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Mazel Tov: to Claudine and Adam Grossman on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jeremy.

Thank you: to Claudine and Adam Grossman for sponsoring this week’s Kiddush in honor of Jeremy’s Bar Mitzvah. After Kiddush, everyone is invited back to the sanctuary for bar mitzvah related speeches.

Thank you: to Claudine and Adam Grossman for sponsoring Seudah Shlishit this week in honor of Jeremy’s Bar Mitzvah.

Shabbat Afternoon Shiur: Rabbi Segal will give a shabbat afternoon shiur at 7:15pm on “Spying Ethics: Jewish Spies Throughout the Ages Part II.”

Sidewalk Maintenance: the City of Newton will be doing work on the sidewalks around the shul this Monday and Tuesday. Please take note of the closed off areas.

Thank you: to all those who have helped make this year’s Annual Dinner a success. Thank you to Debra and Eitan Milgram and Itia and Menachem Roth, who chaired the dinner. Thank you to Rick Gopen for leading the adbook campaign as chair of the adbook committee. Thank you to the solicitation team: Tamar Katz Banks, Ethlynne Brickman, Bruce Gillers, Payson Greene, Rich Pomper, Mark Salzberg and Jack Schuss. Thank you to Jeff and Lisa Bellin, our Ad Production Directors for their tireless efforts putting together the Ad Book. Thank you to Jeff Bellin, Dan Goldish and Mike Hirsh for helping with various aspects of the programs listed above.

Tzetcham L’Shalom: to our Shlichot; Renana and Avigail, who will be returning to Israel. The congregation thanks the Shlichot for all their hard work and event planning which greatly enhanced our community’s youth experience this year.

Summer Seudah Shlishiet: With the long summer days already here, what better way to spend a late Shabbat afternoon than in the company of good friends and with words of Torah. To become a sponsor  or for more information, contact Bruce Gillers at

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 23, 2018. If you are interested in participating as a co-sponsor in honor of a graduate in your family, please go to

Singles Shabbaton: The singles shabbaton that was scheduled for July 28th, Shabbat Nachamu, has been postponed until the fall, stay tuned.

Family Table: Our next distribution for JFCS's Family Table project will take place Sunday, June 10th. Those who would like to be a part of Beth El's commitment to the mitzvah of Ma'akhil R'evim and the JC&FS Family Table program can participate by helping to purchase or fund the purchase of canned salmon and healthy (sugar-free) canned fruit. Family Table serves more than 400 families in 100 towns across Greater Boston, the North Shore and the South Shore, including Newton. Either drop your purchase in the Family Table bin in the hallway, or simply email Jane Hanser ( with your pledge amount (or phone 617-630-1814 and leave her a message with the amount of your pledge. Thank you.