Upcoming Calendar Events  

Wednesday, November 29 - 7:15pm- Practically Praying
Sunday, December 3 - 9:45am:   Community Breakfast sponsored by Men’s Club
Sunday, December 3 - -10:00am:  Prayers and Rituals in Historical Perspective
Tuesday, December 5 - 7:15am:  Early Morning Minyan
Friday, December 8 & Saturday, December 9- Youth Shabbat
Saturday, December 9- 6pm-7pm: Havdalah In Pajamas
Sunday, December 10- 7:30pm:  Festival of Flight A Night of Musical Magic
Monday, December 11- 8:00pmMen’s Club Monday Night Football ---> Sign up form
Tuesday, December 12 - 7:15am:  Early Morning Minyan
Tuesday, December 12- First Night of Hanukkah!
Wednesday, December 13 - 8:00pmSisterhood’s Henna Party
Thursday, December 14- 6:30pm-9:30pm:  Bet Torah 20's & 30's Hanukkah Party in NYC
Bet Torah Annual Fund
Did you know that your Annual Fund contributions help fund:
·          Security enhancements
·          Quality education for all our children
·          Shabbat a la mode series 
·          Purimspiel
·          Festival of Flight concert
·          Meaningful range of High Holy Day service options
·          Lifelong Learning programs
·          Visiting speakers
·          Live streaming
·          Many Shabbat and holiday kiddushim
These are just a few of the offerings we rely on and appreciate at Bet Torah. Your support to the Annual Fund enables these and other programs and services while maintaining fiscal responsibility. Please support the Annual Fund! https://bettorah.org/support-us
WORSHIP
Bet Torah 20's & 30's Hanukkah Party in NYC
Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:30pm- 9:30pm at The Epic

Please join Rabbi Brusso for light bites, drinks and to light the Hanukkiah with old friends from Bet Torah!​ ​Significant others are welcomed!

Please share this invitation with your 20s & 30s or let us know their email and we will forward it to them personally. Click  here  t o RSVP for the event and share with your friends and family on Facebook !
Havdalah In Pajamas
Saturday December 9 from 6:00 -7:00 pm
Open to all young families in Nursery School - 2nd Grade
Join us for a lite Dinner & a night filled with Singing with Cantor Herman & Storytime with Morah Mindy! There is no fee for the program or dinner, but please RSVP by December 5 to either mcitera@bettorah.org or jwagner@bettorah.org with the number of adults and children. Sponsored by Bet Torah Nursery School and Religious School  Read More
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 Questions?  contact Peter Linden, Ritual Committee chair  vpritual@bettorah.org
Minyan
Attending minyan can be a meaningful experience. Learn more about the purpose and benefits of our daily minyan program. 

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
Commentary On This Week's
Torah Portion
Want to know more about the Torah portion for this Shabbat? Click Here to read the JPS commentary on this week's Torah portion residing within the JDL

Learn more about New Initiatives at Bet Torah
Vast Judaic Resource Available
 The Bet Torah Library Committee is pleased to announce that we have arranged for access to the Judaic Digital Library 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 For more info, or to get an access key, please contact Jerry Fensterstock at  jerryf@pipeline.com
LIFELONG LEARNING
Learn How To Access Bet Torah’s Advanced Digital Resources
Join us on December 14 th from 8PM - 9PM to learn how to gain access to this powerful resource

Bet Torah has the most advanced digital library and research resources of any synagogue, anywhere. We have recently completed the implementation of internet based capabilities that allow members of our community access to a huge library of Jewish sources. This includes not only our own library of more than 4,000 books, but also the huge capabilities of the Judaic Digital Library (JDL). 
We will be holding a class on December 14 th at 8:00PM to describe these capabilities and to enable you take advantage of them. At the end of the 1 hour session you will be given an access code and all of the information you need to utilize these unparalleled resources. Read More
To sign up for the class, please email Jerry Fensterstock at: jerryf@pipeline.com 
Bet Torah Women’s Trip to Poland & Budapest
Interested in finding out more about the first ever Bet Torah Women’s Trip to Poland and Budapest, that will take place  May 5-May 15 th  2019  (yes,  2019 , so you have lots of time to plan ahead and clear your calendar!)?   There will be a preliminary information session on December 10 th at 4:00 pm  at the home of Nirit Rosenblum, 30 Joan Drive in Chappaqua, for those of you who would like to learn more. And no worries if you are unable to attend that day—you can always just reach out to Rabbi Koffman who will be happy to fill you in. You can also go the website set for our trip for more detailed information including costs and a preliminary day-by-day itinerary
SOCIAL EVENTS
Bet Torah Community Breakfast, Sponsored by Men's Club Sunday, Sunday, December 3 at 9:45am (after minyan)

Come one, come all to an outstanding Breakfast Brunch! Come enjoy breakfast with your family, courtesy of the Men’s Club. See your friends, make new friends and enjoy terrific food: Omelet stations, bagels with all the fixings, fruit, cookies, cakes and much more. EVERYONE is welcome! Questions? Email us, we want to hear from you:  mcp@bettorah.org Read more
Men's Club: Monday Night Football & Dinner
8:00pm - December 11, 2017
Men's Club will host Monday Night Football and dinner to watch the New England Patriots versus Miami Dolphins. Dinner starts at 8:00pm at the Siegel’s home, game time is 8:30pm. Please contact Marc Siegel or Stephen Perl for more info: mcp@bettorah.org Read more

Location: Marc Siegel’s home : 3 Fawn Lane, Armonk NY 10504
Cost : $25 - The Evening includes: Kosher deli dinner from Sammy's, Drinks (Beer & Soft Drinks), Dessert and great company.
Complete this form and leave it in Bet Torah's office or mail it to
Bet Torah Men's Club 60 Smith St Mt. Kisco, NY 10549
PURIMSPIEL 2018
A PURIM IDIOCY (A STAR WARS PARODY!)
Calling all actors, musicians, set designers & costumers!
Contact Alynne Krull alykrull@aol.com
Practically Praying
Wednesday, November 29 at 7:15 pm.

A beginner’s class to learn all about the 15-minute weekday evening service. Learn what happens when you come for minyan duty. No experience necessary. Meet at 7:15pm and stay for the service. All done by 7:45pm. Amaze your friends & win valuable prizes.
Please Contact Andy Benjamin:  topgum49@aol.com
or Mike Rosenman:  mkrosenman@gmail.com    
Sisterhood Registration 2017-2018 
You can now signup online to become a Sisterhood member - simply click here!
Sisterhood is caring and sharing. It is feeding the hungry and clothing the less fortunate locally and globally. Sisterhood is providing College Goodies, Shiva Dinners and Shalach Manot. It is Book Club, where ideas are shared about life. Sisterhood is knitting for veterans and patients with serious illnesses. It is a major supporter of BT culturally, financially & spiritually.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Donations of cookies and toys needed
The Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry is asking all participating congregations to donate 25 packages of cookies and 10 toys ( any age) by December 8. Donations should be placed in the mitzvah closet.
Please contact Sheila Bortniker with any questions: Sbortniker@gmail.com
Friday night, Kabbalat Services will be held in the Main Sanctuary

Our posse of young people in 5th-12th grade will be taking over the  bimah  and leading our services for the whole Shabbat.

Mosey on over to services Friday and Saturday in your cowboy boots Stetson hat, and bandana.
Everyone (grown ups too!) is highly encouraged to rustle up an outfit.
- ALL ARE WELCOME!
The Eighth Annual Festival of Flight
Musical Magic
On Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM, three enchanting musical wizards will take us into the mystic.
Reception following the performance.
Members & children free; non-members $18
Sponsored by the Kaplan Music Fund and the Annual Fund
View the Event Flyer
Sisterhood presents:  Henna Happenings!!   
Wednesday, December 13 at 8pm 
 We will light candles and sing the blessings, we will talk about the history of henna in the Jewish tradition, and the first 20 people who register, will get henna applied to their hands. Come and learn about henna and the traditions behind it. Bring the kids for a learning experience. Then we will top the evening off with some traditional desserts. This program is free for adults and children Read More
Please RSVP by December 10 to Nancy at nancy@nandon.net 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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For the Future of This Community

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