We are all aware that our synagogue is aging and it is necessary that we make changes in order to survive as an organization. We don’t want to lose our facility due to not being able to maintain it. In order to become a true community center as well as remaining a place of worship, we must put a new roof on the building. It is the original roof and needs to be replaced.
We reached out to the city of Netanya and they have agreed to pay half of the 200,000 NIS cost, or 100,000 NIS, and to start the roof replacement immediately, before the start of the rainy season.
We have been blessed with very generous donors, Dani and Bat Ella Birnbaum, who have agreed to match any donations made by us. This means that every shekel donated by you becomes two shekels!
In order to pay for the roof replacement we need to raise at least 50,000 NIS for this cause.
Time is of the essence in making this possible. Cash or checks are welcome, and we also accept credit cards. Sara Bordowitz can assist you at our OFFICE NUMBER 09-862-4345.
If you are paying United States taxes, it is possible to contribute through “KBY” -- http://kbyonline.org/synagogues/bet-israel-congregation . It is an authorized tax-deductible organization that does not charge us any additional handling fees. Please specify that your donation is for the Roof Repair Fund. Sara can provide you with the details.
Please pass this on to your relatives and friends who are familiar with the history of our synagogue and want to keep it active.
Thank you for your donation,
The President and the Va'ad of Bet Israel
To all members of Bet Israel, shalom,
I am pleased to announce that we have a Community Center Director for Bet Israel beginning 1 August.
Her name is Aleli Prawer and she has wide experience in community organizing and helping Masorti-affiliated communities to succeed and to grow. She was very successful in Uraguay in founding new Masorti communities.
This is a first step, we hope, in moving in a positive direction for Bet Israel, with the tremendous support, both material and moral, from our own Masorti Movement here in Israel.
I invite you all to meet Aleli when she joins us at Shabbat Morning Services on 3 August.
Simchat Torah: Sunday Oct 20 at 5:30 p.m., Monday Oct 21 at 8:30 a.m. On both occasions we will take out the Torah scrolls and dance with them (Hakafot). In the morning we will also say Yizkor, the exact time depends on how enthusiastic people are about dancing and singing during the Hakafot.