Upcoming Calendar Events

Friday, September 8th @ 6:30pm: " Back to Shul" Shabbat a la Mode
Friday, September 8th: Submission deadline for Youth High Holy Days Card 5778   Click here
Tuesday, September 12th @ 7:15am:  Early Morning Minyan  
Tuesday, September 12th @ 8:00pm:   Bet Torah Sisterhood Opening Program
Thursday, September 14th: Deadline to submit order form for 'Honey from Israel'
Saturday Morning September 16th @ 9:30am:  Bet Torah Welcomes Yair Lapid
Saturday Evening, September 16th @ 9:30pm: Selichot: Dessert, Concert & Services
Wednesday, September 20th @ 6:30pm: Maariv: Erev Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21st : Rosh Hashanah
Friday,September 22nd: Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 29th: Yom Kippur
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Minyan
Please help us make a Minyan when you can. Daily Minyan times at Bet Torah are as follows:

Sundays - 9:00 am
Tuesdays (Early morning Minyan) - 7:15am
Monday-Thursdays - 7:30 pm
Friday, Kabbalat Shabbat services - 6:30 pm
"Back to Shul"
Special Mariachi Shabbat a la Mode!

Friday, September 8th
6:30 pm

Please join us for a Mariachi-inspired Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a tasty Mexican feast at a special edition of Shabbat à la Mode on Friday, September 8th, @ 6:30 pm. There is no charge, everyone is welcome, but you must RSVP *TODAY* (9 / 6). The service will be enlivened by a talented group of musicians led by Cantor Herman, topped off by delicious Mexican food!

To RSVP, please call Bet Torah,  914-666-7595  or email  ltavares@bettorah.org        
Sponsored by Ritual Committee and Sisterhood   
Bet Torah Welcomes Yair Lapid
September 16th

Services: 9:30am including sermon by Yair Lapid
Kiddush Lunch: 12:15pm including Q&A with Yair Lapid

We invite you to join us in warmly welcoming our guest!

Yair Lapid is a member of Knesset and a leading voice in Israel on critical issues facing the Jewish state and world Jewry. Yair Lapid will deliver the sermon and then he will stay for questions and informal conversation in the library during Kiddush lunch.

If you plan to join us, we ask that you let us know so we can plan accordingly.
Kindly tap the button below to submit your RSVP.

Read Rabbi Brusso's letter to the congregation
High Holy Day Schedule
 & Important Information
Prepare your heart, mind, and soul for the High Holy Days! Join Cantor Herman, Rabbis Brusso & Koffman plus great musicians for an extraordinary evening of music and spirituality
If you haven't already done so, please submit your High Holy Days ticket request form. For security purposes, tickets will be checked at the doors.
If you are parking on Smith, Moore or Main Street, please print the Parking Sign to be placed in the windshield of your car during the High Holy Days.
HONEY FROM ISRAEL FOR ROSH HASHANAH 5778
ISRAEL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE PRESENTS

Triple-sweet mitzvah: buy from Israel, give back to charity in Israel, bring a Rosh Hashanah gift to your family and friends. All products are made in Israel and Proceeds go to help a charity in Israel.

Avocado Honey (only), 8.9 oz. $ 7.49 per jar
**PLACE YOUR ORDER BY September 14th**

Print and fill out the ORDER FORM and drop it off with a check made out to “Bet Torah” in a specially designated box at the office, or email to: Nirit Rosenblum niritr@yahoo.com
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. When not assigned in advance ( e.g. , by a Bnai Mitzvah family, or by request), the ushers will make the assignment during the service. The ushers would love to know which congregants are Kohanim and Leviim, so the Ritual Committee is compiling a comprehensive list. Please let us know who you are, either by calling the Bet Torah office or emailing ltavares@bettorah.org , or by letting the ushers know early in the service. No experience is necessary, as the Torah blessings are available in Hebrew & transliteration, in large type, right next to the Torah. Questions? contact Peter Linden, Ritual Committee chair @ vpritual@bettorah.org
Volunteer During The High Holy Days
We need volunteer homes for providing meals to staff and visiting clergy during the High Holy Days, as well as overnight hosting occasionally during the year. Both driving distance and walking distance homes would be helpful.
 
Specifically, we need: 
 
- During the High Holy Days , Kosher dinners for the two nights of RH as well as Erev Yom Kippur for:
    Cantor Rachael Littman, her spouse and parents
    Gina Fass, Director of Education for the Religious School
 
- During the year , we will need volunteer homes for overnight and meals on certain Shabbatot.
 
 If you are able to host or have questions about doing so, please contact Mindy Hermann Zaidins ( mindy.hermann@gmail.com ) or Susan Katz ( skatz17@verizon.net ).
Ushering- Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
T he High Holidays are getting close!  Please sign up to serve as an Usher or Greeter for the High Holidays. Ask a friend to join you! 

Questions? Please contact
Stephen Perl, Men's Club President @ mcp@bettorah.org

Youth High Holy Days Card 5778

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 
Friday, September 8 at noon 
in the Youth mailbox

Celebrate the season with the Bet Torah family by adding your name to the congregational card for a minimum contribution is $54.  Click here
   
You only have a few days left!  Download  this form  and return it to the Youth mailbox in the main office ASAP. 
COMMUNITY EVENTS
ATTENTION PARENTS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS

Please send us your child’s college address and we will send them a small package to celebrate the Jewish Holidays away at school and keep them connected to the Bet Torah community.

Just think…something sweet to welcome in Rosh Hashanah, yummy hamentashen to celebrate Purim and lots more! 

Please send names & addresses to college@bettorah.org  & we will do the rest!
Many thanks to Sisterhood for sponoring these gifts 
  September
Is Hunger Awareness Month!


Please help our community partner, The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, TAKE A BITE OUT OF HUNGER during a special local campaign in September. Joining forces with members of the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce, the Pantry will team with small business to raise awareness, funds, and food to fight hunger in our backyard.
  
To support this effort, The MKIFP Board is asking Bet Torah as a sponsoring congregation, to help TAKE A BITE OUT OF HUNGER with our own food drive. Specifically, the Pantry is asking Bet Torah to donate boxes of pasta, which is in high demand at the Pantry. Please help your hungry neighbors by bringing your contributions to Bet Torah's Mitzvah Closet in September . Questions? Please contact Sheila Bortniker at sbortniker@gmail.com .
 
Let’s all TAKE A BITE OUT OF HUNGER!
Join
Sunday,
September 24th
on The Walk To End Alzheimer's SUNY Purchase!


We now have a few members on the Bet Torah Alzheimer's Walk Team. While it is nice to raise funds. It is important to build awareness through our Walk. So please join the team even if you are not able to donate at this time

The volunteer chair of our Walk is Bet Torah congregant, Neil Klar , who has been a Board Member of the Hudson Valley Chapter for many years. Questions? email Neil @ neil@nklar.com

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease:  Read more about  our mission . Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Read More
      Every Donation Helps!

     Show Your Support for Bet Torah
     And Join Us Today With a Pledge to 
   The Burn Our Mortgage Capital Campaign
 
We Appreciate Every Gift at Every Level

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SOCIAL EVENTS
  Men's Club Registration For 2017-2018
 
Joining Bet Torah Men’s Club is a great way to connect with Bet Torah and enrich your family’s experience. Whether it’s our famous Sunday community breakfast series with speakers, building the sukkah, playing Texas Hold’em, Passover wine sales or watching Monday Night Football, you will meet new friends and perform mitzvahs. Join Men’s Club, join the party. Men’s Club makes things happen!

Now featuring 2 quick and convenient payment options! 
==> Click  here to view the Registration Form &  Calendar of Upcoming Events
Bet Torah Sisterhood Opening Program!
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 8:00 pm

"Everything* you always wanted to know about Judaism but haven't had the opportunity to ask"

Join us for an evening of interactive activities and discussion with Rabbi Lori Koffman and Hana Gruenberg. In preparation for Rosh Hashanah, we will be enjoying apple and honey desserts from around the world! Read More
Please RSVP to Pam Rosman for this event. Email : pjrosman@optonline.net
CELEBRATE SHABBAT

Bet Torah's Upcoming Shabbat Broadcast Schedule



Accessing the Live Stream:   Please copy and paste the following URL into your browser  https://player2.streamspot.com/?playerId=6ca781ac

The Passcode is: 5777

*Please note: the Passcode will change to 5778 after Rosh Hashanah*

By accessing the Bet Torah live stream, you agree not to record, reproduce, or re-transmit the live stream by any means for any purpose.
NEW & 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

If you would like to access it, please contact
Jerry Fensterstock jerryf@pipeline.com for an access key.

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. 
Interested in reading the JPS commentary on this week's Torah portion?
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