2011 December

The December newsletter has been mailed. But you can download it here if you like.

Highlights include:

Wednesday. November 30, 2011 — Save the Date for the Sisterhood Dinner at 7PM in the Social Hall. Invitations have been mailed. RSVP as soon as possible. Don’t forget to send in your checks for the raffle.

Friday, December 2, 2011 - Join us for a Special Shabbat Service @ 8:15PM. Keela Dates, Executive Director of Reason2Smile, Inc. will be our special guest speaker. Reason2Smile's mission is to financially assist impoverished orphans and at-risk children living in developing countries and providing children with a safe living environment, proper nutrition, and quality education.

Sunday,  December 11, 2011 - Trip to National Museum of Jewish American History.  The trip was originally offered to our 5th-7th graders but is now open to the congregation.  The cost of this wonderful day trip will be $36.00.  This will include transportation and museum entrance fees.  Participants will be able to purchase lunch at the museum if they wish and we will be stopping on the way home for dinner – so spending money should be sent with all participants.  We have a 1:00pm reservation at the Museum, so we will be leaving from Beth Am at around 8:45am that morning, and anticipate returning around 9:30pm.  More information

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 6:00pm Chanukah Dinner co-sponsored by Temple Beth Am's Brotherhood and Sisterhood. 7:30PM Family Shabbat Service.  Adults $12, Children under 10, $8.

Sunday, December 18, 2011 - UJA Federation and the Merrick-Bellmore Community presents Spread the Warmth, a Chanukah Family Mitzvah Project at Congregation Ohav Sholom, 145 Merrick Ave., Merrick, from Noon - 1:30pm.  Space is limited. RSVP to Mary Resnick at 516-677-1893 or resnickm@ujafedny.org.  We do the most good when we do it together.  More information.


And later in the month:

December 16-21PTA Book Fair

December 22: LifeLine health screening

December 27&28: Brotherhood sponsored Defensive Driving class



Entertainment books for 2012 are on sale for $25 in the Temple office or contact Laurie Bender at 623-6449.

Gift Cards to your favorite local stores are available for purchase until December 6.  More information




We note with sorrow the passing of David Ellison, beloved father of Robert Ellison.



We note with sorrow the passing of William Weissbach, beloved father of Marc Weissbach, father-in-law of Sheri and grandfather of Nina and Zoey.


The Rabbi would appreciate being informed of occasions of joy or sorrow, or of illness in the congregation.  Please contact the Main Office @ 378-3477 with this information.

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Beth Am Webmaster,
Nov 29, 2011, 7:51 AM