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Beth El Briefings

Welcome to everyone who is here for this Shira Shabbaton to participate which is dedicated in memory of Chazan Abraham and Chana Shonfeld, zt’l. Welcome to our special guests, The Maccabeats- Chanina Abramowitz, Erez Cohen, Uri Garber, Julian Horowitz, Josh (and Sara) Jay, Ari Lewis and Joseph Senders. The Maccabeats will be leading Kabbalat Shabbat and a Tish Friday evening. They will also lead davening Shabbat morning and a musical Havdalah Motzei Shabbat.

Thank You to everyone who has made this Shabbaton possible. Please see back for a list of thank yous.

Welcome: to Brian Grodman who recently joined our shul community as a Friend of the Shul.

Mazal Tov to Lisa and Jeff Bellin on the upcoming marriage of Deborah to Henry Cohen.

Condolences: It is with deep sadness that we share with you the sudden passing of Abraham (Abe) Tobiansky z'l, beloved father of our cherished member Lauren Baskir. Abe died tragically this past Shabbat while he was walking to Shul in Waverley, Johannesburg. He was in a collision with a garbage truck that struck him. Lauren is observing shiva with her family in South Africa through Monday morning. She can be contacted while she's in Johannesburg by email at May Hashem console the Baskir and Tobiansky families among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

Thank you: To all CSS members who are volunteering their time to protect our Shul this Shabbat.

Bnei Akiva Snif: this Shabbat, December 15th, Snif will be held from 4:00pm-4:50pm at Beth El. Snif is open to all 3rd-8th graders.

Father/Son Learning: This popular program, co-sponsored by Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel and Boston Kollel will take place this Motzei Shabbat, December 15th from 6:30-7:30pm through February 9th. Rabbi Segal leads middle school learning (6th, 7th and 8th grades) with weekly sports jerseys and a grand raffle at the end of the program in February for Celtics tickets. Thank you to Barbara and Arnie Andler for the Celtics tickets.

Fast of Tevet: the Fast of Tevet will take place this Tuesday, December 18th. The fast begins at 5:37am and ends at 4:46pm

Beit Midrash and Rabbi Segal’s Shiur: The Beit Midrash program and Rabbi Segal’s weekly Talmud shiur will take place this Tuesday at 8:00pm & 8:30pm respectively.

Thursday Morning Class: Rabbi Segal’s Thursday morning class will take place this Thursday at 11:00am in the library. The class will cover various topics on the Parashat Hashavua.

Bat Mitzvah Program: Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel and Ma’ayan will once again be co-sponsoring a bat mitzvah program which will be led by our own Ellie Riesel. The program will take place on Sundays, January 6th—April 7th. For more information and to register go to

Save the Date: for Saturday, January 26, 2019, the eve of the date the UN recognizes as the commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We will be having a special screening of the award winning documentary film “Complicit,” which features the untold story of why the Roosevelt Administration denied safe haven to Jewish Refugees travelling on the SS St. Louis. Our very own Hans Fisher will be introducing the film as well as sharing his story as a surviving passenger and having a Q&A discussion after the film. Dr. Fisher will also share his response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent apology at which he was present. RSVP at

Policy Conference: Join Rabbi Segal and other members of Beth El on March 24-26, 2019 for the largest annual gathering of America’s pro-Israel movement at the AIPAC Policy Conference. Receive $100 off with an early bird discount. To register go to