Sign In Forgot Password

Temple Beth Am News

  Weekly News February 12-19

Office hours: Monday thru Friday 9am - 1pm- also  Wed.  4:30-8pm, Thurs. 5-8pm,  Sun. 8:30am-12:30pm  (914)  962-7500
  WEBSITE     Calendar  President's Blog Rabbi's Blog Cantor's Blog

Special Office Hours February 18 - February 28

Julie Woogen will be out of the office February 18 - February 28 
Religious School is not in session February 17 - 23.
Jolie Levy, our religious school administrator will be in the following times - but please call first!

Monday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 20   9am - 1pm - weekly email will be sent on Wednesday this week
Sunday, February 24 8:30am-12:30pm.
Tuesday, February 26 9am-1pm
Wednesday, February 27 9am-1pm and 4pm-8pm
Thursday, February 28 5-8pm

Oneg Host Needed for Friday, February 15!  Please reply to this email if you can help.

 Announcements & Upcoming Events

       Megilla Reading and Purimspiel:

Saturday, February 23 6:00pm 

Join us for the Megilla reading and our famous Purimspiel at 6.  At 7, the celebration continues
with appetizers, music and dancing for the adults.  There will be separate children's snacks
and activities downstairs.                                                                          

 Purim Carnival for All Ages:  - Sunday, February 24 11:00am-1:00pm
                                                       (K & 1st grade 10:30 AM)     

Join us for games, costumes and lunch! We will be collecting a $5 voluntary family donation for admission, and will be charging a modest fee for food (all food items will be sold for less than $2  a piece.)

Coffee with the Rabbi - Thursday, February 14 "The Book of Esther - Sex, Drinking and More

Help 2Sandy's Benefit: Organized by Andy Polay, Temple and Board Member - Sunday, February 17 1:00pm-9:00pm

Adult Events - Dinner and a Movie: Saturday, March 2 7:00pm-10:30pm

Passover CAREing Packages - request by March 10th!

Passover Seder - Reservations due March 17
Jewish Music Through the Ages -starts March 14 at the JCC

Shabbat Services Childcare                             

Make Grocery Shopping a Mitzvah!      


Schedule this Week
Tuesday, February 12 (Adar 2)7:30p Sisterhood meets at at Linda Weisholz's house. 
Featuring a screening of the movie  "Loving Leah", about an Orthrodox Jewish women who honors an ancient Jewish Law by marrying her brother-in-law (a non-practicing Jew) after the death of her husband.  Loving Leah is a heart-warming story with moments of gentle humor.  Contact Linda Weisholz at for more information.

Wednesday, February 13
4:15p Gr. 2-4
6:30p B'nei Mitzvah Class

Thursday, February 14
5:30p Rosh Hodesh 7th Grade Group
5:30p 7th Grade
6:30p Confirmation
7:30p Coffee with the Rabbi- The Book of Esther- Sex, Drinking and More

Erev Shabbat, February 15
8:00p Shabbat Service

Shabbat, February 16: Terumah
9:00a Shabbat Torah Study

Sunday, February 17
9:00a Private Rental (Ends at 12:30p)
1:00p Help 2Sandy's Benefit:

Monday, February 18
7:30p Book Club "I am The Messenger" by Markus Zusak

Tuesday, February 19

Yahrzeits - Names to be read for the next few weeks

February 15

Marie Marullo, mother-in-law of Randee Marullo
Anna Benjaminson, grandmother of Brina Gartner
Olive Young, mother of Harold Young
Esther Margolin, sister-in-law of Harvey Margolin
Sally Teuch, mother of Marguerite Brown
Morris Schumer, father of Mitchell Schumer
Sylvia Yoken, grandmother of Sherrie Goldstein

February 22

Morris Fabricant, grandfather of Robin Pagano
Irving Spitz, grandfather of Eric Spitz
Jacob Jaffee, grandfather of Melanie Howard
David Qualia, son of Ronald Qualia
Ilyana Reiser, cousin of Bari Cariello
Abraham Stern, grandfather of Melanie Howard
Thelma R. Bernstein, aunt of Sylvia Epstein
Charles Mason, father of Anne Ornstein
Sheldon Shatz, father of Lesley Germaine
Evelyn Levinson, mother of Lewis Levinson
Lee Sietz, grandmother of Natalie Mariuzza
Patrick Casabona Jr., brother of Amanda Casabona-Cohen
Richard DeLalla, father of Nicole Katz
Jacob Frant, grandfather of Ellen Weiner
Eliot Hyman, father of Rochelle Wainer
Julius Mittleman, grandfather of Jennifer Spitz
Francine Stern, mother of Stephanie Stern

March 1

Larry Schneider, father of Jeff Schneider
Murray Usen, father of Ken Usen
Shul Kwan Louie, father of Nelson Louie
Sam Wiener, grandfather of Elisa Rosen
Frances Asness, grandmother of Stacey Piken
Natalie Lapitino, mother of Diane Usen
Beatrice Lemeshnik, grandmother of Lisa Levinger
Gerald Silverman, father of Miles Silverman


Temple  and Board member Andy Polay has organized a great fundraising event 
       benefitting victims of hurricane Sandy and helping those in Newtown, CT School/community.

- Help 2Sandy's: The Bean Runner Café in Peekskill NY - 201 South Division St.- , 914.737.1701

Sunday, February 17 from 1PM to 9PM 
$10.00 gets you in and allows multiple visits throughout the event.

Wall to wall diverse blend of music- the ever growing list includes world renowned and great players from closer to home including John Abercrombie, , Lawrence Anthony, John Basile, Les  Bloome, John Castleman, Dean Friedman and the South St. Fusion Project, Derrick James, Sanjra Livingston, Guy Lowe, Andy Polay, Bruce Pollack, Waldron Ricks, Cheryl Lynn Skinner, The Temple Dudes, Mark Tonelli, T-Ray and the Smoking Section, Susan Wright, and more.

There will be raffles, silent auctions, t-shirts for sale, crafts to keep the kiddies happy,  Look for and dine at  participating restaurants who are donating part of their profits that day.

Julia Wurzel will be there helping out with a Kids Craft table as part of her Bat Mitzvah project. 

All proceeds will be split to the Red Cross for victims of hurricane Sandy and to a fund for helping the Newtown School/community.
Remember and Rebuild


The first seder is Monday, March 25th.

Please send the names and addresses of any children* who are in college
or living on their own and still single – who will not be home
for Passover – so that we can send them a
CAREing package of goodies for the holiday.

E-mail your name and phone number
and the name and address of the recipient

by MARCH 10

to Sylvia Epstein (

If you would like us to send a package to a grandchild, nephew/niece
or friend, etc., there will be a charge of $18 to defray the cost.

* Temple members only

Connect to Care at Westchester Jewish Community Services Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 10 New King Street (next to the Westchester Airport) in White Plains

914-470-5721  is available to help those in the Westchester Jewish community that are affected by the economic crisis.For the weekly schedule of workshops - please check the WJCS Website.

Information about Events of interest to the Jewish Community.  Temple Beth Am neither sponsors nor endorses these events.

Calling all Jewish teen athletes and artists, ages 13 - 16. The Rosenthal JCC wants you to join its delegation to the JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest in Orange County, CA from Aug. 4 - 9th.  Games Tryouts/Information meetings will be held on March 3rd at the Rosenthal JCC in Pleasantville. ArtsFest auditions begin in January.  For more information click here or contact Lisa Roberts at (914) 741-0333 x24  or


Registration for the summer season of FREE Taglit-Birthright Israel trips with URJ Kesher opens on February 13th. The program is open to Jewish young adults, ages 18-26 and who have never been to Israel on a peer program. The URJ Kesher experience embraces the values of Reform Judaism. Learn more at



Spiritual Support Groups, Spiritual Journeying Programs, and Kumi Ori Contemplative Sundays.


click here for a complete schedule of events:


Support our Advertisers!

Crystal Hall
King David Memorial Chapel
Millwood Animal Hospital
Salem Golf Club
The Fountainhead



Wed, July 15 2020 23 Tammuz 5780