Shabbat Announcements 2019-02-19

Adam KuhrTEST

Shabbat Mishpatim    February 2, 2019    27 Shevat 5779

  • Condolences to Bob Hillman on the loss of his uncle, Sidney Waldman z”l.
  • Intro to Jewish Spirituality. Practical Kabbalah: Elevating Consciousness. Join Instructor Justin C. Beck in this 4-part series. Handouts will be provided. CLASSES ARE FREE OF CHARGE. See flyer for schedule.
  • The Tzedakah Box Charity of the Month for February is Rainforest Alliance.Rainforests are being destroyed every day, putting the countless species that depend on them in jeopardy. Support helps Rainforest Alliance, founded in 1987, fight habitat loss and climate change, working with local communities to conserve forests and prosper. To date, over 125 million acres in 74 nations have been saved. Two of our Religious School students, Ethan Meltzer and Ryan Brenner selected this as their charity for the 7th grade Tzedakah Project contest. Please support their chosen charity by donating generously.“How Often is More Important than How Much.”
  • Tonight, February 2ndat 7:00 PM – Taste of Torah: an evening of adult Jewish learning featuring keynote speaker, Tal Keinan.See flyer on table for details on break-out sessions. Open to the community – event will be held here.
  • The Esther Dansky Gift Shop at Beth El will be open on Sunday, February 10th from 9 AM -12 PM. See our expanded display of Tallisim, Judaica and non-Judaica gift items.
  • Beth El’s Study & Discussion Group in collaboration with Rabbi’s Lunch & Learn – Monday, February 11th at 12:30 PM. Subject: Immigration: National Borders, National Values, & Jewish Values…second part of the discussion. Bring your own dairy lunch – dessert and drinks will be provided.
  • Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 PM – Beth El’s Film Festival presents “In Between.” This film is about three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv fighting the constraints of their Muslim faith and families while trying to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. Admission is free. Snacks will be served.
  • Wednesday, February 20that 7:30 PM – Adult Education Committee presents Chacham Yosef Chaim of Baghdad, a lecture facilitated by Justin Beck which will illuminate Chaim’s contributions and provide some of his relevant teachings. This program is free and open to the community. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Casino Night & Auction – Saturday, March 9th at 6:30 PM.Get ready for a fun-filled Casino Night and Auction. Games include Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Craps with Tapas-Style Food with a Top-Shelf Bar. All admission tickets include gaming chips. Prizes will be awarded for top winners! See flyer for information on how to sign up.
  • Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 PM – In Concert starring Ada Pasternak with The Pasternak Family and friends. A wide selection of music ranging from original, jazz, classical, and world pieces will be played. $10 admission at the door. Children under 13 free. Light refreshments will be served.
  • FEDERATION GALA 2019 honoring BONNIE SLYN & DAVID BALL. Monday, March 18, 2019, 5:30 – 9:00 PM. Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St., Norwalk CT 06850. For information, go to Federation website:
  • CongregationBeth El is offering inscribed bricks for a new walkway along the main entrance of the synagogue.Please look at the display in the hall and take a flyer. Order form is on the reverse side. Please contact Steve Robifker or Mitch Podob at
  • SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 6, 2019 – Annual Gala honoring Art Finkle & Jackie Eskin and Lisa & Eric Wolfeiler. Please consider sending in an ad for the journal that will be presented to our honorees the night of the gala.Invitations will be sent soon.

Save the Dates! Details to follow soon.

Community Passover Seder – 2ndnight, Sat April 20th

Comedy Night and Wine Sale – Saturday, May 4th