Tuesday, February 26 - 7:15am T4 Early Morning Minyan
Thursday, February 28 - Deadline to order Shalach Manot
Friday, March 1- Sunday, March 3- Scholar In Residence Weekend with Deborah Sacks Mintz
Friday, March 1- 6:30pm- Shabbat a la mode
Tuesday, March 5 - 7:15am T4 Early Morning Minyan
Tuesday March 5 - 10:45am- Boomers & Beyond Spring Tour
Friday March 8 & Saturday March 9 - Sisterhood Shabbat
Community Events
Mark your Calendar!
Saturday, March 30

Calling all Bet Torah members - Do you have season tickets or other auction items that you would like to donate for the Auction at our annual Spring Gala?
If so please contact Michele Gralitzer - mgralitzer@gmail.com or Cathy Kirschner - cathykirschner@icloud.com

Visit https://bettorah.org/communitygala to purchase journal ads and tickets
Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday March 8 & Saturday March 9

Please join us for Sisterhood Shabbat March 8-9th, 2019. There are many ways to participate and take part in this delightful experience!  
View available choices and Sign Up! I f you would like to discuss how you can take part please email Lauren Baker and Joanne Lupatkin at BTSisterhoodShabbat@gmail.com 
New & Upcoming Highlights
Bet Torah’s Scholar-in-Residence featuring Deborah Sacks Mintz March 1-3, 2019 

It’s more than just page numbers. Building Stronger Jewish Connections Through Meaningful Prayer.
Friday, 3/1 Shabbat a la mode: services, dinner & singing (Free for members with RSVP) 6:30pm

Saturday, 3/2 Shabbat Services @ 9:30AM
 Shabbat Kulanu @ 10:15am

Saturday, 3/2 Havdalah singing, learning, food & Drink @ The Brussos' home (Free with RSVP) 6:30pm

Sunday, 3/3 Energizing Morning Minyan 9:00am
Shabbat ala Mode with
Deborah Sacks Mintz, Scholar/Musician-in-Residence
March 1, 2019 at 6:30pm

Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by a Community Shabbat dinner
Please join us for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service. Deborah Sacks Mintz, composer of Jewish music and innovative Jewish educator and musician will be joining us for a Scholar in Residence weekend. She will be participating in the Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Following services, the congregation is invited to attend a relaxed and friendly community Shabbat dinner.
There is no fee for congregants but we need you to rsvp and provide the names of everyone in your family who will be attending. Want to bring a guest? We’d love to have them join us. The fee is $18 per adult and $15 for children under 12. Payment can be made by sending a check payable to Bet Torah, 60 Smith Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.

If your plans change, let us know immediately by contacting Sandy Kellogg sandy.kellogg@gmail.com.
Sisterhood, Lifelong Learning and Ritual committees are happy to sponsor this event for our Bet Torah family.

Boomers & Beyond 
Brooklyn Neighborhood Spring Tour
Tuesday March 5, 2019

Hello, Boomers! Spring is just around the corner. Time for us to hit the road for our first event of the year. This is the one you have been asking for – a tour of the homeland – Brooklyn! We are going to see it all. The tour includes a visit to Brooklyn Heights and a walk along the famous Promenade overlooking Manhattan. We’ll visit Truman Capote’s home, Flatbush Avenue past the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Barclays Center, Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the original location of Ebbets Field where the Brooklyn Dodgers once played and a drive through beautiful neighborhoods like Park Slope and Windsor Terrace. Movie locations on the tour include The Godfather, Moonstruck, As Good As It Gets, Dog Day Afternoon and many more. Included in the day’s activities is lunch at Junior’s, one of Brooklyn’s most famous eateries. This is a full sit-down lunch with a half sandwich, fries and soft drink. Dessert is included and consists of a slice of Junior’s famous cheesecake and a vanilla or chocolate egg cream. Read More and RSVP By March 1
Deliver a Smile with Sisterhood’s Purim Fundraiser!

Every Purim, Bet Torah Sisterhood offers members the opportunity to participate in the mitzvah of sending gifts (Shalach Manot) to family and friends. By ‘sponsoring’ Purim gift baskets for other Bet Torah families, you will be supporting this important fundraiser that funds Sisterhood programs throughout the year.

The gift bags will be full of delicious nut-free treats, including
Hamantashen, groggers, candy and more.

Every member should have received an email with a personal code and login instructions to place your Shalach Manot orders. Simply log on to bettorah.happypurim.com
THE DEADLINE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER IS FEBRUARY 28, 2019

**We will be assembling the Shalach Manot baskets in the library on
Friday, March 1 starting at 10 am and Sunday, March 3.

Questions? Interested in Volunteering?
Please contact : Dori Busell  dorikayli@gmail.com  or
Lauren Fishman laurenrfishman@gmail.com  
Sisterhood Judaica Shop
SUNDAYS: 8:45-11:15 am
MONDAYS: 4:30-6:10 pm
WEDNESDAYS: 9:30-11:30am

  • Just in, handmade wire kippot, and one of a kind Dead Sea stone mezuzahs and candlestick set.
  • We have beautiful tallit hand made in Israel at below wholesale prices. Come and take a look at them.
  • If you need help to make a purchase, please email judaicashop@bettorah.org.
  • Thank you for supporting Sisterhood!
~Tammi, Robin, Ellen and the Staffing Committee ~
Bet Torah Memorial Exhibit and Project

Bet Torah is embarking on a fundraising project to create a Holocaust Memorial that will provide information and educate the community about the Synagogue’s Holocaust Survivors from generation to generation .  

Did anyone in your family survive or perish in the Holocaust? 

Do you have information related to their story? 

Would your family like to participate in this project by supplying information about your family’s story? 


Come Join Our Paired Learning Program
Kick-off Orientation: Tuesday evening, March 12 @ 8pm
Group Sharing and Celebration: Saturday, June 8th (Erev Shavuot)
10 weeks of study over 12 weeks
 
Work schedule preventing you from participating in Jewish learning? Car pool, kids’ sports practices, and hectic life in general keeping you from exploring the questions about Judaism you always wanted to ask? Connect with a friend or family member, near or far, by engaging in an exciting course of Jewish learning that you and your study partner choose.

Learn More or SIGN UP- Contact Diana Binger at lifelonglearning@bettorah.org or Mike Gordon at mrg113060@gmail.com
If you do want us to pair you with a study partner, please complete This Short Questionnaire  and return it to Diana via email or drop it off in the Bet Torah office
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
For more information contact Naomi Koller Fishman at  koller.naomi@gmail.com  or 914-215-3149
SOCIAL ACTION
Meals for Armando's Family

We are so happy that Armando is back with his family! During this time of transition, we will continue to provide meals for him and his family. Thank you for your help. Questions? Please contact Elaine Merker: eemerker@aol.com
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.
Make your donation online 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.
SPECIAL MENTIONS
We are pleased to introduce Maria Tomas, Executive Assistant to the Clergy and Robin Weber, Administrative Coordinator to our Bet Torah Family. Please stop in to greet and welcome them. Read More about Robin and Maria
Mazel Tov to Tema Bomback for being recognized by JCCA as a Campus Leader during the recent Annual Benefit for the JCCA’s Pleasantville Cottage Campus.
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 our immediate job openings at Bet Torah:  https://bettorah.org/careers
  • Director of Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning
WORSHIP

Daily Minyan Schedule

Sunday - 9:00 am
Tuesday (Early morning) 7:15 am
Monday-Thursday - 7:30 pm
Friday Kabbalat Shabbat - 6:30 pm

Please check your email for Shiva information
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.
GET READY FOR PURIM!!
Purim Evening Dinner and Megillah Reading
MARCH 20, 2019
6:00pm, lite pasta supper- Dinner is $12 per person, or $36 for a family. RSVP mtomas@bettorah.org
Reserve your seat NOW!

6:30pm Children’s Craft Corner
7:00pm Parade, Costumes & Rockin’ Teen Band
* Bring a box of pasta to be used as a grogger and then to donate to the Mount Kisco Food Pantry. USY Bandits will ransom the Megillah for cash donations.
After Hours Rockin' PIANO BAR BASH
Saturday Night 9:30pm-11pm ...
......or until the Slivovitz runs out!

Sing along with our very own rockin' Piano Man, Cantor Randy!

Remember -What happens in Shushan stays in Shushan!
Purimspiel and Carnival
MARCH 24, 2019
SUPERSPIEL : A SEA SCHTICK
Bet Torah's 27th Purimspiel
March 24, 2019

9:30am: FREE Family Show, followed by the Purim Carnival
5:00 pm: 'Meal with a Spiel" Dinner Show- $36/person

Paid reservations only no later than Monday, March 18
Make check payable to Bet Torah; mail in or leave in office.

For more information, please contact:
Andy Weissman asw9387@aol.com  
Purim Carnival 11am-12:30pm
Carnival for WJCS Guests 1:30-3pm Volunteers Needed!
Contact Loen Amer bettorah.org/Purim-Carnivals
GET INVOLVED
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
SHABBAT BROADCAST SCHEDULE
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