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Dates To Remember
Wednesday, May 17th: *TONIGHT* -   Sisterhood book club

Friday, May 19th: Zimryah
Saurday, May 20th: RSVP deadline for Sisterhood Spring Installation Dinner on June 6th
Sunday, May 21st :   *Important information*  Please note that Minyan will be held at 8:30am, followed by the Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Community Breakfast at 9am
Monday, May 22nd from 9:30am-10:30am :  
( In the BT Library)  Informational Gathering about Religious School
Thursday, May 25th @ 8pm: The Jewish Book Club presents, The Genius of Judaism
Tuesday, May 30th @ 7:30pm: Erev Shavuot Program- Service & Learning Session
Wednesday, May 31st: Shavuot- Festival Services  
communityCommunity Events
**We look forward to seeing you at 
The Annual Meeting & Community Breakfast, 
Compliments of Men's Club**
Bet Torah Youth has been awarded Outstanding USY Chapter of the Year by the Emek Division of USY.

We are thrilled to announce that under the leadership of USY President Sari Brusso and Director of Youth Engagement Loen Amer,  our congregation has been awarded Outstanding USY Chapter of the Year by the Emek Division of USY. This is a significant recognition of all we have achieved and our hard work and dedication this past year.   I would like to recognize two of our amazing teens: congregant Hannah Bolen, who served as Emek USY Social Action/Tikun Olam Vice President this past year, and Jenna Krawchick, a member of our BTUSY chapter, who was awarded Outstanding USYer of the Year.
"The Sounds of Jerusalem"    Celebrating 50 years of unity 
Wednesday May 24th @ 6:45PM

The Bet Torah congregation and friends are invited to join a FREE, special event, hosted by the WJC

With Yom Ha'zikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut behind us, we now turn our attention to our next celebration of Yom Yerushalayim. This year marks 50 years since the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem.  We hope you will commemorate this special occasion with us on Wednesday May 24th, when we come together as a community to celebrate 50 years of unity.

The evening begins at 6:45 pm with a light, kosher Israeli-style dinner followed by a festive presentation at 7:30 -9:00 with an Israeli band, 'MusicTalks', which combines music with engaging and interactive conversation. We are going to hear famous Jerusalem songs, with some interesting stories of the 'beyond the scenes" of the songs.

** RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP
Click  here for more information and details about the event
Burn Our Mortgage  Capital Campaign

We need participation at all levels to reach our $1 million goal.
Please join us in this important initiative!

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Learn with Bet Torah's Paired Learning Students
Erev Shavuot Program - May 30th at 7:30pm
Please join for a very special Erev Shavuot (May 30th) Come celebrate your friends, your family, and members of the Bet Torah community as they share some of their recently acquired Jewish wisdom. 

The Who: Teachers include: Adrian Kalikow, Marcy Aufrichtig, Jessica Rosh, Amy Gottesfeld, Ken Gordon, Kyle Gordon, Lori Paprin, Joanna Segal, Roy Kozupsky, Lisa Horowitz, Jerry Fensterstock, Eli Abemayor, Michael Gordon, Richard Stern, Alan Sock and more.

The What: Topics Include: Mindfulness and Judaism, How to Study Midrash, Intro to the Jewish Bookshelf, How to Increase Peace in the World, Food Tour of the Talmud, Leonard Cohen's Vision. 

The Why: It is traditional to celebrate the evening of Shavuot-the holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah-with study. What better teachers to learn from than this incredible group, who will also be celebrating the culmination of their own 10-weeks of partnered study. 
  • 7:30 Services in the Chapel
  • 7:45 Ice Cream and Dessert Bar in the Social Hall
  • 8:00-10:15 Study and Learn in the Social Hall

 CSA 2017 IS HERE  !

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Read more about CSA at Bet Torah
socialSocial Events
Sisterhood's Spring Installation Dinner
Please join us on
Tuesday, June 6th @  7 pm  at Bet Torah
$40 per person

RSVP by May 20th
Drop off check, payable to Bet Torah Sisterhood in Sisterhood box in office  or mail to:
                                  Bet Torah Sisterhood
60 Smith Ave
Mt Kisco, NY 10549
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The Jewish Book Club
 May 25th at 8pm

Book Club will be discussing "The Genius of Judaism" by Bernard-Henri Levy. 
Levy is a renown film maker, author, liberal activist, and philosopher. He comes from a secular French Jewish family but is the great grandson of a rabbi.

As a French Jew Levy returns again and again to the issues of antisemitism and the Holocaust. Modern Anti Semitism had its most dramatic entrance in the 1890's when the French military court martialed and sent to Devil's Island Dreyfus. And few French Jews of Levy's parents generation were untouched by the Holocaust.

The Genius of Judaism is worth reading, if only to find out what Levy believes to be IS the genius of our religion.. Hint: it is found in the Book of Jonah.
  (Bet)Torah In The Trees
        Little Torah.  Lots of Trees.

We are launching a new program called [Bet] Torah in the Trees. Please join me as we explore different trails on four Thursday mornings this summer where we will share some brief reflections from the Jewish tradition and then walk and talk  and maybe find God...or at the very least, enjoy the scenery and one another's company. No need to RSVP, just show up and we will meet in the parking areas (dogs are welcome). Please call or email RabbiKoffman@Bettorah.org with any questions. 

Thursday June 8 - Kitchawan Preserve
Thursday, June 22 at Rockefeller State Park
Thursday, July 13 at Rockefeller State Park
Thursday, July 27 at Butler Sanctuary
Great Mansions Tour: Olana & Wilderstein
Boomer's & Beyond 
Wednesday, June 14th 

Click on the Mansions to view the flyer and sign up
Friday, May 19th @ 6:30 pm

- Songs by our wonderful students!
- Junior Congregation awards
- Gordon Scholarship award
- Lang Scholarship award
- Madrichim recognition
Informational Gathering about Religious School
Babies and Toddlers welcome!
Monday, May 22  9:30-10:30  Bet Torah Library
What is next for my family at Bet Torah?
What do I need to know about Religious School?
How do I enroll in Religious School and when is it offered?
Come join us to learn more about Religious School with Gina Fass, Director of the Religious School, Rabbi Brusso and Nursery School parents who have children currently enrolled in Religious School.

Please email  amy@soundhaven.net  with
 any questions
2017-2018 Religious School Registration Is Now  Open 

Click here for registration information and forms.

Please return completed forms & payment to Joanne Wagner in the school office by June 5th.
Gina Fass -  gfass@bettorah.org            Joanne Wagner -  jwagner@bettorah.org
shabbatCelebrate Shabbat
Bet Torah's Upcoming Shabbat Broadcast Schedule
May 19th:
Kabbalat Shabbat
 & Zimriyah

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
May 20th:
Shabbat Services
9:30 am - 12 :30 pm
May 27th:
Shabbat Services
9:30 am - 12 :30 pm
May 29th:
Monday Service
Bat Mitzvah
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
May 30th:
Erev Shavuot
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
May 31st:
Shavuot Festival
9:30 am - 12 :30 pm
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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.

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.

Click here for the link to the JPS commentary on this week's Torah portion residing within the JDL
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 jerryf@pipeline.com

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