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Weekly Announcements:

The Shabbat Afternoon Shiur with Rabbi Segal will take place at 7:20pm on the topic of “Pirkei Avot: A Historical Perspective.”

Mazel tov to Judy and Marvin Packer on the birth of a grandson born to Leora and Samuel Packer. May they raise the newborn to Torah, Chuppah, and Ma’asim Tovim!

Mazel tov to Gaby & Barton Zwiebach on the birth of a grandson born to Margaret & Eli Cohen. May they raise the newborn to Torah, Chuppah, and Ma’asim Tovim!

Kiddush this week will take place in the Social Hall. Thank you to Dani Goldring, Phillip Vedol and James Wolfe for preparing the cholent.

Last Shabbat Afternoon Ice Cream and Activity with the Shlichot will take place this week at Beth El from 5-6pm for grades K-5th and from 6-7pm for Middle Schoolers. There will be a goodbye party for the Shlichot. Everyone is invited to attend.

Seudah Shlishiet will be take place in the Social Hall. Thank you to Donna and Dan Stanger for setting up the Seudah.

Recap Shavuot: Shavuot at Beth El was packed with programming and events that truly enhanced our chag experience. We would like to thank all our speakers for the late night learning program including Yonatan Brafman, JJ Berlov, Yoav Fisher, Ernest Fraenkel, Hillel Rosen, Steve Schwartz and Rabbi Gershon Segal. Thank you as well to Dr. Leo Unger for sponsoring the refreshments for the night; to Chana and Josh Kutin for sponsoring the grand dairy Kiddush on the 1st day of Shavuot; to Jeff Bellin & Mayer Kahan for helping with the Kiddushim; to Rabbi Yudi Riesel for running the NCSY programing, to Rabbi Gershon Segal, Rabbi Yaakov Green and the Shlichot, Tamar and Aniam, for running youth programing; and to our Shavuot afternoon speakers, Dr. Hadar Fisher and Yaakov Rosenwaser.

Tzetchem L’Shalom: We would like to extent a hearty farewell to our Bat Ami Shlichot, Aniam and Tamar, who have made this year a truly special time for us. Their energy and programs enhanced our community and provided a platform for us and our children to connect closer to our homeland, Eretz Yisrael. Thank you and Tzetchem L’Shalom!

Earlier Mincha/Maariv: Please note that we will begin davening Mincha and Maariv at plag from this Sunday. Next week Mincha/Maariv will be at 6:40pm.

The Basics of Praying in Hebrew Class: A new class to be led by Alan Vogel  is in the planning stages that will cover the alphabet and reading Hebrew, understanding our prayers, and geography of the Siddur. If you are interested in attending  contact Rabbi Segal or Alan Vogel useralvogel@aol.com to provide feedback regarding schedule and content.

Semichat Chaver Program: We will be continuing to learn halachot relating to bentching, zimmun and mayim acharonim this Tuesday, June 18th 8:00pm. Past participation in the program is not necessary to join this new session. Please contact Rabbi Segal to join.

Thursday Morning Learning: The Parashat HaShavua learning with Rabbi Segal will continue this Thursday morning, June 20th at 11am via Zoom. A link will be sent by email.

JF&CS Family Table: Congregation Beth El’s Family Table program continues to partner with JF&CS in providing critically needed food and Jewish holiday items to more than 500 households per month. While we are no longer accepting canned or boxed goods, please consider making a monetary contribution to Family Table by sending a check to the shul made out to “JF&CS Family Table” or by emailing congbethel@rcn.com to make a pledge. Thank you