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Volume 5770, Issue 2

October 2009 Tishri/Heshvan 5770 www.cbistpete.org

St. Petersburg, Florida

Special points of interest: 

Free Community Concert in Honor of Rabbi Luski’s 60th Birthday P-7

Birthright Israel P–17

Congregation Sukkot Dinner P–17

Hatanei Htorah Honorees P-20

Sukkot Schedule P-22

Family Sukkot Lunch P–23

Inside this issue: Shabbat Services

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From Rabbi

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From the Hazzan

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Sisterhood/Men’s Club

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Schools

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Youth

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Adult Studies

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Buns Family Library News

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Mitzvah Grams

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Shabbat Services & Candlelighting Friday, October 2, 2009 Candlelighting 6:58 pm See Sukkot Schedule Saturday, October 3, 2009 Candlelighting 7:57 pm See Sukkot Schedule Friday, October 9, 2009 Candlelighting 6:51 pm See Sukkot Schedule Saturday, October 10, 2009 Candlelighting 7:49 pm See Sukkot Schedule Friday, October 16, 2009 Candlelighting 6:43 pm Shabbat Service 8:00 pm September – October Anniversaries Sit Down Oneg: Ask the Rabbi Saturday, October 17, 2009 Sedra - Bereshit Shabbat Services 9:00 am Presentation of 5770 Bar-Bat Mitzvah Class Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 6:30 pm First Seudah Shlishit of season!

Friday, November 6, 2009 Candlelighting 5:26 pm Kabbalat Shabbat 5:30 pm Pinellas Co. Jewish Day School Shabbat Saturday, November 7, 2009 Sedra – Vayera Shabbat Services 9:00 am Veterans Shabbat Guest Speaker: Chief Chaplain Lawrence McConnell, Bay Pines VA Healthcare Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 5:10 pm

Set Your Clocks Back STANDARD TIME RETURNS ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST Turn clocks back one hour at 2:00 am

Saturday, October 24, 2009 Sedra – Noah Shabbat Services 9:00 am USY Shabbat Services USY Summer Programs Speakers Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 6:20 pm

Saturday, October 31, 2009 Sedra – Lekh Lekha Shabbat Services 9:00 am Torah Study & Cholent Kiddush Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 6:15 pm

Due to rising costs, the minimum donation is now $10 per acknowledgment sent.

Please join our twice daily Minyan which meets Weekday mornings at 7:45 am Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and Weekday evenings at the following times: Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 7:05 pm Oct. 5 - . 8 7:00 pm (Minha, Maariv) Oct. 12 – 15 6:50 pm Oct. 18 – 22 6:45 pm Oct. 25 – 29 6:35 pm Nov. 1 – Nov. 5 5:30 pm

Contacts

Rabbi Jacob Luski, D.D. 727-381-4900 Ext. 207 rabbi.luski@cbistpete.org Hazzan Paul D. Goldstein 727-381-4900 Ext. 205 cantor@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.

Youth Department, Youth Director Sandy Brasch 727-381-4900 Ext. 209 youthdir@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

Friday, October 23, 2009 Candlelighting 6:36 pm Shabbat Service 8:00 pm

Friday, October 30, 2009 Candlelighting 7:45 am Shabbat Service 8:00 pm

DAILY SERVICES

Congregation B’nai Israel 727-381-4900

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 not later than 9:30 am. We look forward to your participation. Shalom, Morry Bornstein, Ritual Chair

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.

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.

Accounting, Barbara Jarvis 727-381-4900 Ext.204 accounting@cbistpete.org PRTT Secretary, Patzi Gil 727-381-4900 Ext. 210 prttsec@cbistpete.org President, Karen Sher kwsher123@aol.com Sisterhood Presidents, Susie Berman, Gail Frye, Diana Litt. Men’s Club President, Bill Marger USY President, Yael Reich Bulletin Committee: Layout Editor, Masha Ronay Coordinators, Pam Askin, Anita Helfand and Carol Marcin 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 Hospitality, after all, is more than a mitzvah Hakhnasat Orkhim – hospitality is not always the easiest mitzvah to fulfill. In a hectic world, our homes mark sacred territory protecting us from the outside world. We determine who enters our home, and by doing so we signal our willingness to let another individual cross the threshold into who we are. We ready to celebrate the festival of Sukkot. Beyond the lulav and etrog, the most recognizable symbol of this holiday is the Sukkah, the fragile booths we build large enough to enjoy our festival meals. Traditionally, the structures are reminiscent of the wilderness wanderings. We eat in booths to remind us that our dwellings are never as permanent as we would often believe. This year, I encourage you to consider the message of a Sukkot and include the mitzvah of

From the Cantor’s Keyboard Praise God with the sound of the Shofar, Praise God with lute and lyre. Praise God with drums and dance, Praise God with strings and flute. Praise God with resounding cymbals, Praise God with clanging symbols. Excerpt from the 150th Psalm. During the three Friday Evenings leading up to Rosh Hashanah, and again on Shabbat Shuva, our Kabbalat Shabbat services at CBI were accompanied by guitar. While many Congregants and guests enjoyed the addition of the guitar to our services, a few have raised some thoughtprovoking questions which inspired me to do additional research beyond what I was taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary. During the days of the Temples, over 2000 years ago, there were orchestras that played. We know this because many of the “instruments” that were played are listed in the Psalms. The 150 th Psalm (above) is a great example: look at all of the instruments listed. Many Psalms actually list the instrument to be played in the Psalm’s introduction So what happened to the music? The destruction of the 2 nd Temple by the Romans in 70 C.E. had two immediate effects. 1) The loss of the Temple itself ended the ritual sacrifices and the elaborate musical ceremonies that attended them were silenced, 2) The Rabbinic response to the cataclysm was to declare a ban on all music performance as a sign

Hakhnasat Orkhim. Whether you are building a sukkah or not, please use this time of year to consider your commitment to hospitality. When was the last time you invited a new family into your home? Call the shul to ask if there are any new members in the community or college students that may be interested in home hospitality? Commit to one Shabbat a month to invite fellow congregants to your home? There is no better way to build a sense of community. To help the needy, to build community or simply to extend kindness – these are many reasons to welcome people into your home. It also offers us the opportunity to expand our horizons. A new face at your table will help the members of your home expand beyond your natural social circles, perhaps learn new Jewish rituals and grow in warmth and wisdom. Hospitality, after all, is more than a mitzvah. It is also a spiritual demeanor to which we can all aspire. Joanne and I wish our CBI family a pleasant and joyful Sukkot. Hag Sameah!

Rabbi Jacob Luski of a community’s mourning. This included singing. While the centuries that followed saw an evolution in the liturgy, which replaced the sacrifices, the music was left out. As we enter the home stretch of the High Holyday season with Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, I want to express my deepest appreciation, pride and thanks to the members of the CBI Choir: Joan Epstein, Alice Ettinger, Mali Feld, Diana Jay, Byron Kolitz, Gary Levine, Chana Olmstead, Starr Silver, and Phyllis & Sid Werner. They came all summer long to rehearsals and sang their hearts out at High Holyday services this year making our services truly inspirational and joyful. I would also like to thank our High Holyday Torah Readers for their hard work in preparing each Aliyah so superbly: Bernie Marger, Solomon Howard, Melissa Franklin, Daniel Azneer, Dr. Steve LeVine, Jacob Ludin, Yael Reich, Mirit Kagan, Harvey Halprin, Liesa Abel, Sharon Grau, Trish Himmel, Ariel Reich, Liz Sembler, and Zach Sutton. On a personal note, I would like to thank my wonderfully talented and sweet son, Jason, for accompanying me in Havein Yakeir Li on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. I have dreamed of that day since I first held him and sang that melody to him. ‘“Is not Ephraim my precious son? My beloved child.” Even when I rebuke, I remember him with tenderness. My heart yearns for him. I will surely show him compassion” says the Lord.’ Aba and Ima are so proud of you. Finally, I would like to thank all of you, my congregation, for allowing me to have such a great time sending your prayers to Hashem and for accepting Jason for the person he is. B’Shalom and see you in Shul, Hazzan Paul D. Goldstein


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From the President PROFILE IN LEADERSHIP SERIES Introducing Sidney Werner CBI Member Since 1985 Question 1: Please define yourself. I am the child of a survivor of the Holocaust. My wife, Phyllis, and I have three remarkable sons, Gerry, Aaron and Bruce, not to mention two wonderful daughters-in-law, Lucy and Sara. I’ve been a lawyer in Pinellas County for over 34 years, and am currently the managing partner of Englander & Fischer, P.A. in St. Petersburg. Some people are golfers, some are tennis players. I enjoy ballroom dancing. Question 2: What’s your role at CBI? I sit on the Executive Committee of the Board, as Second Vice President. Question 3: What is your favorite book or movie or music on your ipod? Why? My favorite book is “Fighting Back: A Memoir of Jewish Resistance in World War II.” It was written by my father, Harold Werner, one of the leaders of the Cheil Greenspan Jewish Partisan group in Eastern Poland. It is my favorite because it will forever provide his descendants with the story of his

From the Executive Director Our treasured memories. I sure can’t explain why I retain certain memories or why so many involve our wonderful Jewish traditions. But, there they are. As Sukkos approaches, memories come flooding back, memories of picking fruit from the Sukka at Congregation Rhodeph Sholom in Tampa in the 50’s. I remember listening to the stories of Sukkot the rabbi would tell us of the fall harvest and of a time to rejoice and give thanks. When I had my own family, I can remember helping to build the Sukka and taking my own children there to make their memories of this happy holiday. Now that I’m older, I treasure this holiday as a time to be more appreciative of what each day brings, to being grateful for my health, my family, my friends, and my faith. Last August 20 , at 3:07 a.m., I was blessed with a beautiful and brilliant baby granddaughter, Sarahtia. I know Matt and Toni and the rest of our close-knit family are all ecstatic, but no one as much as “Bubbe.” She is my new best memory, and has already given me much nachas. I will be sharing many Sukkos’ with her and passing on our wonderful Jewish stories and traditions just as our B’nai Israel families do with their children and grandchildren. Chag Sameach to you and yours! Sara Sara Latham, Executive Director

heroism and their roots. Question 4: What is your favorite Jewish holiday? Why? Passover, because of the family atmosphere at, and memories evoked by, the seder. Question 5: What values do you try to emulate and passon? Affiliation with a congregation, an understanding that change is always in the wind, sometimes for the better, but other times not, and that religion as a set of beliefs will inevitably leave one unsatisfied if it is not incorporated into a lifestyle. Question 6: Who has made the biggest impact on your Jewish life? In an organizational sense that would be Reva Kent, Charlie Rutenberg and Paul Levine. In a personal sense it would be my parents and my wife. Question 7: Which is your favorite Jewish ritual to practice? Is “break the fast” a ritual? Question 8: When do you most feel Jewish? When someone concludes an invocation by saying “In Jesus’ name we pray” or when a Jewish friend orders a pork dish at a restaurant when we are with non-Jewish friends. That may not be the healthiest way to feel Jewish, but it wakes me up to the fact that I am. Question 9: What is your most memorable moment at CBI? When my youngest son, Bruce, dressed up as a fiddler and my oldest son, Gerry, dressed up as a roof, and they marched around the sanctuary during Purim with Gerry carrying Bruce on his back. Question 10: What motivated you to say YES to CBI? As members, we joined because of the outstanding backgrounds of so many lay congregants and the youth group for our kids. If you mean why I am on the Board, it is because the right person asked me. Question 11: What do you do to re-energize? The Mambo. Karen Wolchuck Sher, President


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SISTERHOOD We hope that all our Sisterhood members and friends had a wonderful High Holiday season with family and friends. We want to wish all our Sisterhood members and their families a very Happy & Healthy New Year. The smell of the harvest is in the air and so is Sukkot. We hope everyone gets a chance to have a meal or a drink in our beautifully decorated Sukka. Please join your congregational members and especially the new members for the annual Sukkot dinner on October 2nd. Please plan on attending the Simhat Torah celebration on October 10th evening. Anyone that is every interested in making a donation to the flower fund in honor or

MITZVAH MEN’S CLUB We hope everyone enjoyed the CBI Family BBQ sponsored by the Men’s Club and a special thanks to Doc Roc for providing musical entertainment. Thank you to all those who helped construct the Sukkah, especially to Jesse Rodman for coordinating its construction. Thank you to Phil and Joan Redisch for coordinating the Break-thefast bags given out at the end of the Neilah service. Welcome to our newest Board members: Larry Ettinger, Secretary, and Marc Reiskind, Director. Join us for our Men’s Night Out, “Suds in the Sukkah”, Tuesday October 6, at 6PM. We will have beer, soft drinks, and eats so we invite you to come relax and chill over a brew or two and perform the Mitzvah of habituating in the Sukkah ! Please send in your dues for 2009-2010 to the CBI office c/o the Men’s Club. Checks can be made out simply to CBI MMC. Dues are $36.00. Our annual membership drive is off to a great start but we need your participation to reach our goals. We also need men who would like to become involved at a leadership level. Feel free to discuss with me how you can get involved in planning an event or help behind the scenes. Shalom, Bill Marger President, Mitzvah Men’s Club

memory of someone, please contact Marilyn Goldberg. The Florida Region Wheels on Water adventure will set sail on Friday, January 8th, 2010 returning on Monday, January 11,2010. Anyone interested in getting more info on this, please see one of the presidents listed below. Upcoming events: October 2 -Annual Sukkot Congregational Dinner October 13 -Sisterhood Board will take down Sukka Decorations – Then light dinner followed by a board meeting November 10 -Sisterhood Membership Fling Shalom, Susie Berman, Gail Frye and Diana Litt, Co-Presidents


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THE PAULINE RIVKIND TALMUD TORAH

THE PAULINE RIVKIND PRESCHOOL The Pauline Rivkind Preschool has a unique opportunity to provide the foundation for Jewish learning for all of its young children and their families. We know that quality Jewish learning is the building blocks for strong Jewish identities. From the time our children and families enter the preschool, they begin a wonderful journey through the year that follows the Jewish calendar of holidays. They learn the joy and excitement of each holiday through hands on experiences. Our classrooms and halls are filled with Jewish life. When school began, it was time to celebrate the birthday of the world, Rosh Hashanah. When the school year ends, it will be Shavuot, when Moses receives the Ten Commandments at Sinai. Each month, each week, each day, Pauline Rivkind Preschool makes Judaism accessible to all our families, no matter whether they were raised with little Jewish knowledge or in an observant family. We practice the Jewish value of Hachnasat orchim – being good hosts – and make everyone feel welcome at Pauline Rivkind Preschool. If you or someone you know would like more information about our preschool program, please contact me directly. B’shalom! Bonnie P. Halprin, Preschool Director

PRTT will not meet on Sundays, October 4th and 11 because of the Yom Tov’s - Sukkot and Simhat Torah. Come to services as a family and enjoy these festive holidays. Our Family Sukkot Lunch is Sunday, October 4th. Classes will meet on Sundays, October 18th and 25th and on all Tuesdays in October: 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. th

The children and parents of all Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah will participate in the CBI Families Shabbaton on November 13th and 14th. The theme this year will be about our great Jewish tradition of giving. As a people, we have always been the leaders in helping others and protecting the glorious gifts we have been given. Our traditions of Tikkun Olam (repairing our world), Tzedakah (charity) and G'milut Chasadim (acts of loving kindness) have been a mighty beacon through the ages. Our students are excited about being able to share some of the lessons they have been learning--in prayer and song--with all of our CBI Families. Todah Rabah to Asher and Patzi Gil for the donation of two printers for the School Office. Shalom, Ilana Dayan, Education Director

JUNIOR CONGREGATION Some of the most important components of a good Jewish background need more than just study in a classroom. It is essential that our students have regular synagogue experience on Shabbat that interests and inspires them. Here at CBI we hold special Junior Congregation services for children in grades 3-7 on Shabbat mornings in the Chapel at 10:00 am. All children from the PRTT and Pinellas County Jewish Day School have the opportunity to worship together. They will put into practice the lessons they have learned during the week. Each student will have the opportunity to lead parts of the service, learn new melodies, and explore Shabbat teachings and stories. They will also gain the confidence they will need when it comes time to lead services for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations. Junior Congregation dates in October are: 17th, 24 th, and 31st.

CHANGE IN ACADEMIC SETTING We welcome children who have changed their academic settings. Please contact the PRTT office for information and a registration form.


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YOUTH DEPARTMENT The year is off to a great start and once again laughter fills the Youth Lounge. Kadima opening event was a huge splash, literally! They enjoyed a BBQ, swimming and learned about Kadima and were updated on current events in Israel. They heard from some of the USY board members about the responsibilities of their board positions and then held elections for 2009-2010 Kadima Council. Mazal Tov to Jack Sutton, president; Reva Halprin, vice president; William Gross, 8 grade rep.;Jared LeVine, 7 grade rep; and Lilly Kosoff 6 grade rep. Halutzim had their opening event Sunday, September 13. The kids enjoyed lunch and then went to the courtyard to enjoy activities lead by Pathfinders Outdoor Adventure. While they enjoyed games and water play they also learned how to work together as a team and become good sports! Hebrew High is in full swing and Wednesday, September 16 the USYers enjoyed pizza and salad as we kicked off our first Dine and Dash. Todah Rabah to Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Van Gelder for sponsoring this Dine and Dash. If you would like to sponsor a Dine and Dash in the future please let me know. For only $36.00 you can honor a special occasion or for not reason at all! We all are busy and our children are pulled in so many different directions. I know you will be faced with tough decisions on where your children should spend their time. Should they come to a youth event, services, Shabbat or Yom Tov program, and football or hockey game? My experience, as a parent and member of this Synagogue family, has showed me when you are part of a community you will never walk alone. That is something to be treasured! Shana Tova! Sandy Brasch, Youth Director

October Activities Saturday, October 4: Wednesday, October 7: Friday, October 16: Sunday, October 18:

October 30-Nov 1:

Family Lunch in the Sukka, Preschool-12 graders and Families Hebrew High Sushi in the Sukka 6:00pm Kadima; Dinner at Toby Weinman 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm Halutzim Bowling @ Seminole Lanes 1:00 Saturday October 24: USY Shabbat, Summer Experience Speakers USY Mercaz Sub Regional Convention at Camp Shalom

COLLEGE CORNER College Outreach Help us reach our College Students! Our College Committee sends holiday packages, travel and study opportunities and news about special events to our college students. Monetary and goods donations for this purpose are gladly accepted. Help us keep in touch with your college/graduate/medical/law school student. Please complete the form below and return it to the synagogue office or e-mail the information to Pam Askin at officemgr@cbistpete.org. Student Name________________________________ School attending______________________________ Current grade level_________________________ Expected graduation year___________________ Student e-mail____________________________ Student telephone_____________________________ School address for mail__________________________ School address for packages_____________________ Parent’s names______________________________ I’d like to help the College Committee: (

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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 who continue to make services meaningful, spiritual and successful here at CBI. This month the schedule for participation is as follows: October 3 Grade 4 October 10 Grade 3 October 17 Grade 7 October 24 Grade 6 October 31 Grade 5 November 7 Grade 4


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ADULT STUDIES Torah For Seniors Join Rabbi Luski on Tuesday mornings each month at 11 a.m. at Philip Benjamin Towers as he teaches and discusses Torah in an easy to follow fashion. 2009: October 20, November 10, December 15; 2010: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20 & May 11. Lunch With The Rabbi Deli lunch and Mishna Study with Rabbi Luski meets monthly on Wednesdays at noon in the CBI Atrium. Come and join our group as we enjoy lunch, schmooze and enjoy a meaningful time learning “What, When, Why & Where” of our Jewish History in an informal atmosphere. Previous knowledge not necessary. Classes are held in English. Please RSVP your lunch orders to 381-4900 by 4PM by Tuesday before. 2009: October 21, November 11, December 16; 2010: January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21 & May 12. Sit Down Oneg Shabbat An informal question and answer period following Friday night 8 pm Shabbat Services, relax at the Sit Down Oneg Shabbat and “Ask The Rabbi”! October 16, 2009 and May 7, 2010 CBI — Hadassah Book Discussion Group CBI and the St. Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah co-host a monthly book readers Discussion Group on the following Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the CBI Library. If you are interested in leading the discussion for a meeting, please contact CBI Librarians: Dr. Ruth Lebowitz or Janet Augenbraun. The first two selected books are: Date Title Author October 21: Sara’s Key Tatiana de Rosnay November 18: A City of Thieves David Benioff Additional dates are December 16, January 20, February 17, March 17, and April 21.

Cholent Kiddush & Torah Study Relax after Shabbat services over a hot Kiddush lunch of traditional cholent, challah and pastry while we study Torah. October 31. 2009 - Torah Study - Leh Leha May 8, 2010 - Torah Study - Behar/Behukotai

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COMING IN NOVEMBER Jewish War Veterans Shabbat Join us as we pay tribute to our Jewish War Veterans Our Guest Speaker will be Lawrence G. McConnell, Chief, Chaplain Service, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Saturday, November 7, 2009 The State of Israel Bonds presents Ambassador Yehuda Avneer A veteran Israeli diplomat, who has been an invaluable advisor to five of Israel’s prime ministers, Ambassador Avneer will share his stories and insights about Israel. Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 7:00 pm

CBI USY NEWS AND VIEWS By Yael Reich SPUSY Chapter President As the new 2009-2010 SPUSY (St. Pete USY) Chapter President, I am extremely excited to be writing my first column in the Bulletin. I am eagerly looking forward to this coming year! We will be having some awesome events this year and I cannot wait. I hope everyone has had an incredible summer and is ready to jump back into the realm of books and tests. As the High Holidays come to a close, we get ready to jump into a great month including USY Shabbat and even our, first of the year, Mercaz Sub-Regional Convention. On August 23rd we had our USY kickoff event, the th 4 annual SPUSY Jewau. It was a great success and we had a blast introducing our incoming freshman and hanging out by the pool. Special thanks go out to the Halprins for hosting this event and to Sandy and all the USYers who showed up to make it extra special. We also got the chance to host Chapter President’s Weekend, August 28th, which was an amazing experience to be able to involve the synagogue in. This past month we had our Youth Open House showing off our new renovated youth lounge. Thanks to Sandy for putting so much hard work into working on it all summer. Also this past month, we got to install our new Board members making our positions official. Later that night USY helped to set up the shul for the high holidays. Everyone who helped with that is much appreciated. This year, USY is returning to Junior Congregation. Some of our USYers have stepped up and offered to lead the Junior Congregation services; so thank you to all USYers who have volunteered. This past month has been a great success and I know this coming month will be just as great, if not better!


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BUNS FAMILY LIBRARY We would like to tell you about some marvelous new books that we have purchased for our collection. Please look for them in the New Acquisitions section. They are:  Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay, a fictionalized account of the roundup of French Jews in Paris during the war;  My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, by Ariel Sabar (extremely well written!); and  Losers and Keepers in Argentina by Nina Barragan - short stories re: Jewish immigrants in North and South America.  We also have two recent books by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: Jewish Literacy, and A Code of Jewish Ethics vol.2. and  by Alan Dershowitz we have added The Case Against Israel’s Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace. We hope you will take the time to search them out along with many other wonderful volumes in our library. We have had to cancel the November 15 movie due to a scheduling conflict, but hope to start our Library film series on Wednesday, January 13. Meanwhile the Jewish Film Festival will be showing some terrific films at our synagogue in September and December. Enjoy! Janet Augenbraun, Library Co-Chair

CBI-HADASSAH BOOK CLUB The CBI-Hadassah Book Club meets monthly on Wednesdays at 10:00 am In the Buns Family Library to discuss current literature of Jewish content. If you are interested in leading the discussion for a meeting, contact CBI Librarians, Dr. Ruth Lebowitz or Janet Augenbraun. Please mark your calendars for this year’s meeting dates: 2009: October 21, November 18, December 16; and 2010: January 20, February 17, March 17 and April 21. Our first two books are: October 21st: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay and November 18th: A City of Thieves by David Benioff.

BOOK REVIEW: REFUGE DENIED by Scott Miller, Sarah A. Ogilvie Books about the voyage of the "St. Louis" are many but Refuge Denied uncovers the human stories of the Jewish refugees who sought a safe haven from Nazi Germany. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum felt it had a special interest and responsibility to memorialize the victims and survivors of the ill-fated voyage. Sarah Ogilvie and Scott Miller traced the fate of more than 900 German Jewish passengers and as a result were able to assemble stories of those families. Most of the passengers had applied for United States visas and intended to stay in Cuba until their number came up on the quota lists. Other ships had made port in Havana but at this time, whether from greed, political infighting or anti-semitism this ship was not welcome. As they, then, headed for the U.S. the quota system kept them from disembarking and the ship returned to Europe. The American Joint Distribution Committee brokered a solution for the 908 passengers. Two hundred eighty-eight refugees wound up in Britain (the lucky ones), the balance went to the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Refuge Denied is dedicated to the families,past and present, of the St. Louis. A list of each passenger is included in the book, one of which is a personal friend of mine, Fred Buff, who lives with his wife to this day in Paramus, NJ and had served his country during World War II. Esta Blaxberg, Library Committee


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BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL Winter/Spring Trip Registration is OPEN

Congregation B’nai Israel Invites everyone to our

Registration for December, January, February and March Taglit-Birthright Israel trips with Israel Outdoors is now OPEN at www.israeloutdoors.com. If you or someone that you know is eligible for the program (i.e. Jewish, age 18-26, and 1st time in Israel on a peer program), please help us share the gift of a free Israel trip this coming Winter/Spring season. Trip availability will be very limited, and we assign trip spots on a first come, first served basis. Please help us spread the word about the Taglit-Birthright Israel opportunity TODAY!. Nicole Barda / Israel Outdoors info@israeloutdoors.com Israel Trips for the Rest of the Family The people behind Israel Outdoors also organize unique Israel experiences for all ages. Learn more and start your journey. GRANDPARENTS & SENIORS 10-day Israel trip in January 2010 designed for active seniors (55+) with a spirit for adventure. Learn More: USCJ Hazak Israel Journey ADULTS & FAMILIES Multigenerational Israel trips offered in summer & winter. Learn More: My Turn in Israel (8-Day Trip) / Israel Family Journey (10-Day Trip) HIGH SCHOOL TEENS Summer tours to Israel and Europe for Jewish high school teens. Learn more: BBYO Passport to the World YOUNG ADULTS (Ages 18-30) Calling all Israel Outdoors alumni & friends. Travel to Spain and Israel next summer for a fresh experience. Learn more: Euro-Israel Odyssey Tlalim-Israel Outdoors is an official Taglit- Birthright Israel trip provider. Learn more: Taglit-Birthright Israel. Learn more about Israel Outdoors and the trip registration process at www.israeloutdoors.com

Congregation Sukkot Dinner Honoring New Members Friday, October 2, 2009 Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot Service 6:00 pm Followed by Kiddush in the Sukka and our Family-style Sukkot Dinner Honoring New Members Reservations – There is a strict reservation deadline of Friday, September 25!

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Congregation Sukkot Dinner Family name:____________________________ Tel.____________________________________ Sit with_________________________________

#______ Adults @ $18 each #______ New Members – No charge #______ Children (5-12) @ $9 each #______ Children (4 under) No charge


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JEWISH FEDERATION YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS Available Every study conducted by the Council of Jewish Federations over the past 20 years has reached the same conclusion – that there is no substitute for sending one’s child on a Jewish/Israel Experience, whether to a summer program in Israel, or to a recognized Jewish summer camp or program sponsored by a nationally or internationally recognized Jewish/Israel youth organization. Covenant Fund Youth Awards In 1997, the Jewish Federation of Pinellas/Pasco Counties began offering these scholarships and created The Covenant Fund Youth Awards. In the last 12 years we have offered more than 300 scholarships. We are again welcoming applications for the 2010 Covenant Fund Youth Awards. As in the past, there are three different categories of awards: Grade School “sleep away camp” awards for youths in grades 4-8; High School Awards for those in grades nine – 12 and Covenant Fund College Awards (for accredited study only). Scholarships will be Need Based Only. The Jewish Federation will be accepting applications through Friday, January 22, 2010. Collectively, our teens have opted for a wide variety of Jewish/Israel Experience Programs including the USY Israel-Poland Pilgrimage, the Machon in Israel Program, the National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), Camp Ramah, Camp Coleman, etc. The guidelines include the option of attending recognized Jewish Summer camps in North America or Jewish Experience programs such as March of the Living. For more information on the Covenant Fund or to request an application, visit www.jewishpinellaspiness.org or call the Federation at (727) 530-3223.

JEWISH FEDERATION WEBSITE If you want to view the Federation website, their address is www.jewishpinellas.org

Rabbi Lu sk

i Honored

Rabbi Jaco b Luski has been in v ited by Congressm an Bill You ng to be Guest Chap lain to deli ver the Opening P rayer to th e U. S. House of R epresentati ves on Wednesda y, October 2 8 , 2009. Mazal Tov Rabbi Lusk i on this gre at honor!


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LIFE CYCLE EVENTS MAZAL TOV TO: BIRTHS: Sara & Phil Latham on the birth of their granddaughter, Sarahtia Annie Lou David. Shoshanah & Joel Blaiss, Jay & Karen Kauffman and Ellen Bernstein on the birth and brit of their son, grandson and greatgrandson, Elias Solomon Blaiss. Maxine Buchholtz on the birth of her grandson, Joshua Evan Bernstein. Steven and Elena Rosenblum and Dr. Martin & Zina Rosenblum on the birth of their daughter and granddaughter, Isabelle Rosenblum. Oren & Stephanie Adelson on the birth of their daughter, Lily Grace Adelson. Loren and Ali Pincus, Dr. Jeff & Janie Pincus, and Dotty Goldblatt on the birth of their daughter, granddaughter, and grandniece, Sarah Evelyn Pincus.  Ben & Helen Pertcheck on the birth of their grandson, Parker Solomon. ENGAGEMENTS: Dr. Mark & Judi Gordon on the engagement of their daughter, Barbara, to Juan Flores.  Maury & Rachel Seldin on the engagement of their granddaughter, Abigail Seldin to Jonathan Bohren. WEDDINGS: Bunnie Katz on the marriage of her granddaughter, Jodi Horowitz to Michael Stahl. Frank and Arlene Moss and Morty Lasher on the marriage of their daughter and granddaughter, Dori Moss to Ryan Mendel.  Julio and Shoshana Russek on the marriage of their granddaughter, Esther Allouch to Avrami Fischweicher. ACHIEVEMENTS: Our newly elected Kadima officers: Jack Sutton, President; Reva Halprin, Vice President; William Gross, 8th grade Representative; Jared LeVine, 7th grade Representative; and Lilly Kossoff, 6th grade Representative.

QUOTE The world rests on three things: on Justice, on Truth, on Peace, As it is written, “With truth, justice, and peace shall you judge in your gates.” Zechariah 8:16

We share in the sorrow of the passing of: Abe Simon Katz Husband of Bunnie Katz Father of Sandy Brasch and Ilene Horowitz Grandfather of Elliot Fitzgerald, Ben Brasch, Jodi Stahl and Allison Horowitz. Member for Life Board of Trustees Frances Grobman Mother of Rita Jacobson Grandmother of Amy Melker & Dawn Bomstein Hilda Seawald Sister of Ernest Drucker

TREE OF LIFE Looking for a special way to honor your family and friends who are celebrating a simha? The TREE OF LIFE at CBI 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/ grandchild have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Graduation coming up? What a great way to honor them! Order forms are in the synagogue office and lobby. The minimum donation for leaves is $218.

From the Bulletin Committee


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Simhat Torah Celebration Our Congregational Family will honor three leaders for outstanding service Alan Gross, Hatan Torah Jack & Marilyn Goldberg, Hatan & Kallah Bereshit Greg & Liz Sembler, Hatan & Kallah Maftir Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Simhat Torah Services, 9:00 am Kiddush luncheon in their honor to follow. The festival of Sukkot reaches its joyous climax on Simhat Torah, which is the last day of the Holiday. It is the happiest holiday of the Jewish calendar because we celebrate our joy and pleasure in Torah. Because of Israel’s love of the Torah, a tradition evolved in ancient times to honor three individuals for their commitment to the Torah, to the Synagogue, and the Jewish way of life. On this day we read the last portion of Deuteronomy and then the first portion of Genesis.The individual called to the Torah when the last section of Deuteronomy is read is called Hatan or Kallah Torah. The individual called for the reading of the first portion of Genesis is called Hatan or Kallah Bereshit. The individual honored with the chanting of the Maftir on this day is called Hatan or Kallah Maftir. We continue this year the tradition at Congregation B'nai Israel of St. Petersburg to assign these portions to individuals who, because of their devotion to Judaism and their record of service to the Synagogue and the Jewish Community, have merited public tribute.

Alan Gross, our Hatan Torah, Alan Gross has held the positions of treasurer and president of CBI and the CBI Mitzvah Men’s Club, and was the past president of the Florida region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. He was honored as Mitzvah Men’s Club Man of the Year. He has also chaired the Membership, Finance, Nominating and Auction Committees for CBI. In the community, he is the past treasurer of Florida Child Wish Come True Inc., and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. Professionally, for the St. Petersburg Bar Association, he was chairman of the tax section and membership chairman. His memberships include: The Florida Bar, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. He also is a charter member of the Suncoast Estate Planning Council. He received the St. Petersburg Bar Pro Bono Award and has been included in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Prominent Lawyers. Alan is a former shareholder with Battaglia, Ross, Dicus and Wein, P.A., as well as Powell, Carney, Gross, Maller and Ramsay, P.A. He currently is president of Alan M. Gross, P.A. Married to Araceli Gross since 1995, the couple has two children, Kathleen Kennedy and William Gross. Jack and Marilyn Goldberg, our Hatan and Kallah Bereshit, attended their first Shabbat service at CBI in 1977, after moving to St. Petersburg from Pennsylvania. Over the years, they have woven themselves into the fabric of CBI life. Marilyn volunteering spans synagogue activities, Sisterhood and Hadassah. She volunteers at the Sisterhood Gift Shop and Menorah Manor and is involved with the Gemilut Hasadim, the flower fund, flower cards, and the annual Gift and Craft Show. In 1999, she was honored by Sisterhood as a Woman of Achievement. Marilyn has been married to Jack for “58-3/4 years.” They have ushered at the Mahaffey Theater for 15 years, and attend almost every Shabbat service, serving as ushers and participating. Jack has assisted in the construction and dismantling of the Sukka and the Western Wall; on Mitzvah Day he volunteered to clean the water behind Menorah Manor in a boat and to accompany Menorah residents on their shopping trip. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Mitzvah Men’s Club, conducts Friday night services once a month at Menorah Manor and has arranged for the annual Blood Mobile visit to CBI. He has worked at the yard sale, Passover barbeque and serving latkes at Chanukah. Jack was also honored as Mitzvah Men’s Club Man of the Year in 1997. Jack also serves on the CBI Hevra Kadisha burial society. Greg and Liz Sembler, our Hatan and Kallah Maftir, have been involved in many aspects of synagogue and community life since joining CBI in 1986. Liz has served on the CBI Board of Trustees for two years and is currently Secretary of the Congregation, as well as Shomer during Shabbat morning and Yom Tov Torah services. She was Founding Chair of Mitzvah Day, Ritual Committee Chair and also teaches at the “Get in Shape” High Holiday and Passover sessions. Greg, CEO of the Sembler Company, has chaired the Building Committee of the Come Build It campaign. In the community, Greg currently serves on the Board of Directors of Academy Prep in St. Petersburg, a private, middle school for children of low-income families, and is a former board member of Phillip Benjamin Tower. Liz is the Director of Jewish Studies and a teacher at the Pinellas County Jewish Day School. She has served on the Board of Directors of the national Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and locally, she serves on the boards of public-television station WEDU and The Florida Orchestra. She is a former board member and campaign chair of the Pinellas County Jewish Federation, winner of the Edwin N. Ludin Young Leadership Award and the Pinellas County Educator of Excellence Award. Liz is a member of the Advisory Board of the William Davidson Graduate School of Education at Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. As a couple, Liz and Greg received the Shin Award from JTS and the Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund. They are proud parents of Jacob, Ezra, Eve, and Benjamin.


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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 Murray Fink 2 Jane Silverberg 2 Herschel Hochman 2 Sidney Werner 2 Dr. Mitchell Weiss 3 Susan Marger LeVine 3 Bruce Marger 3 Sandy Slomka 3 Arlyne Popick 3 Susan LeVine 4 Jorge Ronay 5 Martin Dodell 5 Larry Irwin 5 Rachel Seldin 5 Sonya Horowitz 6 Marianne Azneer 7 Dr. Morris LeVine 7 Myrna Irwin 7 Kathy Mendelblatt 7 Dr. David Greenfield 7 Brian Carroll 8 Harold Goldberg 8 Lucille Ginsburg 8 Richard Polsky 11 Sandra Caplan 11 Janice LeVine 12 Alan Koenig 13 Lyle Garon 14 Michael Wallace

14 Ethel Buns Bergerman 15 Arlen Helfand 16 Ilona Kossoff 17 Norman Lev 17 Mona Bines 19 Elan Melamed 20 Debbie Sokolov 20 Seth Weisberg 21 Sharon Koenig 21 Doris Babat 22 Lou Bader 22 Leonard Englander 22 Dr. Jeff Pincus 22 Nancy Lonschein 23 Linda Grau 23 Lee Shenofsky 24 Barbara Peck 25 Rebecca Silverman 25 Karyn Feld 25 Nathanael Bernstein 26 Joanne Greenberg 26 Moreen Lerner 26 Leah Bischoff 27 Mary Ann Marger 27 Gail Rubinsky 28 Heidi Polsky 29 Jean Wittner 29 David Gordon 31 Arlene Hurwitz

10 Audrey & Eliot Dantowitz 12 Karen & Dr. Mandel Sher 15 Myrna & Murray Rubin 20 Ronnie & Fred Geffon 21 Diane Sembler-Kamins & Shelly Kamins 22 Nathanael & Sarah Bernstein 23 Faina & George Sakovich 24 Claire & Stanley Weinstein 24 Stephanie & Dr. Bernardo Stein 24 Masha & Jorge Ronay 25 Aldena & Larry Lew 26 Marietta & Ernest Drucker 28 Amy & Dr. David Piper 30 Arlene & Michael Hurwitz 31 Elaine & Howard Rothstein

Friday, October 16, 2009!

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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The Kol Nidre Campaign is behind us. I want to thank everyone who contributed to the campaign this year. Todah Rabah also to Sandy and Mike Slomka, the chair people, and their committee as well as the CBI staff who always support us behind the scenes. Todah Rabah to Anita Helfand and her daughter, Lorri Helfand, for once again chairing our Book of Remembrance. Then new format created more work for them, but they once again succeeded in this project. Todah Rabah to all of you who gave generously to support it. Have you made on online shopping purchase lately? If so, did you remember to shop though one of the internet malls that benefits CBI? The links are: Igivehttp://www.iGive.com/CBI schoolpop www.schoolpop.com goodsearch www.goodsearch.com Are you interested in getting involved and helping with the American Idol-CBI Style Gala Committee? All types of talents are needed to make this event as successful as the Dancing with the Stars event. Mark your calendar for Jan. 23, 2010. Have you bought a CBI SCRIP card recently? If the answer is no, it’s time to make another purchse. This fund raiser is ongoing with limitless earning potential. If you have questions contact Jay Kauffman jay@jekcpa.com. BUY SCRIP- better yet join the committee! Laurie Reiskind, Fund Raising VP


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TODAH RABAH FOR SUPPORTING KOL NIDRE CAMPAIGN As you read this article we will be settled comfortably in the year 5770 and most of you will have already made your Kol Nidre pledges. What we can tell you with certainty is that we have had an outpouring of support both financially and by participation in our campaign. Those who have made early and generous pledges have led us to believe that we will be successful in this year’s campaign. We have had a wonderful response from all of you who have volunteered in many ways to aid in the campaign. Todah Rabah to Louisa and Mark Benjamin for hosting the Kol Nidre major gifts kickoff reception. Todah Rabah to Mandel Sher for once again heading up the major gifs campaign. Todah Rabah to all of the committee participants who have given of their time to make this campaign a success. Todah Rabah to all of those who have responded to our appeal, even before the official Kol Nidre appeal had been made. Todah Rabah to all of our congregational family who have and who will continue to support Congregation B’nai Israel with their time, service and financial support even in these times of economic stress. Todah Rabah to our synagogue clergy, administration and staff for always being there for us. If you have already made your pledge, we thank you. If you have not yet made your pledge or wish to increase your pledge, we thank you. We wish you our personal best wishes for a happy, healthy and sweet New Year. Sandy and Mike Slomka, Kol Nidre Campaign Chairs

We Welcome! Mr. Joel Berman Mr. Andrew & Mrs. Jaclyn Catalfina and daughter, Alana Rose Ms. Shelly Mizrahi and daughter, Hannah Mizrahi-Hartung Ms. Kathy Nordlinger and daughter, Elizabeth Mr. Michael Pastreich & Dr. Colleen Walpole and daughter, Meghan Dr. Don & Mrs. Heidi Polsky Mr. Bill Rosch Mr. Michael and Mrs. Midge Seltzer and daughter, Emily Mr. Warren and Mrs. Rebecca Simmons Ms. Lorri Syder Mrs. Susan Turner Ms. Lucille Urvater Mr. Richard Zuckerman

CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL MITZVAH MEN’S CLUB DUES NOTICE 2009/2010 Annual Dues

$36.00

“Chai” Five Club (extra $54.00)

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Other: _______________

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Total Enclosed

$______

**Supports our many other programs

Name: __________________________________ Address/City/State/Zip: ____________________ ________________________________________ EMAIL Address: __________________________ Phone Number: ___________________________

Send to: MMC, c/o CBI, 300 58th Street N, St Petersburg, FL 33710


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DONATIONS THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2009 Mitzvah Fund

In Honor of

Marilyn Benjamin

Happy Anniversary to Susie & Alan Schwartz;

Adult Studies

In Honor of

Shirley Bulkin

The birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

Adele Morris

The birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Cindy & Dr. Robert Weisberg

Lou Bader

The birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski Dr. & Mrs. Barry Caplan

Engagement of Naomi Luski to Derek Wetmore Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson

of Sara & Phil Latham

of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski Buns' Fund

In Memory of

Fred Buns

Abe Katz, Duff Caddy, Jr.

Beverly Dikman

Happy Anniversary to Gail & Steve Warren Ruth Lebowitz

Camp Ramah Fund

In Honor of

Sandy & Dr. Michael Slomka

The birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Happy Birthday to Yollette Frey & Esta Blaxberg

Marietta & Ernest Drucker

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

great grandson of Vivian Neumann; grandson

and great grandson of Vivian Neumann

of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski; great grandson of Rose and Abe Luski

Happy Birthday to Moshe Gershuny;

Dr. J. L. Azneer &

Happy Birthday to Shirley Sommella;

Dr. Patricia Cottrille

Happy Anniversary to Cindy & Bob Weisberg,

Camp Ramah Fund

In Memory of

Gail & Dr. Steven Warren, Janet & Barry Augenbraun,

Sandy & Dr. Mike Slomka

Abe Katz

Rose & Abe Luski, Laurie & Dr. Marc Reiskind

Come Build It

In Honor of

Steve & Linda Grau

Speedy recovery to David Robbins

Yvette Lew

First grandchild, Colson Cody Reinholt

Lillian Rosen

Happy Anniversary Alan & Araceli Gross, Happy Birthday to Miriam Barshefsky

Michael & Barbara Noonberg Come Build It

Rachel Luski on receiving her Masters Degree; Sherri Weissman's engagement

In Memory of Janet & Ed Shapiro

Steve & Linda Grau

Abe Katz

Jacobs' Beautification

In Memory of

Bob & Debbie,

Abe Katz

Karen & Jay Kauffman

Claire & Ron Yogman

Abe Katz

Jean & Harry Kraff

Donna Milcich

Sam Rabinovitch

Speedy Recovery to Sally Cohen The birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski The birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

Abby & Bill Jacobs

Birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter of Sara & Phil Latham

Anna Lepes

Happy 20th Anniversary to Gail & Steve Warren

Lenny & Millie Gelfond

Speedy Recovery to Sally Cohen

Library Fund

In Memory of

Mark Lewis

Rae Lewis

Birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter of

Leslie Kirsner

Matilda Goldstein

Sara & Phil Latham

Library Music Fund

In Memory of

Bev & Mort Sherman

Marriage of Sharon & Alan Koenig's

Bev & Mort Sherman

of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski Barbara Jarvis

In Memory of

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Maller

Abe Katz

Joel & Ellen Goetz

Abe Katz

Beverly Dikman

Speedy Recovery to Miriam Tambor

Karen & Jay Kauffman

Happy 35th Wedding Anniversary to Ed & Vivian Lurie; Happy 80th Birthday to Ed Lurie.

Vivian Neumann Minyan Fund

In Memory of

Linda & Jack Goldfarb

Abe Katz

Sheila & David Hutman

Abe Katz

Rhoda & Leonard Bader

Abe Katz

Ed Ginsberg

Abe Katz

Carrie Heller & Family

Loved ones

Birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter of Sara & Phil Latham

granddaughter Lorraine Maller Fund

The birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson

Birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter of Sara & Phil Latham

Susie & Alan Schwartz

Birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter of Sara & Phil Latham

Dr. Ed & Vivian Neumann

Birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter of Sara & Phil Latham

Selma C. Gaby

Happy New Year to my friends at CBI


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In Honor of

Susie & Alan Schwartz

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Mitzvah Fund

In Memory of

Arlene Ludin

Dr. Edward Ludin

Arlene & George Rosenthal

Abe Katz

Kitty & Marvin Jacobs

Misheberah for Manuel Fiel

Marilyn Benjamin

Lillie Haliczer

Lou Bader

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Cindy & Dr. Robert Weisberg

Ethel Greenblatt

Sheri L. Frogel

Meyer Frogel

Joe & Ana Masri

David Kremer

Edie & Walter Loebenberg

Loved ones

Candy Hagendorf

Ruth Greene

Nancy & Alan Bomstein

Ethel Greenblatt

Dr. Ed & Vivian Lurie

Ethel Greenblatt

Marion Samson Joseph

Ida Lowengard

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

Frank & Harry Mendelblatt

Mark Blacker

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Arthur Zinkerman

Howard Zinkerman

Bill Dolgoff

Craig Dolgoff

Joseph & Eva Fuchs

Charles Fuchs

Anita & Arlen Helfand

Irving Helfand

Lois & Peter Pardoll

Ethel Greenblatt

Helen M. Rosen

Sarah Petnov

Sally E. Siegel

Joe Berkowitz

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Bortnick

In appreciation

Karen & Jay Kauffman

Abe Katz

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Benstock

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Irv & Virginia Herris

Abe Katz

Karen & Charles Possick

Abe Katz

Lillian Rosen

Abe Katz

Marilyn Wittner

Abe Katz

Sylvia Ayes

Abe Katz

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Noonberg

Engagement of Naomi Luski to Derek Wetmore

Ernest & Marietta Drucker

Abe Katz, John Sommella

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Kraff

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Doris & Herschel Hochman

Abe Katz

Gary & Judy Moore

Abe Katz

Lenny & Millie Gelfond

Abe Katz

Bev & Mort Sherman

Abe Katz

Gary & Sharron Scott

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Abe Katz

Lisea & Leana

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

Marilyn Benjamin

Abe Katz

Kitty & Marvin Jacobs

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Susie & Alan Schwartz

Abe Katz

Sonya Horowitz

Abe Katz, Sophie Friedlander

Dr. Ed & Vivian Lurie

Abe Katz

Charlotte & Harold Goldberg

Abe Katz

Mr. & Mrs. George Pollett

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski Yvette Lew

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

Barbara Jarvis

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski Engagement of Naomi Luski to Derek Wetmore

Arlene Ludin

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

great grandson of Vivian Neumann Marvin & Kitty Jacobs

Birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter of Sara & Phil Latham

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mensh

Engagement of Naomi Luski to Derek Wetmore Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski great grandson of Vivian Neumann Mr. & Mrs. Jack Goldfarb

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski Morry & Billy Bornstein

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence, grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski Alice & Larry Ettinger

Rabbi J. L. Azneer for officiating at Harriet Fishman's Funeral

Rabbi's Fund

In Memory of

Pauline Rivkind Preschool

In Honor of

Yvette Lew

Abe Katz

Hazzan Paul, Cynthia &

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Barbara & Jerry Levin

Abe Katz

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mensh

Abe Katz

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Mr. & Mrs. Abe Luski

Abe Katz

great grandson of Vivian Neumann

Doris Babat

Fay Forman

Jason Goldstein's 11th Birthday

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Lachter

Esther Lachter

Jason Goldstein's performance in the

Sylvia Ayes

Ted Ayes

TBS musical "The Wild West Show."

Dr. & Mrs. Irwin Ayes

Abe Katz

Gerald Goldstein, the best abba and

Barry Kelmachter

Cynthia Kelmachter, Philip & Rose Kelmachter,

Jason Goldstein `

Benjamin & Ida Kelmachter, Isador & Duba Rozinsky

thank you for all he does; Birth of Jesse & Sandi Rodman's

Lillian Grau

Mildred Jolles

granddaughter; Hazzan Goldstein's

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Sternberg

Harriet Sternberg

first anniversary at CBI; Dedication of

Sheila & Maitland Knapp

Bessie Grusmark

the new board 2009-2010 under the

Alice & Larry Ettinger

Harriet Fishman

direction of Karen Sher, President

Judy Levee

Maurice Josephs


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Marvin & Kitty Jacobs

Abe Katz

Drs. Charlene Wygodski

Allen & Betty Polon

Abe Katz

& Steven Bloom Helen & Ben Pertcheck

Abe Katz

USY Fund

In Honor of

Eileen & Michael Richman

Abe Katz

Eileen & Michael Richman

Happy Anniversary to Jay & Karen Kauffman

Linda & Jack Goldfarb

Abe Katz

Sandi & Jesse Rodman

Birth of Sarahtia David, granddaughter of

Leah Sandler

Abe Katz

Sara & Phil Latham

Carol & Tom Epstein

Abe Katz

The birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Sandi & Jesse Rodman

Abe Katz

great grandson of Vivian Neumann;

Naomi Berg &

Abe Katz

The birth of the granddaughter of

Wes Sawyer

Jesse & Sandi Rodman

Beverly Dikman

Abe Katz

Abe & Bunnie Katz

The birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Joan & Phil Redisch

Abe Katz

& Sandy & Herb Brasch

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

Jack & Linda Goldfarb

The engagement of Sara Beth Lurie to

USY Pilgrimage

In Honor of

& Family

Seth

Susie & Ira Berman

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

Lucille Ginsburg

Birth of Jaxson James Lawrence,

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

grandson of Rabbi Jacob & Joanne Luski

Engagement of Naomi Luski to Derek Wetmore

Lucille Ginsburg

Abe Katz

USY Fund

In Memory of

USY Pilgrimage

In Memory of

Sheryl & Larry Feinman

Abe Katz

Ellen Bernstein

Abe Katz, Fanny Herschmann

Ed & Vivian Lurie

Sandy Bush

Charla Fogel

Lila Simon

Mark & Ricki Lewis

Abe Katz

Shelley Lynn

Esther Greenblatt

Jduy Carry

Abe Katz

Susie & Ira Berman

Abe Katz

Larry & Myrna Irwin

Abe Katz

Pearl Brook

David Nevetsky

Arlene & Michael Hurwitz

Abe Katz

Arlene Ludin

Abe Katz

Jane & Don Silverberg

Abe Katz

George & Bevery Pollitz

Abe Katz

Lou Bader

Abe Katz

Lucille Ginsburg

Abe Katz, Jesse & Sandy Rodman's Losses

Lois & Peter Pardoll

Abe Katz

Dr. & Mrs. Barry Kaplan

Abe Katz

Janet & Barry Augenbraun

Abe Katz

Sally & Joe Cohen

Abe Katz

Gail Burger

Oscar Davis

Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Moore

Marcia Fisher, Rosalind Katz

Mr. & Mrs. Julio Russek

David Kremer

Marilyn & Jack Goldberg

Their parents, Ida & Robert Lobock, Fanny & Sam Goldberg

Audrey Chenkin

Gilbert Chenkin

Sandy Brasch &

Ruth Baker, Rose Katz

Abe & Bunnie Katz Barbara Jarvis

Abe Katz

Vivian Neumann

Abe Katz

Dr. & Mrs. Harvey Kopelman

Abe Katz

Terri & Jay Gross

Abe Katz

Irwin & Elizabeth Schuster

Abe Katz

Rabbi Gary & Iris Atkins

Abe Katz

Dr. Frank & Kathy Mendelblatt

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