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Sunday, December 9 - 10:00am *TIME CHANGE* Morning Minyan will meet in the main sanctuary, together with the Rosh Hodesh Bar Mitzvah
Sunday, December 9 - 7:30pm - Festival Of Flight
Tuesday, December 11 - 7:15am T4 Early Morning Minyan
Tuesday, December 11- 8:00pm Book Club: After Anatevka by Mitchell Bard
Thursday, December 13 - 8:00pm Info Meeting: BT's Women's Trip to Poland/Hungary
Sunday, December 16 - 9:30am :  Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor
Sunday, December 16- 1:15pm "On The Map" Film screening
Tuesday, December 18 - 7:15am T4 Early Morning Minyan
Wednesday, December 19 - 7:45pm : Shabbat 101
** Kulanu will be on school winter recess from December 23 – January 1 st **
Tuesday, December 25 - 7:15am T4 Early Morning Minyan
Wednesday, December 26 - 10:30am Nursery School Magic Show
Helpful Links and Upcoming Highlights
Directed Giving Campaign: Security for Bet Torah
Donations to this fund will be used exclusively for capital improvements to enhance security at Bet Torah and for ongoing security measures. Online donations can be made online https://bettorah.org/security-bet-torah or by check, made out to Bet Torah, with "Security for Bet Torah” on the memo line. The Security Committee will make recommendations to the Board for the use of these funds.
Sisterhood Book Club
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8 P.M. as we discuss Alexandra Silber's "After Anatevka". Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!
Thursday, December 13 -  8:00pm
We are excited to invite you to the first pre-trip meeting of our Bet Torah Women’s Trip to Poland & Hungary led by Rabbi Aaron Brusso & Hana Gruenberg. We will have an opportunity to meet our fellow participants, begin discussion & learning about the sites we will visit & receive background reading. 
Location: Home of Nirit Rosenblum: 30 Joan Drive, Chappaqua  
Please RSVP to Nirit niritr@yahoo.com
If you have not yet registered for the trip you may do so here 
Film screening
Sunday, December 16- 1:15pm
at Chappaqua Performing Arts Center. Tal Brody will speak after the film. Visit   www.onthemapfilm.com
This program is sponsored by Cultural Arts, Lifelong Learning and Israeli Affairs

Kindly RSVP to ensure we have enough refreshments for all.
For more information and to RSVP, please email lizschon@aol.com
Click below to watch the trailer!
Wednesday, December 19 at 7:45PM at Bet Torah
Featuring: Music, Food & a Fun Project

Kindly RSVP to ensure we have enough refreshments for all.
For more information and to RSVP, please email us at btsisterhoodprogramming@gmail.com
Safekeeping Stories Workshop
The Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) is pleased to announce our popular Safekeeping Stories workshops at Bet Torah, beginning in early 2019. Click here for workshop dates
• Learn how to save your family’s Holocaust story using the practice of Storykeeping, a method that makes it easy to author your story.  
• Sift through the sea of facts and events to discover the stories that matter most. 
This program is suitable for people who are 2nd and 3rd Generation that want to connect with a warm, supportive group while learning how to preserve and share your family's Holocaust story. In the 18-week workshop led by trained professionals, you will receive valuable insights from workshop discussions and you will learn how to assemble story fragments and slices into one coherent story. Your family’s story can then be preserved for this and future generations. 
For more information contact Naomi Koller Fishman at  koller.naomi@gmail.com  or 914-215-3149
We need your help with our Sisterhood Judaica Shop!  The Judaica shop has reopened with wonderful new items and we need your support to make it successful. Please let us know if you are available to help and we appreciate any time that you may have. Please Sign Up To Volunteer during Nursery/Hebrew school hours.  Judaica Shop Hours

If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Ellen Sobel at ellensobel3@gmail.com or (914) 907-7738 Thank you for your support!
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: Slide Show Presentation
 Photos and Stories From West Bank Trip Sunday Dec. 16 @ 9:30am
As a continuation of the conversation Rabbi Brusso began on the holidays with his sermon  Brotherhood, Boundary, Borders   he will facilitate a a three part discussion of Yossi Klein Halevi’s New York Times Bestseller Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. . In the final session Rabbi Brusso will share photos and stories from his trip to the West Bank. 
As members of the Bet Torah family, you are the best ambassadors for our community. We hope you will be a part of our effort to recruit new staff partners for our community. Please help get the word out about two immediate job openings at Bet Torah:  https://bettorah.org/careers
  • Director of Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning
  • Executive Assistant to the Clergy 
Congratulations Bet Torah!

USCJ recognized two Bet Torah programs for our “unique, creative and dynamic initiatives and/or programs that enhance the life of the congregation.”

Bet Torah’s  T4 Minyan: Tuesdays, Tefillah, Talmud and Ta’am , our weekly early morning minyan, received a Silver Award in the category of “Commitment & Observance.”
All members are invited to join this example of a true Kehilah Kedoshah, which offers opportunities for prayer and study not only on Shabbat and holidays but also on regular weekdays.

Bet Torah’s  Boomers And Beyond  for senior members and nonmembers received a Bronze award in the category of “Hazak.”
musicians, set and prop builders, costume makers and design crew for Purimspeil 2019
Contact Alynne Krull alykrull@aol.com
Calling all Bet Torah Members - Do you have season tickets or other auction items that you would generously like to donate for the auction at our annual spring gala on March 30th? If so, please get in touch with Michelle Gralitzer ( mgralitzer@gmail.com ) or Cathy Kirschner ( eventprpro@aol.com ).  
Saturday Morning  Parshah  Discussion  
Each  Shabbat  at 9:00am, a group of Bet Torah congregants gets together to discuss that week’s Torah portion before services. Members of the group take turns each week leading what is always a lively and informative discussion. A wide range of Torah knowledge is on display as every participant beings his/her own perspective & insight to the conversation. Coffee and cake help animate the exchange of ideas. No one knows too much or too little to participate. Please join us for this fast half hour of Torah conversation. We meet in the small conference room & look forward to having you share your thoughts & ideas. 
Minyan Service Schedule

Time Change
*Sunday, December 9 - 10:00am* Morning Minyan will meet in the main sanctuary, together with the Rosh Hodesh Bar Mitzvah 

Please check your email for Shiva information

Sunday - 9:00 am
Tuesday (Early morning) 7:15 am
Monday-Thursday - 7:30 pm
Friday, Kabbalat Shabbat - 6:30 pm
Commentary On
This Week's Torah Portion

Want to know more about the Torah
portion for this Shabbat?
Read the JPS commentary on this week's Torah portion residing within the JDL Learn more about New Initiatives at Bet Torah; including our
 Vast Judaic Resource.
AJC Global Forum 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

AJC Global Forum is a unique policy and advocacy conference. Each year more than 2,500 people from 70+ countries convene in the nation's capital to discuss, debate, and advocate on key issues affecting the future of world Jewry.  Register Today
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