• Are you interested in serving on the Congregation's Board of Directors? Nominations are now open! Please contact Murray Cohen the Immediate Past President and Chair of the Nominating Committee.

    • Read “backwards” and in a strange alphabet?! That’s Hebrew! It can be a real challenge to follow the Shabbat service. If you wonder what prayers are part of the Shabbat tradition and why, “Prep for Prayer” is for you! Join Cantor Zarkh for a beginner/refresher course on Sunday mornings February 7 & 28, and March 6. Just one hour, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. will enhance your Shabbat experience. Please let Cantor Zarkh know you’ll take part.

    • SOS for HIAS! Refugees coming to Philadelphia to be resettled are in desperate need of winter coats. Do you have a winter coat to donate? We are collecting warm winter coats for men, women, and children. All coats need to be in good condition with working zippers and no stains or tears. Coats for adults in sizes small or medium and children's coats in all sizes are ideal! Warm hats, scarves, and gloves for men, women, and children are needed, too. Contact Mindy Silver with questions. Please bring items to the Administrative Office by February 10.

    • Join us for "Soul-Gospel" musical Shabbat on Friday, February 12! Rabbi Rayzel Raphael, an award-winning singer/songwriter who brings her Southern roots and a joyful spirit to her music, will be our guest and co-service leader sharing her original liturgical music.

    • The next Beth Am Book Club meeting is Tuesday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m. This month's book is "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng.

    • The 6th annual "Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat" will be held on February 26 at 7:30 p.m. Karen Staller will be present to interpret in sign language the inspirational and joyous service where individuals and families affected with special needs are specifically recognized and honored.

    • Beth Am's Got Talent will be Sunday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of music, drama, laughter and fun, followed by a delicious dinner to support our Youth Group. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children; register by February 23 in the Administrative Office.

    • Back to the 80's! Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. we're going back to the 80s! Join us for an adult's only night of food, drinks and karaoke!

    • The Religious Practices Committee will hold two town-hall meetings to discuss our kashrut policy. Join us Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Temple Beth Torah Chapel and Sunday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Klein Chapel to share your thoughts.

    • Join Sisterhood on Sunday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the Temple Beth Torah Chapel to hear Dr. Moylan Mills present "Oscar Buzz". We'll see film clips from the contenders, as well as interviews with some of the stars, and discuss Oscar trivia from years past.

    • This June join Beth Am for a special trip to Prague to connect with our history, the Holocaust, and hope for the future! Deposits are due by Feb. 15, so act now! For details, contact Jane Hurwitz. While you're overseas, join Rabbi Leib on the congregational trip to Israel!

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