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Upcoming Events

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 Kishrei Kehillah
  Regular Classes 
  Being Courteous to our Neighbors 
Sunday, December 17th  Bnei Akiva Chanukah Carnival 
Saturday, February 10th  Father Son Learning 

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Mazel Tov: to Dena and Mark Salzberg on the birth of a grandson. Mazel Tov to parents Jeremy and Dani Salzberg. May they raise him to Torah, Chupah and Ma’asim Tovim.

Mazel Tov: to Sharon and Joseph Jacobson on the engagement of their daughter, Gabriella to Chaim Eisenberg, son of Yaffa and Michael Eisenberg of yerushalayim.

Mazel Tov: To Marcy and Moshe Gerstenhaber on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazel Tov to parents Molly Sinderbrand and Jonathan Gerstenhaber. Mazel tov to Molly’s parents, Maryann Sumi and Carl Sinderbrand. May they raise her to Torah, Chupah and Ma’asim Tovim.

Mazel Tov: to Noam and Oshrit Lebovitz on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, Renana. Mazel tov to Renana’s grandparents Batya and David Gilai and Shalva and Zeev Lebovitz.

Thank You: to Jone and Adam Dalezman for their wonderful hospitality hosting our Pre-Chanukah Melava Malka this past Saturday night. Thank you to AIPAC for arranging speaker Dan Arbell who gave an insightful talk about the history of the State of Israel and the Balfour Declaration and the current events in Israel.

Father/Son Learning: There will be no Father Son Learning this Motzei Shabbat as the Kollel is on Chanukah break. The program will resume next week, December 23, 2017.

Bnei Akiva Chanukah Carnival: This Sunday, December 17th from 10am-12pm at Beth El. Bring the whole family for games, crafts and prizes. $5/family. Please see inside cover for more information.

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.

Bnei Akiva Teen Chanukah Event: all teens are invited to a special hadlakat nerot and fun Chanukah activities including making Moroccan donuts on Monday night, December 18th from 7:30pm-9:00pm at Shaarei Tefillah.

Bnei Akiva Hafrashat Challah: This Tuesday, December 19th all Newton girls (6-8th grad) and their mothers are invited to a special challah baking and Chanukah activity at Shaarei Tefillah from 7:30pm– 9pm.

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

Amazon Smile: Chanukah is almost here! Don't forget to support Beth El when doing your last minute shopping by shopping at Select Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel as your charity or click here When you make a purchase, we will get a percentage of the purchase price!

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

Mother Daughter Learning: We just concluded the first semester of Mother Daughter learning co sponsored by the Kollel and Congregation Beth El Atererth Israel. Thank you to Tzippy Bane and Yulia Kornbluth for leading the learning group for the younger grades. Thank you to Rabbi Segal for leading the middle school learning and to Shari Lederman for organizing middle school program. To see pics from Mother Daughter Learning, please see back page.