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Weekly Announcements:

Welcome New Members: We welcome as new members to our shul, Joelle and David Metzman who have recently moved to Newton from Teaneck, NJ. They are wonderful a addition to our community and we look forward to sharing many years with them as part of our shul family.

Thank you: to grandparents, Naomi and Carl Lopkin for sponsoring kiddush this week in honor of Jack and Juda Lopkin’s Bnei Mitzvah anniversary.

Thank you: Seudah Shlisheit is lovingly sponsored by Stephanie Pollack in honor of Ken Snow’s 60th birthday. Everyone is welcome to join us for seudah shlisheit and birthday cake to wish Ken happy birthday and thank him for his service to the Beth El Community.

Condolences: It with sadness that we share with you the loss of our long time member Lewis Stoller. May Hashem console the entire Stoller family among those that mourn for Zion and Jerusalem.

Mazel Tov: to Annie and Dan Goldish on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazel tov to first time parents Odel and Zevvy Goldish of Petach Tikva. May they raise her to Torah, chuppah, and maasim tovim.

Mazel Tov: to Susanand Alan Katz on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazel tov to parents Dena and Benjie Frieling . May they raise her to Torah, chuppah, and maasim tovim.

Bnei Akiva Snif: this Shabbat, January 18th, Snif will be held from 4:30pm-5:30pm at Shaarei. Snif is open to all 2nd-6th graders.

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

World Zionist Congress Vote: The Orthodox Israel Coalition (OIC) is a broad-based coalition of the major Religious Zionist and Modern Orthodox organizations that has represented Orthodox Jewry in the World Zionist Congress for over 100 Years. $1 billion in funding is determined by the outcome of the World Zionist Congress election. In order to maintain and enhance funding for religious Zionist organizations, we encourage you to register and vote (go to The slate of OIC delegates includes our own Rabbi Segal and Ethlynne Brickman. Please see fliers in foyer for more information.

Father/Son Learning: This popular program, co-sponsored by Congregation Beth El-Atereth Israel and Boston Kollel, for fathers and sons in grades 1-8, will take place this Motzei Shabbat, at a new time from 6:45-7:45pm. Rabbi Segal will lead the middle school learning (6th, 7th and 8th grades) with weekly sports jerseys and a grand raffle at the end of the program in February for Celtics tickets. Thank you to Barbara and Arnie Andler for the Celtics tickets. Thank you to Abe and Frannie Weinograd for donating the sports jerseys.

Wicked Women in Tanach: This class resumes this Sunday, January 19th. Join Mrs. Ellie Riesel for a lecture series entitled “Wicked Women in Tanach.” Learn about some of the Torah’s most prominent female villains and what we can learn from them at 8:30pm in the Beth El library. See back for more details.

Bnei Akiva Living in Israel Program: All 11th and 12th graders are invited to a program about living in Israel. This Sunday, January 19th from 6-8pm at Shaarei.

Bnei Akiva Adult Hebrew Club: Join us for Adult Hebrew club led by our shlichot, Shai and Hadar. We will discuss "Hebrew - A dream come true", in honor of "Hebrew Language Day" and MLK Day. Monday, January 20 from 7:30-8:30pm at Beth El.

Semichat Chaver: will continue this Tuesday at 8:00pm in the shul library. We are learning Hilchot Shabbat this semester. For more information please contact Rabbi Segal at

Thursday Morning Class: Rabbi Segal’s Thursday morning class will take place this Thursday at 11:00am in the library. The class will cover various topics on the Parashat Hashavua.

The Greater Boston Eruv Corporation (GBEC): provides the entire community with a functioning Eruv every Shabbat of the year. The GBEC needs your immediate support to fund the operational expenses of the Eruv for 2020 (our 2019 budget was completely spent). GBEC expenses include salaries and taxes for weekly field inspections of the entire border, weekly required maintenance, insurance, and materials. CBEC is asking for $125 per family for the 2020 budget. Please consider paying via Paypal via their website, or send your tax-deductible payment to their mailing address available from their web site. The Eruv is not a free service, please respond promptly.