Sunday, September 23, 2007

Festival Bet Shemesh

It is with great pleasure that I can notify all list users that all activities planned for Sukkot as part of the Festival Bet Shemesh can be seen at

The full program is ready in Hebrew and the main events in English.

The entire English program will be completed in a day or two.

Brochures (in Hebrew) will be distributed/delivered before Chag.

For the first time ever (for a small fee) your friends and family from abroad will be able to watch the Festival thanks to Donny Wetzler of Video Eden.

So tell your friends and family that they too, can be part of the Bet Shemesh Festival. It will be filmed live and they can watch via the Internet - same site as above.

I take this opportunity to thank Jonty Zwebner for arranging two great evenings of Jewish Music with 16 of the top bands and Orly Luk for arranging three days of various tiyulim and activities suitable for all.

I would also like to thank all the City's partners, the Ministries of Tourism and Culture, Partnership 2000, Mifal Hapayis, Matnas, Moazah Datit, Midreshet Bet Shemesh, Jerusalem Post, Yoav-Yehuda Tourism Board, Y-net Yahadut, Keren Kayemet, and Rochvei Shimshon, who together with many volunteers and municipal workers worked hard to make this year's Festival bigger and better than before.

Chag Sameach!
Shalom Lerner
Deputy Mayor Beit Shemesh
9909817/8 050 5256716

Monday, September 17, 2007

NEW KSY Shiur for Men & Women by the Bostoner Rebbe

Kehillas Shivtei Yeshurun
Invites the entire community to
A Special Shiur by The Bostoner Rebbe of NY/RBS
Harav Chaim Avraham Horowitz shlita
"The Way Home - Teshuvah"
Date: Tuesday, 18-Sep-07
Location: The RBS-A Matnas
The Shiur will be in English For men and women (separate seating)

Appointments for Brachos Continues...

The Bostoner Rebbe of NY/RBS, Rav Chaim Avrohom Horowitz, Shlit”a will be seeing families for a bracha for the new year, Monday through Wednesday (September 17 to September 19), from 6:30-7:30pm in the evening at the Boston Beis Medrash, 21รก Nachal Sorek.

If you and your family would like to see the Rebbe, please respond to this email (list the day and time desired) or call me at 992-1218 / 054-842-4725 , and I will schedule a time for you.

(This occasion will only allow for a brief exchange of brachos, and will not be an opportunity for discussion with the Rebbe which can be arranged a different time.)

Shana Tova, Gemar Chasima Tova

Monday, September 3, 2007

Harav Zvi Meir Zilberberg Shlita at the GR"A

Diverei Hisorirut for Rosh Hashana - Harav Zvi Meir Zilberberg Shlita will be speaking (in English) at the GR"A (Nachal Luz) on Tuesday night at 8:30PM.

9th Annual Asseret Yemei Tshuva Program

Simchat Yechiel presents the 9th Annual Asseret Yemei Tshuva Program for Men and Women (in English)
Date: Wednesday, September 19th
Speaker: Rav Dovid Orlofsky
Time: 8:15 PM
Place: RBS
Cost: NIS 20
Date: Thursday, September 20th
Speaker: Rav Yissocher Frand
NOTE: This is a video presentation of this year's Asserret Yemei Teshua drasha from Baltimore
Time: 8:45 PM
Place: RBS
Cost: NIS 15

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Miriam & Ephrayim Naiman

Sunday, September 2, 2007


September 5th
9am Shoshi Nissenbaum Haftorah
10am Rabbi Wagensberg Parsha HaShavua

Venue Evelyn Jacobs
Nachal Timna 10/18
Contact Naomi Abrahams 991-0079
Cost NIS 15 to cover expenses

Kehillat Menorat Hamaor's annual Women's Elul Learning Series continues....

The series is 2 more shiurim:

3. Monday, September 3rd , 2007
Dinah Lewitan: Choose Life

4. Monday, September 10th, 2007
Liora Hellman: Maximizing Zichronot, Shofarot, Malchiyot

Time: 8:15 p.m.
Venue: Haddas family
Nachal HaBesor 15/8 (down the steps from Maor 15)
Donation: NIS 10
We look forward to seeing you!



LADIES come feed your body and soul on Tuesday September 4th, 2007at 8.00 pm
Join us at the home of Dina and Darren Shaw

Nachal El Al 3/2 Ramat Bet Shemesh

Ahuva Gray is an African/American and formally Ordained Minister who will share her amazing journey from Christianity to Judaism and allow us to look at our own lives with renewed inspiration and faith for the coming new year.

At the same time you will be able to aid a truly amazing organization:
Em Habanim Smecha is an organization which helps underprivileged religious fatherless families - widows and divorcees bringing up their children in the Beitar, Bet Shemesh and Jerusalem area, with physical and spiritual support. Providing summer camps, food for chagim and daily mentoring support.

Come for a night of Inspiration and perhaps a recipe for the new year. In addition to the Zechus of helping an organization that help those who need so much support.

Suggested minimum donation 30 shekels any additional donations will be greatly appreciated

RSVP Sarit Rosenblum 995 1107 or Dina Shaw 995 1252