• On February 24 at 7:30 p.m. Beth Am will be celebrating its 7th annual "Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat", an inspirational and joyous service where individuals with disabilities and their families - and the amazing people who support them - are specifically recognized and honored. This year, members of Beth Am's Confirmation Academy, along with the Adult Choir, will be participating in the service to celebrate the rich, varied and equally valued abilities of ALL of our congregants. Also, our 7th grade student Jordan Singer will be here promoting his new book "Making Lemonade from Lemons". Jordan wrote this book based on his relationship with his twin brother Ryan, who has been diagnosed with autism. A portion of the proceeds from his book sales will go to Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization that sponsors autism research.

    • Time once again for our annual "Oscar Buzz with Moylan Mills"! We hope you will join Sisterhood on Sunday, February 26, 9:30 a.m. in the Temple Beth Torah Chapel as Dr. Mills presents an exciting preview to the 2017 Academy Awards.

    • Gun Violence in Pennsylvania: Come listen to Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFirePA, Pennsylvania's largest gun violence prevention organization. On Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Goodman will be the keynote speaker. Panel discussion with PA State Rep. Madeleine Dean, Sen. Art Haywood, Abington Chief of Police William J. Kelly, and a family member of a victim of gun violence. Special Guest: Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General. Q&A. Open to the public. Admission free. Refreshments will be served.

    • Family Love Letter: Each of us will leave a legacy when we pass. The Family Love Letter is a gift of time, love and clarity, and a road map for your loved ones to follow. On Tuesday, March 7, 6:45 - 8:15 p.m., Bruce E. Risler, Certified Financial Planner, Mary-Claire Corcoran, CPA and Michael S. Connor, Esq. will present a hands-on opportunity for you to complete your own Family Love Letter. You can take advantage of this special opportunity to get your plans in order for you and your loved ones. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. RSVP to lilyroth@comcast.net.

    • Don't miss these Purim Events! Friday, March 10 Beatles Shabbat 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 12 Mimosas and More! 9:30 a.m.; Magical Megillah Performance by the Beth Am Players and all students in Grades K-6 10:30 a.m. Also, the Kehillah Purim Carnival at Keneseth Israel at noon! (Early admission at 11:15 a.m. for pre-school families.)

    • Caribbean Night - Saturday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.! Dance the night away to the music of the Big Wahu Caribbean Band while feasting on Caribbean-style food and drinks. Open Bar Included! Cost is $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10. RSVP by March 6 using the form on the next page.  Checks should be made payable to Old York Road Temple-Beth Am and sent to the Administrative office. For more information contact Ross Wilner at waysandmeans@oyrtbetham.org.

    • The three D's: Decluttering, Downsizing, & Decorating: Sisterhood Rosh Chodesh takes place March 14, 7:00 p.m. at the home of Lynda Myers, 3209 Meridian Boulevard, Warrington. RSVP by March 10 to Lynda at 215-205-0527.

    • On Sunday, March 26 the Lincow Institute for Adult Jewish Studies has made arrangements to visit the Won Buddhism Temple of Philadelphia, located on Abington Avenue in Glenside. This event is limited to 40 people. Kindly RSVP to Lily Rothman at lilyroth@comcast.net or 215-671-0268.

    • Sisterhood Trip to New York City! On Wednesday, June 7 join Sisterhood for what promises to be a fun day visiting New York City to see Groundhog Day. Special price of $150 includes orchestra seats and round-trip bus. Don't miss out! RSVP to Sandy Sham at bestgram509@aol.com, 215-420-7455.

    • It's not too early to begin thinking about summer camp! Old York Road Temple - Beth Am now offers enhanced scholarshhips for children attending Jewish summer camps through The Julia Nicole Marder Camp Fund.  You can email your request for support to our bookkeeper, Yelena Korotchuk. Jewish Federation's new Camp Outreach Specialist Sharon Bromberg provides personalized guidance to families helping to find the right camp for your child and can connect you to scholarship for first-time campers at a Jewish camp. Email Sharon at sbromberg@jewishphilly.org or give her a call at 267-463-4553.



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