ZUMBA, Sunday, April 23, 9:30am. $10/class. Join us for this fun and exciting way to get exercise. No R.S.V.P. needed. Questions? Contact Carrie Fox at email@example.com.
YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION WITH ARTIST SARA ALDOUBY, Sunday, April 23, 6:00pm, at Beth El. Join us for a meaningful service where Holocaust survivors and/or their children will light 6 candles. Artist Sara Aldouby will tell her story and answer questions. Afterwards all are welcome to view Sara's sculptures in the museum. Mincha/Maariv will follow at 7:30pm.
POST-PASSOVER FOOD DRIVE, Monday, April 24 through Thursday, April 27. Beth El is joining with other Westchester synagogues to collect food for the Bronx Jewish Community Council. Please bring your leftover, unopened Pesah groceries and every day non-perishable food in bags or boxes to Beth El and place them in the large wooden box in the lobby (between the two sets of front doors. For more information, contact Barbara Engelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 914-654-1068.
SISTERHOOD BAGELS & BOOKS, Monday, April 24, 9:30am. We will discuss Washing the Dead, by Michelle Brafman. Questions? Contact Arlene Salman at email@example.com.
S.M.A.R.T.* GROUP (*Senior Mature Adults Retired Together) PROGRAMS
Get Smart/Get Fit, Wednesday, April 26, 10:30am Chair Yoga with Nan. Wednesday, May 3, Balance with Tim (no charge).
Courageous Women and the Suffrage Movement, Tuesday, May 9. Coffee at 10:00am, Talk by Judge Walter Schwartz, 10:30am. $5 per person. Salad and sandwiches to follow.
Questions? Contact Julie Rockowitz at 914-235-2700, ext. 256, or JRockowitz@bethelnr.org.
SISTERHOOD PRESENTS AUTHOR MICHELLE BRAFMAN, Tuesday, April 25, 7:30pm, at Beth El. She will discuss her book, Washing the Dead, about the Jewish tradition of Tahara, whereby we honor the deceased by washing them before the funeral and burial. Her book is a novel, but it has the Tahara theme. Register at www.bethelnr.org/author. Note: On Monday, April 24, at 9:30am, Sisterhood Bagels & Books will discuss this book.
KALLAH: THE BETH EL RETREAT, Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11, at Camp Monroe. Early bird pricing is available only until April 25. This is a multi-generational community weekend, with activities for all ages. Sign up now! Visit bethelnr.org/kallah. $150/adult and teen; $60/child ages 2-15. Questions? Contact Talia Swartz Nagar at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jenny Longman at email@example.com.
MEMORY MINYAN, Friday, April 28, 6:00pm. This joyful Shabbat service is geared to people with dementia, their family, and caregivers. Sponsored by Beth El, Seivah, WJCS, and UJA-Federation New York Age Jewish Service Corps. Questions and R.S.V.P. to Julie Rockowitz at JRockowitz@bethelnr.org, or 914-235-2700, ext. 256.
CAFE SHABBAT, Friday, April 28, 5:30pm-6:45pm. This event is geared to young families with children ages 6 and under. Enjoy a musical Shabbat celebration led by Lori Weber, followed by dinner for everyone, dessert, and a snuggle story. Feel free to come in your pajamas!. Register at www.bethelnr.org/cafeshabbat.
SISTERHOOD SHABBAT, Saturday, April 29. Sisterhood members will lead all parts of the service. Join us!
RABBI JOSH DORSCH AND AVI CARR-GLOTH TO BE HONORED, Sunday, April 30, 1:00pm, at the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs' Annual Luncheon. This year's event will be held at Shaarei Tikvah, 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Business attire. NOTE: This event is sold out.
HADASSAH "LET'S DO LUNCH, Monday, May 1, 12:00noon. Join us for a chef-inspired luncheon and a musical presentation by Norma Wasserman. At the home of David and Carole Curtis. $36 donation to benefit Hadassah Hospital. R.S.V.P. to 914-235-9747.
KERUV "LET'S TALK ABOUT IT," Tuesday, May 2, 7:30pm. Rabbi Schuck will discuss the present and evolving position of the Conservative movement on intermarriage and how Beth El Synagogue Center fits in. Shari Baum L.M.S.W. will facilitate the program. R.S.V.P. to Elise Schepp at LCmoocow@aol.com.
SPRING FILM FESTIVAL, "JEWISH CHARACTERS ON THE SIDE OF THE ANGELS," opens with Trumbo on May 4, at 6:30pm, and continues for 3 consecutive Thursdays. Designed as a dinner theater, each evening begins with a delicatessen dinner, followed by a formal introduction to the film a complete screening, and an always lively group discussion. Register at www.bethelnr.org/springfilm.
SISTERHOOD WINE, CHEESE, & EVENING BOOK CLUB, Thursday, May 4, 7:30pm-9:00pm. We will discuss The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman. Free, no R.S.V.P. needed. Questions? Contact Erica Epstein at 914-391-6662, or Cynthia Glickman at 914-582-6297.
JOINT SPRING BLOOD DRIVE, Sunday, May 7, 8:30am - 12:30pm, at Temple Israel of New Rochelle, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd., New Rochelle. Beth El's Men's Club is partnering once again with Temple Israel of New Rochelle to facilitate blood donations. Register at www.bethelnr.org/blooddrive. Walk-ins are also welcome.
ANNUAL MEETING, Monday, May 8, beginning with Hors D'Oeuvres at 7:00pm. Join us to learn about the state of Beth El.
SISTERHOOD SPRING GALA, Tuesday, May 16. We are proud to honor Blanche Fried, longtime Sisterhood member. The evening begins at 6:00pm with cocktails. Couvert: $75. R.S.V.P. by May 1 to Carol Freedman, 2 Turner Drive, New Rochelle, NY 10804.