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Upcoming Events

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 Kishrei Kehillah
  Regular Classes 
  Being Courteous to our Neighbors 
Saturday, December 15th  Maccabeat Shira Shabbaton 
Saturday, February 9th  Father Son Learning 

Weekly Announcements:

Guest Speaker: Welcome to Yitzhak Sokoloff, who will be giving a talk after Mussaf entitled, “Does the U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem Promote Peace? Insights into the Future of the Peace Process.” Yizhak Sokoloff is a veteran tour guide, educator and political analyst. He studied History and International Relations at Columbia University and Political Science at Hebrew University. He has also taught Political Science and Jewish Philosophy at the Hebrew University. Please see back for more details.

Mazel Tov: to Ethlynne and Steve Brickman on being this year’s AMIT honorees.

Mazel Tov: to Alissa and Stefan Muzin on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Lizzy.

Game Night: Bring your family, friends and favorite board game tonight, November 9th, at 7:30pm for Game Night at Beth El. There will be a tish with cholent and kugel and babysitting will be available for children ages 5 and under. Thank you to Amy Rosen, Sherri Cohen and Israela Kahan for organizing this event.

Bnei Akiva Snif: this Shabbat, Novermber 10th Snif will be held from 4:25pm at Beth El. Snif is open to all 3rd-8th graders.

Teen Minyan: there will be no teen minyan this week.

Mother Daughter Learning: The last session of our Mother&Daughter Learning will take place this Sunday morning, November 11th. Mothers and daughters will study together age appropriate source material followed by workshops and discussion for grades 1-4 led by Tzippy Bane and interactive discussion for grades 5 - 8 led by Rabbi Gershon Segal. There will be raffles and prizes for all age groups.

Father/Son Learning: This popular program, co-sponsored by Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel and Boston Kollel will begin this Motzei Shabbat, November 10th 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. This week, Rabbi Segal will be teaching about the laws of Tefillin.

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.

Maccabeats Shabbaton: Save the date for December 14-15 for our Shira Shabbaton. This year, we will be hosting the Maccabeats who will lead us in Kabbalat Shabbat, a Friday night Tish, Shacharit and a musical Havdalah. Sign up for the Community Friday Night Dinner with the Maccabeats at or RSVP to the office at or 617.244.7233 by December 5, 2018. Please see back for more info.

Emtza NCSY Laser Tag Event at Beth El: On Sunday, November 18th all Middle Schoolers (grades 6-8) are invited to join NCSY for an exciting night! 4:00-6:00PM at Beth El, 561 Ward Street, Newton. Make sure to join middle schoolers from across the Greater Boston area for a fun evening of laser tag games and delicious BBQ! Cost: $15.00. Please register on the following link: Greater Boston NCSY Fall Shabbaton in Newton: Join Greater Boston NCSY for our first ever full chapter Shabbaton in Newton! Join teens from across the Boston area for an unforgettable weekend of delicious food, amazing singing, incredible new advisors, and a fun filled Saturday night event! The Shabbaton will begin November 30th and end Saturday night, December 1st. The cost is $49 before November 18th and $65 thereafter.Deadline to register is November 25th. Please register on the following link:

Hospitality for our Shlichot: To host Tamar and Reut for a Shabbat meal, please sign up at