Congregational Annual Meeting
Monday, May 22 at 7:00 PM
Please email Lisa Miller  if you need babysitting
so that we may plan accordingly.
13 May 2017
17 Iyar 5777
Emor
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Friday
7:59 PM Shabbat Starts (60 min)
6:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Joyful Noise

Saturday
Babysitting (Room 1) 
9:30 AM Shabbat Service
10:30 AM Junior Congregation (MPR)
11:00 AM Tot Shabbat (MPR)
9:18 PM Shabbat Ends

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).
FAMILY DAY AT THE BALLPARK

Bring the whole family out to the Dr Pepper ballpark Sunday, June 4 and join Men's Club and other CBT friends for this annual Family Day at the RoughRiders game! We'll start off with a FREE tailgate party at 5:15 PM with hot dogs, sodas, and games for the kids. Tailgating party hosted by Men's Club. Game time is 7:05 PM and we've got a limited number of tickets available, so please contact Men's Club as soon as possible to reserve yours. Tickets are just $10/each. Get yours today!  Email your name, number of tickets needed, and we'll send you an online payment form!
UPCOMING EVENTS
(Ongoing classes are listed below in their own section)
BUSINESS OFFICES CLOSED 
14 May, Sunday
29 May, Monday
31 May, Wednesday
1 June, Thursday

BAGEL RUN 2017
14 May, Sunday, 8:30 AM (Offsite-JCC)
Contact RabbiZelony@congregationbethtorah.org
Calling all runners, joggers, walkers, and amblers! The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas has asked Beth Torah to put together a team for the Bagel Run. Contact Rabbi Z if you want to be part of our team.

FAITHS IN CONVERSATION
THE RICH AND THE POOR
16 May , Tuesday, 7PM (Offsite)
Contact  Earl Bills
Join us for this conversation at Turquoise Center.


SISTERHOOD BOOK CLUB 
17 May, Wednesday, 7:30 PM (Offsite) 
Contact Carol Rothschild / 972.805.3612  
Our book discussion group has been going on "forever." We meet in member homes on the third Wednesday of every-other month (must RSVP for location) for lively book discussions. Contact Carol for details including book titles and discussion locations.

CLC THIRD GRADE CONSECRATION 
19 May, Friday, 6:30 PM
CLC SHABBAT  
20 May, Saturday, 9:30 AM 
Join us for services led by our Congregational Learning Center students. All members of the congregation and community are welcome.

CLC LAST DAY FOR 2016-2017 & END OF YEAR PROGRAM 
21 May, Sunday, 9AM (Oneg & Sanc)
MEN'S CLUB MONTHLY BREAKFAST PROGRAM 
21 May, Sunday, 9:30 AM (MPR)
Sponsored by Men's Club, this monthly breakfast program is open to everyone. Speakers announced via the weekly bulletin and enews as dates draw near. $7 members / $10 non-members / $5 students.

3rd ANNUAL TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER TOURNAMENT 
21 May, Sunday, 12:45 PM (Oneg)
Register now to join us on Sunday, May 21, at 1PM for this year's poker tournament! This is a major fundraiser for Beth Torah, open to all, and all proceeds benefit our education programs. For details, go to http://cbt.news/cbtpoker.

CONGREGATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING 
22 May, Monday, 7PM (Sanctuary) 
Contact Lisa Miller 
Please email Lisa Miller if you need babysitting so that we may plan accordingly.

BNAI ZION TEXAS SPRING RECEPTION
23 May, Tuesday, 6PM *Offsite
Contact Avrille Harris / 972.918.9200
Benefiting Ahava Village for Children and Youth and honoring Ophir Laizerovich, Louis Marx, and Chris Schwart, please join the Bnai Zion Foundation for this event. Click here for more information. 

TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER 
23 May, Tuesday, 7PM (Oneg)
Contact  Neil Burnstein
Come for a night of fun and friendship. $20 members and $25 non-members.

FAITHS IN CONVERSATION
TRANSGENDER IDENTITY 
23 May, Tuesday, 7PM (Offsite)
Contact  Earl Bills 
Join us for this conversation at Islamic Association of Collin County (6401 Independence Pkwy).

KNITTING CIRCLE 
24 May, 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.

CHAI INC. SHABBAT DINNER 
26 May, Friday, 5:30 PM (Oneg)
Contact  Beth Mond
Social Action and Inclusion will host the residents of CHAI Inc. for a Shabbat dinner before the Joyful Noise service.

JOYFUL NOISE (INSTRUMENTAL) 
26 May, Friday, 6:30 PM (Sanctuary) 
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! Upcoming dates include 16 & 30 June, 21 July, 11 & 25 August, 15 September.


ONGOING CLASSES
INTRO TO JUDAISM: ON ONE FOOT 
16 May, Tuesday, 6:30 PM (Library)
Contact  Beri Schwitzer
This course covers the sweep of more than 3,000 years of history, encounters texts and teachers both ancient and contemporary, and most importantly, gives you the opportunity to reflect on your place in the narrative of the Jewish people. 

JEWISH SPIRITUALITY 
14, 21 May, Sunday, 8AM (Room 11)
Contact  Rabbi Zelony
The Mystical Tradition and How it Speaks to Our Everyday Lives. Come explore essays of the Chassidic masters and modern scholars to understand what Judaism has to say about God, inner transformation, spiritual practice, compassion, healing, tshuva, halacha, and mitzvot.

JEWISH & CHRISTIAN STUDY 
5 June, Monday, Noon (Oneg)
Contact  Earl Bills
A unique interfaith study group of Jews and Christians. We are learning about each other as we study primary source texts (Bible, Mishnah) together. We are currently looking at the development of early Christianity.

SHALL WE DO TO THE PALESTINIANS AS WE WERE COMMANDED TO DO TO THE CANAANITES? 
14, 21 May, Sunday, 7:30 PM (Sanctuary)
Contact  Earl Bills
Taught by Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger on select Sundays, we are studying the different opinions and their foundations in the Bible and in traditional Jewish thought and jurisprudence about how we should relate to the non-Jewish people in our midst.

MUSSAR INSTITUTE CLASSES
15, 29 May, Monday, 7:00 PM (Library)
Contact   Sue Pickens
This class is a good way to enrich your spirituality while connecting with ancient Jewish texts. For anyone interested in participating, a new group will be forming in June. Contact Sue for questions.
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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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