Weekly Announcements:Mazel Tov: to Tovia and Michael Paris on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jonathan “Jonno”. Mazel Tov to grandparents, Paula and Alan Smith.
Thank you: to Tovia and Michael Paris for sponsoring this week’s Kiddush in honor of Jonno’s Bar Mitzvah.
Shabbat Afternoon Shiur: Join Rabbi Gershon Segal for a pre-Pesach shiur, “The Haggadah and Insights into the Mitzvot of the Seder,” this Shabbat, March 17th at 5:45pm.
Condolences: It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of long time member Bea Fox z'l, beloved wife of the late Lenny Fox, z'l. The funeral will take place Sunday, March 18th at 11:30am at Stanetsky's Chapel on Beacon St in Brookline. May Hashem console the Fox family among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem
Sale of Chometz: Rabbi Segal will be available in the shul for the sale of chometz on Sunday morning March 25, 2018 from 9:30 am - 12 noon. To accommodate everybody in a timely manner, please download the form from the following link http://www.bethelnewton.org/images/chometz.pdf and print the instruction sheet and chometz inventory form so that you can complete it before you meet with the Rabbi.
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.
Pesach Guides: The Beth El Pesach Guide is available on the shul website at http://www.bethelnewton.org/images/Passover_Guide_BOOKLET.pdf. The OU Passover Directory is available on the web at https://oukosher.org/passover/download-passover-guide-signup/. Printed versions of both guides are available on the table in the shul foyer.
Annual Dinner: We are pleased to announce that Israela and Mayer Kahan will be this year’s Annual Dinner Honorees and the Beth El CSS security team will be the recipient of the Tzorchei Tzibur Award. Israel and Mayer are among the most active volunteers in the shul with leadership roles in youth, family, social, kiddush, and religious programming. The Kahans as individuals and as a family have infused our shul with new energy and have contributed much to the growth of our community. The Beth El CSS security team consists of individuals in our shul who have undergone serious security training and volunteer each Shabbat and Yom Tov to safeguard our shul. We will now have the opportunity to express our gratitude and respect for these individuals that have helped our community so much by placing an ad in our annual ad book by going to http://adbook.bethelnewton.org . This year, the dinner will be taking place on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Please save the date for this most important event.
An Evening with Charlie Harary: Join Charlie Harary for a Pesach talk entitled, “Pesach, Piaget and Why Freedom Begins with Your Mind.” The talk will take place on Monday evening, March 26th at 8:00 at Congregation Beth El.
Yachad Shabbaton: Beth El Atereth Israel with be hosting a Yachad Shabbaton on Shabbat, April 27th and 28th. If you are interested in volunteering to either house a Yachad participant and advisor, help set up for meals or become a co-sponsor of the kiddush, please contact Israela Kahan at email@example.com who will be coordinating Beth El's participation in this event. Please note, to provide sleeping accommodations, your house should be within a half mile of the shul and should be able to provide accommodations for at least one Yachad member and one advisor.