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shelanu VOLUME XXXV • ISSUE 5

FEBRUARY • SHEVAT/ADAR 5780

27TH ANNUAL LORI SKLAR MITZVAH DAY PAGEs 10-11

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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

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SHOMRIM MEMBERSHIP WE GIVE THANKS

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

James Cohen Larry Feldman Douglas Feurring

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

Stuart Graff Alma Kalfus

Harold Schwalb z"l

Monte Friedkin

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rabbicohen@cbiboca.org Some of the most meaningful memories I have, stem from when I rescued my 130-pound Great Dane, Romeo. My mother and I took Romeo for pet therapy training and then brought him into nursing homes to help reduce anxiety, provide companionship, and to bring emotional support to the residents. In addition, as I love to sing, I would entertain the residents in the hopes of putting a smile on each face. With every visit, my mother and I would leave with a new story to share and a warmth inside, from knowing that we helped to brighten someone’s day, even if just for a little while. It had become part of our weekly routine, as every Sunday we would visit the residents together. At the time, volunteering with patients was a bit out of my comfort zone, but with my mother by my side, I soon learned to see the humanity within each individual. And if you guessed it, yes, this was indeed my mitzvah project as part of becoming a bat mitzvah. Fast forward to this year, my mother became involved with the Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida, a non-profit organization that is healing hearts through horses. After hearing about her experience, I became involved as well, volunteering for some events including the Equestrian Special Olympics. We watched as individuals with various disabilities handled horses through obstacle courses, boosting their self-confidence. Seeing the smiles on their faces was priceless, and their strength and perseverance demonstrated that they are more than their disability. Throughout the years and still today, my mother and I find ourselves making memories together through mitzvot. Being there for others—whether stranger or friend—did not just remain a part of my mitzvah project but became a lesson I had gleaned for how to respond to anyone in need. Doing for others is not part of a checklist but has become

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an ongoing part of my life, bringing meaning not only to those we are helping but also a sense of purpose to me. Unfortunately, I fear that the word mitzvah has become associated with a sense of burden, an unwanted weight of responsibility to give of one’s time. I pray that it can instead be viewed as an opportunity to bring light into the darkness of the world. Fulfilling mitzvot (positive commandments) has more benefits than you might imagine as it: -Helps others, whether we truly ever come to know the extent of our actions -Builds strong social connections to new friends and communities that we work together with -Bonds families, while we observe one another give of our hearts and hands in new ways -Brings perspective and creates resiliency, realizing that we all face challenging times and that it is okay to accept support as well -Increases our gratitude, by helping us recognize the positive in our own lives -Lifts us up with the “helper’s high” and supports our self-esteem from doing good for others -and Creates meaning in our lives, knowing that we are here not just for ourselves but to share our own unique strengths with the world On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020, please join us for the 27th Annual Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day as together we serve our community through a variety of ways visit: www.cbiboca.org/mitzvahday Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson once said, “If you see what needs to be repaired and how to repair it, then you have found a piece of the world that God has left for you to complete.” May we all keep our eyes open to the sacred work that God has entrusted to our care.

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Shabbat S erv ices Friday Evening Shabbat Services

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICE AND TORAH DISCUSSION

Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

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February 7

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

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion

February 14

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion

Hollander Family Chapel

February 8

Hollander Family Chapel

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

February 15

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion

February 21

Hollander Family Chapel

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SHABBAT FOR A CAUSE SERVICE & ANNIVERSARY BLESSINGS

10:00 AM - Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah of

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February 22

5:45 PM - PRE-NOSH 6:15 PM - SHABBAT SERVICE LED BY SISTERHOOD

Samantha Solodkin Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

9:00 AM - Shabbat Service with Torah Discussion Hollander Family Chapel 10:00 AM - Shabbat Service / Bar Mitzvah of Jacob Yaciuk Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

February 29

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

5:30 PM - Shabbat Service / Bat Mitzvah of

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  president@cbiboca.org “Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.â€? - Chaim Weizmann Imagine it’s August 30, 1897 and you are in BaseI, Switzerland. The Basel Program final draft was just completed and unanimously adopted by the First Zionist Congress. A fiery 37-year old Jewish journalist, playwright, political activist and writer from Austria-Hungary was elected your leader. His name is Theodor Herzl. Herzl has just started the Zionist newspaper Die Welt in Vienna and just gave a lecture to the Congress that Jews had no future in Europe; that Europe was too antisemitic to tolerate because each country in Europe had tried antisemitic assimilation. Herzl therefore advocated a mass exodus from Europe to the Judenstaat (to be known as the State of Israel). The First Congress set out four goals: 1) The promotion of the settlement of Jewish agriculturists, artisans, and tradesmen in Palestine; 2) The federation of all Jews into local or general groups, according to the laws of the various countries; 3) The strengthening of the Jewish feeling and consciousness; and 4) Preparatory steps for the attainment of those governmental grants which are necessary to the achievement of the Zionist purpose. At this time, he has never been to Israel. As a representative of the Zionist Congress you were charged with ensuring the orderly operations of the Zionist General Council and you will go on to form the Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Colonial Trust and the Anglo-Palestine Bank. Now imagine it is 1922 and you are listening to your radio. World War I is over and Europe is working to rebuild their decimated economy. News from the League of Nations is that they just created the mandate for Palestine and with it the establishment of a Jewish Agency to represent the Jewish People and cooperate to establish a national home, The Zionist Organization, the same one you attended 25 years ago, was the agency given this status. In 7 years, an expanded agency will be established as a partnership between the Zionist Organization and non-Zionist public Jewish Groups, and Chaim Weitzman will be elected president of this new Jewish Agency: World Zionist Organization. For 6

the next 48 years the World Zionist Organization worked to assist the State of Israel with aliya, immigrant absorption and settlement. Why did I tell you this story? For almost 100 years, the World Zionist Organization has been the organization for Jews living in the diaspora. As a Jew living in the United States it is critical, we have and continue to have a voice in what happens in Israel. The World Zionist Congress is a representative body of the world’s Jewish people. Known as the Parliament of the Jewish People it comprises 500 delegates and meets in Jerusalem every five years. It enables delegates to exert ideological influence on both Israeli society and the global Jewish agenda, as well as allocate financial and other resources to various organizations – including the Reform Movement – in Israel. The 38th World Zionist Congress is scheduled to meet in Jerusalem in 2020; the elections to determine the size of the various delegations that will attend are scheduled to be held from January 21 to March 11, 2020 (MLK Day to Purim). Currently, the United States has 145 delegates in the WZC, the largest single delegation outside Israel. In the 2015 elections, 56 of the 145 delegates (39 percent) represent the Reform Movement and, as a result, have been able to ensure that more than $20 million over five years is being directed to the Israeli Reform Movement. By comparison, the Israeli government annually provides nearly $1.1 billion to Orthodox and Haredi institutions in Israel. A strong election turnout among North America’s Reform Jews and our supporters and allies will ensure that financial resources will continue to flow to our Israeli movement – including Reform congregations and institutions. Voting is quick and easy and I implore everyone to register to vote and vote in the World Zionist Congress elections today.

Jeffrey Cannon President

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Some people look forward to February because it is the shortest month and gets us to March and Spring a little bit quicker. This year is leap year so we have a February 29th. Does anyone know what was the origin of leap year? Not saying I do, I am honestly asking if you know its origin! Code word below. CBI is chock full of events and activities in February as well, and staying with our theme and moniker of the “Congregation with a Conscience� we will be celebrating our biggest Mitzvah Day on Sunday February 23.

staff who tackle that monumental task every year. It also is a time when staff and leadership together begin to plan the master calendar for the upcoming year, keeping in mind the diverse groups of membership we have at CBI, and trying to have events and programs that will keep them engaged in synagogue life and connected to our clergy, schools and staff. There are many exciting and thought-provoking programs planned for the next 3 months as well, so please remember to check our website for the latest happenings.

On that day our members engage in a variety of community-based activities to help those less fortunate and help spread a positive feeling inwardly and outwardly. This year we start the Mitzvah weekend with Friday night’s Shabbat For a Cause on February 21 which will feature several local Jewish organizations present at the Oneg after services so you can learn what they do and see if that is something you feel you want to get involved with. The 5th, 6th and 7th grade students from our Religious School will also be participating in our service. The evening starts at 6:15PM.

The facility will be getting a complete painting over the next few months along with other security improvements granted to us in our successful Homeland Security application and proposal. You will begin to notice all the changes and upgrades as Spring arrives on our facility. There will be new whisky doors, ceramic tiles, new lighting and landscaping added to our campus. Please let us know what you think. As always, I am free to meet with anyone at any time to discuss issues, ideas, complaints, suggestions and to discuss compliments. I wish you a great Winter season. Lastly, remember to contact me about the keyword!

In February as well, the financial committee and staff will already be planning for our 2020/2021 budget. There is much preparation in assembling information from all the departments and Respectfully submitted, planning necessary improvements to our facility at the same time. Kudos to that committee and

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How can we better connect to the Earth? As a child, the book 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth was one of my favorites. I poured over the pages and tried to see how many of the tasks I could do with my family. We faithfully put our recycling out every week and I constantly checked the bottoms of all the plastic in the house to see which we could recycle. As an adult, taking care of our earth is a little more complicated. With the internet at our fingertips we could spend hours researching one food or beauty purchase, and still not be able to determine if it is ok to use. As a parent the landscape is even more confusing. While my children were bathed in Burt’s Bees and clothed in Fuzzibuns cloth diapers, we still agonized over whether to buy organic produce and dairy, and what cleaning products to use when our kids were babies. In Judaism however, we are asked to both think bigger than the minutia of everyday purchases. The quotes on the wall of our Zimmerman Family North Social Hall come to mind:

Here are some next steps: Research environmental issues through the lens of Reform Judaism with the Religious Action Center: RAC.ORG/ENVIRONMENT Plant a tree in Israel with Jewish National Fund: JNF.ORG Learn more about and celebrate Tu BiShvat: REFORMJUDAISM.ORG/JEWISH-HOLIDAYS/TU-BISHVAT Read books about how to make the world a better place: PJLIBRARY.ORG/BOOKS-AND-MUSIC Participate in our 27th annual Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day: CBIBOCA.ORG/MITZVAHDAY

“If you will it, it is no dream‌â€? Theodor Herzl and “It is not for you to complete the work, but neither are you free to abstain from itâ€? Talmud: Avot 2.21 We are called as the Jewish people to care for our earth and its inhabitants. We won’t be able to solve all of its problems, but we can still be a light unto the nations “or l’goyimâ€? and lead the way. We do that here at Congregation B’nai Israel through the activities of our Kantor Family Center for Justice, especially our annual Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day, happening this month on February 23rd. 8

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OUTR For more than two decades, CBI has been celebrating Mitzvah Day, which was a passion of our synagogue member, Lori Sklar, who we lost to breast c a n c e r i n 2 0 0 7 . O n S u n d ay, February 23rd we will once again honor Lori Sklar and come together on a day of “Social Action”- packed opportunities to perform tikkun olam,~repairing the world!

Engaging Mitzvah activities for every age, interest & ability!

OPENING CEREMONY & BREAKFAST • 9:00 AM Pollock Family Courtyard

P l e a s e j o i n u s b e f o r e h e a d i n g t o yo u r o n o r off-campus activities and enjoy a light breakfast with our Clergy and Dignitaries and meet your Activity Captains Activity Captains needed to help with on and off-campus activities. Interested in becoming an activity captain? Please contact Minda Shaiman at minda@cbiboca.org or 561.922.8980. Community service hours awarded for students participating in Mitzvah Day activities. Under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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EACH Mitzvah Day On-Campus Activities • 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Blessing Bag Assembly for Chemo Patients Family Promise Tzedakah Boxes PJ Library Storytime Shabbat Kit Assembly for Jewish Seniors In Jacob’s Shoes- Cleaning shoes for children and adults in need Jewish War Veterans Stamp Project Kid Safe Fingerprinting Magen David Ambulance Tour One Blood-Blood Mobile Touch of Heart Foundation-Create Dream Catchers for Foster Children Welcome Wagon Blankets Sandwhich Brigade Sandwich Making for CROS Ministries, Caring Kitchen & Boys and Girls Club

Mitzvah Day Off-Campus Activities

Gleaning with CROS Ministries, Location TBA • 10:00 AM Beach Clean up with CBI Brotherhood, Spanish River Park • 10:00 AM Singing with Cantor Muchnick, Brighton Gardens of Boca Raton • 11:00 AM Tri-County Animal Rescue, 21287 Boca Rio Rd. • 10:00 AM Boca Helping Hands, 1500 NW 1st Ct. • 10:00 AM Bingo with JARC, 9832 Yamato Rd. • 10:30 AM

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Beginning Wednesday, February 19th Admin Circle 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM AVDA • Boca Helping Hands • Caring Kitchen • The Soup Kitchen • Chemo Angels • In Jacob’s Shoes • JAFCO • Jewish Family Services • Holocaust Survivors • Homeless Veterans • Jewish War Veterans • Tri-County Animal Rescue

For more information about Mitzvah Day, contact Minda Shaiman at minda@cbiboca.org or 561.922.8980 or KFCJ Chair-Andrea Cannon at redsisboca1@gmail.com or 561.703.6004

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CBI SISTERHOOD WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM Did you know that your CBI Women of Reform Judaism is an award-winning Sisterhood? Our last year’s programming of Use Your Voice/ Raise our Voices (which was the combination of Sisterhood’s Friday night service followed by our Women’s Passover Seder) won a WRJ Or Ami honorable mention award, and we will be recognized at WRJ’s Fried Women’s Conference, which will be held from April 30-May 3, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1973, the WRJ Or Ami “Light of My People” Award for Special Achievement in Programming recognizes exemplary social justice, community service, and educational programming that serves as a model for other WRJ Districts and Sisterhoods. Our Sisterhood is also recognized in the WRJ.org website as a 2020 Or Ami award winner.

guitar accompaniment, percussion by Howie Newmark, and readings by women authors. The service is not for women only. Men are not only welcome but are encouraged to attend.

This year, our Friday night service will be on February 28, 2020. If you want to participate in helping to lead this service but have not yet contacted me, stop reading and contact me now. This service will be led by members of our clergy and members of our Sisterhood and will feature music by all women composers,

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Please mark your calendars for March 30, 2020 for our Women’s Passover Seder. RSVP information will be available in the near future. For those of you who had a great time last year, we have lots of new things planned. We will be highlighting women’s empowerment, social justice, women’s rights, and freedom, then and now. Again, this event is not for women only. As always, you can contact me at sisterhood@ cbiboca.org or 561-306-2930. I am looking forward to our service and Seder, and I hope you are, too!

Ronna Young

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2020 (5780) is here and so are new opportunities to connect and bond with our Brotherhood. These past few years it has become evident what sets our Brotherhood apart from other groups is our relaxed and informal atmosphere that is combined with our multi-generational membership. Yes, being a member of our Brotherhood fosters an atmosphere where we can socialize, have fun and cultivate business opportunities together. But we are so much more than that. Our intergenerational backbone is what makes our group so special. It helps to give us a safe space where we can share our diverse points of view in all facets of our Jewish lives. The open and honest sharing of our feelings and ideas regarding Judaism, spirituality, education, tzedakah and social issues gives us all an opportunity to broaden our horizons and grow together as friends. I, for one, am grateful for having witnessed and been part of the bonding of so many friendships that have resulted from everyone’s participation with our great group of guys. I also enjoy hearing about everyone’s life experiences and how those experiences provide us with so many teachable moments as men, parents, brothers and especially as Jews. 2020 (5780) is here and so is your opportunity to step up and become part of our most awesome group of loving, caring and giving Brotherhood guys. Please feel free to share your most inspirational Brotherhood moments with Howie Newmark, 954-650-6742, info@themoldinspector.org or Eric Handis 561-221-4263, ehandis@1847financial.com . Or just give us a call if you want to see what our Brotherhood is all about.

Howie Newmark

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SPOT LIGHT TA D D SC H W A B

As a member of CBI, I have the honor of representi ng CBI as a leader i n the Reform Movement. I serve on the World Union for Progressive Judaism (W U PJ) Board, the g lobal board of the Reform, Progressive and Reconstructionist movements. The W U PJ represents nearly 2 mi l l ion Jews i n 50 cou ntries arou nd the world. It was fou nded i n London i n 1926. The W U PJ oversees Reform and Progressive Judaism throug hout the world. I n this article I want to tel l you about some of the issues we face. We, as American Jews, do not thi nk twice about Rel igious Plu ral ism. Rel igious Plu ral ism is ou r abi l ity to pray as we choose i n ou r rel igious movements (Orthodox/Conservative/ Reform/Reconstructionist). We just fi nd a congregation and joi n and they provide al l we need. Here i n the USA members fu nd congregations. I n other cou ntries governments fu nd rel igious services. I n Israel for example Orthodox rel igious services receive 860 mi l l ion USD whi le Reform and Conservative rel igious services receive 10% of that nu mber. Only Orthodox Rabbi’s can perform l ifecycle events (conversions, fu nerals, weddi ngs etc.). Ou r Conservative friends and we Reform Jews do not have equal rig hts to Orthodox Jews. This is true i n Israel and also some other cou ntries. Althoug h I am not an Israel i, I love Israel and fi nd this u nacceptable. Ou r Reform Movement has more then dou bled i n size i n the last 10 years and is made u p of Israel is, and Jews from arou nd the world. So perhaps you r aski ng, “how do we fix this problem”? The u pcomi ng World Zionist Congress is the answer. At the congress, decisions are made that effect Israel and World Jewry.

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Theodor Herzl establ ished the Zionist Congress i n 1897. I n 1960 the names were changed to World Zionist Congress and World Zionist Organization (WZO), respectively. I had the honor to serve as a W U PJ delegate to the last World Zionist Congress. It was i nteresti ng for me to partici pate i n developi ng meani ngfu l strategies for Israel and identify i ng leaders of the Jewish Agency and other organizations. The Congress actual ly has a “left”, “rig ht”, and “center”. There are 500 delegates who form coal itions to make it al l happen. For me it was a very meani ngfu l l ifelong memory. We al l have the abi l ity to vote for a slate to the u pcomi ng 38th World Zionist Congress this fal l. Let me tel l you about you r opportu nity. W hen you vote, you wi l l be able to choose over a dozen slates representi ng diverse pol itical bel iefs, rel igious denomi nations, and cu ltu ral traditions. Those elected from the United States wi l l joi n delegates from Israel and arou nd the world at the Congress i n Jerusalem i n October 2020. The delegates tru ly do become the i nternational “parl iament of the Jewish People”, to make decisions regardi ng key i nstitutions which al locate nearly one bi l l ion US Dol lars annual ly to su pport Israel and World Jewry (i ncludi ng World Zionist Organization, Jewish National Fu nd, and the Jewish Agency for Israel). Voti ng is more i mportant than ever. The rise of anti-Semitism arou nd the world raises the case to vote, as fu ndi ng to fig ht anti-Semitism is i ncluded.

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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.

REGISTER NOW TO VOTE BY SCANNING BELOW

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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 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

“THE MEGILLAH MAN” PURIM SHPIEL March 9, 2020 5:30 PM - Dinner 6:30 PM - Shpiel 7:30 PM - Hamantashen Oneg COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY THE LIGHT OF HOPE

RUN TIME: 96 MIN.

HOLY SILENCE RUN TIME: 72 MIN.

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

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

KEEPING THE CHANGE

RUN TIME: 95 MIN.

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

THE GRAMMARIANS February 20, 2020 • 7:00 PM

FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FACILITATOR: BOB VOLLMER

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

FUTURE BOOK CLUB DATES 7:00 PM FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

April 16, 2020

THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN MARCH 19, 2020 • 7:00 PM

FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FACILITATOR: MARILYN BLIDEN

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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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 ALZHEIMER’S WORKSHOP March 5 & March 26 2:00 PM Joel S. Nadel Boardroom

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Save the Dates... FEBRUARY

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

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MOMMY MINYAN MOCK SHABBAT 7:00 PM • ZIMMERMAN FAMILY NORTH SOCIAL HALL TU B’SHVAT

CONNECTING CBI BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP 8:00 AM • ZIMMERMAN FAMILY NORTH SOCIAL HALL 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 THE GRAMMARIANS 7:00 PM • FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

B’ NA I

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

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WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM


MARCH 1

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CANTOR STEPHEN DUBOV Z”L MEMORIAL CONCERT

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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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NAGLE FAMILY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL THE LIGHT OF HOPE 7:00 PM • VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE

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ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S 2:00 PM • JOEL S. NADEL BOARD ROOM SLJ PURIM CARNIVAL & NCECE HAMANTASHEN BAKE 10:45 AM - 3:00 PM CBI CAMPUS WIDE

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

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SANDWICH BRIGADE 10:00 AM • ROOM 301

BILLY JOEL PURIM SHPIEL 5:30 PM - DINNER 6:30 PM - SHPIEL 7:30 PM - HAMANTASHEN ONEG

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USHMM PRESENTS “THE UNWANTED” WITH AUTHOR MICHAEL DUBBS AMERICA, AUSCHWITZ & A VILLAGE CAUGHT IN BETWEEN 7:00 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY CBI INSPIRES: BOOK CLUB 7:00 PM • FELDMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES 2:00 PM • JOEL S. NADEL BOARD ROOM SISTERHOOD/MOMMY MINYAN PASSOVER WOMEN’S SEDER 7:00 PM • ZIMMERMAN FAMILY NORTH SOCIAL HALL

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NAGLE FAMILY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL KEEP THE CHANGE 7:00 PM • VIP COCKTAIL LOUNGE EREV PESACH PESACH SIYUM SERVICE 10:00 AM • HOLLANDER FAMILY CHAPEL

PESACH FESTIVAL SERVICE 10:00 AM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY PESACH FESTIVAL SERVICE 5:30 PM • VIP BALLROOM

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THE MORTALITY OF EUTHANASIA with CBI Member Dr. Leonard Berkowitz 2:00 PM • JOEL S. NADEL BOARD ROOM PESACH DAY 7 SERVICE 10:00 AM • HOLLANDER FAMILY CHAPEL

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

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“FROM HOLOCAUST TO HEALING” YOM HASHOAH CEREMONY 6:30 PM • COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

SHABBAT ON THE BEACH 6:15 PM • LOCATION TBD ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CLOSED ON 4/9

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Mazel Tov!

Get to know ou ri Mitzvah! B’na

Samantha Solodkin

2.15.2020 • Yitro

School: Omni Middle School Daughter of: Lori & Jason Solodkin Granddaughter of: Joanne Moskin and Erica & Jeffrey Solodkin Hobbies & Interests: Basketball, hanging out with friends Mitzvah Project: Samantha and some of her close friends supervised an art project during a winter break camp at the JCC with children who have special needs. Samantha has always volunteered over the years at the JCC helping children with all types of developmental disabilities.

Jacob Yaciuk

2.22.2020 • Mishpatim

School: Eagles Landing Middle School Son of: Gail & Joseph Yaciuk Grandson of: Paula Friedman and Eileen & Leon Hufnagel Hobbies & Interests: Video games, robotics, magic Mitzvah Project: Big Dog Ranch Rescue

Alexandra Hill

2.29.2020 • Tetzaveh

School: Pine Crest Daughter of: Jill & Kevin Hill Granddaughter of: Eileen Rosengard & Howard Getlin, Paula Hill & Cameron Swanson, and Dr. George Hill & Cathy Flores Hobbies & Interests: Sports, playing volleyball, arts & crafts, baking, eating and hanging out with friends Mitzvah Project: “Gear to Give” Allie is collecting slightly used sports gear to give to the Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton, where she volunteers and teaches movement classes to girls ages 5-10.

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WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM


Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education

at Congregation B’nai Israel

Half a year has already come and gone and our children are developing at such a rapid pace. You have probably noticed how much your children have grown and changed since the beginning of the school year. One area of growth is their language development. A language rich environment is one in which children are surrounded by talking, singing, and reading and have many opportunities throughout their day, across all activities, to communicate with others and engage in back-and-forth conversations. A strong language environment is important to children’s early learning and can have strong effects on early language, vocabulary, reading, and math skills, as well as on their social-emotional development. Research shows that some young children are exposed to more language in their homes, early learning programs, and school settings than other children. This exposure increases their “word gap”, which is the difference in the number of words and back-and-forth conversations to which children are exposed. Below are some tips that you can use to help bridge the word gap by elevating the language environment, including children who do not speak yet, children with disabilities or delays, and children who are learning more than one language. Please try to use these strategies at home: 1. Encourage back-and-forth exchanges. • Tune into children’s interests and experiences and talk about them. • Take turns communicating. • Show that you are interested in what they are doing and listening to what they say. • Provide time for children to respond. 2. Extend children’s language. • Expand on children’s words or their attempts at words by adding a little more. For example, if the child says “ball”, you can say “the blue ball is bouncing!” • Add new vocabulary words to the ones children are already using when talking to them. • Restate children’s language using correct grammar. 3. Invite children to talk about what they are doing. • Comment on what children are doing. • Ask children questions about what they are doing, what they did before, and what they plan to do next. • Encourage children to make comparisons and consider other possibilities 4. Encourage higher-level thinking. • Help children make connections between what is happening in the classroom and what is happening in their home or community. • Explain your thinking process. • Introduce new concepts or ideas Teachers and families play a critical role in developing language-rich learning environments. By using these practices, families and early childhood educators can provide all children with the rich language exposure and give them opportunities to enhance their language and communication skills.

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YOUTH GROUP

CHAVERIM (K-2) We had a great carnival for Chaverim at CBI! We had over 60 children participate! They were able to jump on the bounce houses, slides, eat popcorn and snow cones and meet our balloon artist! Each child went home with their own specially designed balloon. We are excited for more events this year!

CLUB 345

Recently, Club 345 visited ArtNest and had a fantastic time getting to paint their own art along with painting themselves! They had a great time painting their friends and posing for fun photos!

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Our teens traveled to Orlando over the winter break to NFTY STR Winter Regionals! During this Kallah, they elected a new Regional Board for next year and voted on particular amendments. This year, the theme was Amazing Race and our teens participated in activities that focused on Israel and their Jewish journey. They had a great time and are looking forward to Spring Kallah in Tampa!

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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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WELCOMING YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM

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New Initiative for CBI Primers… Ages 55+

Primers Go Social in 2020 Are you looking to meet other members who share your interests, passions, and life experiences? Do you want to build deeper relationships with individual members of this warm and welcoming congregation? The Membership Committee wants to help you find your Interest Group/Chavurah*.

*WHAT IS A CHAVURAH? The word chavurah is the Hebrew word for fellowship or friendship. A chavurah is a small group of Synagogue members—singles, couples, and families—who gather to learn, socialize, and enjoy Jewish life together. We help you launch the chavurah and then it is self-directed. In these MEMBER-LED GROUPS, participants come together on a regular basis for shared appreciation of Jewish values and a love of fun. Groups may be organized by demographic, topic, or interest area. The Membership Committee will help launch the Chavurah and get them organized. The group can either decide to elect an organizer, or each take a turn.

Please call to register NOW! For more information on finding your group please contact Marcy Bratman, Synagogue Engagement Manager by email to marcy.bratman@cbiboca.org or by calling (561) 922-8982. Chavurah offerings SoFla Culture – Movies, Music, Wine & Dine Jewish Cultural Club – Yiddish, Comedy, Music Arts – Photography, Cooking & Stitching Fun & Games – Mahjong, Canasta, and more Book Club – 10 members signed up Singles – Ages 50–62 years / 63–75 years / 75 years + 24

Or Create your own ChavWELCOMING urah! YOU FROM THE FIRST SHALOM


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The following contributions were received by the synagogue office from December 13-January 8

Cantor Freudenberger Discretionary Fund Robin & Laurence Nagle in Honor of Cantor Freudenberger Children’s Education Fund Deborah & Howard Belford in Memory of Harvey Sandler Ezrat Am Fund Lee Ellen & Jeffrey Cooper in Memory of Beth, Mother of Dara Squires General Fund Lorrie Landsberg in Memory of Harvey Sandler Debbie & David Gitner Memorial Fund Barbara & Bob Reiter in Memory of Olga Barrios Barbara Cole in Memory of Esther Feldman Barbara Kaluzna in Memory of Barbara Hirsch, Mother & Grandmother Ida Apotheker in Memory of Sari Muller Jack Granofsky in Memory of Louis Granofsky Karen & Martin Brandes in Memory of Manny Munos Karen Zall in Memory of Rose Helen Zall Laurence Nagle in Memory of Harry Nagle & Ida Lampert Lesley & Andrew Tell & Family in Memory of Martha & Leon Tell Lois & Richard Werner in Memory of Mollie Silverstein Murray Beckerman in Memory of Peter Beckerman Renée Nadel & Harry Dubow in Memory of Edgar Otto Sharon & Phil Wishna in Memory of Beverly Kantor Shirley Weisman in Memory of Anna Frank Vivienne Cohen in Memory of Mildred & William Raphael Wilda & Joseph Tashof in Memory of Ethel Pitnoff & Harry Pitnoff CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

NCECE Fund Debby Kohn in Memory of Harvey Sandler Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Jewish Education Fund Mary & Fred Litwin in Memory of Harvey Sandler Lisa & Ray Maizel in Memory of Harvey Sandler Rabbi Cohen’s Discretionary Fund Robin & Laurence Nagle in Honor of Rabbi Cohen Rabbi Keller’s Discretionary Fund Robin & Laurence Nagle in Honor of Rabbi Keller Rabbi Silvers’ Discretionary Fund Robin & Laurence Nagle in Honor of Rabbi Silvers Sari Neimark Fund Adrian Glickson in Honor of Phyllis Lerner’s Birthday SLJ Scholarship Fund Ellen Charney & Allyson Charney Adkins in Honor of Cheryl Tancer Stan Harris NCECE Fund Saree & Michael Block in Memory of Harvey Sandler

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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 Ruth & Norman Rales JFS: Sharon Burns Carter Alcoholics Anonymous Gamblers Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous Al-Anon Family Groups-for friends & family of alcoholics Families Anonymous

561.241.8118 561.254.1305 561.702.7603 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

EVERY HUMAN BEING DESERVES TO LIVE A LIFE FREE OF VIOLENCE AND ADDICTION congregation

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Business

Networking Group

Connecting CBI

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

March 11

• begins promptly at 8:00 am in the Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

• Expand your business opportunities • Learn helpful business practices from fellow professionals • Share the latest technologies • Market your business

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C CA ALLLL TTO OD DA AY Y!!

Mark Your Calendar for Future meetings

April 8 May 13 June 10

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Phil Wishna at pwishna@gmail.com Matthew Maschler at sales@realestatefinder.com

congregation

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561.305.9512

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

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DONATIONS NEEDED Boca’s chic boutique is in need of your gently used clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, furniture, home accessories and collectibles. Make a difference in our community. Call to schedule a pick-up of larger items. (561) 368-3665

Anna Was Having Difficulty Caring for Jessica, Her Adult Daughter with Special Needs

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.

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Ruth & Norman Rales

Jewish Family Services Help. Hope. Humanity.

Call 561.852.3333 for help | www.ralesjfs.org for over 40 years JFS has been here for you Food & Financial Assistance | Counseling & Mental Health Services | Senior Services Career & Employment Services | Family & Children’s Services | Volunteer Opportunities

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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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