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Yom Shlishi, 17 Elul 5775

    • The High Holy Days are approaching. Be sure you have ordered the new prayerbook. Books will NOT be available to loan. 

    • Do you have family & friends who are unaffiliated? Encourage them to join Old York Road Temple-Beth Am! Tell them how amazing it is to feel Connected, feel Inspired, feel at Home. For information about membership, contact Marilyn Webster.

    • Stop in to the Administrative Office to pick up your High Holy Day information and new prayerbooks, Temple Topics and the Beth Am calendar during regular business hours. Remember to bring your old prayer books for donation. For your convenience, the office will remain open on September 1 until 7:30 p.m.

    • How does your garden grow? The Beth Am Community Garden, located behind the synagogue, is FLOURISHING! The garden produces between 60 and 150 lbs. of vegetables each week! The garden can't stay this green without hard work...and we need your help! Jack Platt, vice president of Social Action, works alongside a few volunteers to keep our garden green. All of the food grown is donated to Share Food Program. If you have any vegetables from your own garden that you would like to donate, you can leave them in the yellow bin located in our garden.  You can get involved! Please email Jack and let him know you're willing to roll your sleeves up and help!

    • Religious School Registration 2015-2016. Religious school is starting on September 20th - it is time to register! Please fill out these forms and check out or “education-religious school” tabs to find other important information.

    • Next year in Israel - 2016! The trip is June 22 - July 4. Our exciting itinerary is appropriate for all ages. Join Rabbi Leib and Randy for an experience of a lifetime!

    • Celebrating Selichot on Saturday, September 5! Selichot in Abington - The Congregations of the Kehillah of Old York Road including Beth Am, Beth Sholom, Adath Jeshurun, Kol Ami and Keneseth Israel join together for Selichot at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, 8:00 p.m. for dessert and Havdallah, 8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion, 9:45 p.m. Selichot Service. Selichot at the Shore - Longport at the Gazebo behind the library, 2305 Atlantic Ave, 8:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and a flashlight.

    • Join Rabbi Leib & Carole Nemeroff for Walking the Labyrinth, a circular path that guides us to turn inward and return (T'shuvah) to our source of strength, at Abington Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. We will meet at Beth Am at 12:00 p.m. for pizza and salad before we begin our journey. Contact Marilyn Webster 215-886-8000 x 136 to register.

    • Adult Hebrew Class!  Have you ever wanted to read Hebrew but never learned aleph from bet? Did you learn how to read Hebrew years ago but need to brush up on your skills? We have just the class for adults who want to learn how to read Hebrew and enable fuller participation in services. The completion of two years of study offers the opportunity to become an adult Bar or Bat Mitzvah. In addition to the Hebrew component, there are a variety of opportunities to learn Torah, to learn about holidays and rituals and a wide variety of topics in Jewish studies. A new class is beginning on October 4 at 9:30 a.m. For the first year, the class is free; just an $18 materials fee is required. Join fellow Beth Amniks and Rabbi Jake, as we begin our studies together. Contact Rabbi Jake to enroll!

    • Sisterhood goes to the Big Apple! On October 7, join Sisterhood to see the show “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Contact Sandy Sham, 215-572-5891, to make your reservation. $135/person includes orchestra seats and the bus to New York.

    • Join Sisterhood for an exciting day of wine tasting, winery touring, lunch, and shopping at Renault Winery and Smithville shopping on October 21. We will travel by motor-coach to the Winery where we will be greeted with a champagne toast, a gourmet lunch prepared with wine, wine bar with unlimited wine tasting, and tour of the historic Renault Winery. We will then go to the Village of Smithville for shopping. $72/person; Mail your check made out to Sisterhood of OYRT-Beth Am by October 7 to Brenda Goodis to RSVP; call Brenda, 215-464-2152, for more information.

    • Sisterhood sponsors Mah Jongg every Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple Beth Torah. All are welcome, $5/person to play.


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