Tuesday, October 16 - 7:15am - Early morning minyan
Wednesday, October 17 - 8:00pm Interfaith Conversations With Our Adult Children
Monday October 22 - 8:15am Boomers Fall Festival RSVP by October 15
Tuesday, October 23 - 7:15am Early morning minyan
Wednesday, October 24 - 8:00pm - Jewish Book Club
Friday October 26- 6:30pm Shabbat a la Mode RSVP Oct 23
Saturday October 27 - 9:30am Shabbat service/Kiddush - Meet Tzahal Shalom
Sunday October 28- 9:30am Community Breakfast ( sponsored by Men’s Club)
Monday, October 29- 7:00pm - Sisterhood Membership Dinner
Tuesday, October 30 - 7:15am Early morning minyan
Tuesday, October 30 - 7:45pm Noah's Ark Interfaith Event 
Helpful Links
Meet Our Rabbinic Intern 

David Lerner is a fourth-year rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary; his academic concentration is in the field of Talmud and Rabbinics. In addition to his studies, David has spent three years serving the Pelham Jewish Center in Westchester, in a variety of religious leadership roles.  Read David's Full Bio

David will be at Bet Torah on Thursdays and join us monthly to enrich our Shabbat community including teaching in our new Shabbat Kulanu Program for families.
"L'Chayim" on JBS TV - Featuring Harriet Schleifer
Harriet Schleifer, chair of AJC's Board of Governors and former President of AJC Westchester/Fairfield, was recently interviewed by Rabbi Mark Golub of   JBS TV   on her journey as a Jewish leader, as well as the key challenges facing American Jewish life, including the lack of education and the lack of engagement of Jewish youth. Kol Hakavod to Harriet on this insightful interview!   Watch the full 90-minute segment .
Interfaith Conversations With Our Adult Children
Our Child May Be Intermarrying; What do I do now?
October 17 & November 7 at 8:00pm

Please join us for a 3-part series to learn ways to foster a meaningful relationship with the couple based on mutual understanding and respect. Facilitated by Rabbi Brusso and Sandy Kellogg, LCSW, the group will: Explore the effect on us of our children’s choices
1) Listen to one congregant’s Jewish journey toward conversion
2) Learn how the Conservative movement and Bet Torah have changed in welcoming these couples into the Jewish community
3) Develop the tools to have these delicate conversations while remaining connected to our children.

Email Sandy.Kellogg@gmail.com to sign up - Questions? Pls call Sandy @ 914-238-5497 Read More
Boomers & Beyond Fabulous Fall Festival:
Tenement Museum & The Jewish Museum
Monday October 22

Only two weeks to go until our next Boomers trip. If you haven’t signed up yet, time is running out. The Tenement Museum, The Jewish Museum, and lunch on the LES. It’s going to be another terrific Boomers day. If you haven’t already signed up, send in your registration ASAP or miss out on another fun Boomers excursion. RSVP by October 15!
Jewish Book Club - Led by Ed Feinberg
October 24 at 8:00pm

The book will be Master of Ceremonies, the autobiography of Joel Gray. Mr. Gray whose professional life as an actor, comedian, and singer is intimately connected with his Jewish personna, was the director of of the Yiddish version of Fiddler on The Roof which the Boomers recently saw together at the Jewish Heritage Museum.
October 26 at 6:30PM

Please join us for the first Shabbat a la Mode of the New Year and help us welcome our new members into our Bet Torah community. If you have previously attended, you know the joy and warmth we all experience as we pray and then eat and shmooze together at a hamesha Shabbat dinner.

Dinner for members is free but you must RSVP with the names of everyone attending. 
*Want to bring a friend or family member who isn’t a member? We’d love to have them join us! The fee for non-members is $18 for adults and $15 for children under 12.
Please send payment for the dinner to Bet Torah, 60 Smith Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Checks should be made out to Bet Torah, noting Shabbat a la Mode.  
Sisterhood Annual Membership Dinner & Boutique
Monday, October 29th - 7:00pm at Bet Torah

The dinner is scheduled a little earlier than usual this year, so be sure to get your membership forms in by Oct.15 Click here to Sign up now

If you are willing to help with any part of it; soliciting members, planning the dinner, securing raffle prizes and/ or you have an ideas you would like to share please contact; Leigh Kohl: leighrhkohl@yahoo.com or Caroline Lisker: carolinelisker@gmail.com

For Boutique Info: Nancy Fried-Tanzer: nancy@nandon.net
Members: $40 ($50 after Oct. 23rd @ door) New Members: Our Guest
RSVP and pay by Oct. 22   Please make checks payable to Bet Torah Sisterhood or visit Sisterhood Events Questions, please contact Leigh Kohl

Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester welcomes a delegation of former officers/reservists from the Israel Defense Forces into our community. There are many opportunities to meet the delegates and hear their stories.

Friday October 26 – Shabbat a la Mode. Service at 6:30 and light dinner after
Saturday October 27 during morning Shabbat service and Kiddush
Sunday October 28 at 9:30 Community Wide Breakfast (sponsored by Men’s Club)

Find out more about all the exciting events lined up with Tzahal Shalom
Learn more about Tzahal Shalom a nd ways to get involved
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: Book Discussion and Slide Show Presentation  - Led by Rabbi Aaron Brusso
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. Klein Halevi attempts to explain the Jewish narrative to his Palestinian neighbor in acknowledgment that a “two-state solution” can not be achieved until the underlying “two narrative problem” is addressed. In the final session Rabbi Brusso will share photos and stories from his trip to the West Bank. 
Book Discussion Thursday Nov 8, Wednesday Nov. 14 @ 8pm
Photos and Stories From West Bank Trip Sunday Dec. 16 @ 9:30am 

Sisterhood Fall Rummage Sale
November 4th & November 5th

Drop Off & Set up Time: SUNDAY, NOV. 4th - 9 am -11:30 am Tables will be labeled for setting up your donations in the Social Hall

Bet Torah Members pre-sale (double tag price): Sunday, Nov. 4th, Noon to 1:00pm
Sale Open to the Public: Sunday, Nov. 4th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Blow Out Bag Sale Monday! Nov. 5, from 10am - 2pm --> $5, $10 and $20 bags ALL DAY

Sisterhood’s Rummage Sale provides a service to the community, while also raising funds for Sisterhood projects and programs. We cannot do it without your help! We need volunteers to work the above dates!Your help is greatly appreciated!

To volunteer or for more info, contact: Penny Bednowitz at 760-8068 penellem@aol.com
Please donate clothing, home furnishings, toys, books, videos, sports and baby equipment,“not-so-fine” jewelry (NO undergarments, VHS tapes, cribs or ‘box’ TVs)
October 30 at 7:45 PM 

Join us for a conversation between Rabbi Brusso and a member of the Muslim community.
Traditional folklore holds that when Noah's Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat, Noah's family celebrated with a special dish. Since their supplies were nearly exhausted, what was left (primarily grains, dried fruits and the like) was cooked together to form pudding. At this time of the year, it is customary to share this dish with others. 

Please come to listen and to share this sweet pudding. The cooking class will be rescheduled later this year. Co-sponsored by cultural arts and Social Action.
  actors, musicians, set and prop builders, costume makers and design crew for Purimspeil 2019
Contact Alynne Krull alykrull@aol.com
Join the
i n the  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, October 21 at Manhattanville College  
Thursday November 15 - 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 
Dear Parents of College Students, We invite you to participate in College Connections..keeping your children connected to Judaism & our Bet Torah community while they’re away from home. Your College Connection Co-chairs, Joanne Kushner & Lydia Altman

WHAT YOU DO : Provide us with your child(ren)’s name and mailing address at school ASAP.
WHAT WE DO : Send fun, edible care packages to your child(ren) for several of the major Jewish holidays.
PLEASE NOTE : Even if you participated last year, we begin fresh each year, so please send names and addresses to  college@bettorah.org .
ALSO : If your child will be away from school for an extended period (i.e. Study Abroad), please let us know. Also, please indicate if your child has a nut allergy.
Bet Torah Library Survey
The Library Committee has made many enhancements to the library’s capabilities over the last several years. The purpose of this survey is to enable us to better meet the needs of the Bet Torah community by soliciting your feedback. We would like to understand how our members use the library, and what we can do to make it as useful as possible.  Click here to take the Survey!
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

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.
AJC Global Forum 2019 in Washington, D.C.
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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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