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Gift & Craft Show ISH Event USY Pumpkin Bread Glitter Girls Thanksgiving Prayer JNF Red Mountain Speaker Torah Fund Meditation Retreat

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Shabbat Services From Rabbi Cantor’s Notes Women’s League Men’s Club Schools Youth

November 2012 Heshvan/Kislev 5773

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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

Congregation B’nai Israel 727-381-4900 Contacts

Friday, November 2, 2012 Candlelighting 6:28 pm Shabbat Service 8:00 pm Sit Down Oneg Shabbat: “Ask the Cantor” Saturday, November 3, 2012 Sedra – Vayera Shabbat Services 9:00 am USY Summer Programs Speakers Simha Shabbat November Birthday & Anniversaries Joyful Prayer Chapel 9:15 am Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 6:15 pm Friday, November 9, 2012 Candlelighting 5:23 pm Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 pm Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Leon Benjamin Saturday, November 10, 2012 Sedra – Hayei Sara Shabbat Services 9:00 am Bar Mitzvah of Samuel Leon Benjamin Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 5:10 pm Friday, November 16, 2012 Candlelighting 5:20 pm Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 pm Bar Mitzvah of David Jess Silverberg Saturday, November 17, 2012 Sedra – Toldot No Junior Congregation Shabbat Services 9:00 am Bar Mitzvah of David Jess Silverberg Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 5:05 pm

DAILY SERVICES Friday, November 23, 2012 Candlelighting 5:18 pm Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 pm Saturday, November 24, 2012 Sedra Vayetze Shabbat Services 9:00 am No Junior Congregation Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 5:05 pm Friday, November 30, 2012 Candlelighting 5:17 pm Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 pm Saturday, December 1, 2012 Sedra – Vayishlach Library Shabbat 9:00 am Speaker: Dolores Diamond Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Maariv & Havdala (no Seudah Shlishit) 5:20 pm

Become a Minyanaire! Please support our Daily Minyan: Sunday morning at 9:00 am, Monday - Friday mornings at 7:45 am Sunday - Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Chapel.

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.

Rabbi Jacob Luski, D.D. 727-381-4900 Ext. 207 rabbi.luski@cbistpete.org Cantor Jonathan Schultz 727-381-4900 Ext. 305 cantor.schultz@cbistpete.org Executive Director, Michael Grossman 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 Youth & Family Program Director Sandy Brasch 727-381-4900 Ext. 209 youthdir@cbistpete.org Community Engagement, Liz Sembler 727-434-0513 Lizsembler@aol.com 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 Receptionist, Anita Helfand 727-381-4900 Ext. 201 receptionist@cbistpete.org Accounting, Barbara Jarvis 727-381-4900 Ext.204 accounting@cbistpete.org

CBI Website www.cbistpete.org

SIMHA SHABBAT! CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD .

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.

PRTT Secretary, Patzi Gil 727-381-4900 Ext. 210 prttsec@cbistpete.org

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

President, Laurie Reiskind lauriesr@tampabay.rr.com Women’s League President, Alice Ettinger Men’s Club President, Jesse Rodman USY President, Reva Halprin Kadima President, Rachel LeVine

Bulletin Committee: Layout Editor, Masha Ronay Coordinators, Pam Askin, Anita Helfand B’nai Israel Review Publishes 11 times a year by Congregation B’nai Israel 300 58th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710 727– 381-4900 FAX 727-344-1307 www.cbistpete.org All rights reserved. No part of this document can be copied without the permission of Congregation B’nai Israel


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From the Rabbi The pomp and ceremony of the Holy Days is now past. We celebrated the holiday of Sukkot, a period during which we recognize the blessings of nature and appreciate the world around us. It was the first Thanksgiving holiday. On Shemini Atzeret we recited the prayer for rain recognizing that without it nothing grows and our food supply would be diminished. Our rituals remind us of the importance of the natural order of the world around us. During the month of November, the holiday of Thanksgiving is present for all people who live in the United States. I am thankful for Thanksgiving. It is the one holiday where people of all faiths, backgrounds, cultural and ethnic origins can feel at home. Its message is clear. It is good to give thanks for the gifts that we have in this great land. We give thanks for the bounties of nature, for the freedoms that are part of United States law and culture, and for the ability to live up to our potential. We are the freest Jewish Diaspora, the most prosperous Jewish Diaspora and the best educated Jewish Diaspora of all time. There are many ways to appreciate the freedoms that we have been granted. I encourage you to attend our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday afternoon, November 18, sponsored by the St. Petersburg Clergy Association. I have been given the honor of presenting the address at this important community event. It is the one time of the year when people of all faiths join together and are

comfortable in both their particular religious backgrounds and their common cultural heritage of America. I encourage you to come to the morning minyan on Thanksgiving Thursday to give thanks for our many gifts. It is our tradition to read aloud Psalm 100, the Psalm of Thanksgiving, as we thank God for the gifts that come our way on a daily basis. I encourage you to share your gifts with others through our Food Drive both at CBI for the food pantry at Gulf Coast and at the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and our gently used clothing drive for distribution through Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service. I hope you will spend time with your family on Thanksgiving Day and give thanks for their love. Enjoy the day by participating in a celebratory meal, good company and some football. We have much for which to be thankful. In some ways, it is too bad that it has to be institutionalized either in terms of the holiday of Sukkot or the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Jewish tradition tells us that we should offer a hundred blessings each day to remind us how thankful we should be for the gifts that are ours. Sukkot on the Jewish calendar and Thanksgiving on the American calendar are wonderful reminders of our need to give thanks for the gifts we have, so that we can appreciate them and share them with others. Best wishes for a meaningful Thanksgiving! Shalom,

Rabbi Jacob Luski

Cantor’s Notes One of my former rabbis used to say that Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday. I think it’s easy to see why – the message of the day is simple, yet fundamental. Although it was originally a day on which the pilgrims gave thanks to God for bringing them safely to America, for us it is a day on which we can reflect on and recall all that we are thankful for in our lives. There are many places in our formal liturgy where we thank God. Upon waking up in the morning, we say “Modeh / modah ani:” “I thank You, enduring Sovereign, for restoring my soul to me in compassion. You are faithful beyond measure.” The psalm for Shabbat begins “Tov l’hodot Ladonai (It is good to thank Adonai).” In Hallel, we say “Hodu Ladonai ki tov (Thank Adonai, for God is good).” We even devote an entire brachah of every Amidah to thanking God: “Modim anachnu lach.” (For all you Hebrew buffs, “modim anachnu” is the plural of “modeh / modah ani”) We say this brachah three times every day, and four times on days when we have Musaf. Let’s take a look at this brachah:

“We thank You, for you are Adonai our God and God of our ancestors throughout all time. You are the Rock of our lives, the Shield of our salvation in every generation. We thank You and praise You for our lives that are in Your hand, for our souls that are in Your charge, for Your miracles that daily attend us, and for Your wonders and gifts that accompany us, evening, morning, and noon. You are good, Your mercy is everlasting; You are compassionate, Your kindness never-ending. We have always placed our hope in You. For all these blessings we shall ever praise and exalt You. May every living creature thank You and praise You faithfully, God of deliverance and our help. Barukh Atah Adonai, ‘The Beneficent One’ is Your name, and it is fitting to give thanks to You.” Happy Thanksgiving, Cantor Jonathan Schultz


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From the President timely, thought provoking messages.

The View from the Bimah

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I would like to take a few minutes and share some things that I learned and observed after spending my first High Holiday period as President.  I enjoyed davening with the new Mahzor. It was especially meaningful that the one I was using had been dedicated by my parents in honor of my presidency. They are wonderful people and role models who taught me that giving back to a community, both in time and finances is the right thing to do. Todah Rabah to all of you who also dedicated Mahzorim in honor or memory of special people in your lives. There are a dedicated group of “regulars” who participate in the prayers that begin the service as well as the ones that end the service…and they are there for the middle too. Next year, join them…or at least allow yourself to get lost in prayer for longer than this year. Watching and hearing our children, members of the Golden Kipah Society, read Torah is wonderful. As a congregation we can kvell and know that Judaism will live on in the next generation through our capable and well educated children. We are a Kehilla, a community of people who enjoy being with each other. Watching people greet friends, both old and new is refreshing. Not as many people sleep during Rabbi’s sermon as you think. We are fortunate to have a Rabbi who speaks well and brings us

Executive Director So, it is now November. If it wasn't for Thanksgiving, for what would be November be known? I worked in retail for several years and I always approached the end of November with both excitement and trepidation, especially when I was in management. "Black Friday" was such and important day, that it could make or break the whole year for the store. For weeks prior, we would prepare the store and the employees for the big event. We would receive the merchandise and extra training materials. The District and Regional Managers would shuttle between stores both encouraging and exhorting the employees to be ready. Meetings were held and conference calls with national leadership were conducted. And then the day comes and goes. Awards and praises are given (hopefully) or we have to take measure of why we came up short. Then we have weeks of shopping until finally, its all over and we tally all the sales and settle in for the slower times. Life as a Synagogue Executive Director is similar in that we prepare for the High Holidays with a similar feeling of excitement and trepidation. The Holidays are a yearly cycle and we prepare for weeks in advance. We prepare the building and we prepare the staff. Mailings and emails are sent and paperwork is processed

Our congregation is full of capable and willing members who move chairs, daven, make appeals, hand out cards and envelopes, collect envelopes, bag apples and honey and break fast snacks and give out the bags. These are just some pieces of a puzzle and if any piece in missing, the High Holiday experience at CBI is not complete. Todah Rabah to all.  After a dozen years in the Benstock Sanctuary, the seats may not be assigned, but we are creatures of habit. By the way, my family moved from their “usual” seats because I wanted to be able to see them from the Bimah. Finally, Todah Rabah to all of the clergy, professional, administrative and custodial staff for everything they did to make the holidays meaningful for us all.

Laurie Reiskind President

constantly. Then the Holidays come and go. We tally the campaigns. calcualte attendance, and make notes for next year. Then we settle in for the "regular" cycle of Shabbat, holidays, life-cycle events, and just the daily operations of the shul. There is one huge difference. In the world of retail, we prepare for the end of the year. In Synagogue life, we prepare for the beginning of the year. Then we harness that huge burst of energy and let it move us and inspire us. So, having experienced my first cycle of High Holidays at CBI, I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome and the inspiration to keep moving forward. CBI has very dedicated staff and volunteers. For all of their efforts, I am thankful. I wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. P.S. If you are out shopping on "Black Friday", please remember to thank the retail workers who have been working long and hard to prepare. Michael Grossman, Executive Director


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For 16 years, the Gift and Craft Show Committee has traveled the country to find the best craftspeople and vendors. But, sometimes, the most amazingly talented people turn out to be living -and creating- in your midst. This year, we are introducing the work of a new potter about whom we are really excited- but the artist herself needs no introduction to B’nai Israel. Susan LeVine- yes, our past president- creates “functional, whimiscal clay (pieces) in bright colors.” For example, Susan’s signature Gators, shown here, are multi-taskers: holding cell phones, business cards and/or rings. Now, her work is showing up in area galleries. Susan has been working with clay since she took classes at the St. Petersburg Art Center as an 8 year old. Her mom, Mary Ann Marger, who was the art critic for the St. Pete Times, exposed Susan to many different art forms and encouraged her to express herself through art. Susan’s adult training has included several years at the Ringling School of Art Wild Acres Winter Retreat. To create her beautiful pieces, Susan most enjoys wheel throwing and then embellishing the work with hand-building. She laughs, “I consider myself a mud puppy because I like to get my hands in clay and get dirty.” Susan is but one of the many exciting craftspeople and vendors who will be bringing you unique gifts for everyone on your list. Do all your Hanukkah shopping in one convenient place, under one roof and bring all your friends!


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The Engagement Committee

is excited about this year’s CBI Engagement appeal. Below, you will see this year’s Engagement card that was distributed and discussed on Rosh Hashanah. If you have not received a card or have not yet turned in your card, you can tear out this one, indicate your preferences, and bring it to the synagogue office or mail it in. After we receive your card, someone from the Engagement Committee will be in touch to discuss your choices and answer your questions. On Rosh Hashanah, Linda Grau spoke from her heart about why she participated in last year’s appeal, and why she encourages her fellow congregants to get involved at CBI. Here’s what Linda shared: “In this season of introspection we are urged to evaluate how we have treated others. It is a time to pledge tzedakah, to plan to do more mitzvot, to put others before ourselves. But, now, real fast, before the gates close, I just want to be a little egotistical. I'm just going to make this all about me J “For several years I kept promising myself to learn more Hebrew or to learn the Haftorah trope. As a language teacher, this was a secular challenge for me as well as a religious one. I just kept promising myself. I wanted to do this for me. It was a challenge for me. Last year it just all came together. I was no longer teaching. The engagement opportunities were listed just for me during the Yom Tov services. It was a chance for me. It was what I wanted. I did it. You get the picture? Now take this script and put yourself in it. What have you been wanting to do for your Jewish life? When you and I become we, there is no end to the enrichment we can bring to ourselves, to others, and to this synagogue. L'shana tova.” Liz Sembler, Community Engagement

ENGAGEMENT CARD 5773

Torah Education K’riat Ha-Torah---The Torah Service- Part 1 It was my pleasure to teach a “Joyful Prayer” class recently about the section of the Shabbat service known as “Kriat HaTorah---The Torah Service.” Reading from the Torah is the oldest part of the service. Historically, the synagogue’s purpose was to be the place where the Torah was read. This is confirmed by various archaeological digs. In Jerusalem, a floor of a first-century C.E. synagogue was excavated in which a Greek inscription on the floor states that it is a place for ”reading the Torah and studying its commandments.” Before the founding of synagogues, (thought to have occurred during the Babylonian Exile (5th-6th centuries B.C.E.) sections of the Torah were read publicly. The Torah was accepted as law after return from the exile in the mid-fifth century B.C.E. in Jerusalem and was read in a public ceremony so that “men, women, and the strangers in your communities…may hear and so learn to revere God and to observe faithfully every word of this Teaching”. (Deuteronomy 31:12). The reason why I am stressing the “public reading” was because other religions kept their sacred writings a secret available only to priests or nobility. In Judaism it is incumbent upon all the people to “place these words upon your heart and teach them to your children” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)…read in the first paragraph of the “Shema.” Another important point is the frequency of reading: Monday, Thursday, Shabbat Morning and Shabbat Mincha. In Exodus 15:22 we read that “They (the children of Israel) travelled 3 days in the wilderness and found no water.” Separation from the words of the Torah, symbolized by water, caused rebellious behavior. Therefore it was decreed to read at these times every week. Market days were on Monday and Thursday when crowds were sure to be there. It is indeed an honor to be a part of this sacred tradition and the source of both historical and spiritual knowledge. Debbie Marmon, Torah Reader/Educator

A Prayer for Thanksgiving: Use this transliteration: Baruch atah ado-nai, eloheynu melech ha-olam, ha-motzi lechem min ha-aretz.


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CBI WOMEN’S LEAGUE The holidays are over, we take a deep breath. Time to move on to the next Women’s League special events. Congratulations to Esta Blaxberg who was chosen as the Women’s League of CBI, Woman of Distinction for the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. Mark your calendars to attend and honor her on December 6th, 2012.

donation toward the Kiddush lunch. We have heard many wonderful comments about these Kiddushim with the varied menus. If you would like a special menu, and would like to sponsor the entire Kiddush, or sponsor another Shabbat for your special occasion, please contact me at 727-954-4805. We will do your Simcha your way! B’shalom, Alice G. Ettinger, President

Our Glitter Girl Society is coming up. The next Glitter Girl Society gathering will be held on November 7th at 12:30 pm. (Yes, in the afternoon!) The cost is $5 for the crafty head coverings we will be making. Last but not least, please remember to consider gifts for yourself and others from the Judaica Shop. There are many items for every occasion. It’s a great place to shop and find things you never knew you were looking for! Please help us celebrate your birthday and/or anniversary. Each month we will have a special Kiddush for our Simcha Shabbat. You will receive a phone call to congratulate you and to ask if you would like to help everyone celebrate with a

CBI WOMEN’S LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP FLING

WE’RE ON FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH! 6:45 pm “KIPPAHS

& KLOTHES” FASHION SHOW FEATURING PATCHINGTON

FALL LINE DESIGNER RESORT WEAR MODELLED BY OUR MEMBERS COMPLIMENTARY DINNER FOR PAID-UP MEMBERS DINNER GUESTS $10 DUES: $36 CHAI CLUB: $18 RSVP TO: Naomi Berg 381-0029 Make your own kippah or head covering at the Glitter Girls Workshop on Wednesday, November 7th, 12:30 pm. $5 pp for materials. RSVP Sheryl Sutton 347-5523 or ssutton3@me.com


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THE PAULINE RIVKIND PRESCHOOL What is Jewish About Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is an American holiday, but it can easily be incorporated into Jewish family life. Most families get together for the traditional turkey dinner. It is nice for everybody, even those who live far away, to get together this time of year. The story of the pilgrims and their plentiful harvest that was followed by a feast with the Indians is seldom recalled at the dinner table the way we recall the story of the Exodus at our Passover Seder each year. But we have the model of storytelling with which generations of Jews have taught and renewed our values and commitments. Why not apply this model to the Thanksgiving meal? Share the some American history. We can remember the suffering and displacement of the indigenous people, and other shameful oppressions such as slaves, as well as the refuge the United States provided for many people. Remember the ongoing revolutions such as civil and human rights. Thanksgiving Day is an opportunity for us to take stock of our country and give thanks for its blessings and for the opportunity here to work for and create change. Here are some ideas for your table:  Recall the history of this land. Go around the table and have everyone participate recalling the history of the land since the pilgrims arrived. Each person continues where the last left off.  Answer questions: What are we personally thankful for? What are we thankful for as American Jews? What do we wish to contribute to this country? What do we believe are the highest ideals and best values of the United States? Have we, as a nation, lived up to those ideals and values this past year?  Read aloud a great quote. Example – Emma Lazarus poem inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. Now is the time to purchase your Dreidel Drawing Tickets! See the flyer enclosed in this month’s bulletin for more information! Bonnie Halprin, Preschool Director

The Halprin Family would like to thank our community for their support and friendship during this difficult time. Bonnie, Harvey, Julia and Reva Halprin Bette Schroeder Michael, Debbie and Laura Halprin

THE PAULINE RIVKIND TALMUD TORAH Every morning, upon waking up we are grateful. We express our thanks to God for all the gifts we are given. Nothing is taken for granted especially in our Jewish existence. When we awake each morning, we thank God for our lives, our families, our friends and that we live in a free country. In the Ethics of the Fathers, Rabbi Akavia ben Mahalalel said:

‫דע לפני מי אתה עומד ולפני מי אתה‬ ‫חייב לתת את הדין‬ “Know your origin, your destination, and before whom will be required to give an accounting (God). “ This is especially true when it comes to the education of young Jewish Children. I believe that you, the parents are the most important Jewish educators I believe that you care about being Jewish, and you want what is best for your children. The more knowledge that children gain in these years about their heritage, traditions and morality can serve as a guide throughout their lives. We all know that children are exposed to multi-media today but our religion shows us various boundaries of being a thoughtful person (Mench), Jewishly and in our American life. Thanksgiving for a Jewish person is a daily occurrence and this prayer, Modeh Ani, is so important. Happy Thanksgiving! Mazal Tov to Samuel Benjamin and David Silverberg for their Bar Mitzvah’s! We can truly say that we are witness to the second generation in the family having this Simha and hope to see them is Shul! Ilana Dayan, Education Director

JUNIOR CONGREGATION Junior Congregation for grades 3-7 will meet on the following Saturdays in November: November 3rd and 10th at 10:00 am in the Chapel at Congregation B’nai Israel. Please note that there will be NO Junior Congregation on November 17th and 24th.

QUOTE Envy, lust, and pursuit of honor will ruin a person’s life. Rabbi Elazar Ha-Kappar


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COLLEGE CONNECTION

YOUTH DEPARTMENT It is always inspiring to attend conventions! Last month our USYers participated in Mercaz Sub Regional Convention in Tampa. Not only do the kids lead services they plan and run study groups as well as other activities. The leadership takes their commitment to USY seriously and wants to share their passion with everyone at convention! This month the Kadimaniks will have their chance to attend a convention. November 16-18 Kadimaniks in Mercaz Sub Region will come together in Jacksonville for a weekend of fun, friends and learning. Thank you to the Halprin Family for sponsoring our November Dine and Dash in honor of Revas birthday. Each year the USYers bake pumpkin loaves for the Thanksgiving holiday. They donate loaves to the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Service who in turn give them to the Jewish residents at The Philip Benjamin Towers. The funds raised from this sale will be used for tzedakah. Please see the flyer in this bulletin to order YOUR pumpkin loaf or to donate one. Thank you for your continued support for this worthwhile project. B’Shalom, Sandy Brasch Youth and Family Programming Director November Calendar 11/2: USY Shabbat 11/4: Family Program @ Heritage Village 1:00pm-3:00 pm 11/7: USY Board meeting 5:00 pm, Dine and Dash 6:00 pm Hebrew High & Mehina 7:00 pm 11/11: Golden Kippah Breakfast 9:30 am, USY Pumpkin Bread Baking 11:00 am 11/14: Hebrew High & Mehina 7:00 pm 11/16- 11/18: Kadima Convention in Jacksonville 11/28 USY Board meeting 6:00 pm, Hebrew High & Mehina 7:00 pm

SPIFFS 38th International Folk Fair “Music Around the World” In Vinoy Park

Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2. Student Days 9am - 3pm Saturday November 3. SPIFFS 38th International Folk Fair for general public. 10AM - 10PM. Parade of Nations at 2PM.

Do you have a college student in the family? CBI wants to stay connected and we need your help. Please email the following information to Sandy Brasch youthdir@cbistpete.org

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Student name Current college mailing address Email address Cell phone number

College attending, year in school and graduation date Parent name and email address We will once again send mailings and “care packages” to our college students. To insure YOUR child receives his/her mail and package we must have a current address and email address. Pam LeCompte, College Committee Chairperson


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ADULT STUDIES

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT

SUNDAY MOVIE MATINEE JEWISH JOURNEYS THROUGH FILM Sunday, November 4th, 1:00 pm Benjamin Social Hall “JEWISH SOLDIERS IN BLUE AND GRAY” Exploration of the little known history of the Jews who fought for both the Confederacy and the Union. Allegiances split the Jewish community as deeply as in the country at large. This film was shown on public television as well as dozens of Jewish film festivals. 86 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Discussion will follow.

Writing Letters To the Editor sponsored by the CBI A-Team taught by Dr. Mark Walters, Learn to respond to the Times/Tribune based on a headline, photo, article and/or editorial. Discover how you can be proactive, recognizing Israel’s Independence Day, Israel’s humanitarian efforts and the good that Israel does. Find out how to use the most appropriate terminology to write effective letters. Sunday, November 11th, 11:00 am

Sit Down Oneg Shabbat: Ask The Cantor Bring your questions to shul on Friday evening, November 2nd at 8:00 pm to ask Cantor Jonathan Schultz at the Sit Down Oneg that follows. Torah For Seniors, led by Rabbi Jacob Luski Tuesday, November 13th at 11:00 am at Philip Benjamin Tower Activities Room. Lunch With The Rabbi & Mishnah Study Wednesday, November 14th at 12:00 noon in the CBI Atrium. Please RSVP your deli lunch order to the synagogue office by 1:00 pm the Tuesday prior to class. CBI - Hadassah Book Discussion Club Wednesday, November 21st at 10:00 am In the Buns Family Library To discuss: The Certificate by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Talmud Made Easy, led by Stephen Wein Wednesday, November 14th and 28th at 7:00 pm In the Buns Family Library

This column has discussed ways to advocate for Israel. Many of the methods dealt with using appropriate terminology. From time to time, however, it’s important to remind us that ordinary opportunities exist on a daily basis to support the people of Israel. One of the simplest ways is to buy products from Israel. StandWithUs sponsors an annual BIG (Buy Israeli Goods) Day coinciding with and countering the global anti-Israel boycott day. But, we don’t have to wait for this once a year event. On an ongoing basis, the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce and StandWithUs co-sponsor a website: www.buyisraelgoods.org You’re encouraged to visit this organizational website to find Israeli brands. [As with any site, the A-Team doesn’t guarantee that the information is always up to date.] Of course, several commercial websites exist – just do a search for “Israeli Products”. Many tangible means exist to show your support. The easy part is that so many items can be purchased locally, eg, CBI Women’s League Judaica Shop, grocery stores, wine merchants, jewelry stores, department stores, etc. Just a few ideas include: ritual items (tallitot, kippot, tefilin, mezuzot, candles, …) wearing apparel, eg, shoes and bathing suits cosmetics, especially from the Dead Sea area books, software, and music CDs art and jewelry, especially silver stamps, and coins & medals foods (oranges, canned items, cookies, chocolates, teas, herbs, …) wines flowers Of course, you can 1) give JNF tree / water certificates (click the “Supporting Israel Helps Our Synagogue” link on CBI’s home page or contact our local JNF office at 800-211-1502); 2) buy Israel Bonds (contact our local bonds office at 800-622-8017); 3) purchase stock in Israeli companies (mostly on the NASDAQ); and 4) travel to Israel to support tourism. Please share with us your favorite Israeli purchases and product websites. We want to expand the list and publish it in the near future. Lastly, support US companies that invest and do business in Israel. Byron Kolitz bkolitz@tampabay.rr.com The Advocacy for Israel Committee


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BUNS FAMILY LIBRARY

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NEW IN THE LIBRARY: The Shekel Abraham bought Sarah’s burial site for 400 shekels. Joseph’s brothers sold him for 30 pieces of silver

In Biblical times a "Shekel" was a weight of silver. When the ancient Judeans fought against the Romans, the 'Shekel' was a silver coin. Since 1967, "The Shekel" has been an award winning entertaining and informing bi-monthly magazine, published by the American Israel-Numismatic Association. The American Israel Numismatic Association, publishers of the magazine, is a non-sectarian cultural and educational organization dedicated to the study and collection of Israel's coinage, past and present, and all aspects of Judaic numismatics. The primary purpose is the development of publications, programs, meetings and other activities which will bring news, history, social and related background to the study and collection of Judaic numismatics, and the advancement of the hobby. AINA publishes The Shekel six times a year. It is an illustrated magazine prepared for the enlightenment and education of the membership by experts from around the world. It contains illustrated articles not only about coinage, but about a wide variety of historical topics. It has been called "The Jewish Readers Digest”. The CBI Buns Family Library has recently received a collection of almost all of the copies of The Shekel dating back to 1979. These are a generous donation from Byron Kolitz and Starr Silver. CBI appreciates and encourages the donation of library resources which strengthen the collections and support the Library’s mission. Donors of library materials are among our most valued supporters.

CBI-HADASSAH BOOK CLUB will meet on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:00 am in the Buns Family Library to discuss The Certificate by Isaac Bashevis Singer. SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - November 27 - December 3 Find great books for ALL ages! Sales benefit the Pauline Rivkind Preschool.

Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm We will team up with Ali Gator on an educational fun adventure through Heritage Village Heritage Village 11909 125th Street N. Largo, FL 33774

Snacks!! Hanukka crafts!!


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Come join us! For membership information please contact: Rhoda Ross – Membership VP rhodagr63@yahoo.com 727-548-5405

St. Petersburg Chapter


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Joyful Prayer: Come and Learn Join us on Shabbat mornings for an introduction to the Shabbat morning prayer service. Come and learn with us while we explore portions of the Shabbat service, including the background, meaning, sounds, and choreography of prayers. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and reflect on the prayers in our siddur. Each session is independent and designed to be a comfortable, informal way for you to learn more about and personally connect with the prayers in our service. Sessions from 9:15-9:50 am in the Chapel.

November 3rd December 8th January 19th February 9th March 9th April 13th

Members of the GOLDEN KIPAH HONOR SOCIETY are invited to A CELEBRATION BREAKFAST In honor of of their contributions to our synagogue on Sunday, November 11, 2012. Please join Rabbi Luski, synagogue leadership and your fellow Honor Society members as we honor you and celebrate CBI’s 90th Anniversary.

Save the date! Congregation Family Hanukka Celebration Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Jewish meditation schedule 2012-2013 Saturdays, 9:15 AM library

NOVEMBER 24 DECEMBER 29 JANUARY 26 FEBRUARY 23 MARCH 30 APRIL 27 MAY 25 JUNE 29

TUESDAYS, 6:00 PM sanctuary NOVEMBER 13 DECEMBER 18 JANUARY 8 FEBRUARY 12 MARCH 12 APRIL 9 MAY 7 JUNE 11

Carlebach Shabbat Enjoy the wonderful melodies composed by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Presented by Cantor Jonathan Schultz At our Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 5:30 pm on Fridays, November 30th and December 21st.


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FAMILY PROGRAMS Last month’s Sukka Hop was lots of fun and we thank the hosts for welcoming us into their Sukka. We hopped from the Sembler Family Sukka to the Reich Family Sukka and then the LeVine Family Sukka. We enjoyed delicious food and friends and fulfilled the mitzvah of dwelling in the Sukka.

Thank you to the following volunteers who assisted with the office work and special mailings over the past months: Sally Swale, Marian Lustigman Rooth, Helen Kahan and Esta Blaxberg. Our apologies to anyone we have inadvertently omitted.

If you have young children you will not want to miss joining us Sunday, November 4th for a Family Heritage Village Adventure. The kids will learn about the history of Pinellas County through interactive stations and make their own Hanukka decoration! See the flyer in this bulletin for the details! The ISH group will meet at Fergs in downtown St. Pete, Sunday, November 4th to schmooze and watch the Tampa Bay Bucs game at 4:00 pm. This is the second event and those who attended the Shabbat dinner in September are eager to social again with their new friends!

If you would like to be a CBI volunteer, please call Pam at 381-4800, ext. 203.

A very happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! B’Shalom, Sandy Brasch, Youth and Family Programming Director

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At Saturday afternoon services, we break between the Minha and Maariv services to enjoy the third meal of Shabbat, Seudah Shlishit, a light meal served in the Atrium with songs and ruach. We return to the chapel for Maariv and Havdala to conclude Shabbat. Sponsorships of Seudah are available to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, in honor of family members or special events or in memory of a loved one for a minimum donation of $80. Todah Rabah to the following Seudah Shlishit sponsors for October and November: 

Oct. 13: Ralph & Ruthann Mizrahi in honor of their daughter, Sheryl Sutton.  Oct. 20: Sam Cohen  Oct. 27: Joel & Sheila Shane in memory of their parents.  Nov. 3: Dr. Mark & Louisa Benjamin in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Samuel.  Nov. 10: Tom & Shevy Silverberg in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, David.  Nov. 17: Dr. Bob & Cindy Weisberg in honor of Cindy’s 65 th birthday.  Nov. 24: Dr. Leslie & Reva Pearlstein Dec. 1: No Seudah…Gift & Craft Show set up


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LIFECYCLE CYCLEEVENTS EVENTS LIFE

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

Mazal Tov To: BIRTHS:  Ellen Bernstein, Jay & Karen Kauffman and Joel & Shoshanah Blaiss on the birth of their great-grandson, grandson and son, Reuben Moshe Blaiss.

WEDDINGS:  Dr. Morris & Marilyn LeVine, Bruce & Mary Ann Marger, Dr. Steven & Susan LeVine and Steven & Karen Feld on the marriage of their grandson and children, Jennifer LeVine and Eric Feld.

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. Does your child or grandchild have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or special occasion coming up? What a great way to honor them! Also makes a great “group gift” for a special occasion. Order forms are in the synagogue office and lobby. Minimum donation $254. Leaves has been dedicated:

We share in the sorrow of the passing of:

In Honor of Our Grandchildren, Sari & Remy Kinstlinger, by Dr. David H. & Myra Gross, Sept 2012 Happy 70th Birthday Sandy Slomka! With love, Family & Friends. Oct. 3, 2012

LAURA LUBER Sister of Lou Bader, Shirley Bulkin and Hymie Bader ANNA R. LEVITT Friend of Sid & Phyllis Werner DAVID HALPRIN Son of Bette Schroeder Husband of Bonnie Peskin Halprin Father of Harvey, Julia and Reva Halprin Brother of Michael, Laura and Deborah Halprin PEARL SYLVIA AZNEER Mother of Reva Pearlstein, Dr. Ira Azneer & Dr. Jay Azneer TILLIE SAKREN Mother of Jennifer Sternberg, Doris Hochheiser and Joan Sorkin

DAVID KELMACHTER Brother of Barry Kelmachter

SATO, Social Action Tikkun Olam Project benefits families served by Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services Delicious pareve pumpkin loaves for sale and donation $8.00 per loaf Every year USY bakes delicious treats for the Thanksgiving holiday. One USY tradition is to share with those less fortunate and brighten someone’s holiday. Thank you for your support! Name______________________________Phone________________ I’d like to order: #______loaves for myself #______loaves to donate to Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services $______Total enclosed @ $8.00 per loaf. Make checks payable to CBI Youth Orders due by Monday, November 5, 2012 Please pick up your loaves at the Synagogue office Monday, November 19 or Tuesday, November 20. For more information, contact Sandy Brasch Youth and Family Programming Director youthdir@cbistpete.org or (727) 381-4900 ext. 209 300 58th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710—www.cbistpete.org


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November 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 Adele Morris 1 Jeff Hilton 2 Dr. Ruth Lebowitz 2 Rabbi Jacob Luski 3 Pam Wittner LeCompte 4 Irma Mayer 4 Claire Weinstein 4 Joel Shane 4 Dr. Brian Kagan 4 Victoria Schwartz 5 Cindy Weisberg 6 Oren Adelson 6 Sylvia Ayes 6 Steve Craig 6 Marilyn LeVine 6 Aldena Lew 7 Ben Bush 7 Jill Engelman 8 Karen Reich

9 Matt Gould 10 Esther Rothman 10 Sheila Hutman 11 Dr. Leslie Weiss 12 Sara Gershuny 12 Selma Gaby 12 Arthur Schloss 13 J oe Kauffman 13 Randi Rabin 13 Elaine Rothstein 14 Ben Pertcheck 14 Barbara Levin 14 Sandy Harwood 16 Phyllis Werner 17 Dr. Sidney Grau 17 Ellen Goetz 17 Bonnie Halprin 17 Sheri Frogel 20 Asher Gil

20 21 21 21 22 22 23 25 26 26 27 27 27 28 28

Joel Taller Anita Helfand Sandy Herskowitz Robin Perlman Bea Wallace Ross Levy Howard Rothstein Robert Sutton Barry Kelmachter Eric Ludin Thelma Gilbert Elaine Garon Melissa Terzi Ana Masri Michael Benstock

6 6 12 13 14 16 18 22 23 23 24 25 25 27 28 30

Patricia & Leonard Adelson Shevy & Tom Silverberg Marilyn & Jack Goldberg Shana & Matthew Gaines Allison & Drew Gordon Alice & Dr. Larry Ettinger Joan & Jerry Benstock Anita & Arlen Helfand Mussie & Jack Eidelman Yardena & Dr. Loren Isakson Claire & Ron Yogman Joanne & Rabbi Jacob Luski Linda & Jack Goldfarb Terri & Jay Gross Jane & Don Silverberg Beth & Larry Figard

“NEW” ANNOUNCING SIMHA SHABBAT CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY AT SIMHA SHABBAT SATURDAY, November 3, 2012 9:00 AM

Simha Shabbat is a new Shabbat program being initiated to combine our former Anniversary Shabbat and Birthday Shabbat programs into monthly “Simha Shabbat” celebrations. The birthdays and anniversaries of our members will be celebrated each month and provide an opportunity for celebrants to jointly sponsor the Kiddush lunch. The dates for these monthly Simha Shabbat Celebrations are: November 3, December 15, January 19, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8 (June & July observed).

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: ______________


Page 22 A PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING TO BE READ AT THE THANKSGIVING TABLE Our God and God of our ancestors, we have come together today with our family and friends to share the bounty of this land and to express our gratitude to You for the blessings you have bestowed upon us. We are grateful to live in a land which has offered opportunity to us, as individuals and as a people. We are grateful to live in a land where tolerance is a virtue and the values of our tradition are so integrated into the fabric of this great nation. Let us never take for granted the cherished rights and privileges of living in the great democratic union, known as the United States of America, a place where we have the liberty to speak our minds, to express our convictions, and the right to worship God in accordance with the dictates of our hearts without seeking dispensation from others. We pray that You, O God, will grant us wisdom to be ever mindful that all we have emanates from You. As such, teach us to spread the bounty we enjoy by sharing our blessings with the less fortunate and inspire us to work to alleviate poverty and hunger in our great land. Bless our country and shield its inhabitants from danger. Help us to guard the liberties we hold sacred so that all peoples within our midst will benefit from the freedoms that are the hallmark of our county. Let us recite the traditional words of our heritage, and express gratitude for the meal we are about to partake with the words of the motzei. Baruch ata adoe-nai, elo-hey-nu melech haolam, ha-motzi lechem min ha-aretz. Blessed are you oh Lord our God, ruler of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.

One the most important mitzvoth in Judaism is bikkur holim – visiting the sick. It is the responsibility that the clergy of B’nai Israel take very seriously. When our members are ill or hospitalized, we want to know. In the interest of protecting confidentiality, hospitals today are extremely cautious about sharing patient names, even with rabbis. We need our congregants to communicate directly with us and to inform us of illness or hospitalization. Please call Pam Askin, office manager, at 3813900, extension 203, so that as clergy and as a synagogue family we can be helpful in moments of difficult or stress. JUDAICA SHOP We special order! JUDAICA SHOP HOURS Mondays: 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays: 3:00 – 5;00 p.m. Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. If you need an appointment, please contact: Ellen Bernstein – 345-0237 or Anita Helfand – 381-4900 If you do not see it in the shop, please contact us. We special order. We do carry a full line of Hanukka items, Ceremonial items – Kiddush cups, candlesticks, Kiddush cups, spice boxes, and more.


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Israel Facts of the Week

TORAH FUND CAMPAIGN 2012-2013

from the A-Team Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center

a JNF project

The Torah Fund campaign supports:   

The Jewish Theological Seminary (New York City) Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies (Los Angeles, California) Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem)

The Torah Fund Campaign is truly a grassroots effort. The campaign has grown over its 60 years, raising an average $2.4 million annually.

Ellen Reisel is one of the founders, as well as Supervising Psychologist and Fundraiser, of the Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center (RMTRC) established in 1996, and located in the remote southern Arava desert at Kibbutz Grofit.

Meet Ellen on Tuesday, 13 November, at 7:00 pm at CBI.

Since its establishment, RMTRC has become a unique center of green pasture in the desert terrain which features 26 horses that were bred and raised at the facility as well as a handicapped equipped playground and bathroom facilities, a learning center, and an after-school center for children with special needs. RMTRC has grown in enrollment from 15 riders in the initial phase to over 200 riders in the 2011-2012 term. RMTRC prides itself on having a special “Day of Studies Program” in which Pre-K, kindergarten, elementary, and high school students of special education classes and after school programs attend with their teaching staff. Every child receives a weekly therapeutic riding session planned to meet his/her specific needs in individual or group riding. Depending on ability, the riders also get to care for the animals in the petting zoo and partake in ranch work. RMTRC has an outstanding team of professionally licensed therapists who receive ongoing supervision as well as support from our many devoted volunteers. View the story: www.facebook.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFzcMqacuyk www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJN-A0ekkQ www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPAJPdpuiVM

2012-2013 Torah Fund Pin Uri Uri ~Awake~Greet the New Dawn This year’s theme is: Uri Uri - Awake - Greet the New Dawn! As women, we experience many wake-up calls. Devorah the Prophet was a judge in Israel when she was roused from her seat under a palm tree to lead her people’s troops into battle with the words, “Arise, arise, Devorah; arise and join in the chant” (Judges 5:12). But Devorah was also known as a mother in Israel, and as such she must have been responsive to the great variety of wakeup calls women experience throughout their lives: a hungry baby, a child in need, a cause that demands immediate attention and action. Being roused to action is often just the prelude to awakening others, whether via the shofar - as seen growing out of the letter ‘ayin��� in the 5773 Torah Fund pin - or by using our voices and networks to focus on the critical needs of our families and communities, our movement, and our people. The imagery of dawn invokes an awareness of the challenges before us as well as our need to be alert to address them. What challenges will we face in 5773 as Jewish women? Will we rise to meet them, and will the glory of God be present in our response? Uri,Uri - awake - and shir dabeiri - sing a song - of activity, of victory and of thanks to the Holy One whose light illuminates all of our waking moments. Contact Information: Torah Fund Chair: Joanne Luski 347-1741 Special Gifts Chair: Marilyn LeVine 343-2196 Torah Fund Cards: Jennifer Sternberg 391-9085


Page 24 ISRAEL BONDS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL Dear Congregational Member, The generosity of a congregation’s members is one of its greatest sources of pride – consistently strong support for congregational programs, community institutions, national movement initiatives, and also consistently strong support for Israel. With Israel threatened by Iran, still menaced by Hamas and Hezbollah rockets and surrounded by instability in neighboring countries Israel needs to know she does not stand alone. Your Congregation declared solidarity with Israel by conducting a High Holy Days Appeal for Israel Bonds again this year. Imagine the power of a message sent to Jerusalem, to Washington DC, and to Tehran by thousands and thousands of Israel Bonds purchases. You are already or can be a part of that message. If you have already indicated your intention to purchase thank you for being a part of the message. If you were present for the appeal but have not yet returned a tab card, fold down a tab, return it right away and become a part of the message. If you were not there or were unable to collect your tab card, you can still become a part of the message by contacting your local Israel Bonds office or by visiting the Israel Bonds website. Moadim L’simha, Rabbi Martin Pasternak National Director of Synagogue and Rabbinic Activities Development Corporation for Israel / Israel Bonds

Attention Maj Goddesses! It's that time of year again ....... place your orders for the 2013 Mah Jongg cards !!! Standard card ......$ 7 Large card ............$ 8 DEADLINE TO ORDER: JANUARY 15th! CHECKS PAYABLE TO: CBI WOMEN’S LEAGUE (Not Susan Scheinert!) Mail to:

SUSAN SCHEINERT 9228 SILVERTHORN RD. LARGO , FL. 33777 Any questions? Contact me at 394.1428 or isitme777@aol.com PS ........ no order too large or small :-))

STEPPING OUT Jewish Meditation Retreat On Sunday, November 18th the Jewish Meditation Committee will literally be “stepping out.” We invite all congregants to join us as Committee chair Cary Reich leads us in a walking meditation and an exploration of various other forms of Jewish meditation. Meet in the CBI Atrium at 9:30 am. Sunday morning minyan begins at 9:00 am in the Chapel. If you have been curious meditation is all about, opportunity to experience it traditional personal training participate in up to three Jewish meditation.

to learn what Jewish this is an excellent for yourself. Like our sessions, we will each different modalities of

Please RSVP to Liz Sembler for planning purposes at lizsembler@aol.com.


Page 25 DONATIONS THROUGH OCTOBER 10, 2012 Adult Studies

In Honor of

Ruth & Leonard Mauer

Anita Helfand; Speedy recovery - David Halprin

Dr. Patricia Cottrille

Happy Birthday to Dr. Morris LeVine, Lucille Ginsburg, Michael Wallace, Arlen Helfand, Debbie Sokolov, Linda Grau

Adult Studies

In Memory of

Brian, Susan, Mirit &

Morris Kagan

Mya Kagan

Happy Anniversary to Karen & Mandel Sher Audrey Kopelman

Speedy Recovery to William Burcat

Beverly Dikman

Happy Birthday to Bruce Marger,

Steve & Linda Grau

Laura Luber

Mary Ann Marger

Laurie & Marc Reiskind

Laura Luber

Liz & Greg Sembler

Laura Luber

Larry & Sheryl Feinman

Laura Luber

Livia & Steve Wein &

Laura Luber

Mitzvah Fund

In Memory of

Helen Kahan

David Halprin

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Hagendorf

Fanny Hagendorf

Pearl S. Azneer

Steve & Livia Wein

Eva Hyman

Annette Rosch

In appreciation for enjoyable High Holiday Services

Helen Kahan Cantor's Fund

In Memory of

Frank & Kathy Mendelblatt

David Goffman

Pearl Azneer Family

Pearl Azneer

Dr. Nancy K. Landfish &

Shaina Raisel

Library Fund

In Memory of

Hilda Colick & Sharon

Louis Colick

Anita Sher

Calvin Weiskopf

Marilyn Benjamin

Eva Hyman

Ruth Lebowitz

David Halprin, Pearl Azneer

Arthur & Bebby Marlin

Eva Hyman

Robert & Jennifer Sternberg

Dr. Louis Sternberg

Library Music Fund

In Honor of

Mary Ann & Bruce Marger

David Halprin

Bev & Mort Sherman

Janice & David LeVine - Simhat Torah Honor

Lenny & Millie Gelfond

William Gelfond, Tessie Rosenberg,

Library Music Fund

In Memory of

Carol & Norman Seltzer &

Bev & Mort Sherman

David Halprin

Sandra & Harold Seltzer

Mitzvah Fund

In Honor of

Steve & Livia Wein &

Refuah Shlemah - Janice LeVine

Edward G. Bailey

Mollie Gelfond

Warren & Rebecca Simmons

Helen Kahan

Pearl Azneer Bessie Simmons, Matthew Rosenthal, David Halprin

Thelma & Jerry Gilbert

Pearl Azneer

Ana Masri

Pearl Azneer

Mary Ann & Bruce Marger

Happy Birthday - Beverly Dikman

Dr. Patricia Cottrille

Happy Anniversary to Thelma & Jerry Gilbert

Pauline Rivkind Preschool

In Memory of

Happy Birthday to Philip Redisch, Marilyn Benjamin,

Audrey Kopelman

David Halprin

Lillian Rosen

Sara & Edward Nicholson

David Halprin

Happy Anniversary to Sandy & Sam Janofsky

Joel & Florence Einstein

David Halprin

Happy Birthday to Sally Swale

Barbara & Jerry Colen

David Halprin

Beverly Dikman

Happy Anniversary to Thelma & Jerry Gilbert

Allen & Betty Tut Polon

David Halprin

Carol & Nelson Seltzer

Happy & Healthy New Year to Reva &

Rick & Kerry Kriseman

David Halprin

Leslie Pearlstein

Leslie & Richard Vasbinder

David Halprin

Arthur & Bebby Marlin

Speedy Recovery to Larry Worton

Terri & Jay Gross

David Halprin

Thelma & Jerry Gilbert

Their 66th Wedding Anniversary

Joel & Ellen Goetz

David Halprin

Ana Masri

Speedy Recovery to David Halprin,

Jeff Knoll, Eddie Fliess &

David Halprin

Simhat Torah Honorees:

Sherrie Knoll

Marilyn Benjamin, Susie Berman,

Martin & Frances Tucker

David Halprin

Susie Schwartz, Sheryl Sutton,

Rachel & David Wein

David Halprin

David & Janice LeVine

Claire & Ron Yogman

David Halprin

Mary Ann & Bruce Marger

Refuah Shlemah - David A. Halprin

Yvette Lew & Family

David Halprin

Anita Sher

Happy Birthday to Beverly Dikman

Vera & Larry Green


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Rabbi's Fund

In Honor of

USY Fund

In Memory of

Maitland & Sheila Knapp

Anita Helfand - in appreciation

Karen & Mandel Sher

Lewis Sher

Joel & Ellen Goetz

Speedy Recovery to Janice LeVine &

Alice & Larry Ettinger

David Halprin

David Halprin

Mark & Judi Gordon

Pearl Azneer

40th Wedding to Rabbi & Joanne Luski,

Randi & Bennett Rabin

David Halprin

Refuah Shlemah to David Halprin

Jane & Don Silverberg

David Halprin

Hymie & Judy Bader

In appreciation

Marvin & Lee Leibson

David Halprin

Lil & Dr. Sid Grau

Simhat Torah Honorees:

Lucille Ginsburg

Pearl Azneer

Marilyn Benjamin, Susie Schwartz,

Charlotte & Harold Goldberg

Miriam Soman

Dr. & Mrs. David LeVine

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Koenig

Sarah Elizabeth Dotson

Sandy & Herb Brasch

Pearl Azneer

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Lipsitz

David Halprin

Richard & Gerry Mensh

Rabbi's Fund

In Memory of

Larry Salzer

Reba Salzer

Marietta Drucker

Eva Hyman

USY Pilgrimage

In Memory of

Harold & Charlotte Goldberg

Eva Hyman

Mrs. Jerry Einstandig

Thelma Woidy

David & Janice LeVine

Eva Hyman

Leah Sandler &

Leon Firstenberg

Herbert Sackett &

Sara Gershuny

David Sandler & Family

Ronnee Wasserman

Susie & Ira Berman

David Halprin, Pearl Azneer

Anita Sher

Dr. Lewis Sher

Pearl Brook

David Halprin

Martha, Barbara & Louis Terry

Sara Gershuny

Stan & Nancy Rosenberg

Laura Luber

Diane Fishman

Morris Fishman

Sam & Sandy Janofsky

Harry Janofsky

Gail S. Warren

In Honor

Steve & Linda Grau

Eva Hyman

Legacy for Leadership

Leah Herz

Heinz Leon Herz

Sandy & Mike Slomka

Aldena & Larry Lew

David Halprin

Zina & Marty Rosenblum

Pearl Azneer

Steve Warren & Diana Sager

Happy 70th Birthday to Sandy Slomka

Joann Bush

Sandy Bush

Linda & Jack Goldfarb

Simhat Torah Honorees:

Richard & Gerry Mensh

Pearl Azneer

Marilyn Benjamin, Susie Berman,

Vivian Neumann

Pearl Azneer

Susie Schwartz, Sheryl Sutton,

Arthur Schloss

Martin Schloss

David & Janice LeVine

USY Fund

In Honor of

Jesse & Sandi Rodman

Speedy Recovery - Alan Gross

Ruth & Leonard Mauer Morry & Billie Bornstein

Speedy Recovery - Bert Adelman Speedy Recovery - David Halprin

Liz & Greg Sembler

Speedy recovery to Chris Hale

Marietta Drucker

Simhat Torah Honor to Marilyn Benjamin

New USY Board

Gail S. Warren

In Memory of

Speedy Recovery - David Halprin

Legacy for Leadership

Speedy Recovery - Jim Dawkins

Steve Warren

Ernest Drucker

Simhat Torah Honorees: Marilyn Benjamin,

Jack & Linda Goldfarb

Pearl Azneer

Susie Schwartz, Susie Berman,

Richard & Gerry Mensh

Pearl Azneer

Sheryl Sutton, Janice & David LeVine

Jacquie & Marc Frye

David Halprin

Lucille Ginsburg

In appreciation

Liz & Greg Sembler

Pearl Azneer

Herb & Sandy Brasch

Simhat Torah Honorees: Marilyn Benjamin,

Marietta Drucker

David Halprin, Pearl Azneer

Mark & Judi Gordon

Susie Schwartz, Susie Berman, Sheryl Sutton, Janice & David LeVine


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