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  Weekly News May 7- May 14

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Mother's Day Chocolate Sale - Order by Friday, May 10 at Noon!  

Reserve your slot and mark your calendars for:

Sanctuary Expansion Information Session: - Tuesday, May 7 7:30pm-9:00pm
Coffee with the Rabbi:  Do We Still Need the Ten Commandments?                
                                                                     Thursday, May 9 at 7:30PM.                   
Tot Shabbat - Friday, May 10 at 5:30PM                                                                    
Shavuot Celebration - Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30PM                                                
Mitzvah Project Fundraising Event -May  18th - Perform!                                    
Hike at Teatown - sponsored by Sisterhood - Sunday, May 19th at 9:00AM  
Congregational Meeting - Monday,  May 20 at 7:00PM                                         
Celebrate Israel Parade - Sunday, June 2 - RSVP by May 18                             
Adult Coffee House Night - June 1st - RSVP!                                                          
Fishing Trip -July 28th  reserve your spot now!                
Journal Dinner Dance - September 28th  - Save the Date                                  

Other Announcements:

Sanctuary Expansion and Parking Lot improvement plans

An informational/discussion meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday May 7 at 7:30 PM to review proposals and answer any questions about plans to expand the sanctuary and improve the parking lot.  Click here
for more information about the meeting and to view architectural drawings.

Oneg Hosts needed for May 10 and June 21
please contact Joan Poulin or Sarah Kaplan if you can help!

 URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps  

Westchester Jewish Council Events

Schedule this Week                                             

Tuesday, May 7
7:30p Sanctuary Expansion Information Session

Wednesday, May 8: Yom Yerushalayim
4:15p Gr. 2-4
6:30p BM Class

Thursday, May 9
5:30p Rosh Hodesh 7th Grade Group
5:30p 7th Grade
6:30p Confirmation
7:30p Coffee with the Rabbi
       -  A Shavout Schmooze:  Do We Still Need the Ten Commandments?

Erev Shabbat, May 10
5:30p Tot Shabbat - Welcoming Shabbat                                         
8:00p Shabbat Service

Shabbat, May 11: Bamidbar                              
10:30a Bat Mitzvah
5:00p Girl Scout Dinner

Sunday, May 12
9:00a 1st Grd & Parent Ed
9:00a Grades 5-6

Monday, May 13
7:30p Long Range Planning Committee

Tuesday, May 14: Erev Shavuot
6:15p Confirmation Class Dinner
7:30p Shavuout and Confirmation Celebration

Yahrzeits - Names to be read at services on May 10

Robert Bender, father of Stacey Piken
Howard Vinokur, cousin of Jonathan Baratz
Carl Held, father of Jeffrey Held
Noah Holtzman, grandfather of Mindy Kaufman
Robert Spilkewitz, father of Rita Margolin
Harriet Liebson, mother of Arnold Liebson

Thank you for Your Donations

Donations received after May 6  will be listed in the June 4 email

Yahrzeit Candles
Stephen Kashtan in memory of his mother Charne Kashtan
The Mantell family in memory of Helene's father Alvin Kaminsky
Arnold Liebson in memory of his mother Harriet Liebson and his brother Charles Liebson

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Bruce and Zoe Gevanthor in honor of Bobby's Bar Mitzvah
Howard Sharp and Lisa Kahn in honor of Danielle's Bat Mitzvah

Cantor's Discretionary Fund
Bruce and Zoe Gevanthor in honor of Bobby's Bar Mitzvah
Howard Sharp and Lisa Kahn in honor of Danielle's Bat Mitzvah

Sylvia Epstein "in loving memory of my mother, Sarah Rosenberg Stein"
                and " in loving memory of Julia Stachowicz, daughter of Karen and Mitchell, on her yahrzeit.

Tree of Life Leaf
Adam and Audrey Goodrich "Our blessings Emily and Isabelle Goodrich"

Pew Plaque
Adam and Audrey Goodrich "Our blessings Emily and Isabelle Goodrich"

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.


We are excited to announce that the URJ Kesher will be offering 25 trips departing throughout May, June, July, August and November...and registration has been extended for anyone who still wants to join a trip this summer!

If someone you know is eligible and not yet registered, please encourage them to apply now for Taglit-Birthright Israel with URJ Kesher at

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.


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


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