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Weekly Announcements:

Youth Groups: As a reminder, moving forward we will be using all of our lower level classrooms for Shabbat groups. However, the room designations have changed from what we have had in the past. Toddlers will now be meeting in what used to be the kiddush room (classroom 020). Pre-K and Kindergarten will be meeting in the first room on the lower level (classroom 017). 1st and 2nd graders will remain in the large room in the corner (classroom 019). The new location for the kiddush room will be the second lower level classroom (classroom 018/loft classroom). Thank you for your patience as we welcome the Maimonides ECC to Beth El.

Mazel Tov: to Lillian and Feivie Keehn on the engagement of their granddaughter, Tiferet Schafler of Long Beach, NY to Ari Gutenmacher of Queens, NY.

Shabbat Afternoon Shiur: Rabbi Segal will give a Shabbat afternoon shiur at 6:20pm on “Rav Yochanan ben Zakai: Rebuilding Jewish Life in the Wake of Destruction.”

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

Semichat Chaver Program: Join Rabbi Segal this Tuesday, August 27th at 8:00pm for the next session. Please see flier for more information or speak with Rabbi Segal.

NCSY BBQ and Learn: Exciting Summer Program! All teens are invited to join us for a delicious bbq with some great discussions on the Torah perspective regarding current events! Thursday evenings at 8pm at Beth El.

High Holiday Seating: The High Holiday season is approaching and we hope that the coming year will bring good tidings for us and all of Klal Yisroel.  Plans for our 5780 High Holiday Services are now underway. This year Rosh Hashanah falls on Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The web link to register for seats and the configuration of the seating plan in the shul can be viewed on-line at When you register, you will find a display of the seats that you had the previous year. If you wish to retain those seats, please check the box that says: "Check here to request the same seats as last year".  If you wish to change your seats or are ordering seats for the first time please give three preferences in priority order for the section and seats you want to sit in. In any case, please enter the number of seats you are ordering in each category  (Men's, Women's, Children's), and complete your registration. We will work to assign seats on a first-come, first-serve basis, but will be mindful of other criteria when we assign seats as we strive to be accommodating to all our members. We ask that your seat orders be in by Sunday, September 8th, 2019 so that we will have ample time to make the seating assignments fairly and properly. If you do not renew your previous years’ seats by that date, the seats will be released to the general seating pool. Please go to the above link and fill out the on line form ASAP. Those who do not have access to a computer can call the Shul office for a paper copy to submit.

Passport to Israel Program: CJP’s Myra and Robert Kraft Passport to Israel Program offers our shul members a unique opportunity to save and receive partly matched funds ($700) for your child’s future trip to Israel. For more information, please take a program from the front table or contact Lea Matz at or 617.916.5015. 

JFCS Family Table: Please consider volunteering in the rewarding experience of packing and distributing groceries for those in need on behalf of JFCS Family Table. The scheduled upcoming Sundays are September 22, 2019, October 27, 2019, November 17, 2019, December 15, 2019, January 26, 2020, February 23, 2020, March 15, 2020, April 5, 2020, May 10, 2020, June 7, 2020, July 12, 2020. Contact Cheryl Levin at for more information or Lisa Katz at for more information and to schedule. Additionally, Congregation Beth El has a  commitment to providing 80 cans of salmon per month to Family Table for distribution. If you would like to donate money to this project please email