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shelanu VOLUME XXXV • ISSUE 4

JANUARY • TEVET/SHEVAT 5780

to learn more about cantor muchnick & his installation see pages 8-11

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

Robyn Rubinoff

VP of Development vpdevelopment@cbiboca.org

VP Education vpeducation@cbiboca.org

Stanley Silber

David Hollander

VP Financial & Asset Management vpfinance@cbiboca.org

VP of Communications vpcommunications@cbiboca.org

Sharon Landau

RABBI KELLER 3 SERVICE SCHEDULE

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JEFFREY CANNON

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STEVE ALLEN

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CANTOR MUCHNICK

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SISTERHOOD 14 BROTHERHOOD 15 KANTOR FAMILY CENTER FOR JUSTICE

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CALENDAR

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CBI INSPIRES SERIES

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B’NAI MITZVAHS

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YOUTH GROUP

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SLJ

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SPOTLIGHT

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NCECE

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SHOMRIM

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WE GIVE THANKS

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Vicky Weiner

VP Administration vpadministration@cbiboca.org

VP Strategic & Long Range Planning vpstrategicplanning@cbiboca.org

Board of Trustees

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

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

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.

Editorial

Your input and comments are welcome and appreciated. Email messages can be directed to shelanu@cbiboca.org.

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Past Presidents

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  rabbikeller@cbiboca.org Shalom Everyone, It’s been a short few months since we met together for the high holidays. Since then, the temperature has cooled, and we’ve said goodbye to 2019. Now, as we enter a new secular year together, I think it’s time to start checking off the list of our “resolutions.â€? As I mentioned those months ago, one of the resolutions that we should all make is to travel to Israel. The pilgrimage will be June 6th – 19th 2020. Don’t forget that 2/3 of American Jews have not been to Israel, don’t be part of that percentage. Beach vacations and fancy electronics are lovely but there is nothing more worth the money than seeing Israel for yourself. Digging in the sand in Sanibel is fun, but can it compare to digging your hands into the Israeli soil at an archeological site? Holding a new smartphone is exciting, but is it the same as holding a freshly baked pita stuffed with falafel in Jerusalem? Getting a spa treatment is relaxing, but is it better than slathering yourself with mud and floating in the Dead Sea? Experience Israel for yourself! How can anyone have a true opinion on Israel, a feeling, or a connection without having his/her own feet standing on that land? Our 2020 trip will travel to several cities in Northern Israel, as well as Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Masada, and the Dead Sea. It’s going to be fabulous, fun, and unforgettable. Here are a couple of questions to spark your enthusiasm for your trip: • What is the name of Israel’s official airline? • How do you say plane in Hebrew? • Israel is the size of Florida? T/F • What is Yotvata? • Name at least one product that Israel exports. • In what city would you find Har Herzl? • In what city (specifically) would you find Israel’s airport? • What color are the Israeli taxi cabs? *answers can be emailed directly to me Lisa, Aviv, Leor and I look forward to you joining us on our adventure in Israel. THIS year in Jerusalem!

Rabbi Keller Senior Associate Rabbi CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

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Shabbat S erv ices Friday Evening Shabbat Services

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICE AND TORAH DISCUSSION

Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

January 3

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SHABBAT SERVICE & BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS

January 10

5:00 PM - TOT SHABBAT 5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SHABBAT SERVICE

January 17

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SHABBAT SERVICE HONORING MLK & ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS

January 24

SHABBAT UNPLUGGED UNDER THE STARS 5:15 PM - PIZZA DINNER 6:15 PM - SERVICE 7:15 PM - S’MORES ONEG

January 4

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

January 11

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion

Hollander Family Chapel 10:00 AM- Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah of Madeline Gross Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

January 18 9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel

4:45 PM - Mincha Service/Bat Mitzvah of

Sophie Tucker Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

January 25

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

January 31

10:00 AM - Shabbat Service / Bat Mitzvah of 6:15 PM - SHABBAT SERVICE & INSTALLATION OF CANTOR DAVID MUCHNICK

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FREE BABYSITTING! FRIDAY NIGHTs • Cohen/friedkin sanctuary saturday mornings • hollander family chapel 4

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SHABBAT UNDER THE STARS Join us for a casual service led by our BISY Teens as we bring in Shabbat!

Friday, January 24 5:15 PM - Pizza Dinner

SPONSORED SPONSORED BY BY THE THE CBI CBI BROTHERHOOD BROTHERHOOD

(registration required)

6:15 PM - Service 7:15 PM - S’mores Oneg @ The Fire Pit

DINNER:

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  president@cbiboca.org

“No matter how a family comes together, and no matter how it comes apart, this is true and will always be true, you cannot lose a child� ~ Mitch Albom It is January and we not only turn the calendar forward and usher in a new year, but we also welcome in a new decade. As the adage goes, the days pass slowly but the years fly by; it seems we only just rejoiced with the coming of 2019. Regardless of the passage of time, all of us at Congregation B’nai Israel are deeply involved with continuing forward with our DNA – To make life’s Jewish journey more meaningful together. In December, I had the pleasure to attend the URJ Biennial in Chicago. The overreaching theme was how we as Reform Jews need to continue to strive to embrace creativity and collaboration with the core concept of “how might Jewish education and engagement, be a catalyst for a more whole, just and compassionate world�. At CBI we have understood the need for a redesign in relationship engagement and I hope, you have and continue to witness these changes as the year progresses. As I have written for several years now, Reform Judaism must keep moving, moving towards inclusivity, engagement and social action. Congregation B’nai Israel is not only taking the gauntlet but also elevating it. Our rich, diverse yet informative programs such as The Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival, CBI Book Club, and Women of the Wall & Struggle for Religious Pluralism in Israel, as Anat Hoffman spoke of last month, shows Congregation B’nai Israel’s commitment to take the lead on social issues facing Jewish life today. Our special CBI Talks programming which featured Mitch Albom on November 14th offered us a glimpse on how unorthodox 6

paths take us to places we never imagined and interacting with people that make us all better. Continuing in January and through February, we have worked hard to continue our commitment to inclusivity, member engagement and social action. Please mark your calendars for the last weekend in January (January 31February 1) as we celebrate (and sing along with) Cantor Muchnick’s installation weekend. Beginning Friday night with a dinner and special Shabbat service and continuing Saturday February 1, with a concert and dessert reception, this promises to be an event you won’t want to miss. Please contact Steve Allen to be a sponsor and memorialize this weekend with recognition in the ad journal. As a congregation deeply rooted in social action and social justice, please mark your calendars for February 23 as we come together for our annual Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day. Like the Mitzvah Days of yea rs pa st, we will set a s i d e t he day to connect the souls of our members with the heart of our local community with activities for us to promote our Jewish identity and a forum for each of us to engage and interact with our fellow CBI-family members. With your help, involvement and love, Congregation B’nai Israel will be a guiding light towards inclusivity, engagement, social action for many many years to come.

Jeffrey Cannon President

WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM


  steve.allen@cbiboca.org

While the secular new year of 2020 is here, the turning of the calendar page is always a reminder of what we are planning to present at CBI in regards to programming and services to keep our warm and welcoming feeling going through meaningful programs and services. While we continue to exemplify our moniker of “Congregation with a Conscience,� with our recently concluded Feed the Community and our Christmas Giveback Program at several locations, we look ahead to many events in January. I need to focus on one special weekend in particular at the end of the month when CBI will officially install Cantor David Muchnick as our Senior Cantor. Dignitaries from the ACC (American Conference of Cantors) will be attending our special Friday night Shabbat Installation service on January 31, and I urge all of you to come as well to honor this sacred moment in the life of the congregation and for Cantor Muchnick. Our Cantor has added so much to the spirituality of our services with his exquisite voice and charming personality that we are lucky to have found him. I can’t tell you how many people have told me what a gem he is both on and off the Bimah. There will be a special Oneg afterwards with a pre service dinner for all our special sponsors. Saturday night February 1, Cantor Muchnick has invited 6 of his closest Cantorial colleagues to perform with him in a concert from Bimah to Broadway where you will see these famous Cantors from all over the country perform in a style you have never seen them perform before. Again, this will be an evening to remember in the life of our congregation, and one I am sure you will not want to miss. Following the concert, all of the attendees are cordially invited to mix and mingle with a special dessert reception catered by VIP, our fabulous in-house caterer. If you have not already reserved your seats or sponsorship by the time you read this, please do so and don’t get shut out as we expect another sellout just like Mitch Albom was back in November. There are so many great things going on at CBI and as usual I encourage you to come see me and discuss thoughts, ideas, suggestions, complaints and compliments. I wish you a wonderful, Superbowl 2020!! Respectfully submitted,

Steve Allen

Executive Director CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

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Cantor David Muchnick’s musical journey began at a very young age. His grandfather was a Rabbi but also had a magnificent voice and his brother – his great uncle- was a Cantor. So his knowledge of Jewish music, history and traditions was engrained at an early age and as a result his appreciation for Judaism is unwavering. By the time he was 8 years old, Muchnick was singing in the synagogue’s children’s choir and from that time on, was singing all the time and developing his voice. He went to Hebrew day school through his middle school years and then was accepted into New World School of the Arts, a performing arts high school in downtown Miami. With the little free time that Muchnick had, he taught himself piano scales, chords, progressions, sight reading and counter-point and eventually learned how to accompany himself and others. Upon graduation Muchnick received a full music scholarship to the University of Miami and his musical journey truly took off. He finished school with a double Bachelor in Music Education and Judaic Studies a n d a M a s t e r ’s d e g r e e a n d i n v e s t i t u r e a n d w a s ordained as Cantor from Hebrew Union College. Throughout his Cantorial career, fifteen years of which were at the Aventura Jewish Center, he has created temples’ professional choirs, sang at numerous concerts and Services, ran annual Purim Shpiels, ran a religious school and created and developed Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs! Since he joined CBI as Interim Cantor last year, he has brought his passion and talent to our congregation and we are thrilled to be officially installing him at Shabbat services on January 31, 2020 and continue the celebration with a Cantorial Concert on February 1, 2020! 8

Cantor Muchnick WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM


CBI WELCOMES THE MUCHNICK FAMILY

Jordan, Jonah, Cantor David, Dena, Sophie, Alexa, Emersyn

Thank You To Cantor Muchnick’s Musical Weekend Celebration Generous Sponsors Soprano

Barbara & David Hollander Amy & Harry Seidman Alto

Andrea & Jeffrey Cannon Renee Nadel & Harry Dubow

Bass

Sue & Howard Goldman Phyllis & Laurence Malmuth The Mold Inspector Sandy & Tadd Schwab Vicky and Gary Weiner The Richard L. and Lois S. Werner Family Foundation CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

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We cordially invite you to experience a

Musical Celebration Weekend CANTOR DAVID MUCHNICK’S INSTALLATION SHABBAT JANUARY 31 6:15 PM COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY CELEBRATORY ONEG TO FOLLOW

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To Hilary & Matt Rosenthal on the naming of our Sanctuary Rotunda, which will be known as the

Rosenthal Rotunda With Deep Gratitude, Your CBI Family

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congregation

B’nai Israel

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WEEKEND

Friday January 17, 2020 6:15 pm

Congregation B’nai Israel Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary 2200 Yamato Road Boca Raton

CBI Welcomes special guest speaker Pastor Brown from Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Boca Raton to our Shabbat service.

Sunday January 19, 2020 10:45 am

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church 200 NE 12th Street Boca Raton

“ WE ARE NOT MAKE RS OF HISTO RY. WE ARE MADE BY HISTO RY.”

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with an interfaith service with musical selections & spiritual offerings from both congregations.

Please call Minda Shaiman at 561.241.8118 for additional information.

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B’nai Israel CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

2200 YAMATO ROAD BOCA RATON, FL 33431 WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG 561.241.8118

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CBI SISTERHOOD WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM I hope everyone enjoyed the end of 2019, and I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2020. CBI’s Women of Reform Judaism/Sisterhood finished out last year with Mix, Mingle and Music with Cantor Muchnick in November. That evening included lots of music and fun as well as a very special duet with Cantor and Dena Muchnick. In December, we hosted Menorahs and Mimosas for our Chanukah Party. We lit our Menorahs, told stories about our Menorahs, exchanged gifts in a grab-bag, sang Chanukah songs, crafted Mimosas, and enjoyed refreshments. Coming up in 2020, we will be having a board meeting on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in the Joel S. Nadel Board Room. Any member of Sisterhood may attend the meeting. Among other items, we will be planning our Friday night Shabbat Service, which is scheduled for February 28, 2020. Any member of Sisterhood may participate in helping to lead our Friday night service. In order for you to mark your calendar for 2020, we have the following items already scheduled: 1/27/20 2/28/20 3/23/20 3/30/20 4/20/20 5/7/20 5/14/20 5/31/20

Board Meeting Friday Night Service Led by Sisterhood Board Meeting Women’s Passover Seder Board Meeting and Slate Nominations Mother’s Day Flower Project Election Meeting Social Action Luncheon (off-campus)

As always, if you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, you may reach me at sisterhood@cbiboca.org or 561-306-2930. Looking forward to seeing you in 2020.

Ronna Young

Sisterhood President

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WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM


Usually when I write my Brotherhood articles, I talk about the great events we had or that are planned. Our Brotherhood is a great way for us to socialize and network, but we are so much more. What most people don’t know is that a major mission of ours is to give back to the community. On November 24th several of our members participated in Feed the Community. Feed the Community is what giving back to our local community is all about. Putting on this event did put smiles on the faces of people right here in our backyard. We live in one the most beautiful places in the country, and there is significant wealth here, but there are many people here who are not as fortunate. For over 30 years CBI has partnered with Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church to put on a Thanksgiving feast with turkey, stuffing, sweet potato, collard greens and a bunch of other traditional Thanksgiving treats. In addition, there is music, dancing and crafts to partake in. It is my favorite CBI event of the year hands down because we work together on something that is so meaningful to others. I would like to personally thank Brotherhood members Howie Newmark, Ira Ginsberg, Steven Sobel, Jeffrey Serxner and Howard Fichman for their hard work and huge contributions to this year’s event as well as their hard work in the past. These guys are incredible, and I couldn’t be prouder to work with them year after year. They represent what giving back is all about. In 2020 we will continue to have a full schedule of events to bring our Brotherhood members together. As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please reach out to me at ehandis@1847financial.com or by phone/text at 561-221-4263. I look forward to seeing you again real soon.

Eric Handis

Brotherhood President

CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

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

FOR JUSTICE ER NT CE

NGREGATION B’N CO A I

KANTOR FA L • E MI A R LY IS

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

THAT EVER HAS.” ~MARGARET MEAD~

Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone! Creating Shabbat bags for Sr Citizens *Give Back Xmas Feast Thank you to everyone who volunteered for this activity. Thank you to everyone that donated toys for the toy drive so that every child could go home with a toy that day. We all look forward to volunteering again in December 2020! *Social Action Committee Meeting If you are interested in joining this Committee, please attend one of these scheduled dates by RSVPing to Andrea at redsisboca1@gmail.com Tuesday, January 21st at 7:00 pm Feldman Children’s Library Thursday January 23rd at 11:00 am Joel S. Nadel Board Room.

Gleaning- Location TBD Brighton Gardens Sing with Cantor Muchnick Sandwich Brigade Mugs & Kisses for JFS Seniors Blanket Buddies for Chemo Angels Family Promise Houses for Change- Helping Homeless Families *We will be adding more activities as well. Look for the Brochure in the mail and eblasts for online registration.

Andrea Cannon

Chair, Kantor Family Center for Justice

SAVE THE DATE - FEBRUARY 23rd 27th ANNUAL LORI SKLAR MITZVAH DAY 9:15 am- 1:00 pm Continental Breakfast will be served and for those people still on campus we will serve a light lunch at 12:00. Minda Shiman and I are in the process of planning the activities on and off CBI Campus. Listed are just a few of the Mitzvah activities. We need Captains, so if you are interested, please advise Minda or me. Here is a list of Events/Activities already in the works! Beach Clean Up with a light lunch Visit JARC and play Bingo and have Pizza In Jacobs Shoes will be on our campus collecting and packaging toiletries for homeless Jewish War Veterans and packaging collecting food and clothing - need sorters

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SOCIAL ACTION BOOK DRIVE: PLEASE CONSIDER PURCHASING A SOCIAL ACTION BOOK & DEDICATION BOOK PLATE TO HELP TEACH THE NEXT GENERATION THE IMPORTANCE OF TIKKUN OLAM. Purchase a Social Action Book & Dedication Book Plate for our Library at

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l a u n n A 27th LORI SKLAR

MITZVAH DAY 2.23.20

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COLLECTIONS FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED

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DO A MITZ V AT C BA H I! COMMUNITY OUTREACH

ACTIVITY REGISTRATION BEGINS 2.3.20

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Save the Dates... JANUARY

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CONNECTING CBI BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP 8:00 AM • ZIMMERMAN FAMILY NORTH SOCIAL HALL

NAGLE FAMILY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL KING BIBI 7:00 PM • VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

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TOT SHABBAT 5:00 PM • LOCATION TBD TOWN HALL MEETING 9:00 AM • HOLLANDER FAMILY CHAPEL MLK INTERFAITH SERVICE 11:45 AM • EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CLOSED LET THERE BE JEWISH ROCK: GUITAR CLASS WITH CANTOR SARAH 2:30 PM • HOLLANDER FAMILY CHAPEL CBI INSPIRES: BOOK CLUB THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS 7:00 PM • FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY SHABBAT UNPLUGGED: UNDER THE STARS 5:15 PM - PIZZA DINNER (REGISTER AT LOGIN.CBIBOCA.ORG/SHABBATUNDERTHESTARS) 6:15 PM - SERVICE 7:15 PM - S’MORES ONEG CANTOR DAVID MUCHNICK’S INSTALLATION SHABBAT 6:15 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY CELEBRATORY ONEG TO FOLLOW

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CLOSED ON 1/1 & 1/20

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WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM


FEBRUARY

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NORTH SOCIAL HALL

1 “FROM BIMAH TO BROADWAY”

CANTORIAL CONCERT 7:00 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

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SANDWICH BRIGADE 10:00 AM • ROOM 301 NAGLE FAMILY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL HOLY SILENCE 7:00 PM • VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

HOW TO’S FOR JEWS WITH RABBI KELLER 7:00 PM • JOEL S. NADEL BOARD ROOM

(CLASS DATES ALSO INCLUDE 2/20 & 2/27)

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CBI INSPIRES: BOOK CLUB 7:00 PM • FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

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MOMMY MINYAN MOCK SHABBAT 7:00 PM • LOCATION TBD

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CONNECTING CBI BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP 8:00 AM • ZIMMERMAN FAMILY

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CLOSED ON 2/17 IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENT’S DAY

MARCH 1

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CANTOR STEPHEN DUBOV Z”L MEMORIAL CONCERT

SO IS LIFE WITH JOSH NELSON, ELLEN DRESKIN, ROSALIE WILL, DAN NICHOLS, AND GUEST PERFORMER ELANA ARIAN 3:00 PM • TEMPLE BETH EL

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SANDWICH BRIGADE 10:00 AM • ROOM 301 NAGLE FAMILY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL THE LIGHT OF HOPE 7:00 PM • VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

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SLJ PURIM CARNIVAL & NCECE HAMANTASHEN BAKE DETAILS COMING SOON!

PURIM SHPIEL 5:00 PM - DINNER 6:00 PM - SHPIEL 7:00 PM - HAMANTASHEN ONEG CONNECTING CBI BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP 8:00 AM • ZIMMERMAN FAMILY NORTH SOCIAL HALL

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CBI INSPIRES: BOOK CLUB 7:00 PM • FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

SISTERHOOD/MOMMY MINYAN PASSOVER WOMEN’S SEDER 7:00 PM • ZIMMERMAN FAMILY CNORTH SOCIAL HALL

CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

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CBI CBI INSPIRES

Congregation B’nai Israel welcomes you to our 8th Annual CBI Inspires Series!

INSPIRES

2019-2020 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

SPIRITUAL & MUSICAL WEEKEND CELEBRATION CANTOR MUCHNICK’S INSTALLATION SHABBAT January 31, 2020 • 6:15 PM COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY A CANTORIAL CONCERT WITH SPECIAL GUESTS February 1, 2020 • 7:00 PM COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY PRICING: $72.00 VIP SEATING $40.00 SANCTUARY SEATING FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT CBIBOCA.ORG/MUCHNICK

12TH ANNUAL CANTOR STEPHEN DUBOV Z”L MEMORIAL CONCERT March 1, 2020 3:00 PM TEMPLE BETH EL

PURIM SHPIEL March 9, 2020 5:00 PM - Dinner 6:00 PM - Shpiel 7:00 PM - Hamantashen Oneg COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

RUN TIME: 83 MIN.

KING BIBI

THE LIGHT OF HOPE

January 8, 2020 • 7:00 PM VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

March 4, 2020 • 7:00 PM VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

HOLY SILENCE RUN TIME: 72 MIN.

February 5, 2020 • 7:00 PM VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

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

FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FACILITATOR: SANDRA TANKOOS

RUN TIME: 96 MIN.

KEEPING THE CHANGE

RUN TIME: 95 MIN.

April 1, 2020 • 7:00 PM VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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

THE GRAMMARIANS February 20, 2020 • 7:00 PM

FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FACILITATOR: SANDRA TANKOOS

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 began October 29, 2019

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April 16, 2020 May 21, 2020 June 18, 2020

“HOW TO’S FOR JEWS” with Rabbi Rony Keller Thursdays, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Joel S. Nadel Boardroom

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Mazel Tov!

Get to know ou ri Mitzvah! B’na

Madeline Gross

1.11.2020 • Vayechi

Sophie Tucker

1.18.2020 • Vaeira

School: Bak Middle School of the Arts Daughter of: Lynn & Michael Gross Granddaughter of: Joyce & Robert Spangler, Shari Wagner, Elliott z”l & Sherri Gross Hobbies & Interests: Dancing Mitzvah Project: Collecting Donations for Tri-Country Animal Rescue

School: Eagles Landing Middle School Daughter of: Beth & Gary Tucker Granddaughter of: Ellen & Arnold Gruber, Cynthia & Richard Thaw Hobbies & Interests: Spending Time with Friends

Massiel Wilson

1.25.2020 • Vaeira

School: Pine Crest Daughter of: Dr. Andrea Klemes & Mr. Richard Wilson Granddaughter of: Molly Klemes & Judith Wilson Hobbies & Interests: Music, Acting, Drawing, and Innovating Mitzvah Project: Educating on bullying

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YOUTH GROUP

Many ask me, "Aaron, why do you walk..." Well, here is my story: Freddi Berliner, my loving Aunt, was one of more than 5 million Americans battling Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. She was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of 52, yes FIFTY-TWO! I have personally seen how devastating this disease is, not only for my aunt but more so for our family and her caregivers who were forced to sit by and watch as she slipped away. She beat the disease in August 2018 at the young age of sixty-two, ten years after diagnosis. Some say challenges define a person, but I believe how one may tackle their challenge is the true test. Learning how to cope with Alzheimer’s and trying to determine what I could do to help those suffering was my biggest challenge. When my Aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, a disease I thought only affected grandparents, my family and I became concerned. We all wanted to help and to make a difference in any way we could. We learned this disease is hereditary and for our family, skips a generation meaning my father and uncle could be at risk of Alzheimer’s. Watching my Aunt slip away and having to place her in an assisted living home where she was confined to her bed “without” a voice, I was determined, more than ever, to do something and become an active participant in the fight against Alzheimer’s for her and those who may be affected in the future. I found the Alzheimer's Association when I was a freshman at the University of Central Florida. As I learned more about the Association and the Walk to End Alzheimer's walks around the country, I created a team in honor of my Aunt, Team Freddi. As I fundraised and gathered friends and family to walk with me or donate, I learned even more about the disease and services the Alzheimer's Association provides for patients and families. Since that first walk, I’ve completed walks in Orlando, Florida for four years, New York City, West Palm Beach, and just completed my second walk in Boca Raton! This walk was something completely different for me. Why? I was the 2019 Walk to End

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Alzheimer’s Logistic’s Chair for the Boca Raton walk, which meant the walk day experience was on my shoulders along with all in-kind donations for walk day. I secured about $12,000 of in-kind donations from local business such as First Watch, Bagelworks, Flakowitz, Publix, Trader Joe’s, and so on. The day was perfect, the weather was beautiful and we had about 3,700 participants and raised over $305,000! Personally this year, I am Top 5 for both personal fundraising and team fundraising, and had one of the biggest teams! Team Freddi has raised over $9,000 and I myself raised $5,800. Seeing the community come together for a cause so near and dear to my heart is what truly made it. For me, having the BISY teens out there with Team Freddi was special. Having worked at CBI for the past four years, I have connected with all different levels of students from elementary to middle to high school. The fact that these teens woke up earlier on a Sunday to come support my walk, my team, and myself is something I am extremely grateful for and it means that I am doing more than just teaching, but also having an impact. I thanked each of them for joining my team via text, and was at awe from one particular response from Alec Landau who responded, “You are always there for us, so it is our turn. Hopefully we will make your aunt proud.” To Alec and the rest of BISY who showed up, not only was my aunt looking down extremely proud, but I am super proud of each of you for showing up and walking, giving back to the community and representing BISY and CBI! I might not have been able to accept my Aunt’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, but I have learned to cope by becoming involved and raising funds and educating others about how the disease affects the whole family. I am continuing to encourage others to join me in the fight, so one day a cure will be found to end Alzheimer’s. The end of Alzheimer's starts with me, but it will take all of us to end it.

Aaron Tell

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THE BARRY IRA GRAFF SCHOOL FOR LIVING JUDAISM Kim and Cheryl travelled to Israel with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County in November as part of their twinning program with our sister city, Zichron Yaakov. They taught a lesson to the sixth-grade class at HaChita School, with whom our 7th grade class is twinning! They presented them with gifts from our students and swag from the SLJ and CBI. The two classes are exchanging emails, videos and pictures with each other to bridge the connection between us and Israel!! Our hope is that our 7th graders will continue to correspond with the students at HaChita and when they go to Israel at the end of 10th grade to celebrate their Confirmation, they will get to meet the students in person.

Students from HaChita

made a school-wide presentation to Kim and Cheryl and when Kim and Cheryl returned to CBI, they played the video for our students and gave our students the crafts that were created for them by the Israeli students. This has been a wonderful partnership between CBI, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and Zichron Yaakov, Israel!

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SPOT LIGHT ELI S E S O B EL

Steven and I both came from Conservative homes with grandparents who were even more observant. The sy nagogue was an i mportant part of ou r u pbri ngi ng and ou r fami l ies i nsti l led the i mportance of givi ng back to the commu nity.

favorite food. We gradual ly became more i nvolved. We volu nteered for the next few years, signi ng u p for ou r al lotted 30 mi nutes, and then Steven started to come with us. As ou r boys got older and stronger, they enjoyed the harder jobs l i ke setti ng u p, servi ng food, and cleani ng u p.

Now, thanks to Mi nda Shai man, we hel p al l day on the food col lection truck on Yom Ki ppu r as wel l as al l day at Feed the Commu nity. The lessons it has taug ht al l of us and the friendshi ps that we have made at CBI are priceless and we wi l l carry them throug hout l ife. We are so gratefu l for We did not become members u nti l many years later. I work al l that CBI has given us. We look forward to maki ng many at Donna Klei n Jewish Academy and ou r kids went to school more memories here. there. I n thi rd grade, we moved ou r son Jacob to pu bl ic school and we decided to come back to CBI i n order to mai ntai n his Jewish identity. Ki m Beame, Chery l Epstei n, and Sarah Freudenberger were so hel pfu l with the transition. We also wanted to teach ou r chi ldren the same values that ou r parents had i nsti l led i n us. W hen Steven and I got engaged, we wanted ou r ceremony to be i n a sy nagogue. We chose CBI because of how beautifu l the sanctuary was and how the room just makes you feel at home when you are there.

We started by volu nteeri ng at Feed the Commu nity. They were given 30 mi nutes of volu nteer ti me at the cooler handi ng out ice cream. A l ittle boy came and took 7 ice cream cu ps. Jake went to Ci ndy Jacob to complai n that it was real ly u nfai r and was worried we wou ld ru n out of ice cream for everyone else. Ci ndy explai ned that he may not have had any ice cream si nce this event last year and to let hi m have as many as he wanted. This perspective real ly hit my kids hard and was exactly the lesson we wanted for them. They learned to appreciate what they have and to feel the reward of hel pi ng others. They were so shocked that other kids go a whole year without ice cream, thei r

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SAVE TH E DATES! January 10 • 5:00 PM • Tot Shabbat January 13 • Special Guys Day- Al most 2’s January 14 • Special Guys Day- Pre-K January 15 • Special Guys Day- 3’s January 17 • Special Guys Day- 2’s & Tu rni ng 3’s CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

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The World Zionist Organization (WZO) was founded by Theodor Herzl in 1897. The elections in the United States is crucial for the growth and influence of the Reform Movement in Israel and around the world.

PRE-REGISTER TO VOTE BY SCANNING BELOW

(AND THEN SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM TO ENTER YOUR INFORMATION)

All voting will be online and accessible by mobile devices. It is a simple process and should take 60-90 seconds. For questions or more information, please contact Rabbi Keller at (561) 241-8118 x224 or RabbiKeller@cbiboca.org

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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

Jeffrey and Andrea Cannon David Coppa and Devon McManama Bruce and Marcia Davis Lawrence and Jodi Fiedler Ira and Robynn Ginsberg David and Rachel Greenberg Robert and Auta Hendler Kermit* and Arlene Meade Neil and Constance Meisel Philip and Blair Nadel Roy and Helene Schwedelson Gary* and Corey Shapiro 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 Arthur Schechner and Cynthia Hollander Schechner Howard and Deborah Belford Richard and Lois Werner

Chai/Life Circle

Steven and Abbe Becker Leonard and Phyllis Greenberg Ronald and Sharon Landau Renée Nadel and Harry Dubow Harry and Amy Seidman Barton and Shirley Weisman Renée Herskowitz

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

Bonim/Builders Circle

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

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 G i v e Th a n k s Adult Education Fund Renée Nadel in Memory of Doris Cohen Cantor Muchnick’s Discretionary Fund CBI WRJ/Sisterhood in Appreciation of Cantor Muchnick’s Musical Evening with the WRJ Sisterhood Renée Nadel & Harry Dubow in Memory of Ruth Young, beloved mother of Jeff Young Cantor Freudenberger’s Discretionary Fund Allison & Jay Schwedelson in Honor of Drew & Logan Schwedelson Children’s Education Fund Herbert Wissner Ezrat Am Fund Renee Schwartz in Honor of Susi Glatt for her HHD Chanting of the Torah Doris & Jack Sadow in Honor of Rachel Sadow’s Bat Mitzvah Jason Beame Tribute Fund Joseph & Rhoda Beame KFCJ Fund Renée Nadel & Harry Dubow in Honor of Leslie & David Kantor Andrea & Jeffrey Cannon in Honor of the Birth of Lila Brielle Myra & Tom Shaughnessy in Honor of Matt, Victoria, & Luke Halligan Andrea & Jeffrey Cannon in Memory of Ruth Rothstein Young Andrea & Jeffrey Cannon in Memory of Edgar Otto Memorial Fund Marcy & Bruce Barrick in Honor of CBI’s Amazing Clergy Albert Meltzer in Memory of Loved ones Amy Weishaus in Memory of Ralph Wolpert Annette Sauvé in Memory of Miriam Kopita Arlene & Neil Reger in Memory of Esther Miller Barbara & Bob Reiter in Memory of Abraha Reiter & Fruma Milstein 28

The following contributions were received by the synagogue office from October 8 - December 9

Barbara Lichtenfeld in Memory of Hilda Stern Brenda Olenick in Memory of Ilka Plaschkes Carol & Elliot Porwich in Memory of Matty Schneider Donna Weindruch in Memory of Linda Weindruch Dr. & Mrs. Steven Diamond in Memory of Ruth Klein Dr. & Mrs. Steven Diamond in Memory of William Diamond Dr. & Mrs. Sy Bigayer & Family in Memory of Regina Bigayer Edwin & Charlotte Cohn in Memory of Herman Wapnowitz Edwin & Charlotte Cohn in Memory of Yetta & Charles Cohn Eileen Danton in Memory of Leon Salkind Elaine Weinberg in Memory of Murray Schwartz Ethel Kapner in Memory of Wynne Stern Francine Harris in Memory of John Cappelli Fruma Granofsky in Memory of Mildred Kessel Gerald Gare in Memory of Gertrude Gare Helaine Pomerance in Memory of Morton Binder Helene & Roy Schwedelson in Memory of Abe Schwedelson Ida Apotheker in Memory of Karl J. Apotheker Ina Rae & Neil Fox in Memory of Sophia Weiner Janet Kleinman in Memory of Michael Sider Joseph & Wilda Tashof in Memory of Esmé Tashof Judith Golden in Memory of Charles Brodsky Judith Greenberg in Memory of Morris Arkus Laurence Nagle in Memory of Mollie Nagle Laurie & Stan Kestecher & Family in Memory of Mitchell R. Goldstein Lesley, Andrew, Dylan, Aaron, Jordan Tell in Memory of William Weinstock Leslie Berger in Memory of Judith Kline Madelyn Kane in Memory of Benjamin Kaplan Marc & Deborah Kravit in Memory of Harriet Kravit Melvin Young in Memory of Syd Young Melvin Young in Memory of Iris Young Mr. & Mrs Richard Werner in Memory of Shirley Rauch Mr. & Mrs. Richard Werner in Memory of Dr. Reuben B. Silverstein Myra & Thomas Shaughnessy in Memory of Norah Shaughnessy WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM


We G i v e Th a n k s Myra & Thomas Shaughnessy in Memory of Storm Shaughnessy Paula Dropkin in Memory of Doris Cohen Phil & Sharon Wishna in Memory of Bert Wishna Rita DiGiantomasso in Memory of Ette Mildred Zuckerberg Rosalind Juster in Memory of Stanley Juster & Harry Berman Ruth Citrin in Memory of Loved ones Ruth E Sultan in Memory of Loved ones Ruth Jacobson in Memory of William & Helen Kaplan Sara Hescheles in Memory of Barouh Behar Sigrid & David Feder in Memory of Charles Wolfman Susan & Stanley Silber in Memory of Ruth Rothstein Young Susi Glatt in Memory of Ruth Rothstein Young Suzanne Rubin in Memory of Burton Rubin The Harris and Avivi Families in Memory of Samuel Berger, Rose Berger & Stanley Harris Vicki & Ron Siegel in Memory of Sylvia Siegel & Rhea Delano NCECE Stan Harris Fund Renée Nadel in Memory of Fred Krupp Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund Fran & Jerry Butwin in Memory of Ruth Abrams Nancy & Jerry Hirsch in Memory of Lester S. Smith Susan Stein-Chiesa in Memory of Ruth Rothstein Young Susanne & Melvin Young in Memory of Iris Bernstein Rabbi Cohen’s Discretionary Fund Bilha & Samuel Ron in Honor of Dan Meirson & Sonia Felter Eileen Danton in Memory of Ida Salkind & Ben Chernicoff Ronna & Jeff Young in Memory of Ruth Rothstein Young Irene Alpert

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Rabbi Keller’s Discretionary Fund The Tell & Berliner Family in Appreciation of Rabbi Keller Julie & David Kirschner in Honor of Thomas Kirschner’s Bar Mitzvah Rabbi Silvers’ Discretionary Fund Allison & Jay Schwedelson in Honor of Drew & Logan Schwedelson Fallon Gechter in Honor of Rabbi Silvers Julie & David Kirschner in Honor of Thomas Kirschner’s Bar Mitzvah Michael Zinn in Honor of High Holy Days Myra & Thomas Shaughnessy in Honor of Myra Shaughnessy’s Ark Honor on Yom Kippur Susan & Stanley Silber in Recognition of Rabbi Silvers’ Israel Bond Honor Harry Kutcher Sari Neimark Fund Mandy Wynick in Memory of Marilyn Friedman SLJ Education Fund Renée Nadel & Harry Dubow in Honor of Sam Rubinoff’s Engagement to Jordyn SLJ Teacher Fund Barbara Kaluzna & John Stump in Memory of Jerry Goldmacher Speaker Series Fund George & Karen Silver in Honor of Jessica Aptman Hugh Shafritz in Honor of An Evening with Mitch Albom Neal Berman in Honor of An Evening with Mitch Albom Tzedakah Fund Debra & Allan Kroningold in Honor of Gail & Harvey Lieberman Sandra & Kenneth Tankoos in Honor of Samantha Tankoos WRJ/Sisterhood Fund Annette & Stuart Baine in Memory of Ruth Rothstein Young Rena Dern in Memory of Ruth Rothstein Young

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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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Business

Networking Group

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

January 8

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February 12 March 11 April 8 May 13 June 10

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Call to schedule a pick-up of larger items. (561) 368-3665

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Proceeds from the sale of donated items support scholarships for children and families. Donations are tax deductible; receipts provided.

A friend referred Anna to JFS Connect, JFS’ fee for service case management program for adults with special needs. A JFS Connect experienced case manager linked Jessica to therapeutic services, adult social groups and vocational training. Jessica’s new found independence has provided Anna with a tremendous sense of comfort. WE CAN DO THE SAME FOR YOU. DROP OFF ITEMS TO: Levis JCC Resale Boutique The Shops at University Park 141 NW 20th Street, F5-F7 Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 368-3665 levisjcc.org/resaleboutique

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Cemetery Arrangements for CBI Members • Congregation B’nai Israel has a dedicated section at Star of David in North Lauderdale. • Star of David is a modern, clean facility that has easily accessible plots, peaceful water and paved walkways. It also allows upright headstones (while others only allow markers). The North Lauderdale location provides a convenient location for those who may be traveling in from local airports. • Because we have purchased these plots as a group, we are able to offer our members and their families a discounted rate. • Services may be held at CBI or at the Star of David Funeral Chapel.

For more information contact Marty Mayer Coordinator, Cemetery Committee CBI Member

973.207.9406 martincmayer@gmail.com

*As of the date of printing, CBI has a small number of unsold plots.

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