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Beth El Briefings

Welcome: to Rabbi Yehoshua Dovid and Mrs. Chava Schwartz, the OU-JLIC Educators at Boston University, and their family for joining us this week as Scholars-in-Residence for our OU-JLIC Shabbaton.

JLIC Shabbaton: Rabbi YD Schwartz will give a Shabbat Morning Drasha following Mussaf titled “A Modern Approach to Torah Learning.” There will be a panel discussion with Rabbi YD Schwartz and Mrs. Chava Schwartz at 7:00pm on the topic of “Engaging Millennials in Torah Living and Learning” and Mrs. Chava Schwartz will give a d’var torah at Seudah Shlishit titled “Judaism Past and Present: Who’s Counting Now?” Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) was created by the OU to help young men and women thrive in a campus environment and helps Jewish students observe key aspects of Jewish life, such as tefillah, kashrut, Shabbat and chagim. JLIC provides one-on-one learning with students, weekly classes, guest lectures and other events. Please see back cover for more information.

Mazal Tov: to Mark Salzberg on his special birthday. Thank you to Mark’s children and grandchildren for sponsoring this week’s kiddush in honor of his special birthday.

10th Grade Seudah Shlishit: This Shabbat, May 6, Rabbi Dror and Oranit Saadia invite all 10th graders to their home at 386 Ward Street after mincha.

Thank you: to Chemdat Malka, Moria Moshe, Rabbi Dror and Oranit Saadia, Noam Leibovits, Ronit Ankori and all the Bnei Akiva madrichim that made the Yom Yerushalayim Family Fair such a success. Please see pictures in inside cover.

Counting the Omer: Friday evening is the 46th day of counting the Omer. If one forgets to count in the evening, one can count the next day without a Bracha.

Tikun Leil Shavuot: We will be having a full program at our tikun leil Shavuot this Saturday night beginning at 11:30pm. There will be shiurim throughout the night, culminating in an early Shacharit at 4:45am. Please see the inside schedule for more information.

Teen Dinner and Tikun Leil Shavuot Program: There is a Shavuot evening program, including a Teen Dinner evening at Beth El for high school students on Tuesday, May 30. Please sign up for dinner at For more information see back cover.

Beth El Middle School Learning with Hillen Rosen during tikun leil Shavuot will be on Tuesday, May 30th for all 6-8th graders at11:30pm in the Beth El Library, followed by ice cream. Please see flier.

Bnei Akiva Shavuot Lunch: All 3rd-8th graders are invited to a Shavuot lunch, on Wednesday, May 31st at Shaarei from 1:00-3:00pm, followed by Snif from 3:00pm-4:00pm.

Beth El Torah Trivia for ages Pre-K to 2nd Grade: Wednesday, May 31st at 4:30pm, parents accompany their children to the sanctuary for a question and answer trivia game followed by a Shavuot party with an ice cream sundae bar.

Beth El Elementary School Parent Child Learning: Thursday, June 1st at 5:30pm, we will have learning and treats for 1st-6th graders.

Hat Sale: The Beth-El Hat Re-sale will take place Sunday, June 11th,  7:00-9:00 pm. Donate lightly worn hats to the shul June 11th, 9-11am for a tax-deductable receipt. The Hat Resale will take place from 7:00-9:00 PM, in the shul auditorium. Women only.

Graduation Kiddush:  We are organizing a Kiddush in honor of all our graduates (Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Graduate and Post-Graduate Programs) on Shabbat June 17, 2017. If you are interested in participating as a co-sponsor in honor of a graduate in your family, please go to

Annual Dinner:  We are pleased to announce that Arnold Andler will be this year’s Annual Dinner Honoree and Tanya Fischer will be the recipient of the Tzorchei Tzibur Award. Arnie and his family's involvement in the establishment and continued vibrancy of our shul goes back decades to the time when the shul was started in the basement of his parents’ home in Newton. Tanya and her family have been active members of our shul community and Tanya has initiated and led our annual mishloach manot shul project for several years, a community building project as well as an effective fundraiser for the 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 be taking place in the beginning of the fall on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Please note, however, the ad book will remain a May/June Project as in previous years. The deadline for placing ads will be June 15th. 

Save the Date: for Congregation Beth El and Shaarei Tefillah’s joint Scholar-in-Residence event with Sarah Cheses, Yoetzet Halacha, on June 10th, 2017. Sarah Cheses is a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha Program and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University as well as a B.A. in Biology with Honors from YU’s Stern College for Women.

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