New Mini-Course with the Rabbi
We Love Israel, so Why Is It so Controversial?
Sundays, April 22, 29, May 6, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
lunch included, $60 per course
As we celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday, we do so at a time when the Israel story has become much more complicated than in the early years of the state. Conversations on college campuses in particular have become tricky to navigate.

In our discussions, we will ask some of the most important questions and discuss the biggest challenges Israel faces today.
This is a new registration form for just this semester that includes only four short questions. Please fill out this form even if you have registered for TLC since August 2017.
Rabbi Brusso with Sarah Davis and Sarina Matsil in Israel last summer with Ramah Israel Seminar .

Sarah and Sarina traveled with the support of Bet Torah's Gordon Fund, which generously funds Bet Torah congregants' travel as part of Conservative Movement programs.

Want to learn more about travel with the help of the Gordon Fund? Email Loen.
Upcoming Events
March for Our Lives with USY in NYC
Shabbat morning, March 24
Bet Torah Blood Drive
Sunday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
March for Our Lives with USY in NYC
Shabbat morning, March 24, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Teens in 8th-12th grade and their siblings, friends, and family are invited to join USY to march in solidarity with students, teachers, and faculty to support student safety.

USY is seizing this singular social action- tikun olam moment of our generation.

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the southwest corner of W. 75th St. and Central Park West on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Families and friends, as well as USY-aged teens are welcome to march!

Please note, USY is solely providing a meeting time to gather before the march. All who attend will march behind the USY banner. In marching behind our banner as a unified community, we will be representing USY. Please be sure to dress and act accordingly, representing the strength and unity of our USY community.

For more information about marching in NYC, contact Daniel Koas, Regional Teen Engagement Director at dkoas@uscj.org or (212) 533-7800 Ex: 171.
#IMarchWithUSY Toolkit
Check out USY's educational and advocacy resources to help you speak out locally for gun and school safety.

Prepare to march:
  • Download graphics for Facebook and Instagram to let your network know you’re marching with USY. Tell others you’re marching and share your plans for change with us on social media using the hashtags #USYMarches #IMarchWithUSY.
  • Print signs you can carry at your rally.

Learn more:
  • Download USY educational resources for gun safety discussions, including sicha (conversation) materials and source sheets.
  • Visit Issue Voter, a non-partisan website that lets you know about upcoming bills and whether your local representative supports or opposes them.
Bet Torah Blood Drive
Sunday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
Featuring a delicious Men's Club Breakfast!

Saving a life is an important mitzvah called “ Lo Ta'amod .”

Teens who are 16 and older can donate. If you are 16-years-old you need written consent from a parent. Download the consent form here . Donors age 16-18 are also subject to additional height/weight restrictions. Males 5’ or taller and females 5’ 6” or taller must weigh at least 110 lbs. (Details for anyone shorter are here .)
Not donating? We still need your help!
Email Michele Posner if you’d like to volunteer to help during the drive by giving out snacks and helping with walk-in registration.
Get Ready for Summer!
FindYourSummer.org is the place for Jewish teens to discover summer experiences as unique as they are.
Teens and their families can use the site to search among more than 350 programs that appeal to different passions, interests, and backgrounds. There’s a perfect experience for every Jewish teen.
USY Summer Experiences
At Bet Torah, we are able to help support our teens' participation in USY Summer Experiences through the generosity of the Christopher B. Gordon Memorial Fund.
For more than 55 years USY Summer Experience has provided life-changing summer travel opportunities. This summer, teens in 7th-12th grade can travel North America, Israel, Europe, and beyond!
Partners in Our Community
DOROT's Passover Package Delivery
Sunday, March 18, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Warm up a senior's day before Passover! Deliver a package and visit with an older person in their home.
Spring into Action Service Trip to Houston
Friday, April 20 - Monday, April 23
As a result of Hurricane Harvey's massive devastation of Houston, Texas, J-Teen Leadership, through a generous grant from UJA-Federation's Time for Good volunteer initiative, will be leading service trips to Houston to directly help the victims of the storm.

Led by our own Dina Sokol, for 9th-12th graders.
Teen Learning Community (TLC)
At TLC, Bet Torah teens in 8th-12th grade explore their rich Jewish heritage and challenging modern lives, including ways to KNOW, BELONG, and DO. BetTorah.org/TLC