MARCH | 2021

We’ve suspended our regular format so we can relive and enjoy some very special moments that we recently shared together.

The last weekend in February really typified how exciting Beth Or zoom events have been these past many months.
On February 26th, we enjoyed Purim together, including an engaging pre-Neg with Randy Fisher giving expert directions on innovative cocktails.
We were also treated to an extraordinary Spiel of the Megillah. Great graphics by Amy Lomaskin and actors straight out of “central casting”.
Here is the Credits list of characters and producers:
A group shot of one screen of our Purim Zoom
Randy Fisher led all of us in the preparation
of our Purim cocktails,
with Rabbi Robyn assisting
A zoom snapshot of audience and actors during the Purim Spiel
Vashti snd the King disagreeing over the King's request
Queen Esther, Pageant MC, and Match 2 & 3 discussing their fate
Marcy, Rob and Jen enjoying the Zoom
Beth Or’s Celebrates 40 Years
On Saturday, February 27th, the extraordinary weekend hit a pinnacle with our celebration commemorating Beth Or’s 40th Anniversary. Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun. Special thanks to Committee Chair Ilien Hechtman, and her fabulous committee, who organized the event. In addition to Ilien Hechtman, the members of the anniversary committee included:
A Video Tribute You’ll Treasure
The central piece of the celebration included an amazing video tribute walking everyone down memory lane. If you want to enjoy seeing the video again (or for the first time) click on the arrow. (Due to technical difficulties, the music could not be included here, but the pictures are wonderful.)
Rabbi Robyn started off our celebration with Havdalah prayers.
Showing one of the Anniversary Zoom pages
 We’re reprinting the invitation here so we can openly thank & acknowledge everyone who participated on February 27th, making it a huge success both spiritually and economically!
A blast from the past, Michael and Samantha. During the zoom, their current versions performed an original Michael Henry song.
Beth Or President Mel Tenen greets everyone on the zoom
Our Rabbis, past and present, who shared in our celebration:
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Rabbi Rebecca Lillian
Rabbi Mark Kram
Rabbi Leon Olenick
Rabbi Robyn Fisher
Upcoming Events
Keep on the lookout for more information on these important events:

Mar 23, 2021 7:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 815 9137 0074

The following is our tributes list:
General Mitzvah Fund
Pat Barron, in honor of Kathy Fisler, for delivering dinner to my
neighbors who were COVID positive
Elissa Treuer, my mother, Norma Salz, in
honor of her 102nd birthday
Amy Lomaskin and Mel Tenen, in honor of Rob Berse for hosting and leading terrific movie nights! The movies are great and the discussions are stimulating and engaging!
Wendy Bandklayder sends love and gratitude congratulating our fabulous and phenomenal LT declaring they did an awesome job
Wendy Bandklayder in appreciation for our amazing Tuesdays with Nancy, with
love and gratitude
Celia Belsky, in memory of my beloved friend, Marianella Cabrera, in honor of
her birthday, March 14
Ceila Belsky, in memory of my beloved neighbor, Rodger Lynn, who died of COVID
Diane Berman, in honor of Ossie Hanauer
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund:
Rhoni Tannebaum
Yahrzeit Fund:
Ilien & Keith Hechtman, in memory of Ilien’s grandfather, Samuel Padol
Ilien & Keith Hechtman, in memory of Keith’s brother, Marc Hechtman
Ilien & Keith Hechtman, in memory of Ilien and Keith’s sister-in-law,
Brenda Hechtman
Nancy Kirsner, in memory of her mother

Meditation Gardens Fund
Mollie Grad, in honor of Marcy Prince
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