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Welcome: to our scholar in residence Barnea Selavan, Co-Director of Foundation Stone, an organization that works to inform Jews and non-Jews about the deep roots of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel through archeological study. Selevan received semicha from Ner Israel College in Baltimore and is currently an MA candidate in archaeology at Tel Aviv University. He received his excavator’s license from the Israel antiquities authority and is a sought after lecturer, tour guide and educator specializing in Jerusalem’s Old City. He is the author of “Tzaddik’s Guite to Jerusalem’s Old City,” and co-hosts LandMines– an international internet podcast. Please see inside cover for more information.

Scholar-in-Residence: This Shabbat, we are hosting lectures given by our scholar-in-residence, Barnea Selavan. Join us at the home of Ruth & Humi Vishniavsky at 7:30pm for a relaxed Oneg Shabbat where we will find out about new archaeological discoveries in Israel, some not yet publicized, and some that dramatically illuminate pesukim and chazal. We will see what’s new, what’s p’shat and what’s real. On Shabbat morning, after Kiddush, we Barnea will speak about the Maccabees on some of their dramatic all-out battles against the near-invincible Greek army in a lecture titled, Hanukkah-the War Miracle. At Seudah Shlisheit Barnea will talk on “Confronting the Denial of the Jewish Connection to Har Habayit.” Please see inside flier for more info about this Shabbat and other events that will be going on this weekend through Foundation Stone.

Bnei Akiva: Snif for 3rd-8th graders will take place this Shabbat, November 18th from 4:00-5:00 at Beth El.

Friday Night Oneg for 10th Graders: Rabbi Dror and Mrs. Oranit Saadia invite all 10th graders to an Oneg Shabbat this Friday night from 7:15 to 9:00 at their home at 386 Ward St. Newton Centre.

Member Team Building Event:  This motzei Shabbat, November 18th we will be having a member team building event at Puzzle Break in Newton Centre. Come for a fun night where you will team up with fellow members to solve mind teasers and puzzles to “Escape the Room,” and share your experience with other teams over an ice cream sundae party and other refreshments! If you have not registered yet and are still interested in attending, please contact Dena Salzberg. For more info, please see inside cover.

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

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

Father/Son Learning: This popular program, co-sponsored by Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel and Boston Kollel will take place Motzei Shabbat, November 18th from 6:30-7:30pm and run through February 10th. 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 Dena and Mark Salzberg for contributing the prizes for the Middle School program and to Barbara and Arnie Andler for the Celtics tickets.

Mother Daughter Learning: This Sunday morning, November 19th, mother/daughter learning program co-sponsored by Beth El and the Kollel will take place for girls grades 1- 8. Mothers and daughters will study together age appropriate source material followed by workshops and discussion for grades 1-4 led by Tzippy Band and Yulia Kornbluth and interactive discussion for grades 5 - 8 led by Rabbi Gershon Segal. There will be raffles and prizes for all age groups. Thank you to Shari Lederman for helping to organize the middle school program. Please see the flyer on the back cover for more information.

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 Oranit Saadia. The program will take place on Sundays, January 7th—March 25th. For more information and to register go to

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AIPAC Policy Conference: In order to provide discounted registration for the AIPAC Policy Conference to take place on March 4-6, 2018, the shul has purchased a block of 10 registrations for $399/person, which represents a $100 discount off the regular rate. If you would like to take advantage of one of these, please contact Jone Dalezman at