Monday, October 3, 2011

What's Up, Efrat?

New year, new ideas.
My hometown of Efrat has lots of activities and projects planned all the time. But it's difficult to let folks know. The second you hang a poster, someone else hangs another over yours, so I decided to help folks out with a regularly schedule news program to detail all the upcoming happenings. To make it even clearer, here are the upcoming events.

You can also watch the newsy broadcast here: WHAT'S UP, EFRAT?? (ps - It's coming in Hebrew soon too.)

WATCH the Short VIDEO version:
WATCH the Long VIDEO version:

READ the Calendar version:

SUNDAY, Daled Tishrei, October 2
Efrat, Elazar and Neve Daniel began the day with a power failure at 11:04. Don't forget that we're going to court with the electric company on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 8:30 am in Tel Aviv District Court.

MONDAY, Hei Tishrei, October 3
The Torah Tape Library presents Rav Avraham Twersky on Aseret Yemai Teshuva at 8:45 in Tiferet Avot.

TUESDAY, Vav Tishrei, October 4
At 8 PM in Tiferet Avot:
The Committee for Gush Katif Bridal Showers welcomes women from Efrat and all over Gush Etzion for a ladies' night out for chesed – We'll be welcoming the olot chadoshot of our area while we hold an evening to benefit the kallot of Gush Katif. Daphne Pearl and Ilana Kohn will crack us up with their skit about Aliyah, and one of the founders of Gush Katif, the world-famous celery lady of Netzer Chazani, Anita Tucker will give us an update about our Gush Katif brethren. Six year later and they're still Jews without homes.

WEDNESDAY, Zayin Tishrei, October 5
The Women's Bet Midrash wants to prepare us for Yom Kippur with shiurim from 8:30 in the morning to 1:00 PM. Featuring HaRav Meir Shpiegelman, Dr. Tehilla Elitzur, HaRabbanit Esther KiTov, Rebbetzin Shani Taragin, Dr. Ora Wiskind-Elper, and Sara Jo Ben Zvi.

At 9 AM there's a special tefilla and then at 11 AM a women's shiur at Kever Rachel with Rachel Emeinu Scholar and Author Atara Gur. The topic:
 “Moshiach Ben Yosef, Moshiach Ben David.”

Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 PM, Rav Nissan Nachshon invites you to swing your sins away at kapparot at Bet Chabad. Order your chickens from Sarah Nachshon.

Thursday and Friday 

Yechiel Fishman of the Zayit Raanan Shul has organized a tour of the Western Wall and Erev Yom Kippur slichot. Many families (including children) enjoy a night of fun and meaningful prayer. This will be the night between Thursday and Friday next nearest 7:10:11, Erev Yom Kippur. Leaving at 2:30 AM from Zayit Raanan and returning to Efrat at 7:30 AM. The bus is organized with music, a guide, everything ready for a great experience.

Sunday, 11 Tishrei, October 9 – Tuesday
Efrat's Matnas is holding kaytanot for our littlest residents. Find out more at the Matnas 9932936.

And what would Erev Sukkot be without the annual Massaot of our youth. Ezra is off to Carmel on Sunday and Monday, Yud alef and Yud Bet Tishrei, October 9th and 10th.
On Monday and Tuesday, Bnei Akiva will be off to the Negev and Dati Scouts will be off to Tel Azaka.

The Efrat Matnas has lots of excitement for our 5-10 year olds from Sunday through Tuesday – from 9 AM to noon. Musical activities, the movie the Prince of Egypt, jumping castles, preparing sukkah decorations, a play for children and a workshop on preparing Yummy Sukkot food. Speak to the Matnas 9932396.

On Monday, 12 Tishrei, October 10, the residents of the Dagan invite everyone to bring their toddlers to an afternoon of Sukkot fun at 4 PM.

The Matnas of Gush Etzion is holding its Gush Etzion Arts Festival – amazing performers, theater, dance, talented folks coming right here to Gush Etzion. It is a must!!

Tu B'Tishrei we're in our beautiful Sukkot. We hope everyone enjoys their chag.

Wednesday, October 12

Children are invited to help decorate the Zayit Raanan sukkah at approximately 11 AM. 

Friday, October 14
Friday morning , the first day of Chol HaMoed Sukkot, we're all (you too) going up to our eighth hill, Givat HaEitam, for a simchat bet hashoeva from 11 AM to 1 PM. Activities for adults and children alike. Do you want Eitam to be part of our future Efrat? Well, show it with you feet.  More details to come.

Motzei Shabbat Chol HaMoed
There's going to be a simchat beit hashoeva in Park HaPizza on the Zayit. Terrific music and Efrat's Chief Rabbi Rav Shlomo Riskin will be joining in the festivities. Begins at 7:30 PM.

Sunday, October 16  of Chol HaMoed at 5 PM, the community is invited to a Hachnasat Sefer Torah in the Zayit Bnei Beitcha.

Also Sunday, travel to the Shomron with the One Israel Fund and terrific tour guide Eve Harow. With IDF permission, visit the Altar of Yehoshua on Har Eival, untouched for over 3,000 years from the first days of our conquest of Eretz Yisrael.

Monday, October 17 of Chol HaMoed
A fabulous Musical Hallel at the Zayit Raanan Synagogue on Monday Chol HaMoed, 16/10/11, beginning at 8 AM. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, October 18 of Chol HaMoed
Spend the morning in the Jordan Valley, and the afternoon in the Hills of Shomron. Experience harvesting of the dates at Mevo'ot Yericho, see where
your lulav grows.

Tuesday night Hoshana Rabba October 18
Shiurim in English at the Feifer home beginning at 8 PM

Thursday, October 20 – Motzei Simchat Torah
We'll all be dancing at Hakafot Shniyot outside Bet Knesset Shimon V'Esther in Dekel Alef.

Let's begin the post-yom tov season in a giving way, by giving blood on Monday October 24 from 6-10 PM at the Efrat Medical Center.

And acharon acharon Chaviv –
On Motzei Shabbat, Alef Cheshvan, October 29, Parshat Noach, 8 PM, women, teens and girls are invited to join their favorite dance teachers and choreographers and hundreds of their friends for an exciting evening of DANCE NIGHT. We're gonna kick up our heels all together in fun and fantastically dance the night away. Yes, we're going to open the new season of DAMES of the DANCE 5. Get your dancing shoes and join us.

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