Weekly Announcements:Erev Shabbat Message from Rabbi Segal: This afternoon at 5:30pm, 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
Counting the Omer: Friday evening is the 20th day of counting the Omer. If one forgot to count in the evening, one can count the next day without a bracha.
Condolences to our past members, Yehudit and Sol Schimmel, on the passing of their son, David Schimmel, a’’h. The shiva will be held privately. Condolence cards and notes can be sent to the Schimmel residence at 26 Morton St., Newton, MA 02459. Donations can be made in David’s memory to The Blue Card, which supports Holocaust survivors in need. May Hashem console the Schimmel family among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.
Mazal tov to Robin and Phillip Levin on the birth of a grandson. Mazal tov to parents Max levy and Ariela Rosenberg and to Ariela’s grandparents Ze’ev and Edith Rosenberg. May the precious new addition be raised to Torah, Chuppah, and Ma’asim Tovim.
Mazal tov to Mike and Rissy Hirsh and family for being chosen as this year’s Dor L’Dor Award recipients, and to Rena Weinberg for being chosen for this year’s Rising Star Award, at the upcoming virtual Yachad New England Gala on May 23, 2021. For more information regarding this event, please see https://www.yachad.org/negala21
Semichat Chaver Program: The Semichat Chaver Program (SCP) has begun an exciting new semester and will continue this Tuesday, April 20th @ 8:00pm. Past attendance is NOT a prerequisite to attending this new semester. It is a perfect time for those who are interested to join the class. For more information please contact Rabbi Segal at email@example.com.
Pirkei Avot Shiur will continue Thursday, Apr 22nd @ 11am on zoom. See email for details.
Annual Celebration and Adbook: We are excited to announce this year’s virtual annual celebration and adbook, “T’nu Kavod (“Coivid”) laTorah”—“Give Honor to the Torah,” honoring our Ba’alei Kriah during Covid: Eric, Abie and Aharon Banks and Yoel, Elad, and Avishai Jeselsohn. The Banks and Jeselsohn families have gone above and beyond the call of duty in maintaining Kriat HaTorah in our shul during these challenging circumstances. We will now have the opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation for the devotion of the Ba’alei Kriah by placing messages in this year’s ad journal by going to https://adbook.bethelnewton.org/ before May 14th.
Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture and Chai Anniversary Celebration: This year’s program features noted journalist and author, Yossi Klein HaLevin in conversation with Benjamin Birnbaum. To register go to: https://www.synagoguecouncil.org/csb-2021-registration
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.