April at Temple Beth Shalom


There will be no classes for 
Nursery School, Early Childhood, Religious School or Adult Ed 
Thursday, April 21 -  Saturday, April 30, 2016. 
All classes will resume on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

There will be no Shabbat Evening Service on Friday, April 22.  Enjoy your Seder!

There will be no Torah Study on Saturday, April 23 or Saturday, April 30.

Temple Beth Shalom Annual Passover Seder will be held 
 on Saturday, April 23 at 6:00 pm.  See below for more information.

We congratulate our recent B'nei Mitzvah Families

Aaron Becker, son of Kathy and Mike Becker, on March 5

Riley DeMatteo, daughter of Darci DeMatteo and Joseph DeMatteo, on March 12

William Torgoff, son of Laura Last and Martin Torgoff, on March 19

Melissa Nadler, daughter of Dana and Robert Nadler, on March 26

Iris and Jay Greenberg, on the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson Henry Seal, on March 19

Susan Weisenberg, on the death of her father, Robert Herbst

Nina Segal, on the death of her father, Leonard Segal

Harvey Lerner, on the death of his father, Stephen Lerner

George Stavis, on the death of his daughter, Jacqui Stavis

Judi Levy, on the death of her mother, Frances Schweiger

Rosanne Newell, on the death of her mother, Nancy Stanford

If you would like a lifecycle event shared with the congregation in our next newsletter, please contact us and let us know. 
Thank you. 


We thank the following people for their thoughtful donations to our congregation:
Bob and Sherry Bearnot
Carol Schwartz, in honor of Cheri Targoff and Rabbi Schecter
In Memory of Stephen Lerner
Denise and Gary Rosenberg
Erika Estis
Alyssa and Bill Capucilli

Please consider Temple Beth Shalom when celebrating, honoring others or as a gift of gratitude. Donations can be made online via a secure PayPal account or can be arranged through the Temple office. Thank you. 

Friday, April 1, 2016 
  • Grade 7 Family Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 pm
  • Family Shabbat Service, 7:30 pm   with students from our Grade 7 B'nei   Mitzvah class.

Saturday, April 2, 2016
  • Torah Study at 9:00 am                      
  • Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Unger at   10:30 am
Friday, April 8, 2016
  • Regular Shabbat Evening Service, 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 9, 2016
  • Torah Study at 9:00 am                      
  • Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Aronson at 10:30 am   

Friday, April 15, 2016 
  • Kabbalat Shabbat, 5:30 - 6:45 pm  Families with preschoolers to early     elementary school-age children are invited to gather and welcome Shabbat together with the Rabbi and Cantor Robin, and dance with Israeli music specialist, Shmulik Gov-Ari, followed by dinner for the kids, and wine + cheese for the adults. RSVP as soon as possible.        
  • Regular Shabbat Evening Service, 7:30 pm

Friday, April 29, 2016 
  •  Shabbat Passover Evening Service, 7:30 pm.  Yizkor Memorial Prayers will be included.    


Parent Coffee & Conversation
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 9:15 am
"Motor Development in Childhood"  

Join Danielle Klein, MS, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, for a discussion related to motor development in children.  Feel free to bring friends!  RSVP ASAP so that we can plan accordingly.  

We hope you'll join us!

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Our annual Dinner-Go-Round event will be here soon. It's a time to celebrate and support our wonderful community.  Come meet old friends and new. 

RSVP ASAP and sign up today.
For additional info, 
please contact contact Lorraine Spenser Spenser or Carolyn Schwartz.

Saturday, April 23
6:00 pm. 
Once again, Rabbi Schecter and Cantor Robin will conduct a community Temple Seder on the 2nd night of Passover, catered by Silver Spoon Caterers, with desserts from By the Way Bakery.  $75 per person, $35 for pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah age. Children 2 years old and under who will sit in strollers or on your lap will not be charged. Reservations are made by sending in your check for the total amount no later than 
April 15

Let us know if you would like to be a counselor at this year's Gesher June mini-camp for our preschoolers. Contact the Temple Office.

We so appreciate all who participate and share their musical talents with us, and encourage you to join them. Go Ahead, inspire your congregation!  Sing with the Choir!

Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Save the date!  We hope you will join us for our annual Spring Concert.  

Annual Passover Gift of Double Chai
Now through Wednesday, April 6, 2016
We will be collecting gifts of double chai ($36), or multiples thereof, to help Project Ezra and Bronx Jewish Community Council provide Passover food packages to those in need.  Checks payable to Temple Beth Shalom are accepted in the office and/or donations can be made online through our website.

The Sharing Community
Sunday, April 17, 2016
This ongoing project feeds over 200 adults and children each month. For details 
and sign-up, visit our Google sign up sheet. April's donation will be led by our 
7th Grade Religious School Class.
Drop off food 8:45-9:45 am at the Temple Sunday, April 17 or earlier in the week by special arrangement with the Temple office.

REMINDER - Schools & All Classes Closed for Passover Recess:

There will be no classes for 
Nursery School, Early Childhood or Religious School
Thursday, April 21 -  Saturday, April 30, 2016. 
All classes will resume on Sunday, May 1, 2016.


Grade 7 Family Shabbat Dinner
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 6:30
Families of our 7th Graders will join Rabbi Schecter, Cantor Robin and their teachers for a Shabbat celebration, and then the students will help to lead our congregational Family Shabbat Service.

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In addition to these weekly and monthly updates from the Temple, which are sent via Constant Contact, you should also be receiving Religious School newsletters specific to your child's grade.  If you are not, please email the Temple Office to let us know so that we may correct our lists!

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2016-2017 Nursery School
Enrollment is available for our 4s. Contact the Temple Office for more information. 

Baby & U  - Session II
Please email the Temple Office to enroll now for Session III: 
Tuesdays, April 5 through May 31, 2016
10:45 - 11:45 am

Gesher (June mini-camp)
We are currently enrolling preschoolers in our wonderful early summer program. Please click here if you'd like to receive further information.

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Rivertowns' 4th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival: A Taste of Jewish Culture 
Sunday, April 10 - Monday, April 18, 2016
Featuring award-winning cookbook author JOAN NATHAN (4/10), 
Broadway concert tour by NEIL BERG PRODUCTIONS (4/17), plus more... 
For more information, contact Lois Green.

Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2016
Now through April 20, 2016
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY.  Tickets available at their website.

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