What’s Happening at B’ShERT – week of October 20th 2019

Friday, October 18th – 10:00 am – Tot Shabbat for children 5 years old or younger and their caregiver.

6:30 pm – Interfaith Coalition Vegetarian/Dairy Potluck. Please RSVP to Alice in the Temple office and let her know the number of people who will be attending and the dish that you will bring.

8:00 pm – Shabbat Service.

Saturday, October 19th – 9:45 am – Religious School.

9:30 am – Women of B’ShERT, a Sisterhood Organization Brunch & Lecture. Guest speaker is artist Jonathan Blum. Topic: Jonathan’s Art, Fanciful to Realistic. $10 members/$15 non-members.

11:00 am – Shabbat Service.

Sunday, October 20th – 6:30 pm – Simchat Torah Service and consecration of religious school students. This lively, musical service includes unrolling a whole Torah scroll—it’s a great experience!

Monday, October 21st – 10:30 am – Sh’mini Atzeret Service with Yizkor.

8:00 pm – Join the greater Brooklyn Jewish community as we sing and dance for Simchat Torah Across Brooklyn. B’ShERT is happy to be one of the community co-sponsers, and will be leading a Hakafah. Location will be in the “safety area” at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket. In case of rain, we’ll be at Union Temple of Brooklyn. 8:00pm-Ma’ariv, 8:45pm-Hakafot begin, 11:00pm-K’riyat HaTorah.

Tuesday, October 22nd – Tuesday Torah Study – 1:00 pm. Led by Sam Silverman. The class is currently studying Josephus’ “Antiquities of the Jews.”

Wednesday, October 23rd – 7:00 pm – Board of Trustees Meeting.

Friday, October 25th – 10:00 am – Tot Shabbat for children 5 years old or younger and their caregiver.

7:00 pm – Torah Study – This week’s Torah portion is B’reishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8). If you would like to read the Torah portion beforehand, please go to: http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0101.htm#1

8:00 pm – Shabbat Service.

Saturday, October 26th – 9:45 am – Religious School.

9:45 am – B’Yachad.

11:00 am – Shabbat Service. Please join us for Charlie Lenaghan’s Bar Mitzvah

Looking ahead: Ethnic Food Festival on Nov 3; Jews, God, History performance on Dec 8.

Rosh Hashanah Food Drive – Beginning on Rosh Hashanah bags will be available for you to take home and fill with unexpired, non-perishable food to be given to Our Lady of Refuge Church Food Pantry (with a portion going to our “Little Pantry”). Bags can be returned to the Temple anytime through Sukkot.

Jewish Cultural Committee – October 27th at 3 pm at the Yeshiva of Flatbush High School (1609 Avenue J). Join us when we see “The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising”, Harry Bialor’s opera. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by contacting Harry Bialor, 718-375-8669. You can also contact Yvette Pomeranz at yphomecrest@yahoo.com.

Jewish Cultural Trip – Join the B’ShERT Jewish Cultural Committee and Union Temple of Brooklyn for their 8th Annual Getaway Weekend Trip, Saturday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 17th. Must register by October 31st. Contact Yvette Pomeranz at yphomecrest@yahool.com for pricing, registration, or if you have any questions.

Remember the Little Free Pantry—On the Church Avenue side of the building is our Little Free Pantry, built by the b’nei mitzvah class a couple of years ago. We stock it with food and toiletry items for members of the greater community to take if they need them. Items placed in the pantry are almost always gone within a few hours, so there is always room for more. Please bring non-perishable, desirable, unopened, unexpired food or new, packaged toiletry items (diapers, wipes, shampoos and soaps, toothpaste, mouthwash, sanitary pads and tampons, etc.) when you think of it. You may put items directly in the pantry or leave them in Rabbi’s office. Thank you!