Dear Bet Torah Family:


The Plague of/and Israeli Politics TODAY
Monday, April 27 at 12:30pm
Discussion with Shari Robins
Beloved Bet Torah Israeli tour guide Shari Robins will join us from Jerusalem to talk about recent political developments in Israel in the wake of the formation of a unity government and how pandemic is playing out in a society that is simultaneously highly opinionated and individualistic and capable of mobilizing for large national efforts. During our session we will have the opportunity to participate in the memorial day siren LIVE and stand to honor those Israelis that gave their life in defense of the state and the people of Israel. 

All our Zoom sessions are password-protected. Please let us know if you need help. 

"The Other Story" Israeli Film Discussion TODAY
Led by Rabbi Lisa Sacks
Monday, April 27 5:00 pm. 
Watch the film on your own and then we'll gather together to discuss. The film is available to rent through   iTunes  for a nominal fee.  Zoom link:
Two young women - one fleeing the chaos of secular materialism, the other eager to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing- unexpectedly cross paths, and the consequences are startling. Acclaimed Israeli filmmaker, Avi Nesher, delves into an intricate web of desperate parents, rebellious children and spouses locked in conflict. A masterful feat and an enormous critical and commercial hit in Israel. Here is the trailer:

Let's Cook! Israeli Brunch on Yom Ha'Atzmaut 
Wednesday, April 29 11:00 am
With Renana Shvil 
We're making a classic Israeli lunch,   shakshuka  and   eggplant and tahini dip. Click on the item for the ingredients list. With thanks to our teacher, Renana Shvil-Tobi, owner of Fiddleheads Cooking Studio.  If you have questions about ingredients you may reach out to Renana at 

Worldwide Celebration of Israel's Independence Day 
Wednesday. April 29th 2:00 - 3:00 pm. 
Hosted by the Jewish Federations of North America.

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin On Israel 
Friday, May 1st 6:15pm
Celebrated author and great uncle of upcoming bat mitzvah Sophie Cook will join us for Friday night services to talk about Israel. 

Happy Birthday Israel!

Rabbi Aaron Brusso
Bet Torah
60 Smith Avenue
Mount Kisco, NY 10549