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THE GREENING OF CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
Look at My works. See how nt. t beautiful they are, how excellent. See to it that you do not spoil or destroy My world — for if you do, there will be no one to repair it after you. 7:13) :13) ) (Midrash Ecclesiastes Rabbah 7:13)
EDUCATION, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
lobby downlighting and exterior wall lighting. The second change is to add VFD drives to the water pumps that circulate the chilled water for our HVAC system (air conditioning unit). The VFD drives enable the system to work less if there is less work to do. Currently our drives work on a simple on/off control. This works fine when all rooms are in need of cooling, but if only 1 or 2 rooms need cooling, a lot of energy is wasted because the water is sent throughout the whole building. The VFDs are scheduled to be finished by the end of January. Both the fluorescent bulb installation and the VFD drive installation will save on energy usage and extend the life of the equipment. Significant rebates from SDG&E will help to offset the cost of the new equipment. In addition, attractive and descriptive receptacles to encourage recycling have been purchased for the common areas around CBI. We continue to explore ways to green our campus and reduce our carbon footprint. As always, we welcome your ideas and suggestions.
Environmental Fair organizer Seekey Catchitore offers tips to attendees at last year's Fair.
By Deb DeBow Social Action Chair As we celebrate Tu B'Shevat, our "New Year for Trees" on February 9, we recognize the importance of protecting the environment, and the need to begin right in our own homes and on our beautiful CBI campus. As I write this we are putting final touches on plans for our third annual Environmental Fair - Live Green! - to take place February 1 at CBI. With a film and discussion panel, farmer's market, onsite recycling, landscape designer consultations and many exciting exhibitors and activities, this annual event highlights what each of us can do to benefit the planet. In the coming year, as we put what we learn into practice we will also see changes taking place at CBI. Last spring the Social Action Committee requested an energy audit from SDG&E. The resulting suggestions gave us a starting point to become more energy efficient. Staff is implementing energy efficiency changes in several major ways. The first is changing incandescent bulbs throughout the synagogue to fluorescents. New fluorescents have been installed in the conference room, elevators, social hall and sanctuary sconces,
Needed: More Kehillah Callers
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Light the way and help make it possible for Congregation Beth Israel to keep its doors open for all who wish to enter.
Our Synagogue Family
Contact Sonia Martinez at 858 535-1111, ext 3110, or sm ext. firstname.lastname@example.org with any announcements.
Mazal Tov to: Benjamin Press on his marriage to Beverly Jean Bass
The Kehillah Callers have been calling our members 70 years and older at Pesach and Rosh Hashonah for the past four years. The calls are greatly appreciated and really demonstrate what CBI's Caring Community means. We could use a few more Callers for Pesach; can you make 10 calls to join in this mitzvah? Please email Steve Gould at email@example.com.
C ONNEC T EDNESS
We appreciate our Lifetime Endowment members: Deanne and Leonard Bloom, Lillie* and Robert Breitbard, David Engel*, Alberta and Charles Feurzeig, Rachel and Armando Flores, Zena and Donn Kobernick, M. Larry Lawrence*, Lisa Massry and Alexis Massry, Ernest and Evelyn Rady, Stephanie* and Jeremiah Robins, Mickey Stern, Iris and Matthew Strauss, Carol and Charles Swimmer, Sandra Teel, Geraldine and Lt. Col. (ret.) Hubert Wolff * (of blessed memory)
Chris Roper, Sheila Silberman, Miriam Small, Daniel Springer, Scott Stearn, Selma Tennebaum, Jacob Vayser, Wilbur Wagner, Maurye Wellner
Mazal Tov to: Scott Silverman on the publication of his new book Tell Me No, I Dare You!
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the familes of: Norman Ginsburg, father of Phillip (Francine) Ginsburg Jack Koffler, brother of Doris (Irv) Goldfarb Sylvia Robin, mother of Howard (Carole) Robin and Barry (Arlene) Robin Harold Marems, father of Lisa Marems Lazar (Dale) Lazar and grandfather of Alexandra and Brandon Lazar Sylvia Robin, mother of Howard (Carole) Robin and Barry (Arlene) Robin Carol Seidenwurm, wife of Rick Seidenwurm and mother of Amy and Rob Seidenwurm
Mazal Tov to: Lianne Gordon-Beyer and Darrell Beyer on the birth of their son Dylan Beyer Bonnie and Barry Graff on the birth of their twin grandsons, Miles Judah and Elias Ruben Graff Zivin and to their parents, Erin and Josh Graff Ziven and to big brother Simon
PRAYERS FOR HEALING
Sylvan Baranov, Betsy Bekken, Natalie Black, Shayna Borevitz, Dave Davis, Daniel Feldman, Laura Feldman, Gary Fine, Graham Haworth, Emily Marie Hinsley, Charlotte Horowitz, Thelma Jasper, Paul Josefowitz, Joan Kutner, Gail Pliner, Esther Polin, Allyson Raskin,
Mazal Tov to: Toby and Norman Rubin on their 50th wedding anniversary
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat 6:00 p.m. Teen Shabbat 7:30 Erev Shabbat Service with special guest speaker Regina Waldman (see ad this page)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Torah Portion: Mishpatim Exod. 21:1 – 24:18 Haftarah: II Kings 12:5 – 12:16
MONDAY, MARCH 9: PURIM
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Purim Extravaganza with parade, Megillah reading and schpiel, food and drink to follow. See details on back cover.
8:30 a.m. Torah Study (Rabbi Berk) 10:00 a.m. Minyan Service
D’var Torah: Cynthia Wexler
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Torah Portion: Beshalach Exod. 13:17 – 17:16 Haftarah: Judges 4:4 – 5:31
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service with Bat Mitzvah of Emily Siegler daughter of Suwanna and David Siegler 4:00 p.m. Shabbat Afternoon Service with Bat Mitzvah of Ellen Horowitz daughter of Melinda and Steve Horowitz
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
7:00 p.m. Family Shabbat Service
8:30 a.m. Torah Study (Rabbi Bohm) 10:00 a.m. Minyan Service
Leader: Al Kohn Reader: Abbi Hirschfeld D’var Torah: Janice Alper
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
Torah Portion: Ki Tissa Exod. 30:11 – 34:35 Haftarah: Ezekiel 36:22 - 36
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27
7:30 p.m. Friday Night Chai Service
8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Minyan Service
Leader: Avi Lowe Reader: Jo-Anne Berelowitz
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service with Bar Mitzvah of Nathan Patolai, son of Haggit Patolai
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Torah Portion: Terumah Exod. 25:1 – 27:19 Haftarah: I Kings 5:26 – 6:13
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13
7:00 Family Shabbat Service
8:30 a.m. Torah Study (Rabbi Berk) 10:00 a.m. Minyan Service
D’var Torah: Jo-Anne Berelowitz
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Torah Portion: Yitro Exod. 18:1 – 20:23 Haftarah: Isaiah 6:1 – 7:6; 9:5 - 6
Regina Waldman at Erev Shabbat Services Friday, February 6
Did you know that Baghdad was 40% Jewish until the 1940's?
Few are aware that nearly one million Jews were made refugees from Arab countries. Come hear Regina Waldman, chair of JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) tell her family story of exile from Libya. Regina Waldman has testified in Congress, the UN, and lectures at universities, human rights commissions, synagogues, churches and community centers.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat 6:00 p.m. Teen Shabbat 7:30 Erev Shabbat Service
8:30 a.m. Torah Study (Rabbi Bohm) 10:00 a.m. Minyan Service
Leader: Avi Lowe Reader: Janice Alper D’var: Rabbi David Katz
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
Torah Portion: Tetzavech Exod. 27:20 – 30:10 Haftarah: Esther 7:1; 8:15 - 17
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
7:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service
8:30 a.m. Torah Study (Rabbi Berk) 10:00 a.m. Minyan Service
Leader: Al Kohn Reader: Mary Marshall D’var Torah: Jane Lazerow
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service with Bat Mitzvah of Portia Krichman, daughter of Leslie Simon and Michael Krichman
Social Hall on Wed., March 18 at 7 p.m. It is a joy to contemplate the privilege of blessing your child at the milestone of Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Along with joys come the details. You should have received a packet of information and details concerning the setting of dates. If you did not and believe your child is eligible, please www.cbisd.org 3 contact Sonia Martinez immediately at 858 535-1111, ext. 3110, or firstname.lastname@example.org
WAS YOUR CHILD BORN IN 1998?
If so, please attend the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Family Meeting in the David and Dorothea Garfield
Afternoon Enrichment Program for Adults
Unless otherwise noted, RSVP online at www.cbisd.org/rsvp, visit www.cbisd. org/daytimers, or contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at email@example.com, or co-chairs Sima Oppenheimer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 858 792-0406, or Cynthia Wexler at email@example.com, or 619 291-4355.
PHOTOGRAPHIC ADVENTURES: A LIFE IN RETIREMENT
Thursday, April 16, 1:30 P.M.
Steve Gould will talk about his journey into his new “life after life” and about some of the trips and experiences he has had in order to capture the images for his artwork. He will also share some of his beautiful finished pieces. After he retired, Steve discovered Photoshop and the digital photography world, and learned that he could show and sell his artwork. It has effectively become a new career for him. Steve looks for nature’s myriad colors, textures and complex patterns, especially in those moments that are fleeting and never to be repeated. In addition to traditional landscape photography, he draws his inspiration from the “underwaterscape” (he’s an experienced SCUBA diver) and from compositions he finds on our local beaches. Fee: $5 per person. RSVP by Thursday, April 9.
with Andy Friedenberg Thursday, February 19
Learn what’s hot and what’s not in 2008-9 in the world of film. Four days before the 81st Annual Academy Awards, Academy member Andy Friedenberg, Director of the Cinema Society of San Diego, shares his thoughts with us about this year’s Oscar candidates. He will reveal his predictions of the big winners and lots of film lore that will fascinate and entertain. Don't miss the chance to get the scoop on “Oscar” buzz. $5 per person. Register and pay by Thursday, February 12.
THE CHAGALL WINDOWS: A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
with Sydney Wexler Thursday, March 19
An exciting presentation including a slide show and discussion about the windows created by Marc Chagall for the synagogue in the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. These world-renowned works of art reflect Chagall’s visionary artistic interpretation of subjects found in the Hebrew Bible. Viewing and discussing the Chagall Windows provide a lesson and a joyful experience as we blend contemporary art with the Bible. $5 per person. Register and pay by Thursday, March 12.
FEBRUARY DINER FORUM
To join the Men’s Club, call Bob Metz at 619 286-8416.
YOM HASHOAH CANDLE PACKING
Sunday, March 15 from 8:00 a.m.
The Men’s Club distributes Yom Hashoah candles to CBI members each year to encourage all of us to remember the Holocaust. Join us as we pack and address 1400 candles for mailing. All volunteer help is welcome. Packing will run until early afternoon in the social hall. FREE REFRESHMENTS. RSVP to Mike Rose 858 535-1111, ext. 3800.
THANKS TO MEN’S CLUB USHERS
Thanks to the friendly Men's Club ushers who passed out your prayer books and literature at Friday Shabbat Services this past month: Don Greenberg, Walter Hauer, Steve Laufer, Michael Heinzman, Arthur Levy, Jim Malkus, Bob Metz, Michael Rose, Ken Jacobs, Marty Klitzner, Christopher DiLeo and Richard Rosenberg.
Our February Dinner Forum speaker is not yet determined. Please watch the Web site and e-newsletter for details.
MEN’S DISCUSSION GROUP
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a lively and enlightening open discussion of current topics. Men's Club membership is not required and there is no charge for this event.
MEN’S CLUB EMBRACE-A-FAMILY GIFT COLLECTIONS A SUCCESS
The Men’s club collected hundreds of dollars worth of toys and gift certificates at its December Holiday program. The donations were collected for Jewish Family Service's Embrace-A-Family program which helps families to have a joyous holiday. Thank you to all who donated.
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
All Men’s Club members are invited for a lively discussion of Men’s Club and CBI activities at Board meetings the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.. We follow with dinner at a nearby restaurant. Call Bob Metz for information at 858 535-1111, ext. 3800. 4 www.cbisd.org
Adult Learners Network
CBI BOOK CLUB
Unless otherwise noted, RSVP online at www.cbisd.org/rsvp, visit www.cbisd.org/aln, or contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at bgraff@cbisd. org, or 858 535-1111, ext. 3800.
SUNDAY BRUNCH & LEARN:
You Shall Be Holy - The How and Why of Personal Jewish Values Two Sundays, April 19, 26 at 9:00 a.m.
Rabbi Lenore Bohm will discuss cultivating character (middot) through knowing ourselves, expressing gratitude, living with good manners (derech eretz), being truthful, and managing anger and envy. No fee. RSVP by Monday, April 13.
Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.
New members are always welcome. In January we will discuss Night, by Eli Wiesel, Mar 26 (Thurs): Dancing Arabs, by Sayed Kashua, April 23 (Thurs): undecided, May 21 (Thurs): Moscow Rules, by Daniel Silva. No fee. Contact Louise Winheld at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nancy Abelon at email@example.com
JEWISH MEDICAL ETHICS HOT TOPICS AND JEWISH TEXTS:
Downtown Kallah (study) with Rabbi Berk, February 18 and Every Third Wednesday, Through May, 12:00 p.m.
Law Office of Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg & Bagley LLP, 600 West Broadway, Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92101 Each one-hour session will focus on subjects of contemporary interest. We will study from traditional rabbinic texts, mostly the Babylonian Talmud and apply the teachings of our sages to our lives. No experience studying Talmud is required and participants (CBI members) may join us whenever they can attend. Space is limited to CBI members and RSVPs are required. No fee. CBI members only. Bring your own lunch; beverages provided. Contact Bonnie Graff regarding lunch venues in the building. Building parking $2 per 15 minutes. RSVP one week ahead.
With Rabbi Michael Berk, Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis, Rev. Jim Standiford and Imam Taha Hassane Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Jewish, Protestant, Catholic and Muslim clergy will engage in an open and spirited panel discussion on a topic of contemporary interest. A Q&A session will follow, moderated by Irv Kass. No fee. RSVP online by Wednesday, April 15.
with Janine Feldman, M.D., Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., February 26; March 5, 19, 26
This class covers fundamental principles of Jewish ethics and values that can be used to bring clarity to controversial issues in contemporary medicine. Fee: $25 for CBI members; $40 for nonmembers. Register and pay online by Thursday, February 19.
TASTE OF JUDAISM
Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.,
This is a three-session beginners’ guide to God, Torah and Israel, taught by Rabbi Lenore Bohm. Taste of Judaism is co-sponsored by the United Jewish Federation and the Union for Reform Judaism. Nonmembers, Jews and nonJews are welcome. Reservations are required at www.jewishinsandiego.com, or contact Rachel Kitt at 858 737-7149, or firstname.lastname@example.org..
SAVE THE DATE:
Eisman Israel Scholar in Residence Weekend with Rabbi Donniel Har tman May 8-9, 2009
CBI is honored to present the inaugural Eisman Israel Scholar-in-Residence Weekend featuring Rabbi Donniel Hartman, co-director of the Shalom Hartman Institutue in Jerusalem, Israel. Rabbi Hartman is the founder of some of the most extensive education and enrichment programs for educators and rabbis in Israel and North America. He earned a doctorate in Jewish philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in political philosophy and religion. Details will follow about the first in a series of biennial learning weekends led by Israel scholars and artists, all made possible by the generosity of Al and Naomi Ruth Eisman.
LUNCH & LEARN:
GOD & FREUD
with Amy Hirschberg Lederman and Ray Lederman Saturday, April 18 at 12:00 p.m.
Is Jewish observance an obsession or the key to spirituality? This presentation will offer insights about Jewish observance from both spiritual and psychological perspectives and will help you better understand the needs, longings and drives that underlie our desire to experience Judaism and God. Amy Hirschberg Lederman is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist, author, Jewish educator and public speaker. $15 for CBI members; $25 for nonmembers. RSVP and pay online by Monday, April 13
Are you new to Judaism, raising Jewish children, or just interested in learning more? CBI welcomes you and has designed these classes to give you an introduction to the warm celebration of Jewish life.
Bouquets for Bonnie!
Surprise, Bonnie! For over 25 years, you have brought your energy and dedication to the many facets of our temple. Your heartfelt service has brightened our lives and enhanced our synagogue community in more ways than we can count. In deep appreciation for your many years of service and friendship, CBI is honoring you on Friday, April 17, 2009 at a special Shabbat celebration. A Save the Date announcement will appear here in the final version of this issue. -- Joanne Gimbel, Barbara Goldman, Gail Malkus, Lesley Mills, Sima Oppenheimer, Ruthe Rogow, Mary Ann Scher, Karen Shein and Cynthia Wexler
SYNAGOGUE GEOGRAPHY: EXPLORING OUR SACRED SPACE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 7:00 P.M.
Rabbi Michael Berk takes you on a fascinating behind-the scenes tour that reveals little-known facts about our campus and takes the mystery out of the ritual items found in the sanctuary. Afterwards you’ll enjoy refreshments as you connect with others exploring Judaism and have a chance to “shmooze” (socialize) with Rabbi Berk. No fee but please register for planning purposes by Tuesday, February 10. Register online at www.cbisd.org/rsvp or contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at email@example.com or 858 535-1111 ext. 3800.
PASSOVER STEP BY STEP TUESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 7:00 P.M.
After this fun evening of instruction, ideas, music, recipies and hands-on practice lead by Director of Education Emeritus Helene Schlafman, you will be able to comfortably design and lead your own Seder. No fee but please register for planning purposes by Tuesday, March 3. Register online at www.cbisd.org/rsvp or contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858 535-1111 ext. 3800.
Join us at the URJ Pacific Southwest Council Regional Biennial Convention
OUTREACH SHABBAT DINNER AND SERVICE FRIDAY, MARCH 27
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.; Service at 7:30 p.m. This moving Shabbat service will honor our interfaith families, Jews-by-choice and non-Jewish members who embrace Jewish traditions and often play a key role in raising Jewish children. Members of our community will share their personal stories in sermonettes. All are welcome to attend and the preceding dinner offers a great opportunity to get to know others who are new to Judaism and/or expanding their knowledge. Dinner: $25 per person, $9 for children ages 2-12. No fee for individuals enrolled in Basic Judaism. RSVP and pay online by Friday, March 23 at www.cbisd.org/rsvp. For more information contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at email@example.com or call 858 535-1111, ext. 3800.
Come for the weekend or for the day on Saturday. See you there! -- Judy Fisher, Member of the Regional Biennial Steering Committee. For more information or to register, go to urj.org/psw/resources/biennial/
Religious Educuation and the Survival of Life
The Religious School students will be participating in the Environmental Fair this year. What will the next environmental consciousness raising exercise look like? What, simply put, will be necessary to save our planet? Very often theology develops in response to social/political circumstances. When the Temple was destroyed by the Romans and there was no longer a place to offer sacrifices, the Rabbis developed the idea of a God who wants to hear prayers, not smell sacrifices. When we were thrown out of Spain in 1492 and our social world collapsed, our Rabbis added the concept of “tikkun olam,” the repair of the world, to our theological repertoire. Now we need new theological ideas to respond to the environmental crisis. At one time - in order to protect the earth - it was enough to teach that we should all “tend our garden like Adam.” It may not be enough now. At one time - in order to motivate us to action - it was enough to say that we are “God’s partner in repairing the world.” It may not be enough now. What is required now is “a theology of urgency” that includes a more aggressive vocabulary to confront the global crisis. Our children must see themselves as God’s “armed forces, soldiers in a battle against time.” Our children must “mobilize” and “organize a military-like campaign” to “fight” to save the earth. It is not enough to teach our children to “tend” the beautiful earth, so that they view themselves as friendly gardeners lovingly watering the flowers. We are irresponsible if we do not characterize the global crisis as just that – a crisis - choosing appropriate metaphors, analogies and symbolism to express the urgency which is necessary to survive. We have some appropriate teachings already. Said Rabbi Levi ben Hiyyata about the connection between a balanced natural order and human survival: “... without earth, there is no rain, and without rain, the earth cannot endure, and without either, humans cannot exist (Genesis Rabbah, 13:3) But we need more. We need a theology that connects individual responsibility, the common fate of all living creatures and urgent action. Where to start? At Temple – with religious education. The inculcation of values and beliefs is the first step and the best hope for our survival. L’shalom, Rabbi David Katz Director of Congregational Learning
The Wonderful, the Versatile Jessica Kretzer!
component of the three trimesters which make up 7th grade. “Our students are on the brink of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. It is important that they know where our people come from so they can decide what role they want to play in our people’s future,”says Jessica. By Michelle Berkowitz Our religious school students are thrilled when they learn that they can be in Jessica Kretzer’s class in 4th, 7th, 8th and CBI High. Jessica has been teaching in our Religious School Program for three years and brings Judaism to life in a way that engages her students and gives them confidence in their Jewish knowledge. Young or "old," our students always greet Jessica with a warm smile or a hug. In 4th grade, her students learn about Torah and Israel. They become wellversed in the weekly parasha and the cities, politics and people of Israel. Jewish American History is a core In 8th grade, Jessica teaches Comparative Religions. Students examine a wide variety of religions, asking questions, challenging the thought process of religious perspectives and participating in discussions and debates. This year, Jessica introduced a new elective into our high school program: Images of God. Students explore how modern music, movies and literature depict God and relationships with God. They dissect why we look for images of God and what Judaism has to say about each representation we find in various media: cartoons, movies, radio and books. Jessica is originally from Houston, Texas where her family still belongs to Congregation Beth Israel of Houston. She worked for five years as a madrichah (teacher's aide) there while a middle and high schooler. She earned a Bachelor's degree in deaf education at the University of Texas at Austin, and taught fifth grade religious school at Austin's Congregation Beth Israel. Jessica relocated to San Diego in 2004 and received her Master's degree in Deaf Education from San Diego State University. When not teaching at Beth Israel, Jessica teaches deaf students with mulitple handicaps and special needs at Madison High School. She married Mark Rubenshtein in May 2008. We are so lucky to have Jessica on our teaching staff and at all levels of CBI’s Religious School.
Women of Beth Israel
HELP RACHEL’S WOMEN’S CENTER SERVE DINNER SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT 5:00 P.M.
Rachel’s is a temporary downtown shelter for homeless women. WBI provides meals and companionship and collects items for the facility. A basket for the collection of small toiletries and unused cosmetic samples is available at all WBI events. Please bring what you can, or drop off at CBI Reception desk at your convenience. We provide dinner for the very appreciative residents every second Sunday of the month. If you’d like to prepare and donate a portion of the meal and help serve, contact Julianne Markow at 858 344-5088, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bonnie Graff at 858 5355111, ext. 3800.
Thank you to Sheila Bliss, Betsy Haubrich, Janet Perlman and Elaine Tenen for ushering in January.
SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART TOUR SUNDAY, MARCH 22 AT 2:00 P.M.
Join Women of Beth Israel for Sunday afternoon coffee, pastry, and art at the San Diego Museum of Art. The highlight of the afternoon will be private, docent-led tours of the exhibit Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of Africa. This multimedia exhibition explores historic and contemporary representations of the black female body in both African and Western arts. Fee: $20 per person; $10 per SDMA member. After March 16 tickets are available at the door for $25 per person, $15 per SDMA member. Register online by Monday, March 16 at www.cbisd.org/rsvp. For more information or to RSVP contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at email@example.com or call 858 535-1111 ext. 3800 or email Julianne Markow at julianne@ markow.net or Kathie McKirdy at kathiemckirdy@ yahoo.com
Attention all committees, auxiliaries, boards, chavurot, and room parents! Put on your oven mitts and get ready to rumble! Get your best recipes together and compete in the cook-off. There is no limit on the number of entries per group.
To Enter: Send in your group's name and names of recipes to be entered. Competition categories: Appetizers, Jewish holidays, Soups and Desserts. Entrants are asked to prepare a small dish to serve five judges and one larger dish to serve 10-15 guests. Please do not mix meat and milk within the same dish, or recipe and no pork, shellfish, or imitation products. Judging will be by celebrity guests including Master of Ceremonies, Sam the Cooking Guy (Sam Zien) and audience participation. Bring your entire group to cheer for your team. Prizes awarded to top competitors. $20 per CBI member; $30 per non-member. ALL CBI members are invited whether submitting a recipe or not. Deadline for entering the recipe competition: February 1. RSVP to attend by Friday, February 20, at www.cbisd.org/ rsvp. Questions? Contact Joanne Gimbel at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Program Director Bonnie Graff at email@example.com, or 858 535-1111 ext, 3800.
Early Childhood Education
Contact the preschool office regarding all Early Childhood events and programs at 858 535-1144, ext. 3120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stand with Israel
MESSAGE FROM NEW COMMITTEE CHAIR, DR. JONATHAN SIEGEL
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the incoming chair of the Stand with Israel Committee and to share some news about our committee. The Stand with Israel committee has always upheld and reniforced the solidarity of Congregation Beth Israel with the State of Israel. We are currently re-forming with a new structure, a new plan and renewed energy toward that purpose. I'm excited about bringing together my love of Israel and my long-time association with CBI. I'm a San Diego native who celebrated my Bar Mitzvah at CBI. I lived in Israel on a kibbutz during 10th grade and spent another year at Tel Aviv University. Currently I'm a physician at Kaiser Permanente. My wife, Barbara Lounsbury serves on the CBI board and my three children, Max, Rebecca and Benjamin have grown up in CBI's Religious School and youth groups. Look for future reports from me as the Stand with Israel committee again becomes an integral part of CBI life.
BILL AND SID RUBIN PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT SEASON FOR THE 2009-2010 YEAR HAS BEGUN
The Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool is open to children two years of age through Junior Kindergarten. It offers the very best in early childhood education, providing a program rich in Jewish culture, tradition and values. Baby and toddler parent-participation programs are also offered. Our early childhood department provides a warm, nurturing experience for the whole family. Call now for an enrollment application and/or to arrange a school tour with Early Childhood Education Director Tammy Vener.
TOT SHABBAT: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AND MARCH 6
Join us for a family-friendly Shabbat Service at 6:00 p.m. If you'd like to stay for dinner after the Service (6:30-7:15 p.m.), RSVP online or to 858.535.1144, ext. 3120. $12 per adult, $6 per young child (2-12) and $2 per non-eating child (under 2 only). Dinner reservations due the Monday prior.
MY FAMILY & ME: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AND MARCH 1
My Family and Me is a free program, open to the community and designed for families with children ages 6 months to 4 years. My Family and Me features the celebration of Jewish holidays and activities through songs, art and cooking. Come learn about Tu B'Shevat on February 8 and Purim on March 1. 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the South Social Hall. No RSVP needed. Bring a friend!
TWO NEW WEEKDAY PROGRAMS FOR TODDLERS AND PARENTS
Both Classes Require Registration. Contact the preschool office for details. Songbirds Music with Diana Davidson From 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through March 18 This class is a community of families sharing songs, rhythm games and instrument play together in a fun, safe, Jewish environment. You will be learning music through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of all children. An important part of this class is parent education that will help parents/ caregivers understand and enhance their child's music development. Shabbat Together with Sara Kupor From 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Fridays through March 20 This class is free and open to the entire community. Come learn and celebrate Shabbat on Friday mornings. This class will include singing, story time, celebration and snack. Meet new friends, bring your play group and enjoy a wonderful morning.
Jonathan Siegel in Jerusalem with wife, Barbara and children Ben and Rebecca.
Families enjoyed CBI's Preschool Pajama Chanukah in December.
Social Action/Tikkun Olam
You are not required to complete the work, yet you are not allowed to desist from it. – Pirkei Avot 2:21
NEXT KNIT AND NOSH GET TOGETHER SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AND MARCH 15 AT 9:00 A.M.
Meet at Café Beth Israel to make “squares” and to stitch blanket squares together for needy babies at Vista Hill. It’s easy to learn! Kits of yarn, needles and instructions are available at the CBI office. This is a wonderful mitzvah. No experience necessary. To help, or to learn more, contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at 858 535-1111, ext. 3800, or Susan Volsky at 858 259-1667, email@example.com.
2nd San Diego Walk for Darfur, Sunday, March 29 at 9 a.m.
Show your commitment to stopping the genocide in Darfur! Walk with your neighbors, friends and other concerned citizens. Join us at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay. Contributions will support the Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund of American Jewish World Service. Register online at www.SanDiegoWalkforDarfur.org. To volunteer and/or receive more information, contact Ami Minteer at Aminteer@cox.net or 619 593-8005.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Last December 14 we dodged a predicted rain storm and 12 hardy souls from CBI met at a Habitat work site in Carlsbad. Part of the group nailed sheeting on the second story roof of a six unit condo while those that did not like heights installed windows. This was the 16th work party sponsored by CBI Social Action Committee and chaired by Glenn Farber. We have had 167 participants since our first adventure in July 2004. This converts to over 1300 hours that CBI has contributed to helping Habitat for Humanity provide housing for needy families. Our next work party is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, but hopefully we can get moved up. For more information contact Glenn Farber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRITE A LETTER TO A U.S. SOLDIER, FRIDAYS, JANUARY 9 AND FEBRUARY 13
Join us after Shabbat services to write a letter to a U.S. soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. Paper, pens, crayons will be provided. Help CBI purchase items for care packages (cost $30/ box). Make checks payable to CBI with “SAC/Adopt a US Soldier” in the memo. Mail to CBI, Attn. Bonnie Graff. Information: email@example.com.
Communities in Schools, New Orleans. With over $6000. raised, purchases have included testing materials, mentoring time, school uniforms and many more desperately needed educational tools. You can now go online to cisneworleans.org and make a pledge or buy a tribute in any amount in someone's honor or memory. Remember, many people donating small amounts does make a difference. Contact Bonnie Graff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Barbara Ziering at email@example.com.
THE HUNGER PROJECT
CBI provides volunteers to prepare and serve breakfast every Sunday from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Contact Vicki Raun at 858 535-1111, ext. 3500, or firstname.lastname@example.org. JFS Hand Up Youth Food Pantry CBI will be continuously collecting nonperishable food items. Please drop donations in the bins located at the front and back entries to CBI. Cash donations are also very much appreciated. Contact Bonnie Graff at 858 535-1111 ext. 3800 or email@example.com
HOUSEHOLD COLLECTIBLES FOR JFS RUNS MARCH 13 - APRIL 19
Do a little spring house cleaning and donate household items! Check our Web site at www.cbisd.org/sac for specifics.
MAKE IT HAPPEN IN NEW ORLEANS!
Make It Happen, the networking philianthopic project, is now more than halfway towards its goal of raising $10,000 for
COLLECTING FOR JFS HAND UP YOUTH FOOD PANTRY
Let’s celebrate Purim by giving to those who are less fortunate. CBI is continuously collecting non-perishable food items. Please drop donations in the bins located at the front and back entries to CBI. Cash donations are also very much appreciated. Contact Bonnie Graff at 858/535-1111 ext. 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students in CBI's Religious School write and decorate letters that will be sent in care packages to U.S. soldiers serving overseas.
By Penny Jennewein
CBI YOUTH HOTLINE: 858 535-1111, EXT. 3100, OR JGIMBEL@CBISD.ORG
WHAT'S A PIG DOING IN THE CBI YOUTH LOUNGE?
BITY has a new addition to the youth group: a pig. BITY's pig, however, is not real but a recycled water jug in the shape of a pig that is being used as a tzedakah box. The pig's debut came last year at a BITY event on the environment. It is now being used to hold money BITY is raising in support of NFTY's Nothing But Nets campaign. Nothing But Nets is an organization that works to prevent malaria through the distribution of bed nets (For more information visit: www. nothingbutnets.org). Malaria affects 500 million people worldwide, and the 10 bed nets that BITY's fundraising will pay for, will make a small difference in that number. BITY has raised $71.50 towards this effort, but we want to reach our goal of $100. Come by the Novak Youth Lounge and help us fight malaria!
Visit www.cbisd.org/youth for the most current information and pictures. RSVP for events at least 48 hours in advance.
BITY AND TASTY GET ICY!
In January BITY got together with TASTY (Temple Adat Shalom) for a joint ice skating extravaganza event! Over 30 teens from all over San Diego mingled, schmoozed, and skated. They also enjoyed a huge communal Havdalah and an informative social action program about Nothing But Nets.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Israeli Teen Shabbat Services 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. @ CBI - $5
FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 1
NFTY SoCal Social Justice Kallah (BITY members only)
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Teen Shabbat Jam with Kavanah (Solel’s teen band) 6:00 -9:00 p.m. @ CBI - $5
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
BITY LOCK-IN! Spend the night with BITY. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. - $25
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
NOAR’s Night O’ Games 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. @ CBI - $10
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
J2's Think, Play and Create at the New Children’s Museum 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Meet @ CBI - $15 www.cbisd.org 11
THREE MINUTES OF YOUR TIME
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS BRIEFING
By Judi Schwarz A sub-committee is presently reviewing the bylaws of Congregation Beth Israel with the task of recommending any appropriate language changes. The last major review of the bylaws occurred approximately 10 years ago. The board discussed some of the potential bylaws changes identified by the subcommittee. The sub-committee will now consider the board’s input and will present its final recommendations at a future meeting. Any changes to the by-laws that are approved by the board would be subject to approval by the congregation in a vote at the Annual Meeting in May. In response to a board member’s question, Treasurer and President-elect Ron Simon announced that CBI’s endowment fund was not invested with any institutions affected by the Madoff scandal. Our funds are invested through the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF). The Bank of New York-Mellon acts as trustee for the funds invested by the JCF. JCF employs an independent advisor that assists JCF’s investment committee in selecting investments for the JCF funds. CBI’s investments are approximately 2/3 in stock mutual funds and 1/3 in bond mutual funds. CBI’s finance committee meets regularly to review the investment performance of our endowment funds. President Amy Corton reported that we are mid-way through the “Light the Way” annual giving campaign. She reminded board members to make their own contributions if they have not done so. It is hoped that additional contributions will be forthcoming from individuals wanting to take their charitable deduction in 2009 instead of 2008. Emily Jennewein, chair of the search committee, reported that additional applications from candidates for our Assistant/ Associate Rabbi position have been forwarded by the Placement Office of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). A second candidate has been invited for an on site visit and additional interviews in January. Other applicants are progressing through the preliminary interview process. The CBI Board meets monthly, generally on the third Thursday of each month, starting at 5:00 p.m. Board meetings are usually open to the general membership. We ask that for planning purposes, you call or email Heather Taylor-Williams at 858.536.1111 ext. 3113 if you plan to attend.
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In memory of: Rose Kaplan by Cathie Atkins, Seth and Cameron Kaplan Sam Levine by Linda and Jerry Goldberg, Valerie Leman and Ross Cohen Mike Lando by Bonnie and Kevin Hall Anna Recht by Beverly Hecker-Bernstein Anne M. Kauderer by VADM and Mrs. Bernard Kauderer Rabbi Melvin Weinman by Sandy and Arthur Levinson Carol Seidenwurm by Cindy and Lorne Polger Morris Alfassa by Allen Strauss Eli Welt by Doris Welt and family
RABBI BERK’S FUND
Contribution by: Patricia and Marvin Spira, Sylvia Weider-Amber In appreciation: To Rabbi for officiating at Libby Brown’s marriage to Scott Neuberger by David S. Brown For the pre-nuptial blessin for Brian and Becky Gross by Joani and Steve Gross Of prayers for good health for Charlotte Resnick by Thelma Karamer To Rabbi for helping Sarah Levy become a Bat Mitzvah by Susan and Denis Levy To Rabbi for officiating at the marriage of Beverly Bass to Ben Press by Ben Press In honor of: Toby and Norman Rubin’s reaffirmation of vows by Neal L. Rubin In memory of: Samuel Lampert, Louis Lampert, Pauline Segal by Miss Lynne Barbara Binder William Dempsey by Betty Byrnes Ethel Nemeth by Simma and Paul Nemeth Eli Welt by Doris Welt and family
BILL AND SID RUBIN PRESCHOOL
In appreciation: To Vicki Raun for the lovely book by Miss Lynne Barbara Binder In memory of: Jessica Pearlman by Edgar Berner Sam Levine by Brenda Favish Fred Poncia by Michelle, Eric, Satchel and Charlotte Breier Bill Rubin, Sidney Rubin, Bill Burnett by Jeanette Rubin-Burnett
In appreciation: Of Bonnie Graff ’s kindness by Ellen Fox Leslie Mark and Ken Gross’ hospitality after Scholar in Residence by Bonnie Graff
In memory of: Raisa Vayser by Jacob Vayser, Dean Vayser Emanuel Yavner by Joyce Blumberg Harry Gutterman by Jeanne and Mark Dillon C. Walter Rowland by Jeff Easton Jennie Feldman by Daniel Feldman Norman Ginsburg by Barbara Goldman and Howard Katz Sam Levine by Joan Karlin and Paul Resnick Harriet Paul by Bunny Kunin and Hank Gotthelf Marilyn Choy by Marcia Lane and family Harris Libby by Pat Libby and Michael Eichler Carol Seidenwurm by Arlene and Jerry Rosen Esther Wiernikoff Farber by Elizabeth F. Rubin Sol Manheim by Richard Schulman Evelyn Grigst by Arlette, Greg, Julie and Harrison Smith Lewis Solomon by Herbert J. and Elene Solomon Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Samuel Streichler by Rosalind and Jerry Streichler
Contribution by: Barbara Bloom, Jona Rose and James Feinberg, Donna and Bob Gans, Frank and Lee Goldberg Foundation, Sagel Gootel, Laurie Price and Stephen Wax, Patricia and Marvin Spira, Maxine Stromberg, Maxine and Gerald Trimble, Judy and Harold Wilensky In honor of: Sallye and Larry Krause’s anniversary by Kol Emet Chavurah And Mazel Tov on Alena Silberman becoming a Bat Mitzvah, George Weise’s milestone birthday by Bonnie and Barry Graff Our granddaughter, Samara Muller-Peters by Esther and Marcel Muller Our father’s recovery by Carole and Howard Robin Etta Schankerman’s birthday by Ina and Walter Hines, Jane and Syd Shore Cynthia and Sydney Wexler by David Wexler In memory of: Rabbi Melvin Weinman by Debbie Gerber, Marla and Gordon Gerson Sylvia Robin by Debbie Gerber, Arlene LaPlante and Russ Wagner, Michele Rakoff and Alan Sieroty, John R. Urofsky Minnie Hershfield by Ernie Abbit Sydell Acheatel by Cliff Acheatel Clara Victor by Sally Brotman Martin Graner by Lynette and Sherwin Chasen Eleanor and Harry Epsten by Lynn and Bert Epsten Richard Farber by Henrietta Farber
CANTOR BERNSTEIN MUSIC FUND
In appreciation: Of Cantor by Allison Cohen, Patricia and Marvin Spira Of Abbi Hirschfeld, Jeff Myers, Louis Rosen, Myla Wingard, Buddy Voit and Andy Mayer for their beautiful music by Miss Lynne Barbara Binder Of Libby Brown and Scott Neuberger’s beautiful wedding ceremony by David S. Brown To Cantor for the touching memorial service for Carol Seidenwurm by Linda and Ed Janon To Cantor for helping Sarah Levy become a Bat Mitzvah by Susan and Denis Levy To Cantor for singing “Always” at our wedding by Beverly and Ben Press To Cantor for all that she does by Sylvia Weider-Amber Family Foundation To Cantor for Rabbi Melvin Weinman’s funeral services and shiva minyan by Joshua Weinman and family In honor of: The birth of Miles and Elias, Bonnie and Barry Graff ’s grandsons by Joanne and Ken Gimbel
LEARNER’S COMMUNITY (ADULT EDUCATION)
In appreciation: Of wishing for a speedy recovery for Stan Bliss by Bonnie and Barry Graff In honor of: Gregg Bliss’ promotion to Colonel, US Army by Sheila and Stan Bliss In memory of: Sam Levine by Nancy and Dean Ableon, Sheila and Stan Bliss, Kathy Beitscher, Bonnie Graff, Fern and Al Kohn, Mary Ann and George Scher, Cynthia and Sydney Wexler Frances Fenton by Bonnie Graff
Rose Levy by Marcia and Leonard Fram Ruben Finkel by Debra Frischer Mildred Cherubin by Marla and Gordon Gerson Norm Ginsburg by Bonnie and Barry Graff Leo Heffler by Fran and Joel Heffler J.M. Hepps by Iris and Howard Harris Gladys Brown by Ruth and Jim Harris Alfred Heumann by Ruth Heumann Jean Binderfeld, Phillip Hoffman by Sue and Art Hoff man Bessie Levy by Beatrice Hyman Josephine Vetter by Aaron and Robert Kolkey Tobias Kramer by Joan Kramer Frances Zelick, Esther Kutner by Joan and Leon Kutner Carrie Miller by Sherrie Lowenstein Ernest Matzner by Janet and Louis Matzner Isadore Mishuck by Evelyn and Eli Mishuck Sidney Moskowitz by Barry and Ted Moskowitz Anna Binder Klein by Barbara Roth Sarah Selikowitz by Rae and Ed Samiljan Elsie Strich by Ruth and W.E. Strich Henry Weissenberg by Idelle Weissenberg
In honor of: The birth of Miles Judah and Elias Ruben Graff Zivin by Madeline and Lewis Cohen In memory of: Chia bat Ischia (Ida Bortz Moldofsky) by Barbara Krueger Joseph Weiss, Harry Weiss by Ruth Weiss
Carol Seidenwurm by MaryAnn and George Scher
LOUIS AND LEE TEMKIN FUND (HUNGER PROJECT)
In memory of: Isadore Rozansky, Blair Temkin by Leah and Robert Temkin
TORAH STUDY AND MINYAN
In honor of: Sallye and Larry Krause’s wedding anniversary by Tammy Luckett, Cynthia and Sydney Wexler In memory of: Edwin Hockstein by Charlotte Hockstein Caroline Deutsch by Marcie and Cantor Sheldon Merel Gladys Baba by Sally and Joseph Nalven
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In memory of: Shirley Geller by Sue, Jackie and Shelby Geller
RABBI’S YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
In memory of: Esther Silver Rakofsky by Sybil and Barrie Grossman
WOMEN OF BETH ISRAEL
In honor of: The birth of Miles Judah and Elias Ruben Graff Zivin, Bonnie and Barry Graff ’s grandsons by Joani and Steve Gross
CAMPERSHIP FUNDS CAMPERSHIP FUND
In honor of: Alena Cahill Silberman becoming a Bat Mitzvah by MaryAnn and George Scher In memory of: Norman Ginsburg by Suzi and Bernie Feldman Benjamin James Layton by Robin and Joth Layton
STAND WITH ISRAEL
In memory of: Nathan Bloom by Ruth Bloom
In memory of:
Ida Bortz Moldofsky by Barbara Krueger
In memory of: David E. Gerstein by Joanne Gerstein Hein, Herb, Adam and Natalie Hein
ENDOWMENT AND DESIGNATED FUNDS ROBERT BREITBARD FUND (SPORTS PROGRAMS)
In memory of: Harry Cohn by Barbara and Joe Schloss
DONA SHENKMAN/WBI CAMPERSHIP FUND
In memory of: Dave Levinson by Jeanne Gill
Contribution by: Miss Lynne Barbara Binder, Robert Filderman, Tora Grossman, Diane Krell-Bates, Janet Murray, Sally and Joe Nalven, Ron Newell, David and Shelly Odelson, Linda and Larry Okmin, Marilyn and Charles Perrin, Linda and Shearn Platt, Alison and Steve Prager, Thelma and Lou Press, Seymour Rabin, Ernest and Evelyn Rady, Cicely and Robert Reiss, Susan Resnik, Carole and Howard Robin, Lila and Robert Rockstein, Ann Adelson Rodriguez, Barbara Roth, Marilynn Rowen, Barbara and Norman Rozansky, Joseph Rubenson, Nancy and Ross Rudolph, Cookie and Bill Rubenfeld, Rae and Ed Samiljan, Hermeen Scharaga Oneg Shabbat Sponsors: Cary and Robin Eskow, Cynthia and Lorne Polger, Karen and Jeff rey Silberman, Rochelle Silverstein-Effron and Rand Eff ron
CARL ESENOFF MEMORIAL FUND (EDUCATION)
In memory of: Carl Esenoff by Ronda and Stanley Breitbard
MEMORIAL FUNDS JOAN HAAS MEMORIAL FUND
In memory of: Arthur Glickman by Bobbie and Aaron Kolkey
STANLEY AND PAULINE FOSTER FUND (EDUCATION)
In memory of: Stanley Foster, Abraham Ratner by Pauline Foster
JACOB NOVAK MEMORIAL FUND
In memory of: Carolyn Rubin, Rae Shumacher by Harriet and Alan Shumacher
LILLIAN NOVAK MEMORIAL FUND
In memory of: Joseph Silverman by Harriet and Alan Shumacher
MILDRED & PAUL NUDELMAN MEMORIAL FUND (HUNGER PROJECT)
In memory of: Mariam Waisman by Zachary Braunstein
SHEARN PLATT FUND (YOUTH TO ISRAEL PROGRAMS)
In memory of: Marci Ann Platt by Linda and Shearn Platt
LIBRARY FUNDS BILL AND GEORGE BURNETT FAMILY MEMORIAL LIBRARY FUND
In memory of: William Burnett by Barbara Lauer
VICTOR J. SCHULMAN FUND (TEMPLE BEAUTIFICATION)
In memory of:
CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL
9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122 Phone: 858 535-1111 Schools: 858 535-1144 Fax: 858 535-1130 Web Site: www.cbisd.org
Senior Rabbi Michael Berk email@example.com; ext. 3110 Cantor Arlene Bernstein firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 3116
Cantor Emeritus Sheldon F. Merel
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Women's Auxiliary of Seacrest Village returiement Communiteis presents its Anniversary Gala President: Amy Corton President Elect/Treasurer: Ronald Simon First Vice President/Secretary: Emily Jennewein Vice President: Sanford Feldman Vice President: Barbara Lounsbury Immediate Past President: Barbara Haworth Honorary Board Consultant: Jerold Goldberg Sherwin Chasen Kate Kassar Jerry Sampson Deborah DeBow Marty Klitzner Molly Schneider Robert Filderman Lee Levy Judi Schwartz Cynthia Fram Barbara Lubin Cynthia Wexler Heidi Gantwerk Cynthia Polger Women of Beth Israel Co Presidents: Lisa Gittleman and Marge Schane Men’s Club President: Bob Metz Cemetery & Mausoleum President and Honorary Life Consultant: Joan Jacobs BITY (Beth Israel Temple Youth) President: Jennifer Hirschorn
LET'S PARTY ON BROADWAY!
Saturday, February 21 at
with Special Guest Entertainer and Broadway Star (winner of the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy!):
Call Tiffany Melone at 760 632-0081
Remember Your Loved Ones
O N TH E CBI M E MORIAL WALL
Placing the name of your loved one on our memorial wall provides a sacred and perpetual way for our community to remember those who are dear and allow the beauty of their lives to continue to shine. For information, contact Lianne Gordon at email@example.com, or 858 535-1111, ext. 3113.
Executive Director Lesley Mills firstname.lastname@example.org Program Director Bonnie Graff email@example.com; ext. 3112 Director of Congregational Learning Rabbi David Katz firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 3125 Director of Early Childhood Tammy Vener email@example.com; ext. 3123 Director of Finance & Human Resources Kim Jaeger firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 3144 Member Services and Caring Community Coordinator Lianne Gordon email@example.com; ext. 3113 Facilities Coordinator Elaine Guerrero firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 3106 Maintenance Director Nick Reilly email@example.com; ext. 3500 Youth Director Jeremy Gimbel firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 3136 Tidings Editor & Webmaster Karen Shein Christiansen email@example.com Organist & Choir Director Robert MacLeod Director of Education Emeritus Helene Schlafman firstname.lastname@example.org; ext. 3305 Cemetery/Masoleum Rep. Executive Director Emeritus Stuart Simmons email@example.com
The Beth Israel Cemetery & Mausoleum Association
Jewish burial space for members and their relatives Savings on pre-need purchases To ask about our MOUNT OF OLIVES LAWN at El Camino Memorial Park, call Stuart Simmons at 619 871-4160, or firstname.lastname@example.org. To ask about crypts and niches in our HOME OF PEACE CORRIDORS at Cypress View Mausoleum, call 619 264-3168, or Stuart Simmons at 619 871-4160, or email@example.com.
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Purim Festivities at CBI
PURIM CARNIVAL, SUNDAY, MARCH 8 CALL FOR CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS!
CBI's Purim Carnival is a family favorite every year. Many volunteers assure its success (and have a great time too). Be one of them this year! Teen volunteers please call Jeremy Gimbel at 858-535-1111, ext. 3136 to get involved. Adult volunteers please call the School Office at 858 535-1144. Thank you!
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL PURIM, SUNDAY, MARCH 8
Class begins at 9:00 a.m., as usual. Parents are welcome beginning at 10:45 a.m. when students will show off their finest “Purim wear” in a parade, song festival, Purim storytelling and Religious School Megillah reading. Students and faculty will be in costume for the annual Purim Carnival, immediately following Religious School.ww
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: CBI parking lot. Parking available in the Gateway building, next door Inflatable Shushan (six different inflatables) Queen Esther’s Shuk Haman’s Carnival Games Mordechai’s Pony Rides Vashti’s Beauty Salon with face painting, nails, hair wraps King Ahasuerus Banquet Hall with pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, nachos, snow cones, cotton candy Tickets may be purchase at the Carnival or at Religious School on Sunday, March 1: $.50 per food and game ticket $10 per wristband for inflatables (age 5 and under) $15 per wristband for inflatables (ages 6 and up)
PURIM EXTRAVAGANZA! MONDAY, MARCH 9 FROM 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Purim Parade, Megillah Reading and Purimschpiel. Fun for the whole family from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with food and drink to follow.
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