
Shabbat Ala Mode
Friday, May 12th 
6:30 pm  

Featuring  BT's Mike and the Mentsches  and the Bet Torah Youth Chorus.    Plus a delicious Shabbat meal RSVP to
newNew & Exciting Initiatives 
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

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.    

Click here for the 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, it's fun.  For more information, or to get an access key, please contact  Jerry Fensterstock at 
Tuesday Morning Minyan
Tuesday morning minyan will resume on April 25th at 7:15am.
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April 29th: 
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