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Shabbat Services & Candlelighting Friday, October 8, 2010 Candlelighting 6:52 pm Kadima Shabbat Service 8:00 pm

September & October Anniversary Shabbat Saturday, October 9, 2010 Rosh Hodesh Heshvan Sedra – Noah Shabbat Services 9:00 am Presentation of Bar, Bat Mitzvah Class of 5771 Junior Congregation 10:00 am Kiddush September & October Birthdays Kidush Lunch 12:00 pm Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 6:35 pm 1st Seudah Shlishit of season!

Friday, November 5, 2010 Candlelighting 6:26 pm Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm Saturday, November 6, 2010 Sedra – Toldot Shabbat Services 9:00 am Veterans Shabbat Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minyan Katan 10:45 am Kiddush, Veterans & November birthdays 11:30 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 6:10 pm

Hazzan Paul D. Goldstein 727-381-4900 Ext. 205 Executive Director, Sara A. Latham 727-381-4900 Ext. 202 Pauline Rivkind Preschool Director Bonnie Halprin 727-381-4900 Ext. 211

Youth & Family Program Director Sandy Brasch 727-381-4900 Ext. 209 Torah Reader, Deborah Marmon Office Manager, Pam Askin 727-381-4900 Ext. 203


Friday, October 22, 2010 Candlelighting 6:37 pm Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30 pm All K-8 Families Shabbaton

Saturday, October 30, 2010 Sedra – Heye Sarah USY Shabbat Services 9:00 am USY Summer Programs Speakers Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 6:15 pm

DAILY SERVICES Please join our twice daily minyan which meets weekday mornings at 7:45 am, Sunday mornings and holidays at 9:00 am and weekday evenings at the following times: Oct. 3 – Oct. 7 7:00 pm Oct. 10 – Oct. 14 6:55 pm Oct. 17 – Oct. 21 6:45 pm Oct. 24 – Oct. 28 6:40 pm Oct. 31 – Nov. 5 6:30 pm

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

Saturday, October 16, 2010 Sedra – Leh Leha Shabbat Services 9:00 am Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdalah 6:30 pm

Friday, October 29, 2010 Candlelighting 6:31 pm Shabbat Service 8:00 pm Sit Down Oneg Shabbat: “Ask the Rabbi”

Contacts Rabbi Jacob Luski, D.D. 727-381-4900 Ext. 207

Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah Education Director, Ilana Dayan 727-381-4900 Ext. 310

Friday, October 15, 2010 Candlelighting 6:44 pm Shabbat Service 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 23, 2010 Sedra – Vayera Shabbat Services 9:00 am Ramah Summer Speakers, All K-8 Families Shabbaton Junior Congregation 10:00 am Minha, Seudah Shlishit, Maariv & Havdala 6:20 pm

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 no later than 9:30 am. We look forward to your participation. Shalom, Morry Bornstein, Ritual Chair

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

Receptionist, Anita Helfand 727-381-4900 Ext. 201 Accounting, Barbara Jarvis 727-381-4900 Ext.204 PRTT Secretary, Patzi Gil 727-381-4900 Ext. 210 President, Karen Sher Sisterhood President, Alice Ettinger Men’s Club President, Keyvan Kohan USY President, Julia Halprin Bulletin Committee:

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.

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 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 Hachnasat Orchim – Hospitality

- When a guest in someone else’s home, show ample gratitude and do not overstay your welcome.

The Jewish tradition of hospitality is traced to Abraham and Sarah who warmly welcomed into their midst the arrival of three guests, whose true identities are later revealed as angels. Abraham and Sarah brought them a variety of edible delicacies and provided for their comfort. The huppah under which we get married is open on all four sides, symbolizing the value of our homes being open and welcoming of all. And the Pesah Haggadah has brought this mitzvah into our liturgy with its call, based on Rabbi Huna in the Talmud, to “Let all who are hungry come and eat.” Hachnasat Orchim – hospitality exemplifies the Jewish principle that “all Israel is responsible for one another.”

Consider adding Hachnasat Orchim to the mitzvot you perform in 5771. Shalom,

Rabbi Jacob Luski

We can practice the mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim in many ways: - Invite guests to your home for Shabbat and Yom Tov meals. - Make your guests comfortable through demonstrating your pleasure with their company. - Welcome newcomers to CBI. - Welcome new neighbors. It is traditional to bring a loaf of bread and a container of salt to someone who has moved into a new home.

The 2011 Torah Fund Pin Donation: $180 - Benefactor $300 - Guardian Level $600 - Associate Patron $1,200 - Patron $2,500 - Scholarship (Annual) $5,000 - Keter Kavod (Annual)

Your support of The Jewish Theological Seminary, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, and Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano ensures the solid and healthy future of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne Luski ~ Challahmom@aol or Marilyn LeVine ~

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From the President Expectations. It’s all about expectations, and mine continue to be exceeded at CBI. As I write this message, we are mid-way through the celebration of Sukkot. Our High Holiday services were glorious and seamlessly balanced beauty, peace, and meaningfulness while introducing the new traditions of blessing our children on Erev Rosh Hashanah and a family minyan for our young children. Four-generation families in front of the ark during Neila service captured a powerful and compelling image of continuity and legacy. Commitment to and investment in the State of Israel was ever strong. Sincere concern and generosity for our neighbors was evident by our outpouring of groceries for Gulf Coast Jewish Family Service’s pantry. Deep appreciation for the treasured breadth and depth of our CBI community was again demonstrated as our Congregational Family again reached wide and deep for the Kol Nidre Campaign. Cherished memories honored during Yizkor. Loved ones honored and remembered with the dedication of stunning torah mantles that will enhance and elevate the beauty of our Torahs. Todah Robah to all our CBI family. The tone of 5771’s launch is filled with the promise of another year that exceeds expectations. There are so many reasons and so many ways to connect with CBI – all worthwhile. If you’re a foodie, consider joining us for

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Shabbat Dinner or Kiddush. If you’re a lover of crafts and arts, please consider joining the Spin-a-Yarn group or volunteer for the fabulous and annual Craft and Gift Show. If you’re looking for intellectual stimulation, please consider participating in the outstanding Adult Education series and book and movie discussions. If you enjoy socializing or if you yearn for peace and quiet – CBI is the place for you. Want to live more Jewishly and perform mitzvot? – CBI offers one-stop convenience to meet any and all of your needs. So, whatever your reason and however your way, Welcome! And please share your love and enthusiasm for CBI with your friends and family – help our CBI community to grow and flourish. Karen Wolchuck Sher, President


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Thursday : Everything I always wanted to know recently I learned from my one year old granddaughter. Sarahtia. It takes a child to bring you back to what is really important in life. It is a very short list of what makes her happy, and in turn makes everyone around her happy, especially me. Her world revolves around the simplest things - eating, sleeping, hugs and kisses, a touch, a kind word, a smile, a story, singing, discovering new things, playing patty cake. It hard to do, but keeping focused on the simple goals and working on fulfilling them seems to me to be the answer to happiness. We create our world and what is in it. Why not de-stress yourself and make a plan to identify and seek out those few things that make you happy? One of those things can be your participation at CBI services, dinners, family events, adult education classes; or volunteering to help at an event or on a committee. Being with others, exchanging a smile or a hug can make you feel good, lift your spirits and make you feel better. Call someone who you haven’t seen in a while to see how they are doing. Focus on the little things and the big things will benefit. Keep it simple, and keep smiling. With love and shalom, Sara Latham Executive Director


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BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL WINTER/SPRING TRIP REGISTRATION IS OPEN Registration for December, January, February and March free Taglit-Birthright Israel trips with Israel Outdoors is now OPEN at If you or someone that you know is eligible for the program (Jewish/Age 18-26/1st 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 this season, and applicants who register after September 14th will probably only be able to register on a wait list basis. Please refer an eligible friend or family member NOW to Nicole Barda/Israel Outdoors Israel Trips for the Rest of the Family Includes More Israel Trips. For All Ages. The people behind Israel Outdoors also organize unique (but not free) Israel experiences for all ages. Learn more and help someone in your family start their own journey to Israel. HIGH SCHOOL TEENS Summer teen travel experiences to Israel, Europe, Costa Rica and the Western USA for Jewish high school teens of all backgrounds. Learn more: BBYO Passport to the World GRANDPARENTS & SENIORS 10-day Israel trip in November 2010 and May 2011 designed for mature adults (55+) with a spirit for adventure. Learn More: HAZAK Israel Experiences ADULTS & FAMILIES Adult and family Israel trips offered throughout the summer & winter holiday seasons. Learn More: My Turn in Israel 8-10 Day Trips) / Israel Family Journey (10-12 Day Trips

Mazel tov to CBI member Mary Ann Marger on the publication of her novel, Departure, scheduled for release in early October. Set in the turbulent Berlin of the 1930s, the story tells of a young boy, Konrad, forced to choose between a destiny ordered by his Nazi father and the Jewish values imparted by the family of his best friend. Woven into the plot is a masterpiece by German artist Max Beckmann whom Hitler despises. Konrad’s post-war search for justice and his fugitive father will keep readers racing to the end. Though Mary Ann previously wrote two novels for teens, this is her first adult novel. Since her retirement as art critic of The St. Petersburg Times, Mary Ann has been a docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum, dedicated to teaching young people to stand up for the rights of others. Join Mary Ann for a reception and book talk at the Florida Holocaust Museum Thursday, October 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, though reservations are requested by October 5th. Author’s proceeds will benefit the museum’s school programs. The museum is at 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg, telephone 727-820-0100. The CBI-Hadassah Book Club will also discuss the book at their meeting on November 17th at 10:00 am in the Buns Family Library. The Margers are donating a copy of Departure to the Buns Family Library and copies are available for purchase in the Sisterhood Gift Shop.

Now Playing! The first Shabbat of each month the MINYAN KATAN SHABBAT Service for our youngest congregants and their parents will meet in Preschool Room #9 from 10:45 am - 11:30 am. Sing songs, dance with the Torah, hear stories, have a nosh! Open to children and their parents ages 6 years old and younger! Save these dates on your calendar: October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2 and May 7. Please contact Bonnie P. Halprin if you have any questions or would like to become more involved in the program! 381-4900 Ext 211 or

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SISTERHOOD What’s up with Sisterhood? October revitalizes us following the busy holiday season. We are energized to participate in many CBI activities and there are many things to do. If you haven’t heard already, we are starting a monthly celebration of your birthday with “Birthday Shabbat.” October 9TH brings the first Shabbat Kiddush for your birthday. The CBI Kitchen needs you! We are having a Kitchen Shower and we are registered with Bed, Bath, and Beyond as CBI Sisterhood. Buy CBI Scrip for BBB, go online, or go into the store. Use your Scrip card and your 20% coupon from BBB! We are having the actual Kitchen Shower on October 28th at 7:30 PM. Have BBB wrap your gift (free) and join us at the Kitchen Shower! Next on our agenda is a fun evening on November 6th. Sisterhood and Men’s Club are having an exciting evening activity that you won’t want to miss. We are having a “Hootenanny!” Brush off your flared skirt, checkered shirt, and dancing shoes. Join the fun and hear the “call” of the square dance! Please take a brochure from the lobby describing the exciting catering services the Sisterhood can provide. We would like to help you plan “Your

Simcha, Your Way!” Give Jean Kraff a call and she will guide you through some menu suggestions; or you can ask for your favorites. Whatever you would like, Sisterhood will produce! As we begin this New Year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the women who are involved in Sisterhood. Your tireless efforts and support make it possible to help CBI in so many ways. It is truly my privilege to serve as president and work with each of you. The list is too numerous to put here, but look on the Sisterhood link on the CBI website for a list of Board Members and Committee Chairs. Each of you is special in every way! You make it all happen. Alice G Ettinger, Sisterhood President

MITZVAH MEN’S CLUB Each year there are new meanings and interpretations to cultivate from the High Holy Day service. This season, I hope you had the opportunity to be reflective on the past as well as contemplative regarding the future. Did you make it a goal to attend at least one monthly Minyan or Shabbat service? How about a Men’s Club event? Our group is eager to have you join in the fun. You are always welcome. During the harvest and pilgrimage festival of Sukkot (Judaism's Feast of Tabernacles), Jews eat in temporary huts like the ancient Israelites did in the desert after the Exodus. Given the colorful surroundings of each booth and the harvest theme, it makes for a fitting setting to hold events in our courtyard sukkah. The Men’s club enjoyed a steamy Suds in the Sukkah complete with a holiday trivia game. Thank you to Bill Marger for chairing this event and Herb Brasch for manning the grill as well as everyone who came out that night.

Next up on the calendar is Simchat Torah, which means "Joy of the Torah". We read the last passage in the Torah and then immediately read the first passage. In this way there is an unbroken cycle of reading Judaism's holiest book. This is a great family event. B’shalom, Keyvan Kohan Mitzvah Men’s Club, President

QUOTE The road to learning is endless. Jacob Ben Asher

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THE PAULINE RIVKIND PRESCHOOL Pauline Rivkind Preschool has had a very busy start of the 20102011 school year. With all of the holidays in September, we had many celebrations. We started the month with our annual Rosh Hashana Party, and then continued on to help decorate the CBI Sukkah. This year we went to Philip Benjamin Tower to assist in decorating their Sukkah and hear a story. It was very special. Finally, we spent time dancing around the sanctuary with special Torahs. The children are learning so much about their Jewish heritage. We have enhanced our program for Shabbat. Each Friday morning, the children gather in the Chapel to sing Shabbat songs and listen to wonderful stories. We talk about why Shabbat is special and what make it different than other days in the week. We talk about Tzedakah and different Mitzvot. Each class chooses an Eema and Abba for the week before reciting brachot for the candles, challah, and grape juice.

THE PAULINE RIVKIND TALMUD TORAH Dear PRTT Families, The Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah schedule for October: Sundays: October 3, 10 Sunday Seminar, 17, 24 and 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, All classes Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 4:45-6:45, Alef - Heh Classes. The Mehina (8th grade) classes will meet, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 7:00-9:00 pm Shalom, Ilana Dayan, Education Director

Take the time to celebrate Shabbat any way you can. You will be happy at the results! Bonnie Halprin Preschool Director PS - DON’T FORGET MINYAN KATAN! The first Shabbat morning of each month. 10:45 am - 11:30 am. Parents and children 6 years old and younger. Classroom #9. Music, games, prayers, and snack.. Mabel's Labels - Please visit It will lead you to an amazingly easy way to label everything in your and your family's life. They also make great holiday gifts! Thank you!

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 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 will meet on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2010

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 t 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 serves ,ore meaningful, spiritual and successful here at CBI. This month schedule for participation is as follows:  October 2—Grade 5  October 9—Grade 4  October 16—Grade 3  October 23—Grade 7  October 30—Grade 6

HEBREW HIGH SCHOOL Hebrew High School Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and are open to all Jewish high school age students. They will meet on October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2010 For further information, please contact Rabbi Luski at 381-4900.

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The USY Board was installed into office during the pre Selichot program. I am confident they will take our chapter to new levels of involvement and success. Once again the USYers prepared and handed out apple and honey bags to their congregational family after Selichot services before setting up the sanctuary for High Holiday services. Kadima and Halutzim held their opening events in conjunction with opening day of the Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah. Pathfinder educators led children and parents in team building games and activities. Our children now can step into the new year as one CBI family and with a clear understanding of what CBI has to offer them through formal and informal education. United Synagogue provides us and our children many opportunities to further our Jewish experience. Camp Ramah Darom, our jewel of the south, located in Clayton Georgia, is home to campers from all over the southeast during the summer. During Shabbat morning, October 23, you will hear some of our participants speak about their summer experiences. The following Shabbat, October 30th USYers will talk to us about their travels to Israel.

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Youth Calendar: October Kadima dinner at Toby Weinman 4:45pm followed by Kadima Shabbat at CBI USY & 8th grade Dine and Dash 6:00pm Boing Jump Center, Tampa with Rodeph Sholom 12:302:00 pm USY board meeting 6:00pm-7:00 pm Shabbat morning Ramah summer speakers USY event. Meet at CBI at 6:45 pm. We will walk over to Benjamin Tower together, then back to Youth Lounge for Karaoke event until 9:30 p.m USY Board meeting 6:00pm-7:00 pm USY Shabbat and summer program speakers Halutzim event 12:00pm

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 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: ( ) Mailings ( ) Telephone ( ) Shopping

CBI USY NEWS AND VIEWS September was a great month. Everyone had a blast, it was so much fun! USY Bowling Night was attended by over 15 USYers. The balls were rolling and the laughs were flying. In October, we start the month on the 10th, joining the Tampa Chapter at BOING! A Trampoline Fun Center. We begin the evening with Havdallah in the parking lot. Next, on October 23rd, USY will be having a sock Wrestling and Karaoke Night with our Clearwater SY Chapter. We are all looking forward to Fall Sub Regional Convention, November 12—14, 2010, in Orlando.

Shana Tova! Sandy Brasch Youth & Family Programming Director

Don’t forget to buy Thanksgiving dessert! USY is selling our famous Pumpkin Breads! Look for forms in the synagogue office.

Reva Halprin, President St. Petersburg USY

One of the most rewarding pleasures I have is to observe how the kids grow and change after spending the summer at Ramah or a with a United Synagogue summer program. Now is the time to begin thinking about summer 2011! Scholarships are available locally through Pinellas Jewish Federation and CBI as well as several other sources. Please let me meet with you and your children to explore these options.

The Youth Department is once again buzzing with activity!


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ADULT STUDIES Torah For Seniors with Rabbi Jacob Luski Meets monthly at 11:00 am at Philip Benjamin Tower on October 12, November 19, December 14, January 4, February 8, March 8, April 12 & May 10. Lunch with Rabbi Monthly Deli lunch and Mishnah study with Rabbi Luski. Please place your lunch orders by 4:00 pm on each Tuesday prior to class. Meets at 12:00 noon in the Atrium on October 13, November 20, December 15, January 5, February 9, March 10, April 13 & May 11.

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, Select Series On the Big Screen in the CBI Social Hall. Film to be announced. Sunday October 24, 1:00 pm

Talmud Made Easy, led by Stephen Wein Meets at 7:00 pm in the Buns Family Library on Tuesday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 27; Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 17; Wednesdays, December 7 and 14.

SIT DOWN ONEG SHABBAT An informal questions and answer period following Friday night 8 pm Shabbat Service, to relax at the Sit Down Oneg Shabbat and “Ask The Rabbi!” October 29, 2010 and May 20, 2011

CBI - Hadassah Book Discussion Club Meets monthly in the Buns Family Library at 10: am to discuss the following books: October 20, 2010 THE FAMILY ORCHARD by Nomi Eve November 17, 2010 DEPARTURE by Mary Ann Marger December 15, 2010 A PIDGEON AND A BOY by Meir Shalev

St Petersburg Chapter of Hadassah -Live Broadcast from Israel & Brunch “What Israel Does For YOU” Special Report live from Hadassah Hospital with doctors and researchers about their very important contributions to medicine and health care. Sunday, November 7th, 10:00 am CBI Social Hall


NEW!! For those who have always wanted to learn to read Torah, here is an opportunity for you to begin working toward that goal in a small adult class: Hazzan Paul Goldstein will teach adults how to read and chant Torah. This six week course will meet on Tuesdays, October 12, 19, 23, and November 2, 9 and 16 from 7:15– 8:15pm Program of Study - The following objectives will be covered: A brief history of Trope (the cantellation symbols) An understanding of the function of the Trope The Major and Minor Trope The Chironomy (hand signals) for each Trope Applying the Trope to short passages

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BALLOT Barry Augenbraun and Morris Bornstein will lead a discussion about the proposed Constitutional amendments that will appear on your November ballot. October 20th, 7:00 pm

How to read from the Torah (without vowels or Trope) Study methodology There is no cost for this course, but please call the office to register: 381-4900, Ext. 201.

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CBI - HADASSAH BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB MEETINGS The CBI-Hadassah Book Clubs will continue to meet monthly in the Buns Family Library for lively discussions of current books. We will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 am on the following dates. Please note change in books for October and November: October 20, 2010 THE FAMILY ORCHARD by Nomi Eve November 17, 2010 DEPARTURE by Mary Ann Marger December 15, 2010 A PIDGEON AND A BOY by Meir Shalev If you would like to lead a discussion group, please call Sheila Wasserman at 347- 5816!





"Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema" Written & Directed by Monique Schwarz

With characteristic Jewish humor, iconic filmmakers Paul Mazursky, Paul Bogart and Larry Peerce and actress Lainie Kazan reflect with disarming candor on their own Jewish mothers and how they influenced their on-screen portrayals. Critics J. Hoberman, Patricia Erens, Michael Medved and Sharon Rivo discuss the changing image of the Jewish mother on screen and Israeli directors Avram Hefner and Zepel Yeshurun and actress Gila Almagor illustrate the uniqueness of Israeli filmic images. Mamadrama features hilarious film clips from Come Blow Your Horn, Goodbye Columbus, Next Stop Greenwich Village, The Jazz Singer, Portnoy's Complaint, Where's Poppa, Torch Song Trilogy, rare Yiddish films and recent Israeli features. Interspersed throughout is the story of Schwarz’s own mother, Berta, from her life in Vienna before World War II to her struggles as an immigrant in postwar Australia, a picture of a woman vastly different from the Jewish mothers seen in contemporary films.

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Scholarships Available for Summer Camp and Israel College Study Programs

USY Pumpkin Loaf Sale SATO, Social Action Tikkun Olam Project benefits families served by Gulf Coast Jewish Family 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. 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 Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Please pick up your loaves at the Synagogue office Tuesday, November 23 or Wednesday, November 24. We are honored to be part of your Thanksgiving holiday and appreciate your help in making someone else’s holiday special as well. Thank you for your support!

SHABBAT GAME CART Look what's new for you! CBI will now have a Shabba t G am e Cart located in the alcove of the Social Hall each Shabbat morning. The game cart will have games for children to play while their parents enjoy the Kiddush. PARENTS! Please assist your child in cleaning up before leaving.

For the past 12 years, the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties has offered Covenant Fund Scholarships students in grades 4-12 to attend summer camp and for college students to attend Israel College study programs. Applications are now available on the Federation’s web site for the three different categories of awards: campership awards for students in grades 4-8; high school awards for students in grades 9-12 and Israel College Study Programs (for accredited study only). Scholarships are awarded on a need base only. Summer camp is a wonderful experience for the youth to surround themselves with Jewish friends and to learn more about their heritage and to strengthen their faith. The students who attend camp will tell you it was the best experience of the year; maybe even of their life. That is why the Covenant Fund was established; so more students could become stronger with their Jewish identity. The Jewish Federation is accepting applications through Wednesday, January. 19, 2011. Visit their web site ( for more information and to download Covenant Fund application forms.

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FUNDRAISING REPORT It is hard to believe that the Jewish High Holidays are behind us and 5771 is in full swing. I once again want to thank all of the chair people and their committees for all of the important fund raising activities that have occurred over the last few months. Anita and Lorri Helfand: Book of Remembrance Dr. Leslie Pearlstein: Kol Nidre Campaign Dr. Steven Warren: Yizkor Appeal Joan and Phil Redisch: Annual Membership Directory

The CBI Fund Raising Committee is looking for a few committed, motivated people to assist with some ongoing projects. Maybe this is the year you can “Do Jewish” as Rabbi spoke about in his sermon by assisting these projects. Please let me know if you are willing to help. Laurie Reiskind 3rd Vice President, Fund Raising

The chair people above could not have succeeded without their committee members and the generosity of the you, our members. I also want to publically thank the office staff for their support. Todah Rabah!! Todah Rabah also goes to the Heller, Azneer/Pearlstein and Kopelman families. Their generosity to CBI in memory or honor of their family members has allowed all of us to enjoy the beautiful new Shalosh Regalim Torah Covers. Todah Rabah to Susie Schwartz and those who worked with her behind the scenes to make these Torah covers a reality.

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FAMILY PROGRAMS What an amazing few months we have had! As a Congregational Family we have ushered in a new year, shared the joy of Yom Tovim, Shabbat, welcomed new comers to our synagogue community and visited neighborhood Sukkas. Thank you to the families who opened their Sukkas to us for the Sukkot Hop. Our Pauline Rivkind Preschool, Talmud Torah and Hebrew High are in full swing. It is a delight to have our building once again filled with learning and laughter! CBI….Your Home for Family! What does that really mean? At CBI you and your family can participate in our rich traditions through “What’s on Your Plate?” family programming and “Got Shabbat?” dinners. Even if you have not built a Sukka at your home yet, you had the opportunity to fulfill the Mitzvah of dwelling in a Sukka by joining us for a Sukka hop. To those whose families live in different parts of the country, the members at CBI ARE family! They share simchas, holiday meals and life cycle events. During this month we will dance with the Torah as we celebrate Simchat Torah! I encourage all children, young and not so young to

make a creative flag to wave during Erev Simchat Torah services. November is just around the corner and once again USY will make and sell pumpkin bread. Please see the flyer and order form in this bulletin and support this Tzedakah and fundraising project.

Sandy Brasch Youth and Family Program Director

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LIFE CYCLE EVENTS MAZAL TOV TO: BIRTHS  Joe & Eva Fuchs and David & Daria Fuchs, on the birth of their granddaughter and daughter, Charlotte Alli Fuchs. WEDDINGS:  Fred Buns & Kathleen Smith on their wedding.

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.

We share in the sorrow of the passing of: MORRIS GALANTI Uncle of Louis Galanti Benjamin DANIEL GELFOND Brother of Leonard Gelfond ILAN RUSSEK Son of Rosa Russek Father of Loren Russek & Jonathan Russek, Brother of Chava Allouch and Danny Russek. ARTHUR SALCMAN Husband of Lily Salcman, Father of Dr. Michael Salcman.

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS Todah Rabah to the following volunteers who have assisted with the office work and special mailings this past month. Sheryl Sutton Marian Lustigman Rooth Carol Marcin Sally Swale

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

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Murray Rubin Kitty and Marvin Jacobs Bill Dolgoff Howard Rothstein

Through their efforts many tasks have been accomplished and their assistance is greatly appreciated. Our apologies to anyone we may have inadvertently omitted. If you would like to do volunteer work, please call the synagogue office at 381-4900.

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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 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 Dr. Jeff Pincus 22 Nancy Lonschein 23 Linda Grau 23 Lee Shenofsky 24 Barbara Peck 25 Karyn Feld 26 Joanne Greenberg 26 Moreen Lerner 26 Leah Bischoff 27 Mary Ann Marger 27 Gail Rubinsky 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 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

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 CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES FOR RAMAH ISRAEL SEMINAR and USY SUMMER PROGRAMS: “Classic� USY on Wheels, USY on Wheels East, USY on Wheels, Mission: Mitzvah, USY on Wheels: Pacific Northwest, Summer in the City, Israel Adventure-A Teen Tour to Israel, Israel Adventure PLUS, Eastern Europe/Israel Pilgrimage, Israel Pilgrimage/Poland Seminar, Italy/ Israel Pilgrimage, USY Ramah Israel Seminar I. REQUIREMENTS A. Scholarship application is to be complete by February 16, 2011. B. Copy of essay that was submitted with USY Summer Program Application. C. Write an essay: "I Am a Jew Because"...or, "What Will a Summer in Israel or Wheels do for My Jewish Identity?" D. Resume of your youth group activities. E. Before the summer begins, each high school scholarship recipient will be required to give at least 15 hours of service to the Synagogue. This will be supervised by the Youth Director. Updated volunteer hours are posted in the Youth Lounge. F. Share your summer experience with the congregation at the annual CBI Summer Program Shabbat. II. ELIGIBILITY A. Be a paid member of Congregation B'nai Israel USY. B. Attend 75% of chapter activities. C. Attend 3 Shabbat and or weekday services per month. D. Jewish Study 1. Attend Hebrew High School and fulfill all the requirements of study and attendance. 2. If unable to attend Hebrew High School, pursue independent study program under the direction of Rabbi. E. Parents must be members of Congregation B'nai Israel and have fulfilled all financial obligations. III. SCHOLARSHIPS are awarded on the basis of merit and for the purpose of incentive. What was the teenager's level of participation this past year as well as other years? IV. DETERMINATION as to the amount of money awarded will be done on an individual basis, based on all of the above. V. PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUESTION to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson. VI. In the event a scholarship is awarded and the child does not attend the summer program, the money is to be returned to the Scholarship Committee immediately. VII. Sisterhood and Mitzvah Men's Club contributes generously to the summer program's scholarship fund. All inquiries should be made to the Scholarship Committee. Do not contact Sisterhood or Mitzvah Men's Club directly.

CBI SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES FOR CAMP RAMAH Parents of applicants must apply for scholarship fund to Camp Ramah in writing by FEBRUARY 16, 2011 All letters should be directed to the Scholarship Committee. I. REQUIREMENTS A. Parents of campers must be members of B'nai Israel having fulfilled their financial obligation. B. Must be students of the Pauline Rivkind Talmud Torah. C. Write an essay on "What will a summer experience at Camp Ramah do for my Jewish identity?" D. Each scholarship recipient will be required: *attend 50% of chapter activities, *attend at least 8 Shabbat and or weekday services per year and *be a paid member of a CBI Halutzim, Kadima, or USY. E. Before the summer begins, Each high school scholarship recipient will be required to give at least 15 hours of service to the Synagogue and middle school and elementary school scholarship recipients will be required to give at least 8 hours. This will be supervised by the Youth Director. Updated volunteer hours are posted in the Youth Lounge. F. Share your summer experience with the congregation at the annual CBI Ramah Shabbat. II. HOW ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED A. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and for the purpose of incentive. IV. Please direct any questions to the Scholarship Chairperson. V. In the event a scholarship is awarded and the child does not attend camp, the money is to be returned immediately to the Scholarship Committee. Revised 7-16-10

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Page 24 DONATIONS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 Linda & Jack Goldfarb

Birth of Max Alpert, grandson of Margot & Michael Benstock

Adult Studies

In Honor of

Graduation of Alex Feinman from UCF;

Lou Bader

Margot & Michael Benstock on the birth of their

Shirley Sommella's special birthday;

grandson, Max; Joan & Jerry Benstock on the

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

birth of their great grandson, Max

Dr. & Mrs. Morris LeVine

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Speedy Recovery - Marvin Jacob

Mrs. Beverly Dikman

Happy Birthday - Moshe Gershuny & Mary Wygodski

Jean & Harry Kraff

Speedy Recovery to Vivian Neumann

Mr. & Mrs. Lenny Gelfond

Livia Wein being named 2010 Chris Seegert Memorial

Adult Studies

In Memory of

Leslie Kirsner

Dr. Matilda Gallant

Language Teacher of the Year Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Shirley Buns' Fund

In Honor of

Shirley Bulkin

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Marilyn Benjamin

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Dr. & Mrs. Harold Pollack

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Judy Benjamin

Marriage of Naomi Luski to Derek Wetmore

Lou Bader

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Barbara Jarvis

Speedy recovery to Marvin Jacobs

Keyvan & Stephan Kohan

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Barbara Rollins

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Speedy Recovery to Vivian Neumann

Graduation of Alex Feinman from UCF

Dr. J. Leonard Azneer &

Happy Birthday to Shirley Sommella

Valerie Hyman

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Dr. Patricia Cottrille

Happy Anniversary - Dr. & Mrs. Robert Weisberg,

Adele Morris

Phil Redisch's 75th Birthday;

Janet & Barry Augenbraun, Abe & Rose Luski, Susie & Alan Schwartz, Laurie & Marc Reiskind

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns Bev & Mort Sherman

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Lillian Schertzer

Mr. Leonard Lehman &

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Warren & Rebecca Simmons

Speedy recovery of their son

Naomi Berg & Wes Sawyer

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Mr. Paul Lehman

Happy Birthday - Arline Dresdner

Shelley Lynn

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Dr. & Mrs. Ed Lurie

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Lorne & Sharron Abrams

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Lenny & Millie Gelfond

Happy Birthday to Phil Redisch

Dr. & Mrs. Mitchell LeVine

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Mitzvah Fund

In Memory of

Karen & Jay Kauffman

Howard Sorkin

In Honor of

Ed & Vivian Lurie

Sandy Bush

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Steve Warren

Doris Warren

Robin Schaffer

Bunnie Katz, Millie Albert

Cantor's Fund

In Honor of

Allen & Betty Tut Polon

Ariel Reich Golden Kippah Award

Library Fund Leslie Kirsner Library Fund

In Memory of

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Hagendorf

Fanny Hagendorf

Esta Blaxberg

Harry Pflaster

Judy Benjamin

Bunnie Katz, Ron Gilbert

Susan Slobodkin

Sovel & Sylvia Heshelow

Marilyn Benjamin

Ron Gilbert

Frances Horowitz

Ron Gilbert Dr. Nathan Sonkin

Mitzvah Fund

In Honor of

Edna Sonkin

Karen & Jay Kauffman

Phil Redisch's Special Birthday

Joann Bush

Sandy Bush

Marilyn & Jack Goldberg

Phil Redisch's Special Birthday

Lee Grossman Leibson

Ida Feinberg Dropkin

Vivian & Dr. Ed Lurie

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

& Mickey F. Walter

Marilyn Benjamin

Birth of Max Alpert, grandson of

Sheldon Scheinert

Frieda Scheinert

Margot & Michael Benstock & great grandson

Jodi Nankof & Alice Diamond

Dr. Harvey Kopelman

of Jerry & Joan Benstock

Selma Rosenberg

Beatrice Wolfson

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Sally & Joe Cohen

Meyer Feldbin

Happy Anniversary - Arthur & Bebby Marlin,

Murray L. Fink

Henry W. Fink

Alan & Araceli Gross; Birth of Max Alpert,

Mrs. Lillian Rosen

Max Freedman

grandson of Margot & Michael Benstock;

Helen H. Rosen

Sarah Petnov

Alex Feinman's graduation from UCF;

Annette Rosch


Michael Goldfarb's graduation from College;

Cookie & Paul Shapiro

Abe Mellitz

Kathy Mendelblatt

David Goffman

Lana Rubinchik

Lina Munecha Rubinchik

Lenny & Millie Gelfond

Tessie Rosenberg

Renee Lipman Livia & Steve Wein

Phil Redisch's Special Birthday Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

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Pauline Rivkind Fund

In Memory of

USY Fund

In Memory of

Lester Kasper

Loved ones

Phyllis & Matthew Librach

Bunnie Katz

Yvette Lew

Ron Gilbert, Bunnie Katz Bunnie Katz

Prayerbook Fund

In Honor of

Mirla Kremer

Jack & Linda Goldfarb

Etz Chaim donated - Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Mark Lewis

Rae Lewis

Craig & Jan Sher

Ronnie Gilbert, Bunnie Katz

Prayerbook Fund

In Memory of

Susie & Ira Brman

Ron Gilbert

David H. Gross

Sonia Gross

Helen Hill & Audrey Chenkin

Gilbert Chenkin

Lucille Ginsburg

Herman Paikowsky

Mandel & Karen Sher

Dr. Lewis Sher

Rabbi's Fund

In Honor of

Dr. & Mrs. Irwin Feinman

In appreciation

Dolores Diamond

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

USY Pilgrimage

In Honor of

Shirley Sommella

Speedy recovery - Vivian Neumann

Shelley Lynn

Special Anniversary - Susie & Alan Schwartz

Jack & Linda Goldfarb

Marriage of Aaron Weitman to Rebecca Tenenbein

Mr. & Mrs. David Robbins

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Susie & Ira Berman

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Rabbi's Fund

In Memory of

Lawrence Salzer

Reba Salzer

USY Pilgrimage

In Memory of

Mona Feld

Harry Judenfriend

Dr. Larry Feinman

Michael Feinman

Marian Lustigman-Rooth

Sadie Lustigman, William Lustigman

Arlene R. Ludin

Edward Ludin

Barbara Noonberg

Edith Noonberg

Gail Burger

Loved ones

Dr. & Mrs. Irwin Feinman

Benjamin Feinman

Susie & Ira Berman

Ron Gilbert

Irina Kalininas

Ylena Rabinovich

Charla Fogel

Lila Simon

Titunov Family

Raya & Samuel Tutunov & Morley &

Rosa Russek

Ron Gilbert

Maurice Josephs

Gail Warren Legacy

In Honor of

Harriett Lieberman

Ron Gilbert

Liz & Greg Sembler

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Dr. & Mrs. Sid Grau

Abe Grau

Birth of Max Alpert, grandson of Michael

Ayes Family

Ted Ayes

& Margot Benstock & great grandson of

Shirley Sommella

Stephen LeBold, Daniel Gelfond

Sylvia Ayes

Ida W. Einstein

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Fogel

Sherrie Richman

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Janofsky

Harry Janofsky

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Sternberg

Harriet Sternberg

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Salcman

Joseph Rappaport

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lachter

Esther Lachter

Barry Kelmachter

Parents & grandparents

Dr. Don Polsky

Thelma Polsky

USY Fund

In Honor of

Mr. & Mrs. Morry Bornstein

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Simon Tutinov Judy P. Levee

Special Birthday - Harold Wolfson Lucille Ginsburg

Speedy Recovery - Dee Maxey Beam Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

Dr. & Mrs. Mandel Sher

Birth of Max Alpert, grandson of Margot & Michael Benstock

Jack & Linda Goldfarb

Bat Mitzvah of Talya Kohan


Jerry & Joan Benstock Dr. & Mrs. Marc Reiskind

Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Buns

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