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Beth El Briefings

Rabbi Segal’s Shabbat Shuvah Drasha: Rabbi Segal will be delivering his Shabbat Shuvah Drasha between Mincha and Maariv. Mincha will begin at 6:15 pm. Rabbi Segal’s Drasha will begin approximately at 6:40 pm.

Kiddush will take place downstairs in the youth room.

No Seudah Shlishit: Due to the set up of our social hall for the high holidays, there will be no Seudah Shlishit in shul this Shabbat. Please remember to have Seudah Shlishit before returning to shul this afternoon for Mincha.

Hospitality for our New Shlicot: to our new shlichot, Renana Yarchi and Avigail Everbuch. To host Renana and Avigail for a Shabbat or Yom Tov meal, please sign up at

Youth Groups: groups Shabbat morning for ages toddler-2nd grade will continue as regular. Youth Minyan: for 3rd-5th graders will resume after the Yomim Tovim. Teen Minyan: There will be NO teen minyan this week.

Lulav Sets Available for Purchase: through To order visit or contact Eric Banks at 617-454-2050. A percentage of your purchase goes to Beth El. Orders should be placed by the day after Rosh Hashana. Please see back page for more details.

Yom Tov Groups: Yom Kippur groups will take place during Kol Nidrei and Yom Kippur morning from 10:30a.m-1:30p.m . Children will not be permitted to play in the rooms before 10:30a.m. Please note there are no babysitters at shul during Neilah. Snacks, not lunch, will be served on Yom Kippur morning.

Sukkah Decorating: Please join us Sunday, October 1st at 10am for a Sukkah decorating event for grades PreK-5th. We will be creating beautiful ornaments to decorate the Beth El sukkah. Fun for both children and parents. The event will take place downstairs in the youth room in Beth El.

Sukkah Hop: The annual Sukkah Hop will be on Friday, October 6h from 4:00-5:30 p.m starting at Shaarei and ending at Beth El for grades K-6. We are looking for teenagers in grades 8-12 to chaperone the Sukkah Hop. Chaperones will be paid. We are also in need of families to host the children. This is a great way to bring cheer and smiles to your sukkah and both hosts and children have a great time every year. If you are able to chaperone or host, please email Tamar Katz at See back for details.

Simchat Beit HaShoeivah: all 9-12th graders are invited to a simchat beit hashoeiva on Sunday, October 8 from 9-9:30pm at Beth El. Enjoy live music, pizza and ice cream and meet the new shlichot! RSVP by 10/5 at

Torah Tours: On Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah we will be fortunate to have with us Torah Tours— which is a group of college-age students from Yeshiva University and Stern College who will help enhance the Yom Tov atmosphere by participating in Hakafot and by leading various youth and educational programs. We are still looking for people who can provide sleeping hospitality for either 2 boys or 3 girls. We are also looking for people who can host the students for a meal. Please email if you can help.

14th Annual Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture at Beth El: will take place this Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30pm at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel. Keynote speaker, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik will speak on “Rembrandt and the Rabbis: What the Artist Teaches Us About Preparing for Yom Kippur.” Rabbi Dr. Soloveichik is the rabbi of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City and is the director of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. Connie Birnbaum worked tirelessly for an array of organizations within the Jewish community and became a symbol of Jewish unity and the inspiration for an annual event which would bring together Jews from across the Jewish community. This was established in Connie’s memory and continues to be open to everyone.

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