It's that time again when we update our rolls in preparation for the new year and we don't want to miss you! If you plan on renewing your commitment to Beth Torah, please let us know by sending in your renewal form. High Holiday tickets will be mailed September 6 and can only be sent to those who have renewed and paid at least 20% of their commitment. For questions, contact Marc Machbitz at Treasurer@congregationbethtorah.org or Lou Kaiser at AssistTreasurer@congregationbethtorah.org.
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Friday
7:57 PM Shabbat Starts (60 min)
8:00 PM Festive First Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Service

There will be no Tot Shabbat in August
Saturday
 
Babysitting (Room 7)
9:30 AM Shabbat Service
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (Sanctuary)
9:14 PM Shabbat Ends
 
Live Streaming
Streaming is offered on the first, third, and fifth Saturday morning Shabbat service of every month unless otherwise noted above. A new password is required each month to access the stream. For instructions on requesting a login password,  click here

Weekly Minyans
Sundays, 9AM 
Mondays, 6:45 AM, followed by breakfast & The Talmud with Rabbi Zelony. 
The Talmud is the foundational text upon which all modern forms of Judaism stand. Come explore, spar with, and make meaning of this sacred book. Open to all learners. Hebrew text is provided but class discussions will be based on English translation. Every Monday after minyan (time will vary on holidays).
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HIGH HOLIDAY PACKETS ARE IN THE MAIL

With great thanks to our volunteers who showed up yesterday for Talk 'n Fold (and ice cream!), this year's High Holiday packets have been mailed. Please note that the return date for all forms is Monday, August 21. Please also note that the form regarding child care and classroom activities is 2-sided. Forms should be dropped off at Carren's office (there is a dropbox if she is unavailable) or mailed back to her attention. For questions regarding tickets, call Lou Kaiser at 972.849.0365.


TAKE PART IN THE PARADE OF LULAVS & ETROG

Orders must be placed by noon, Sunday, September 17 . Payment of $52 for each complete set must accompany the form. 



UPCOMING EVENTS
(Ongoing classes are listed below in their own section)
BAR MITZVAH
11 & 12 August, Friday & Saturday
Mazel Tov to Landon Cox, son of Liz & Corby Cox, who will be called to the Torah to become a Bar Mitzvah.

JOYFUL NOISE (INSTRUMENTAL)
11 August, Friday, 6:30 PM
If you're in the mood for a Shabbat service that's got a "beat" then come join us in welcoming Shabbat with instruments and singing!

JEWISH & CHRISTIAN STUDY
14 August, Monday, Noon (Oneg)
Contact Earl Bills / EarlBT@gmail.com
A unique interfaith study group of Jews and Christians. We are learning about each other as we study primary source texts (Bible, Mishnah) together.

TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER
15 August, Tuesday, 7PM (Oneg)
Contact Neil Burnstein / Poker@congregationbethtorah.org
Come for a night of fun and friendship. $20 members and $25 non-members.

END OF SUMMER YUMMINESS 
16 August, Wednesday, 7PM *Offsite 
We're almost there...the end of summer? Well, maybe not. So come on over to Monster Yogurt and let the kids burn off some summer steam! It's a great chance for all CBT families (young and old) to reconnect after the lazy hazy HOT days of summer!

KNITTING CIRCLE
16 August, Wednesday, 7PM (CBT)
Contact Kimber Miller
Bring your current project and questions, or work on items to donate, and join our wonderful schmooze! Check in at the Member's Lounge.

MUSSAR II 
21 August, Monday, 7PM (Library) 
Contact Sue Pickens / 817.999.8965 
Created to help people overcome inner obstacles hindering them from living up to the laws and commandments (the mitzvoth) that form the code of life, Mussar offers guidance for life's journey.

BAT MITZVAH 
18 & 19 August, Friday & Saturday 
Mazel Tov to Megan Appel, daughter of Mark & Mandy Appel, who will be called to the Torah to become a Bat Mitzvah.

MEN'S CLUB KICKOFF DINNER 
20 August, Sunday, 5:30 PM (Oneg) 
Contact David Duchin 
Our annual kickoff dinner will be one for the ages: Beer, Barbecue, Bluster...and High Fashion. Here's why we hope you'll come, bring your friends, and help us launch a most memorable year: Allen's own Nine Brand Brewing Company is our evening sponsor, which means yes, admission includes BEER. Sandy, Jeff and friends are smoking up brisket and chicken for a KBF...Kosher Barbecue Feast. The one and only Dale Hansen is our special guest. Enough said. Our One Night Only Membership Special! Join CBT Men's Club for the 2017-2018 year at the Chai Five Level and you get pre-paid Sunday Lox-and-Bagel breakfasts all year with one breakfast free and a free, fabulous T-shirt. The evening starts at 5:30 PM with Mincha and festivities get underway about 6. You can prepay online ( http://cbt.news/08-20-17-mcdinner) or just RSVP to help us get a handle on how big a crowd to expect. It's going to be a great night and a great year, and we hope you won't miss it.

JOYFUL NOISE (INSTRUMENTAL) 
25 August, Friday, 6:30 PM 
If you're in the mood for a Shabbat service that's got a "beat" then come join us in welcoming Shabbat with instruments and singing! Last date is 15 September. 

BAR MITZVAH
25 & 26 August, Friday & Saturday 
Mazel Tov to Noah Winter, son of Jessica & Doug Winter, brother to Kaitlyn, and grandson to Linda & Chuck Smith, who will be called to the Torah to become a Bar Mitzvah.
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TOT SHABBAT
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 11AM (MPR)
Bring your tot and enjoy singing, dancing, storytelling and a snack. It's a fun-filled ritual to educate, entertain, enthrall, and envelop our youngest members. For questions, contact Tot-Shabbat@congregationbethtorah.org .

GIVE US YOUR HP, YOUR CANON, YOUR EMPTY INK CARTRIDGES YEARNING TO BE RECYCLED... 
Our Congregational Learning Center (CLC) is collecting empty ink cartridges as a fundraiser. Collection boxes are located outside of the CLC office and in the front lobby. Cartridges should be in a Ziploc bag when dropped off.

ISRAELI DANCING
(Usually) Every Wednesday (MPR)
All dancers welcome! Free for members. $5 for non-members. 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM beginners and 8:30 to 10:30 PM for advanced. Check our calendar at http://cbt.news/cbt-calendar to confirm weekly classes. For questions, contact Linda Kahalnik at rikudchik@gmail.com .
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