Issuu on Google+

shelanu

VOLUME XXXIII

ISSUE 6

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017/5777

kindness makes a

better place


Senior Staff Robert A. Silvers

Kim Beame

Marci R. Bloch

Linda B. Harris

Senior Rabbi

Director of Religious Education

Rabbi

Director of Early Childhood Education

Stephanie Shore

Sarah Freudenberger

Cantor

Cantorial Associate

Steve Allen

Pam DiGiacomo

Executive Director

Director of Development

Richard D. Agler, DD Rabbi Emeritus

Executive Committee Robin Siegal

Robin Ellman

Rich Hachenburg

president@cbiboca.org

vpeducation @cbiboca.org

cot@cbiboca.org

President

Jeffrey Cannon VP Administration vpadministration @cbiboca.org

Vicky Weiner

VP Strategic & Long Range Planning vpstrategicplanning @cbiboca.org

David Hollander VP Financial & Asset Management

vpfinance@cbiboca.org

VP Education

Penny Laufer VP Membership vpmembership @cbiboca.org

Richard Pollack VP Communications & Technology vpcommunications @cbiboca.org

Board of Trustees

Past Presidents

Karen Bauman Debbie Belford Andrea Cannon Peter Davidson Kevin Garbowit Ira Ginsberg Rachel Greenberg Eric Handis Joshua Krut Sharon Landau

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

Susan Mayer Howard Newmark Robyn Rubinoff Adam Shapiro Dara Siegel Stanley Silber Sharon Stein Jen Vogel Jeff Young Jeff Zadoff

Committee on Trustees

immediatepastpresident @cbiboca.org

Rich Hachenburg, Chair Karen Bauman, Religious School Andrea Cannon, WRJ/Sisterhood Kevin Garbowit, Trustee Barry Glick, Member at Large

Phil Nadel

Honorary Members

Committee on Trustees

Gary Weiner

Immediate Past President

Past President

pastpresident@cbiboca.org

James Cohen Larry Feldman Douglas Feurring

TBA

VP Development vpdevelopment @cbiboca.org

Tevie Kozak, Member at Large Dara Siegel, Trustee Jen Vogel, Preschool Chair Eric Handis, Brotherhood Monte Friedkin Stuart Graff Alma Kalfus Harold Schwalb z"l

Shelanu Design: Jeanne Schwartz Editor: Erin Condon Graphic Designer: Erin Rosado Printer: Minuteman Press, Delray Beach 561.495.7898

Call today to schedule an appointment!

561-998-0901

7805 N.W. Beacon Square Blvd, Suite 101 Boca Raton • Florida • 33487

“A F I R S T - C L A S S D E N T A L E X P E R I E N C E ”

New Patient Special

$

Implant

$

49

Implant (D6010) Abutment (D6056) Implant Crown (6066)

Includes: complete exam, x-rays & cleaning.

New patients only. Not valid with insurance. Not to be combined with any other offer. Excludes extraction (D7210), bine graft (D4263)or guided tissue regeneration 9D4266) *Expires 03/31/2017

*new patients only. Not to be combined with any other offer. Transferable: please share with family and friends. Limited time only. (D0274, D0120, D1110) *expires 03/31/2017

Happy New Year From our family to yours.

2

1995

www.beaconsquarefamilydentistry.com

COME BE INSPIRED


a e k a m n a c e w t a th e v ie l Let us all be r u o in s— r e th o f o s e iv l difference in the , and globally. country, in Israel A congregant came up to me a few weeks ago and shared some of her concerns about Israel, our country, and even our community. She said she is fearful of some of the things she is seeing on the news and reading in the papers, and as we discussed her concerns, I was reminded of a beautiful story about a starfish.

A young man was walking down a deserted beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a frail old man. As he approached the old man, he saw him picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea. The young man gazed in wonder as the old man again and again threw the small starfish from the sand into the sea. He asked, “Old man, why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?” The old man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. “But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish!” exclaimed the young man. “How can you possibly make a difference?” The old man looked down at the small starfish in his hand, and as he threw it to the safety of the sea, he said, “I made a difference to this one.” I love this story because it reminds us that we must all do our part to change the world, even if it is just for “one” person. Often so many of us believe that we can’t make a difference. We see the pain and the injustice in the world and are overwhelmed with just how much needs to be fixed. We look at ourselves and can’t imagine that we can create change. BUT WE CAN.

Rabbi Marci R. Bloch

rabbibloch@cbiboca.org

If there is an individual injustice that you see, do something about it. If you are not happy about what is going on in Israel, get involved in an organization that advocates for Israel or perhaps even take a trip t h e re a n d s u p p o r t i t . I f yo u a re n o t co m fo r t able with the choices being made in our government, write or call your senators. March in a rally to express your feelings. If you are not comfortable with something you are seeing in our city, get involved, speak out, and work to change it. One of the main tenants of Reform Judaism has always been to participate in social action and the work of tikkun olam (repairing our world). Our tradition has always taught that we not stand idly by; we must be tzedek tirdof (pursuers of justice). I urge you to live what our Jewish values teach us and ACT in this world. Join us on Sunday, February 12 as we make a difference at our annual Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day. It is an easy way to help someone in our community. Let us all believe that we can make a difference in the lives of others—in our country, in Israel, and globally. Let us all believe we can make a difference at least for “one” and little by little we will make the world a better place.

Rabbi Bloch

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

3


Shabbat Friday Evening Shabbat Services Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary February 3: 6:00 pm "First Fridays" February 10: 7:30 pm Shabbat Shira February 17: 7:30 pm Shabbat Service February 24: 7:30 pm "Gift of Torah" JFS Shabbat Birthday Blessing March 3: 6:00 pm "First Fridays" March 10: 6:00 pm Purim Shpiel March 17: 5:00 pm Shabbark Shalom 7:30 pm Shabbat Service Saturday Shabbat Services 9:00 am Weekly Torah Learning Service Hollander Family Chapel

Cantor Stephanie Shore cantorshore@cbiboca.org

SHABBAT SHIRA

Friday, February 10 7:30 pm, Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Join your CBI family as Congregation B'nai Israel presents what has never been done before — a Big Band Shabbat! Cantor Stephanie Shore and Cantorial Associate Sarah Freudenberger will interpret the Friday night liturgy to the sounds of an 18 piece Big Band and a choir of 25. They will weave Hebrew text and English translation of the prayers into familiar melodies heard during the Big Band era. Seats will fill up quickly!

Cantor Shore

February 4 10:00 am Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary February 18 5:30 pm

Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

February 25 11:15 am

Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah Hollander Family Chapel

March 18 10:00 am

Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

Mi Shebeirach Prayer for Healing

woodstock SAVE THE DATE

Shabbat

At Congregation B’nai Israel, we offer public prayers for healing (Mi Shebeirach) during worship services. These prayers are meant to comfort loved ones as well as inform our community of our members’ illnesses. Go to login.cbiboca.org/misheberach or contact Natalie at 561.241.8118 or natalie.matus@cbiboca.org to place a name on one of our Mi Shebeirach lists

Year-Round "B'nai on the Bimah" Make CBI a more integral part of your life.

Friday, March 31, 7:30 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

4

COME BE INSPIRED

We invite you to celebrate a simcha or commemorate a yahrzeit by participating in an honor on the bimah or aliyah at the service of your choice on a Friday evening at 7:30 pm or Shabbat morning in the Hollander Family Chapel at 9:00 am. The honors available may include opening/closing the Ark for Aleinu or, for Torah services, taking the Torah out from the Ark, saying the Torah blessings, lifting or dressing the Torah or closing the Ark. To schedule your honor/aliyah, please contact Susi Glatt, Ritual Committee Chair, at glattsusims@aol.com, or call 954.971.9410.


OPPINS

URIM

6:00 pm, Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Don't forget to bring a box of pasta to shake as your grogger! We will donate them to the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services to help those in need.

3.10.17 COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY

‘’ ‘’ congregation B’nai Israel’s

Sunday

2017 purim carnival

March 12 11:00 am 3:00 pm

BOUNCE HOUSES OBSTACL

E COURSE

geep bunm ju SOUTH PALM BEACH COUNTY

DUNK T ANK

Juggling Jewish

Cowboy

delicious food & snacks available for purchase

congregation

B’nai Israel come be inspired

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

Advance tickets: $18 per child ages 2 15 / $10 aGES 16+ At the door: $20 per child ages 2 15 / $12 aGES 16+ Last day for advance tickets: march 8

Attractions for all ages!

to Purchase tickets or become a sponsor:

don’t ‘ forget daylight savings time!

cbiboca.org/purim

deadline to become a sponsor is thursday, february 16

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

5


k s e d e th From

Robin Siegal

President, Board of Trustees president@cbiboca.org This month's column was inspired by my mentor, one of our past presidents, and one of the founders of Congregation B'nai Israel, Sue Goldman. There have been many seemingly senseless acts of violence and terror both in our own country, in Israel, and around the world in recent months. How can we respond to this and restore a feeling of hope for the future for ourselves and our children? Let's look right here in our own Jewish home for direction and inspiration in participating in tikkun olam: repairing the world. As our vision tells us, CBI is a thriving and connected Jewish community, joyfully inspired by tradition and passionately committed to worship, study and repairing the world. Our mission is to be a welcoming home. We

of

inspire and connect a diverse community for generations by advancing the richness of Jewish values and traditions through the embrace of Torah (study), Avodah (work) and Gemilut Chasidim (acts of loving kindness). These are not just words here at CBI. We are guided by the ancient teachings of our Torah and inspired by our rabbis and teachers. We draw on the strength of our CBI community, where we are bound together by our close friendships and sacred traditions. Through our Kantor Family Center for Justice, we strive to live the words of our mission and vision. Our congregants, clergy and staff are united in our passion for social justice. We are constantly engaged in the ongoing work of tikkun olam, striving to improve the world in which we live. Whether

Steve Allen

it's our monthly ongoing collections of food, toiletries, or school supplies to benefit those in need, the weekly Sandwich Brigade, our annual Feed the Hungry or our upcoming Mitzvah Day activities, we inspire ourselves and our children to follow the righteous path that Judaism teaches us. These are the acts that bring hope to us and the world outside of our CBI campus. I am grateful to the KFCJ chairs Greg and Cindy Jacob and our Programming Coordinator Minda Shaiman, for helping to provide all of us at CBI with the opportunity to do our part in tikkun olam. I hope you and your families will find the inspiration to participate in our efforts to bring healing to our world.

Robin

Executive Director

steve.allen@cbiboca.org With the theme of this issue being Social Action, tikkun olam, heal the world, and Purim, I don’t think this space would be large enough to cover all the thoughts in my head. With the world changing daily, and the news becoming more horrific by the hour, where does one turn for comfort and sensibility? Everyone has their safe place or person, and I have learned over the years that having close friends with whom to commiserate, discuss, vent, share fear, and comfort is a great resolution. If you are in a position to help others through an act of kindness, a kind word, or to help someone who is in a difficult situation, then please do. It makes you feel good about yourself while not looking for any self-gratification. There are many examples that occur here at CBI on a daily basis. Every hour of every day there is an issue, a situation, or a problem that needs to be solved or acted upon. The CBI team always works together and accomplishes their goals

6

COME BE INSPIRED

of helping, advising, suggesting or solving the issues. The ability to multi- task and think outside of the box is crucial to success. If you help one person a day, you are helping. If you have a positive conversation with someone who is troubled, you have helped. If you have listened to someone who is struggling without saying a word, but made that person feel better, you have helped.

Jewish people. Please make sure to join us for all our special Purim events. Finally, I need to tie in my previous life in the Music Industry with the theme of saving the world and social action, with a song recorded many years ago by my favorite group, one my family managed for over 20 years, the Spinners. While they were also known as the group with a conscience because of all the charity work they did during their career, among their multiple million selling records was a song entitled, “Mighty Love.” One particular line hits home: “With a Mighty Love you can sometimes turn the world around.” My friends, that’s what we all need today at home, at work, as a part of this community, and out there in the world. Spread the message of togetherness, help and healing.

CBI is known throughout South Florida as the Congregation with a Conscience. It is obvious based on all of the social action activities we are involved with, way too many to list here (check our website). We work within the Jewish non-profit world partnering with numerous organizations and with Churches to feed the hungry, and share the moments of the life and accomplishments of the Reverend Martin Luther King. It is very heartwarming to be a part of such a As usual, I look forward to sitting caring organization. individually with many of you in the With Purim approaching, the story fits coming months and encourage you perfectly into our theme based Shelanu. to contact me with comments, ideas, We rejoice with a shpiel and delicious complaints, and even compliments! food, and celebrate a success for the

Steve


Membership

Welcome New Members (January 2017) Michael and Kimberly Harrison Ellis and Dori Robinson

Rita Riman Rebekah Schwartz

We Mourn the Loss of...

Louis Baron, father of Laurie Kestecher. Dr. Martin R. Feller, father of Gary Feller and grandfather of Melissa and Allison Feller. John Eric Iwersen, father of Sigrid Feder, grandfather of Alexis and Matthew Feder. Joel Zieden, brother of Priscilla Richter.

For All Your Hard Work and Dedication... VIP Caterers & CBI Board members for planning and serving First Friday dinner to over 250 congregants and friends. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum & Robin Nagle for co-hosting "Spectres of the Shoah" presentation, and VIP Caterers for providing the dessert reception. Casa L'Italian & VIP Caterers for providing the food for Shabbat Under the Stars. Gabrielle Glasser & Sabrina Schwartz for orgainizing 2017 Mommy Minyan. Please send us your birth, wedding & anniversary announcements, and other simchas, so that we can share them with our Synagogue family. Send information with a digital photo to jeanne.schwartz@cbiboca.org by February 20 to appear in the March/April Shelanu.

TZEDAKAH

‫צדקה‬

Fund of the Month Your contribution helps make a dif ference. February: Youth Group

This fund benefits the activities of CBI’s Jewish Youth Groups.

Minda Shaiman

Programming Coordinator

minda.shaiman@cbiboca.org For the 2017 calendar year, we are putting a larger emphasis on the privileges and benefits of membership by ensuring that many of our programs are offered to our members, NCECE, and SLJ families free of charge. We want our members and school families to feel welcome and appreciated at all of our programs and to encourage our guests to join our CBI family and become members of our congregation. Our 2016-2017 programming year is still in full-swing with a variety of amazing events. We kick off the month of February with another First Friday Shabbat and dinner. This has become so popular that we now require pre-registration for all attendees and a donation from non-members. February also holds some of our most beloved programs, including Shabbat Shira, this year featuring an 18 piece big band, Mitzvah Day, and our annual Dubov concert. Our CBI Talks programs continue with our next Nagle Family film, Cantor Shore’s popular and spiritual Whole-Hearted Living Concert, our new Speaker Series program, From Anti-Israel to Anti-Semitic, and Intro to Jewish Genealogy with congregant Nord Brue. And let’s not forget our biggest event in the month of February, our CBI’s A Night at the Speakeasy! We look forward to seeing you all at CBI’s biggest fundraiser of the year as we eat, drink, dance, play casino games, and bid to support CBI. March is also full of fun and unique experiences, including our Purim programming (see page 15 for details), Shabbark Shalom, Woodstock Shabbat (formally known as Boomer’s Shabbat), and more of our wonderful CBI Talks events. If you have any programming ideas or suggestions or would like to volunteer, please feel free to contact me at minda.shaiman@cbiboca.org or 561.241.8118.

March: Tzedakah

This fund helps Jewish and secular social service organizations in South Florida and Israel.

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

7


2.12.17

Lo D ri h Skl ar Mitzva

ay

ay

Lo D ri h Skl ar Mitzva

MITZVAH DAY emb(race)

our differences

8:30 am This amazing community event celebrates everyone’s accomplishments. Fun for the entire family! In 1992, CBI Member Shawn Friedkin was involved in an auto accident that left him permanently paralyzed from the chest down. His experience of living with a disability led him to found Stand Among Friends in 1997. SAF opened The Disability Center at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 2006. Their mission is to help individuals with disabilities live as independently as possible.

Join Team CBI Walks in the 1-mile family walk and help us again, break the record for the largest team! All races take place on a course located at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida

Gleaning

with C.R.O.S. Ministries

9:00 am-12:00 pm Come join us as we pick produce from farmers’ fields that have been left behind from commercial harvesting methods. Last year 7,000 lbs of produce were packed by volunteers and distributed to Palm Beach County food banks that feed the hungry.

BBQ

with

CBI

to feed our community

12:30 pm-3:00 pm This year we are once again teaming up with Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church to feed those in need in our community. We need volunteers to help set up, serve food, clean up & much more.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Location TBA

@ Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church NE 12th Street, Boca Raton Directions to Church: Take Dixie Highway South to the next left after Glades Road. Follow the road around to the left of the Church.

CBI COLLECTIONS STARTING FEB 6! February 6 - 10 in the Admin Circle FOR A FULL LIST OF COLLECTIONS GO TO THE LINK BELOW

CBIBOCA.ORG/MITZVAHDAY 8

COME BE INSPIRED


A NOTE FROM... WRJ/SISTERHOOD

Andrea Cannon

Chai Mitzvah Group

Sisterhood President

Tuesday, March 14, 3:30 pm Feldman Children's Library Contact Andrea Cannon, sisterhood@cbiboca.org or 561.703.6004.

sisterhood@cbiboca.org Thank you to everyone who participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, January 28. We had a fun day walking together and look forward to all of you joining us again in 2018 for the next walk. On February 13 at 7:00 pm we will be packaging toiletries in the Joel S. Nadel Boardroom to donate to women shelters, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, AVDA (Aid to victims of Domestic Abuse) and the Jacobson Family food pantry. If you can't join us please drop off your toiletries in our gift shop or put them in one of the blue bins by the schools. Please join us for a fun evening as we host our second annual WINE & PAINTING PARTY on Thursday, February 23,

7:30 to 9:00 pm in the Zimmerman Family North Social Hall. You can register online at our CBI website. Last year we had over 45 women in attendance and everyone enjoyed themselves!! Save the date for our first Chocolate Passover Seder, Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 pm. Watch for more information. Looking forward to seeing many of you at our events. Women of Reform Judaism strengthens the voice of women worldwide and empowers them to create caring communities, nuture congregations, and cultivate personal and spiritual growth to advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values.

SAVE 4.5 4.22

THE DATES: April 2017 Mommy Minyan Passover Cooking Lessons WRJ/Sisterhood/Brotherhood BBQ & Havdalah

WRJ Gift Shop

Jewelry Sale

February 1-9 All jewelry on sale - $15 & under! Support the WRJ/ Sisterhood and do your gift shopping at CBI! Shop Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-4:00 pm Contact Sue Levine, 561.638.5450 or sue_levine@comcast.net.

A NOTE FROM...CBI BROTHERHOOD

Save The Date!

Eric Handis

Annual Marlins Game

Brotherhood President

Sunday, April 30

brotherhood@cbiboca.org

shortly.

We are very excited about our schedule for 2017. We will be kicking off the year with a get together at the Pinball Museum in February. This will be a night of fun where you can play classic pinball, video games you grew up with and hang out with some great guys. A final date will be announced

Bus leaves CBI at 11:00 am Game starts at 1:10 pm $50 per person Register online: login.cbiboca.org/marlinsgame by noon April 23

VS

In March we will be having an additional social gathering, and follow this up with our annual Marlins game outing in April. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about Brotherhood please contact me at 561.221.4263 or brotherhood@cbiboca.org.

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

•

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

9


CBI TALKS 2016-2017 The Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival presents...

A Life Apart

Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 pm VIP Cocktail Lounge Hosted by Barrie Brett A Life Apart: Hasidism in America, is a documentary about a distinctive, traditional Eastern European religious community. In a historic migration after World War II, Hasidism found its most vital center in America. Both challenging and embracing American values, Hasidim seek those things which many Americans find most precious: family, community, and a close relationship to God. Integrating critical and analytical scholarship with a portrait of the daily life, beliefs, and history of contemporary Hasidic Jews in New York City, the film focuses on the conflicts, burdens, and rewards of the Hasidic way of life.

The Village of Peace

Wednesday, March 15, 7:00 pm VIP Cocktail Lounge Hosted by Robin Siegal In 1967, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, a community of African-Americans migrated to Israel from Chicago. This documentary offers a rare glimpse into this unique community whose culture evolves from an uncommon interpretation of the Bible, mandating natural birth and veganism, and accepting the practice of polygamy. The founders of the village recount their epic journey, together to portray a place unlike any other - inspired by ancient scripture and a determination to live life in its purest form.

Cantor Stephanie Shore in Concert Whole-Hearted Living Concert Series

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm February 28, March 28, April 25 and May 23 Celebrate faith through music in a profoundly meaningful way. Casual, Intimate, Informal. No cost for members. Non-members $5 per concert. Register at login.cbiboca.org/spirituality. For more information, contact Ali Rancman at 561.241.8118 or ali.rancman@cbiboca.org. 10

COME BE INSPIRED

From Anti-Israel to Anti-Semitic: Challenges to Jewish Communities & to Israel with Guest Speaker Dan Feferman

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary • Is anti-Israel the same as anti-Semitic? • Why do so many people hate Israel? Together, we will explore the anti-Israel movement, its origins, present and future - with a focus on the United States and specifically on college campuses. No cost for Students with Current ID No cost for CBI Members, SLJ & NCECE Families Non-Members $10 Register at cbiboca.org/speakerseries

Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 pm With courage, grace and powerful insight, Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime. Please RSVP to Janet Kleinman at 561.499.6784 or kleiwrite@bellsouth.net.

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy with CBI Member & Seasoned Genealogist Nord Brue

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 pm, Hollander Family Chapel Join us for an evening of discovery as Nord Brue shares insights about the various reasons people study their family history and the many modes of capturing the lives of ancestors. The program will lay out a plan for those who wish to start a systematic genealogy and introduce some of the many resources available to identify and begin to understand the lives of Jewish ancestors. Laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices encouraged! No cost for CBI Members, SLJ and NCECE Families Non-Members $10 Donation To register go to: cbiboca.org/adult-learning. Events subject to change. Watch E-vents, Shelanu, and our website. For more information about our programs, visit www.cbiboca.org/cbitalks


9th Annual Cantor Stephen Dubov z''l Memorial Concert:

From

BROADWAY -to- BOCA

Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:00 pm at Congregation B’nai Israel Featuring Nationally Acclaimed Artist, Cantor Patti Linsky

with special cantorial performances by Stephanie Shore, Sarah Freudenberger,

Lori Shapiro & Michelle Auslander Cohen.

Purchase Tickets Online at cbiboca.org/dubov or call 561.241.8118

congregation

B’nai Israel

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

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

Reserved Benefactor Seats - $100 Preferred Admission - $36 General Admission - $18 Student Admission - $10

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

11


congregation b’nai israel presents...

A NIGHT AT THE SPEAKEASY AT 8:00

SATURDAY

FEB 25

IN THE EVENING vip ballroom

$75 per person

$100 per person

(until feb. 1)

1920’s Underground Lounge Dancing

Casino

(after feb. 1)

DJ

Late Night Munchies

Open Prohibition Bar

And Much More!

Roaring 20’s or Saturday Night Chic Attire

Come Be Inspired By Experiences!

Silent & Live Auction! To Purchase Tickets: login.cbiboca.org/speakeasytickets “The Casino gaming tables are provided for entertainment purposes only by Casino Party Nights Florida, Inc., tel. 407-968-6000. All donations and proceeds go to Congregation B’nai Israel. Must Be 18 Years or Older To Play.” 2200 YAMATO RD

12

COME BE INSPIRED

BOCA RATON, FL 33431

561.241.8118

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG


Susi Glatt

ARZA Committee Chair glattsusims@aol.com

After a string of victories, head of Reform Movement in Israel, Gilad Kariv, hinted at a wider agenda to radically change the religious status-quo. In the wake of a pair of important political victories, the Reform Movement in Israel has laid out a path towards complete recognition by the Israeli government and a total dismantling of the religious status quo. On December 29, 2016, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled in favor of Reform petitioners demanding use of Orthodox state religious facilities for use in non-Orthodox conversions and that these conversions be recognized as legitimate. This more recent decision came on the heels of the Israeli Cabinet’s adoption of a Reform-backed plan to create a new mixed gender section at the Western Wall last January, 2016.

REFORM ISRAEL FUND

THE

Reform Movement Preparing For 'Revolution' In Israel?

For more information, visit www.arza.org Register at cbiboca.org/arza.

Following the ruling, Gilad Kariv suggested the movement’s agenda and the movement’s aims are not limited merely to protecting personal freedom of religion, but included demands that the state “provide appropriate infrastructure for maintaining religious life,” that is, full recognition and state support. This includes state support of Reform and Conservative institutions, recognition of marriages, conversions and divorces from non-state religious organizations. “This is just one more milestone in the long judicial path towards recognition that there is more than one way to be Jewish and more than one way to join the Jewish people”, explained Kariv. From Israel national news

Susie

TU B’SHVAT

Celebrate the upcoming holiday of Tu B’Shvat on February 10 & 11 by planting trees in Israel to commemorate a lifecycle event or honor/memorialize a loved one and receive a certificate. Please go to the Jewish National Fund website: JNF.org for more information. CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

13


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 14

COME BE INSPIRED

Spectres of the Shoah


Spotlight on

PURIM

Purim is truly a unique holiday. From children parading in adorable costumes and blotting out Haman’s (boo!) name with groggers, to Purim Shpiels and becoming slightly inebriated (yes, the Talmud says one should drink until they can no longer tell the difference between Haman and Mordecai!), Purim is full of rich and colorful tradition. However, something you might not readily think of when thinking about Purim is matanot l'evyonim or “gifts to the poor.” The Megillah (The Book of Esther) prescribes "the sending of portions one man to another, and gifts to the poor" (9:22). According to Jewish law, each adult must give two different foods to one person, and two charitable donations to two poor people. The food parcels are called mishloach manot, "sending of portions." It is typical of Judaism that, even during a holiday of revelry, we remember others, especially those less fortunate than ourselves. Even the poorest Jew is expected to share with others. Thus we learn that tzedakah, at all times and in all places, is a religious duty. Purim is also a story of deliverance. While viewed by Jewish tradition as a minor festival, it has been elevated to a major holiday over the centuries as a result of the Jewish historical experience. Haman became the embodiment of every anti-Semite in every land where Jews were oppressed. The emotional power of the holiday increased in every generation, transforming it into a thankful and joyous affirmation of Jewish survival against all odds. Here at CBI, we celebrate Purim in several wonderful ways. On Friday, March 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm, Congregation B’nai Israel will present Poppins Purim, a fun and musical Purim Shpiel interpretation of Disney’s beloved Mary Poppins. The Kid's Purim Shpiel, at 9:45 am on Sunday, March 12, will feature the songs of Debbie Friedman.

CBI has been presenting Purim Shpiels for the past 26 years. The Rabbis, Cantors, President, choir members, and staff put on a full-scale show that is not to be missed! Cast members rehearse for 6 weeks prior to the Shpiel, however they start working on the script and preparations a year in advance. Each year, at least 700 people attend and everyone leaves with a smile. We encourage everyone to come with a box of pasta to shake as a grogger, and which will then be donated to community members in need. We hope you will join us this year to sing along to some of your favorite childhood tunes. Keep an eye out for a special surprise that will help you get in the Purim mood coming to your mailbox soon! On Sunday, March 12 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, our religious school will be hosting their annual Purim Carnival. There will be activities for all ages and will include a zip line, rock climbing, bungee jump, obstacle course, bounce houses, dunk tank, photo booth, face painting, and much more! Delicious food and snacks will be available for purchase. Advance tickets can be purchased before March 8 and are $18 per child, ages 2-15 and $10 per adult, ages 16+. Prices after that date will increase to $20 per child and $12 per adult. To purchase tickets, visit login.cbiboca.org/purim-carnival.

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

15


FIRST FRIDAYS

JEWISH GENEALOGY

6:00 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary & Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

7:30 pm Hollander Family Chapel

Shabbat Service & Dinner

10 FRI MUSICAL SHABBAT SHIRA

with Nord Brue

12 SUN MITZVAH DAY & EMBRACE RACE

7:30 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

13 MON

15 WED

WRJ TOILETRY COLLECTION & PACKAGING

NAGLE FAMILY JEWISH FILM FEST A Life Apart

7:00 pm Joel S. Nadel Boardroom

19 SUN

CBI TALKS SPEAKER SERIES DAN FEFERMAN

9TH ANNUAL STEPHEN DUBOV MEMORIAL CONCERT

7:30 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

20 MON SCHOOLS & OFFICES CLOSED

25 SAT CBI’S A NIGHT AT THE SPEAKEASY 8:00 pm VIP Ballroom

COME BE INSPIRED

7:00 pm VIP Cocktail Lounge

16 THUR

PRESIDENT’S DAY

16

9 THURS

From Broadway to Boca

3:00 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

23

THURS

WRJ WINE & PAINTING PARTY 7:30 pm Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

28 TUE

WHOLE-HEARTED LIVING CONCERT SERIES with Cantor Shore

7:30 pm Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

MARCH

FEBRUARY

3 FRI

UPCO

3

FIRST

Shabbat Se

6:0 Cohen/Friedk Zimmerm North S

10

PURIM POPPIN

6:0 Cohen San

15

NAGLE JEWISH

Village

7:0 VIP Cock

28

WHOLELIVING CON

with Ca

7:3 VIP B


3 FRI FRIDAYS

ervice & Dinner

00 pm kin Sanctuary & man Family Social Hall

0 FRI

M SHPIEL NS PURIM

00 pm n/Friedkin nctuary

5 WED

E FAMILY FILM FEST

e of Peace

00 pm ktail Lounge

8 TUE

-HEARTED NCERT SERIES

antor Shore

30 pm Ballroom

5 SUN CBI TALKS MUSIC SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA “A Concert for the Young & Young at Heart”

1:00 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

12 SUN KIDS PURIM SHPIEL

9:45 am Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

PURIM CARNIVAL 11:00 am - 3:00 pm CBI Campus

17

FRI

SHABBARK SHALOM CBI Front Lawn more details to come...

31 FRI WOODSTOCK SHABBAT 7:30 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

EVENTS

APRIL

OMING

5 WED

7 FRI FIRST FRIDAYS

SANDWICH BRIGADE

Shabbat Service & Dinner

10:00 am Room 305

6:00 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary & Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

10 MON

11 TUE

EREV PESACH

PASSOVER SERVICE DAY 1

OFFICES CLOSE AT NOON

17

10:00 am Hollander Family Chapel OFFICES CLOSED

19

MON

WED

NAGLE FAMILY JEWISH FILM FEST

PASSOVER SERVICE DAY 7

God’s Slave

10:00 am Hollander Family Chapel OFFICES CLOSED

7:00 pm VIP Cocktail Lounge

22 SAT

25 TUE

WRJ SISTERHOOD/ BROTHERHOOD BBQ & HAVDALLAH 4:30 pm Patch Reef Park

WHOLE-HEARTED LIVING CONCERT SERIES with Cantor Shore

7:30 pm VIP Ballroom

30

SUN

CBI BROTHERHOOD MARLINS BASEBALL GAME VS. PIRATES

11:00 am - Bus Leaves CBI 1:10 pm - Game Starts

HAPPY PASSOVER CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

17


NADEL CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION RUARY B E F in G IN N E P P A H S T' WHA nts' Days Grandpare

y, 2/6 2s & Turning 3s: Monda Pre-K: Tuesday, 2/7 3s: Wednesday, 2/8 9 i Toddlers: Thursday, 2/ na B' & es bi Ba i na B' , Almost 2s

ks Community Help-2er/2s4Wee Tuesday, 2/13

First Holidays: Purim Sunday, 2/26

Purim Carnival

Tu B’shvat in the park Come join us and celebrate the New Year of the Trees!

Wednesday, February 8

4:00 pm Patch Reef Park Pavillion #4

PJ Library Storytime with Rabbi Marci Bloch Singin’ with

Arts ‘n’ Craſts

Miss Susan

Sunday, 3/12

Nature Scavenger Hunt Create Your Own Family Tree

Healthy Snack will be provided. congregation

B’nai Israel

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

Mommy Minyan After Dark L O O H C NO S ebruary 3

F Friday, y, February 20 a Mond Break: Spring y, March 20 Monda March 24 Friday, resumes on School y, March 27 Monda

18

COME BE INSPIRED

"Wine & Unwind," Wednesday, February 15, 7:15 pm* "Spa Night," Wednesday, March 15, 7:15 pm* *Locations TBD Mommy Minyan celebrated an early Chanukah at the "Latke Vodka" event on December 14th. It was an amazing night sipping signature cocktails, munching on delicious latkes, and learning about the true meaning of the Festival of Lights with Rabbi Marci Bloch.


Esther Zipper

Assistant to Executive Director esther.zipper@cbiboca.org Many of you already know how important it is for us to perform acts of mitzvot, or good deeds in our South Florida Community. Did you know that for over 20 years, CBI members and friends have come together during Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day to perform a variety of good deeds? Mitzvah Day carries on the work of Lori Sklar, a synagogue member who died of breast cancer in 2007. Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day is dedicated to making new friends, finding a cause you are passionate about, and changing lives. CBI members, SLJ and NCECE families take part in various social action initiatives to help those in need. We hope you can join us this year! One project for those in fairly good shape would be Gleaning, (probably not if you have bad knees, or bending challenges) where you can pick produce from our farmers’ fields that have been left from commercial harvesting methods to be distributed to local food agencies that feed the hungry. Thinking about Gleaning and produce, and as we are starting the New Year and our resolutions, a top resolution is to lose weight. If you eat more produce and food from the earth, you will feel better, and weight loss will be a natural result! One thing that has not changed from all the fads, is that fruits and vegetables are really good for you! So, here’s a salad I love!

Cranberry Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese & Pecans (Prep: 15 mins) Author: Erin Indahl-Fink Recipe type: Salad Cuisine: American Serves: 6

Ingredients: • • • • • •

2 small heads of lettuce - Red Leaf, Frisee, Bib or Butter lettuce work well, rinsed and torn 1 (15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained 1 1/2 c. fresh cranberries (+ 2 Tbsp. sugar and 2 Tbsp. water) 2-3 sliced green onions 1/2 c. brown sugar or candied pecans 1/4 c. goat cheese crumbles

Dressing: (or find a good one!) • 1/4 c. olive oil • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced • 2 Tbsp. honeyjuice of 1/2 orange (about 1/4 c.) • zest of 1/2 orange (about 1 Tbsp)

Esther CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

Instructions: 1. In a small microwave safe bowl, add the fresh cranberries along with the 2 Tbsp water and 2 Tbsp sugar. Stir. Microwave for about 2 minutes until the cranberries begin to pop. Set aside to cool. 2. In a large bowl, add the rinsed and torn lettuce greens, oranges, onions, pecans and goat cheese crumbles. Toss to combine. Add the cooled cranberries and toss. 3. For the dressing: in a small bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic, honey, juice and orange zest. Thoroughly whisk and immediately pour over the salad. Toss to coat. Serve right away.

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

19


The Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism WHAT'S HAPPENING IN...

FEBRUARY/MARCH SLJ CLOSED - PRESIDENT'S DAY Sunday, February 19 - Monday, February 20

11th/12th GRADES POST CONFIRMATION CLASS Tuesday, February 21, 6:45 - 8:15 pm 6th GRADE TALLIT N T'FILLIN Sunday, February 26 - 9:00 - 10:45 am Tuesday, February 28 - 6:45 - 8:15 pm Students & Families Invited PURIM CARNIVAL Sunday, March 12 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

11TH/12TH GRADE

POST CONFIRMATION CLASS TRIP TO NEW YORK

11th/12th GRADES POST CONFIRMATION CLASS Tuesday, March 14, 6:45 - 8:15 pm SLJ CLOSED Sunday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 21 Sunday, March 26

Youth Groups

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN...

FEBRUARY/MARCH

Club 345 Meet Sydney Lubetkin, BISY Member

I got involved in BISY when my friend and current president, Natali Markowitz, encouraged me to run for the board. I immediately fell in love with all of the members and the warm, welcoming environment BISY is. BISY has changed my life in such a positive way by bringing me closer to my religion while also helping me make life long friendships and express my passions through merchandise designing, participating in programs, and so much more.

Learn more about, and register for CBI Youth Groups: cbiboca.org/youthgroups.

For more information, please contact Zoë Goldberg at zoe.goldberg@cbiboca.org or 561.241.1484.

20

COME BE INSPIRED

Strikes Bowling Sunday, February 26 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Club 678

Hatkivah Kallah in Tampa Friday - Sunday, February 3-5

BISY

NFTY Convention Friday - Sunday, February 17-20 BISY Hang Out Thursday, February 23 Spring Kallah (open to 8th graders) Friday - Sunday, March 3-5 in Miami BISY Board Elections Tuesday, March 7


G e t t o k n o w o u r. . .

Aliza Chazin

February 4, 2017 - Shabbat Bo Daughter of: Aryeh and Shayna Chazin Grandchild of: Rabbi Joel & Linda Chazin and Stan* Bloom & Goldie* Bershad Attends: American Heritage School Hobbies and/or Interests: Aliza enjoys cheerleading, karate, reading, creative writing, anime (computer animation), and scuba diving

Emme Landau

February 18, 2017 - Parashat Mishpatim

Daughter of: Dr. Ronny and Sharon Landau Grandchild of: Mark and Ella Landau and Stuart and Geri* Spilkevitz Attends: Omni Middle School Hobbies and/or Interests: Emme enjoys cheerleading and playing with her dog Gizmo Mitzvah Project: Having lost her grandmother Geri to ovarian cancer, Emme's Mitzvah Project is dedicated to raising money for Ovarian Cancer Research.

Cole Fendelman

February 25, 2017 ~ Parashat Mishpatim Son of: Joan Veesaert-Fendelman and Allen Fendelman Grandson of: Marlin & Judy Veesaert and Norton Fendelman & Marilyn Weinberg Attends: Saint Andrews School Hobbies and/or Interests: Team Boca Soccer, Saint Andrews Soccer Team and Saint Andrews Basketball Team, Saint Andrews Tennis Team, Royal Palm Tennis Team Mitzvah Project: Cole is working on several projects including The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Make a Wish, and Food for the Poor.

Annabel Seidmann

March 18, 2017 ~ Shabbat Ki Tisa

Daughter of: Steven Jay Seidemann & Elizabeth Kinzer Auman Grandchild of: Jack Koppel Seidemann, Federick Auman, Patricia Kinzer Auman Attends: Omni Middle School Hobbies and/or Interests: Dance, online media, hanging out with friends Mitzvah Project: Annabel volunteers at Animal Pet Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter in Ft. Lauderdale.

*z�l

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

•

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

21


BETTER EATING WITH...

Stephanie Zeidenweber

Hello everyone, Mama Muncheez here. I've been thinking a lot this past month about tikkun olam, repairing the world. In particular, I've been wondering how I can pass on to my children that concept, while incorporating the things I am personally passionate about. When my husband and I were looking to purchase a house, we had different criteria in our search fields. My husband, who is athletic and outdoorsy, wanted a lakefront home with plenty of land in which to plant things. I, on the other hand, was more concerned with the actual home and aesthetics on the inside and the outside. I never dreamed how much I would end up caring about the outside of our home and of the world as a whole. It began small. We started visiting local nurseries and deciding which plants we liked for our landscaping. Then we planted a few trees. Next, we wanted the girls to enjoy some fresh organic fruit off our own trees, so we planted a few in our backyard. After that, I wanted herbs to use for cooking so we began looking into options for starting our own herb garden. One fateful day, after a delicious lunch at Farmer's Table, I noticed that all of their edible gardening was done by a man called "Farmer Jay" so I gave him a call. The rest is history. Four big herb and vegetable boxes custom built by Farmer Jay and countless fruit trees in our backyard later, we were hooked. Seeing our girls go out there to check if their carrots or green beans were ready and excitedly run in with their baskets of produce, we knew we made the right decision. Our fruit trees took longer. We had to be patient and tend to them a lot in order for them to grow organically and successfully. I owe a large part of that work to my husband who loves to decompress by taking care of our garden. I also owe a large part to my daughters who love it so wholesomely and learned so carefully how to care for it from Farmer Jay and my husband. There is a big problem here in the United States and in many parts of the world. Our food is becoming more and more genetically modified. I truly believe that it is no coincidence chronic illnesses, obesity, puberty in younger and younger children, and a slew of other distressing conditions have been steadily on the rise. So, how do I help the world? How can you help the world? Well, start small. Plant something edible in your backyard. Start with an herb, a vegetable, a fruit tree, anything! I truly believe that my form of tikkun olam comes from my passion, my core belief that our bodies are meant to digest as natural as possible. The less the foods I feed my children are modified, the better their bodies will handle it. We are surrounded by environmental issues like climate change. The world is out of whack. Start somewhere, grow something, let's all do some tikkun olam. To see more photos and get some great lunchbox ideas, add me on Instagram@mamamuncheez or check out my Facebook page: Mama Muncheez. Bon Appetit!

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Congregation B'nai Israel. 22

COME BE INSPIRED


We Give Thanks

The following contributions were received by the synagogue office from December 21 - January 15. Cantor Shore's Discretionary Fund

Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund

Annette Sauve in Memory of Miriam Kopita Tama & Don Pasternak in Memory of Russell Gabay Robin & Jeffrey Siegal in Memory of Norman Ebenstein

Bob & Helene Vollmer in Honor of Cantor Bruce Wetzler Fran & Jerry Butwin in Memory of Martin Butwin Fran & Jerry Butwin in Memory of Richard Brooks Susanne & Mel Young in Memory of Dr. Albert Dolin Susanne & Melvin Young in Memory of Norman Ebenstein

Congregational Fund

Rabbi Bloch’s Discretionary Fund

Chesed Fund

Michael Gefter & Rhoda Garfinkel in Honor of The Healing of Barry Shanbrum

Dennis Bliden in Memory of Bertha Bliden

Rabbi Silvers’ Discretionary Fund

General Fund

Allan & Hazel Greenberg in Honor of The David Greenberg Family Ronnie Kramer in Honor of The Clergy & Staff at CBI Daniel Wasser on behalf of J.P. Morgan in Memory of Norman Ebenstein Leslie & Kimberly Kaminoff in Memory of Leo Kaminoff Lesley & Philip Dubs Michele Wornow

KFCJ Fund

Sari Neimark Fund

Adrian Glickson in Memory of Herman Feldman

Teacher's Education Fund Kim and Michael Harrison

Transportation Fund

Scott Mattis in Honor of Leslie & David Kantor

Memorial Fund

Hilary & Alan Soiefer in Honor of the Engagement & Upcoming marriage of Lauren Katz & Mitch Soiefer Bruce & Randee Zalman in Memory of Lee & Bruce Hildebrand

Bruce Sallah in Memory of Norman Ebenstein

Alexandra Karram in Memory of Louis Itskowitz Debby Schwaber in Memory of Jonathan Schwaber Donald Bloch in Memory of Norman Ebenstein Harriet Goldberg in Memory of Rose Nadelberg Irene & Norman Katz in Memory of Miriam Levine Jay Clott in Memory of Nancy Clott & Samuel Clott Renee Dworkin in Memory of Beloved mother & grandmother Judith Schleifer Sharon & Phil Wishna in Memory of Beverly Kantor Shirley Weisman in Memory of Anna Frank Steven Seidemann in Memory of Rose Seidemann The Schwedelson Family in Memory of Sadie Stern Shulman Emily Danson in Memory of Winifred A. Danson

Tsevet T'shuva/Recovery Team Fund Dennis & Marilyn Bliden

NCECE Stan Harris Fund Melvyn A. Golden

Donate online: login.cbiboca.org/donate

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

23


A M E R I C A N F R I E N D S O F M AG E N D AV I D A D O M

Cocktails,andDinner

HOLD THE DATE Monday, March 6, 2017 5:30 p.m.

C onversation

Boca-Delray Community Event St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton

Chairs

Ina Rae & Neil Fox

GUEST SPEAKER 11th Chief of the Mossad

We welcome Congregation B’nai Israel members to sit together at a reserved table. Please call 561.835.0510 or email southeast@afmda.org for more information. Formal Invitation to Follow

www.afmda.org

R E S T F OR E T E R N I T Y I N PA R A DI S E

Family Owned & Operated Cemetery & Funeral Home Above ground Mausoleums • North Mausoleum dedicated to Jewish Faith • South Mausoleum serving all Faiths Funeral & burial arrangements • Full Service • In state and out of state

hurry, limited avialability. reserve your space in paradise today! call our no obligation, 24-hour careline: 561-989-9190

24

COME BE INSPIRED

.


Puzzled

about which Camp OR Teen

Experience

is the Perfect Fit for Your Child? SLEEP AWAY CAMP OUTDOOR ADVENTURES COMMUNITY SERVICE CAREER INTERNSHIPS TEEN TRAVEL: USA & ABROAD LANGUAGE IMMERSION FINE & PERFORMING ARTS BIKING PROGRAMS

COMPUTER/TECH PROGRAMS MUSIC & DANCE PROGRAMS FILM PRODUCTION/PHOTOGRAPHY REMEDIAL & SPECIAL NEEDS NUTRITION & WEIGHT CONTROL SPECIALTY LAND SPORTS CULTURAL IMMERSION FAMILY AND GROUP PROGRAMS

We offer FREE confidential guidance & represent over 850 of the finest residential camps and teen programs in the USA, Canada, and Europe. Take the guesswork out of planning for this summer or next! Call or email now!

Lisa Borg Joanne Paltrowitz Tel: 561-995-5633 lisa@campexperts.com www.campexperts.com Established by Joanne Paltrowitz (1987)

How would you like to reach over

4,500

members of the Boca Raton community every month?

Advertise with us.

THE POWER OF ONLINE ADS plus THE BEAUTY OF PRINT

shelanu

- CBI’s Full Color Newsmagazine

For information, contact Jeanne Schwartz at 241-8118 or jeanne.schwartz@cbiboca.org CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

25


ONE-STOP Licensed & Insured, FL LIC#MRSA3 BBB A+ Accredited Business Mold testing & Assessments

Call Howie Newmark today! 954-650-6742 • www.themoldinspector.org

The Newmark Family would love for you to join us for our beautiful musical Shabbats

WATER LEAK SPECIALISTS

10% OFF

LEAK DETECTION SERVICE

LEAK DETECTION & REPAIR WATER & MOLD REMOVAL

561-288-5274

EXCEPTIONAL TASTE by Design “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” — Virginia Woolf

Why just eat, when you can dine? With the right ingredients of atmosphere, expertise, and attention to detail, everyday meals become true pleasures at Sinai Residences of Boca Raton. From the décor and beautiful table settings, to the outstanding service and delicious meals, all of your dining options have been designed with your exceptional taste in mind. Call (561) 922-7156 to learn more about the exceptional moments of Sinai Residences.

26

COME BE INSPIRED 701610

21036 95th Avenue South • Boca Raton, FL 33428 (561) 922-7156 • Fax: (561) 338-9596 • www.SinaiResidences.com


SAMANTHA FRIEDMAN Luxury Division Keller Williams Boca Raton Group Executive

561.961.8484 786.314.6100

samantha.friedman@yahoo.com SamanthasHomes.com

The Neighborhood Expert » Working for you 24/7 » More Resources & More Exposure » Servicing Clients Worldwide » Bilingual Team CALL NOW and find out how much equity you have in your home!

Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

27


TAKING OFF, HUMMING ALONG OR FLYING HIGH? Whatever stage — your business requires extraordinary marketing know-how to be relevant today and for years to come.

WebROI offers powerful digital marketing services exclusively for small & medium-sized businesses. Harness the talent, tools and technology and soar to new heights…all without breaking the bank. WebROI Headquarters 4755 Technology Way Boca Raton, FL 33431

www.webroi.com

Get a FREE Marketing Evaluation

800.498.4ROI

discover@webroi.com

An LEOJ Holdings Richard J. Pollack Company

EXPERIENCE A HIGHER STANDARD OF HOME CARE – BRIGHTSTAR CARE® Our professional Caregivers will treat your loved ones with

CARE, KINDNESS AND COMPASSION. Trust our family to care for yours.

Our Home Care Services Include: > Live-In or Hourly Care > Transportation Assist > Bathing & Dressing > Light Housekeeping > Meal Prep

> Companionship > Medication Set-Ups & Reminders > Respite Care > 24/7 Availability

> Skilled Nursing Care > Dementia Care > In-Home Blood Draws > Infusion Therapy > Licensed, Bonded & Insured

We are a Home Healthcare Agency. Which means all of our Caregivers are our employees; never an independent contractor. You can trust us to care for you and your loved ones like family. All of our Caregivers are covered by Workers Compensation and other insurances and bonds. Call us today to learn the BrightStar Care difference!

Serving Our Community in Boca Raton, Delray Beach & Boynton Beach

561 921 0550

Independently Owned & Operated · HHA # 299993014

28

COME BE INSPIRED


Protection & Tactical Group, LLC has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, military and private security. We are specialized in providing the very best TACTICAL ARMED SECURITY SERVICES, EXECUTIVE PROTECTION SERVICES & SPECIAL EVENTS. »»Event Security (Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Weddings) »»Executive/VIP Protection »»Crime Prevention »»Threat Assessments »»Commercial Facility Security »»Residential Facility Security »»Job Site Security »»Travel Security »»Private Schools »»Confidential Services

Protection & Tactical Group, LLC Wendell Manswell, Chief Executive Manager

Tel: 561.413.4561 • WWW.Protactgroup.com . manswellwsr@gmail.com Agency License #B1000132 • Agency License #A1100115

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

29


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS Shomrim/Guardian Society* Ner Tamid Circle Jordan Zimmerman and Family Rabbi's Council Jeff and Shauna Hollander David and Leslie Kantor Tzedakah/Justice Circle Howard and Deborah Belford Larry and Diane Feldman Joseph and Judith Gross Kenneth and Paulette Howard Philip and Blair Nadel Renée Nadel and Harry Dubow Arthur Schechner and Cynthia Hollander Schechner Chai/Life Circle Ronald and Sharon Landau Robert and Lois Pergament Harry and Amy Seidman Barton and Shirley Weisman Richard and Lois Werner Bonim/Builders Circle Jerry and Fran Butwin Douglas Feurring and Alexandra Karram Leonard and Phyllis Greenberg James and Debra Prevor David and Robyn Rubinoff Tadd and Sandra Schwab Jeffrey and Robin Siegal Stuart and Jill Siegel

The Heritage Society Jonathan and Nel Bloom Larry and Diane Feldman Reneé Herskowitz The Nagle Family Gail Sack Max and Judith Stern “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.

* z”l

30

COME BE INSPIRED

Mitzvah Circle Allan and Elaine Abrams Alan and Karen Bauman Jonathan and Nel Bloom Edmund and Sam Bogen Jeffrey and Andrea Cannon David and Lainie Cohen David Coppa and Devon McManama David and Robin Ellman David and Sigrid Feder Lawrence and Jodi Fiedler Ira and Robynn Ginsberg Barry and Debby Glick Howard and Sue Goldman David and Rachel Greenberg Robert and Auta Hendler Howard Kaye Craig and Penny Laufer Richard and Susan Levine Kermit and Arlene Meade Neil and Constance Meisel Roy and Helene Schwedelson Adam and Alissa Shapiro Gary* and Corey Shapiro Thomas and Myra Shaughnessy Spencer and Dara Siegel Stanley and Susan Silber Stuart and Rose Singer Richard and Sharon Stein Bruce and Lynne* Warshal Gary and Vicky Weiner Victor and Vicki Weinstein William and Barbara Weprin Scott and Lori Weprin Todd and Elizabeth Weprin Philip and Sharon Wishna Philip and Elissa Zwiebel Honorary Shomrim Laurence and Robin Nagle David and Amy Ross Gary and Robin Rubin Harvey and Phyllis Sandler Larry and Andrea Schnurmacher *as of September 22, 2016

CBI Planned Giving & Endowments Anonymous  Anonymous  Bruce and Marcy Barrick  Alan and Karen Bauman  Howard and Deborah Belford  Jonathan and Nel Bloom  Dean and Lisa Borg  David and Lainie Cohen  The Estate of Francine Cole  Ervin and Katherine Fleishman  David and Carol Gart  Robert and Leslie Ginberg  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  Howard Kaye  Paulette Kenney  David and Julie Kirschner  Tevie and Iris Kozak  Laurence and Phyllis Malmuth  Michael and Gail Meddoff  Renee 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  Gary and Vicky Weiner  Peter and Toni Weintraub  Philip and Sharon Wishna  Jeffrey and Ronna Young 

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


CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

•

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

31


2200 Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431

PASSOVER

32

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID Boca Raton, FL Permit No. 685

will start the evening of Monday, April 10 and will end the evening of Tuesday, April 18 COME BE INSPIRED


Shelanu February 2017