May at Temple Beth Shalom


We congratulate our recent B'nei Mitzvah Families
Zachary Unger, son of Dana and David Unger, on April 2
Joshua Aronson, son of Debra Aronson and Rod Aronson, on April 9

Marilyn and David Bender on the marriage of their son Douglas to Sara Smelin

Melissa Cummings on the death of her grandmother, Gertrude Berman

Debra Cantor on the death of her father, Shimon Schachner

David Weissberg on the death of his grandmother, Victoria Weissberg

Diane Brawarsky on the death of her mother, Muriel Brawarsky

If you would like a lifecycle event shared with the congregation in our next newsletter,  please contact us and let us know. 
Thank you. 


We thank the following people for their thoughtful donations to our congregation:
Linda and Richard Sitman, in memory of Ned Harris
Wendy Marder and Milton Lewin, in memory of Laurette Schecter
Please consider Temple Beth Shalom when celebrating, honoring others or as a gift of gratitude. Donations can be made online via a secure PayPal account or can be arranged through the Temple office. Thank you. 

Friday, May 6, 2016 
  • Grade 6 Family Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 pm
  • Family Shabbat Service at 7:30 pm, followed by presentation of the Grade 6 Living Museum.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
  • Torah Study at 9:00 am                      
  • Bat Mitzvah of Chloe Dourmashkin at 10:30 am
Friday,  May 13, 2016
  • Graduating Seniors Dinner at 6:15 pm
  • Shabbat Evening Service honoring our Graduating Seniors at 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • Torah Study at 9:00 am                      
  • Bat Mitzvah of Julianna Sherman at 10:30 am   

Friday, May 20, 2016          
  • Regular Shabbat Evening Service at 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 21, 2016
  • Torah Study at 9:00 am                      
  • Bar Mitzvah of Max Schneider at 10:30 am   

Friday, May 27, 2016         
  • Regular Shabbat Evening Service at 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 28, 2016
  • Torah Study at 9:00 am
  • Bat Mitzvah of Emma Rabinowitz at 10:30 am

Parent Coffee & Conversation
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:15 am
"Developmental Transitions "  

Join Tracy Birkhahn, Early Childhood Consultant, for a rewarding and timely discussion of your child's transitions--whether developmental, to a new home, school or summer program, or within a family lifecycle event.   All adults welcome--feel free to bring friends!  RSVP ASAP so we can plan accordingly.

Let us know if you would like to be a counselor at this year's Gesher June mini-camp for our preschoolers. Contact the Temple Office.

We so appreciate all who participate and share their musical talents with us, and encourage you to join them. Go Ahead, inspire your congregation!  Sing with the Choir! Contact Linda Moot  for more information.

Toiletries Drive for Midnight Drive 
Now through Sunday, May 8, 2016
In preparation for the Temple's annual Tzedakah Day on May 8, our Religious School's Grade 4 is collecting new toiletries to be distributed to the homeless in NYC through Midnight Run.  Please drop off toiletries in the box in the Temple lobby now through May 8.

Food Bank for Westchester - Volunteer Day 
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thank you so much to all volunteers who have signed up for this wonderful Tzedakah program.  We are thrilled that we are filled to capacity! 

Tzedakah Day 
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
So many ways to help!  Tikkun Olam Flower & Bake Sale to support Habitat for Humanity (perfect if you need a gift for Mom!), Women & Children's Clothing Drive, Toiletries Collection for Midnight Run, Ziti & Loaf Cakes for The Sharing Community (must be dropped off between 8:45-9:45 am), Special Program for preschoolers and their families (9:00 - 10:30 am), Classroom tzedakah projects for all grades during Religious School.  

The Sharing Community
Sunday, May 8, 2016
This ongoing project feeds over 200 adults and children each month. For details 
and sign-up, visit our  Google sign up sheet . May's donation will be led by our 
Grade 6 Religious School Class.  We are very much in need of large tins of Baked Ziti this month!!  Drop off food 8:45-9:45 am at the Temple Sunday, May 8 or earlier in the week by special arrangement with the Temple office.



Grade 6 Parent  Meeting
Sunday, May 8, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us for this information session about your children's Grade 7 B'nei Mitzvah year, followed by an encore presentation of the grade's Living Museum. 

Last Day of Classes
  • Grade 7 - Mon., May 9 - Please be sure to attend this important and meaningful final session!
  • Tikkun Olam - Wed., May 11
  • Grades K - 6 - Sun., May 15

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2016-2017 Nursery School
Limited enrollment is still available for our 4s. Contact the Temple Office  for more information. 

Gesher (June mini-camp)
We are currently enrolling preschoolers in our wonderful early summer program. Please click here if you'd like to receive further information.

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