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May/June 2014 Nisan/Sivan 5774



Special Guest speaker presented by American Friends of Hebrew University (see back cover)

CBI TALKS... (see page 10)


Honoring Bonim Members Chai Members Outgoing Board Members Incoming Board Members Volunteers (see page 2)

SHAVUOT Wednesday, June 4 (see page 3)




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CELEBRATIONS Friday, May 9: 6th Grade Hadragah BISY Board Installation Tuesday, May 27: Pre-K Graduation Friday, May 30: BBY Graduation Tuesday, June 3: 10th Grade Confirmation



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Beginning with the October issue, Congregation B'nai Israel will be implementing an "Opt-In" program if you would like to continue receiving Shelanu in the mail. Each issue will be e-mailed to the congregation as a newsmagazine prior to the printed version being mailed, so that the latest information will be available as soon as possible. In addition, the advantage of viewing the online version of Shelanu is that it is "clickable;" you can RSVP to events, send e-mails to chairs, view the advertisers' web pages, all by clicking the links (which are always in blue). Many synagogues have been using this process successfully for several years. We will have printed issues in the Administrative office for those who would like to pick up a particular issue. Issue 1 (the High Holy Day issue) will be mailed to everyone. If you would like to continue receiving Shelanu in the mail, please register by August 15 at or call 241-8118 and let us know.

Recognition & Installation Shabbat Join us for a Special Shabbat celebration Friday, May 23, 7:30 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary honoring Bonim members (Builders): Shomrim Legacy Endowment Major Givers our outgoing leadership, installation of our new leadership for the upcoming year, those who have been members of the CBI family for 18 years as 0f 6/30/2014, and the volunteers who have given so generously of their time and talents to CBI. Enhanced Oneg will follow services. For information, contact Pam DiGiacomo at 241-8118 or


May/June 2014

From the Study of Rabbi Marci Bloch

As a mother, one of my most treasured times is reading a story to our daughter, Maya, before she goes to sleep at night. Being only fourteen months old, she loves to turn the pages, look at the pictures, and try to pronounce the names of the things she sees. As she gets older, I can only imagine how exciting it will be to read to her and listen to her giggle or ask me questions about the pictures. Sharing and telling stories has always been part of our tradition. For thousands of years we have been passing down our stories from one generation to another. We became known as the people of the book because we have so many stories and teachings that we wish to convey. I am thrilled to share that, this year, CBI has been part of a new endeavor that is all about continuing our legacy as people who pass down stories. CBI has partnered with PJ library—a non-profit organization created for the sole purpose of providing children a free Jewish book or CD every month from age 6 months to 8 years. These books and music cover Jewish holidays, prayer, and various other Jewish themes. All of this could not be possible without Harold Grinspoon, who created the generous foundation that funds the PJ Library. As partners of PJ Library, CBI has earmarked some of our programs as "PJ Library events," which means anyone who subscribes to PJ library, whether member of CBI or not, is welcome to attend the program. Many PJ Library participants do not yet belong to a synagogue, and so we will joyfully welcome them to celebrate with our community. In April, we celebrated PJ Library's 1st birthday in Palm Beach County—and one year of our partnership with them. We look forward to many more birthdays and celebrations in the years to come!

Philosophers say our sense of self is made up of the individual stories we have that contain the memories of our lives and our interactions with those around us. PJ Library gives families the gift not only of raising children whose memories include parents who tucked them in with a story, but also of raising children whose earliest memories include Jewish stories, which can welcome those children as full members of the people of the book and can endow their lives with meaning that can sustain them for a lifetime. If you are interested in signing up for PJ library, please register your child/dren on If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Wednesday, May 21 7:00 pm Hollander Family Chapel

Friday Evening Shabbat Services

7:30 pm, Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary May 2 Israel Shabbat Service May 9 Shabbat Service BISY Installation 6th Grade Hadragah May 16 Shabbat Service May 23 Shabbat Torah Service Chai Member, Bonim, Volunteers, Board Installation May 30 Shabbat Service BBY Graduation, Birthday Blessings, Shultones will participate.

June 6 Shabbat Service Beginning Friday, June 13

Summer Shabbat Services will be held in The Hollander Family Chapel.

Saturday Shabbat Services 9:00 am

May 3 10:00 am

5:30 pm May 10 10:00 am 11:00 am

May 17 10:00 am

"B'nai on the Bimah" We are encouraging members to help lead and/or participate in Shabbat services during the summer months while the clergy alternates their vacation time. Please contact: Susi Glatt, Ritual Committee Chair, at or call 954-971-9410.

Hollander Family Chapel

Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Mincha Service/Bat Mitzvah Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Tot Shabbat

Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah

Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Mincha Service/Bat Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

May 24 10:00 am

Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah

11:15 am

Harold Grinspoon, Founder of the PJ Library Foundation, with Rabbi Marci Bloch & Maya

Weekly Torah Learning Service

5:30 pm



Shabbat Services

June 7 5:30 pm June 14

11:15 am

Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah

Mincha Service/Bat Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah Hollander Family Chapel


Tuesday, June 3, 7:00 pm Erev Shavuot Service 10th Grade Confirmation Cohen/Friedkin Santuary Wednesday, June 4, 10:00 am Shavuot Service, Yizkor Hollander Family Chapel


Thank You For All Your Hard Work & Dedication

Our Membership

Welcome new members... Jeremy & Nancy Aber Norman & Ferne Barr Frank & Callie Davies Eric & Randy Glinsky Oren & Megan Kantor Andrew & Mhegan Kravit

Leonora Lassen Ari & Britni Odzer Iris Pyne-Tanenbaum Adi & Shaina Rappoport Samuel & Bilha Ron Jay Schwartz Meredith Turk & Roberta Green

Andrea & Jeffrey Cannon on the engagement of their daughter, Alyson Patricia to Shams Tarek.

Barry & Debbie Glick on the birth of their grandson, Eli Hudson Dommu to Hilary & Aaron Dommu.

Sharon Wishna and Debby Glick for their dedication to the Blanket Buddies project for so many years. Liz Dubman-Zadoff & Jeff Zadoff for their tremendous efforts in organizing another wonderful Shabbark Shalom. Andrea Cannon for hosting the WRJ/Sisterhood "Let's Do Coffee" meetings at her home. Sue Levine and WRJ for making arrangements for the trip to the Wick Museum.

Mazel Tov to...

Ivan & Vincenza Segal, our winners of the Passover Dinner for 10, graciously donated by Glick's Market Place.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Pot Luck Shabbat. Special thanks to Elaine Reiner for coordinating all the meals.

Andrea & Jeffrey Cannon for once again providing our troops overseas with Passover items to make them feel connected to Judaism during the holiday. The Nagle Family for sponsoring the Jewish Film Festival throughout the year. Alyson & Shams

Lois & Richard Werner on the birth of their great-grandson Benjamin to Marc & Alice Frost.

Janet Kleinman for overseeing the Adult Book Club, and those members who opened their homes for the meetings. Dave Birchansky for reinstating the Drum Club on Sundays. Susan Mayer, for coordinating the "Room at Your Table" program.

Susan Sklar on the birth of her grandson, and Jeanette Wertheimer on the birth of her great grandson, Joshua Craig, to Jonathan & Lizzie Weston and big sister Jessica.

We Mourn the Loss of...

Sandy Grossman, father of Dean Grossman, grandfather of Paige, Adam and Reese Grossman. Florence Hodes, mother of Debbie Prevor, grandmother of William and Matthew Prevor. Sydney Kemper, father of Alice Kemper. Bernard Rice, brother of Howard Rice Carole Weinerman, sister of Jerrold Walker and aunt of Robin Ellman.


Courtyard Calendar - "Sabbaths of Rest" The colorful calendar in the center of the Pollock Courtyard has a long history. First painted by artist Amram Ebgi in 1990, it has been restored to its original beauty by our own artist, Tomer Avivi. Each month of the calendar highlights a significant celebration.

Sivan — Shavuot

The Feast of Weeks, also known as Zrnan Matan Torateinu—the Time of The Giving of the Torah, is represented by the tablets of the Ten Commandments. The bird symbolizes the freedom that the Torah gives and the bounty of food reminds us of Shavuot's importanc as a festival of first fruits. Support the Courtyard Calendar Restoration project:


Mazel-Tov to our Chai Members 5773 - 5774* Robert Adler Lynn Augenblick Howard & Deborah Belford Jonathan & Nel Bloom Dean & Lisa Borg Mitchell Brandt Ken & Susan Brecher Jeffrey & Andrea Cannon David & Robin Ellman Geoffrey & Jill Fisher Ervin & Katherine Fleishman Mark & Roberta Gale Marc & Julie Golden Jeffrey & Amy Grossman Richard & Candy Hachenburg Robert& Auta Hendler Kenneth & Paulette Howard Steven Jarecki Rosalind Juster Kenneth & Susan Kasten Stan & Laurie Kestecher Joshua & Rachel Lax

Richard & Susan Levine Amy Manis Lisa Marks Neil & Constance Meisel Lee & Deborah Meisel Myron & Rita Newman David & Randi Paris Daniel & Wendy Picard Robert & Barbara Reiter Annette Reizburg Pamela Reuter David & Amy Ross Gary & Robin Rubin David & Mary Lou Saks Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Robert & Miriam Shumaker Craig Stemmer Gary & Vicky Weiner David & Tracy Weinstein Todd & Elizabeth Weprin Aaron & Helen Wurm Sherryl Young

*members for 18 years as of June 30, 2014

Please send us your birth, wedding & anniversary announcements, and other simchas, so that we can share them with our Synagogue family and celebrate at Shabbat services. Send information with a digital photo to Jeanne at by May 25 to appear in the Summer issue of Shelanu.

May/June 2014

Gary Weiner President, Board of Trustees


This has been an outstanding year at CBI, and I cannot believe that as I write this, we are planning the Annual Meeting this month! This year, we embarked on more new, exciting and educational programs than ever before in our history. We revamped a n d i mp roved t ho se pro gra ms t h at we re b ecoming, well, to be honest, a little stale, in the effort to encourage more participation and enthusiasm. We enjoyed many joyous and inspiring musical and themed Shabbat services while maintaining a schedule of traditional Shabbat services as well. As we head into the summer, I think it is safe to say that this synagogue year (although still plenty to do during the summer) has been a remarkable one indeed and has raised South Florida’s awareness of who we are and what we do. Who are we, and what do we do? You may recall that in my Rosh Hashanah address to the congregation, I focused with great pride on who we are and what we do. I have had the opportunity, in the first year of my term as President, to witness the efforts of our Clergy, Senior Staff, administrators, educators and throngs of volunteers in what can only be described as a collective labor of love. At our core, our very essence, CBI is a family. A family founded 30 years ago by visionaries who hungered for a Jewish home away from home where children would be taught and nurtured in our faith and traditions, adults could expand their Jewish education and spirituality and the community at large could benefit from our good works. What an amazing sense of accomplishment our founders must have each and every time they drive onto our beautiful campus. I know with certainty, the gratitude and humility our founding families and their children feel for the shared commitment to CBI that you, our congregants demonstrate year after year by contributing of your spirit, energy and valuable financial resources. May we continue together as a congregation, as a family, and strive to reach the highest of Jewish ideals, repair the world in which we live, support each other in times of need, celebrate with each other in times of happiness and perpetuate WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO at Congregation B’nai Israel of Boca Raton. Best, Gary

Rich Hachenburg Chair, Committee on Trustees

Sharon Wagman

How can we serve CBI? When our family joined CBI in 1995, it was mainly to have our son become a Bar Mitzvah and a place to observe the High Holy Days. That’s all you really need from a synagogue, right? It wasn’t until many years later that I learned how much more CBI had to offer. I also learned how fulfilling it was to serve CBI, how many different ways there are to serve, and how many really fun activities you can participate in while serving.

TED Talks Speaker, Dr. Amir Amedi, to visit Congregation B’nai Israel Special Engagement: CBI Talks…Brain Research— Medical Breakthrough for the Blind You and I have an opportunity to personally witness a medical pioneer as we welcome an extraordinary brain scientist to CBI on May 14 at 7:30 pm. His visit is a gift, and it will be a privilege to hear one of the amazing TED Talks speakers, Dr. Amir Amedi, share his break-through research in helping the blind to see in their own environment!

While we do have a dedicated, hardworking staff of religious and administrative professionals at CBI, many of the tasks needed to ensure that all of our great programs and events take place are done by our members. Many business decisions that affect CBI are made by a dedicated Board of Trustees which are comprised of members willing to serve. Our Budget Committee, Religious School, Pre-school, Brotherhood, Sisterhood, and L’dor Vador all have members who serve to ensure that each committee and auxiliary runs effectively. Personally, I’ve had the opportunity to serve on many committees that have planned fun events like the annual golf tournament, tennis round robin, Marlins and Panthers games, and picnics. They were all fun events to plan and participate in, and I made new friends by being part of it. I’ve also served on committees that have made a tremendous impact on our synagogue that I’m truly proud of, such as the search committee that recruited Rabbi Bloch to join CBI. When we first became members, I never thought that being involved in my synagogue would be so much fun and so rewarding. Last year, a new committee was formed called the Committee on Trustees. When I was asked to Chair the “COT,” I was really excited about the opportunity to again make a positive impact on CBI. Among the COT’s functions include identifying and cultivating future leaders within our congregation as Trustees and Officers, as well as to serve on committees. We’ve since resurrected the Joshua Program, which helped 21 participating members learn more about everything CBI has to offer so they could find ways to serve that matched their interests and their skills. It was a huge success that we plan to do again in two years. We’re always looking for more people who are willing to serve CBI in some way. If you’re interested, please contact me personally at 289-5119.

Executive Director

An Associate Professor of Medical Neurobiology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ‘Research Engine for the World,’ the award-winning brain scientist Dr. Amedi will explain that sounds, which represent vision, “can activate parts of the brain of those who have never seen before.” He calls it “visual rehabilitation.” Thanks to the American Friends of Hebrew University, we are able to host this renowned guest on May 14th. As a speaker for The Technology, Education and Design group, TED Talks, Professor Amedi has shared his life-altering research, and now you can hear him for one night only at Congregation B’nai Israel as part of CBI Talks…Speaker Series! We understand from the University that Dr. Amedi has more newsworthy research to share. We anticipate a huge response; we have 500 seats available and know that seats will sell quickly. We are suggesting a minimum $18 dollar ticket donation. Please bring your friends and family and sign up today. The mission of our Kantor Family Center for Justice, which builds awareness for the community through social action, blends well with the work Professor Amedi is doing. Through KFCJ, a portion of your donation to CBI will be offered to The Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of the Palm Beaches and to Professor Amedi’s Lab at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to help him continue his important research. The date is May 14, 2014. The time is 7:30 pm, with light refreshments to follow. Please order your tickets today at www. or call Dorothy at the office, 561-241-8118. Seating for this evening will be first come first served. We look forward to seeing you on May 14th. Please allow time for parking and be in your seat by 7:00 pm. Thank you.


B'nai Mitzvah May/June 2014 Saturday morning, May 3: Parashat Emor Marlee Mazor, daughter of Mr. Michael & Mrs. Bonnie Mazor Saturday afternoon, May 3: Parashat Behar Hayley Cohen, daughter of Mr. Ted & Mrs. Julie Knote Saturday morning, May 10: Parashat Behar Jestine Siegel, daughter of Mr. Craig Siegel & Mrs. Samantha Zapoleon

Marlee Mazor

Hayley Cohen

Jestine Siegel

Bria Weisz

Dalen Michaels

Saturday morning, May 17: Parashat Bechukotai Diana Schorr, daughter of Mr. Greg & Mrs. Gayle Schorr Saturday afternoon, May 17: Parashat Bamidbar Bria Weisz, daughter of Dr. Russell & Mrs. Dawn Weisz Saturday morning, May 24: Parashat Bamidbar Dalen Michaels, son of Mr. David & Mrs. Alena Michaels Jordan Leeds, daughter of Mr. Ryan & Mrs. Meredith Leeds Saturday afternoon, June 7: Parashat Beha'Alotecha Sammi Kanterman, daughter of Dr. Neil & Mrs. Andrea Kanterman

Diana Schorr

Saturday morning, June 14: Parashat Shelach Luca Alter, daughter of Mr. Steven & Mrs. Marina Alter

Jordan Leeds

Sammi Kanterman

Luca Alter

Congratulations to the Pre-K Class of 2014/5774


May/June 2014

Our Community Programs WRJ Southeast Interim Kallah Leadership Retreat May 2 - 4, Camp Coleman, Cleveland, GA

Keva and Kavanah Finding the Constant in a Changing World Contact Andrea Cannon:

Mother’s Day Flower Project Thursday, May 8, 10:00 am, WRJ Kitchen Be a part of this mitzvah and join us to create vases of flowers to deliver to nursing homes and brighten the day for residents in Palm Beach County. Contact Sue Levine at or Susan Stein Cheisa at to volunteer.

WRJ Southeastern District Area Day Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

$20/pp includes breakfast and lunch.

Join us as we host all the sisterhoods from our neighboring temples in Palm Beach and Broward counties. This day provides us with an informal way to share ideas and gain knowledge from one another. In addition, you will also participate in a great Mitzvah Project. We hope you will join us to welcome these women to our CBI home.

Wine Tasting Event Total Wine, 850 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach Saturday, May 24, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Join us for our third annual wine tasting event, held in a private room, led by a highly educated Sommelier, who will present and pour during the tasting. Lite appetizers, cheese, crackers, and bread will be served. Limited to the first 40 people who RSVP with payment by May 1. Register online at For more information, please contact Penny Laufer at 450-7779 or

WRJ Year-End Event: Sunday, June 8 Watch for details!

WRJ Judaica & Gift Shop All Passover items on clearance!

Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Wedding Registries now available, as well as Bar/Bat Mitzvah candies (for the service). WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Contact Sue Levine at or 638-5450, or stop by the shop. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves Sunday, June 1: Jewish Heritage Day at Marlins Stadium Please join us for our annual outing to Marlins Park to see the Marlins take on their division rival Atlanta Braves. This year our seats are located in the Home Plate box area. It also happens to be Jewish Heritage Day at the ballpark so there are lots of activities going on. The price is only $55 per ticket, including round trip transportation. The game begins at 1:05 pm and the bus will leave at 11:15 am. If you haven't been to the new park yet or just want to spend a fun afternoon in a beautiful air-conditioned venue you'Il be in for a treat. Register online at For more information, contact Allan Gelbman at If you'd like to learn more or get involved, contact Brotherhood President Phil Wishna at or 483-9474.

Brotherhood Softball

Softball season is in full swing, and CBI Brotherhood has two talented teams that play on Monday and Wednesday nights throughout the year in Boca Raton. Game times vary. If you are interested in getting involved in the Monday game, please contract Jason Epstein at, or for the Wednesday game, contact Rich Hachenburg at

Mommy Minyan Thursday, May 15, 6:45 pm "Celebrate Havdalah on the Beach" at the home of Tami Babji

$20 per person includes dinner. Your payment is your reservation. Contact Dana Yormark at 699-7575 or

Connecting CBI A Business Networking Group Fridays, May 30, June 20, 8:00 am Joel S. Nadel Boardroom

This group is open to members and people associated with Congregation B'nai Israel referring business and networking with business peers. Go to to sign up, or contact Jason Cohen at for more information.

55+ Singles Group Happy Hour Linda Silverman, Sue Levine, and Susan Stein-Chiesa drew the winning raffle ticket for Passover Dinner for 10, donated by Kosher Marketplace. The lucky winner(s) were Ivan & Vincenza Segal!

Watch your e-mail for time & place!

$15 includes lite appetizers and a glass of wine. For information please contact Debbie Gilman at or 218-0135 or Annette SauvĂŠ at or 470-0799.


Community Outreach

CBI Cares Kibitz and Ride

Kibitz and ride is a program at Jewish Family Service. Volunteer drivers provide rides for seniors to get to medical appointments, shopping, and other important destinations, including to and from synagogues. If you need a ride, contact Shlomit Karasik at 852-3326.

WRJ Blanket Buddies

FINAL MEETING: Thursday, May 22, 10:30 am, Youth Lounge

After five years of service and leadership, Sharon Wishna & Debby Glick will be stepping down as BB Chairs. Please consider chairing this extremely worthwhile cause. This group has been making a difference creating and donating blankets to local cancer centers. For information, please contact Debby Glick at or 241-9490.

May Collection: Baby Items

Please drop baby items, such as diapers, bibs, formula, baby powder, baby lotion, baby shampoo, plastic baby bottles, etc., in the blue bins outside the school office during the month of May, to be donated to AVDA.

Wednesdays, 10:00 am, WRJ Kitchen The Sandwich Brigade meets every Wednesday when school is in session. Approximately 225 sandwiches are made weekly, which are distributed to the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach to feed the homeless, and to the after-school program at New Pines, run by the Boys and Girls Club of America. Please contact Debby Schwaber, Chair, at 961-4600 to volunteer.


The proceeds collected from donations in the Tzedakah Box during the month of May will go to WRJ Blanket Buddies. Donations during the month of June will go to Ezrat-Am.

Grow to Give

Join the campaign to support the largest national movement to create free, real-hair wigs for women and children with cancer. We will come together and cut our hair and celebrate together. Contact Rabbi Marci R. Bloch 241-8118 or

Coupon Cadets

For information, please contact Chair, Mollie O'Grady at


Shlomit received her Bachelor and Master Degrees from Florida Atlantic University and holds a Specialist Degree in Education with a specialty in Guidance and Counseling. She began her career in 2003 as a Social Worker and Therapist for JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options), where she served children and families affected by abuse and neglect. In 2009, she worked through Positive Behavioral Support as a Behavioral Therapist with children diagnosed with Autism. In 2013, Shlomit joined JFS (Jewish Family Services), and is very excited to begin to work as a Community Outreach Social Worker. Her work will include partnering with Congregation B’nai Israel in providing services, and she will be able to provide and link you to JFS for your various and unique needs. Services and referrals will include but are not limited to: case management, counseling, psychiatric services, financial assistance, meals on wheels, food pantry, and various senior services including assistance to Holocaust survivors, as well as assistance with rides, companions, and friendly visitors.

Sandwich Brigade

A new group is forming to meet monthly to cut and sort coupons to send to military overseas. They will be collecting coupons continuously, current or expired within four months.

Jewish Family Service has offered local synagogues access to a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Shlomit Karasik, who will be available to assist CBI families with help with a myriad of services.


Shlomit will also be available to consult about specific topics including: divorce and changing families, special needs, eating disorders, domestic violence, senior services, loss and bereavement and much more. The possibility of an in home assessment may be available if transportation to the synagogue is difficult. Shlomit will be available by appointment to all temple congregants and the community to address any related issues. You may contact Shlomit Karasik at 852-3326 or

Jewish Bereavement Support Group

Thursday, April 10, 4:30 pm, Hollander Family Chapel

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of the Palm Beaches hosts free support groups designed to meet the needs of individuals who are adjusting to the loss of a loved one. Grief is powerful and sometimes overwhelming. Losing a loved one brings on different emotional, physical and spiritual feelings. Contact Jan Courte, VITAS Chaplain, at VITAS: 733-6300.

Tzevet T'shuvah/Recovery Team CBI 12-Step Group Meeting Mondays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Zimmerman Family N. Social Hall AA For Professional Women Only Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Room 208 Dedicated/Confidential Phone Number 922-8989 • 24 hours/day • 7 days/week. For more information, please contact Dennis Bliden at or 254-1305.

May/June 2014

Special Programs

Thank you from Liz Dubman-Zadoff

Special thanks to all who made this year's event another amazing success! Jill Forst who made the fabulous name tags Natalie Matus for just "doing her thing" to make things happen Jeanne Schwartz who pulls together all ideas to produce the best flyers Kim Beame for her support and making it so easy to reach out to Tag 13 and the student volunteers Minda Shaiman who helped organize behind the scenes Pam Digacamo who was the drop off person for all of the last minute "things" Jill Saperstein who makes sure that what Rabbi Bloch and Cantor Shore require for the service is in place Pamela Reuter and her membership staff of Leni Cohen and Gail Sack Christian, Rosanna and all the security staff Miss Susan for doing what she does...she just makes people feel good!


CBI Talks... CBI Talks - Movies Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival presents... The Jewish Cardinal Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 pm Zimmerman Famiy North Social Hall Desserts will be served. No cost for members $10 for non-members. Sponsored by The Nagle Family.

The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, son of Polish-Jewish immigrants to France, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood. Quickly rising within the ranks of the Church, Lustiger was appointed Archbishop of Paris in 1981 by Pope John Paul II, and found a new platform to celebrate his dual identity as a Catholic Jew, earning him friends and enemies from both groups. Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz will lead the discussion.

CBI Talks - Books

Adult Book Club

Day After Night, by Anita Diamant Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 pm Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

Day After Night is based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred prisoners from the Atlit internment camp, a prison for “illegal” immigrants run by the British military near the Mediterranean coast south of Haifa. The story is told through the eyes of four young women at the camp who survived the Holocaust as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in the strange new country—Palestine. In celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, we are inviting the entire CBI membership to read this latest selection of the Adult Book Club and join us in conjunction with CBI’s ARZA/Israel Action Committee in discussion as we experience the hardships of the early days of Palestine. Lite refreshments will be served.

Sycamore Row, by John Grisham Wednesday, May 28, 7:00 pm

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black housekeeper and caregiver, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his housekeeper? Had chemotherapy and pain-killers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

CBI Talks - A Conversation With... ...Rabbi Marci R. Bloch

The Torah: A Women's Commentary Tuesdays, 11:15 am, Room 305

Join Rabbi Bloch and study the weekly Torah portion with a fantastic group of intelligent women, and learn how these texts relate to our own personal journey. Contact Natalie Matus at natalie@ or 241-8118.

CBI Talks - Brain Research with.. ...Dr. Amir Amedi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Turning Sound and Touch into Sight

Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Join us for an exciting Speaker Series evening.

Minimum suggested ticket donation: $18 Donations will go to Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches and Dr. Amedi's lab at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. See back cover for details RSVP:

FALL 2014: Adult Hebrew Prayer and Commentary New Session of classes to begin October 20, 2014 Mondays, 10:30 am -12:00 noon

with Cantor Bruce Wetzler Beginning with the Aleph Bet, you will learn the basics of beginning prayerbook Hebrew so you can read the prayers while also learning their history and meaning. Cost: $36 members, $54 non-members Contact Cantor Bruce Wetzler at 218-2200

This will be the last meeting until the fall. Contact Janet Kleinman at 499-6784 or for location & information.

Unless otherwise noted, RSVP online to CBI Talks programs at or call Elaine Reiner at (561) 865-4273 10

May/June 2014

Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education Visits to Israel Pre-K: Tuesday, May 6 3s: Wednesday, May 7 2s & Turning 3s: Friday, May 9 In honor of Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), our campus is transformed into Israel. With passports in hand, the children visit different cities which provide them with various experiences from eating falafel to milking a cow, and then back to the airport for our "flight" back to the U.S. Special Ladies Days 2s & Turning 3s: Wednesday, May 7 Pre-K: Thursday, May 8 Children bring their "special lady" to school for an hour of activities. Tot Shabbat: "Water Play" Saturday, May 10, 11:00 am Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Please bring donations of toiletries (small sample size) for veterans. Staff Appreciation Week Monday-Friday, May 12 - 16 Lag B'Omer Field Days Monday/Tuesday, May 19 - 20 The children will celebrate the Jewish peoples' victories over persecution by having a field day and picnic so they never forget the struggles of their ancestors.

Camp Yeladim Begins June 9 — Register Now! Camp Yeladim offers spectacular summer fun for children 2 through 5, including children entering kindergarten. We offer traditional summer camp or our specialty camp programs. Camp Yeladim 2014

Skill-Based Programs Traditional Summer Fun Session 1: June 9 - June 27 Session 2: June 30 - July 18 Session 3: July 21 - August 8 Contact Rebeca Rosenblatt at 241-1484 or

The Baby Center Registration continues for our summer and 2014/2015 school year. We have great mommy and me classes for children 4 -24 months—come join us for discovery, singing, dancing, making new friends and fun, fun, fun. Contact Karen at 241-1484 or for more info.

Moving Up Ceremonies 2s & Turning 3s: Wednesday, May 21, 11:00 am Turning 2s and Almost 2s: Thursday, May 22, 11:00 am Turning 3s: Friday, May 23, 11:00 am Memorial Day School Closed, including B'nai Baby, no VIP Pre-K Graduation: Tuesday, May 27, 10:00 am Friday, May 30 Last Day of Classes: School ends at 12:00 noon (except B'nai Baby)

Baby Center Passover Program

Room 101 Purim

2s Community Helpers Week 2s Matzah Factory


Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism Celebrations Congregation B’nai Israel Announces the Bar/Bat Yisrael Graduating Class of 5774 Join together in joyous celebration Friday, May 30, 2 Sivan 5774, 7:30 pm

Allie Becher Bronsen Bloom Leanna Davidson Jensen Dietz

Erin Dodson Michelle Feigenbaum Samantha Gach Max Greenberg

12th Grade Bar/Bat Yisrael Graduates

Julia Kozlowski Amy Kramer Jennifer Mullins Joseph Ressler

Erica Rubin Samuel Rubinoff Samantha Schmeltzer Carly Weiss

10th Grade Confirmation Class

The Confirmation Class of 5774-2014 Cordially Invites You to Share in our Celebration as We Confirm our Jewish Faith in the Household of Israel Erev Shavuot, Tuesday, June 3, 6 Sivan 5774, 7:00 pm

Gabriel Alexander Noah Barrick Skyler Brandfon Lexi Brandt Aaron Ceravolo

Victoria Daun Alexis Feder Gwendolyn Field Alec Fisher Mitchell Goldenberg

Taylor Gray Rachel Greenberg Bella Hirshorn Joseph Hornreich Jacqueline Kaye

Taylor Lipsich Jacob Meisel Justin Mignatti Jessie Nathanson Ryan Silbert Julia Zukerberg

Members of the congregation who wish to make a contribution to honor individual confirmands or graduates, or the entire confirmation class, are asked to make their contribution to the Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund. Our confirmation class will be traveling to Israel this summer.

Donate online to the Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund: $18 (Chai) per individual name or “2014 Confirmands” or "2014 BBY Graduates"


May/June 2014

Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism

Registration for the Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism 2014-2015 school year is now available online! Make sure to take advantage of our early registration & full payment

Youth Groups CLUB 34/CLUB 56/CLUB 78/bisy Youth Group Events:

For information about Youth Group events, contact Sara Schenkman at 241-1484 or or contact youth advisors: Club34: Club 56: Club 78: BISY:

5th Grade Peoples & Cultures of Jerusalem

Register for CBI Youth Groups: Join TYG Facebook Pages

6th Grade Learning about The Bible

Incoming 2014-15 BISY Board Paige Beame, Religious and Cultural Vice President Scott Gerstel, President Matt Gerstel, Programming Vice President Tori Daun, Communications Vice President Cory Jeremias, Membership Vice President Janna Stabile, Social Action Vice President Not Pictured: Jessie Goodman, Social Action Vice President Landon Shimel, 10th Grade Representative

Kindergarten Purim 13

May 2014 Sun




Thu 7:00 pm Introduction to Judaism

Fri 1

Sat 2

7:30 pm Israel Shabbat Service – Yom Ha’Atzmaut


9:00 am Torah Learning Service 10:00 am Shabbat Service/ Bat Mitzvah Marlee Mazor 5:30 pm Mincha Service/Bat Mitzvah Hayley Cohen


10:00 am Drum Club 12:30 pm Club 34/56: Everglades Boat Trip


Yom Hazikaron 10:30 am Prayerbook Hebrew

12:30 pm Mommy Magic 7:00 pm 12-Step Recovery Program

Mother’s Day


12 10:30 am Prayerbook Hebrew

10:00 am Drum Club

7:00 pm Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00 pm 12-Step Recovery Program

10:00 am Drum Club


1:00 pm Club 78: Scavenger Hunt

10:00 am Drum Club


6 7 11:15 am Women’s 10:00 am Sandwich 10:00 am WRJ Torah Commentary Brigade Flower Project 7:00 pm Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival: The Jewish Cardinal

4:30 pm Bereavement Group 7:00 pm Introduction to Judaism


9 7:30 pm Shabbat Service: BiSY th Installation, SLJ 6 Grade Hadragah Shultones participate

Memorial Day Schools & Offices CLOSED


10:00 am Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah Jessy Seigel 11:00 Tot Shabbat 7:30 pm WRJ Wine Tasting Event

13 14 15 16 11:15 am Women’s 10:00 am Sandwich 6:45 pm Mommy 7:30 pm Shabbat Service Torah Commentary Brigade Minyan 7:30 pm CBI Talks: 7:00 pm Speaker Series – Introduction to Friends of Hebrew Judaism University – Amir Amedi

19 20 21 22 23 7:30 pm 7:00 pm 12-Step 11:15 am Women’s 10:00 am Sandwich 10:30 am Blanket Recognition Recovery Program Torah Commentary Brigade Buddies Shabbat 7:00 pm CBI 7:00 pm Board Installation Annual Meeting Introduction to Bonim Judaism Chai Members Volunteers


9:00 am Torah Learning Service

9:00 am Torah Learning Service


10:00 am Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah Diana Shorr 5:00 pm Mincha Service Bat Mitzvah Bria Weisz

9:00 am Torah Learning Service


10:00 am Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah Dalen Michaels

27 28 29 30 31 9:00 am Torah 11:15 am Women’s 10:00 am Sandwich 7:00 pm NCECE Last Day Learning Service Torah Commentary Brigade Introduction to 8:00 am Judaism Connecting CBI 7:30 pm Shabbat Service/BBY Graduation Birthday Blessings Shultones participate.


May/June 2014

We Give Thanks...

We give thanks for the thoughtfulness of those who support CBI by remembering and/or honoring their friends and loved ones through their generous contributions. The following contributions were received by the synagogue office from March 1 - April 10.

Cantor Shore's Discretionary Fund Renee Herskowitz in Honor of Cantor's parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary Renee Herskowitz in Honor of Cantor's baby announcement

Chesed Fund Allan Berliner in Honor of CBI Mr. & Mrs. Richard Werner in Honor of Donna Werner’s recovery Sharon & Phil Wishna in Honor of the birth of Penn Charles Vic & Vicki Weinstein in Honor of Harvey Sandler Bruce & Marcy Barrick in Memory of Roslyn Bouvier Marissa & Jeff Hollander in Memory of Florence Hodes Mr. & Mrs. Dick Werner in Memory of Esther Weintraub Mr. & Mrs. Dick Werner in Memory of Dr. Jerome S Ozer

Congregational Fund David Weinflash in Honor of Denim & Diamonds Disney on Ice Susan Mayer in Honor of the kindness of Gail Sack Judith Golden in Honor of Pamela Ornstein

Ezrat Am Fund Susan Stein Chiesa in Honor of Gail Sack, for all of her support

Feldman Children’s Library Fund Eileen Rothberg in Honor of the birth of Penn Charles

KFCJ Fund The Laufer Family in Honor of Shelby Jacob's Bat Mitzvah Marsha Micciantuono in Honor of Jewish Soldiers Rita & Jerry Gare in Honor of Jewish Soldiers

Kiddush Fund Jodi & Jonathan Burns in Honor of the naming of Jaryn Burns Myra Shaughnessy in Honor of Tom Shaughnessy's 80th birthday

Memorial Fund Allison Craigie in Memory of Bernice Hermann Annabelle Silverman in Memory of Saul Silverman Barbara Shashoua in Memory of Arnold Chaplik Deby Goldfarb in Memory of William Goldfarb Dorothy Rose Ascherman in Memory of Herbert Stanley Ascherman Dr. Barry L Levin in Memory of Theodore Levin Edward & Carol Miller in Memory of Mollie Cohen Erich Kupferberg in Memory of Ada Kupferberg Harvey Sonnenstein in Memory of Rubin Sonnenstein Joseph & Rosalia Wilkes in Memory of Anna Wilkes Lauren Pines in Memory of Donald Beck Lisa & Dean Borg in Memory of June Einsidler Marc & Ellen Sinensky in Memory of Gerald Sinensky Mary Sylvan Krushell in Memory of Jack Krushell Mary Sylvan Krushell in Memory of Richard and Sally Sylvan Mattie Schlesinger in Memory of Debbie & Lenny Horn Mr. & Mrs. Dick Werner in Memory of Fanny Gerber Myra Spolter in Memory of Doris Rosen Myron & Rita Newman in Memory of Morton Newman Neil & Ina Rae Fox in Memory of Eugene Fox Peter & Toni Weintraub in Memory of Marjorie Weintraub Phyllis Modiano in Memory of her loved ones Renee Nadel in Memory of Joel Nadel Rhona & David Leeman in Memory of Roslyn Bouvier Rita & Jerry Gare in Memory of Roslyn Bouvier

Memorial Fund (cont'd) Robert, Scarlett, Matthew & Danielle Wasserman in Memory of Miriam Holzsager Ronda Morganstein, Any Stonick, & Ethel Simon in Memory of Martin W Simon Sandy & Ken Tankoos in Memory of Isadore & Sophie Rich Shirley Weisman in Memory of Rose Schwartz Stanley Rabinowitz in Memory of Clara Rabinowitz Suzanne & Nordahl Brue in Memory of Pauline Sirota Sylvia Levine in Memory of Bessie Halpern Tama & Don Pasternak in Memory of Anna Busch The Micciantuono Family in Memory of Anne Koanmehl William J Greenberg in Memory of Jacob Greenberg Harvey Sonnenstein in Memory of Mildred Sonnenstein Jerry & Fran Butwin in Memory of Sylvia Butwin & Stanley Butwin Ronald & Marcia Leventhal in Memory of Esther Leventhal

Nagle Family Film Festival Fund Susan Sklar in Memory of Florence Raphan

NCECE Stan Harris Fund Eileen Rothberg in Honor of the birth of Penn Charles

Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund Debby Schwaber in Honor of Birth of grandson Miles Shapiro Myra & Tom Shaughnessy in Memory of Simon Kreisler Toni & Peter Weintraub in Memory of Carole Weinerman Seth Riegelhaupt in Honor of Lilah Riegelhaupt’s Babynaming

Rabbi Rosenkranz’ Discretionary Fund The Shneider & Goldin Families in Memory of Alan Shneider

Rabbi Silvers’ Discretionary Fund Jay & Linda Riegelhaupt in Honor of Lilah's babynaming Mindy Werner in Honor of Richard Werner's hole in one

SLJ Education Fund Paula & Stuart Graff in Honor of Bobby Ginsburg 's 75th Birthday

Tzedekah Fund Carin & Selwyn Cooperman in Honor of CBI

WRJ/CBI Sisterhood Fund Marsha & Phil San Fillippo in Honor of Alyson Cannon & Shams Tarek's engagement

WRJ/Blanket Buddies Fund Ellen & Marc Sinensky in Honor of Sharon & Rick Stein's new grandsons Ellen & Marc Sinensky in Honor of birth of Eli Hudson Dommu Helaine & Roger Pomerance in Honor of Betty Mason's 97th Birthday Susan Stein Chiesa in Honor of the birth of Joshua Weston Susan Stein Chiesa in Honor of the birth of Eli Dommu Susan Stein Chiesa in Honor of the birth of Andrew & Ryan Clark Susan Stein Chiesa in Honor of Engagement of Alyson to Shams Jeffrey & Robin Malley in Memory of Stanley Starasolar

Donate online:


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Sol’s Transportation $5 OFF

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May/June 2014

Congregation B'nai Israel Robert A. Silvers

Stephanie Shore

Marci R. Bloch

Sarah Freudenberger

Senior Rabbi Rabbi

Andrew L. Rosenkranz

Rabbi/Development Director

Richard D. Agler, DD Rabbi Emeritus

Sharon Wagman


Cantorial Associate

Kim Beame

Director of Religious Education

Linda B. Harris

Director of Early Childhood Education

Jordan & Terry Zimmerman

Rabbi's Council

Jeff & Marissa Hollander David & Leslie Kantor

Tzedakah/Justice Circle

Howard & Deborah Belford Larry & Diane Feldman Joseph & Judith Gross Kenneth & Paulette Howard Philip & Blair Nadel Renée Nadel & Harry Dubow Arthur Schechner & Cynthia Hollander Schechner

Chai/Life Circle

Harry & Amy Seidman Gary & Vicky Weiner Barton & Shirley Weisman Dick & Lois Werner

Bonim/Builders Circle

Elliot & Helene Brody Jerry & Fran Butwin David & Lainie Cohen Howard & Sue Goldman Leonard & Phyllis Greenberg Milton* & Marlene Kantor Ronald & Sharon Landau Richard & Sue Levine Laurence & Robin Nagle James & Debra Prevor David & Robyn Rubinoff Jeffrey & Robin Siegal * z"l

Stuart & Jill Siegel Mitzvah Circle Alan & Karen Bauman Jonathan & Nel Bloom David Coppa & Devon McManama David & Robin Ellman David & Sigrid Feder David & Kathy Feinerman Lawrence & Jodi Fiedler Barry & Debby Glick Jeffrey & Amy Grossman Robert & Auta Hendler Howard & Karolina Kanner Howard Kaye Tevie & Iris Kozak Craig & Penny Laufer Leon* & Gloria Luger Neil & Constance Meisel Leona Paul Jules & Shirley Pearlstine Stuart Popowitz & Lisa Falk Cole & Niki Rubin Philip & Marsha San Filippo Roy & Helene Schwedelson Gary & Corey Shapiro Stanley & Susan Silber Stuart & Rose Singer Andrew & Julie Weinstein Victor & Vicki Weinstein Bill & Barbara Weprin Scott & Lori Weprin Todd & Elizabeth Weprin Philip & Sharon Wishna Philip & Elissa Zwiebel

Honorary Circle

David & Amy Ross Gary & Robin Rubin Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Larry & Andrea Schnurmacher

The Heritage Society The Nagle Family

“The Heritage Society” is an honor given to CBI members who have provided a deferred gift such as a charitable trust, life insurance policy, will, IRA, or pension to the Synagogue.

Designer/Editor: Jeanne Schwartz Printer: Minuteman Press, Delray Beach: (561) 495-7898

Congregation B'nai Israel is a member of

Pamela Reuter

Rich Hachenburg

VP Finance and Asset Management jeffrey.cannon

Nel Bloom

Phil Nadel

Jeff Young

Robin Siegal


Jeffrey Cannon

VP Strategic & Long Range Planning jeff.young

Executive Director

Ner Tamid Circle

Executive Committee

Gary Weiner

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VP Membership pamela.reuter

VP Development nel.bloom VP Education robin.siegal

Chair, Committee on Trustees

Immediate Past President

Sue Goldman Past President sue.goldman

Board of Trustees David Hollander Greg Jacob Sharon Landau Susan Mayer Howard Newmark

Debbie Belford Neil Carson David Cohen Susi Glatt Eric Handis

Richard Pollack Dara Siegel Sharon Stein Vicky Weiner Toni Weintraub Philip Zwiebel

Committee on Trustees

Robin Ellman, Religious School Penny Laufer, WRJ/Sisterhood Niki Rubin, Preschool Phil Wishna, Brotherhood

Rich Hachenburg, Chair Sue Goldman, Past President Richard Pollock, Trustee Vicky Weiner, Trustee

Honorary Members Monte Friedkin James Cohen Stuart Graff Larry Feldman Douglas Feurring Alma Kalfus Harold Schwalb z"l

Committee Contacts Adult Book Club Adult Library ARZA Bereavement Group Bridge Committee Blanket Buddies

Brotherhood Budget Catering CBI Talks Cemetery Chesed CBI Alumni Association Committee on Trustees Connecting CBI Endowment Ezrat-Am General Counsel House/Security Interfaith Relations Jewish Soldier Holiday Program Judaica Gift Shop Kantor Family Center for Justice Legacy Membership Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival NCECE Board Chair NCECE Parent Organization PJ Library Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund Barry Ira Graff SLJ Board Recovery Team: Tzevet T'shuvah Ritual Room at Your Table Sandwich Brigade Singles 55+ Strategic Planning Implementation TAG 13 Women of Reform Judaism Youth Commission

Past Presidents Leslie Kantor David Kantor Renée Nadel Joseph Wasch Peter Weintraub Joel S. Nadel z"l Melvin Kalfus z"l

Janet Kleinman Susi Glatt Jan Courte Robin Siegal Debby Glick Sharon Wishna Phil Wishna Jeffrey Cannon Greg Jacob Elaine Reiner Sharon Wagman Tevie Kozak Eileen Newmark Rich Hachenburg Jason Cohen Nel Bloom Susan Mayer Peter Weintraub Greg Jacob Howard Newmark Deborah Meisel Andrea & Jeffrey Cannon Sue Levine Cindy & Greg Jacob Rabbi Andrew Rosenkranz Pamela Reuter Robin Nagle Niki Rubin Jen Stein Dana Yormark Rachel Halpern Robyn Rubinoff Robin Ellman Dennis Bliden Susi Glatt Susan Mayer Debby Schwaber Annette Sauvé Vicky Weiner Natalie Matus Penny Laufer Karen Handis

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Kantor Family Center for Justice

Congregation B’nai Israel and American Friends of the Hebrew University present... CBI Talks: Brain Research Dr. Amir Amedi:

“Merging the Senses: The Brain, Seeing through Music, and Superheroes.”

Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Award-winning brain scientist, Dr. Amir Amedi, from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ‘Research Engine for the World,’ visits CBI with a Special Engagement on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 pm. That evening, he will share his remarkable brain research in bringing vision to the blind, ‘turning sound and touch into the gift of sight.’ Please join Congregation B’nai Israel and American Friends of The Hebrew University, for an exciting CBI Talks evening. Professor Amedi has researched and developed a medical breakthrough in helping the blind to see in their environment! Dr. Amedi’s innovative TED Talk generated excitement around the globe, with the possibility of using music and sound to help create sight. TED Talks believe in generating ideas that ‘change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.’ That is exactly what Dr. Amedi is doing. Minimum suggested ticket donation: $18 This will enable CBI’s Kantor Family Center for Justice to contribute to Dr. Amedi’s lab at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and

Purchase tickets: or call 241-8118

May/June 2014

Congregation B’nai Israel

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