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The Last Million: Europe’s Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War

09/15/2022 05:38:08 PM


Cultural Affairs Committee

September 22, 2022.  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Purchase College, Humanities Theater. Read more...

RBG: MAY HER MEMORY BE A REVOLUTION: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 pm (EDT)

09/01/2022 01:31:58 PM


Cultural Affairs Committee

Tuesday, September 13, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 pm (EDT) Sponsored by Maven (American Jewish University)Read more...

ROE V. WADE: Reproductive Freedom as a Jewish Value

07/13/2022 07:44:58 AM


by Cultural Affairs Committee

AJU welcomes Sheila Katz, the CEO of National Council of Jewish Women, for a conversation about Jewish values and reproductive freedom.Read more...

Interview: Lisa Barr, author of Woman on Fire

07/13/2022 07:21:38 AM


Cultural Affairs Committee

Free virtual event! The Sisterhood Book Club and Bet Torah's Film Club have explored works about Jewish-owned art that was stolen by the NazisRead more...

Curator Talk: “The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do” – A new exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Thursday, July 7.

07/03/2022 07:28:25 AM


Cultural Affairs Committee

Take a deeper look at the Museum’s newest exhibition, The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do, a presentation of Holocaust history told through personal stories, objects, photographs, and film. At a time when Jewish heritage is becoming more precious as antisemitism rises, the exhibition reminds visitors about the extremes of hatred, as well as the ability of the Jewish people to endure.

Members of the exhibition’s...

Take a virtual walking tour of Odessa – Sunday, July 10.

07/01/2022 04:21:44 PM


Cultural Affairs Committee

Explore the rich Jewish past of Ukraine's largest port city.

Sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

During the tour, you’ll see the Main City Synagogue and the Odessa Palestine committee building. You will also visit the monument to Isaac Babel, the Odessa-born writer who made Jewish Odessa world-famous, and learn about Leon Trotsky’s time in the city. Although focused on the 19th...Read more...

Social Action - An Appreciation

06/20/2022 04:34:59 PM


By Jill Ratner

Thank you to the leadership and volunteers engaged in our Social Action Portfolio. They are the true heroes of social action who bring their passion and commitment to our projects, initiatives, and mission.Read more...

Meet President-Elect David Simonds

06/20/2022 11:45:34 AM


Q&A with President-elect David Simonds. Read more to learn about David, and his vision for Bet Torah.Read more...

Summer at Bet Torah

06/19/2022 04:41:52 PM


By Diana Binger

It’s June, it’s July, it’s August. Summertime. Schedules may look a little different. One thing re- mains constant no matter the time of year, week after week. Shabbat.Read more...

New Website Launches: Q&A with Tanya Charney

06/16/2022 04:59:00 PM


Q&A with Tanya Charney - read more to learn about behind the scenes of the new website.Read more...

From the Stacks - Summer Reading

06/16/2022 04:50:51 PM


By the Library Committee

List of summer reading. The Library Committee has added more than 50 books to the collection through 2021-22, which we hope will entice you to come in to your library! All of our book purchases are made possible through specific monetary donations from individuals in the Bet Torah Community, to the Bet Torah Library.Read more...

The Bet Torah History Project - Put Me in Coach, I’m Ready to Play Today!

06/16/2022 04:38:11 PM


By Tammi L. B. Ecker

The roster for the first season of our Bet Torah History Project, “The Women of Bet Torah, from Establishment to Egalitarianism,” has a starting lineup of some wonderful womenRead more...


06/16/2022 04:31:47 PM


By Cindy Bergman

Reflections on Yom HaShoah and Bet Torah

Bet Torah Member Rewrites Classic Nursery Rhymes – and Raffi Records Them!

06/16/2022 12:08:22 PM


By Pam Gittleman

Nursery school music teacher rewrites lyrics to traditional nursery rhymes.Read more...

Preschool:  A Good Year

06/16/2022 12:04:50 PM


By Mindy Citera

Our staff worked hard to provide an exciting and inviting preschool experience for all our children during this challenging year. We are very proud of what we accomplished.Read more...

The Opportunity Shop, Chappaqua

06/16/2022 12:00:36 PM


By Penny Bednowitz

We are excited to announce Bet Torah Sisterhood’s newest collaboration!Read more...

BET TORAH SISTERHOOD - June: A Time for Counting and Taking Stock

06/16/2022 11:53:26 AM


By Carol and Mindy

Sisterhood - June: A Time for Counting and Taking StockRead more...

President's Column

06/16/2022 11:37:06 AM


By Amy Horowitz

it is time for my tenure as President of the Board to come to an end. To categorize the past two years as unpredictable might be an understatement! I have always known that the Bet Torah community is special. But I don’t think I could have predicted how personally meaningful my time in leader- ship would become....Read more...

Gather Together

06/16/2022 10:38:08 AM


By Rabbi Lisa Sacks

While we’re still navigating much of life in online spaces, the slower pace of summer life provides more opportunities to gather in person.Read more...

New Website Checklist

05/10/2022 06:22:52 PM


by Tanya Charney

As you start to look around, please also check out the following to-do's. This is such a great opportunity to make sure Bet Torah has all of our latest information and much more! Here is a checklist to get you startedRead more...

Comparing Ruth to Abraham: The Power of Inclusion 

04/25/2022 07:10:06 AM


by Carol Haber-Cohen

Temple bringing the first crops of the harvest to thank G-d. It is customary to eat dairy meals on Shavuot. Why, you ask? In true Judaic fashion, there were no fewer than seven reasons to explain this custom, ranging from...Read more...

Installation of Rabbi Lisa Sacks

04/25/2022 07:00:28 AM


Photos by Joanna Segal

Photographs of the Installation on April 6, 2022.

Context Clues

04/25/2022 06:37:54 AM


by Rabbi Aaron Brusso

One of the more moving films I’ve seen recently features the story of a hearing child of deaf adults. The movie CODA, titled after the acronym made for those children, tells the story of ...Read more...

Facilitating connection (to dessert)

04/06/2022 12:00:00 AM


by Rabbi Lisa Sacks

What a fabulous evening. Thank you all again for being here. It’s really so exciting for me … it’s obviously such a special occasion … because when the dessert reception is in your honor, you get to select what’s being served. I’m totally serious.Read more...

Our Humanitarian Response to the Fighting in Ukraine

03/09/2022 02:05:17 PM


by Jill Ratner

The immediate result of political unrest and war is a humanitarian crisis. As we watch the invasion of Ukraine we see death, destruction, widespread chaos, insecurity, and the displacement of ordinary citizens who find themselves in the path of danger.Read more...
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