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Beth El Briefings

Thank You: to the Goldring family for sponsoring Seudat Shlisheit in honor of Ben and his grandfather, Morris Smith, completing Seder Moed of Mishnayos.

Shabbat Afternoon Shiur: Join Rabbi Gershon Segal for a pre-Pesach shiur, “Towards a More Meaningful Seder: Insights into the Hagaddah and the Seder,” this Shabbat, March 25th at 6pm.

Bnei Akiva- Snif this Shabbat will take place at Shaarei Tefillah at 6:50 pm-7:40 pm for 3rd –8th grades.

Thursday Morning Class: Rabbi Segal’s Thursday morning class will be at 11:00 am. The class will cover various topics on the Parshat Hashavua.

Bnei Akiva Teen Lecture: All teens are invited to a special interactive Pesach adventure with Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, teacher at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Saturday night, March 25th at 9pm at Shaarei Tefillah. This event is cosponsored by Beth El, Shaarei Tefillah and Bnei Akiva.

Beth El Pesach Guide: The Shul’s Pesach Guide is available on the shul website at Printed copies are available on the table in the shul foyer.

OU Passover Directory:  The OU  Passover Directory is available on the web at: Printed versions of the Directory are available on the table in the shul foyer.

Passover Discussion with Rabbi Segal and Carol Wald: Are Four Questions Enough? Rabbi Segal will discuss and answer questions on seder requirements, acceptable products for Pesach use and tips for koshering and cleaning for Pesach. Carol Wald will talk about Pesach recipes, scheduling your cooking before and during Pesach and tips for making cooking easy. Sample Carole’s tasty Pesach delights. Sunday, April 2nd at 1pm at Beth El. Please see inside cover for more details.

Bnei Akiva Teen Movie Night: Sunday, April 2nd from 5:00pm-7:30pm for grades 7-9 at Shaarei Tefillah.

Tefilot for Miriam Chana Zilber: Miriam Chana Zilber (Miriam Chana Bat Shayna), the baby girl of our cherished members Ross and and Sophia Zilber, is seriously ill and hospitalized in the NICU at Children's Hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with Miriam Chana and the entire Zilber family. A web page organizing the recitation of Tehilim on her behalf has been set up at Robin Schwartz, is organizing chesed meals ( and other assistance on behalf of the Beth El chesed committee. Robin's email is At the moment the family's primary is request is for our Tefillot. May Miriam Chana Bat Shayna have a  Refuah Shlema.

Yom Hashoah Community Commemoration: Beth El Atereth Israel is co-sponsoring a community commemoration featuring Mr. Sam Weinreb. Mr. Weinreb will share his extraordinary story of escape, arrest, Auschwitz, “childhood,” and ultimately survival. The event will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00pm at Beth El. Please see inside cover for more details.

AIPAC Dinner: Please join many of your fellow congregants this year at AIPAC’s New England’s Leadership Dinner. The dinner this year is going to take place Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center at 5:30pm. It is an opportunity for all of us to show our support and commitment for a strong United States/Israel relationship to our elected officials. If you have any questions, please contact Jone Dalezman at

Family Table: As we head into Pesach, once again, the Family Table bin has been removed until after Pesach, and we will not be accepting any food items. Contributions for the JF&CS' Family Table project are cash only. Do NOT leave any food items intended for Family Table anywhere in the shul until after Pesach. Each year, we at Congregation Beth El directly fund the purchase of Kosher l'Pesach food. This year we as a shul, are providing funding for the purchase of matzoh and gefilte fish. It is easy to contribute. Simply email Jane Hanser ( your pledge amount, or call at 617-630-1814 and leave her a message with the amount of your pledge.

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