Friday March 8 & Saturday March 9 - Sisterhood Shabbat
Sunday, March 10 - 9:00am to 1:30pm - Bet Torah Blood Drive and Community Breakfast
Tuesday, March 12 - 7:15am T4 Early Morning Minyan
Tuesday, March 12 - 8:00pm Paired Learning Kick-off Orientation
Monday, March 18 - Booth Sponsorship Form due 
Tuesday, March 19 - 7:15am T4 Early Morning Minyan
Wednesday, March 20 - 6:00pm Erev Purim- Megillah Reading and Dinner
Wednesday, March 20 - 6:30pm  Erev Purim Minyan
Wednesday, March 20 - 9:00pm   Purim After Party at Exit 4
Sunday, March 24 - 9:30am   Purimspiel Family Show
Sunday, March 24, 11:00 am -12:30 pm  - Purim Carnival for Children and Families
Sunday, March 24 - 5:00pm  Purimspiel Dinner Show Paid Reservations only- deadline 3/18
Tuesday, March 26 - 7:15am T4 Early Morning Minyan
Tuesday, March 26 - 12:00pm Talmud With Rabinic Intern, David Lerner
Last call! Earl y bird pricing ends March 8! Space is limited, so buy your tickets today!
J oin us for Purim Dinner
on March 20 at 6PM 
RSVP Required by March 15
Don't forget to make your dinner reservation for "Meal with a Spiel" on March 24! Payment is required and DUE by March 18
Community Events
Mark your Calendar!
Saturday, March 30- 7:30pm at Bet Torah

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 - or Cathy Kirschner -

Visit to purchase journal ads and tickets
Bet Torah Burn Our Mortgage Plaque

In commemoration and appreciation of everyone who contributed to the Bet Torah Burn Our Mortgage Campaign, we have installed a plaque outside the Sanctuary. Come take a look and share our pride.

Below is a letter from past President Lisa Ginsberg, commemorating and thanking all those who contributed to the Burn Our Mortgage Campaign.
Please take the time to read her heartfelt words.
Sisterhood Shabbat
Friday March 8 & Saturday March 9

Please join us for Sisterhood Shabbat March 8-9th, 2019. Come participate and take part in this delightful experience!  

Questions and to RSVP for friday night dinner, please email Lauren Baker and Joanne Lupatkin at 
Community Breakfast: Sponsored by Men's Club
Sunday, March 10th 9:30am.

The Bet Torah Blood Drive March 10, 2019 - 9:00am – 1:30pm

Appointments appreciate and will decrease wait time.Walk-ins Welcome. If you are 16 years of age and interested in donating, you must have a parent or guardian fill out a form and bring it with you to the Blood Drive.

Please contact Michele Posner at with questions, to make appointment to donate to volunteer to help at the Blood Drive( adults or teens welcome to help). Thank you for being a blood donor!
New & Upcoming Highlights
BT Men's Club Upcoming Events: 

*Wine & Spirits Sale:
Wine & Spirits Tasting: March 20th @ the Megillah Reading
Wine & Spirits Tasting: March 24th @ Meal with a Spiel Dinner Show
Wine & Spirits Orders due April 1st
Wine & Spirits Pick-up Sunday April 14th 10am-12pm
Next Tavern Night: Tuesday April 2nd. 7:30-9:30pm Place: TBD

BT Men's Softball Team needs players
Season : April - September
Sunday morning : 8:30AM - 11AM
April - Sept - 16 game season.
Softball contact info: Contact Steve Bogen at
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 or Mike Gordon at
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
Talmud Class With Rabinic Intern, David Lerner
The Who? What? and Where? Of G?d:
March 26 at 12:00 in the library

Decoding the metaphors and symbolism of G-d in the Talmud - How do we relate to the Rabbinic conception of the Divine? What speaks to us and why? Let’s have the G-d talk.
Join Rabbinic Intern David Lerner for this series of theological exploration

Class Dates:   March 26, April 2, April 9, ​April 16
Sisterhood Judaica Gift Shop
Time to start thinking about PASSOVER! The Judaic Shop is receiving new merchandise everyday. Seder plates, matzah plates, Miriam and Elijah cups as well as many other gift ideas. Please visit us!
●     Sunday's - 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
●    Wednesday's - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM  (please go to the conference room and ask anyone in “Mitzvah Needles” for assistance. They are happy to help you!)
●     Monday/Tuesday afternoons ... help really needed!!! We need volunteers to work the gift shop during Kulanu hours (either day, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM). Please email: with your availability
If you would like an appointment outside of when the shop is open, Robin will be happy to meet you. Call or text Robin Roude at (917) 873-7871 (except during Shabbat)

Bet Torah Sisterhood’s


It’s Sisterhood’s 2019 SPRING Rummage Sale and we need your support! Please donate clothing, home furnishings, toys, books, videos, sports and baby equipment, “not-so-fine” jewelry, etc. (NO undergarments, VHS tapes, cribs or ‘box’ TVs please!) Drop Off & Set up Time: SUNDAY, APRIL 7th - 9 am to 11:30 am
Tables will be labeled for setting up your donations in the Social Hall 

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? 
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:
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.
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:
  • Director of Community Engagement & Lifelong Learning
  • Executive Director
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.

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.
Purim Evening Dinner and Megillah Reading
Something for everyone! Megillah for all!

6:00 p.m. - Lite pasta supper, $12/pp & $36/family (RSVP required) 
6:30 p.m. - Children’s Craft Corner
6:30pm- Erev Purim Minyan
7:00 p.m. - Megillah Reading, including Parade, Costumes &  Rockin’ Teen Band
Men's club wine tasting and Passover liquor sale
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bet Torah! 
Join us at Exit 4 Food Hall for the  After Party  at 9:00 p.m. 
After Hours Rockin'
Wednesday Night 9:00pm-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
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
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  
Purim Carnival for Children and Families 
Sunday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m .  

Bet Torah families and children won't be BORED at our annual Purim Carnival.
Join us for a board game themed carnival featuring fun and games, yummy dairy food, and fabulous prizes!  Learn more!

Support our Youth: Sponsor a Purim Booth!
Booth Sponsorship Form due Monday, March 18

To ensure the success of both carnivals, we need your help!

Please return this form to Youth mailbox in the office by Monday, March 18, with your check to “Bet Torah Youth.”
Donations after March 18 will be acknowledged online, not on printed signs displayed at the carnivals.
UJA-Federation and the Westchester Jewish Council
invite you to the
Westchester Government Relations Annual Legislative Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: New York State Attorney General Letitia James

Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:45 - 9:15 am

Location : Temple Israel Center, 280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, New York
Join us for a conversation with the new NYS Attorney General Letitia James as she shares her perspective on issues of importance to our community. This is also a great opportunity to meet and connect with Westchester County's federal, state, and local elected officials, and to learn how UJA-Federation and Westchester Jewish Council work to strengthen our Jewish community.

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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