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VOLUME 5772 ISSUE 9

May 2012 Iyar/Sivan 5772

Erev Shavuot, May 26, 2012 Shavout Joyful Prayer Siyum Celebration Jewish Mediation Library CD Spirit Series Lag B’omer Kabbalat Shabbat on the Beach Gift & Craft Show

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Shabbat Services From Rabbi Cantor’s Notes Sisterhood Schools Youth

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Adult Studies A-Team Buns Family Library Family Programs Life Cycle Events Mitzvah Grams

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Shabbat Services & Candlelighting Friday, May 4, 2012 Candlelighting 7:49 pm Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 Sedra – Aharei – MotKedoshim Shabbat Services 9:00 am Cholent Kiddush & Zemirot-A-Thon Junior Congregation 10:00 am

Minha, Maariv, and Havdala 7:50 pm Friday May 11, 2012 Candlelighting 7:53 pm Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 p.m. Bar Mitzvah Max Kobernick Saturday, May 12, 2012 Sedra – Emor Shabbat Services 9:00 am Bar Mitzvah Max Kobernick Minha, Maariv & Havdala 7:55pm Friday, May 18, 2012 Candlelighting 7:57 pm Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m. Anniversary Shabbat Sit Down Oneg - Ask the Rabbi Saturday, May 19, 2012 Sedra – Behar-Behukotai Services 9:00 am May Birthday Kiddush Joyful Prayer - Chapel 9:15 am

Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:00 pm Friday, May 25, 2012 Candlelighting 8:01 pm Musical Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm Saturday, May 26, 2012 Sedra - Bamidbar Shabbat Services 9:00 am Erev Shavuot Service 8:15 pm

Tikun Leyl Shavuot Candlelighting 9:01 am

CBI Website www.cbistpete.org

Congregation B’nai Israel 727-381-4900 Contacts

Friday, June 1, 2012 Candlelighting 8:04 pm Kabbalat Shabbat on the Beach 6:15 pm Saturday, June 2, 2012 Sedra – Naso Shabbat Services 9:00 am Graduation Shabbat & Summer Programs Sendoff Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:05 pm

ROSH HODESH Sivan Tuesday May 22, 2012

DAILY SERVICES Be a Mensh! Make a Minyan! Attend our twice daily minyan: Mornings at 7:45 a.m, Sunday & National holiday mornings at 9:00 am Sunday-Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm

PARTICIPATE IN ALIYOT The Ritual Committee of Congregation B’nai Israel encourages worshippers to participate in services by performing aliyot. If you would like to receive an aliyah, please call the synagogue office at 381-4900, or kindly speak to one of the ushers when you enter the sanctuary, and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Those wishing to receive an aliyah on Shabbat morning are asked to arrive at services no later than 9:30 am. We look forward to your participation. Shalom, Morry Bornstein, Ritual Chair

Cantor Jonathan Schultz 727-381-4900 Ext. 305 cantor.schultz@cbistpete.org Executive Director, Sara A. Latham 727-381-4900 Ext. 202 execdir@cbistpete.org Pauline Rivkind Preschool Director Bonnie Halprin 727-381-4900 Ext. 211 preschool@cbistpete.org Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah Education Director, Ilana Dayan 727-381-4900 Ext. 310 prttdir@cbistpete.org

CHILD CARE To request Shabbat morning childcare for preschoolers, please call the Synagogue office by Wednesday prior to Shabbat.

You want to place an ad? Call Leslie Pearlstein 727-772-3295

Rabbi Jacob Luski, D.D. 727-381-4900 Ext. 207 rabbi.luski@cbistpete.org

Youth & Family Program Director Sandy Brasch 727-381-4900 Ext. 209 youthdir@cbistpete.org Community Engagement, Liz Sembler 727-381-4900 Ext. 206 lsembler@cbistpete.org Torah Reader/Educator Deborah Marmon 727-381-4900 Ext. 205 dmarmon@cbistpete.org Office Manager, Pam Askin 727-381-4900 Ext. 203 officemgr@cbistpete.org

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST The Mitzvah Men’s Club provides a Continental Breakfast for all worshippers on Minyan Mornings in the alcove of the Social Hall. Please join the Minyanaires for the morning Shaharit service and relax and schmooze over breakfast bagels, cream cheese, coffee cake and coffee/tea.

Receptionist, Anita Helfand 727-381-4900 Ext. 201 receptionist@cbistpete.org Accounting, Barbara Jarvis 727-381-4900 Ext.204 accounting@cbistpete.org PRTT Secretary, Patzi Gil 727-381-4900 Ext. 210 prttsec@cbistpete.org President, Leslie Pearlstein M.D lpearlmd@gmail.com Sisterhood President, Alice Ettinger Men’s Club President, Jesse Rodman USY President, Alyssa Kobernick Kadima President, Max Kobernick

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES If you are interested in sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat on Friday evening, a Seudah Shlishit on Shabbat afternoon or a L’Hayim following a Morning Minyan in honor or memory of a loved one or a special occasion, please contact Synagogue office.

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From the Rabbi What’s with the cheesecake? “What is with the cheesecake? I thought this holiday was about the giving of the Torah!” So why am I approached every year as we prepare to observe Shavuot? The truth is that even as Shavuot is the time when we pause to remember the giving of the Torah at Sinai, pause to renew our Covenant with God and our dedication to “doing/being Torah”, so would that pause be far from complete without a little cheesecake. The custom of eating dairy foods, cheesecake on Shavuot, has a number of sources. One teaches that the practice is meant to inspire us to do Torah because of the promise that as a reward we will be brought into “a land flowing with milk and honey.” Another legend teaches that before receiving the Torah at Sinai, the Jews did not follow the laws of kashrut. As they soon realized, according to Torah and their covenantal relationship with God, that their utensils were not kosher and thus unfit for use, so they were reluctant to eat anything other than dairy foods. Though we are all familiar with the

laws of kashrut, we too eat dairy foods on this festival to remind ourselves of how quickly and earnestly our ancestors responded to Torah, once it was in their possession. So what is with the cheesecake? It is the reminder that as much as Shavuot is the time when we celebrate the giving of the Torah at Sinai, more important than the fact that it was given to us, is the way in which we respond to that gift – that we as our ancestors accept it and make it as our own. Torah is a different gift. Unless it is received, it is as if it were never given. The only real way to acknowledge the gift of Torah is by ‘doing it.’ That we include as part of our observance the eating of dairy foods is a sign that we are committed to Torah – that we see it as our purpose in life, anticipate the reward which will come from its observance as the only thing worth living for, and continually strive to measure how we are living against the standards and principles of the Torah itself. Shavuot begins on May 26 and once again we will receive the “gift that keeps on giving.” I hope we acknowledge the greatest gift which God has ever given us, next to life itself – that we become one with Torah, and make it our own. Hag Sameah! Shalom,

Rabbi Jacob Luski

Cantor’s Notes Shavuot is the celebration of the Giving of the Torah at Sinai. Appropriately, we mark this occasion by reading The Ten Commandments. The public reading of The Ten Commandments is interesting liturgically, in part because The Ten Commandments have two sets of ta’amei ha-mikra, or “tropes:” the ta’amei elyon, or “upper accents,” and the ta’amei tachton, or “lower accents.” The “lower accents” divide The Ten Commandments into twelve verses of “normal” length, such that each of the twelve verses constitutes a typical sentence. The “upper accents,” on the other hand, parse The Ten Commandments so that each Commandment is a verse. Thus, The Ten Commandments are parsed into ten verses, each Commandment comprising a verse. In current Ashkenazi custom, the “upper accents” are used for all public readings of The Ten Commandments – on Shabbat Parashat Yitro, Shavuot, and Shabbat Parashat Va-etchanan. This way, the Torah reader reenacts the revelation at Sinai during the public reading.

An interesting “side effect” of parsing each Commandment into its own verse is that some of the verses are very short, and two of the verses are very long. “Thou shalt not murder” is a verse. “Thou shalt not steal” is a verse. Conversely, the second Commandment is rendered as one long verse: You shall have no other gods besides Me; you shall not make for yourself a sculptured image, or any likeness of what is in the heavens above, or on the earth below, or in the waters under the earth; You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am an impassioned God, visiting the guilt of the parents upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generations of those who reject Me, but showing kindness to the thousandth generation of those who love Me and keep My commandments. That’s one long verse. I look forward to sharing with you the experience of hearing The Ten Commandments on Shavuot. And for those of you who wish to follow the “upper accents,” they may be found in the back of the Etz Hayim Chumash. B’Shalom, Cantor Jonathan Schultz


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From the President Hesed: “Acts of Loving Kindness” As Shavu’ot approaches, I am immediately drawn to the wonderful story in The Book of Ruth. The Book of Ruth clearly depicts the lives of the estate owners and farmers in the land of Judah at the time of the Judges, depicting their way of life, the customs and the laws of the Israelites dwelling in their country. Particularly noticeable elements are: · The redemption of the land, · The concern for the stranger and the widow; · Strong family ties and feelings of obligation towards relatives; marriage 
to foreign women and · The usages of the reaping season. However, the common denominator for all these apparently unrelated themes is the attribute of“Hesed”, Loving-Kindness. 
 The deeds of the main figures in the Megillah are depicted in detail, with frequent emphasis on the fact that they acted with LovingKindness, within the letter of the law.

Rabbi Zeira said: 
"This Megillah contains neither matters of defilement or purification, nor laws of permission or prohibition. Why then was it written down? To teach the reward that is reserved for those who perform acts of lovingkindness" (Midrash Ruth Rabbah 2, 16). 
"Loving-kindness" stands at the center of the Book of Ruth. 
 Naomi cares for her daughter-in-law Ruth, and Ruth cares for her mother-in- law Naomi. In the relations between Boaz and Ruth it is also felt that both are performing acts of kindness to each other. Even linguistically the importance of kindness is prominent. The word "hesed" (kindness) appears three times in the Megillah, and each time it is connected with a blessing from God. The reward for those performing acts of kindness is the passage from exile to redemption, the direct link to the Kingdom of Israel and the feeling of personal satisfaction that accompanies the good and generous deed. Let us all practice “Hesed” every day of our lives. Chag Sameach, Shavu’ot Shalom, Leslie Pearlstein, MD, President

From the Executive Director As the time quickly approaches for my retirement on June 29th, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our congregation members, volunteers and entire staff for making my experience at CBI memorable. I would especially like to thank our office staff – Pam, Anita & Barbara, and our maintenance staff –Pei, Wilma &Chris for all the hard work and support they have given me over the past nine years. It has made my job less stressful and more enjoyable. Each day I look forward to coming to work knowing that we will be helping some through tough times, helping others celebrate good times, and conducting the business of the synagogue. I plan to spend more time with our adorable granddaughters. Also, our family is blessed to have our 94 year old uncle who has wonderful stories, a great sense of humor and a great appetite for life. Spending more time with him will be enjoyable. This will be my last article I’ll write as Executive Director. I wish each of you love, good health and happiness and again thank you. Please stop by and visit before the end of June. Shalom, Sara Latham Executive Director

TREE OF LIFE AWARD DINNER Honoring Nancy & Alan Bomstein Ida Raye & Marshall Chernin Lawrence D. Wasser Humanitarian Award Ray Gadd

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 6:00 pm A la Carte Event Pavilion 4050 Dana Shores, Tampa Keynote Speaker: Gil Hoffman Chief Political Correspondent & Analyst for the Jerusalem Post RSVP by April 11 – Dietary laws observed For info, please contact Beth Morris or Uri Smajovits at 800-211-1502


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FRANK I. MENDELBLATT, M.D. DAVID J. MENDELBLATT, M.D. OPHTHALMOLOGY

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THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING CELEBRATE SHAVUOT, THE FESTIVAL OF THE GIVING OF THE TORAH, MAY 26, 27, 28 Over 3300 years ago God gave Moses and the Jewish people the treasure of the Torah. The Festival of Shavuot is the two-day celebration, commemoration and re-enactment of the giving and receiving of the Torah. On the first day of Shavuot, the Ten Commandments are read from the Torah in the Synagogue. All should attend the synagogue to receive the Ten Commandments. Jews of all ages should be present, especially the children, our “guarantors” that the Torah remain ours forever. So this year, join us and receive the gift that keeps on giving. SHAVUOT SERVICE SCHEDULE Saturday, May 26, 2012 – Erev Shavuot Candlelighting 9:01 pm Shavuot Services & Tikun Leyl Shavuot 8:15 pm Sunday, May 27, 2012 Shavuot Yom Tov Services Includes Bounty of Babies Ceremony 9:00 am Yom Tov Evening Service 8:00 pm Candlelighting 8:02 pm Monday, May 28, 2012 Shavuot Yom Tov Service and Yizkor, Second Day, 9:00 am Minha, Maariv & Havdala 8:15 pm


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Join Ramah Darom for some fun, engaging and inspiring upcoming programs and retreats! All-Inclusive Jewish Singles Retreat May 18-20

Single? Jewish? Looking for a way to meet new people? Come mix, mingle, laugh, learn, play and celebrate Shabbat with us! We will offer hotel-style accommodations, upscale menus, dynamic activities and plenty of time for R&R. For more information, visit http://www.tumblingwaters.org/events. Summer Family Camp Session 1: June 27 - July 1, 2012, Session 2: July 25 - July 29, 2012

Join us for a fun week of Jewish living and learning! Adults enjoy relaxation, recreation and exciting classes taught by Jewish educators while children participate in camp activities led by the fabulous Ramah Darom staff. For more information, visit http://www.ramahdarom.org/familycamp. Camp Yofi August 8-12, 2012

Camp Yofi is a unique program for Jewish families with children with autism between the ages of six and twelve. With a staff ratio of 1:1, this life-changing, award-winning program has very limited enrollment, so be sure to register soon. For more information, visit http://www.ramahdarom.org/campyofi.


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SISTERHOOD

MITZVAH MEN’S CLUB

CBI Sisterhood is always ready and eager to do things for our Congregation. Just to elaborate we provide many services: Gifts for our Bar and Bat Mitzvah candidates Shop the Judaica Shop for your gifts. Ongei Shabbats and Kiddushim for our shabbatots. We help support the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where our Rabbis, Cantors and Educators receive their education. We join with the Mitzvah Men’s Club to acknowledge Hebrew High Graduates. We do catering for various events and we have wonderful bakers. We do a Shabbat Dinner in honor of Sisterhood Shabbat and participate in Services. Provide scholarship funds to our USYers. Sponsors events throughout the year for learning, entertainment, networking and fun. Sponsors Shabbat Kiddush for birthday and anniversary celebrants. Supports the operating of our Synagogue And more!

CBI’s Mitzvah Men’s Club Presents its Deservedly Famous!

Our Sisterhood is very active with our International Women’s League for Conservative Judaism and Florida Region. In fact, some of our members attend their events and serve on their boards. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:30 pm with a delightful program in its planning stages. We will also be voting on Sisterhood’s slate for 2012-2014. In June we will install our officers and board of trustees for 20122014. Please stop by and shop at our beautiful Judaica Shop. We carry many items like ceremonials which include Kiddush cups, candle holders, Shabbat candles and more. For Passover, Hanukka and other holidays, we carry a full line of products. We are proud of our Talitot, kipot and many other related items. Remember, we do special order anything and everything if it is available. Just call Ellen at 345-0237 or Anita at 381-4900 for an appointment and information. We do have hours. Mondays – 11:00 – 2:00; 3:00 to 5:00. Tuesdays – 3:00 – 5:00 and Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:00 and sometimes 3:00 to 5:00. Do try coming to Sisterhood functions – WE WANT YOU, WE NEED YOU TO MAKE OUR SISTERHOOD A SUCCESS and we guarantee you will have fun and you will gains friends. B’shalom, Anita Helfand for Alice Ettinger

ANNUAL MOTHERS’ DAY BRUNCH Sunday, May 13 at 11:00 am Extensive, delicious Brunch with MMC’s special Mimosas Outstanding live entertainment Well known song stylist and musical celebrity impressionist Mr. James Morgan! All women are guests of Mitzvah Men’s Club reservations required Last year’s brunch sold out; don’t be disappointed. Reserve NOW! Reservations due by Monday, May 7

Names ____________________________________ No. of women (all ages)____. No. of men @ $18___. Boys ages 6-12 @$9___ All children 5 and under no charge ________ Check enclosed for $_________ Phone:______________ Email reservations to mmc.cbi@gmail.org or Phone 381-4900 Ext. 201 All email & phone reservations are $20. Per male, regardless of age)


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THE PAULINE RIVKIND PRESCHOOL

THE PAULINE RIVKIND TALMUD TORAH

The school year is coming to an end. We have been keeping very busy all year. We began the year early with the High Holidays. Our students learned about the holidays using their five senses; hearing the blast of the Shofar and buzz of the honey bee, tasting the sweet raisin challah, smelling different apples, looking at the colors of types of apples and feeling the smoothness of a ram’s horn.

We are fast approaching the end of the school year at PRTT. All of us have learned to pray together, discuss Jewish history and its effect on us today, sing and dance and study. Our teachers have tried to impart to our older students about the Torah and the prophets and how they are connected each Shabbat. Games and fun projects were used to reinforce the curriculum. We have witnessed the growth of our children as they led Friday night services, read from the Torah and chanted a Haftarah for their B’nai Mitzvah. But what can we do to improve the PRTT and its relationship to our children and parents for the coming year? Maybe if we delve into the texts of the Ethics of our Sages and learn the simple phrases taught by Rabbi’s and students we can do a better educational job in the future. I recall going to school and memorizing many of them. Here are a few examples: Be a disciple of Aaron-loving peace and pursuing peace, loving your fellow creatures and attracting them to the study of Torah. Greet every person with a cheerful face. Do not withdraw from the community…do not judge your fellows till you stand in their situation. ”In order to practice these moral statements today we must be a cohesive family of Jews in our community. Our school and educational philosophy must be supported and nurtured. If this is done by our parents and teachers we will have an educated and caring new generation of Conservative Jews in our future. Kayitz Na’eem….A Pleasant Summer! Ilana Dayan, Education Director

The children helped decorate our synagogue Sukkah, then enjoyed snacks and lulav shaking under the branches. During the Hanukka season the preschoolers entertained at Menorah Center and all of the students enjoyed latkes and Dreidel. Families graphed their Dreidel spins to see what letter the Dreidel landed on most often. After our winter break, everyone came back raring to go. The preschoolers enjoyed special stories and services during a special PJ Havdallah party. Everyone decorated cupcakes at the end. Preschool classes planted a vegetable garden for Tu B’shevat, then harvested onions and radishes for Passover. This year’s garden has been the most successful due to our Mitzvah Garden Crew. The Crew is made up of 5 different students each day who go out and tend to the garden each day. Purim brought a special treat. Sisterhood lent us a hand with the dough and we were able to make beautiful hamentashen for snack and home. What a delicious success! April was Passover. All of the children had the opportunity to participate in a Practice Seder. The preschoolers made Gemulat Hassadim cards for distribution. We had Shabbat at the Kotel for Yom Ha’atzmaut and danced to Israeli music. Our snack during that week was class made falafel and hummus! 2012-2013 registration for Pauline Rivkind Preschool is taking place. Call the school office, ext. 211, if you have any questions or need a registration form sent to you! Bonnie Halprin, Preschool Director

HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL Sixteen students have been enjoying the Spring Semester of Hebrew High School, which ended on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Fall Semester will begin Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Have a fun summer! Todah Rabah to our teachers: Rabbi Jacob Luski, Rivy Chapman and Dr. Marc Reiskind.

CBI STUDENTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN SHABBAT SERVICES Each Shabbat morning, children are invited to participate in Congregation Services by leading Ein Keloheinu and Aleinu at the conclusion of Musaf. Please make plans to have your child present at the assigned time. We look forward to hearing our children’s voices raised in song and prayer as they take their places along side all those to continue who make services meaningful, spiritual and successful here at CBI. This month the schedule for participation is as follows: May 5 Grade 6 May 19 Grade 3, 4, 5

JUNIOR CONGREGATION All B’nai Israel children, ages 9 to 13, grades 3 through 7, are invited to participate in our special age-appropriate Shabbat Service in the Chapel. Junior Congregation will meet on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. This is a great time for children to pray with their fellow students.


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YOUTH DEPARTMENT Youth programming will be winding down this month and soon we will all be enjoying the slower pace that summer brings. Those Kadimaniks and USYers who served on their Boards learned valuable lessons which I hope they will have with them always. If you are considering running for a Board position please speak to me or your USY President, Alyssa Kobernick or Kadima President, Max Kobernick. Serving on a Board is the best way to stay in tuned with what’s going on and develop stronger bonds with others. Elections will take place at the closing programs. Thank you to the outgoing Board members for their work and dedication. It was a successful year. We raised hundreds of dollars for Tikun Olam, volunteered at CBI and in the community. We prayed together, danced and laughed together and strengthened our friendships. Next year we will continue Dine and Dash, which is a popular program. Thank you to the Piper, Shwer, Kobernick, Sokolov Families and to Jackie Wertel who were our Dine and Dash sponsors this year. The Youth Commission met throughout the year and thanks to Cary and Karen Reich who served as Youth Commission CoChairs. This group of dedicated parents come together several times during the year and is an invaluable support system to me. I sincerely appreciate your commitment to our Youth programming. All year long Jackie Wertel has been there whenever I needed help with programming or staffing conventions or events. Her love of Kadima and USY stem from the wonderful experiences she had growing up at CBI and our youth programs. She is committed to sharing this love with your kids and I appreciate the help during this past year. Next month ten of our USYers will be graduating and beginning new chapters in their lives. If you are one of those seniors be sure to let the CBI office know your contact information so we can stay in touch. Pam LeCompte chaired the College Committee and did a wonderful job helping us stay in contact with our college students. Several times throughout the year they received emails and a Shalach Manot package for Purim. Join us Shabbat morning, June 9th at Graduation Shabbat and Summer Sendoff! B’Shalom, Sandy Brasch Youth and Family Program Director May Calendar 5/6 5/12 5/19 5/20 5/26

Lag B’Omer Picnic and Jewish Heritage Day at the Trop. Israel: Inside Out at CBS USY closing program and elections Kadima closing program and elections Erev Shavuot

COLLEGE CORNER Just a reminder! First and foremost, please keep us posted on your children’s addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of your college or graduate students by sending that information to Sandy Brasch at youthdir@cbistpete.org Graduation is coming soon. If your child is graduating this spring, please let us know their school and degree program for recognition in the bulletin and on Graduation Shabbat, Saturday, June 2nd. Pam LeCompte College Committee Chairperson

EDUCATION But It’s Torah! Frequently, I am asked this question,” How do you read the Torah every week and not find it boring and tedious?” Granted not every chapter written is interesting especially when dealing with diseases, molds and sacrifices…but, I still find something to learn within each chapter. Whether it is a passage or phrase in the text that I have newly found or rediscovered or the relationship of the musical notes to phrases and words, studying the Torah is a wonderful way of connecting to the religious, spiritual and moral growth of our people. For example: In each of the five books there is a different method of stressing the importance of observing Shabbat. Starting with Genesis 2:1-3: “And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because on it God ceased from all the work of creation that He had done.” Continuing with Exodus 20:8-11: “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God.” This applies to everyone (son, daughter, slaves, animals and strangers).. the entire community! In Leviticus 23:1-3: Speak to the Israelite people: These are My fixed times which you should proclaim as sacred occasions. You shall do no work; it shall be a Sabbath throughout your settlements. Numbers 28:9-10 describes in detail the sacrifices to be made on Shabbat. Finally, Deuteronomy presents a summary and reinforces the laws of Shabbat with the statement to “Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt and God has commanded you to observe Shabbat. The Torah teaches us to observe Shabbat personally, with our family and our community. Let us hope that during the summer months as well as the coming year we can all enjoy the reading of the Torah and its contents. It is truly worth reading, studying and interpreting!

Debbie Marmon, Torah Reader/Educator


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ADULT STUDIES Talmud Made Easy Steve Wein continues his class studying Talmudic text along with selected commentaries. All classes are in English. All materials will be provided. No previous knowledge necessary, Open to all. May 8 in the Buns Family Library, 7 p.m. The CBI Family is invited to our Siyum Celebration With the Talmud class as they complete Tractate Brachot Sunday morning May 20th at 9:00 am Continental breakfast hosted by Mitzvah Men’s Club ******************************************* Special Hurricane Awareness Program Sunday, June 1st, 9:30 a.m. after morning minyan Join our very own Michael Wallace, Fire Chief of the City of Largo and Dr. Bob Weisberg, Professor of Oceanography at the University of South Florida, for a step by step guide on what to do, what to expect and how to react and prepare for a hurricane. See the results of past hurricanes and the devastation they caused. Continental Breakfast hosted by Mitzvah Men’s Club ******************************************* Torah for Seniors, led by Rabbi Jacob Luski Tuesday, May 22 at 11:00 am at Philip Benjamin Tower Activites Room Lunch With Rabbi Mishna Study & Deli lunch with Rabbi Jacob Luski Order your deli lunch through the Synagogue Office By noon the day prior to class. Wednesday, May 23 at 12:00 noon in Silverberg Atrium Healing:Mind vs. Body? Tuesday May 1 – 7:00 pm Is healing controlled by our body, our mind or both? Find out as these and other health questions are answered by Dr. Leslie Pearlstein. Jewish Meditation Saturday, May 26th – 9:15 am In the Grossman Family Chapel Afther this session we will join the Congregation for the Torah service. CBI – Hadassah Book Discussion Club Wednesday, May 16, 2012 At 10:00 a.m. The book to be reviewed: The Lazarus Project by Aleksander Hemon If you would like to lead a discussion group, please call Sheila Wasserman at 347-5816! GLIMPSES INTO JEWISH HISTORY It’s that time of year again for the Friday evening talks on GLIMPSES INTO JEWISH HISTORY. We will have these talks every Friday over the summer. Please call Lou Bader or Mali Feld If you are interested in giving one.

American Views of Israel (Part 2 of 2 - abridged) From Part 1, in the April issue of the Review, the barriers that prevent the large middle group (70%) of Americans from caring about Israel are: • Irrelevance - Over 65% of the at-risk segments have no interest in the conflict and we haven’t engaged them on any other level. • Questions about the morality of the Israeli people – Delegitimization efforts, ongoing media focus on the conflict, and Israel’s use of force, etc raise doubts about Israeli morality. • Underlying image of Israelis as ultra-religious and alien - This image is consistent across all segments of the American population and fuels the two barriers above: - Makes younger groups (who don’t know much and don’t care about the conflict) feel like they have little in common with Israelis and no basis for a relationship. - Enables those who are interested in the conflict to believe that Israelis are coming from a rigid, somewhat fundamentalist mindset, much like her enemies. • Discomfort with the current conversation that revolves around a call for support - Over 60% of at-risk groups say “it’s not clear who is right or wrong” and do not want to be asked to choose. For the most part, these barriers do not result in at-risk segments adopting a pro-Palestinian position (as in a pro-Israel vs proPalestinian model), but rather in disengaging from Israel (as in a proIsrael vs anti-Israeli model). In fact the majority of the country, 70%, is now in the middle - not solidly connected to or supportive of Israel. Since this isn’t an election in which one side must win and one side must lose, Americans can choose neither side and, if they do, Israel loses. The good news is that this study showed how to overcome the barriers and communicate about Israel more effectively. The conclusion is that we need to re-think communication about Israel in a systematic way: 1. The primary objective of any communications effort must be to elevate perceptions of Israel/Israelis. 2. We need to shift the goal of communications efforts from seeking support to creating a connection to and relationship with Israel/ Israelis. 3. What works - the Israeli Narrative: Defining the human face of the Israeli people –their values, character, and experiences. 4. Defining the human face of the Israeli is critical in the short term – the best defense is a good offense. 5. Likewise, the most effective political arguments show the human face of and create empathy for the Israeli people. 6. Bottom line: We need to talk more about Israelis/Israeli society and less about the State of Israel. 7. This strategic approach should be adopted within our own community so that we communicate about Israel more effectively and, as importantly, to ensure that we ourselves see Israel as more than an issue that divides us. Byron Kolitz The Advocacy for Israel Committee


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BUNS FAMILY LIBRARY

CBI Music Library Update

And I Shall Dwell Among Them Historic Synagogues of the World by Neil Folger This is a beautiful book that explores the great diversity of Synagogues throughout the ages and across the world. Photographer Neil Folger, who now lives in Jerusalem with his family, is a former student of the renowned photographer, Ansel Adams. Folger’s book represents the culmination of th r ee y ea r s tra v el li n g a nd photographing synagogues. He has included houses of worship from Asia, the Mediterranean, the Americas, Europe, and Israel. The pages of the book are filled with beautiful synagogue photographs ranging from the most palatial, such as in Augsburg, Germany, to the more modest, such as the Abramov House Synagogue in Uzbekistan, which was converted from a private home. Folger said in his introduction that he chose from among the older synagogues that are still in good condition. He wrote that he tried to photograph the synagogues presented in this album as he himself saw them, as they appear now. Many of those wonderful buildings no longer have congregations, or have only a few people left…..but for anyone who has actually visited these places, as I have- to Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Holland - looking through these pages is like walking among the ghosts of the Jewish life that once was. Augmenting the magnificent photos is an essay, The Synagogue Throughout the Ages, by Yom Tov Assis, a distinguished scholar of Jewish culture and history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Assis’s essay complements the photographs, discussing the buildings in their cultural and social contexts. Many CBI congregants have donated beautiful books, such as this one. Visitors perusing the shelves of the CBI Buns Family Library can find many magnificent large-sized art books which expand our view of Jewish life and art. Ruth Lebowitz

CD’s We will soon complete our ten volume “Spirit Series” collection of audio CDs issued by United Synagogue and it’s Cantorial Association over the years. Vol 1: Spirit of Shabbat Vol 2: Spirit of Israel 1 Vol 3: Spirit of the High Holy Days Vol 4: Spirit of Passover Vol 5: Spirit of Hanukkah Vol 6: Spirit of the Jewish Wedding Vol 7: Spirit of Israel 2 Vol 8: Best of the Spirit Series Vol 9: Spirit of Jewish World Music Vol 10: Spirit of Shalom These CDs contain traditional, familiar and unusual renditions of Jewish music sung by some of the best known cantors in the Conservative movement, some choral groups and all delivering very high quality performances. Our list of Jewish music CDs is extensive and their contents cover a broad scope of Jewish culture familiar to American Jewry; one can find Yiddish material, major holidays featured, Shabbat and liturgical content, international cultures, klezmer music , choral music, etc. Our library also contains many “audio” books, too diverse to list here. Audio visual items include “Shindler’s List” for example. VINYLS Vinyl recordings that have been donated to the Library may be of interest to CBI members with turntable and stereo equipment at home. If there is content of interest, sign-out arrangements can be made with the Library. As before, the Library is always interested in receiving quality donations with Jewish content from donors-books, audiovisual recordings, CDs, etc as well as monetary donations for the purchase of newly available material. While all of the CBI Library’s CD items are available to CBI members on an honor system sign-and-return basis, for your convenience the use of a personal CD player and earphones will soon be available for use in the Library. Aleph Chaverah encourages CBI members to take some personal time to visit our Library and get familiar with its resources for personal benefit and enjoyment. We expect you to be surprised and pleased. Members of the Aleph Chaverah: Jean & Harry Kraff, Doris & Herschel Hochman, Vera & Larry Green, Sandy & Sam Janofsky, Naomi Berg & Wes Sawyer, Bev & Mort Sherman, Sharon & Alan Koenig, Anita & Arlen Helfand


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Lag B'Omer

is not a religious festival (as Rosh HaShana or Pesach, for example) and work is permitted on this day. Lag B'Omer still retains the long-treasured memories of the heroic struggle our ancestors waged for the sake of the Torah. Because of that determined struggle we live today as Jews. The term "Lag B'Omer" comes first, from "Lag" which in Hebrew stands for 33 because it is comprised of the letter "Lamed" which has the numerical value of 30 and "Gimmel," 3. It comes also from the "omer" period during Temple days, when a measure of grain, called an "omer," was brought into the Temple for 49 days, or seven weeks. This ceremony, known as S'firat Ha Omer(Counting the Omer) began with the 2nd day of Pesach and ended on the 50th day, which was the Festival of Shavuot. But this period of the days of Rabbi Akiba also came to be known as the "S'firah" period, a time of great sadness. Lag B'Omer is also known as "Scholars' Day" because it reminds us of the end of the plague that killed so many famous and beloved scholars. Of the noted rabbis who lived during this period were Rabbi Akiba (who, although totally ignorant and uneducated until 40 years of age, later became one of the greatest scholars Israel has ever known) and Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai (who lived in a cave for 13 years when studying Torah was forbidden). Many scholars of this era became martyrs; they gave up their lives rather than their study of the Torah. Chief among them was Rabbi Akiba whom the Romans cruelly tortured to death. On the other hand, Lag B'Omer is a happy holiday because we remember the heroism of these beloved scholars. They live on as unforgettable examples. This, then, is the message of Lag B'Omer: we are filled with pride in our Torah, which communicated such faith and courage to the Jews that even the harshest Roman laws could not keep them from living by its teachings and studying it in the face of all dangers. Source: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.


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B’nai Israel has established an e-mail group that is a quicker and more cost-effective way to communicate with our members. We e-mail to our members bereavement notices as well as a weekly update with service schedule and program information. Our e-mail list is used for synagogue purposes only and the e-mail messages are sent via blind copy so that no one else sees your address. If you don’t have e-mail yet, here is a good reason to get it! Please sign up today by sending an e-mail to Pam Asking at the synagogue office at officemgr@cbistpete.org. In the subject line, please write “sign me up”. Be sure to include your name in the body of the e-mail. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

www.jewishpinellas.org

CBI Website www.cbistpete.org

FAMILY PROGRAMS Did you ever stop to think about actually how many outstanding programs and events go on weekly at CBI?! At times I am amazed at all the activity. We truly offer something for everyone. Quite honestly none of this would be possible if not for YOU. YOU volunteer and help make these programs possible! YOU attend, for without attendance there would be no program. I appreciate the feedback you might be able to give after a family program as I am always looking to improve and make the programs and events better! This year “Got Shabbat?” dinners were a huge success and we will continue having them in 5773! Thanks to all who hosted one of the dinners and to your team of volunteers who made it happen! Sunday, May 6th is our annual Lag B’Omer Picnic at Lake Seminole Park. The event will begin at 10:00 am with a years end PRTT program. Join us for the festivities and BBQ provided by the Mitzvah Men’s Club. The fun does not end here! After the picnic head to the Trop for a baseball game as part of our community Jewish Heritage Day. See the flyers in this bulletin for all the details for these fun events.

Mark your calendars now for Kabbalat Shabbat on the Beach, Friday June 1st. We are blessed to live in Florida and the beaches are a beautiful setting for Kabbalat Shabbat services so pack your beach chair and join us! Your CBI staff will be working throughout the summer months planning another year of fantastic programming. As always I am open to hearing YOUR ideas. Have a safe summer full of adventure.

B’Shalom, Sandy Brasch, Youth and Family Program Director


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Looking for a special way to honor your family and friends who are celebrating a simha?

The TREE OF LIFE is just the answer. What a joy it is for someone to walk into our shul and see a Tribute of their special birthday, anniversary or wedding.

We share in the sorrow of the passing of:

Does your child or grandchild have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or special occasion coming up? What a great way to honor them!

FLORENCE VENIAR Sister of Ruth Mauer and Aunt of Liz Sembler

Also makes a great “group gift” for a special occasion. Order forms are in the synagogue office and lobby. Minimum donation $254. A Leaf has been inscribed ; In honor of the 50th Birthday of Liz Sembler With Love from your Family & Friends April 27, 2012 Margot & Michael Benstock, Sandy & Herb Brasch, Chris & Craig Duerson, Anita & Arlen Helfand, Pam Himmel, Barbara Jarvis, Shelly Kamins & Diane Sembler-Kamins, Byron Kolitz & Star Silver, Pam & Moe LeCompte, Janice & David LeVine, Susan & Steven LeVine, Judy & Eric Ludin, Carol & Bill Marger, Ruth & Lenny Mauer, Reva & Leslie Pearlstein, Robin & Jimmy Post, Karen & Cary Reich, Laurie & Marc Reiskind, Sandi & Jesse Rodman, Beth & Jim Rosenbluth, Brandi & Jeff Rosenbluth, Betty & Mel Sembler, Debbie & Brent Sembler, Betty Sue & Joel Shane, Jan & Craig Sher, Karen & Mandel Sher, Sandy & Mike Slomka, Lisa & Uri Smajovits, Stephanie & Bernardo Stein, Sheryl & Mark Weitman,.

In honor of the Special Birthday of Joan Redisch With Love from your Family & Friends April 9, 2012 Lou Bader, Michael Barth & Maureen Weinstein, Sally & Joe Cohen, Sam Cohen & Sherrie Klein, Pat Cottrille, Audrey & Eliot Dantowitz, Alice & Larry Ettinger, Gail & Mike Frye, Millie & Lenny Gelfond, Eddie Ginsberg, Barbara Jarvis, Jean & Harry Kraff, Byron Kolitz & Star Silver, Sara &Phil Latham, Susan & Steven LeVine, Ricki & Mark Lewis, Ruth Ann & Ralph Mizrahi, Reva & Leslie Pearlstein, Laurie & Marc Reiskind, Eileen & Michael Richman, Sandi & Jesse Rodman, Myrna & Murray Rubin, Shirley Sommella, Barney Stein.

CBI Website www.cbistpete.org

LIFE LIFE CYCLE EVENTS Mazal Tov To: BIRTHS:  Phil and Sara Latham on the birth of their granddaughter, Olivia Ray Latham.  Jesse and Sandi Rodman on the birth of their granddaughter, Sadie Ann Rodman. HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 5772:  Melissa Eve Franklin, daughter of Dr. Michael and Terry Franklin.  Reva Beth Halprin, daughter of David and Bonnie Halprin, and granddaughter of Bette Schroeder  Alyssa Bari Kobernick, daughter of Dr. Stephen and Debbie Kobernick.  Ariel Esther Reich, daughter of Cary and Karen Reich, and granddaughter of Tikva Melamed Goff.  Jeremy Daniel Reiskind, son of Dr. Marc and Laurie Reiskind, and grandson of Dr. Michael and Sandy Slomka.  Jesse Ethan Sokolov, son of Dr. Mark and Debbie Sokolov, and grandson of Ernest and Marietta Drucker.

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS Todah Rabah to the following volunteers who have assisted with the office work and special mailings this past month: Sally Swale, Murray Rubin, Helen Kahan, Marian Lustigman Rooth and Carol Marcin. Through their efforts many tasks have been accomplished and their time and assistance are greatly appreciated. Our apologies to anyone we may have inadvertently omitted. If you would like to do volunteer work, please call the synagogue office at 381-4900.


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St. Petersburg Chapter


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May Join us in wishing Mazal Tov! to members celebrating their birthdays, anniversaries and B’nai Mitzvah. Your good wishes can be part of their memories, while at the same time, supporting B’nai Israel’s commitment to help our schools, youth groups and Synagogue through your donations to our Mitzvah Fund .

1-Mr. Alan Kay 2-Dr. Mandel Sher 3-Mr. Mark Applefield 3-Dr. Lawrence Green 3-Mrs. Audrey Kopelman 3-Ms. Peggy McAvoy 3-Dr. Hugh van Gelder 4-Dr. Seth Labinger 7-Mr. Gerald Benstock 7-Mr. Eliot Dantowitz 7-Mrs. Susan Scheinert 8-Mrs. Diane Weiner 9-Mr. Peter Benstock 9-Mrs. Edna Sonkin 12-Dr. Harold Pollack 12-Mrs. Beulah Steel 13-Mr. Philip Hirschfield 13-Mr. Stephen Wein 14-Mr. Samuel Janofsky 15-Mrs. Eva Fuchs 15-Mr. William Jacobs 15-Mrs. Johanna Pinsker 16-Mrs. Rita Jacobson 16-Mr. Lawrence Lew 16-Mr. David Robbins 16-Dr. Robert Sheppard 17-Mr. Herb Brasch 17-Mr. Ronen Madjar 17-Mr. Jared Shenofsky

17-Mrs. Ilene Worman 18-Mrs. Shana Gaines 18-Mr. Jim Gordon 18-Mr. Ben Thomas 18-Dr. Bernard Wolfson 19-Mrs. Hannah Krassner 20-Mrs. Kitty Jacobs 20-Mrs. Helen Kahan 20-Mrs. Vivian Lurie 20-Dr. Robert Weisberg 21-Mr. Ronald Yogman 22-Ms. Ann Mark 23-Mr. Steven Feld 23-Mr. Louis Frey 23-Mrs. Cynthia Goldstein 23-Mr. Stanley Weinstein 24-Mrs. Rachel Domber 24-Mrs. Sheryl Feinman 24-Mr. Walter Loebenberg 25-Mr. Steven Kossoff 25-Mr. Ralph Mizrahi 25-Mrs. Kimberly Zinkerman 26-Dr. Irwin Ayes 28-Mrs. Rose Polsky 29-Mrs. Sheila Knapp 30-Ms. Shelley Lynn 30-Mrs. Rosa Russek 31-Dr. Igor Sirotkin

4-Richard & Liz Benator 6-Jack & Judy Buns 19-Mark & Noelle Walters 22-Craig & Tertia Kunins 24-Aaron & Helen Applefield 24-Charles & Joanne Given 24-Jimmy & Robin Post 24-Carl & Gail Rubinsky 25-Joe & Eva Fuchs 25-Jeff & Diane Hilton 26-Mark & Susan Applefield 26-Scott & Johanna Pinsker 26-Michael & Leisa Zimmer 27-Herb & Sandy Brasch 28-Larry & Helen Freid 29-David & Vicki Greenfield 29-Sam & Beulah Steel 30-David & Lisa Hertz 30-David & Rachel Wein 31-Stanley & Nancy Rosenberg 31-Martin & Zina Rosenblum

CELEBRATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY SHABBAT FRIDAY, May 18, 2012 8:00 PM BIRTHDAY SHABBAT SATURDAY, May 19, 2012 9:00 AM

In Honor of: ________________________________ Check the names of everyone to you would like to send a Mitzvah Gram. Send this form together with your check, minimum $10 donation each, to: Congregation B’nai Israel, 300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 *The minimum donation per acknowledgement is $10.

Please print: Your Name: ______________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________ City, _____________________________Zip: __________________ Telephone: ______________


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Page 23 GRADUATION SHABBAT & SUMMER SENDOFF SHABBAT Our annual Graduation and Summer Sendoff Shabbat is Saturday, June 2, 2012. At that time all family and friends will be invited to join us for this Shabbat that will be held during Shabbat morning services. This gives parents and grandparents an opportunity to honor their high school or college graduates on their major academic achievements. In order for all graduates to be recognized during services and in the Congregation Bulletin, please RSVP their attendance and call or e-mail the Synagogue office (officemgr@cbistpete.org) and share their graduation information with us. For high school graduates, please provide us the high school, their degree, and the college or other future plans. For college and graduate degrees, please provide their school, their degree and major and their future plans. Summer sendoff students will also be recognized during services. Please inform the office of their attendance. We also invite you to make a donation in honor of your graduate to the College Programming Fund. These funds will be set aside to help with our college activities during the upcoming school year. We look forward to your children being with us this Shabbat.

Todah Rabah to Jack Mayer who will be retiring as webmaster for CBI after years of dedicated service!! Jack spent many years behind the scenes consistently updating our website. His efforts, time and commitment are very much appreciated. CBI’s new website is under construction. Please be patient if the current site is not always up to date while the new site is being developed. It will be worth the wait.

CBI Website www.cbistpete.org


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www.jewishpinellas.org THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF PINELLAS & PASCO COUNTIES, FL

2012 ANNUAL MEETING Featuring Gary Gould Regional CEO of the Tampa-Orlando-Pinellas Jewish Federation Alliance “What Does the Alliance Mean For the Future of our Jewish Community?” TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 6:00 PM: Tour of the New Inn on the Pond 6:30 pm: Hors d’oeuvres reception Program immediately following Dr. Edward N. Ludin Young Leadership Award & Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Awards State of the Federation by Dr. Sheldon Scheinert, President Election & Installation of Federation Board of Directors and New Officers The Inn on the Pond 2010 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater RSVP by Thursday, May 3 Call 727-530-3223 or Register online at www.jewishpinellas.org

OUR WINNERS OF FEDERATION 2012 YITZHAK RABIN AWARDS Educator of Excellence Ilana Dayan Program of Distinction Mitzvah Men’s Club Passover BBQ


Page 25 DONATIONS - THROUGH APRIL 9, 2012 Adult Studies

In honor of

Dr. Steven LeVine &

In appreciation

Dr. Morris LeVine Larry & Sheryl Feinman

Jack & Linda Goldfarb

Lou Bader receiving the Mitzvah Men's Club Man of the Year Award

Mark & Debbie Sokolov Lou Bader for receiving the

Laurie & Marc Reiskind for receiving the State of Israel Bonds Honor

Mitzvah Men's Club Man of

Millie & Lenny Gelfond

Aufruf for Jared Shenofsky

Year Award;

Marilyn Benjamin

Happy Birthday to Lil Grau & Ruth Mauer

Linda Goldfarb - Just Because

Thank You to Rosa Russek Anita & Arlen Helfand

Speedy recovery to Jean Kraff & Janet Augenbraun

Adult Studies

In memory of

Adele Morris

Dr. Leonard H. Morris

Ruth & Lenny Mauer

Happy Anniversary - Joan & Phil Redisch

Annette Rosch

Dr. Julius Rosch

Dolores Diamond

Lou Bader receiving the Mitzvah Men's Club

Dr. Seth & Heather Labinger

Ruth Mauer's special birthday

Diane & Jeffrey Litt

William Litt

Camp Ramah

In honor of

Myrna & Murray Rubin

Happy Birthday - Ruth Mauer

Happy Birthday to Ruth Mauer

Man of the Year Award Dr. Harold & Anita Pollack

Engagement of Dr. Stephen Seder to Rachel Adelman

Lee Shenofsky, in honor of Jared &

Millie & Lenny Gelfond

Israel Bond Honor Barbara Jarvis

Allison's Aufruf Bat Mitzvah of Leah Beth Kunins, daughter

Dr. Marc & Laurie Reiskind for State of Happy Birthday to Naomi Berg & Speedy recovery to Audra Latham

Dr. Patricia Cottrille

of Craig & Tertia Kunins

Happy Anniversary to Liz & Greg Sembler Happy Birthday to Naomi Berg, Liz Sembler, Joanne Luski & Joan Redisch

Cantor's Fund

In honor of

Justin Vogel

In appreciation

Mitzvah Fund

In memory of

Sharon P. Colick

Samuel Kronick

Jacobs' Beautification Fund

In memory of

Charles Possick

Meyer Possick

Bob & Debbie, Abby

Jackie Jacobs

Marion Samson Joseph

Jules Lowengard

Murray L. Fink

Benjamin Fink

Adele Morris

Louis Weisman

& Bill Jacobs Library Fund

In honor of

Joann Bush

Jospeh Elias

Joan & Phil Redisch

Marc Reiskind

Robin Perlman

Anne Rosenblum Perlman

Jane & Don Silverberg

Happy Birthday to Ruth Mauer

Sally & Joe Cohen

Loved ones

Ruth & Lenny Mauer

Happy Special Birthday to Lil Grau

Sheri L. Frogel

Fanny Frogel

Dr. & Mrs. Joel Gecht

William Friedman, Ceil Gecht

In memory of

Morty Lasher

Hortense Lasher

Claire & Leon Lonschein

Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Moore

Philip Katz

William Dolgoff

Ben Dolgoff

Library Fund Allen J. Lonschein Library Video Fund

In memory of

Murray L. Fink

Mollie Fink

Bev & Mort Sherman

Ursula Bennett

Matthew Domber

Ruth Domber

Alan Gross

William Gross

In honor of

Mel & Dee Dinsfriend

Winnifred Lowther & Jenny Dinsfriend

Robert & Rhonda Sattin

In appreciation

Ben & Randi Rabin

Meyer Miller

Karen Kauffman

Jospeh Elias

Mitzvah Fund

In honor of

Ilene Goldblatt

Maurice Goldblatt

Happy Anniversary - Larry & Vera Green

Harold Wolfson

Gertrude Wolfson

& Lee & Marvin Leibson

Anita & Arlen Helfand

Lillian Solomon

Jay & Terri Gross

Anita Sher's birthday

Alan & Sharon Koenig

David Dotson

Dr. Patricia Cottrille

Happy Birthday to Laney Kay, Laurie Reiskind,

Alan Koenig

Gladys Koenig

Dr. Barnett Stein, Dr. Marc Reiskind

Arlene R. Ludin

Sally Rubenstein

Dolores Diamond

Helen Tait

Audrey Kopelman

Beverly & Norman Halem

Jack & Mussie Eidelman

Adelaide Eidelman

Walter Loebenberg

Edith Loebenberg

Minyan Fund

Jane Markowitz

Happy Anniversay to Linda & Steve Grau, Joan & Phil Redisch, Jayne & Ron Weissman


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In memory of

Rosalie Ehrenwald

Dora Schwartz

Charlotte Levine

Alfred Levine

USY Fund

In honor of

Marvin & Lee Leibson

Bar Mitzvah of Robert Carroll

Lucille Ginsburg

Mazal Tov & Good Health to

Prayerbook Fund

In memory of

Arthur & Bebby Marlin

Etz Hayim Humash dedicated

Vivian Neumann on her new apartment

for Eva Marlin

Misheberah for Rhoda Ross

Two daily prayerbooks dedicated

& Get Well Wishes

Dolores Diamond

for Anna & Sidney Jacobs &

Jack & Linda Goldfarb

Marriage of Jared & Allison Shenofsky

Dr. Robert Diamond

Susan & Brian Kagan

Dr. Marc & Laurie Reiskind in honor of

Rabbi's Fund

In honor of

Carol & Bill Marger

Jack & Ellie Klein

Aliya

5772 - Melissa Franklin, Reva Halprin,

Vivian Neumann

Ernst & Marietta Drucker in honor of

Alyssa Kobernick, Ariel Reich,

award by Magen David Adom

Jeremy Reiskind, Jesse Sokolov

Ernst & Marietta Drucker in honor of

In appreciation to Marilyn & Morris LeVine

State of Israel Bonds Award

Livia & Steve Wein

Mazal Tov to Hebrew High Graduates

award by Magen David Adom

Edward Bailey &

Laurie & Marc Reiskind's State of Israel

USY Fund

In memory of

Bond Award

Audrey Chenkin

David Rothblatt

Bebby Marlin's Birthday

Leah Sandler & Children

Robert A. Sandler

In appreciation

Harold & Charlotte Goldberg

Ursula Bennett

Jayne & Ronnie Weissman

Maurice Goldblatt, Howard Weissman

Susan & Brian Kagan

Iris Bush, Ursula Bennett

Dr. Nancy Landfish Justin Vogel

In appreciation

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mensh

Speedy recovery to Abe Luski

Don & Jane Silverberg

Happy Birthday to Lil Grau

USY Pilgrimage

In memory of

Phillip & Diane Bloom

In appreciation

Ellen Bernstein

Max Herschmann & Joseph Kauffman

Sonya Miller

Ruth Mauer's special birthday

Cary Greenberg

Michael Greenberg

Lee & Marvin Leibson

Bat Mitzvah of Leah Beth Kunins

Henry Kahalas

Ruth Sahl

Seth & Heather Labinger

Birth of Son Benjamin

Shirley Sommella

Rabbi Jacob Luski - in appreciation

Gail S. Warren

In memory of

Happy Birthday to Joan Redisch

Legacy for Leadership

Lenny & Millie Gelfond - In appreciation

Gail & Michael Frye

Rabbi's Fund

In memory of

Frank & Kathy Mendelblatt

Leah Blacker

Arlene LeVine

Max & Alys Levitt

Dr. Patricia Cottrille

J. Leonard Azneer

Sam & Sandy Janofsky

Carrie Janofsky, Ronda Janofsky

Dr. Nancy K. Landfish &

Benny Skop & Eugene Bailey

Edward G. Bailey Ed Ginsberg

Jack Obnetzky

Margot Benstock

Max Fisch

Arthur & Sharon Schloss

Miriam Schloss

Mickey F. Walter

Samuel H. Feinberg

Lee Leibson Hannah Krassner

Abraham Bearman & Rabbi Alter Werebyezik

Sheila Knapp

Louis Kriger

Bert Adelman

Sylvia Adelman

Sharron Scott

Lena Lew

Meni Kanner

Isaak Kanner

Doris & Herschel Hochman

Ursula Bennett

Shirley Sommella

John Sommella

Rose Frye, Anna Pearlstein


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