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on Shabbos - January 23, 2021
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Erev Shabbat Message from Rabbi Segal: This afternoon at 3:00pm, Rabbi Segal will deliver a brief Erev Shabbat message over Zoom. The link to sign in is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82951783907?pwd=c00yNVVNYzRYZDA0enJqU3hUWVVPQT09

Condolences to our cherished member Phillip Levy on the loss of his beloved mother Sara Levy (Sara Chana Bat Esther) z'l. The funeral took place Friday morning in Lexington,KY. Please check your email for zoom shiva information. May Hashem console the Levy family among those who mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

Condolences to Judy Laskey on the passing of her husband, Simon Laskey z’l. May Hashem console the Laskey family among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

Parent-Child Learning: Will not be taking place this week. Stay tuned for next week’s learning session.

Semichat Chaver:  The Semichat Chaver Program (SCP) will continue this Tuesday, Jan 26th @ 8:00pm. For more info please contact Rabbi Segal at rabbisegal@gmail.com.

Pirkei Avot Shiur will continue Thursday, Jan 28th @ 11am on zoom. See email for details.

Mishloach Manot 2021 Fundraiser: We will be continuing our popular Mishloach Manot Project for the 2021 Purim Season (Feb 25-26). Members will have the opportunity to send and receive mishloach manot baskets from fellow congregants. Please review your email for login information. Also see flier at the end of this week’s kishrei for other details. Please contact Robin Schwartz robinfschwartz@gmail.com or Tanya Fischer fischertanya@yahoo.com for any further questions.

New Shul Tzedakah Initiative: While volunteering for JF&CS Family Table over the course of this past year, astute Beth El member Ernest Fraenkel noticed that there was no longer kosher cheese available for monthly distribution. Upon further exploration, it became evident that this was one of several unfortunate consequences resulting from the COVID19 pandemic. There were no longer any reliable wholesale sources of kosher cheese that could regularly deliver to Family Table in Waltham. Rabbi Segal, with the assistance of Ernest Fraenkel and Cheryl Levin, and with information provided by the OU, researched a variety of options and ultimately were able to find such a distributor and connect them with Family Table. The cost differential between the kosher and non-kosher cheese is $350 per month. Given the extra need generated by the COVID19 pandemic, Beth El has decided to adopt this as an additional Family Table project. We will continue to provide canned salmon and will also now provide kosher cheese. If you would like to contribute to this new shul tzedakah initiative, please email the shul office at congbethel@rcn.com with the amount you would like to contribute and it will be posted to your shul account

Donation Cards: Would you like to acknowledge someone’s good deed, honor a birthday or special occasion or send condolences and at the same time benefit Beth El? You can! E-mail the Shul office and we will acknowledge your donation with a beautiful card. Donations can be made to the various Shul funds: Chesed, Youth, General, etc. For more information, e-mail congbethel@rcn.com.

Amazon Smile: If you're shopping on Amazon, go to Amazonsmile.com and select Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel as your charity or click here https://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2387209. When you make a purchase, the shul will get a percentage of the purchase price.