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shelanu VOLUME XXXV • ISSUE 1

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER • ELUL 5779/HESHVAN 5780

L ’ Shanah Tovah! congregation

B’nai Israel


Robert A. Silvers Senior Rabbi

Rony S. Keller

Senior Associate Rabbi

Allison B. Cohen Assistant Rabbi

David Muchnick Cantor

Sarah Freudenberger Associate Cantor

Steve Allen

Executive Director

Linda B. Harris

Director of Lifelong Learning Director of Early Childhood Education

Kim Beame Director of Religious Education

Richard D. Agler, DD Rabbi Emeritus

Executive Committee

Susan Mayer

Jeffrey Cannon

President president@cbiboca.org

VP Membership vpmembership@cbiboca.org

Andrea Cannon

Sharon Landau

VP of Development vpdevelopment@cbiboca.org

VP Administration vpadministration@cbiboca.org

David Hollander

Vicky Weiner

VP Financial & Asset Management vpfinance@cbiboca.org

VP Strategic & Long Range Planning vpstrategicplanning@cbiboca.org

Robyn Rubinoff

Robin Siegal

VP Education vpeducation@cbiboca.org

RABBI SILVERS

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

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JEFFREY CANNON

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STEVE ALLEN

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SARAH FREUDENBERGER

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KANTOR FAMILY CENTER FOR JUSTICE

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SISTERHOOD

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BROTHERHOOD

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CALENDAR

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SPOTLIGHT

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CBI INSPIRES SERIES

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B’NAI MITZVAH

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SLJ

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NCECE

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HIGH HOLY DAY GREETINGS

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WE GIVE THANKS

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SHOMRIM

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LIFECYCLE

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Stanley Silber

VP of Communications vpcommunications@cbiboca.org

Board of Trustees

Diana Cooper Peter Davidson Ira Ginsberg Susi Glatt Julie Knote Joshua Krut Rachel Fallet-Lax Phil Rothschild

Sabrina Schwartz Adam Shapiro Bonnie Shimel Rachel Smith Jason Solodkin Sean Tibor Jeff Young Ronna Young

Past Presidents Robin Siegal Gary Weiner Phil Nadel Sue Goldman Leslie Kantor Renée Nadel Peter Weintraub Melvin Kalfus z"l David Kantor Joseph Wasch Joel S. Nadel z"l

Honorary Members James Cohen Larry Feldman Douglas Feurring

Stuart Graff Alma Kalfus

Harold Schwalb z"l

Monte Friedkin

shelanu is hebrew for “ours” it is published six times a year, providing editorial coverage of our Congregation’s educational, religious, and social programming. It is full colored and members may opt in to recieve a copy in the mail with additional readership via Congregation B’nai Israel’s website cbiboca.org and via social media.

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  rabbisilvers@cbiboca.org Three tourists were driving through Wales. As they were approaching Llanfairpwllgwyngyll on the Welsh island of Anglesey, They started arguing about the pronunciation of the town’s name. “LLan-fair-poo-wee‌â€? said the first. “No no – it’s LLan-fair-pi-well‌â€? argued the second. “I think we need to ask a local about this,â€? the third sighed. They argued back and forth until they stopped for lunch. As they stood at the restaurant’s counter, the third asked the blonde employee: “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce where we are‌ very slowly?â€? “Sure!â€? said the girl behind the counter. She leaned toward them and said: “Burrrrr-gerrrrr Kiiiiiiing.â€? So, where are we this year? Have we changed? Or better yet, have we grown? There’s a story told of two philosophers of Chelm, which was the mythical town of Jewish fools, who were engaged in a discussion. The question was whether one grows from the feet down or the head up. The first said, “From the feet down. Last year I bought my son a new suit for his Bat Mitzvah, and the pants were the right length. Now the pants just reach his ankles. That proves that people grow from the feet down.â€? “Fool,â€? snapped the second philosopher, “It’s obvious that people grow from the head up. If you see a group of soldiers marching, all their feet are on the same level. But if you look at their heads, you will see that they are at different heights. That proves that people grow from the head up.â€? The truth is that both Chelmite philosophers were wrong. We grow neither from the bottom down or the top up. We grow from the inside out. We all need to grow if we are to make the most of our lives. Just as our bodies are constantly undergoing changes, so are our minds, and so must our hearts. All this is part of growth. And to grow is to live. So in this New Year of 5780, I pray that we might truly live by opening our hearts to our brothers and sisters and becoming more sensitive and aware of their burdens. We all need people who care about us, who genuinely see us and hear us. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “So long as we are loved by others, I would almost say we are indispensable.â€? May we all be indispensable to each other in the coming New Year. Shanah Tovah.

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Shabbat S erv ices Friday Evening Shabbat Services Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

September 6

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SERVICE

September 13

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SERVICE

September 20

5:00 PM - TOT SHABBAT 6:15 PM - SERVICE

September 27

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SERVICE

October 4

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SHABBAT SHUVAH SERVICE

October 11

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SERVICE

October 18

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SERVICE

October 25

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SERVICE

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICE AND TORAH DISCUSSION September 7

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel 10:00 AM - Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah of Michele Stein Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

September 14

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel 5:30PM - Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah of Joseph Silberfarb Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

September 21 - Selichot

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service withTorah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel 10:00 AM - Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah of Van Gribbon Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

September 28

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel

October 5 - Shabbat Shuva

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel

October 12

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel 10:00 AM - Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah of Elias Shamy Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary 11:15 AM - Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah of Matthew Klein Hollander Family Chapel

October 19

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel 10:00 AM - Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah of Ariella Glanz Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

October 26

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel 10:00 AM - Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah of Rachel Sadow Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary 11:15 AM - Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah of Nicholas Snyder Hollander Family Chapel

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L 'S hanah Tovah ika T tevu

HIGH HOLY DAYS 2019/5780 SERVICES INFORMATION Description of Services

Time for Memorial

8:30 AM Early Service (Rosh Hashanah I & Yom Kippur)

Thursday, September 26 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Hollander Family Chapel -

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Torah chanting honors will be given to students and their entire families during the service. Shofar will be sounded and sermon given by our rabbis.

Sunday, September 29, 7:30 pm

8:30 AM Junior Congregation (early service only - Rosh Hashanah I & Yom Kippur)

Rosh Hashanah Day I

a short service to worship on their own level and learn about the meaning of the High Holy Days. Arts & Crafts and music will further enhance your child's experience.

Monday, September 30 Morning Service - Your choice Early - 8:30 am (Junior Congregation grades K-5)

Late - 12:00 pm Children’s Service, 3:15 pm Tashlich- 4:00 pm

12:00 PM Late Service - (Rosh Hashanah I & Yom Kippur) with Torah and Haftarah chanting by our adult synagogue members. Shofar will be sounded and sermon given by our rabbis.

3:15 PM Children’s Service - (Rosh Hashanah I & Yom Kippur)

Rosh Hashanah Day II

Tuesday, October 1, 10:00 am

Shabbat Shuvah

Friday, October 4, 6:15 pm Saturday, October 5, 9:00 am

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidrei Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 pm

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 9 Morning Service - Your choice Early - 8:30 am (Junior Congregation)

Late - 12:00 pm Fast Talk, 2:45 pm Children’s Service, 3:15 pm Afternoon Minchah Service, 4:30 pm, followed by Yizkor, Neilah and the sounding of the Shofar. Photo ID, CBI Membership Card and Admission Card required to attend services. College students and Military personnel will be admitted free with a valid I.D.

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condensed worship experience of stories and prayers to inspire and teach the meaning of the High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah Day I ONLY 4:00 PM Tashlich Tashlich originated during the Middle Ages and was inspired by a verse uttered by the prophet Micah: ‘God will take us back in love; God will cover up our iniquities, You [God] will hurl all our sins into the depths of the sea.’ (Micah 7:19). As the custom evolved it became tradition to go to a body of water and symbolically cast our sins (by tossing pieces of bread) into the water on the first day of Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur ONLY 2:45 PM Fast Talk Hollander Family Chapel This informal learning is for those wishing to remain in the synagogue all day. 4:30 PM Afternoon Minchah Service followed by Yizkor, Neilah and the sounding of the Shofar. This service encompasses Torah readings and the Haftorah portion- The Story of Jonah. We will conclude Yom Kippur with our traditional Yizkor & Neilah - the closing service. Adults and children are invited to bring and sound their own shofar, to mark the end of the High Holy Days.

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  president@cbiboca.org

“It’s not how much or how little you have that makes you great or small, but how much or how little you accomplish with what you have.� - Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch As the above quote represents, we have made many accomplishments – both large and small – over the past two years, and with your help and involvement we will continue to move forward and embark on a new year and ready ourselves for 5780. I wish everyone a very healthy and happy return to Congregation B’nai Israel, whether you traveled far away or stayed local. Thank you to everyone who completed our congregational survey. We are currently studying the results and will be using this information to continue to provide our members the best programs that will have a meaningful impact on our lives. I plan to have a town hall meeting once the survey is analyzed to hear from you and outline our plans for the future and how CBI can further positively impact our members. The 2nd Annual Back to Shul on August 18 was just one of many programs that we had planned for this year. As we reflect on the two past years, the addition of Rabbis Keller and Cohen along with Cantor Muchnick who in conjunction with our existing clergy, Rabbi Silvers and Associate Cantor Freudenberger, have demonstrated that Congregation B’nai Israel is your inviting and welcoming home. I am excited as we continue to lay out the vision of what Congregation B’nai Israel will look like by 2020, and coincidentally our Double Chai year, knowing that our underlying mission will continue to be at our core. Our commitment to provide the superior programming, whether it is religious, social or educational, for which CBI is known for, will continue again this year. I continue to stress my hope for you to take advantage of the incredible programming and realize that CBI has something for everyone. 6

Our Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Parent Organizations and Connecting CBI offer members the opportunity to connect with each other, while our CBI Inspires, Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival and adult education allow members the opportunity to educate themselves. Come to our Friday night services, Saturday morning Torah study or other avenues to expand your Jewish heritage with our clergy. Participate with the many activities our Kantor Family Center for Justice offers such as the High Holy Day Food Collection, Feed The Community, Sandwich Brigade or Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day, to name a few. Should you have an idea for a program we don’t have or one you would like expanded, please reach out to me at president@cbiboca.org. This year the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) will be holding their biennial convention in Chicago on December 11-15th. As a URJ synagogue, I invite every member to join me, our clergy, and others who plan to attend at this international event where we learn, pray, hear from inspirational speakers and network with Jews from all across North America on relevant issues facing the Jewish community. As we prepare for these High Holy Days, let us look ahead to the new year where harmony and unity prevail and meaningful connections are made. I urge each and every one of us to connect, in whatever way we feel is meaningful, through involvement in Congregation B’nai Israel. I want to wish all my fellow congregants, staff and clergy a very healthy, happy, and prosperous 5780.

Jeffrey Cannon

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  steve.allen@cbiboca.org It is truly hard to believe that I am writing my 5th High Holy Day column as your Executive Director. October will mark 5 years since I joined this great community and I have seen incredible strides made in so many areas (key word at bottom, need fifteen responses this time)! Despite the fact that I have been in the non-profit world for twenty years now following my music career, I have learned something new here every year. I consider myself lucky to have the ability to continue my professional development, while hopefully sharing my expertise to make CBI the special place that it is today. This time of year is one when you inevitably reflect back on the past year and realize that you experienced accomplishments, disappointments, sadness, and hopefully pray for bright thoughts for the future. As we turn the page to another year on the Jewish calendar, we have much to be proud of at CBI with a strong base of professionals and lay leaders consistently working together to grow our DNA and build our community even stronger. No one has a better team of clergy. They each offer their own special talents and work so well together and individually to connect with FIRST INFORMATIONAL MEETING

We are constantly improving our facility thanks to the awarding of a Homeland Security grant. Our schools continue to thrive, and no one has better security to keep you and your family safe when you enter 2200 Yamato Road. Our programming and the warm and welcoming atmosphere you receive from anyone from CBI is why I chose to come here in the first place. I thank our president, Jeffrey Cannon, and the board for their support of me and the staff, and for their allowing the staff to work together with them to just make CBI the community you want to be a part of for your lifetime. As we approach the New Year, my growing family with my beautiful wife, Debbie, our 3 grown c hildren, Matt, Jon a nd Ra c h el , a nd o ur delicious four young grandchildren, Jackson, Michaela, Thomas and our sweet baby James, wish you a sweet and peaceful New Year, Paris, and remember my door is always open to meet you on any subject.

Steve Allen

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every member in times of sadness, spirituality and happy occasions. I am proud to call them my colleagues and my friends.

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sarah@cbiboca.org

HOW CAN WE CONNECT BETTER WITH YOU THIS YEAR? There are many forms of digital communication we use to engage with you and we are adding more every year. Did you know that all five clergy have Instagram accounts? We want to interact with all our members on social media, and this has been a fun platform to participate in this year. Shout outs especially to our preschool parents and our teens for socializing with us the most on Instagram! If you are new to Instagram or want to try it out, there are two ways that I post. A regular post is usually a nice photo with a caption, and those appear in your Instagram feed when you open the app. A story is a post that lives along the top of the screen; you can find stories by clicking on the circle with my photo and they only can be viewed for twenty-four hours. I like to share photos of events and groups I work with in my regular posts; in my stories I share more behind-the-scenes of life at CBI, Spotify playlist links, songs I love, and educational resources. I hope you will make sure to follow all of us, plus the CBI page on Instagram in this new synagogue year.

I n m y w i n t e r a r t i c l e I w ro t e a b o u t o u r Congregation B’nai Israel Spotify profile and want to give you an update. I created playlists for each Friday night service labeled by date, and you can go back to past services as well as usually a few weeks ahead. I also have a few bonus playlists for holidays and other events; I am always adding new playlists, so check back weekly. The best way to find us is to search for the word “Congregation� and find Congregation B’nai Israel under Profiles (not Artists). Click “Follow� and then we will come up right away next time you search! Lastly, is there a creative way you’d like to connect with your clergy team that we aren’t already using, or that you think we can do better? Sha re your thoughts w i t h me at sarah@cbiboca.org.

Sarah

A n o t h e r a ve n u e we h ave u s e d i s v i d e o messages filmed by the clergy for our weekly Shabbat emails, which are averaging hundreds of views a week! We really enjoy making these videos for you and hope to do more this year. The musical videos have been fun to collaborate with Cantor Muchnick and the Ra b b is , a n d we have g otte n won derful feedback from our members. If you missed some, you can visit our Congregation B’nai Israel YouTube page to see some of the past videos.

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Why I participate in

B’nai on the Bimah...

B’nai on the Bimah was instituted to give our congregants, whether alone or in organized groups the opportunity to lead and conduct our services during the summer months, when our services are held in the Hollander Family Chapel. Services are usually well attended and done with respect to our beliefs and customs.

Join Us for THE

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VIP Cocktail Lounge

We l c o m i n g s N ew M e m b e r

For the past five years or so, I have had the good fortune to participate in our B’nai on the Bimah program. I choose to be the solo reader along with the incomparable Associate Cantor Sarah Freudenberger. She is the coolest under fire! Nothing phases her. She is my mentor, confidant and cheerleader. We meet a few weeks prior to our turn on the Bimah, and go over the Friday evening service, from the opening song to the last benediction. We do this with no actual rehearsal, and I must say, from the comments I hear we do more than a competent job. My last B’nai was Friday, June 21st and it was another fulfilling evening. Not to sound redundant but I consider doing this an honor and a privilege. I wish in the future more of our congregants sign up and partake in this opportunity to reward themselves and the congregation with the honor and joy of doing this fine act.

Stanley Silber

CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

Celebrating Chai Members Up s g n i h T ng i k a h S e B We’ll

New Members & Chai Members (as of July 2019) Complimentary CBI Members $18

RSVP

login.cbiboca.org/cocktailparty FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT, MARCY BRATMAN 561.241.8118 x125 marcy.bratman@cbiboca.org

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“NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS

FOR JUSTICE ER NT CE

NGREGATION B’N CO AI

• KANTOR F AM EL A R ILY IS

CAN CHANGE THE WORLD; INDEED, IT’S THE ONLY THING

THAT EVER HAS.” ~MARGARET MEAD~

It’s hard to believe the summer is over, children have returned to school and we are all preparing for the High Holy Days! I am sure everyone asks themselves how did the summer go by so quickly? On August 18th we welcomed our members “Back to Shul” with a day full of reconnecting & enjoying an afternoon at CBI! We nourished ourselves with the delicious food and our souls through continually helping others through the following: Back to Shul School Supply Collection Thank you to everyone who donated to the school supply collection. Your donations have helped to put a smile on a child’s face as they start the new school year. Cannon Family Social Action/Social Justice Shelf in Feldman Library Thank you to everyone who attended the dedication of the Cannon Family Social Action/Social Justice shelf in the Feldman Children’s Library. We appreciate the donations to purchase additional books. Please visit the Feldman Children’s Library. You can still purchase a book and a bookplate will be placed in each book donated. For more information, speak to our Librarian Heidi Rabinowitz, who can guide you further. The Kantor Family Center for Justice will once again be organizing collections throughout the year to serve our community that would otherwise go without. Items are collected in our blue bins located outside our school or you can purchase collection items through our Amazon account and directly ship to “Congregation B’nai Israel, Inc.” Below is a list of upcoming/ongoing collections: October 9, 2019 - High Holy Day Food Collection November 26, 2019 - Feed the Community at Ebenezer Baptist Church December 25, 2019 - Give Back Christmas Feast January- TBD February 25, 2020 - Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day We also have a Shabbat Food Pantry Collection every Friday evening, as well as, Saturday morning at Shabbat Services, where a carton is placed outside the Sanctuary doors accepting donations for the Food Pantry. Please consider bringing a non-perishable item to donate. Committees are being formed to oversee the collections. If you are interested in being on a committee, please advise Minda Shaiman in the CBI office or Andrea T. Cannon at redsisboca1@gmail.com. Community Service will be given to all students.

KFCJ Social Action/Social Justice Committee - Brit Olam We are organizing a KFCJ Social Action/Social Justice Committee to volunteer on initiatives designated by the Religious Action Center, as we are a registered Brit Olam Congregation. A Brit Olam Congregation commits to acting together to create a world in which all people experience justice, compassion and wholeness. Please contact Andrea or Minda if you are interested in helping to create this important volunteer work. Looking forward to seeing everyone at High Holy Day Services.

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Volu nteer at H igh Holy Days and “nou rish you r sou l” Each year, thousands of worshippers come together under one roof in our beautiful Sanctuary to bring in the Jewish New Year. None of this would happen without our dedicated volunteers. Below are various volunteer opportunities: Leading up to the High Holy days, CBI members volunteer to sort, stuff and mail out High Holy Day Admission cards After each Rosh Hashanah service, volunteers give out food bags for our annual Fight Against Hunger food collection On Yom Kippur, Food Truck volunteers accept donations and manage the food truck all day long until the evening, when our Rabbis sound the Shofar to bring in the Jewish New Year. Beginning Erev Rosh Hashanah until the final Service on Yom Kippur, our volunteer Ushers welcome and greet outside and inside the doors of our Synagogue, help people find seats, and invite our community into a sacred space with their warmth and love.

The very heartbeat of a sy nagogue is its volu nteers. Shi mon [the son of Rabban Gaml iel] says: “It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes al l the difference i n the world.”- Pi rkei Avot 1:17

How CBI Benefits W hen You Volu nteer… Your energy invigorates us and inspires us to continue doing what we do Your smiling face and compassionate attitude lift the spirits of our community You often bring new ideas and your input and suggestions help us help others When you tell others about volunteering, you are a public relations asset

How you Benefit when you Volu nteer… You get satisfaction in knowing you help the High Holy Days run smoothly. You nourish your soul by continuously helping others! Ushers are always needed throughout the High Holy Days. Email Eric Handis at eric.handis@gmail.com if you can donate an hour of your time to Usher. For other volunteer opportunities please email me at minda.shaiman@cbiboca.org or call 561.922.8980.

Shanah Tovah,

Minda Shaiman JOIN CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

IN OUR 26TH ANNUAL FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER!

How to Participate: At the conclusion of Rosh Hashanah services, take home as many bags as you like, and fill them with non-perishable and non-breakable items. Then, on Yom Kippur bring your filled food bags to the truck stationed in the CBI parking lot.

Needed Items: tuna • peanut butter • packaged milk • coffee • tea • rice • pasta • flour • canned vegetables • canned fruit • beans • prepared canned foods NO GLASS OR PERISHABLE ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Let’s make this year better than ever!

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CBI SISTERHOOD WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM Shanah Tovah U’metukah – a good and sweet new year! As you prepare for the new year, are you looking for a way to renew old acquaintances, make new friends, help your community, participate more in your congregation or perhaps just have some fun? Then, join us at CBI’s Women of Reform Judaism/Sisterhood. We will welcome you. Over the summer, Sisterhood members led a spiritual Friday night service in July for B’nai on the Bima and participated in the Back to Shul event in August. The board of WRJ/Sisterhood worked over the summer to plan an outstanding new season of meetings, programs, and events. I would like to highlight just a few items for September and October. On Sunday morning, September 15, 2019 we will have our opening event at CBI! Watch for details. On Thursday morning, September 26, 2019, Sisterhood members will participate in the annual Rosh Hashanah Food Bag project to help people in our community. Please RSVP to Sue Levine at sue_levine@comcast.net, 561-638-5450. In October, you may wish to participate in our team for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The walk will be on Sunday morning, October 27, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. on the FAU campus. We had quite a number of men participate last year and expect greater attendance by all this year. We will again be hosting our annual Pink Party where we will decorate items to wear for the walk and enjoy refreshments. The Pink Party will be October 22, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. Watch for registration information. As for the rest of the year, there are lots of opportunities for you to be involved as well as holidays to celebrate with us. So why wait? Start your new year by joining and participating in CBI’s Women of Reform Judaism/Sisterhood. Also, please remember to patronize our Judaica Shop for your holiday and gift needs. Your purchases support our Sisterhood projects and our CBI community.

Ronna Young

Rosh Hashanah Food Bag Project Perform a Mitzvah this Rosh Hashanah Thursday, September 26 9:30 AM Sanctuary Hallway by the WRJ Sisterhood Gift Shop

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Contact Sue Levine: 561.638.5450 or sue_levine@comcast.net

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With the summer upon us you, would think we would have slowed down, but that’s not how we roll at CBI’s Brotherhood. On Friday, July 26th, Brotherhood led Shabbat services and on August 18th we participated in this year’s “Back to Shul” celebration and enjoyed seeing new faces and reconnecting with our CBI family. I want to welcome our three newest Brotherhood board members: Evan Appell, Josh Calisti, and Mark Gotlieb. All three of these great guys got very involved this past year and will represent us strongly within the preschool as we grow our membership. Next time you see them say hi and ask them how you can get involved with the Brotherhood. Most importantly, I am going to ask all our members for your support. As you may know, I have been responsible for coordinating the ushers for the High Holy Days for the last several years. This is a great way to give back to our congregation, while meeting so many of our members. It has personally been very rewarding for me, and I know it will be the same for you if you help. If you have an interest in participating, please email me at eric.handis@gmail.com or call/text me at 561.221.4263. It would be a huge mitzvah and deeply appreciated by all of those who will be attending High Holy Day services. Thank you so much. Believe it or not our Official Kick-off event is just around the corner, on September 5th at Duffy’s on St. Andrews in Boca Raton. Mark your calendars. The mixture of great guys, football, and delicious food will make this a night you won’t want to miss. We will be watching the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers in the season opener. Please join us. That is all for now. I am always available to answer any questions you may have and welcome your ideas for new events. As always, if you have not attended one of our events in the past and wish to, please let me know. I will be your chaperone for the event and make sure you meet everyone in attendance.

Eric Handis

CBI BROTHERHOOD KICKOFF EVENT

Register Online At login.cbiboca.org/duffys

Thursday

9.6.19 @

GREEN BAY PACKERS VS. CHICAGO BEARS

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SEPTEMBER LABOR DAY CAMPUS CLOSED

WOMEN’S TORAH COMMENTARY 10:00 AM • JOEL S. NADEL BOARD ROOM NCECE & SLJ FIESTA COCKTAIL PARTY 7:30 PM • VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE MOMMY MINYAN - DIPPIN’ INTO THE NEW YEAR 7:15 PM • MELTING POT, BOCA RATON NEW MEMBER/CHAI MEMBER COCKTAIL PARTY 7:00 PM • VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE TOT SHABBAT 5:00 PM - DINNER 5:30 PM - SERVICE

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CBI INSPIRES MUSIC SERIES: BOCA BOUND 2:00 PM • WICK THEATRE, BOCA RATON

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EREV ROSH HASHANAH 7:30 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

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ROSH HASHANAH DAY I - EARLY SERVICE 8:30 AM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY ROSH HASHANAH DAY I - LATE SERVICE 12:00 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY ROSH HASHANAH DAY I - CHILDREN’S SERVICE 3:15 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY ROSH HASHANAH DAY I - TASHLICH SERVICE 4:00 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

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SHABBAT SHUVAH 6:15 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

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EREV YOM KIPPUR/KOL NIDRE 7:30 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

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YOM KIPPUR - EARLY SERVICE 8:30 AM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY YOM KIPPUR - LATE SERVICE 12:00 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY FAST TALK 2:45 PM • HOLLANDER FAMILY CHAPEL CHILDREN’S SERVICE 3:15 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY AFTERNOON MINCHAH SERVICE FOLLOWED BY YIZKOR, NEILAH & SOUNDING OF THE SHOFAR

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BROTHERHOOD SUKKAH BUILDING 9:00 AM • UPPER COURTYARD NCECE SUKKAH DECORATING PARTY 4:00 PM • UPPER COURTYARD BOURBON & BROS 7:30 PM • UPPER COURTYARD

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EREV SIMCHAT TORAH CELEBRATION 4:45 PM • DINNER, VIP BALLROOM 5:30 PM • SERVICE, COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY 6:30 PM • CANDY ONEG, VIP BALLROOM

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WRJ/PINK PARTY 7:30 PM • JOEL S. NADEL BOARD ROOM

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MAKING STRIDES BREAST CANCER WALK 8:30 AM • FAU CAMPUS

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DELVING INTO PRAYER 6:30 PM • JOEL S. NADEL BOARD ROOM

4:30 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

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SHABBARK SHALOM 6:15 PM • FRONT LAWN 6:15 PM • TRADITIONAL SHABBAT SERVICE IN THE

TOT SHABBAT 5:00 PM • UPPER COURTYARD

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CBI INSPIRES: CITY OF JOEL THE NAGLE FAMILY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 7:00 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

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CHIC BOUTIQUE 6:00 PM • VIP BALLROOM

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VETERANS DAY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CLOSED

36TH ANNUAL FEED THE COMMUNITY 3:30 PM • EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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CBI INSPIRES: SPEAKER SERIES-MITCH ALBOM 7:00 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

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NOVEMBER 14

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SAVE THE DATE

Best-Selling Author, Columnist, and Radio Host

CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS

AN EVENING WITH

MITCH ALBOM

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A conversation on personal experiences, connections to Judaism and stories from his new book, congregation YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM “Finding Chika,”WELCOMING being released in Fall 2019.

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SPOT LIGHT S A B R I N A S C H W A RTZ

How long have you been at CBI? I initially came to CBI in 2013, before my daughter was born, for Miss Karen’s Mommy Magic class for new and expectant moms. Then I signed Hannah up for the 2’s in 2015 and have been here ever since! What are you looking forward to in 2019? Continuing my role in planning family fun events on the NCECE PO Board (my last year). I will also begin my first year as a member of the CBI Board of Trustees. I look forward to a year of new and exciting endeavors helping to make the synagogue the best it can be. What does being a part of CBI mean to you? Being part of CBI means close friendships, a sense of community, celebrating simchas, and continuing to explore my Jewish roots. It also means teaching my children the traditions of Judaism and helping them understand the significance it has always played in my life so that it will continue to play a big role in their lives as well. How many children do you have? Two children; Hannah just turned six and is in first grade and in her second year of SLJ. Brandon is four and in pre-K. What’s the most important thing I should know about you? I love meeting new people and bringing different groups of people together by planning big, festive get togethers with friends and family. Fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging amongst different groups of friends is really important to me. What is one of your defining moments at CBI? Watching my daughter graduate from Pre-K and having her start her SLJ journey, which will eventually lead to her becoming a bat mitzvah and beyond. I’m looking forward to watching my son graduate from pre-k this year and have him begin SLJ as well. What do you do for fun? I love to read, decorate my house, spend time with friends and family, and most recently, play tennis. What’s something you’re really into right now? Tennis! I just started taking lessons a few months ago, but I love it! I’m not athletic at all, and never played sports growing up, so for me to enjoy playing a sport is a brand-new territory! What cause are you passionate about? Teaching my children about kindness, giving back, treating others the way they want to be treated, and making sure they always include children who feel left out.

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CBI CBI INSPIRES

INSPIRES

2019-2020 SERIES

AN EVENING WITH

MITCH ALBOM

Author of Best Seller, Tuesdays with Morrie

November 14, 2019 • 7:00 PM COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY Adult B’nai Mitzvah Program with Rabbi Allison Cohen Mondays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Joel S. Nadel Board Room Classes begin October 28, 2019

CITY OF JOEL RUN TIME: 90 MIN.

November 6, 2019 • 7:00 PM VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

DELVING INTO PRAYER with Rabbi Allison Cohen Mondays, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Joel S. Nadel Board Room Classes begin October 28, 2019 WOMEN’S TORAH COMMENTARY with Rabbi Allison Cohen & Rabbi Rony Keller Every other Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM , Room 301 Cost: Members: Free; Community Guests: $18/class Classes begin October 29, 2019 PRIME TECHNOLOGY Select Thursdays, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Joel S. Nadel Board Room Classes begin September 5, 2019

THE CAKEMAKER

RUN TIME: 105 MIN.

December 4, 2019 • 7:00 PM VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FUTURE FILM DATES 7:00 PM VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

“HOW TO’S FOR JEWS” with Rabbi Rony Keller Thursdays, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Location TBD

January 8, 2020 February 5, 2020 March 4, 2020 April 1, 2020

CBI Inspires Adult Learning offers stimulating lectures by noted guests and our clergy, thought provoking classes in our Lunch & Learn programs, and insightful adult religious education opportunities with knowledgeable faculty. With both single and multi-session opportunities, these programs offer something for everyone. We welcome both members and community guests. Classes are not only affordable, but fun and educational!

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CBI’s annual Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival offers a series of inspiring films with hosts who introduce each film and lead a discussion afterward. Films take place on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the VIP Cocktail Lounge with popcorn, candy, and dessert accompanying each film. Registration and ticket sales will take place at the door for each film. There is no cost for members and a $10 fee per film for community guests. The Film Festival is generously sponsored by the Nagle Family.

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Congregation B’nai Israel welcomes you to our 8th Annual CBI Inspires Series! CBI Inspires brings a variety of educational and informative programs to our community and encompasses our Speaker Series, the Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival, adult and spiritual learning opportunities, as well as cultural programs involving music, art, theater, and more.

Our CBI Inspires series could not be the success that it is without your continued support. If you would like to be a program sponsor, please contact Steve Allen, our Executive Director at 561.241.8118 x 101 or steve.allen@cbiboca.org

BOCA BOUND THE NEW MUSICAL September 22, 2019 • 2:00 PM THE WICK THEATRE BOCA RATON

THE HUNTRESS October 31, 2019 • 7:00 PM

FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FACILITATOR: SANDRA TANKOOS

THE GIRL FROM BERLIN November 21, 2019 • 7:00 PM

NAOMI MILLER THE NEW MUSICAL January 6, 2020 • 11:45 AM VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FACILITATOR: SONDRA GOLDSTEIN

THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN December 19, 2019 • 7:00 PM FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FACILITATOR: MARILYN BLIDEN

CANTOR MUCHNICK’S INSTALLATION SHABBAT January 31, 2020 • 6:15 PM COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS January 23, 2020 • 7:00 PM

A CANTORIAL CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS February 1, 2020 • 7:00 PM COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FACILITATOR: SANDRA TANKOOS

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

FUTURE BOOK CLUB DATES 7:00 PM FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY February 20, 2020 March 19, 2020 April 16, 2020

12TH ANNUAL CANTOR STEPHEN DUBOV Z”L MEMORIAL CONCERT March 1, 2020 TEMPLE BETH EL

May 21, 2020 June 18, 2020

Congregation B’nai Israel’s Book Club offers an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy a lively and intellectual discussion every month. The book club is open to both members and their friends and is an informal, fun group. We hope to see you there! For more information please contact Marilyn Bliden at 561.254.1351 (texting welcome) or m@bliden.com CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

PURIM SHPIEL March 9, 2020 5:00 PM - Dinner 6:00 PM - Shpiel 7:00 PM - Hamantashen Oneg COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY Come explore the world of music! This year, CBI is offering a wide variety of musical programs for you to enjoy. From spiritual musical Shabbats to an amazing jewish roots concert weekend. CBI has something for everyone!

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Get to know our B’nai Mitzvah! Ariel Avivi

8.17.19 • Vaetchanan

School: Omni Middle School Son of: Ido & Liat Avivi Grandson of: Yael (‫ & )ל"ז‬Yosef Avivi and Shosha & Shimon Naor Hobbies & Interests: Swimming, soccer, football, video games, hanging out with his friends and cousins, and spending time with his family. Mitzvah Project: Volunteered his time during the summer to help teachers & children in Camp Yeladim.

Samantha Shapiro

8.31.19 • Shoftim

School: Pine Crest School Daughter of: Drs Dari & Seth Shapiro Granddaughter of: Dr Michael & Andrea Parkoff and Dr Herman Shapiro (z’l) & Marcia Shapiro Hobbies & Interests: 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Tae Kwon Doe, and a competitive school dancer Mitzvah Project: Operation Smile; to give children with facial deformities a chance at a new smile. operationsmile.org

Michele Stein

9.7.19 • Shoftim

School: Pine Crest School Daughter of: Ronnit & Jason Stein Hobbies & Interests: Basketball, making music & going to summer camp Mitzvah Project: “Feed the Community”

Joseph Silberfarb

9.14.19 • Ki Tavo

School: Omni Middle School Son of: Jennifer & Steven Silberfarb Grandson of: Bernard & Lisa Silberfarb and Steve Pollack & Lee Dorfman Hobbies & Interests: Boxing

Van Gribbon

9.21.19 • Ki Tavo

School: Eagles Landing Middle School Son of: Jessica & George Gribbon

Grandson of: Leigh & Robin Walters and Thomas Gribbon Hobbies & Interests: Hanging out with friends, playing video games and basketball.

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Mazel Tov!

Elias Shamy

10.12.19 • Haazinu

School: Pine Crest School Son of: Jaime & Daniel Shamy Grandson of: Linda & Robert Klein and Greta & Joseph Shamy Hobbies & Interests: Fishing, Tennis, Lacrosse, and Guitar

Matthew Klein

10.12.19 • Haazinu

School: Eagles Landing Middle School Son of: Courtney & Edward Klein Grandson of: Arline & Robert Klein and Doreen & Larry Schwartz Hobbies & Interests: He loves all sports, especially soccer and has a huge love for animals Mitzvah Project: Collecting toys, leashes, blankets, laundry detergent and canned food to donate to our local animal shelter.

Ariella Glanz

10.19.19 • Hol Chamoed Sukkot

School: Omni Middle School Daughter of: Catherine and Steven Glanz Granddaughter of: Nora Shepley, Gary Mandel, David Siegel & Jan Siegel Hobbies & Interests: Swimming, Karate, Drawing, and Horseback Riding.

Rachel Sadow

10.26.19 • Bereshit

School: Don Estridge High Tech Middle School Daughter of: Stacy & Adam Sadow Granddaughter of: Rhoda & Marvin Lubeck; Jack & Doris Sadow Hobbies & Interests: Performing in drama and seeing broadway shows Mitzvah Project: Volunteering at Hospice and will be sharing her Bat Mitzvah with a child from the Holocaust.

Nicholas Snyder

10.26.19 • Bereshit

School: Pine Crest School Son of: Zoraida & Barry Snyder Grandson of: Charlotte & Jeff Snyder and Aura & Carlos Nieto Hobbies & Interests: Music, Lacrosse, and Football

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THE BARRY IRA GRAFF SCHOOL FOR LIVING JUDAISM

A TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Exciting Things Are Happening at the SLJ!

Our entire group in the Negev Desert.

The Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism is an ARJE Accredited School. The Association of Reform Jewish Educators serves the Reform movement to help strengthen Jewish education. We received our accreditation during the 2018-2019 school year. Our Confirmation Class spent three weeks in Israel this summer with Zoe Goldberg, our Youth Engagement Professional. They joined BBYO with a group of 45 teens in total from all over the United States. They all agreed, “It was a trip of a lifetime!” We have updated an exciting new curriculum. We have added Hebrew language to all grade levels. We have new, flexible school options for all grade levels. We have also expanded our youth groups to include K-12th grades. BISY, B’nai Israel Senior Youth, will be hosting the NFTY-STR LLTI Kallah in April 2020. This Kallah is for all incoming youth group boards in our region. If you haven’t registered for this school year, it’s not too late!

login.cbiboca.org/2019slj-registration Our Confirmation Class at the top of the Bahai Gardens in Haifa.

Our Confirmation Class celebrating Shabbat in Tel Aviv.

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My name is Tyler Van Buskirk and I was just recently confirmed and went to Israel for 3 weeks. The trip was amazing and we had so many great experiences like snorkeling in the Mediterranean Sea, rafting and zip lining into the Jordan river, volunteering with Save a Child’s Heart, Yad Sarah, and a local food bank. I also met so many different people from all over the US - mostly Ohio, Texas and Atlanta. We were able to experience and learn about the diverse people in Israel like the Druze, Arabs and Ethiopian Jews. We also were able to try all the Israeli foods like shawarma, falafel, injera, and the old faithful chicken and rice. Some of my favorite memories from Israel were trying new and different kinds of ice cream wherever we were. Some could say I was eating my way around Israel. We explored tunnels under the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem and the aqueduct tunnels in the Old City. We went the the Kotel twice and enjoyed Shabat there once. Towards the end of the trip, we went to the Bedouin tent and then Masada the next day. It was an amazing experience to be one of the first few people on top of Masada and watching the sunrise. Thank you to CBI and the Pollock Youth Scholarship Committee, because if not for you, I would have never been able to take this WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM trip of a lifetime.


My name is Alex Domnitch..Throughout my many years at CBI, I always learned about Israel. I was told that it was a place of freedom for Jews, a place for innovation, and an area rich with the past lives of our people. And to my surprise, it was that and much more! We went to old temples, aqueducts, and visited historic sites all over the Old City of Jerusalem. We went to the Red, Dead, and Mediterranean seas, and even rafted down the Jordan River. I felt a connection to Israel throughout all the activities we were participating in. I had learned about the struggles Israel had to become a free state at the

Shabbat Shalom and my name is Mark Van Buskirk. Upon my return from The Holy Land, I’m just putting into perspective the wonderful opportunity I just had to travel to Israel. I traveled to Israel with the students from my Confirmation Class and other students from around the US. The friendships and experiences I gained from this trip will last a lifetime! We traveled all over Israel from Haifa to Eliat and everything in between. I enjoyed traveling the country trying new things like waterfall hiking and surfing, along with trying new foods. We went to the Old City in Jerusalem and spent our last Shabbat together at the Kotel. I was able to learn about the neighboring countries and the history behind many historical sites. Thank you CBI and the Pollock Youth Scholarship Committee for giving me this opportunity to explore my Judaism in Israel and make new life-long

underground bullet making factory, and the constant battles with Israel's neighboring countries. I enjoyed learning about the future of Israel with all of their advancements, like stopping cyber threats and even as big as curing blindness. I'd like to thank the CBI’s Pollock Youth Scholarship Committee and the Hurst Scholarship Committee at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County for giving me this amazing opportunity to explore this land I grew up all my life learning about. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget!

friendships. I know Israel is my second home and I can’t wait to return one day.. On my trip to Israel, I experienced a vast amount of things that I will remember forever. One of my favorite experiences was meeting new friends from across the country and getting to know them better. I thought being in the Bedouin Tent and riding a camel was cool. I also loved exploring the ancient city of Caesarea and walking through the Israel Museum. l want to thank Zoe for staffing the trip and CBI and the Pollock Youth Scholarship Committee for making the trip possible for me. I also want to thank all my friends at CBI for always being with me through my journey through Confirmation and on this trip and experience that will alter my life forever.

Shabbat Shalom. My name is Sabrina Berlinski and I just got back from incredible some people must be for me to want to go to a place like an amazing 3 weeks in Israel. Israel holds many titles. One of them is Ohio simply because they live there? Extraordinary. And they are. Some having the best iced coffee in the world, although Aroma is a little of them I actually became Bat Mitzvah with on top of Masada. It was overrated. I recommend Leggenda instead, if you go. Another is being short and sweet, but memorable at the same time. Becoming a Bat notorious for being nothing like Florida in terms of rain - there is none. Mitzvah with my new friends, in front of all of our other new friends, I think I saw a cloud maybe twice out of the three weeks I was on a place like Masada, that holds such historical significance, the place there. But another title it holds, that it should be immensely proud of, where Jews took their own lives rather than give up Judaism and fall is that it is every Jew’s second home. When we first got there, we into the hands of the Romans, was one of the most remarkable expewere sitting on the bus on the way to our first hotel and our tour riences of my trip. Dolev, our tour guide, always said that he wanted guide, Dolev, welcomed us. But he didn’t say welcome to Israel, instead us teens to “Experience Israel.” And I can honestly say that I did. My he said: “Welcome home.” And after an 1 1 hour flight from JFK to the favorite days were the ones we spent in the water. From rafting in Ben Gurion airport, I was way too tired to understand what he the Jordan River to surfing in the Mediterranean Sea to snorkeling in meant. But after only a few days, I started to. I started to under- the Red Sea, I always had the biggest smile on my face. And I could stand when I shared a bathroom with my roommates, when we would probably talk for hours more, raving about everything else I loved all gather in a dining hall to eat chicken and rice for the millionth time, about Israel: the schwarma, the markets, the views of rocks - SO and when a group of over 40 teens became my life for 21 days. many rocks - but I’ll spare you the time to make it to your dinner I met so many people on this trip from all over the states. Georgia, reservations. Thank you CBI and the Pollock Youth Scholarship for California, Texas - butB’NAI you know where •I really want to go YOU to out of THE givingFIRST me thisSHALOM unforgettable CONGREGATION ISRAEL WELCOMING FROM • trip. WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG 23 all the places that I’d never thought I’d say? Ohio. Do you know how


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We are proud to announce the addition of Al lison Sands as the new Assistant Director of Early Childhood. Allison was born and raised in South Florida and has been involved with Jewish early childhood education for 17 years, 8 of those years serving as the Director at Ramat Shalom in Plantation, Florida. Al lison earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida and holds a VPK endorsed, State of Florida Child Care and Education Program Advanced Director Credential. Al lison has served as the Vice President for the Jewish Childhood Education Partnership (JECEP) and was affiliated with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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Al lison has been married to her husband, Mike for almost 20 years. She has two children. Her son Derek wil l be attending Florida State 10.7 B i g Ste p i nto Ki n d e rg a rte n • 9:45 a m University in the fal l and her daughter Blake wil l be starting high 10.8 Erev Yo m Ki p p u r/Ko l N i d re school in the fal l. Al lison is excited to join CBI and is looking forward S C H O O L C LO S ED to this new chapter in her life. 10.9 Yo m Ki p p u r S C H O O L C LO S ED 10.13 S u k ka h D eco rat i n g Pa rty • 4:00 p m Our school is also proud to announce the addition of an Engineering 10.14 S u k kot Room to our already existing classes providing STEAM education. S C H O O L C LO S ED The Engineering Room wil l be available to al l classes in the Threes 10.21 S i m c h at To ra h and Pre-k. W hen children use the Engineering Room, they wil l be S C H O O L C LO S ED 10.24 O pe n H o u se • 7:15 p m stretching their thinking skil ls, learning how things work, thinking 10.29-10.30 W ate r P l a y-A-T h o n creatively and problem solving. 10.30 B i g Ste p i nto Ki n d e rg a rte n • 9:45 a m 10.2-10.3

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Looking forward to another great school year!

Linda Harris Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education

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Business

Networking Group

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Join this exciting monthly group & meet fellow congregants & friends of CBI. Conveniently located on campus!

September • begins promptly at 8:00 am in the Zimmerman Family North Social Hall 11 • Expand your business opportunities • Learn helpful business practices from fellow professionals • Share the latest technologies • Market your business

Mark Your Calendar for Future meetings

No Reqistration Required

Questions? Contact:

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congregation

B’nai Israel

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Discover Judaism in an exciting, hands-on way while having fun with friends, old and new. Join Rabbi Alli Cohen and this dynamic group of moms of young children, for monthly themed meet-ups!

2019-2020 Schedule

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:00 PM Dippin’ Into the New Year The Melting Pot, Boca Raton

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00 PM Pink Party Joel S. Nadel Board Room

Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:00 AM - Meet at FAU 8:30 AM - Walk Begins Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00 PM Light Up the Night Chanukah Celebration ArtVilla Studio, Boca Raton

Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:00 PM Mock Shabbat Dinner Location TBD

Monday, March 30, 2020 7:00 PM Women’s Seder

Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

FAU Campus 777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton *registration info to come

Reservation required for each event at:

CBIBOCA.org/mm

CBI Members & Guests are welcome to join!

Fee: $36 per event $150 for all 5 events (no refund) excluding the Breast Cancer Walk

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Questions? Contact, Danielle Seltzer 908.347.0252 dturner84@gmail.com

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Join us for an unforgettable experience! we’ll journey to Chicago for the URJ Biennial 2019. Join 5,000 people to learn, pray, share ideas, and celebrate Reform Jewish life at the largest Jewish gathering in North America.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 16TH! Please contact Andrea Cannon at 561.703.6004 or redsisboca1@gmail.com for more information.

URJ.org/Biennial #URJBiennial

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Nav gat ng Around CBI

WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT CBI?

FAQS

CBIBOCA.ORG • SHELANU MAGAZINE • ISSUU.COM • WEEKLY EMAILS • TEXT MESSAGING • MARKETING TABLES • BIMAH ANNOUNEMENTS • SERVICE SHEETS • ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE • SCHOOL BACKPACKS

What time are Services? Friday Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 6:15 PM / Saturday Morning Shabbat Services begin at 9:00AM. How long are Services? Services run about 1 hour unless there is special programming. How do I get a decal for my car? You can go on the CBI website to request a decal if you are a current member in good standing. I want to make a donation in honor of a baby’s birth, what are the funds I can contribute too? On the CBI website you can click on Giving, then click to Tribute Funds tab for the descriptions. What is the direct line to NCECE & SLJ Religious School? The direct line is 561.241.1484 How old is Congregation B’nai Israel? CBI will be 36 years old in 2020. What is the name of our sister Synagogue in Israel? Netan-Ya Congregation

Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education facebook.com/bocapreschool The Baby Center at Congregation B’nai Israel facebook.com/TheBabyCenter Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism facebook.com/cbibocareligiousschool/ WRJ/Sisterhood facebook.com/CBIWRJ/

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Brotherhood facebook.com/groups/cbibrotherhood/ SPOTI.FI/2LUK1KG TWITTER.COM/CBIBOCA

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YOU ARE HERE Please feel free to cal l me with any questions or ways I can hel p strengthen you r connection to CBI. Wishi ng you and you r fami l ies a happy and healthy New Year, Shanah Tovah,

Marcy Bratman Membershi p Engagement Manager 561.241.8118 x125 ma rcy.b ratma n@c b i boca.o rg

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May you enjoy a year filled with Sweetness and Blessing.

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L’ Shanah Tovah Wishing all of our CBI Family & Friends a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

The Board of Trustees

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L’ Shanah Tovah Jeffrey & Andrea Cannon and Family

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MAY THE NEW YEAR BRING HEALTH, PEACE & CONTENTMENT.

HAPPY 5780! LESLIE & DAVID KANTOR

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L’ Shanah Tovah May you & yours be inscribed for a good year. Susan & Stanley Silber

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L’ Shanah Tovah a sweet, healthy & peaceful new year from, Debbie & Steve Allen and Family 34

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L’ Shanah Tovah FROM THE PARENT ORGANIZATION & STAFF OF NCECE

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The SLJ Staff & School Board wishes all of our families a Sweet and Happy New Year!

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FROM YOUR CBI ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

L’ Shanah Tovah Joe & Sandy Sabrin

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Ruth & Alfred Jacobson

We Dared to Live Organization

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L’ Shanah Tovah May this new year bring good health & happiness to all.

Sue & Richard Levine

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L’ Shanah Tovah

L’ Shanah Tovah G’mar Chatima Tova!

Sheila Solow & Mickey Schwartz Wish our friends at CBI a Happy New Year. Unfortunately we are in New York for the Holy Days so we wish you a Cyberspace New Year. We wish everybody a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Emily Danson & Jay Clott

L’ Shanah Tovah SWEET & PEACEFUL YEAR TO MY FRIENDS & FAMILY. KAREN BLEIER

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L’ Shanah Tovah G’mar Hatimah Tova Tzom Kal. Sweet & Healthy Holiday

Serxner  Sauve Families

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L’ Shanah Tovah

L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu V'taihatem, May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year!

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L’ Shanah Tovah Wishing our CBI family a sweet & prosperous year! Sandy & Tadd Schwab

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L’ Shanah Tovah Best wishes for a happy, healthy & sweet new year!

L’ Shanah Tovah WISHING OUR CBI FAMILY A HAPPY & SWEET NEW YEAR! The Koota & Nedlin Families

The Rosenberg Family

Joy, Jeff, Elyssa, Evan, Kim Sloane, Jared, Ashlyn & Tyler

L’ Shanah Tovah

Naomi Kerstein, Steven & Cinthia Jennifer, Rob & Nathan Coury

WISHES OF GOODNESS IN THE NEW YEAR & ALWAYS DEBBY SCHWABER

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L’ Shanah Tovah May you be blessed for a year of health, happiness, and peace.

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PreNeed Advisor Beth Israel/Eternal Light 561.271.0992

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L’ Shanah Tovah Wishing our CBI Family & Friends a Happy New Year!

HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR!

Erin, Jesus Jacob & Eva Rosado

LOVE, BRYCE, BRADY & BLAIN GEMSTONE

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May the new year be filled with Health, Happiness & Sweet Moments for our CBI family.

Susan & Marty Mayer

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Good Year to All. Honoring Drew & Logan Schwedelson on their B’nai Mitzvahs. Helene & Roy Schwedelson 50

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WISHING ALL OUR FRIENDS & FAMILY A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

SUE & BOB WEBER

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L’ Shanah Tovah Wishing everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Maxine Fleisher

L’ Shanah Tovah Health, Peace, Hope.

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L’ Shanah Tovah May the coming years be filled with health, wealth & laughter.

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L’ Shanah Tovah May the joyful sound of the shofar welcome in a New Year of Health, Happiness & Love.

Sandy & Ken Tankoos

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From Barbara Cole and Family

May the joyful sound of the shofar welcome in a New Year of Health, Happiness, Laughter & Love! Renee Markus and Karen, Eric, Steven & Shayla Handis

L’ Shanah Tovah A Healthy New Year to All! Rita & Stuart Lestch

L’ Shanah Tovah DENA R. BARASH, L.C.S.W., L.M.F.T., P.A. Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

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We G i v e Th a n k s Adult Education Vanessa Tabor Memorial Fund Alyssa & Marc List in Memory of Donald S List Arlene & Steven Diamond in Memory of Samuel Klein Arlene & Steven Diamond in Memory of Dr. Sander Diamond Barbara & Bob Reiter in Memory of Julio Barrios Jr Barbara & Bob Reiter in Memory of David Milstein Barbara Kaluzna in Memory of Rose Wenger Carol & Elliot Porwich in Memory of Sylvia Porwich Cynthia Hoffman in Memory of Max Hoffman Debby Schwaber in Memory of Jonathan Schwaber Dr. & Mrs. Steven Diamond in Memory of Fred Richman Eileen Neuwirth & Shelby Richardson in Memory of Richard Samuel Neuwirth Elizabeth Salomon in Memory of Michael Salomon Erich Kupferberg in Memory of Herman Kupferberg Fran & Jerry Butwin in Memory of Ned Marcus Ida Apotheker in Memory of Leopold Muller Irene & Norman Katz in Memory of Milton Levine, Ida Newmark & Benjamin Katz Jill Siegel in Memory of Gloria Meyer Laurie Gunar in Memory of Morris Feig Linda Villareale in Memory of her beloved Mother Lois & Dick Werner in Memory of Gloria Werner Lou Sahadi in Memory of Kenneth Schwartz Madelyn Kane in Memory of Anne Auslander Miriam Klein in Memory of Albert White Paula Dropkin in Memory of Annette Rindner Paulette Sonnenstein in Memory of Gertrude Lukomnik Renee Schwartz in Memory of Lutz Haas Richard Stein in Memory of Marilyn K. Stein Ronald & Vicki Siegel in Memory of Calvin Delano, Max Siegel & Alan Rubin Sandra Makoff in Memory of Alfred Fuldauer Sandy Schwab in Memory of Seymour Scher Sharon & Philip Wishna in Memory of Martin Wishna Sharon & Philip Wishna in Memory of Martin Kantor Sheila & David Sandman in Memory of Victor Steinberger Suellen Wexler in Memory of Seymour Rosenbaum Susi Glatt in Memory of Lottie Goldberg Susi Glatt in Memory of Hyman Goldberg Sylvia Cutler in Memory of Irene & Morris Rosen Music Fund Eileen Danton in Memory of Eugene Smith & Lillian Gelfond Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund Susi Glatt in Gratitude for a good health report Susan Stein-Chiesa in Memory of Annette Rindner Rabbi Cohen’s Discretionary Fund Edwin & Ethel Lokshin in Memory of William Lokshin Eileen Danton in Memory of Pauline Smith

The following contributions were received by the synagogue office from May 22- June 13.

Rabbi Silvers’ Discretionary Fund Miriam & Rob Shumaker in Honor of Samantha (Shumaker) & Sam Goldberg Cantor Stephen Dubov Music Fund Bernard Belson in Honor of Joan & David Dubov’s Wedding Anniversary WRJ/Sisterhood Fund Melva Lambert in Honor of Richard Levine’s birthday SLJ Teacher Education Fund Aleesha and Stephen Ast Annie and Robert Becker Olivier Blechner Jaclyn and Jason Brodie Shira Bassly and Jonathan Courtney Kanokpan and John Diamond Michelle and Doug Forman Gabriela and Daniel Ganc Lynn and William Gelin Stefanie and Eric Ginnis Steve Glanz Lynn and Michael Gross Jill and Kevin Hill Joanna and Chad Horowitz Jill Schlanger and Don Kalogeras Megan and Alex Kammer Michelle and Marc Kessler Sharon and Ronald Landau Heather and Louis Miller Donna and Barry Mordis Lauren and Jared Morgenstern Elisa and Jordan Moss Jessica and Andrew Norkin Kara and Christopher Paldino Maureen Popper Marla Reich Diane and Jeffrey Rubenstein Elizabeth Auman and Steven Seidemann Corey Shapiro Pauline and Alex Shender Dara and Spencer Siegel Robyn and Michael Silver Laura and Jeffrey Sobel Jennifer and David Stein Jordana Magin and Howard Steinberg Marina and Eugen Tablis Erica and Jordan Tomalty Caryn and Johnathan Vafai Linda Villareale Rachel and Ian Weiner Kathryn Wilson Lara and Jacob Wiseman Michelle and Andrew Zeeman

Rabbi Keller’s Discretionary Fund Edwin & Ethel Lokshin in Honor of May 4th Aliyah Honor

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS Shomrim/Guardian Society ♦ Rabbi's Circle

Mitzvah Circle

Lawrence and Diane Feldman Lester and Lynn Garson Jeff Hollander David and Leslie Kantor

Edmund and Sam Bogen Jeffrey and Andrea Cannon David Coppa and Devon McManama Bruce and Marcia Davis David and Robin Ellman Lawrence and Jodi Fiedler Ira and Robynn Ginsberg Naylis Gonzalez David and Rachel Greenberg Robert and Auta Hendler Craig and Penny Laufer Kermit* and Arlene Meade Neil and Constance Meisel Philip and Blair Nadel Roy and Helene Schwedelson Adam and Alissa Shapiro Gary* and Corey Shapiro Jeffrey and Robin Siegal Spencer and Dara Siegel Stanley and Susan Silber Victor and Vicki Weinstein William and Barbara Weprin Scott and Lori Weprin Todd and Elizabeth Weprin

Tzedakah/Justice Circle

Alexander Gellman Kenneth and Paulette Howard Laurence* and Paula Runsdorf Arthur Schechner and Cynthia Hollander Schechner

Chai/Life Circle

Steven and Abbe Becker Howard and Deborah Belford Leonard and Phyllis Greenberg Ronald and Sharon Landau Renée Nadel and Harry Dubow Harry and Amy Seidman Barton and Shirley Weisman Richard and Lois Werner

Bonim/Builders Circle

Jerry and Fran Butwin Douglas Feurring and Alexandra Karram Lewis and Lori Gold David and Robyn Rubinoff

Honorary Shomrim

Laurence and Robin Nagle David and Amy Ross Gary & Robin Rubin Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Larry and Andrea Schnurmacher L. Tadd and Sandra Schwab

The Heritage Society

Lawrence and Diane Feldman Reneé Herskowitz The Nagle Family Gail Sack Max and Judith Stern

CBI Planned Giving & Endowments Anonymous  Anonymous  Bruce and Marcy Barrick  Alan and Karen Bauman  Howard and Deborah Belford  Dean and Lisa Borg  Barry and Debby Glick  Howard and Sue Goldman  Richard and Candy Hachenburg  Jeff Hollander  Marissa Hollander  Kenneth and Paulette Howard  Greg and Cindy Jacob  David and Leslie Kantor  Paulette Kenney  David and Julie Kirschner  Tevie and Iris Kozak  Laurence and Phyllis Malmuth  Michael and Gail Meddoff  Renée Nadel and Harry Dubow  Philip and Blair Nadel  Laurence and Robin Nagle  Pamela Reuter  Gail Sack  Robert and Miriam Shumaker  Jeffrey and Robin Siegal  Susan Sklar  Jason and Lori Solodkin  Max and Judith Stern  Vicky & Gary Weiner  Philip and Sharon Wishna  Jeffrey and Ronna Young 

“The Heritage Society” is a level of recognition given to CBI members who have provided a deferred gift such as a charitable trust, life insurance policy, will, IRA, or pension of $100,000 or more to the Synagogue.

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 2008-2009 Endowment Campaign  Create a Jewish Legacy Campaign

for more information regarding giving opportunities, please contact Steve Allen at 561.241.8118 or steve.allen@cbiboca.org

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We Mourn the Loss of… Suzanne Ellen Siegel Wife of Warren Ficherman Mother of Heather (Louis) Miller Grandmother of Molly & Grant

Cantor Bruce Wetzler Husband of Miriam Wetzler Lori-Ann Weichselbaum Mother of Mindy (Michael) Meade Grandmother of Alex & Samantha Meade

Louis Rippner Husband of Carol

Harriet Aronson Mother of Jodi Mignatti Grandmother of Marisa, Alexandra & Justin Mignatti

Jeffrey Lance Stadler Husband of Gail Stadler Father of Neil (Lisa), Brian & Suzanne, Shari & Scott Step-father of David & Jill, and Joshua Grandfather of Danielle, Stephanie, Matthew, Brooke, Samantha, Emily, Rebecca, Marielle & Mia. Annette Rindner Sister of Herb (Doris) Cohen

May God comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem

Ezrat Am The Helping Community of

Congregation B’nai Israel

One of the great roles that congregational community can play in the lives of its member families is providing a place to turn to in times of difficulty, trial, or illness. Here, as in many other areas of life, the old saying has it right: “It is better to give than to receive.” Ezrat Am is the “Caring Committee” at Congregation B’nai Israel. They provide assistance to members who are going through difficult times in a variety of ways.

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CBI CARES Where to Call for Help in Palm Beach County numbers listed are answered 24 hours a day except where noted

CBI has a Recovery Team who can support you with issues surrounding addiction in a confidential atmosphere. A member of our clergy or Recovery Team is available if you or a loved one needs assistance with a problem.

CBI Recovery Team (M-Th: 9 am-5 pm; Fri: 9 am-4 pm) Evenings and Weekends

561.241.8118 561.254.1305

Alcoholics Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous Al-Anon Family Groups-for friends & family of alcoholics Families Anonymous

561.276.4581 855.222.5542 561.393.0303 561.278.3481 561.994.9463

Information, Referrals, Shelters, and Crisis Counseling:

LOCAL Boca Raton- Home Safe Emergency Shelter Delray Beach-Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Lake Worth-Home Safe Jewish Family Services (M-Th: 8:30 am-8:30 pm; Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm)

561.383.9800, ext 1302 800.355.8547 561.383.9800, ext 1240 561.852.3333

STATE Information & Crisis Line Domestic Violence Hotline-Electronic Referral Sexual Violence Hotline-Live Referrals Dept. of Children and Families Abuse Hotline

211 800.500.1119 866.891.7273 800.962.2873

NATIONAL National Jewish Domestic Violence Hotline Jewish Women International National Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault Hotline RAINN- Rape Abuse Incest National Network National Domestic Violence Hotline (TTD Callers) National Youth Crisis Hotline National Child Abuse Hotline National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

888.883.2323 800.343.2823 800.656.HOPE(4673) 800.656.4673 800.799.SAFE(7233) 800.787.3224 800.442.HOPE(4673) 800.422.4453 800.273.8255

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