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Beth El Briefings

Condolences: It is with sadness that we share with you the loss of Judith Kohane, z"l, beloved mother and mother in law of our cherished member Isaac Kohane. Isaac will be observing Shiva at 1265 Beacon St Apt. 602 Brookline, MA  on Saturday evening from 9:00pm -11:00pm. May Hashem console the entire Kohane family among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

Counting the Omer: Friday evening is the 21st day of counting the Omer. If one forgets to count in the evening, one can count the next day without a Bracha.

Bnei Akiva: Snif for 3rd-8th graders will take place this Shabbat, April 21st from 7:20pm-8:20pm at Shaarei Tefillah with a special musical havdala celebrating 70 years of Israel.

Yoetzet Lecture: Women of the community are invited to a lecture by Sarah Cheses, Yoetzet Halacha, entitled “Improving Our Relationships: The Torah’s Guide to a Happy Marriage,” Tuesday, April 24 at 8pm at 270 Upland Road, Newton. Please see back for more info.

Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture: The 15th annual Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture featuring Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, will be taking place on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Temple Reyim. The lecture will begin at 7:30pm, dessert to follow. Pre-registration required: Please see back for more info.

Special Yom Yerushalayim Shabbaton: Save the date May 11 & 12 for a special Yom Yerushalayim Shabbat celebration with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. J.J. Schachter. The weekend will include a festive Friday night dinner and multiple opportunities to hear inspirational words of Torah from Rabbi Dr. J.J. Schachter about the significance of Yerushalayim to the Jewish people and the world. This Shabbaton will take place just prior to the American Embassy relocating to Yerushalayim, solidifying America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. Thank you to AIPAC for its generous support of this program in recognition of their ongoing partnership with our congregation. To register for the Friday night dinner, go to

Celebrate Yom Yerushalayim: on Sunday, May 13, 208 with Rabbi J.J. Schacter, followed by a Mother’s Day bunch Festive Shacharit with Hallel at 9:00am Presentation by Rabbi Schacter at 10:00am at Young Israel of Brookline, 62 Green St. RSVP is required at or (617)399-2552.

Guest Lecture: Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel and Ma’ayan will be co-sponsoring guest lecturer Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg who will be speaking on “Exodus: Narrative or Anti-Narrative?” on Monday, May 7th at 8pm at Beth El. Tuition is $20/person, $10 for teachers and university students. High School students come free! Please contact Ilana at with any questions.

Yachad Shabbaton: Beth El Atereth Israel with be hosting a Yachad Shabbaton on Shabbat, April 27th and 28th. If you would like to help sponsor the kiddush, please sign up at

Annual Dinner: We are pleased to announce that Israela and Mayer Kahan will be this year’s Annual Dinner Honorees and the Beth El CSS security team will be the recipient of the Tzorchei Tzibur Award. Israela and Mayer are among the most active volunteers in the shul with leadership roles in youth, family, social, kiddush and religious programming. The Kahans as individuals and as a family have infused our shul with new energy and have contributed much to the growth of our community. The Beth El CSS security team consists of individuals in our shul who have undergone serious security training and volunteer each Shabbat and Yom Tov to safeguard our shul. We will now have the opportunity to express our gratitude and respect for these individuals that have helped our community so much by placing an ad in our annual ad book by going to This year, the dinner will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Please save the date for this most important event.