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Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego Fall 2012 - Stav 5772
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Beth Israel Fall 2012 - Stav 5773
Beth Israel Volunteers Offer Gifts of Comfort and Compassion How congregants made good on Rabbi Berk’s Yom Kippur 2011 challenge and how we’re expanding our efforts to help those in need in our own congregation.
Is Faith Still Possible in the Modern World? Do you have to have faith in God to be a good Jew? Is it possible to believe without checking your brain at the door of the synagogue? Rabbi Berk explores the dilemma of faith in the modern world and key insights he learned this summer.
Committing to a Jewish Future: Youth Engagement Last spring Beth Israel gathered staff and parents together to find out if we really were engaging our families and our youth. The resulting “Call to Action” generated action and change that has reverberated nationwide.
High Holy Days Heavenly Eating Celebrate the New Year with delicious recipes from Beth Israel members.
11 Pull-Out Schedule of Events: September-December Pull out and keep the center spread and you’ll know exactly what’s going on at Beth Israel for the next four months. 16 Beyond Basic Judaism: A Multitude of Learning Opportunities To serve the needs and interests of our members, our educational programming is multifaceted, a blend of instructional and experiential, with appeal for young and old, via many gateways.
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24 A Time to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary Torah Join us for this truly once-in-a-lifetime Jewish experience as we welcome and dedicate our new Torah at two events, October 5 and 7.
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Welcome Beth Israel Quarterly, Our New Way to Stay In Touch • The Rabbis’ Reading list – what are our rabbis reading and recommending • A Little Nosh – the tastiest recipes from our members • In Their Own Words – members talk about meaningful ideas and experiences • Lives of Consequence – get to know our most interesting members A four-page, pull-out, centerfold section of the Quarterly will feature a synopsis of programming and services for the coming quarter. It’s designed to be pulled out and kept as a handy reference. By Emily Jennewein What do enhancing communications, protecting the environment and producing a balanced budget have to do with each other? The three converge as we proudly welcome this first edition of the Beth Israel Quarterly, a new kind of publication for our congregation. The opportunity to offer content that helps congregants connect with one another, that adds value and interest to our members’ lives, and that make us all proud to be engaged with Beth Israel, were driving forces in the development of this new format. The fact that we are also saving 200,000 pieces of paper, as well as thousands of dollars annually on postage and printing are also excellent reasons for the new quarterly schedule. I am delighted to introduce the printed Beth Israel Quarterly, at the same time as we have enhanced our member outreach with various electronic media. This first issue of the Beth Israel Quarterly is a newly designed, full-color publication with rich content that advances our community’s goals by engaging both the intellect and emotions of our readers. Issues will regularly include articles about temple governance and clergy messages. New, value-added features will include:
We hope our members who are excellent writers and photographers will contribute articles and pictures to the Quarterly. To volunteer, please contact Director Communications and Marketing Karen Shein at email@example.com. Concurrent with the introduction of the Quarterly, we’ve redesigned, renamed and re-launched e-Tidings, our weekly e-newsletter, to make it easier to read with much more visual appeal. The e-Tidings now contains brief, inviting introductions to events, services and news, and clickable links to more detail and to RSVP. Subscribe at www.cbisd.org. Beth Israel now has a very active community participating on our Facebook page, and we invite you to ‘Like’ us on Facebook to read quick updates and information about Beth Israel and our fellow members. Also this summer, our temple website, www.cbisd.org, has been enhanced with new content areas added. Not only do these initiatives keep us on the cutting edge of communications, in saving money these initiatives contribute to the wide-ranging efforts and commitment to maintain a balanced temple budget for Beth Israel. Members of the Beth Israel community are invited to contact President Emily Jennewein by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregation Beth Israel CLERGY Senior Rabbi Michael Berk Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein Associate Rabbi Michael Satz Board of Directors President Emily Jennewein President Elect & Vice President, Development Meg Mandel Vice President & Secretary Mitch Siegler Vice President, Education Meryl Maneker Treasurer Gary Hirschfeld Immediate Past President Ron Simon Honorary Board Consultants Amy Corton and Jerold Goldberg Dean Abelon, David Bark, Jenny Hill Bratt, Kaylee Brogadir, Deborah DeBow, April Fink, Nadine Finkel, Cynthia Fram, Heidi Gantwerk, Alan Haubenstock, Greg Markow,Robert Metz, Larry Newman, Marge Schane Women of Beth Israel Co-Presidents Kaylee Brogadir and Beth Tabor Men’s Club President Lou Galper Cemetery & Mausoleum President and Honorary Life Consultant Joan Jacobs Beth Israel Temple Youth President Hannah Fogg Staff Executive Director Lesley Mills Program Director Bonnie Graff Early Childhood Education Director Tammy Vener Religious School Education Director Ava Kurnow Communications/Marketing Director Karen Shein Membership/Caring Community Coordinator Judi Schwartz 150th Project Coordinator Terri Bignell Facilities Coordinator Lynn Sampson Program Coordinator Bethany Ratner Maintenance Director Nick Reilly Youth Programs Director Daniel Brenner Director of Education Emerita Helene Schlafman Cemetery/Mausoleum Representative Executive Director Emeritus Stuart Simmons The Beth Israel Quarterly is published Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer by Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego, 9001 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92122, 858 535-1111, Schools: 858 535-1144, Fax: 858 535-1130, www.cbisd.org
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Beth Israel Volunteers Offer Gifts of Comfort & Compassion Caring Community Committee Makes Good on Rabbi Berk’s Challenge
by Marge Schane, Judi Schwartz and Leslie Sebastian
“Forgive the chutzpah,” Rabbi Berk proclaimed during his Yom Kippur morning message at the beginning of our 150th anniversary year last October, “but I want to tell you what I’d like as my anniversary gift. I would like each of you to present a gift to your community to celebrate our sacred relationship with each other.” He went on to outline his vision to create a strong culture of caring. “Jews introduced to the world the revolutionary idea that all people are created in the image of God. This is a core Jewish idea. It teaches the inherent dignity of every single human being.” He challenged our congregation to embody the idea that it is our religious obligation as a community to care for one another, and 4 Fall 2012/5773
ended with a quote from the Diary of Anne Frank from March 1944: “How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment before making the world better. We can start now slowly changing the world. You can always, always, always give something, even if it is only kindness.” Many congregants responded to Rabbi’s invitation. This year, volunteers have delivered new member gift bags, made phone calls to members who are home-
bound, visited rehabilitation and long-term-care facilities, and delivered meals. We also have continued our tradition of contacting members who have a death in the family by sending a caring bereavement note and calling after the period of Shloshim. We have a corps of Kehillah callers who contact members aged 75 years and older twice a year to wish them a happy Passover and a happy new year during the High Holy days. Todah Rabbah to all the individuals who have helped with these acts of kindness! We want to expand our effort this year and will be inviting members of the Beth Israel community to do more to help each other, either for the first time, or once again.
what we do “Recently, I had the occasion to visit a Beth Israel member who was recuperating from an ankle injury in a rehabilitation In late spring, Rabbi Berk convened the talents and enthusiasm of Board member Marge Schane and Leslie Sebastian to co-chair the Caring Community Committee. With the guidance of Executive Director Lesley Mills and Caring Community Coordinator Judi Schwartz, the committee has identified goals and outlined a program structure for the coming year. With greater goals comes the need for greater involvement in our community, and that’s where you come in. Remember that one small act can make a big difference in enriching the life of another. We encourage you to contact us if you know someone in need, or are in need yourself. Your confidential communication helps us perform mitzvot and create the community of caring that we all strive for. Let us gain strength from one another as we share our joys and lighten each other’s burdens through gemilut chasadim – acts of loving kindness. Visit our Caring Community webpage at www.cbisd.org/caring or contact Judi Schwartz, membership and caring community coordinator, at 858-535-1111, ext 3113, or at email@example.com, to volunteer or to seek assistance.
facility. When I walked in he was overjoyed to see me and so appreciative that I had come to spend time with him. Whenever he sees me at Temple he comes up to me and
• Call and visit members who are ill, homebound or in need of a comforting connection • Contact members who have had a death in the family • Phone members age 75 and older during High Holy Days and before Passover • Welcome babies with a delivery of baby booties knitted by temple members
starting december 1 • Deliver a Caring Community Bag filled with homemade chicken soup, challah and a other goodies • Volunteer to visit and bring cheer, comfort and blessings to our members in hospitals and nursing homes • Send personalized birthday cards to members over age 70
thanks me again. I am convinced that this service by our Caring Community enables those recovering from an illness or injury to feel cared for and that they appreciate this kind of personalized visit.” -Caring Community Visitor and Co-Chair, Marge Schane Fall 2012/5773 5
Faith Still Possible in the Modern World? understand the question; it would seem foolish to them to consider being a Christian or Muslim without belief in God. Why is faith a dilemma for us? I think it’s because it’s not easy to believe in God. It seems to many of us, from our modern perspective, that God has changed. It used to be easier. There was no faith dilemma in the Bible. God made it very easy to have faith in Him. God was everywhere; God spoke; God worked really cool miracles. But no more. And we are challenged by faith because, for many of us, our notion of faith is that it is for the simple-minded; that faith doesn’t stand up to the scrutiny of the mind? As moderns, we are not willing to check our brains at the door of the synagogue. Another challenge is a perception that a truly religious person just seems to have a gene that made them that way. A gene that you don’t have.
By Rabbi Michael Berk
very fall we begin our Jewish year with holy days which are very challenging for Reform Jews. Our New Year and Yom Kippur observances revolve around reading from a Mahzor, the High Holy Day prayerbook – full of God talk and faith talk that many of us cannot really relate to. And that’s because matters of faith are challenging to us. This last summer Aliza and I had the wonderful opportunity to study at the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, which holds a very high level seminar for rabbis for two weeks every summer. Studying with some of the most prominent scholars in the world today, our theme this year was Dilemmas of Faith in the Modern World. One of the most common questions people ask rabbis is, do I have to have faith in God to be a good Jew? This is truly a fascinating and frankly, a uniquely Jewish question. It’s unfathomable that a Muslim or Christian would ask that question of their religious leaders. They wouldn’t even
Finally, in the biblical world, life’s choices were not as complicated as they are today. A lot in one’s life was predetermined by your birth and there weren’t a lot of options for a person to choose from – like where to live; what profession to choose; whom to
...Why is faith a dilemma for us? I think it’s because it’s not easy to believe in God. marry. Just walk into a supermarket today and you will see an array of choices the modern world presents us with that no one before us had to confront. What milk do you want: regular, low fat, reduced fat, no fat, or a milk that isn’t even a dairy product? But many of the choices we face are, of course, more profound than that. Today we ask questions like: Do we want to have children? When do we want to have children? What gender do you want your children to be? We have more choices today in our lives than at any other time in history. Today, we can change the course of our lives with the decisions we make in ways that our ancestors couldn’t even imagine. We don’t
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just pick the type of milk we’ll drink, but the way in which we live our lives, what we do, when we do it, where we belong and what we believe. We choose the world view and the faith in which we see ourselves and our reality. We need to pick and choose among myriad options we either create, or we see as plausible for us. What does this do to faith? First: faith is not obvious anymore. It is not the obvious go-to space which explains our world or gives us tools we need to live our lives. It’s but one option for moderns. So, the dilemma is that faith is not self-evident for us. There’s no given on which we can count any more. We come from a tradition that wants us to have faith. We are supposed to have faith that God has given us what we need to live good lives. It’s faith that teaches us that the best things in life are free. My faith tells me that there really is enough love to go around. There is even enough food to go around, if we could just get our act together. There is enough caring and worry. There is enough creativity. If we could all just stop and take a deep breath, we might discover, yesh lanu ha-kol, we have it all. At its best, a faith in God gives us this sense of fullness and well-being. I believe that, at its core, faith is about learning this lesson and making the changes in our lives and in our society that are necessary to live it in deeper and more beautiful ways. This summer I think the most important thing I learned was that obstacles to faith should be embraced. I learned that struggling with life’s difficult questions need not be a stumbling block to faith; but part of a faith journey. I learned that even the most pious of the faithful have to work on their faith each day. And I learned a simple niggun; a simple song which repeats a phrase that contains the most faithful words I think a person can utter; words so simple they go straight to the heart. They are words that inspire me each day to seek a stronger faith. The words are simply these, and I encourage you to really think about them: I AM ALIVE.
a time to
remember celebrate dream Saturday, November 17, 2012 Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall . 5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego 5:30 p.m. – Cocktails and Small Bites al Fresco 6:30 p.m. – Gourmet Dinner 8:00 p.m. – Mandy Patinkin in Concert 9:30 p.m. – Decadent Desserts Your RSVP is requested by Wednesday, October 10 Invitations have been mailed to all members You may also view details and RSVP online at www.cbisd.org/gala For further information contact Heather Taylor-Williams: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 858 535-1111, ext. 3126
“Dress casual” with paul ford on piano
We are very grateful for our Patrons and Corporate Sponsors whose generosity helped to underwrite this event: Maestro/Patrons Barbara and Gene Appel Melissa Garfield Bartell and Michael Bartell Judy and Larry Belinsky Rabbis Aliza and Michael Berk Bev and Len Bernstein Cassi and Dean Birnbaum Laurie Black Barbara Bloom Pamela and Ed Carnot Amy Corton and Carl Eibl Estelle and Lou Dunst Phyllis and Dan Epstein Lynn and Bert Epsten Suzi and Bernie Feldman Diane and Elliot Feuerstein
CorPorate Sponsors Alberta Feurzeig Esther and Bud Fischer Pauline Foster Carol and Ron Fox Elaine and Murray Galinson Marcia and Matt Gettinger Bobbie and Jon Gilbert Francine and Phil Ginsburg Deanna and Eddie Goldberg Lee and Frank Goldberg Barbara Goldman and Howard Katz Kay and Bill Gurtin Merrill and Robert Haimsohn Shirley and Ed Haimsohn Barbara and Alan Haubenstock
Emily Jennewein Marge and Jerry Katleman Berdele and Richard Katz Karen and Warren Kessler Sallye and Larry Krause Lainie Lesser-Mark and Ivan Stakgold Sandy and Arthur Levinson Hollis and Al Litrownik Gail and Jim Malkus Lesley Mills Anabel and Theodore Mintz Susan and Jim Morris Anne Nagorner Rebecca and Larry Newman Barbara Parker and Geoffrey Wahl
Linda and Shearn Platt Allison and Robert Price Evelyn and Ernest Rady Cassidy and Jere Robins Barbara and Norman Rozansky Brigitte and Jerry Salomon Mary Ann and George Scher Susan H. Shmalo and Gene H. Carswell Karen and Jeff Silberman Anne and Ron Simon Gayle and Don Slate Herb Solomon Iris and Matthew Strauss Rusti Bartell Weiss Bebe and Marvin Zigman Helene and Allan Ziman
Platinum Level Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego Silver Level NebCal Printing Bronze Level The Cutler Group DB Fox Consulting, Inc. Jewish Federation of San Diego Landscapes USA David Monks of Fisher & Phillips LLC List as of August 29
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Committing to the Jewish Future:
a story of youth engagement at Beth Israel
by Rabbi Michael Satz, Director of Early Childhood Education Tammy Vener Director of Religious School Education Ava Kurnow, Director of Youth Programs Daniel Brenner
The national statistics are staggering. If trends continue, fewer than 20 percent of children who become b’nai mitzvah will live their lives as actively engaged Jews. Could this be true in our own congregation? We have always been committed to fostering strong Jewish identities in our youth and we have always had active teenagers, but... Late last spring the wheels started turning to explore this issue. We formed a committee that evolved into our Youth Engagement Think Tank, headed by parents Amy Leiberman and Joellyn Zollman. We decided to gather staff and parents together to find out if we really were engaging our families and our youth. We joined the Union for Reform Judaism’s Campaign for Youth Engagement. We 8 Fall 2012/5773
met, we studied, and on February 26 we took action. On that date, more than 100 congregants responded to a “Call to Action” invitation to gather to discuss the big question of what would engage members of their family, in addition to engaging them as individuals, in a lifelong pursuit of Jewish education and participation in the Jewish community. We found that members universally want to be connected. They want to have opportunities to meet and get to know our rabbis and other congregants. They are looking to connect in a meaningful way and for their children to feel and understand how special it is to be Jewish. They want different and more age-appropriate services, as well as informal oppor-
tunities such as family camp. They note that we have programs that are offered at times when working parents or families cannot attend. Many people spoke about the success of our children’s choir and of our Madrachim program. The Think Tank was very excited with the response and has continued to meet and learn from this experience. And, more importantly, the Think Tank took immediate action. This summer we created an informal program, called Tuesdays in the Park, which invited congregants to come to Beth Israel on a Tuesday evening to picnic with their families, listen to music, gather with friends and enjoy dessert. The response was incredible. On average, nearly 200 people came each Tuesday! Our Think Tank served as
ambassadors to introduce and welcome people. Clearly this is one example of the importance of informal gatherings. Through our connections to national organizations - Tammy Vener serves as president of the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism and Ava Kurnow serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Temple Educators (NATE) we shared what we were doing at Beth Israel. We began receiving emails from congregations throughout North America. Temple leaders were asking for our advice; they were hungry to learn and to take action in their own congregations. We were asked to share our story, our successes and our journey. We were asked how to get started and how to have thoughtful and meaningful conversations. We shared information with synagogues in Toronto, Chicago, New Jersey and New York. We participated in a URJ conference call and were featured in the URJ’s Ten Minutes of Torah, which is read by thousands of Reform Jews across the continent.
ThinkTank New Initiatives Grow Directly from Parent Ideas at Call to Action • A new Sunday/Wednesday option for 3rd-6th grade religious school
• First day of school parent meetings/ice cream social to meet teachers • B’nai Mitzvah peer mentoring
• B’nai Mitzvah Boot Camp for 7th graders, providing a head start in B’nai Mitzvah prep, interactions with clergy, trips to mitzvah project sites, and fun activities. • B’nai Mitzvah Clubs and Shabbatonim for families to celebrate Shabbat, simchas, services, dinners, mitzvah projects & more.
• An additional Rosh Hodesh – It’s a Girl’s Thing monthly group for 6th grade girls to address the issues they care about most and help them feel connected to Jewish community. • A pilot Shevet Achim group for 8th-9th grade boys to help them address issues including relationships, masculinity, power and competition in a safe place as they become men in the Jewish community • Outdoor T’filah – to savor that wonderful summer camp feeling!
We are incredibly fortunate to have enthusiastic parents, clergy and staff and amazing Think Tank leaders and participants who have a passion and shared vision for our congregation. Together we are creating new, innovative ways at Beth Israel for our youth and families to be involved to insure a vibrant Jewish future.
• Third Grade Camp curriculum that involves our teen madrichim as counselors and includes song, dance, ice breakers, focus on middot (values), a Shabbat sleepover and student-led service
We welcome your involvement in the process. Please join us at our next Towne Hall Meeting February 3. For more information, and to get involved, contact Amy Lieberman at amymlieberman@ yahoo.com and Joellyn Zollman at email@example.com.
• Expansion of grade-led Shabbat services for 4th-6th graders includes group pot luck and socials.
• Theme-based new format family education for adults, students, camp weekends
• Return of Family Camp (October 12-14) San Bernadino Mountains • 2nd grade Havdalah and Pajama Party
• Monthly young family Friday night Shabbat Service
• Introduction of the award-winning Mitzvah Mall Project introducing students to charitable organizations in San Diego and Israel.
• BITY youth group will include 8th graders and a Big Brother & Sister program will pair upperclass students with 8th graders to welcome and help them integrate into high school community.
• Some J2 and NOAR programs for parents will provide opportunities for parent friendships and connection to their student’s participation.
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High Holy Days Heavenly Eating Celebrate the New Year with these delicious recipes from Beth Israel members
Chopped Herring Appetizer Submitted by Joanne Gimbel
1 32 oz. jar herring in wine sauce 1 large sweet onion – cut into chunks 2 Granny Smith apples – cut into chunks 4 pieces of dry bread – toasted and broken into pieces 1 Table. white wine vinegar 1 tea sugar 4-6 hard boiled eggs – whites only (optional) Drain herring reserving ¼ cup of liquid. Place herring and liquid in food processor and process slightly. Add balance of ingredients - except egg whites - and pulse chop until well blended. Add egg whites and process lightly. Make at least 2 days ahead of time for flavors to blend. Keeps in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
Submitted by Bonnie Graff My absolutely favorite! Serve with brisket for Rosh Hashanah. Cook 1 lb. peeled fresh baby carrots. Combine with 3 eggs in a food processor or blender. After mixing the carrots with the eggs, add the following: ½ cup sugar 3 T. flour 1 t. baking powder 1 t. vanilla 1 stick melted butter Dash of nutmeg and cinnamon Blend well. Pour into a 1½ quart soufflé dish. Chill several hours until firm. Once firm, mix together the following topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of the soufflé: ¼ cup cornflake crumbs 3 T. brown sugar 2 T. melted butter ¼ cup chopped pecans Dash nutmeg and cinnamon Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serves 6-8
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Oven Roasted Brisket
Traditional Honey Cake
I consider brisket the ‘food of our people’, and as great as it is for dinner - it’s fantastic and arguably better the next day for sandwiches or a delicious brisket hash with potatoes & peppers. So make more than you need…
This recipe came to me through my mother and to her from a friend. Definitely traditional, but more moist than most honey cakes.
Submitted by Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien
One 4-5 pound beef brisket 4 yellow onions, thinly sliced 5 cloves garlic, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard 12 ounces tomato paste 3/4 cup brown sugar 5 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce Preheat oven to 325 Put ½ the onions in the bottom of a 2-3 inch sided roasting pan – then put in the brisket. Stir garlic in the oil, then rub into the brisket. Combine Dijon, tomato paste, brown sugar and Worcestershire – mix well and spoon over brisket. Add rest of the onion to the top and cover tightly with foil. Bake 2 ½ to 3 hours (or longer) until fork tender. Let cool slightly, slice across the grain and serve. Serves 6.
Submitted by Liz Levine
2 eggs 12 oz. honey 7/8 cup sugar ½ cup oil 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 2 cups flour 2 tsp. cocoa 1 tsp. instant coffee mixed into ¾ cup water ¼ cup Sabra (orange chocolate) liqueur Add in order and mix well. Pour into greased (or Pam’d) mini loaf pans or an 8x8” pan. Fill only half full (or will overflow). Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes.
Shanah Tova! May this new year be filled with health and happiness for you and your family!
Beth Israel Calendar Pull Out: September - December 2012 Please pull out this section to keep and refer to until the next Beth Israel Quarterly arrives in December.
Tuesday, September 25 Kol Nidre 7:30 p.m. Kol Nidre at Civic Theatre
Friday, October 19 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Preceded by an Oneg
Saturday, September 1 Torah Portion Ki Teitzei, Deut. 21:10-25:19 Haftarah Isaiah 54:1-10 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Wednesday, September 26 Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m. Morning Service at Civic Theatre 9:30 a.m. Family Service in Copper Room 1:45 p.m. Discussion Session at Beth Israel 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Service at Beth Israel 4:30 p.m. Yizkor Service at Beth Israel 6:00 p.m. Neilah concludes at Beth Israel
Saturday, October 20 Torah Portion Noach, Gen. 6:9-11:32 Haftarah Isaiah 54:1-55:5 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah
Friday, September 7 6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service and BYO Picnic 8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Oneg following service
Friday, September 28 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Chai Service Preceded by an Oneg
Saturday, September 8 Torah Portion Ki Tavo, Deut. 26:1-29:8 Haftarah Isaiah 60:1-22 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service Selichot 7:00 p.m. Dessert Reception and Havdalah 7:45 p.m. Short Film Discussion and Selichot Service
Saturday, September 29 Torah Portion Haazinu, Deut. 32:1-52 Haftarah 2 Samuel 22:1-51 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Friday, September 14 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service Preceded by an Oneg
Monday, October 1 10:00 a.m. Sukkot Morning Service Light kiddush lunch to follow
Saturday, September 15 Torah Portion Nitzavim, Deut. 29:9-30:20 Haftarah Isaiah 61:10-63:9 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Friday, October 5 Shabbat Sukkot with Rabbi Rick Jacobs 6:00 p.m. Casual Sukkot Family Dinner 7:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service welcoming our new Torah. Special guest URJ President Rick Jacobs. See details page 24
Sunday, September 16 Erev Rosh HaShanah 6:00 p.m. Family Service at Civic Theatre 8:30 p.m. Evening Service at Civic Theatre Monday, September 17 Rosh HaShanah 9:30 a.m. Morning Service at Civic Theatre 9:30 a.m. Family Service in Copper Room at Golden Hall 4:00 p.m. Tot Rosh HaShanah at Beth Israel 6:00 p.m. Tashlich Service at La Jolla Shores Beach Tuesday, September 18 Rosh HaShanah Second Day Observance 9:30 a.m. Morning Service at Beth Israel Light kiddush lunch to follow Friday, September 21 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Preceded by an Oneg Saturday, September 22 Torah Portion Vayelech, Deut. 31:1-30 Haftarah Hosea 14:2-10, Micah 7:18-20, Joel 2:15-27 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
Saturday, October 6 Torah Portion Chol Hamoed Sukkot Exod. 33:12-34:26 Haftarah Ezekiel 38:18-39:7 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah
Friday, October 26 6:15 p.m. New Member Shabbat Service (preceded by an Oneg) and Dinner to welcome new members. Co-hosted by Men’s Club and Women of Beth Israel Saturday, October 27 Torah Portion Lech L’cha, Gen. 12:1-17:27 Haftarah Isaiah 40:27-41:16 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bat Mitzvah
NOVEMBER Friday, November 2 6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service 8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Followed by an Oneg Saturday, November 3 Torah portion Vayeira, Gen. 18:1-22:24 Haftarah II Kings 4:1-37 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah 4:00 p.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah Friday, November 9 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service Preceded by an Oneg
Sunday, October 7 Dedication of New Torah 5:00 p.m. Light Oneg 6:00 p.m. Dedication of the 150th Anniversary Torah and Simchat Torah Celebration with Celebratory Oneg and Israeli Dancing. See details page 24
Saturday, November 10 Torah Portion Chayei Sarah, Gen. 23:1-25:18 Haftarah I Kings 1:1-31 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah 4:00 p.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah
Monday, October 8 10:00 a.m. Atzeret/Simchat Torah and Yizkor Service Followed by a light kiddush lunch
Friday, November 16 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Preceded by an Oneg
Friday, October 12 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service Preceded by an Oneg 8:30 p.m. Soul Food Shabbat Service Saturday, October 13 Torah Portion Bereshit, Gen 1:1-6:8 Haftarah Isaiah 42:5-43:10 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bat Mitzvah 4:00 p.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah
Saturday, November 17 Torah Portion Tol’dot, Gen. 25:19-28:9 Haftarah Malachi 1:1-2:7/Samuel 20:18-42 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah Friday, November 23 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Preceded by an Oneg
Saturday, November 24 Torah Portion Vayeitzei, Gen. 28:10-32:3 Haftarah Hosea 12:13-14:10 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service Friday, November 30 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service (preceded by an Oneg) and Dinner Celebrating Women in the Rabbinate with speaker Joellyn Zollman
DECEMBER Saturday, December 1 Torah Portion Vayishlach, Gen. 32:4-36:43 Haftarah Hosea 11:7-12:12 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah 4:00 p.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah Friday, December 7 6:00 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service 8:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Followed by an Oneg Saturday, December 8 Torah Portion Vayeishev, Gen. 37:1-40:23 Haftarah Amos 2:6-3:8 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service with Bar Mitzvah 4:00 p.m. Shabbat Service with Bat Mitzvah Friday, December 14 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service Preceded by an Oneg Saturday, December 15 Torah Portion Mikeitz, Gen. 41:1-44:17 Haftarah Zekhariah 4:1-7 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service Friday, December 21 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service Preceded by an Oneg Saturday, December 22 Torah Portion Vayigash, Gen. 44:18-47:27 Haftarah Ezekiel 37:15-28 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service Friday, December 28 6:15 p.m Erev Shabbat Chai Service Preceded by an Oneg and followed by a Chinese Dinner Saturday, December 29 Torah Portion Va-y’chi, Gen 47:28-50:26 Haftarah I Kings 2:1-12 8:30 a.m. Torah Study 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Lay Led Service
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ALEINU All programs require an RSVP unless otherwise noted. RSVP and pay at least one week in advance online at www.cbisd.org/aleinu, or contact Program Director Bonnie Graff, firstname.lastname@example.org, 858 535-1111, ext. 3800. Shabbat Torah Study with Beth Israel Clergy Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m. Discover Torah’s relevance in your life in lively, insightful discussions about the week’s Torah portion. Young and old, scholars and beginners are welcome. Bagels and coffee provided. No fee or RSVP needed. Pathways to Judaism Sundays, September 9-January 6, 2:00 p.m. Interfaith couples and families not affiliated with a synagogue learn about Jewish life and traditions in this creative educational experience. 760-710-9057, or email@example.com Meets at Beth Israel. Jewish Wisdom and the Aleph Bet, with Dr. Al Ray, Various Sundays, September 30-March 24, 9:00 a.m. Popular teacher Dr. Ray combines Hebrew language instruction with Jewish lore and history in an informal “ask your teacher” ambiance. $60 per member; $90 per nonmember. Introduction To Judaism Wednesdays, October 17-March 6, 6:30 p.m. This course, taught by our clergy, is designed for newcomers to Judaism as well as those who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Judaism. $200 per member, $250 per nonmember. Couples may register together and share a set of books for an additional $25. Fee includes books and Outreach Shabbat Dinner on Friday, March 15 for registrants. Complimentary 2013 High Holy Days tickets to those who complete the course. Contact Terri Fine at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 858-535-1111, ext. 3110. Adult B’Nai Mitzvah Program (Second Year) Thursdays, October 18-April 25, 6:15 p.m. Beth Israel members enrolled in this two-year program will continue to study Hebrew and to learn cantillation, liturgy, theology, and Jewish thought, as well as to prepare for the Adult B’nai Mitzvah service on April 27, 2013. It’s not too late to join if you have taken Introduction to Judaism and can sound out Hebrew words. Adult Learners Network (ALEINU) Book Club 3rd Thursdays, beginning October 18 (no December meeting), 7:00 p.m. This stimulating evening book club welcomes new members. October 18: The German Mujahid by Boualem Sansal November 15: Prague Winter by Madeleine Albright The Series@Beth Israel with Rabbi Sharon Brous Holy Chutzpah: The Case for Moral Courage Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. One of America’s most influential rabbis discusses what it means to shape a spiritual and religious life around the world as it could be, and yet remain rooted in the world as it is. See ad page 19. $5 per member; $10 per nonmember.
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Souls on Soles: A Hike in Rose Canyon Sunday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.￼ Meet at Cafe Beth Israel. We’ll leave by 9:15 a.m. for Rose Canyon, where we’ll take an easy hike with Rabbi Michael Satz and discover connections between nature, God, prayer and Jewish spiritual practice.
(daytime enrichment for adults)
RSVP and pay at least one week in advance online at www.cbisd.org/daytimers, or contact Program Director Bonnie Graff, email@example.com, 858 535-1111, ext. 3800.
Table Talk Sunday, November 4, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Informal discussions at five separate tables with one topic and facilitator per table. Sit at the table with the topic of your choice (you can switch tables midway). Table topics will include talking to children/grandchildren about God, interfaith issues, our relationship with Israel, bullying, and teaching children about tzedakah. Coffee and bagels at 9:30 a.m. Program at 10:00 a.m.
DayTimers Book Club 1st Tuesday every other month Begins October 2, 1:30 p.m. We look forward to meeting new and old friends as we share the wonder we discover “between the lines.” We have limited openings for newcomers interested in regular attendance and leading book discussions. October 2: The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer December 4: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides Please RSVP to Randy Savarese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Diego Jewish Book Fair: Adult Education Event with Matti Friedman Thursday, November 8, 4:00 p.m. In an age when physical books matter less and less, The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible by Matti Friedman is a thrilling story about a book that meant everything. This true-life detective story reveals the journey of a sacred text from its hiding place to the newly founded state of Israel. Tickets at http://tickets.lfjcc.org or 858-362-1348. Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus.
The Candidate with UCSD Professor Samuel L. Popkin Thursday, October 4, 10:30 a.m. Join us for the inside scoop on the conduct of a presidential campaign with the nationally known political analyst and author of The Candidate: What It Takes to Win - and Hold - the White House. PLEASE NOTE: This event will be at a special time. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m., followed by the 11:00 a.m. program. $5 with RSVP. $8 without RSVP. Co-sponsored by Brandeis National Committee: San Dieguito Chapter.
Jewish Immigrant Culture in the United States: 1880–1925, with Steven Cassedy, Ph.D. Wednesdays, November 28-December 12, 7:00 p.m. Explore cultural expression among Jews in the United States during the period of mass immigration. Includes a look at Yiddish theatre and press, intellectual life and a Bintel Brief. Steven Cassedy is associate dean of graduate studies at UCSD. $35 per member; $45 per nonmember.
Women’s Discussion Group 4th Thursdays, October 23-May 23, 10:00 a.m. Share friendship, camaraderie and connection in a safe and comfortable environment in this discussion group for women who are Beth Israel members. November and December dates TBD due to holidays. Please RSVP to Gayle Wise at email@example.com, or Linda Valfer at Linval1220@aol.com.
40th Anniversary of Women in the Rabbinate, with Joellyn Zollman, Friday, November 30, 6:15 p.m. Service; 7:30 p.m. Dinner Join us as we reflect upon the challenges and triumphs of the past four decades, honor our own female rabbis – Rabbis Bernstein, Berk, Bohm and Elster – and celebrate the 40th anniversary of women in the rabbinate. Dinner fee: TBD. Co-sponsored by Women of Beth Israel.
Politics, Policies, and Partisanship, with UCSD Political Science Professor Gary Jacobson Thursday, November 1, 1:30 p.m. Professor Gary Jacobson will discuss the upcoming 2012 presidential and congressional elections, including the widening ideological differences between the parties and the election’s likely effect on national policy. Coffee and dessert included. $5 with RSVP. $8 without RSVP.
Samson and Delilah: A Conversation, with Rabbi Michael Berk and Nicolas Reveles Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. Join Rabbi Michael Berk and the San Diego Opera’s Dr. Nicolas Reveles for a lively discussion about the opera Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens. No fee, but space is limited. RSVP at www.sdopera.com/ CommunityConversations, or 619 533-7000. Co-sponsored with the San Diego Opera.
WAIT....”Why we do what we do...when we do it” with USD Law Professor Frank Partnoy Thursday, December 6, 1:30 p.m. Professor Frank Partnoy, one of the world’s leading experts on market regulation, will share his innovative perspective both on our financial crisis and the topic of procrastination and decision making. Coffee and dessert included. $5 with RSVP. $8 without RSVP. Co-sponsored by the Brandeis National Committee: San Dieguito Chapter.
Is Marijuana Kosher? A Webinar with Rabbi Michael Satz, Wednesday, December 5, 12:00 p.m. Explore Jewish views of drugs through classical texts and contemporary sources in this lunchtime webinar. Is there a difference between medicinal and recreational use? Is getting high a sin? Can psychedelics help me experience God? 92nd Street Y Broadcast: What is Jewish Culture? Sunday, December 16, 4:30 p.m. Explore Jewish culture – religious and secular, high and low, elite and popular – with panelists Amos Oz, Daniel Libeskind, James E. Young, Deborah Dash Moore and Fania Oz-Salzberger. $5 per member; $10 per nonmember (includes light refreshments).
Men’s Club RSVP and pay online at www.cbisd.org/mensclub at least one week in advance, or call Bethany Ratner at 858-5351111 ext. 3124. Men’s Club Dinner Forum Kickoff: with the San Diego Charger’s Mark Fabiani Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m. Mark Fabiani serves as the San Diego Chargers special counsel to the president, exploring opportunities for a new state-of-the-art football stadium. Mark also served on the presidential campaign staff for former Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton. $10 per Men’s Club member; $10 one guest of Men’s Club member; $15 NonMen’s Club member.
Men’s Club Sukkah Building Sunday, September 23, 8:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help the Men’s Club perform the mitzvah of building the Sukkah. Please call Jim Malkus for more information 619 548-0348. Feed Hundreds at the Hunger Project with the Men’s Club, Sundays, September 30 and December 30, 9:00 a.m. The Men’s Club needs volunteers to help serve the morning meal to 700 hungry men, women and children at the St. Vincent de Paul Center. To volunteer and/or make a donation, please contact Jeff Easton at jeffeaston@gmail. com or 619 871-2783. Men’s Club Dinner Forum Presents: Murray Galinson, Distinguished Business and Community Leader Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. Murray Galinson is a manager of La Jolla MJ Management, LLC, a member of The Galinson Group, an investment and real estate holding company, and serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Leichtag Foundation. $15, or $12 with RSVP, includes deli dinner. Men’s Club Beerfest Sunday, October 21, 3:00 p.m. Join us for a late afternoon of beers at a local brewery. Check www.cbisd.org/mensclub for details. Men’s Club Dinner Forum Presents: Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. Michael Hopkins, newly installed Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Service, has devoted more than 30 years to building and strengthening Jewish community centers across the country. $15, or $12 with a RSVP, includes deli dinner. Bring a $15 (or more) gift for Embrace a Family and there is NO charge for dinner! Latkes, Latkes, Latkes! Sunday, December 09, 8:00 a.m. Help the Men’s Club prepare and serve latkes for Chanukah! Sign up for the first shift at 8:00 am, or the second at 10:30 am. Contact Sid Spector at firstname.lastname@example.org Men’s Club Dinner Forum Presents: Elliot Hirshman, President of SDSU Wednesday, December 19, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Elliot Hirshman joined SDSU in July 2011, and is only the eighth president in SDSU’s 115-year history. Learn how he’ll lead a dynamic university committed to addressing regional, national and global challenges and propelling California and our nation forward. $15, or $12 with a RSVP, includes deli dinner.
Outreach - New to Judaism RSVP at least one week in advance online at www.cbisd. org/outreach, or contact Program Director Bonnie Graff, email@example.com, 858 535-1111, ext. 3800. Pathways to Judaism Sundays, September 9-January 6, 2:00 p.m. A sensitive, comfortable and creative introduction to Jewish customs, history, values, holidays and more, for interfaith families not affiliated with a synagogue. Meets at Beth Israel. Contact 760 710-9057 or firstname.lastname@example.org Introduction To Judaism Wednesdays, October 17-March 6, 6:30 p.m. See details under ALEINU listings.
Adult B’Nai Mitzvah Program (Second Year) Thursdays, October 18-April 25, 6:15 p.m. See details under ALEINU listings. Synagogue Geography Monday, October 31, 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Michael Berk takes you on a fascinating, behindthe-scenes tour that reveals little-known facts about our campus and takes the mystery out of the ritual items found in the sanctuary. Light up Your Chanukah Wednesdays, November 28, 6:30 p.m. Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein will teach you how to create your own memorable Chanukah celebration in this fun-filled, hands-on workshop.
Lee and Frank GOldberg Family Religious School Please RSVP for events online at www.cbisd/school. Or contact the school office at 858 535-1111, ext. 3121. Check the Religious School calendar for school holidays and winter break dates. Sun./Wed. 3rd- 6th Grade Religious School Begins Wednesday, September 5, 4:00 p.m. Sun./Thurs.3rd- 6th Grade Religious School Begins Thursday, September 6, 4:00 p.m. Pathways to Judaism Sundays, September 9-January 6, 2:00 p.m. For interfaith couples and families. See ALEINU listings. Religious School Begins: K-2nd Grade: Sunday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. 7th Grade: Tuesday, September 11, 4:00 p.m. 8th-12th Grade: Tuesday, September 11, 5:50 p.m.
Parents and Kids - Routines and Rituals Sunday, October 28, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. For adults. Can Jewish rituals make a difference in your relationship with your child? Join other parents and professionals to hear their stories and thoughts. 6th Grade Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! Monthly Beginning September 30, 10:00 a.m. Meets Sept. 30, Oct.28, Nov. 18, Dec.16, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, March 24, April 21 and May 5 This proactive, informal education program draws on Jewish tradition to give girls a place to feel safe, articulate their questions and concerns, have fun, and be ‘real’ with their peers. 6th/7th Grade Camp Weekend Friday, November 2- Sunday, November 4 A memorable two-night retreat at Camp Mountain Chai celebrating Shabbat, and with fun learning, singing, sports, nature walks, campfires, games, arts and crafts, and more. 4th Grade Family Education Sunday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. Speakers from various organizations will be teaching and preparing our students for the upcoming Mitzvah Mall. Parents as Teachers – Raising a Mensch Sunday, November 18, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. For adults. Presetations, parent sharing and teen role models. Find out what works and how to make a difference in your family, our community and the world. Mitzvah Mall Sunday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. A unique opportunity to purchase thoughtful Chanukah and holiday gifts for friends, relatives and teachers through small contributions to very worthwhile non-profit and charitable organizations.
Parent Association Meeting Sunday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.
All School Chanukah Program Sunday, December 9, 9:00 a.m. Come celebrate with your friends at the All School Chanukah Party!
1st Grade Family Education Sunday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. Go on a fun filled tour of our synagogue - our home for worship - with Torah the Explorer.
2nd Grade family Education Sunday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. Explore the rituals and blessings that are part of our daily lives and create new ones.
Personal Relationships with the Synagogue Sunday, September 30, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. For adults. What is your relationship with the synagogue? Do you know how to get what you need? Come explore your personal relationship with Beth Israel.
Families and God Sunday, December 16, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. For adults. What if you don’t believe in God? How do you talk about God in your family? Come delve into this important topic.
Bookman Book Drive Collection Runs October 1 - November 4 Please drop off children’s books for The Bookman, a local charity donating books globally, and adult paperback books for Adopt a Soldier gift boxes. Collection bins are by our front guard station and Gateway parking lot. Or drop off curbside on November 4. Pizza in the Hut Thursday, October 4, 6:00 p.m. Why cook on a Religious School night? Come to our Pizza Dinner in the Sukkah and go home happy and fed. $5 all ages includes pizza, salad and bread. Kindergarten Family Education Sunday, October 28, 9:00 a.m. Learn how reading is a Jewish value and how Torah is relevant to our daily lives.
Bill & Sid Rubin Preschool Please RSVP, where appropriate, by contacting the Preschool at email@example.com, or 858-535-1144, ext. 3120. Check the Preschool calendar for school holidays and winter break dates. First Day of Preschool Thursday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. Tot Shabbat and BYO Picnic Friday, September 7, 6:00 p.m. Join us the first Friday of most months in the GlickmanGalinson Sanctuary for a short Tot Shabbat service designed for families with young children that includes singing, simple prayers and stories. No RSVP needed! A family-friendly BYO Picnic will follow.
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Songbirds Music Thursdays, Beginning September 13, 9:30 a.m. This 18-session class is a community of families sharing songs, rhythm games and instrument play in a fun, safe Jewish environment. Learn music through developmentally appropriate activities. Parents/ caregivers learn how to enhance their child’s music development. $288.00 for Beth Israel members; $324.00 for non-members. My Family & Me Sukkot: Sunday, September 23, 9:30 a.m. Chanukah: Sunday, November 18, 9:30 a.m. This free 60-minute program, open to the community and designed for families with children ages 6 months to 4 years features the celebration of Jewish holidays and activities with theme-related songs, art and cooking. No RSVP is required. Beth Israel Family Camp at Camp Mountain Chai Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14 See details under Special Programs listing. An Evening with Peggy Orenstein Tuesday, November 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Explores issues facing young girls (and their parents) through the book Cinderella Ate My Daughter with its author, Peggy Orenstein. Babysitting provided. See details in Women of Beth Israel listing.
Special Programs Series on Sacred Relationships Monthly on Sundays, 9:00-10:00 a.m. All adults are welcome. See Religious School listings for details. RSVP for events online at www.cbisd/school. Or contact the school office at 858 535-1111, ext. 3121. September 30: Personal Relationships with the Synagogue October 28: Parents and Kids - Routines and Rituals November 18: Parents as Teachers – Raising a Mensch December 16: Families and God Beth Israel Family Camp at Camp Mountain Chai Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14 Come and enjoy the fun, friendship and experience of Beth Israel’s Family Camp, a special and memorable twonight retreat at Camp Mountain Chai in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. Adults 13 and up: $175 Children 7-12: $125; Children 6 and under: $100 Non-refundable $100 due with application by September 12 and full payment by September 15. Register and pay online at www.cbisd.org/camp, or contact Ava Kurnow or Tammy Vener at 858 535-1144.
A Time to Remember, Celebrate and Dream featuring Mandy Patinkin Saturday, November 17, 5:30 p.m. The concluding event of our 150th anniversary features Mandy Patinkin in concert at the stunning Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall. Proceeds benefit programs at Beth Israel. See ad page 7.
For more information visit www.cbisd.org/socialaction or contact Program Coordinator Bethany Ratner at bratner@ cbisd.org or 858 535 -1111, ext. 3800 .
Women of Beth Israel
Knit and Nosh 2nd Sundays, September 9, 9:00 a.m. Meet at Café Beth Israel to knit or crochet 8-inch squares to create blankets for babies at Vista Hill. Beginners welcome. You may also knit, crochet or stitch squares at home and drop off at CBI. Donations of washable cotton yarn are welcome. No RSVP. Contact Susan Volsky at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 858 259-1667. JFS Hand-Up Food Pantry Collection Runs September 17-26 Help Beth Israel’s BITY youth group collect nonperishable food items during the High Holidays. Bags will be handed out at Rosh Hashanah services September 17.
Please RSVP, where appropriate, online at www.cbisd. org/women, at least one week in advance, or contact Program Director Bonnie Graff, email@example.com, 858 535-1111, ext. 3800. Selichot Evening Saturday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. Participate in a beautiful evening of prayer, discussion and music, the perfect prelude to the High Holy Days. The dessert reception, provided by Women of Beth Israel and Men’s Club, will precede Havdalah. The evening continues with a viewing and discussion of a short animated film and the Selichot service. No RSVP needed.
The Series@Beth Israel with Rabbi Sharon Brous Holy Chutzpah: The Case for Moral Courage Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. See details on page 19.
KICK-OFF: Red Tent Event An Evening for Women, By Women Wednesday, October 10 6:30 p.m. Registration, 7:00 p.m. Program Come into the “Red Tent” and enjoy yoga, meditation, discussions of issues relevant to women of all ages. Indulge in wine and chocolate tasting, pamper yourself with make-up tips as well as massage, and create a keepsake to take home. Your membership contribution is your ticket into the “Red Tent.” See WBI ad on page 18.
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Mama’s Kitchen Runs November 1-30 Donate food to help Mama’s Kitchen prepare and deliver food to men, women and children affected by AIDS and other critical illnesses. Food may be left in the collection bins near our guard station and Gateway parking lot.
JFS/Project SARAH Luncheon Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 a.m. Come for lunch and enjoy a presentation by Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters. Proceeds benefit Project SARAH in assisting victims of domestic abuse.
Adopt-a-U.S. Soldier Packing Sunday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. 1. Donate to help send a care package (cost $32) to active duty soldiers in Afghanistan. 2. Volunteer to pack boxes on Sunday, November 4 Contact Paul Dickstein at pwdbicycle@aol.
New Member Shabbat Service & Dinner Friday, October 26 6:15 p.m. Erev Shabbat Service, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Dinner We welcome our new temple members at this special Shabbat dinner and service. Co-hosted by Women of Beth Israel.
Bookman Book Drive Collection Runs October 1 - November 4 See details in Religious School listing
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An Evening with Peggy Orenstein Tuesday, November 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy an appetizer reception and guest speaker, Peggy Orenstein, best-selling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter. The book explores issues facing young girls (and their parents) today. Sponsored by Pachie’s Place, a program of JFS, the Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool. Desserts provided by Women of Beth Israel. Babysitting provided. Celebrating Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate, Friday, November 30, 6:15 p.m. Join us as we celebrate forty years of women in the rabbinate at a special Erev Shabbat service with guest speaker Professor Joellyn Zollman. The service, which honors Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein and Rabbis Lenore Bohm, Aliza Berk and Janice Elster, will be followed by a lovely catered dinner open to all.
Youth Groups For more information about Youth events or to become a Youth Group member, contact Daniel Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org Dining Out! Thursday, September 13, 5:00 p.m. Come support our Youth Groups by dining out at Rubio’s at 8935 Towne Centre Drive. 20 percent of your total bill will go to Beth Israel’s Youth Program. No RSVP needed. Pick up flyer in the Religious School office to participate. BITY National Comedy Theater Saturday, September 15, 4:30 p.m. Our first BITY event of the year. Mixers, dinner, dessert, and of course, the most hilarious live-action show in San Diego! $25 per member. $30 per non-member. RUACH Teen Shabbat Friday, September 21 6:00 p.m. Teen Dinner $10 7:00 p.m. RUACH Teen Shabbat Service Oneg and Shabbat Schmooze till 9:00 p.m. NOAR Mystery Bus Tour Saturday, September 22, Time: TBD J2 Magic Show Sunday, September 23, 11:30 a.m. The Amazing Dana is coming to give us an amazing magic show. After, he will teach us a couple of tricks to take home! Lunch from 11:30-12:30 in the youth lounge. $15 BITY Goes to Disneyland Sunday, October 21 J2 and NOAR JCompany Show Sunday, October 28 J2 Movie Night Thursday, November 15, 6:00 p.m. BITY Hanukkah Party Sunday, December 9 NOAR Laser Tag/Hanukkah Party Saturday, December 15 J2 9th Day Hanukkah Party Sunday, December 16
Rabbis’ Reading List
Looking for a good read? Here’s what Rabbis Berk, Bernstein and Satz have been reading and would like to recommend to you.
Rabbi Michael Berk
Secrets of the Sistine by Benjamin Bleich and Roy Doliner How Michelangelo embedded messages challenging the Church The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva A timely and masterful spy mystery weaving fiction with current events, including international terrorism and Israel Ben-Gurion: A Political Life by Shimon Peres Israel’s founding father as seen by her current president
Rabbi/Cantor Arlene Bernstein
I’d like to recommend two books by Reuven Firestone: Holy War in Judaism: The Rise and Fall of a Controversial Idea How the concept of “holy war’’ disappeared from Jewish thought for almost 2000 years, only to reemerge with renewed vigor in modern times An Introduction to Islam for Jews The complexity of Islam and its connections with Jews and Judaism
Rabbi Michael Satz
Very Near to You by Avraham Burg Weekly Torah commentaries by a former Israeli politician Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent Interesting history of a colorful time in America To the End of the Land by David Grossman A great novel about loss set in the Second Intifada written by one of Israel’s greatest contemporary writers
The Candidate, with UCSD Professor Samuel L. Popkin
Mazal Tov to Cantor Emeritus Sheldon Merel on celebrating his 60th year as a cantor.
Thursday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for the inside scoop on the conduct of a presidential campaign with the nationally known political analyst and author of The Candidate: What It Takes to Win - and Hold - the White House. 10:30 a.m. Refreshments: 11:00 a.m. Program $5 with RSVP. $8 without. RSVP online at www.cbisd.org/daytimers, or to Program Director Bonnie Graff at email@example.com or 858 535-1111, ext. 3800. Co-sponsored by Brandeis National Committee: San Dieguito Chapter.
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Beyond Basic Judaism A Multitude of Learning Opportunities
by Program Director Bonnie Graff and Liz Levine
It’s hard to believe that 30 years ago Beth Israel’s adult education offerings consisted of a Scholar in Residence and Basic Judaism with a sprinkling of classes taught by clergy. During a period of rabbinic transition, our determined adult ed committee felt obligated and empowered to reinvent our program. It was at this time that lay people began to propose courses and programs and find teachers (often committee members), as we continued to bring in a greater number of notable scholars and speakers. With close collaboration between program director
and lay leaders, adult education programming expanded, and the Continuing Education Committee became the ALEINU Committee. This name came from the Hebrew word aleinu – “it is our duty” (to continue to study throughout our lifetimes) – and served as an acronym for Adult Learners Network. Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego is now a large and diverse community of communities tied together by a love of Judaism and a sense of connectedness. To serve the needs and interests of our members, our educational
programming is multifaceted, a blend of instructional and experiential, with appeal for young and old, via many gateways. From early childhood education through seniors programming, Beth Israel offers a multitude of learning opportunities. Over the years, the ALEINU Committee became a jewel in Beth Israel’s crown. The 20 plus members of the Adult Learners Network/ALEINU Committee not only suggest programs, but also help bring them to fruition. ALEINU courses, programs and
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this year’s HIGHLIGHTS special events range from Introduction to Judaism, a multi-week course, to an adult b’nai mitzvah program, a two-year course of study. Hebrew is offered every year, as well as Bible courses, book discussions, speakers on a wide variety of topics, an annual Scholar-in-Residence weekend, numerous four- to six-week classes, and an annual interfaith dialogue, featuring Jewish, Protestant, Catholic and Muslim clergy. Adult education offerings have included unique Judaic arts classes, such as Digital Photography (with a Jewish eye), NoSew Tallit, Image Transfer, and Write Your Own Family Haggadah. Meditation workshops, email courses, and Israeli dancing have been offered. Members have gone on bus trips to Tijuana and the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles. Shabbat Lunch ’n’ Learn programs taught by clergy and lay leaders focus on a variety of topics, and Torah study (though not specifically under ALEINU auspices) is held every Shabbat morning before services. The committee also premiered live broadcasts via satellite from the 92nd Street Y in New York City and Café ALEINU, our innovative and highly successful program of 50 minute presentations with music and refreshments in the Price Family Courtyard. During our 150th anniversary celebration, ALEINU classes and programs focused on the Torah, dovetailing with Beth Israel’s Torah project and featuring Soferet (scribe) Julie Seltzer.
“To me,” says Program Director Bonnie Graff, “it all starts with a dynamic committee. I am constantly amazed by what our Adult Learners Network Committee accomplishes because of the loyalty and hard work of our volunteers.” Chairs and members of the Adult Learners Network/ALEINU Committee are dedicated to Jewish education and continued Jewish learning. Many ALEINU Committee members have served on San Diego’s Agency for Jewish Education board (now part of the Center for Jewish Culture), as well as on other community committees and boards, and have had an inestimable impact, not only on congregation-wide learning, but also on lifelong learning in the wider Jewish community.
Winner of the URJ Congregation of Learners Award, Beth Israel’s adult education programming is thriving. On the heels of the very popular 150th speaker series, we have created The Series@Beth Israel highlighted by Rabbi Sharon Brous, Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, and Leonard Felder, Ph.D. In addition to the illustrious teachers featured in The Series, we will be offering classes on Yiddish culture with Professor Steven Cassedy, Biblical scholarship with Professor Risa Levitt Kohn and Eat, Pray, Learn with Professor Joellyn Zollman (tastings included!) As always we begin our year with Introduction to Judaism and Jewish Wisdom and the Aleph Bet. We will again partner with the San Diego Opera and with SDSU’s Jewish Studies Program, which will bring us four lectures on Israel in the 21st Century. We’ll learn to write our own family haggadah and study Bible in cyberspace. New to ALEINU programming on Sunday mornings are Souls on Soles where we will hike and talk text (but not hike and text) and Table Talk, an informal discussion session on five exciting topics. Back by popular demand we offer a number of programs from the 92nd St Y. We cap our year off with the ever-popular Café ALEINU with a menu ranging from jazz dance to the Code of Ethics in the Israeli army. Want to participate from home (or office!)? This year both a webinar and an e-mail class are as close as your computer screen. Visit www.cbisd.org/aleinu for full details on this year���s programs. Look for ads in this issue of the Beth Israel Quarterly and save the center pull-out schedule.
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in their own words:
Tell us about a memorable mitzvah you’ve done recently:
We volunteered to play viola and sing at the Bat Mitzvah of Sandra Rubin, who is 84 years old. Her family and friends all came and she was so happy. It was an amazing experience. Gabriel and Sebastian Mayer, age 12
Bree Ceretto and I took care of a preschool student so that the parents could focus on a family medical emergency. So happy we could help during a time of need.
I helped someone to attend an event they really wanted to go to but could not afford. I told her I had arranged for her to be a guest, but I actually just paid the fees.
I helped build houses for several families in Tijuana as part of my Bat Mitzvah project. When you hand them the keys to their new house, it’s a good feeling. There is usually a lot of crying and hugging. Noa Eaton, age 14
My wife Beth, Joanne and Herb Hein, and I have led monthly Erev Shabbat services at a senior home for nearly 10 years. So rewarding to share Shabbat with these wonderful people. Don Greenberg
Men’s Club Dinner Forum Kickoff: An Evening for Women, By Women Wednesday, October 10 6:30 p.m. Registration; 7:00 p.m. Program
ome into the “Red Tent” and enjoy yoga & meditation as well as discussion of issues relevant to women of all ages. Indulge in wine & chocolate tasting and pamper yourself with makeup tips and massage. Top off the evening by creating a keepsake to take home. So many choices. . .Your membership contribution is your ticket into the “Red Tent.” For women only. Sign up early at www.cbisd.org/women. Space is limited. Childcare available.
Join women of Beth Israel now and attend for free!
Your dues provide ongoing support to Beth Israel’s educational, cultural and social action programs. Join and RSVP online or return the Membership/RSVP form in you receive in the mail. For information contact Program Director Bonnie Graff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858 535-1111, ext. 3800. W o m en of B eth I srael K ick - O ff E vent
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with the San Diego Chargers’ Mark Fabiani Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.
Mark Fabiani serves as the San Diego Chargers special counsel to the president, exploring opportunities for a new state-of-the-art football stadium. Mark also served on the presidential campaign staff for former Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton. $10 per Men’s Club member $10 one guest of Men’s Club member $15 Non-Men’s Club member RSVP online at www.cbisd.org/mensclub or contact Bethany Ratner at bratner@ cbisd.org, or 858 535-1111, ext. 3124.
The Series@Beth Israel Holy Chutzpah: The Case for Moral Courage with Rabbi Sharon Brous Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Named one of the top five rabbis in this year’s Newsweek’s Top 50 Rabbis in America, Rabbi Sharon Brous is the founding rabbi of IKAR, a spiritual community in Los Angeles dedicated to reanimating Jewish life through soulful religious practice that is rooted in a deep commitment to social justice. In great demand as a national speaker around the country, Brous talks forcefully about ways to reconsider and reimagine the Jewish future. Fee: $5 for Beth Israel members; $10 for nonmembers. Register and pay online at least one week in advance. For more information contact Program Director Bonnie Graff / 858 535-1111, ext. 3800. Co-sponsored by ALEINU (Adult Learners Network) and Social Action.
We’ll keep the memory of your loved ones alive Remember them on the
Beth Israel Memorial Wall For information, contact Judi Schwartz at email@example.com, or 858 535-1111, ext. 3113
UPCOMING SERIES SPEAKERS
Rabbi Stephen Fuchs Friday-Saturday, January 25-26 President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism Rabbi Fuchs explains what Progressive Judaism is and why it matters. Participants will also enjoy Saturday study sessions with our scholar.
Dr. Leonard Felder Saturday, April 13, 12:00 p.m. Bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Leonard Felder will show us how to use Jewish centering methods to stay healthy, resilient and mindful even when dealing with challenging work, home or social situations.
Jewish Burial Space Available Space for members and their relatives is available at Mount of Olives Lawn at El Camino Memorial Park and Home of Peace Corridors at Cypress View Mausoleum. Savings on pre-need purchases offered. Contact Stuart Simmons at 619 264-3168, or firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Israel Cemetery & Mausoleum Association
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We acknowledge these contributions, processed through August 5, with appreciation. To make a contribution email email@example.com, or call 858 535-1111, ext.3500. Torah Project Contribution by: Nancy and Dean Abelon, Steven, Lorin and Aaron Bellach, Julie and Edgar Berner, Jenny and Andrew Bratt, Marilyn Cohen, Amy Corton and Carlton Eibl, Estelle and Lou Dunst, Carol Spielman-Ewan, Scott Inglis, Valerie and Greg Frost, Debbi and Bob Green, Stephanie Jed and Eduardo Garcia, Lucas Garcia Jed, Norman Fassler-Katz, Sandra Berlin Kroll and David Kroll, Bobbi and Sheldon Krueger, Jennifer Eng-Kulawy and Adam Kulawy, Kari Kohen-Leasure, Stephanie and Aaron Lehman, Maggie and Paul Meyer, Phyllis and Stan Minick, Elaine Moser, Adrienne and Richard Prager, Matilda Remba and Bill Wachsman, Ruthe and Murray Rogow, Susan and Charles Schlesinger, Rhonda Schwartz, Mickey Stern, Rosalind and Jerry Streichler, Selma and Harry Tennebaum, Ann and Bennett Weinbaum In appreciation of: Beth Israel clergy by Richard and Kristin Belsky Ellen Edwards by Valerie Leman George Scher by Miriam Norten In honor of: The Bark Family by David Z. Bark Yoni Berk, Jenna Graham, Raymond Graham and Amalie Graham by Rabbis Aliza and Michael Berk Emily Fisher’s success in the 2nd grade by Maxine Endy Bunny Estrin by Doreen and Marvin Estrin Our five generations at Beth Israel by Carol and Ron Fox Gordon Glenn’s birthday by Judy and Gordon Glenn Jerome David Marcus by Heidi Marcus Golding and Samuel Golding Jonathan and Jacob Greenberg by Jeanie and Martin Greenberg Anna Newton and Steven Guthauser by Ida and Aaron Gruber Our children by Joanne and Ken Gimbel BITY, NOAR and J2 by Sarah and Jeremy Gimbel The marriage of Jose F. Gonzalez and Marybel Robledo by Claudia Iracema Gonzales Our grandchildren Ethan, Teagan and Haley by Ellen and Herbert Hafter Kenneth Mirman by Joanne and Herb Hein Our enduring love by Joanne and Herb Hein Congregation Beth Israel’s 150th Anniversary by Randi and Harvey Helsel My daughter Ellen by Steven Horowitz Robert Kritzik’s 85th birthday by Marcie and Tom Kritzik Our parents by Sandra Berlin Kroll and David Kroll
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Isabella and Ian Lehman by Stephanie and Aaron Lehman My mother’s 89th birthday by David Prolman Carly Bisogno by Bethany Ratner Our children: Lori and her husband Daniel, Aaron and his wife Kristen, Michael and our grandchildren Zachary and Matthew by Sharon and Stephen Ritter Rhona Gordon’s birthday by Helene and David Schlafman My becoming a Bat Mitzvah and my Torah portion by Melissa Schneider Grandson Jordan Doole, soon to become a Bar Mitzvah, by Harriet Shumacher Gabriela Lucia Turner and Matthew Kevark Turner by Maxine Snyder Turner and Tom Turner Our children, Matthew Volsky and Jonathan, Dana and Benjamin Wikstrom, and in honor of the 2nd bar mitzvah of Larry Krause by Susan and Joel Volsky Solenne and Tamara Wachsman by Matilda Remba and Bill Wachsman The Yashar family by Cate and Arnold Yashar Morah Robbie’s 2012 kindergarten class by Joellyn and Ron Zollman In memory of: Joseph Behar, Mary Farb and Samuel Behar by Melissa and Victor Behar William Kenton by Anne and Arthur Bleier Sophie Brody and Sanford Cohn by the Sophie and Arthur Brody Foundation My mother Lena Marcovic and grandparents Bessie and Harry Marcovic by Estelle Dunst My parents Mordecai ben Daniel and Priva bat Israel by Lou Dunst Anne and Sam Sukenic by Doreen and Marvin Estrin Elene Solomon by Shirley and Dick Gilbert Philip Ginsburg’s parents by Francine and Phil Ginsburg Our parents Bella and Joseph Mont, and Blanche and Norman Ginsburg, by Fran and Phillip Ginsburg Rachel and Samuel Greenberg by Jeanie and Martin Greenberg Bill Kenton, beloved husband, father and grandfather, by Edythe Kenton and family Gabriel Meyer by Maggie and Paul Meyer Our families by Anna Newton and Steve Guthauser Samuel Perlman by Karen Perlman Rosalie Fisher by Alison and Steve Prager Marty Klitzner by Jillian Rudman My beloved parents, Anita Emmerich Hyman and Dr. Morris Hyman by Susan Shmalo Edward Grossman and Harold Tarkow by Janine Tarkow Manley S. Wolochow by Marcia and Donald Wolochow
Rabbi Berk’s Fund Contribution by: Dan and Phyllis Epstein, Sallye and Lawrence Krause and Renee and Joseph O’Rourke In appreciation: Of Rabbi Berk by Edythe Kenton and family and Janet and Robert Matzner Of Rabbi Berk for his kindness during my recent illness by Ilene Benkle Of Beth Israel Clergy for helping me become a Bar Mitzvah by Elliot Applebaum Of our gratitude for the gift of David’s recovery by June and David Cantor Of Rabbi Berk officiating at the Shiva service for Aaron Wechter by Sylvia Wechter and family In honor of: The birthdays of Rabbi Berk, Sheila Bliss, Don Greenberg, Rabbi Martin Lawson, Dorothy Sanderson and Debra Segal by Lynne Barbara Binder A speedy recovery for Lori Bolotin by Susan Shmalo David Dann becoming a Bar Mitzvah by the Bloom Family (Todd Bloom Discretionary) Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation A happy birthday for Terri Fine by Lynne Barbara Binder The Bris for Zachary Kennedy by Stuart Rubenstein, MD The 2nd anniversary of the Adult B’nai Mitzvah of Jim Spievak and daughter Lisa Saam by Jim Spievak In memory of: Allen Auslander and Milton Auslander by Sondra and William Albers Lenore Auslander by Sondra Albers Karol Brill and Estela M. De Azicri by Margarita Brill and family Mauricio Cohen by Sandy and Art Levinson Dr. Morris Hyman, MD by Susan Shmalo Bessie Koffler and Esther Trontz by Doris and Irv Goldfarb Mildred Lampert, Marilyn Medak, Suzanne Recht, William Recht, Sydney Segal and Kurt Sax by Lynne Barbara Binder Issac Levy by Clive David Kay Galinson by the Galinson family Kathleen O’Rourke and Stuart Wurtman by Renee and Joseph O’Rourke David Overbach and Martin Paul Klitzner by Lynne Barbara Binder Samuel Recht by Bev and Len Bernstein Elene Solomon by the Herbert J. and Elene Solomon Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Yale Howard Smulyan by Sylvia Smulyan
Rabbi/Cantor Bernstein’s Music Fund In appreciation: Of Beth Israel clergy for helping me become a Bar Mitzvah by Elliot Applebaum Of Rabbi/Cantor Bernstein officiating at the wedding of Patrick and Jacqueline Christy by the Christy family David Dann becoming a Bar Mitzvah by the Bloom Family (Todd Bloom Discretionary) Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Of Heidi Gantwerk and Diane Voit’s work in creating the outstanding Jewish Music Festival by Elizabeth and Mitch Siegler and family Of Laura Haubrich’s high school graduation by Natalie and Sheldon Diamond In honor of: A happy birthday for Paul Robaia by Lynne Barbara Binder Terri Bignell being named the 2013 San Diego recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/ Friedland Award by Diane, Buddy and Emma Voit Get-well prayers for Lori Bolotin by Cindy and Lorne Polger Joy and Jeff Kirsch’s 50th anniversary by Marcia and Donald Wolochow Buddy Voit and Heidi Gantwerk being named volunteers of the Year by the Brogadir family, Naomi and Myron Shelley and Gerry and Steve Voit Sandra Rubin becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Pat Libby In memory of: Daniel Adelson by Nenette AdelsonRodriguez and Walter Rodriguez Arthur Brody by Sandy and Arthur Levinson Marge Cleare by Valerie and Paul Field Hilda Edlavitch by Gail and Jonathan Schwartz George W. Farber by Elisabeth and Alan Rubin Bobby Gauchier by Lisa Gittleman Timothy Grutman by Terri Levenson Sapp Arthur Klein by Linda and Jerry Goldberg Leonard Kolodny by Jamie, Erin and Ed Tonkon and Randi Manson Lucina Krumholz by Ina Cantor and Sammy Krumholz Leanore and Murray Lampert by Ina Cantor Yvette Lavine Rothstein by Cynthia and Wayne Schwartz Yvette Miller Lavine from her four loving sons; Dennis, Joel, Robert and Charles Lavine Ruth Nelson by Robin, Joth, Rachel and Garrett Layton Seymour Okmin by Linda and Larry Okmin and family Lester Patinkin by Doris Patinkin Rubin
Sylvia Ragsdale by Stephanie Heinzman Abraham Shelley by Naomi and Myron Shelley Ryan Wayne Smith by Mary Ann and George Scher Elene Solomon by Melissa and Michael Bartel and Cindy and Lorne Polger Marvin Stoddard by Dawn, Jonathan, Max and Sophie Rosenblum Isidor Strich by Ruth and Eliezer Strich Sol Vinstein by Susan and Rick Levin Arthur Wright by Diane and Buddy Voit
Rabbi Satz’ Fund In appreciation: Of Rabbi Satz for conducting the baby naming of Benjamin Price Lewis, son of Mindy and Arthur Lewis and grandson of Judy and Marshall Lewis, by Judy and Marshall Lewis Of Beth Israel Clergy for helping me become a Bar Mitzvah by Elliot Applebaum Of Hebrew naming for Jodi Berger and Thomas Barthold by Jodi Berger Of Rabbi Satz for the presentation to the 7th grade class by the Francis Parker School Of Rabbi Satz for Shiloh Ahuvah’s baby naming by Jessica Keith Of Rabbi Satz for the memorial service for my mother, by Elissa Shuchter Of Rabbi Satz officiating at the Shiva service for Aaron Wechter by Sylvia Wechter and family In memory of: Stanley Davidoff by Scott Davidoff Robert Levy by Jean S. Levy
Cantor Merel’s Music Fund In honor of: Marcie Merel’s good health by Emily and Chris Jennewein Get well wishes for Marcie Merel by Elana Weinberger In memory of: Sidney J. Horwitz by Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Ralph and Reva Kramer by Joan and Victor Kramer Edward Levin by Susan and Rick Levin and family Pepi Levy by Lainie Lesser-Mark Victor Radin by Norman Radin Beatrice Wiener by Hermeen Scharaga and family Dr. Samuel Harold Wiener by Hermeen Scharaga
Beth Israel Contribution by: Steven D. Cords, Lou and Estelle Dunst, Emanuil Valmianski In appreciation: Of Terri Bignell for her amazing hospitality by Maxine Trimble
In honor of: Terri Bignell for being named the 2013 San Diego recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/ Friedland Award by Melissa and Michael Bartell High School Graduates by Natalie and Sheldon Diamond Arthur Greenberg, Francis Greenberg and Mary Kela by Sharon Gorevitz and Alan Greenberg Curtis Griffin by Gary and Carolyn Jacobs Jim Malkus’ special birthday by Terri Fine T. Will Mann on becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Cindy Polger Joseph Oppenheimer by Beverly and Stanley Berger Adira Rosen becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Cindy and Lorne Polger and family Of Esther and Richard Rosenberg’s 60th anniversary by Sidney Bersen Sanford Schane on behalf of his special birthday by Gail and Jim Malkus Samuel E. Terman by Barbara & Bill Fox Lillian and Irving Weiner’s 62nd wedding anniversary by Robin, Amy, Mike, Shari, Alana and Sami Weiner Mrs. Sally and Dr. Steven Wyte and the recovery of their daughter Rebecca Wyte by Brenda and Benjamin Schneider In memory of: Louise and Harry Abelon and Michael Abelon by Nancy and Dean Abelon Dr. Seymour Aberle by Alfred M. Aberle Minnie Avidon by Bernice Green Rose Baroff by Marina Baroff and Bob Kaplan Morley Barsky by Barbara C. Barsky Hazel and William Blumberg by Joyce and Bob Blumberg Myrna Bress by Linda and Peter Levine Lillian Bretow by Thelma and David Bretow Arthur Brody by Sherron and Jack Schuster Joseph Bronstein, Marty Klitzner and Ryan Wayne Smith by Terri Bignell Lillie Buchstane by Terri Bignell, Susanna and Michael Flaster, Emily and Chris Jennewein, the Polger family and Ruth and Richard Warburg LaVerne Fefferman by the San Diego Genealogical Society Ethel Feldman by Suzi, Bernie, David and Gregory Feldman Harry Feldman by Beverlee and Pat Greene Joseph S. Feldman by Sandy, Janine, Michael and J.B. Feldman Jean Gordon by the C and M Association and Joan Jacobs Edward Gottlieb by Bernard Gottlieb Walter Greenberg by Yvonne Greenberg Curtis Griffin by Carolyn and Gary Jacobs Sumner Gross by Joani and Steve Gross Estelle Hartman by Anne Simon Cora L. Heimann by Jimmy H. Heimann Emanuel H. Heimann by Jimmy Heimann Jack Kaplan by Jessica and Michael Middleton
Vina Keaton and Nettie Nevin by Nancy and Alan Nevin Pauline Levy Kleier and Emil Eligator by Mrs. Leona and Dr. Jerome Levy Martin Klitzner by Terri Bignell, James S. Farley, Jan, Marc, Andrew and Adam Hanover and Marjory Kaplan and JeanJacques Surbeck Gerald Kobernick by Marilyn and Melvin Goldzband Ida Kodmur by Edith and Milton Kodmur Yvette Rothstein Lavine by Beverly and Jerry Turchin Elmer D. Levin by Jane Levin Isaac Lias by Betty Lias Dorothy Mann by Erna and Andrew Viterbi Marlys Marion by Mickey Stern Louis Nemeth by Simma and Paul Nemeth Max Nemetz by Gail Robinson Stuart Marcia Nevin Lawrence by Nancy and Alan Nevin Morris Nevin by Nancy and Alan Nevin Bernys S. Nierman Levin by Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Sophie Nourok by Marlene and David Nourok Edward Earl Parker by Barbara Parker Anne Pinkel by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Feldman Harry Rabiner by Mickey Stern Shep Scharlin by Bert Mann and family Howard Schudson by Tom Engel, Max Engel and Carly Engel Zelda Schuster by Sherron and Jack Schuster Israel Schwartz by Sylvia and Dan Feldman Michael Sherman by the Sherman family David Simon and Milton Hartman by Anne and Ron Simon Sophie Simons by Jane and Syd Shore Ryan Wayne Smith by Terri Bignell, Gail and Jim Malkus and Mrs. Naomi and Dr. Laurence Rivkin Elene Solomon by Allison and Robert Price, the Seltzer family and Herbert Solomon Jack Weiss by Judith and Steven Weiss
150th Anniversary Celebration Contribution by: Diane and John Yochelson In memory of: Marcia Lovick by Mary Ann and George Scher
Learner’s Community (Adult Education) In honor of: Phil Finkel’s big birthday by Bonnie and Barry Graff A happy anniversary to Esther and Richard Rosenberg by Charlotte Hockstein The 75th birthday of Sanford Schane by Nancy and Dean Abelon
In memory of: Lillie Buchstane by Bonnie and Barry Graff Herm Gordon by Karen Coleman Harry Sapowith by Alan Sapowith William Slesinger by Susan and Richard Ulevitch Elene Solomon by Bonnie and Barry Graff Bettye and Irwin Ulevitch by Susan and Richard Ulevitch
Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School In honor of: Rabbi Lenore Bohm for inspirational parsha discussions by Glenda Jaffe Adam and Jeremy by Marilyn and Dick Rowen Barbara and Norman Rozansky in honor of triple graduations of Rachel, Jeremy and Adam Deborah Szekely’s 90th birthday by Deanna and Ed Goldberg A speedy recovery for Kevin Wechter, by Elizabeth and Mitch Siegler In memory of: Arthur Brody by Deanna and Ed Goldberg, Suzi and Bernie Feldman and Anne, Matthew and Evan Nagorner Mauricio Cohen, Ruth Nelson and Yvette Rothstein by Suzi and Bernie Feldman Elaine Rosen by Lynn and Bert Epsten and Barbara Bloom Cookie Serwin by Richard Serwing and Brett and Jennifer Serwin Elene Solomon by Deanna and Eddie Goldberg and Anne, Matthew and Evan Nagorner
Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool In memory of: Virginia Lyons by Nancy and David Amiel Norman Milstein by Ryan Goldenhar Ruth Nelson by Linda Katzman and Dennis Glaser Sol Schultz by Marla and Gordon Gerson, Jeanette Rubin Burnett and Helene and Allan Ziman Yvette Rothstein and Charles Ziman by Helene and Allan Ziman
Hunger Project Contribution by: Anonymous, Ashwell and Associates, Beverly Bejar, Deborah and Isaac Bejar, Claudia and Daniel Gallant, Dr. D. Scarborough Gavares, Shirley and Dick Gilbert, Debra and Harper Hatheway, Shirley Imber, Lisa and Jeffa Kob, Korte/Schwartz Inc., Allison and Robert Logan, Katherine and Richard Moore, Renee and Joseph O’Rourke, Alan Peller, Jacqueline Snoyman’s Rimonia class, Charlotte and Martin Stern, Temple Emanu-El of San Diego In honor of: Caroline Acheatel graduating from college by Ronald Newell
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Clifford and Sydell Acheatel by Roger Acheatel and Ingrid Scharpf Elliot Applebaum in honor of his becoming a Bar Mitzvah by Elliot Applebaum Ayden Belsky becoming a Bat Mizvah by Bonnie and Barry Graff Terri Bignell for being the 2013 San Diego recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award by Bev and Len Bernstein Lori Bolotin’s good health by Bev and Len Bernstein The birthdays of Sharon and Bob Bush by Ronald Newell The recoveries of Rene Bird and Shirley Chervin by Diana Hahn Martin Colby by Teddie Pincus Sylvia Freedman by Mary Ann and George Scher Mazel Tov to Fran and Phil Ginsburg on the birth of Sophie Blanche by Bonnie and Barry Graff Jonathan and Jacob Greenberg by Marty Greenberg Mina Gutmann by Charlotte G. Stern The 50th wedding anniversary of Chuck and Susan Hayman by Marty Lederer and Janie Smith Barbara Kraus by Jean Friedman Bob and Viv Lichtman on their 60th wedding anniversary by Rae and Ed Samiljan Doris Paerse by Gladys Aboulafia Olivia Polger’s high school graduation by Beth Schulefand and Spencer Cheng Sandra Rosenthal by Teddie Pincus Sandra Rubin becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Nancy and Dean Abelon, Sondra and Bill Albers, Leona Levy, Renee O’Rourke, Carole and Howard Robin, Sandra Silverstein and Gayle and George Wise Donald Slate’s special birthday by Bev and Len Bernstein and Lee and Lou Temkin Ryan Wayne Smith and Elene Solomon by Teddie Pincus Daniella Williams becoming a Bat Mitzvah by Bonnie and Barry Graff Debbie Yavitch and Ray Grayer in honor of your recent marriage by Barbara and Norman Rozansky In appreciation of: Joan Kutner and Liz Levine by Marty Greenberg In memory of: Elie Aboulafia, Claire Aboulafia and Ralph Aboulafia by Gladys Aboulafia Cydell and Clifford Acheatel by Roger Acheatel Ronald Bachrach by Eileen Bachrach Celeste Berman by Beth Greenberg Pauline BeRossy by Jan & Ed Friedman Louis Bridge by Phyllis and Stan Minick Arthur Brody by Linda and Shearn Platt, Len and Bev Bernstein and Bonnie and Barry Graff Lucille Brotman by Howard Brotman Florence Brown by Barbara Bloom, Lynn and Bert Epsten Lillie Buchstane by Joan and Louis Chesner Lillian Chapman by Beverly and Leonard Bernstein
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Mauricio Cohen by Maxine and Jerry Trimble Yetta Cohen by Marcia Cohen Martin Colby, Sandra Rosenthal, Elene Solomon and Ryan Smith by Teddie Pincus Lola Cutler by Jerome Shaw and Joyce Cutler Shaw Family Foundation Adolfo Di Capua by Silvana and Richard Christy and family Homer Delawie by Ethel Delawie Aaron Easton by Jeff Easton Rachel Farber by Henrietta Farber Harry Feldman by Beverlee and Pat Greene J. Robert Fineman and Solomon Fineman by Rosalind and Jerry Streichler Miriam Fineman by Rosalind and Jerry Streichler Sarabelle Fishman by Barbara and Norman Rozansky Sylvia Freedman by Mary Ann and George Scher Ethel Friedman and Sol Wolff by Jean Friedman Gustave Friedman by Edward Friedman and family William Friedman by Jean Friedman Max Gendelman by Ethel Delawie Harvey Goldberg by Linda and Jerry Goldberg Clarice Goldfarb by Renee O’Rourke Morris Goldstein by Marc Pollack Abraham Golokow by Sara Maltzman and David Golokow Bernard Gordon by Ruth Ohlund Jean Gordon and Jerry Kobernick by Marge and Jerry Katleman Ruth M. Gould and Robert T. Gould by Mary Marshall and Steven Gould Philip Green by Helen Green Mina Gutmann by Charlotte Stern Minnie Harris and Wolfe Harris by Ruth and Jim Harris Esther Heimowitz and Max Heimowitz by Joan Huberman Milton Jasper by Thelma and Dennis Jasper Maxine P. and Bernard Kaplan by Marina Baroff and Robert Kaplan Claire Kattenberg by Diana and Judy Hahn Weston Kingsley and Merle Wilson by Karen and Richard Stern Gerald “Jerry” Kobernick by Bev and Len Bernstein and Gordon L. Gerson Louis Koppelman by Evelyn Misheck and family Barbara Kraus by Jean Friedman Morris Kutner and Ruth Landau by Joan and Leon Kutner Rolf Lange by Rosie Jacobson Dora Lampert and Melvin Lubow by Ed and Rae Samiljan Sol Lefkowitz by Joseph Spievac Maurice Levenson by Maggie and Paul Meyer Elizabeth Levy by Bonnie and Lee Levy Lori Martin by Rosie Jacobson Paul Merel by Mrs. Marcie and Cantor Sheldon Merel Theresa Messinger by the Lauterbaugh and Mann families
David Miller by Helen and Don Fleming Jack Neben and Yetta Neben by Marla and Gordon Gerson Ruth Nelson by Marla and Gordon Gerson and Joyce Layton Nettie Nevin and Vina Keaton by Nancy and Alan Nevin Israel Nourok by Marlene and David Nourok Doris Paerse by Gladys Aboulafia Lillian Press by Helen and Bernard Press Naftal Reznik by Vivian Reznik and Andrew Ries Dr. Mayer E. Ross by Lillian Ross William Rubin by Jeanette Rubin Burnett and Helene and Allan Ziman Judith Ross by Jane and Syd Shore Ivyl Rowland by Jeff Easton Mae Ruttenberg by Edward O. Ruttenberg Ouzi Sadok by Adam, Eva and Joanna Sadok Freda Sandweiss and Rose Stein by Nancy and Donald Sandweiss David Jacob Sandweiss by Nancy and Donald Sandweiss Rebecca Schlisselman by Celia and Harry Felzer Sol Schultz by Gordon Gerson Edith Shore by Jane and Syd Shore Alan Silberman by Sheila Silberman Sophie Simons by Jane and Syd Shore Ryan Wayne Smith by Lori and Howard Bolotin Elene Soloman by Marla and Gordon Gerson, Roanne Gotthelf and Maxine and Jerry Trimble Leon Spector by Dale and Jerry Spector Ruth Sperling by Judy and Tony Summers Elaine G. Springer by Alan H. Springer Joseph Stern by the Stern family Jean Stern by Karen and Richard Stern Lawrence Sternfield by Hedy Witham Ben Stiegler by Sheree and Mayo Stiegler Robert Tarrel by Joan Kramer Samuel and Annie Temple by Renee Temple O’Rourke Minnie Wolff by Jean Friedman Arthur Wright by Bev and Len Bernstein Stuart Wurtman by Renee and Joseph O’Rourke
Kehillah/Caring Community Contribution: Julie and Edgar Berner In memory of: Celeste Berman by Beth Greenberg Joe Mayer by Heidi Gantwerk and Andy Mayer
Oneg Shabbat/Kiddush Contribution by: Kathy Beitscher, Betsy Frank and John Kafka,Andrea andRuss Gold, S.A. and J.E. Gross, Lisa Lazar and Dale Glaser, Enid Gleich, David Golokow and Sara Maltzman, Deanne and Eddie Goldberg, Steve Gould, Betsy and George Green, Leslie Mark and Ken Gross, Diana Hahn, Julie and Howard Haimsohn, Kristin Hampshire, Holly and David Hazan, Sue
and Jeff Heimler, Joanne and Herb Hein, Mike and Stephanie Heinzman, David and Trudy Holleb, Anita Hosenpud, Ms. Leah Hurwitz, Donald Jacobs, Linda and Ed Janon, Thelma and Dennis Jasper, Wendy Johnson, Linda and Ed Janon, Cecile Jordan, Jan and Irv Kass, Martha Krasne, Cheri and Richard Kreisberg, Barbara Goldman, Howard Katz, Marge and Jerry Katleman, Mrs. Myra and Bernard Kauderer, Joy and Jeff Kirsch, Edith and Milt Kodmur, Jill and Martin Koller, Joan and Victor Kramer, Marcia and Jerrold Krasny, Ava and Michael Kurnow, Audrey and Steven Levine, Sandra and Arthur Levinson, Bonnie and Lee Levy, Jean Levy, Susan and Denis Levy, Carol and Ralph Levy, Hollis and Alan Litrownik, Lainie Lesser-Mark Dina Massry and Kenneth Grudko, Allison and Robert Price In honor of: their anniversary, Heidi and Stuart Krantz donated four dozen baked cookies In memory of: Edna Fox by Barbara and Bill Fox Belle Greene by Beverlee and Pat Greene Anne Pinkel by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Feldman Louis Ruben by Arlene Mink Sylvia Rose by Stephanie and Andro Petersen Donald Spielman by Carol Spielman-Ewan
Men’s Club Contribution by: Diane and John Yochelson In memory of: Hal Moss by Karen Coleman
Men’s Club Yom HaShoah Fund In appreciation: Of Brenda and Ben Schneider by Gayle and George Wise In memory of: Isidor Weinbaum by Ann and Ben Weinbaum
Women of Beth Israel In memory of: Nathan Michael Lyons by Nancy and David Amiel
Scholar-In-Residence In honor of: Joy and Jeff Kirschs’ 50th anniversary by Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman In memory of: Saima Zbikowski by Nancy Abelon
Social Action In honor of: Joe Oppenheimer’s 85th birthday by Barbara and Sheldon Krueger In memory of: Sarah and Max Huttner by Ruth Weiss Manley Wolochow by Karen Coleman
Stand With Israel Fund In honor of: Dr. Peter Sacks on his significant birthday by Susan Shmalo
In memory of: Elene Solomon by Terri Bignell and Phyllis Cohn Gerald “Jerry” Kobernick by Phyllis Cohn and Mary Ann and George Scher Golda Alpert by Rebecca Gluck Arthur Brody by Cindy and Lorne Polger Arthur Wright by Mary Ann and George Scher Diana Barliant by Susan Shmalo
Torah Study and Minyan
In memory of: Joan Dalton and Lawrence Miller by Linda and Fred Valfer Elaine Wissen by Eva and Paul Dickstein
Contribution by: Anonymous, Netta Cohenca and Alan Turken, Leslie and Charles Levine and Louise B. Winheld In honor of: Rabbi Lenore Bohm’s 30 years of service to the Jewish community of San Diego by Randi and Harvey Helsel and Ronald Newell Of Clive David’s birthday by Ronald Newell Sandie and Dan Linn’s 40th anniversary by Howard Hian Of Sandi and Dan Lynn’s birthdays by Ronald Newell Sally and Joe Nalven on the birth of their grandson by Fern and Al Kohn Of Joe Oppenheimer’s 85th birthday by Nancy and Dean Abelon, Sheila and Stan Bliss, Howard Hian, Stephanie and Michael Heinzman and Jeffrey Loeb Of Joe Oppenheimer’s special birthday and his contribution to the Saturday Minyan by Jean Feinstein In memory of: Lena Addleson by Estelle Addleson-Dunst Shayna Borevitz by Karen Coleman Myrna Bress, by Nancy and Dean Abelon, Fern and Al Kohn, Randy Savarese and Chuck Petler, Elissa and David Shuchter and Cynthia and Sydney Wexler Claire Goldberg by Charlotte Hockstein, Irving L. Helsel by Randi and Harvey Helsel Claire Kattenburg by Sallye Krause and Diana Hahn Gerry Kobernick by Cindy and Lorne Polger Nellie “Ruth” Madison by Tammy Luckett Morton Newberger by Lynn and Michael Maskin Seymour W. Perlman by Marion Perlman Joseph Spievak by James Spievak Emmie Vida by Jean Feinstein Jay Winheld by Louise Winheld
Alice B. Wax Youth Fund (Youth Programming) In memory of: Cynthia Kanarvogel by Betsy and George Green
Outreach to Interfaith In memory of: Judy Rice by Nathan Zechter
DayTimers In memory of: Kenneth Butler by Carol August Butler Philip Moldofsky by Barbara Krueger
In memory of: Herman DeVries by Bridgette and Jerry Salomon
Floral Fund In memory of: Aennie Merfield by Brigitte and Jerry Salomon
ENDOWMENT AND DESIGNATED FUNDS The General Endowment Fund In memory of: Arthur Brody, Arthur Wright and Aaron Wechter by Elizabeth and Mitch Siegler
Carl Esenoff Memorial Fund In memory of: Gertrude Thaler and Sol Schultz by Michael Stotsky
Shearn and Linda Platt Youth to Israel Fund In honor of: A speedy recovery for Carol Goodman by Linda and Shearn Platt Linda Platt’s birthday by Joanne and Mitch Leibovitz, Sandra and Arthur Levinson and Barbara and Norman Rozansky Barbara Rozansky and Don Slate’s birthdays by Linda and Shearn Platt In memory of: Arthur Brody, Florence Brown, Gerald “Jerry” Kobernick, Raymond Platt, Shep Scharlin and William “Bill” Feinberg by Linda and Shearn Platt Ann Schultz and Delmer Platt by Linda and Shearn Platt Aaron Wechter by Linda and Shearn Platt
Herbert J. Solomon Fund (Education) In memory of: Brian Black by Laurie Black Florence Brown by Joan and Jeremy Berg Elene Solomon by Joan and Jeremy Berg, Bev and Len Bernstein, Barbara Bloom, Bea and Robert Epsten, Suzi and Bernie Feldman, Carol and Ron Fox, Shirley and Edward Haimsohn, Emily and Chris Jennewein, Sandy and Arthur Levinson, Anabel and Ted Mintz, Barbara and Norman Rozansky, Mary Ann and George Scher, Susan Shmalo, Maxine and Jerry Trimble
Louis and Lee Temkin Fund In honor of: The 35th wedding anniversary of Judy and Richard Katz by Barbara and Norman Rozansky
Barbara Rozansky’s birthday by Robert and Leah Temkin and Roberta and Harold Zimmerman Norman and Barbara Rozansky’s giving of the Torah Cover to Beth Israel by Leah and Robert Temkin Don Slate’s birthday by Barbara and Norman Rozansky In memory of: Arthur Brody by Karen Coleman, Marge and Jerry Katleman and Barbara and Norman Rozansky Marguerite Katleman by the Katleman, Emge and Schroder families Ryan Wayne Smith by Robert and Leah Temkin
Kenton-Kleinberg Fund For The Needy In honor of: The conversion of Asha Bleier by Anne and Arthur Bleier In memory of: Victor Hara by Edythe Kenton Molly Hayden, Gerald “Jerry” Kobernick, and Sol Schultrz by Edythe Kenton Bill Kenton, Abe Levin and Dan Kleinberg by Anne and Arthur Bleier Lee Levin by Edythe Kenton Lee Levin and Manny Savitch by Anne Bleier Ruth Nelson, Sol Schultz and Elene Solomon by Edythe Kenton
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS Religious School Scholarship Fund In memory of: Jeanette Kurnow by Michael and Ava Kurnow Elene Solomon and Sol Kempinsky’s brother by Carol and Ron Fox
Wendy Bunten Memorial Scholarship Fund In memory of: Wendy Hope Bunten by Jean and Ted Bunten
Monte Kobey Memorial Fund (Preschool Scholarships) In memory of: Monte Kobey by Charlotte Kobey Morton
WBI Scholarship Fund In memory of: Khava Slavutskaya by Millie, Ken, Vlad and Jack Faviukis
CAMPERSHIP FUNDS Campership Fund In honor of: Marcia and Len Fram on the birth of your twin grandchildren by Mrs. Naomi and Dr. Laurence Rivkin Barbara and Norman Rozansky on your grandson Adam’s graduation and his year in Israel, grandson Jeremy’s graduation
with honors from the University of Chicago and your granddaughter Rachel’s graduation from high school and acceptance into UCLA by Mrs. Naomi and Dr. Laurence Rivkin In memory of: Irwin Grossman by Tora Grossman and sons Ryan Smith by Karen Coleman Michael Sykes by Marge, Marc, and Sarah Stein Beatrice Weitzler by Maxine and Glenn Farber
Charlotte HaimsoHn Campership Fund In honor of: The birth of Sam Rosen Schwartz, grandson of Rimma and Jay Rosenberg by Carol and Ron Fox In memory of: Arthur Brody by Carol and Ron Fox Sadie and Herman Haimsohn by Shirley and Edward Haimsohn
Dona Shenkman/WBI Campership Find In honor of: Esther and Dick Rosenberg’s anniversary by Elana Kroll
Estelle Levi Campership Fund In memory of: Sadie and Herman Haimsohn by Shirley and Edward Haimsohn Rosalie Levi by Nonie and Rob Levi
LIBRARY FUNDS Bill and George Burnett family Memorial Library Fund In honor of: ALEINU Teachers by the ALEINU Committee In memory of: Arthur Brody by Emily and Chris Jennewein Nathan Baranov, Sylvan Baranov and Judy Baranov Ashcraft by Marilynne Baranov Barnacle Mauricio Cohen by Joy and Jeff Kirsch
Helene Schlafman Collection Fund In honor of: Esther and Dick Rosenberg’s 60th wedding anniversary by Helene and David Schlafman Lani Schlafman’s birthday by Helene and David Schlafman In memory of: Kate Asherman and Rachel Hertzberg by Carol and Ralph Levy Betty Schlafman by Helene and David Schlafman Mervin Schoenberger by Carol and Ralph Levy Ellen Weinbaum by Ann and Ben Weinbaum
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We invite you to celebrate with us! as we welcome our new 150th Anniversary Torah to our synagogue
Shabbat Sukkot with Special Guest, URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs Friday, October 5
Enjoy a casual Sukkot family dinner in the Price Family Courtyard with URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs. Welcome our new 150th Anniversary Torah as it is brought, under a chupah, through the courtyard and into the sanctuary. The Erev Shabbat Service that follows will feature Rabbi Rick Jacobs as guest speaker. 6:00 p.m.: Casual Sukkot Family Dinner: $7, Children under 2 are free. RSVP for dinner at www.cbisd.org/worship 6:45 p.m.: Welcome our new 150th Anniversary Torah 7:00 p.m.: Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Rick Jacobs Please RSVP and pay for dinner online at least one week in advance at www.cbisd.org/specialevents, or to Bethany Ratner: email@example.com, 858 535-1111, ext. 3124.
Erev Simchat Torah and Dedication of our 150th Anniversary Torah Sunday, October 7
5:00 p.m. Light Oneg 6:00 p.m. Dedication of the Torah and Simchat Torah Celebration The entire community is invited to join us for this historic event as we dedicate and read from our 150th Anniversary Torah for the first time. The evening will honor all who participated in the creation of our new Torah. A celebratory Oneg & Israeli Dancing will follow. No fee, but please rsvp for planning purposes at least one week in advance to www.cbisd.org/specialevents, or to Bethany Ratner: firstname.lastname@example.org, 858 535-1111, ext. 3124.