Page 1

shelanu VOLUME XXXIV • ISSUE 1

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 • ELUL/TISHREI 5777/5778

e t a i c o s s A Cantorial reudenberger Sarah F

Rabbi Robert Silvers

Rabbi Rony Keller e r r o o t n Sh a C nie a h p e t S Rabbi hen o C n o s i ll A

L

! u v y ikate

a n a ’ Sh

T h a v o T h

congregation

B’nai Israel come be inspired


Senior Staff

Board of Trustees

Robert A. Silvers

Kim Beame

Rony S. Keller

Linda B. Harris

Senior Rabbi

Director of Religious Education

Senior Associate Rabbi

Director of Early Childhood Education

Allison B. Cohen

Sarah Freudenberger

Assistant Rabbi

Cantorial Associate

Stephanie Shore

Richard D. Agler, DD

Cantor

Rabbi Emeritus

Steve Allen

Executive Director

Executive Committee Jeffrey Cannon

Susan Mayer

Dara Siegel

president@cbiboca.org

vpmembership@cbiboca.org

David Hollander

Richard Pollack

vpadministration @cbiboca.org

vpfinance@cbiboca.org

vpcommunications @cbiboca.org

President

VP Financial & Asset Management

Robin Ellman

VP Membership

VP Communications & Technology

Vicky Weiner

VP Strategic & Long Range Planning vpstrategicplanning @cbiboca.org

Robin Siegal

VP Education

vpeducation@cbiboca.org

VP Administration

Immediate Past President immediatepastpresident @cbiboca.org

Peter Davidson Kevin Garbowit Ira Ginsberg Susie Glatt Rachel Greenberg Eric Handis Joshua Krut Sharon Landau Rachel Fallet-Lax Susan Mayer

Past Presidents Howard Newmark Robyn Rubinoff Adam Shapiro Bonnie Shimel Dara Siegel Stanley Silber Sharon Stein Jen Vogel Jeff Young Ronna Young Jeff Zadoff

Robin Siegal 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

Committee on Trustees Robin Siegal, Chair Rachel Fallet-Lax, Religious School Ronna Young, WRJ/Sisterhood Kevin Garbowit, Trustee Barbara Orville, Member at Large

Tevie Kozak, Member at Large Rachel Greenberg, Trustee Jen Vogel, Preschool Chair Eric Handis, Brotherhood

Honorary Members James Cohen Larry Feldman Douglas Feurring

Monte Friedkin Stuart Graff Alma Kalfus Harold Schwalb z"l

Shelanu & Graphic Designer: Erin Rosado Editor: Erin Condon Printer: Minuteman Press, Delray Beach 561.495.7898

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

FREE EVENT

REGISTRATION REQUIRED LOGIN.CBIBOCA.ORG/BACKTOSHUL

2

COME BE INSPIRED

SAVE THE DATE

a night AT MORIKAMI

dinner with friends

CBI’S TREE OF LIFE DINNER Sunday • November 12, 2017 invitation & details to follow


ill w e w r a of sh e th r ea h e w en h W

. is it e m ti t a h w y tl c a ex know t. c le ef r to s u r fo e m ti e b ill w It

There is a wonderful story about an American tourist who stops an Israeli on the street and the following conversation ensues: “Can you please tell me the time?” “I’m sorry,” replied the Israeli, “I don’t have a watch.” “You don’t have a watch! How do you know what time it is?” “During the day, it’s simple; I just ask someone.” “But what do you do at night?” “For that, my friend, I have a shofar!” “A shofar? How do you tell time with a shofar?” “That’s simple! If I wake up in the middle of the night and want to know what time it is, I open my window and blow the shofar as loud as I can. A neighbor will always call out: ‘You idiot! Why are you blowing the shofar at 3:30 in the morning?!’ So, now I know what time it is!” During the month of Elul, it’s the tradition in most synagogues and communities to sound the shofar at the end of the morning service. Each weekday, we listen to the diverse sounds of the shofar: tekiah, teruah, shevarim. Each day we begin to wish our friends and acquaintances, shanah tovah tikateivu - “May you be written (for good) in the Book of Life.” Each day of Elul, we are encouraged to give tzedakah , and to begin the process of self-assessment, return and repentance. And it’s our custom to visit the graves of our loved ones to ask God to show kindness and mercy upon us and write us in the Book of Life for a new year if not on our own account, but due to the love and devotion of our loved ones who raised us, nurtured us, and encouraged us to be good human beings and good Jews. Whether the story above is true or fictional, our friend in the story is teaching us an important lesson: the purpose of the shofar is to serve as our seasonal alarm clock. And this story reinforces the teachings of Moses Maimonides, (“The Rambam” 1135 – 1204) who wrote in the most important halachic work of his time, the Mishneh Torah: “Awake from your slumber, all who are asleep and ponder your deeds, remember your Creator and return to him in sincere repentance.” Or as Saadia Gaon (892-942) interprets the sounds of the shofar: “The sounds of the shofar ought to produce ‘a shock’ and ‘a warning’ to move us toward repentance.” On Rosh Hashanah we gather in our congregation to listen to the piercing sounds of the shofar. When we hear the shofar we will know exactly what time it is. It will be time for us to reflect, it will be time to take our moral inventory, it will be time to evaluate our lives, it will be time to assess our behavior, and will be time to review our actions. Listening to the sounds of the shofar helps us remember to ask ourselves whether we have made the best use out of the year that has passed and what goals, secular and Jewish, personal

RABBI ROBERT A. SILVERS rabbisilvers@cbiboca.org

and communal, we would like to achieve in the year ahead. In the High Holy Day liturgy, we recite a prayer, Unetane Tokef, which provides us with the most daunting and self-reflective moment of our holy day: “Dust our beginning, dust our end. We are like a fragile vessel, like the grass that withers, like the flower that fades, the cloud that vanishes, the wind that blows, the dust that floats, the dreams that fly away.” On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we tend to realize how short our lives are, how much time we have wasted, how many good deeds and actions we have to do to make a difference to our family, to our synagogue and to our community. Rabbi Sidney Greenberg (of blessed memory) wrote, “The number of our years may be beyond our control, but the quality and texture of our lives depends on us.” And my teacher, Rabbi Marshall Meyer (of blessed memory), implored in a meditation he wrote on the meaning of the shofar: “Humankind! Hearken to the call of the shofar! Let us awaken from our apathy and egotism. Let us realize our capacities as beings created in the image of God with the power to create, to love and to build. May the shofar blasts strengthen our decisions to lead more significant lives dedicated to the search for Your love and Your eternal truth. May we dedicate ourselves to the sanctification of all life.” As we hear the sounds of the shofar this year, it is time for us to ask, “What time is it?” And I would suggest we answer our own question by saying: “Now I better hurry, to show the love, to give the attention and concern, and most importantly, to do my part to help make our world a better place, before the gates of life close behind me.” It is Elul and the alarm clock is ringing. Will we keep pushing the “snooze button” until the Jewish New Year or will we begin to address today the challenges and responsibilities that lie before us? From my family to yours, a shanah tovah u’metuka – a good and sweet New Year!

s r e v l i S i b b a R

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

3


Shabbat

Friday Evening Shabbat Services 7:30 pm Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

August 25:

7:30 PM Shabbat Service

September 1:

7:30 PM Shabbat Service

September 8: September 15:

7:30 PM Shabbat Service 5:00PM Tot Shabbat 7:30 PM Shabbat Service

September 22:

7:30 PM Shabbat Service

September 29:

7:30 PM Kol Nidre Service

Saturday Shabbat Services 9:00 AM Weekly Torah Learning Service Hollander Family Chapel September 2 5:30 PM Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary September 9 10:00 AM Shabbat Service/Bar Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary 5:30 PM Bat Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary September 16 10:00 AM Shabbat Service/Bat Mitzvah Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

Cantor's Corner Your music team at CBI has been hard at work planning next year’s programs! We have a great season in store for you with many new events along with our annual favorites. Cantor Shore and I have been listening to new albums released in the Jewish music world and picking songs we would love to introduce to the congregation at weekly Friday night Shabbat services. Also, Susan Linder and Cantor Shore are starting a Tuesday night music class to teach our upper school guitar and songleading skills. Another addition to our music schedule this year will be a Broadway Shabbat in the spring. You know how much we love any opportunity to sing Broadway on the bima! Finally, our Purim Shpiel this year will be coming at you in a new format – starring YOU! Auditions for our “Annie” themed show will be in October. We will need many children and adults to put on this adored musical, so we are opening the auditions to our entire congregational family.

As for returning favorites, The Cantor’s Chantors and B’nai’s Big Beat Band will be back with a great musical season including Shabbat Alive, Shabbat Shira, and singing in the community for Mitzvah Day. The J u n i o r C h o i r, m a d e u p o f 5 0 c h i l d re n i n gra de s K- 6 , will be performing at many services and events, including the Erev Simchat Torah Service, CBI and community Chanukah events, and will be a part of the cast of “Annie”. New members are always welcome in any of our music groups! And lastly, our tradition of bringing renowned musical acts for concerts continues with the band Nefesh Mountain in October. As you can see, we have a lot of music this coming year!

Come sing with us as we welcome in 57 78!

Cantor Stephanie Shore cantorshore@cbiboca.org

Cantorial Associate Sarah Freudenberger

Sarah

sarah.freudenberger@cbiboca.org

September 23 9:00 AM Shabbat Service Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

Shabbatom! Shal 4

COME BE INSPIRED

12 SONGS TO SING WITH YOUR FAMILY! SONGS THAT WILL BRING BACK MEMORIES & SONGS THAT WILL MAKE MEMORIES! ALL OF SUSAN'S CD'S ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE FOR $15/EACH. WWW.SINGINWITHSUSAN.COM


k s e d the From

of

Jeffrey Cannon President

president@cbiboca.org Rabbi A.Y. Kook said: "I don't speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don't have the power to remain silent". It is my honor and privilege to serve as your Congregation President for the next two years. I wish everyone a very healthy and happy return whether you were away for the entire summer, a few weeks or remained in lovely Boca Raton. While you were making the most of your summer, your leadership, staff, and clergy have been working hard to make this upcoming year a meaningful one for each of you, where connections will be made, kept, built upon and improved. We are delighted to welcome our two new rabbis, Rabbi Keller and Rabbi Cohen, who in conjunction with our exi sti n g c le rg y, will ma ke o u r (Holy House) an even more welcoming and warm home. I am excited as we continue to lay out the vision of what Congregation B'nai Israel will look like by 2020. Our mission and what inspires us will continue to be at our core. As our mission statement says, CBI is a welcoming home. We 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)…and we are passionately committed to worship, study and repairing the world. As a member of the Union for Reform Judaism and its adjunct organization, World Union

for Progressive Judaism, it is incumbent upon us to take action and not be silent when we see injustice whether it be targeted towards Jews by non-Jews such as the murder on the Temple Mount by Arab insurgents or the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution denying the Jewish connection to the city of Hebron or Jews by other Jews as the Israeli government's reversal of their agreement to provide an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem. As URJ President Rick Jacobs said “the stranglehold that the Chief Rabbinate and the ultra-Orthodox parties have on Israel and the enfranchisement of the majority of Jews in Israel and the world must – and will- be ended”. What can we do to make a difference? It is incumbent upon us; each and every one of us, to not only fight against injustice but also understand and comprehend what injustice looks like and not be silent. As we prepare for these High Holy Days, we each must look ahead to the new year where harmony and unity prevail and meaningful connections are made. I urge each and every one of us to connect, in w h atever way we feel is meaningful, through involvement in Congregation B’nai Israel – Connecting By Involvement. I want to wish all my fellow congregants, staff and clergy a very healthy, happy, and prosperous 5778.

Steve Allen

Executive Director

steve.allen@cbiboca.org

As we approach the season for the High Holy Days and a time of reflection and inner evaluation, I think back to a year ago and how many things have changed in my life both personally and professionally, both joyous and some sadness. I guess that is life, and it is also the time of year you think back on people wh o are gon e bu t certainly not forgotten. In October I will start my third year here at CBI as your Executive Director and Debbie and I feel we are home. Personally, yes we bought a house in Delray Beach to be closer, yes we had a set of twins in April to add to our 2 year old grandson, Jackson, and yes we made new friends and reunited with those we have not seen in a long while.

The staff and lay leadership have been planning the coming year for months and I can’t say enough about my team and the school’s teams under our incredible Director’s, Linda Harris and Kim Beame. Every staff member has such incredible responsibility to make this place tick, and without them CBI would n ot su cceed. I am proud and privileged to be the leader of this team and together with new President, Jeff Cannon, and his Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, the future looks very bright here. I will be celebrating the start of my 20th year in the Executive Director’s world in January and I have never felt this e n e rg i z e d d u r i n g a s u m m e r planning season Come join us, come say hello and as I say in every column at the end, I encourage you to come in and meet with me and bring suggestions, comments, ideas, complaints and even compliments. L’shanah Tovah to you and your families, and I will see all of you at the High Holy Days that are fast approaching.

The Congregation has grown in so many ways and I have been privileged to be a small part of that growth by getting to know many of you, yet there are many more of you to get to know. My staff has undergone some ch an ges bu t t h e addit ion of Rabbi Keller and Rabbi Cohen are two blessings I know all of you will come to learn as you get to know them both. Adding them to our wonderful Senior Rabbi Silvers and Cantor Shore and Cantorial Associate Sarah Freudenberger gives us the strongest clergy team ever and that’s just the beginning.

Jeff

Steve

SHELANU OPT-IN We hope you enjoy our 1st 2017-2018 issue of Shelanu! In order to continue receiving Shelanu in the mail, contact Erin Rosado at erin.rosado@cbiboca.org or call 561.241.8118 to “Opt-In”. All 9 issues are always emailed and posted on our website.

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

5


HIGH HOLY DAYS 2017/5778 High Holy Day Admission Card Procedure

Fast Talk

Orders for Admission Cards received after August 18 can be picked up at the Will Call Tables at the times listed below. Rotunda: Thursday, September 7, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

An informal session on Yom Kippur for those wishing to remain in the synagogue all day. This session will be held at 2:45 PM in the Hollander Family Chapel.

Administrative Offices:

Time for Memorial

Tuesday, September 12, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday, September 14, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday, September 17, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 19, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Junior Congregation Thursday, September 21 & Saturday, September 30 at 8:30 AM A short service for children in grades K-5 followed by activites appropriate to each age group. Please register online at cbiboca.org/hhd and consider making an $18 per child donation.

Children's Services Thursday, September 21 & Saturday, September 30 at 3:15 PM These services offer our youngest families a condensed worship experience of stories and prayers to inspire and teach the meaning of these High Holy Days. Open to members and non-members. No admission card required. Please register online at cbiboca.org/hhd.

Child Care (6 weeks - Pre-K) Child care is available during both 8:30 AM and noon services. It is important to register your child(ren) to assure that space will be available. To help defray the costs, there is a total charge of $50 per family for all services.

Non-Member Community Guests All services will be held at CBI in the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary. The cost is $175 per person to attend all services, or $125 per person for EITHER Rosh Hashanah OR Yom Kippur only. Please tell your friends and neighbors!

Signing For The Hearing Impaired Services will be translated in sign language on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 12:00 noon service.

Large Print Prayer Books, Sound Enhancement Equipment, and Handicap Seating Limited quantities of large print books and sound enhancement equipment are available at services. The ushers can assist you in obtaining a book or earphones. Ushers will guide you to areas with handicap seating available.

Ushers Members of our congregation donate their time in order to assist with seating and assure that services run smoothly and with decorum. Please understand that they do not personally know all our congregants and guests, and they are instructed to ask for admission cards. Please be respectful of them and the task they have to perform. If you would like to volunteer, visit www.cbiboca.org/hhd.

6

COME BE INSPIRED

Tuesday, September 19, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM in the Hollander Family Chapel. During the New Year, our thoughts turn inward to cherished memories of beloved relatives and friends who once brought wholeness to our lives. Unfortunately, distance does not allow most of us to perform the mitzvah of visiting their places of burial to pay our respects. Accordingly, we have an opportunity for you and your family to light candles and offer prayers for those who have passed on. This is not a formal service, but rather a time for personal reflection and recalling blessed memories of the departed.

Community Service Hours • Food Collection bag distribution on Rosh Hashanah • Ushering with your parent(s) at Children's Services • Food collection on Yom Kippur Contact Minda Shaiman at minda.shaiman@cbiboca.org or 561.241.8118.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 20, 7:30 PM

Rosh Hashanah Day

Thursday, September 21 Morning Service - Your choice Early: 8:30 AM (Junior Congregation) Late: 12:00 PM (No Junior Congregation) Children’s Service, 3:15 PM* Tashlich Service, 4:00 PM*

Rosh Hashanah Day II

Friday, September 22, 10:00 AM*

Shabbat Shuvah Friday, September 22, 7:30 PM Saturday, September 23, 9:00 AM

Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre Friday, September, 29, 7:30 PM

Yom Kippur

Saturday, September 30 Morning Service - Your choice Early: 8:30 AM (Junior Congregation) Late: 12:00 PM (No Junior Congregation) Fast Talk, 2:45 PM Children’s Service, 3:15 PM* Afternoon Torah Service, 4:30 PM Concluding Services: Yizkor, Neilah, 5:30 PM* Sound Shofar, 7:00 PM* Child care will be available for ages 6 months - Pre-K. Space is limited for babies.

Register Online: www.cbiboca.org/hhd


don’t miss out on these high holy day programs! turn yourself

“inside out”

joy

Sukkah Building with CBI Brotherhood Sunday, October 1

fear

on selichot with cbi

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Prepare for the High Holy Days with a day of film, food & reflection.

Join Brotherhood as they build the sukkah in the Pollock Family Courtyard. Refreshments will be provided

We will view the movie “Inside Out”, a profound and moving film appropriate for young and old alike. Enjoy a delicious dinner, and join us as we take an introspective look at ourselves, our emotions, and our souls.

ALL ARE INVITED!

Saturday, September 16 BEGINnING AT 3:30 PM THIS PROGRAM IS FOR ALL AGES!

2017

anger

disgust

sadness

Celebrate Sweetness Torah

2017

the

who needs help? what can i Check out all donate to? these options!

2018 INTERNATIONAL MARCH OF THE LIVING

of

STUDENT TRIP MEETING FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS, SENIORS & PARENTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

Erev Sim chat

Torah Wednesd a Cohen/Fr y, Octobe r 11 iedkin Sa nctuar 4:45 PM

Pizza Dinner

(meeting is prior to the first 11th & 12th grade Post Confirmation Class)

TRIP IS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 9 - 22, 2018 APPLICATIONS & INFO AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: WWW.MOLSOUTH.ORG SPACES ARE LIMITED RSVP: MOL@BOCAFED.ORG OR 561.852.6013

JOIN CONGREGATION B’NAI ISRAEL

5:30 PM

y

Service

SIMCHAT TORAH SERVICE/YIZKOR Thursday, October 12 10:00 AM HOLLANDER FAMILY CHAPEL

GIFT OF LIFE BONE MARROW FOUNDATION

IN OUR 24TH ANNUAL FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER!

How to Participate:

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

Needed Items:

tuna • peanut butter • packaged milk • coffee • tea • rice • pasta • flour • canned vegetables • canned fruit • beans • prepared canned foods

NO GLASS OR PERISHABLE ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Let’s make this year better than ever! If you are able to help with the distribution of b a g s , s o r t i n g c o l l e c t i o n s , a n d /o r o rg a n i z i n g food on the truck, please contact Minda Shaiman at minda.shaiman@cbiboca.org or Cindy or Greg Jacob at gejcadj@aol.com.

When you attend services on Yom Kippur, stop by the Gift of Life table and do a mitzvah! Volunteers are needed on Yom Kippur between the early service & the late service, from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM & 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Volunteers will be able to choose a time frame,and will be trained on how to “swab” participants cheeks correctly. For questions, more information, or to volunteer please contact Minda Shaiman at m i n d a . s h a i m a n @ c b i b o c a . o rg o r 5 6 1 . 2 4 1 . 8 11 8 .

Help us “Pack it Up” Rosh Hashanah Food Bags WRJ/SISTERHOOD SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS

Please drop off donations of backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, paper, etc. at the WRJ/Sisterhood Gift Shop or in the blue bins near school office, beginning August 21. For more information contact, Ronna Young at sisterhood@cbiboca.org OR Eileen Newmark at newmarke@bellsouth.net

Celebration & Party Wednesday October 4 4:00 PM

Perform a Mitzvah this Rosh Hashanah Join other CBI members to assemble Rosh Hashanah gift bags for people in need in our community. Monday, September 11, 10:15 am WRJ Gift Shop-Yormark Family Rotunda Please RSVP to Sue Levine at 561.638.5450 or sue_levine@comcast.net OR Marcy Barrick at 561.654.4017 marcybarrick@gmgail.com

Sukkot Service Thursday October 5 10:00 AM Hollander Family Chapel

Lulav & Etrog Sale Now thru Friday, September 15, 2017 Sukkot is Thursday, October 5 Get an early start and order your Lulav & Etrog set today!

$36/ per set Orders can be p i c k e d u p in the Administrative Office by October 2, 2017 Purchase online at loginin.cbiboca.org/hhd or Contact Natalie Matus at 561.241.8118 or natalie.matus@cbiboca.org

CBI SISTERHOOD WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM

CBI SISTERHOOD WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

7


to all of the participants of this summer's B'nai on the Bima Shabbat program! Cantor’s Chantors and B’nai’s Big Beat Band Ronna Young Robin Koota Stanley Silber & Susan Silber Bilha & Sam Ron Shalom Chavurah: Dena Barash and Allen Baum Leni and Marty Cohen Sandy and Don Gerson Dianne and Seymour Ginsberg Alana and Barry Gordon Dorothy and Jack Herman Susan and Martin Mayer Kim Beame and Confirmation Students: Brandon Morantz Cooper O'Kuhn Payton Schnall Samantha Tankoos

Susan Linder Tadd & Sandy Schwab Chavurah: Ronna & Jeff Young Myra & Paul Ehrman Renee Markus Claire & Stan Weiss Annette & Stuart Baine Tomer Avivi, family & students Eileen Danton Janet Kleinman Susi Glatt and friends Betty Monash Marcy Barrick Bob Dobrin Ronnie Kramer Dave Birchansky Sandy Tankoos

We Mourn the Loss of... Scott Rutsky, Brother-in-law of Richard (Emi) Pollack, Uncle of Lumi and Niko Pollack Dorothy Ascherman, member Morrie Ginsberg, Stepfather of Vicky (Gary) Weiner Silvia Petrella, Mother of Laura Petrella Alan Landes, Father of Dawn (Russel) Weisz, Grandfather of Ella and Bria Weisz Michael Salomon, Brother of Elizabeth Salomon Steven Albersheim, Brother of Michael (Ann) Albersheim Michelle Szmiga, Mother of David (Loren) Szmiga, Grandmother of Keira and Tyler Szmiga Elaine Simon, member Loretta Fertel, Mother of Cindi Jacobs, Grandmother of Samuel and Matthew Jacobs Constance Green, Grandmother of David (Stacey) Ogman, Great-Grandmother of Kira and Jordan Ogman Elvia Schmeltzer, Mother of Robert (Abi) Schmeltzer, Grandmother of Matthew and Samantha Schmeltzer Jamie Andrews, Granddaughter of Harriet Tunick Leonard Greenberg, Husband of Phyllis Greenberg Myrna Kingsley, Wife of Alvin Kingsley (z"l), mother of Bruce Kingsley (z"l), Joel (Phyllis) Kingsley, and Jill (Douglas) Weinstein; and special friend to Herbert Wissner

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mazel Tov to our member Karen Bleier on the birth of her Great Grandson to Rachel and Jason Creel on May 17, 2017.

Mazel Tov to our members Julie and Jayson Stern and Grandparents Howard and Deborah Belford on the birth of their daughter Ella Rose Stern on June 4, 2017.

WEDDINGS & ENGAGEMENTS Mazel Tov to our member Robin Koota on the marriage of her son Jordan to Gabriella on July 2, 2017.

Andrea and Jeffrey Cannon are excited to announce their son Douglas Cannonn became engaged Saturday, May 13, 2017 to Stephanie Spritz!!

WRJ Gift Shop

Mi Shebeirach Prayer for Healing

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. To place a name on one of our Mi Shebeirach lists, go to login.cbiboca.org/misheberach or contact Natalie at 561.241.8118 or natalie.matus@cbiboca.org.

8

COME BE INSPIRED

SUPPORT WRJ/SISTERHOOD AND DO YOUR GIFT SHOPPING AT CBI! OPEN MON-THURS. FROM 10AM-4PM Contact Sue Levine, 561.638.5450 or sue_levine@comcast.net. 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 erin.rosado@cbiboca.org by September 1 to appear in the October issue of Shelanu.


Ronna Young

Eric Handis

Sisterhood President

Brotherhood President

sisterhood@cbiboca.org Shanah Tovah U’metukah – a good and sweet new year! As you prepare for the new year, are you looking for a way to renew old acquaintances, make new friends, help your community, participate more in your congregation or perhaps just have some fun? Then, join us at CBI’s Women of Reform Judaism/ Sisterhood. We will welcome you.. The board of WRJ/Sisterhood worked over the summer to plan an outstanding year of meetings, programs, and events. I would like to highlight just a few items for September and October. On Monday night, September 18, 2017, we will hold our opening meeting at 7:00 PM in the Joel S. Nadel Boardroom. That evening we will be filling backpacks with school supplies to be donated to Title 1 schools, notfor-profit organizations, or children in our community. Blue bins for donations will be available starting Sunday, August 21, 2017. You may, also, drop your items off at our gift shop and shopfor the new year at the same time or feel free to bring supplies and backpacks to the meeting on September 18, 2017. The work goes quickly, and there’s time for a few laughs, some coffee and dessert, and a quick business meeting.

brotherhood@cbiboca.org

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, we will be hosting our Women of Valor Luncheon and Fashion Show.Please hold the date. Invitations will be going out shortly. I encourage you to rsvp early and to join WRJ/Sisterhood to take advantage of membership pricing for this event. Additionally, in October, you may wish to participate in our team for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on October 21, 2017 or attend our general meeting on October 16, 2017. Watch for more information in the fall. As for the rest of the year, there are lots of opportunities for you to be involved as well as holidays to celebrate with us, including our Chanukah Party and Chocolate Passover Seder. So why wait? Start your new year by joining and participating in CBI’s Women of Reform Judaism/Sisterhood.

As the summer is coming to an end, we are looking at one of the best years ahead for our Brotherhood. Our Board has been working on a schedule of events that will offer something for everyone.

NY Rangers at the BB&T Center. This is a great rivalry, that will feature two of the most exciting teams in the NHL. In addition, we are working on a few other programs that we are very excited about. Details to follow.

Our traditional Brotherhood Kickoff event at Duffy's will be on September 25th. This is always a fun night to catchup with old friends, to meet new ones and to watch some great football. Next, we will be building the Sukkah together on October 1. If you haven't ever attended, please come out and join us. This is an incredible bonding experience, as we work together to build the Sukkah for our CBI family.

Please come join us. I am a little biased, but we are some of the greatest guys around. If it will be your first event, please let me know. You will be my personal guest and I will introduce you to everyone. If you have any questions regarding the Brotherhood, please call me at 561.221.4263 or email me at e r i c . handis@gmail.com. I loo k forward to hearing from you and to seeing you soon.

Just a few days later in the week, we will be having a social gathering inside the Sukkah that you won't want to miss. The details are still being worked on, so stay tuned. It's going to be awesome. On November 4th we will be going as a group to watch our hometown Florida Panthers play the

Eric

BROTHERHOOD KICKOFF 2017 2018

CBI Ronna

dallas cowboys

SAVE THE DATES!

September 2017 9.11 Rosh Hashanah Bag Project

vs

arizona cardinals

monday September : 25, 8::00 pm @

9.18 School Supply Drive

21212 sT. andrews Blvd. BOCA RATON

for more information contact barry glick at 561.414.5557 or baglick@@alro.com

October 2017 10.21 “Making Strides” Breast Cancer Walk

10.22 Women of Valor Luncheon CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

9


CBI

INSPIRES

2017-2018 SERIES

Whether it’s learning to relax the mind, body and spirit, or learning to integrate spirituality into our everyday lives, we know you will love our newest course!

with

SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS Cantor Stephanie Shore

Monday afternoons, 12:00 PM December 4 & March 12 Details to follow

CBI Members-free Non Members & Community Guests-$10

Spirituality

Monday evenings, 6:30 PM November 6, February 5 & April 9

Speaker Series

CBI is pleased to host its 5th Annual Speaker Series for 2017/2018. We encourage you to join us at each incredible event! A Conversation with

Robert Watson author of The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II

September 7, 2017 • 7:00 PM • Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Discussion followed by dessert reception & book signing.

Middle East Relations Panelwith Discussion Dennis Ross

& an All-Star Panel of Scholars

February 25, 2018 • 2:00 PM • Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary 1:00 PM Welcome Reception with book sale & signing.

CBI Inspires brings a variety of education It encompasses our Speaker Series, the with our rabbis and other esteemed scho

as cultural programs involving music, art, theate To become a sponsor of CBI Inspires, please c Steve Allen at 561.241.8118 or steve.allen@cbib

Music

Come explore the world of music with CBI!

MUSICAL SHABBAT ALIVE November 17, 2017 • 7:30 PM Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

March 20, 2018 • 7:00 PM • Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary Discussion followed by dessert reception & book signing.

10

COME BE INSPIRED

All fi Lou per

CHANUKAH ROCKS December 15, 2017 • 5:00 PM Location TBD MLK INTERFAITH SERVICE January 14, 2018 • 10:45 AM Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church SHABBAT SHIRA BIG BAND AND BARCHU-PART II January 26, 2018 • 7:30 PM Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church ESTIE PURIM SHPIEL February 28, 2018 • 6:00 PM VIP Ballroom 10th ANNUAL STEPHEN DUBOV Z”L MEMORIAL CONCERT March 11, 2018 • 3:00 PM Temple Beth El BROADWAY SHABBAT May 11, 2018 • 7:30 PM Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

CBI’s Weekend Music Fest October 13, 2017 • 7:30 PM SHABBAT EXPERIENCE Nefesh Mountain joins CBI Clergy!

A Conversation with

David Dalinauthor of Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court

Th

October 14, 2017 • 7:00 PM CONCERT Pre-concert reception featuring performance by The Shade Tree Pickers October 15, 2017 • 2:00 PM MAMA DONI CHILDREN’S CONCERT EXPERIENCE Pre-concert performance by Miss Susan!

IH


Interested in being our Adult Book Club chair? Call Minda Shaiman @ 561.241.8118

ter, and more. contact boca.org.

he Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival

Adult Learning

Adult Book Club

nal and informative programs to our community. Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival, conversations olars, adult and spiritual learning opportunities, as well

films take place on Wednesdays, in the VIP Cocktail unge.There is no cost for members and a $10 fee film for non-members.

CBI offers inspiring lectures and thought provoking classes by noted guests and our clergy and insightful adult religious education opportunities with knowledgeable faculty. With both single and multi-session opportunities, these programs offer something for everyone.

WOMEN’S TORAH COMMENTARY with Rabbi Allison Cohen Tuesdays, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM , Room 305 Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $10/class Details to follow INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM Thursdays, begining September 7, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ B’nai Torah Congregation (classes will move to CBI in January) THE PROBLEM OF EVIL: CAN THE EVIL IN THE WORLD BE RECONCILED WITH THE EXISTENCE OF AN ALL-POWERFUL, ALL-GOOD GOD? with Dr. Leonard Berkowitz Details to follow

November 15, 2017 • 7:00 PM ON THE MAP Running Time: 85 min

CORE YEAR ONE - RHYTHMS & PURPOSES with Marrion Hirschmann & Shayndel Plotkin Wednesdays at 10:00 AM begining October 18

December 13, 2017 • 7:00 PM MUHI: GENERALLY TEMPORARY Running Time: 89 min

January 10, 2018 • 7:00 PM HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU: THE LIFE & LEGACY OF SIMON WIESENTHAL Running Time: 105 min

February 7, 2018 • 7:00 PM WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY Running Time: 105 min

THE STAR AND THE CRESCENT: JUDAISM & ISLAM with Marrion Hirschmann Thursdays at 10:45 AM begining October 19 JEWISH HUMOR: FROM SINAI TO SEINFELD Marrion Hirschmann Thursdays at 12:45 PM begining October 19

“HOW TO’S FOR JEWS” with Rabbi Rony Keller Wednesdays January 17 & January 24 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Room 308 Details to follow

with

THE HOLOCAUST AS TOLD THROUGH MEMOIRS AND DIARIES with Dr. Sandra Lilienthal Thursdays at 1:00 PM begining October 19 BEMIDBAR-LEADERSHIP DEFINED AND DEFENDED with Marrion Hirschmann Thursdays at 10:45 AM begining January 18 JEWISH DENOMINATIONS-ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF MODERNITY with Dr. Sandra Lilienthal Thursdays at 12:45 PM begining January 18

WOMEN OF THE WALL & THE STRUGGLE FOR RELIGIOUS PLURALISM IN ISRAEL with Rabbi Allison Cohen Thursday, November 30 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Details to follow

THE STAR AND THE CRESCENT: JUDAISM & ISLAM Marrion Hirschmann Thursdays at 1:00 PM begining January 18

with

March 7, 2018 • 7:00 PM TO TAKE A WIFE Running Time: 97 min

April 11, 2018 • 7:00 PM RUN BOY RUN Running Time: 112 min

Dance

All Melton Classes meet in Room 303 for 10 weeks To Register or learn more, go to: cbiboca.org/adultlearning or call Penina Bredoff at 561.392.8566

March 6, 2018 • 7:00 PM • Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary REVITAL DANCE ENSEMBLE presents “JERUSALEM FOREVER!” CBI Members-$18 Non Members & Community Guests-$25 Students/Military with ID-$10 CBI Students-free

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

11


7

THUR

CBI INSPIRES-SPEAKER SERIES ROBERT WATSON

8

FRI

WELCOME BACK TO SHUL DETAILS TO FOLLOW

The Nazi Titanic: Talk, Book Signing & Dessert Reception

7:00 PM Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

10 SUN FIRST DAY OF SLJ

11

MON

WRJ/SISTEHROOD ROSH HASHANAH BAG PROJECT

10:15 AM Yormark Family Rotunda

13 WED

16 SAT

CONNECTING CBI

SELICHOT PROGRAM

8:00 AM Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

Turn Yourself “Inside Out”

3:30 PM Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary & Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

UPCOMING 5 THUR SUKKOT

Offices and Schools Closed

11 WED CONNECTING CBI 8:00 AM Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

18 WED MELTON CLASS CORE YEAR ONE Rhythms & Purposes

10:00 AM Room 303

20

SAT

INSTALLATION SHABBA DETAILS TO FOLLOW

21&22

27 WED

ROSH HASHANAH

SANDWICH BRIGADE

THUR & FRI Offices and Schools Closed

10:00 AM Room 305

R E B O T C O

13•14•15

12

COME BE INSPIRED


6

FRI

SHABBAT SERVICE: SUKKOT 6:00 PM Pollock Family Courtyard

12 THUR SIMCHAT TORAH Offices and Schools Closed

19 THUR

MELTON CLASS

The Holocaust as told through Memoirs & Diaries

1:00 PM Room 303

25 WED

AT

NOVEMBER

G EVENTS 1

MELTON CLASS CORE YEAR ONE Rhythms & Purposes

3

Rhythms & Purposes

MELTON CLASS 1:00 PM Room 303

7

FRI

FIRST FRIDAY SHABBAT

8

9:30 AM VIP Caterers

9

WED

Rhythms & Purposes

FRI

7:30 PM Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

The Holocaust as told through Memoirs & Diaries

1:00 PM Room 303

15

16

MELTON CLASS

MELTON CLASS

The Holocaust as told through Memoirs & Diaries

1:00 PM Room 303

10 .1 5

10 .1 3

MAMA DO NI CHILDRE N ’S CONCERT EXPERIE NCE

SH AB B AT CE E X P E R IE N 7: 30 PM

un ta in Ne fe sh Mo Cl er gy ! jo in s CB I

THUR

The Holocaust as told through Memoirs & Diaries

1:00 PM Room 303

21

TUE

FEED THE HUNGRY

Rhythms & Purposes

10:00 AM Room 303

17

FRI

SHABBAT ALIVE

7:30 PM Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

29

WED

MELTON CLASS CORE YEAR ONE Rhythms & Purposes

2: 00 P M

Pr e- co nc

WED

MELTON CLASS CORE YEAR ONE

10:00 AM Room 303

26 THUR

THUR

MELTON CLASS

10:00 AM Room 303

10

TUE

CHIC BOUTIQUE

6:00 PM Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary

MELTON CLASS CORE YEAR ONE

THUR

The Holocaust as told through Memoirs & Diaries

10:00 AM Room 303

STARS & STRIPES SHABBAT

MELTON CLASS CORE YEAR ONE

2

WED

10:00 AM Room 303

er

t fea tur in g per for ma nc e by

Mi ss Su sa n

30

10.14 CONCERT

DOORS OPEN @ 7:00PM

THUR

MELTON CLASS

The Holocaust as told through Memoirs & Diaries

Pre-concert

1:00 PM Room 303

featuring performance by

The Shade Tree Pickers

OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

13


Susi Glatt

ARZA Committee Chair glattsusims@aol.com

THE

REFORM ISRAEL FUND

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

THE WESTERN WALL FOR ALL – NOT HAPPENING On January 31, 2016, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decreed that o n e a re a o f t h e We s t e r n Wa l l (Kotel) would be open for all Jews to pray as they choose: a deal meticulously negotiated to accommodate those looking for a more pluralistic religious area. Eighteen months later, this decision has been reversed, creating a divide, rather than unity among the Jewish People. “The Kotel belongs to all Jews worldwide men and women alike not to a self-appointed segment", as stated by AJC CEO David Harris. The Prime Minister feels he must appease the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Knesset in o r d e r t o s e c u r e h i s coalition’s majority i n t h a t b o d y. M a n y d i a spora Jewish leaders and their c o n s t i t u ents, w h o have fa ith f u lly supported Israel over the years, see this as a betrayal of Jewish pluralism. Adding insult to injury is the decision by these parties to require all conversions to Judaism be done by select Orthodox Rabbis. The Israeli cabinet agreed to postpone further action on this offensive conversion bill, rebuking the aggressive behavior of the ultra-Orthodox toward diaspora Jewry and the non-Orthodox streams, as reported in the Israeli media.

14

COME BE INSPIRED

Rabbi Gilad Kariv, an attorney in Israel, and the Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism and Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the Union for Reform Judaism in North America jointly issued the following s t a t e m e n t : “A s l o n g a s t h e s e one-sided government decisions

are not overturned, the crisis in the Jewish world will continue.” Leaders of the Reform Movement in Israel and North America canceled a meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Rabbi Rick Jacobs stated, “We cannot go about our scheduled meetings as if nothing has happened. The unconscionable insult of the annulment of the Kotel resolution, and the proposal of the conversion law have caused an acute crisis between the Israeli government and diaspora Jewry. After yesterday's shameful decisions, we feel that at this moment, after more than four years of negotiations, it is not clear

that the current Israeli government honors its agreements.” For me, personally, this is a grand disappointment. I have worked tirelessly from 2014 until this past December toward gaining support from the South Florida J ewish community for the resolution to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel, organizing community, gatherings, obtaining endorsements of our S o F l clergy and leaders, collecting hundreds of signed petitions and sending letters to Prime Minister Netanyahu. I support Rabbi Jacob’s position: “We will not be still or silent. The stranglehold that the Chief Rabbinate and the ultra-Orthodox parties have on Israel and the disenfranchisement of the majority of Jews in Israel and the world must—and will—be ended.” I ask that you join me in support of this effort for our New Year 5778. May our New Year be a year that we can enjoy a more pluralistic society in Eretz Yisrael.

Susi


S ’ I B C !?! GUESS WHO CBI Staff ?

s the Can you gues

TIME

MATCH ALL 12 BABY PICTURES TO THE CORRECT CBI STAFF MEMBERS AND WIN A $10 STARBUCKS GIFT CARD! THE FIRST CORRECT SUBMISSION WINS! SUBMIT YOUR RESPONSES TO ERIN.ROSADO@CBIBOCA.ORG BY AUGUST 31 FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

1

7

A

G

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

10

11

12

B

C

D

E

F

I

J

H

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

K

L

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

15


WHAT'S HAPPENING AT...

The Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism 10th Grade Confirmation Trip to...

Israel

AUGUST 2020 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Day Celebration Sunday, August 20, 11:00 AM – 1:00PM Madrihkim Opening Workshop Tuesday, August 29, 6:00 PM - 7:30PM

SEPTEMBER SLJ Begins Tuesday, September 5, 5:00 PM Family Open House, 6:00 PM Sunday, September 10, 9:00 AM Monday, September 11, 3:45 PM 11th & 12th Graders: March of the Living Meeting Tuesday, September 12, 5:45 PM-6:45 PM

Hayley Cohen, Confirmand Wow. Where do I begin? Israel was probably the most fun I have ever had. I never thought that I could feel so connected to a place and to Judaism as I now do. I can tell you all about climbing Mt. Masada and going to the University of Tel Aviv but I'm not going to. Those were fun, but I'm going t o t a l k a b o u t w h a t re a l l y impacted my life: the people that I was with. I can definitely say now that I have a very strong bond with not only the 38 other kids that I went with but, the staff too: Kim, Zoe, Lucas, and Nitsan, our guide. I have become so close with everyone that I went with and not a day has gone by yet that I haven't spoken to at least 5 of them. Israel would have certainly been different without all of these people. I can't and don't want to imagine it any other way. There are a few kids that I talk to on the phone every day and say either the good morning prayer with or the good night prayer with that we did every day in Israel. Sometimes it makes

me sad because I don't live near them but this just gives me more of a reason to visit them. I know that these people are the people that I'm going to remember for the rest of my life and I owe it all to Congregation B'nai Israel, BBYO, and Israel. I would also like to thank the Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund for making my dream of going to Israel into a reality. If it wasn't for this scholarship fund, I would have never been able to go to Israel and would never feel the way that I do now about being Jewish.

Hayley Cohen

Join our Facebook Group www.cbiboca.org/facebook.com/slj 16

COME BE INSPIRED

11th & 12th Grade Post Confirmation Class Tuesday, September 12, 6:45 PM-8:15 PM Family Selichot Experience Saturday, September 16, TBD

OCTOBER Sukkah Decorating Party & Sukkah Service Wednesday, October 4, 4:00 PM Kindergarten Consecration & Torah Project Sunday, October 8, 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM Simchat Torah Celebration & Service Wednesday, October 11, 4:45 PM Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser Tuesday, October 17 Sunday, October 22 Monday, October 23 TAG Shabbat Dinner Friday, October 27, 5:00 PM 1st Grade Family Shabbat Workshop Sunday, October 29, 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM NO SLJ - Teacher Work Day Tuesday, October 31


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

Steven Benjaimin Levy Son of: Dana and Matthew Levy Grandchild of: Shelley & Martin Teitelbaum, Adrienne & Herbert Levy, and Richard Kahan School Attending: Eagles Landing Middle School Hobbies and/or Interests: Building original Lego creations, Japanese Anime, playing Minecraft and ROBLOX, traveling, dancing, attending Gametech camp, learning Hebrew, being an avid bird conservationist, and being an awesome big brother to Connor. September 2, 2017 ~ Parashat Ki Tavo

Brandon Parker Sadow Son of: Stacy & Adam Sadow Grandchild of: Marvin Lubeck and Doris & Jack Sadow School Attending: Don Estridge High Tech Middle School Hobbies and/or Interests: Saxophone, Biking, and Swimming Mitzvah Project: Volunteering at Allegro Senior Living Facility in Delray Beach since February, 2016.

September 9, 2017 ~ Shabbat Ki Tavo

Madison Emma Silver Daughter of: Robyn & Michael Silver Grandchild of: Susan & Gerald Silver and the late Marcia & Barry Bronfman School Attending: BAK Middle School of the Arts Hobbies and/or Interests: Singing, Acting, and Reading Mitzvah Project: I am a very dedicated student and take my academic studies very seriously. In order to help less fortunate students have access to the supplies they need to become academically successful, I am orchestrating a back to school supply drive on behalf of the incredibly talented and intelligent students at BAK MSOA who need items such as pencils, pens, and notebooks. I also feel very strongly about literacy and I volunteer several hours a week at my local public library. September 9, 2017 ~ Parashat Nitzavim

Samantha Lily Berner Daughter of: Sheri and David Berner Grandchild of: Natalie Price, Sandra & Melvin Berner School Attending: Don Estridge High Tech Middle School Hobbies and/or Interests: : Horseback riding and competitions, reading, art, photography, skiing Mitzvah Project: Raising money and awareness to save horses.

September 16, 2017 ~ Shabbat Nitzavim

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

•

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

17


FALL KALLAH FEVER HITS CBI OCTOBER 2017! G E T E XC I T E D ! CBI was chosen to host the North American Federation of Temple Youth Southern Tropical Region’s (NFTY-STR) Fall Kallah 2017! During the weekend of October 13th - 15th, over 300 Jewish teens from all over Florida will gather at CBI for a weekend of adventure, Shabbat, music, social action, friends, and fun!

We need your help!! Please help house NFTY-STR teens! Housing is an extremely important and fun part of making the weekend a success. Families have a great time hosting NFTY teens and it’s an amazing experience for you and your children. This incredible opportunity is open to the entire congregation!

VOLUNTEER to house teens at

urjyouth.wufoo.com/forms/nftystr-host-family-application-fall-kallah/

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

congregation

B’nai Israel come be inspired

18

COME BE INSPIRED

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


NADEL CENTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION NEW PARENT ORIENTATION

REGISTRATION FOR FALL B’NAI FAMILIES CLASSES

Wednesday August 16 7:15 PM

MOMMY & ME DADDY & ME GRANDPARENT & ME

Zimmerman Family North Social Hall

for children 4 months - 24 months.

PRESCHOOL ORIENTATION

FREE Mommy Magic class for expectant moms & moms with newborns.

Space is limited-Please contact Karen at 561.241.1484 or Karen.Forster@cbiboca.org

5 Day Classes Tuesday August 22

Totback Shabbat to school Luau

3 Day Classes Wednesday August 23

SEPTEMBER 15 5:00 PM COHEN/FRIEDKIN SANCTUARY with Rabbi Alli & Miss Susan

VOLUNTEER FAIR BOTH DAYS IN THE ZIMMERMAN FAMILY NORTH SOCIAL HALL!

WATER PLAY-A-THON

Dinner 5:00 PM Service 5:45 PM Donations Pl eas

e

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY OCTOBER 18 & 19 

  



Tuesday November 7 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM VIP Ballroom

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

•

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

19


CBI'S

SPOTLIGHT David & Stacey Ogman Stacey and David met on Jdate in 2008 which began as a friendship. David was excited about the start of something great, knowing it could be so much more. So he invited Stacey to play on his co-ed JCC flag football team, remembering that Stacey won the Varsity State Championship at Spanish River High School. Hoping that his athletic skills would impress her, it did, and they began dating. Before they knew it, they were married at Congregation B'nai Israel on December 26, 2010 followed by a beautiful reception at the Ritz Carlton in Palm Beach. "We were welcomed with open arms to the synagogue ever since!" David having been born in Brooklyn, NY and growing up in New Jersey wearing Tzitzit to his Conservative pre-school, and Stacey being born in New York City and then moving to Boca where she became a Bat Mitzvah at CBI, have found the perfect match for their Family at Congregation B'nai Israel. In 2013, their daughter Kira Eden was born, and 4 months later Kira was the first baby enrolled in the new Baby Room. It was not easy on the heart for Stacey to return to work as a Senior Attorney for the State of Florida's Guardian ad Litem Program, but knowing that Kira would be loved and nurtured in the Baby Room at CBI made all the difference for this busy professional couple. In 2015, Jordan Avi was born and he too joined his sister at CBI's preschool. Kira and Jordan feel like rockstars at CBI because every morning all of the security team and teachers greet them by name. "It's been the most amazing experie n c e that we could ever imagine for our kids.

20

COME BE INSPIRED

K n ow i n g t h a t o u r k i d s a re i n s u c h tremendous hands between the teachers, staff, security, administration, and everyone el s e at CBI wh o work h armon iou sly to provide a world class experience for our Kids enables us as busy working professionals the piece of mind that is beyond anything we ever imagined!" On weekends you'll find Stacey and David cheering on their Gator sports teams, as Stacey graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder before completing her Law Degree (JD) at the University of Florida. David graduated from the University of Florida with a Business degree followed by an MBA at Nova Southeastern University. When they're not watching or playing sports, they're spending time with their kids and their two rescue dogs, Rocky and Grizzly, both of which Stacey rescued in Gainesville during Law School. David has spent the past 10 years as a Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley and UBS, and most recently has launched his own Hedge Fund. Somehow in between working with clients on their Financial Planning and Investments, he always finds time to give back to the community by sitting on the Board of the Professional Advisory Committees of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the AntiDefamation League. But David didn't stop there, with being grateful to CBI, David took the reigns as the President of the CBI Business & Professional Networking group, which meets one morning every month in the Zimerman Family North Social Hall.

Connecting CBI is important to David as it helps strengthen the bond between the parents at B'nai who are professionals and looking for like-minded members of CBI to both refer business to but also to socialize with as they build both personal and professional relationships with each other. David is always eager to connect and engage the young families involved with the Synagogue to blend the amazing parents of preschoolers who all share a common bond of family, religion, and inclusiveness, as he "strongly feels that we must come together to give back and support CBI which has done so much for us!" "The Synagogue, Rabbis, and Cantors have welcomed us a members of the B'nai family. If you look at David's Facebook feed, you'll notice that it's mostly postings of the kids at Shabbat, the plays with their teachers in the sanctuary, and the Hebrew baby namings which were both conducted in the synagogue's chapel. The most amazing part of the CBI experience is that our closest and best friends today are 3 couples that we met in Kira's Baby Room class at Bnai, and today both the couples and our kids are inseparable! Linda and Rebecca have done a tremendous job matching Kids with Kids, and parents with parents, they create a sense of love, compassion, and education, in a blend that is so precious. That community and sense of belonging is what makes Congregation B'nai Israel a dream come true! We are so excited as we look forward to the days and years ahead as we continue to create memories and celebrate simchas with our Congregation B'nai Israel family!"


May the joyful sound of the shofar welcome in a New Year of Health, Happiness, Laughter & Love! The Cannon Family Andrea, Jeffrey, Alyson, Shams Douglas & Stephanie. L’Shanah Tovah to all our family & friends

May the joyful sound of the shofar welcome in a New Year of Health, Happiness, Laughter & Love!

Ali, David, Levi & Lily Rancman

L’Shanah

Renee Markus and Karen, Eric, Steven & Shayla Handis

Tovah

THE MOLD INSPECTOR wishes everyone a happy & healthy 5778. May your new year be filled with good indoor air quality!

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

Wishing Our CBI Family A Sweet New Year. Susan & Martin Mayer

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

21


Best Wishes For A Happy & Healthy New Year 5778 Your NCECE Staff

L’Shanah Tovah

Joyous Holiday to the Congregation GIFTSARTANTIQUES.COM

May this New Year be sweetened with special joys... Harriet & Seymour (Sy) Goldberg

h a n a h L’S h a v o T 22

COME BE INSPIRED

Best Wishes To All Our CBI Family for A Happy & Healthy New Year 5778 Joan and David Dubov & Family


Best Wishes For A Happy & Healthy New Year 5778 Debby & Barry Glick & Family

L’Shanah Tovah

Wishing You & Your Family A Sweet New Year.

Wishing Family & Friends A Healthy & Happy New Year. Nina Karas and her 4 Jewels: Adam, Andrew & Sydney Davis and Sloane Wachs

With All Of Our Love, Bruce, Marcy, Rachel & Noah Barrick

May the joyful sound of the shofar welcome in a New Year of Health, Happiness, Laughter & Love!

Rabbi Bob Silvers Rabbi Rony Keller Rabbi Alli Cohen Cantor Stephanie Shore Cantorial Associate Sarah Freudenberger CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

23


Best Wishes For A Happy & Healthy New Year 5778 Susan & Stanley Silber

May warmth and joy fill your home and the life of all within be blessed with happiness in the coming year. Eileen, Howie, Sam & Rachel Newmark

May this New Year be sweetened with special joys... Marcia & The Parrots

L’Shanah Tovah to all our friends and family at CBI.

Women of Reform JudaismCBI Sisterhood

May the joyful sound of the shofar welcome in a New Year of Health, Happiness, Laughter & Love! Bryce, Brady & Blain Gemstone 24

COME BE INSPIRED


Best Wishes For A Happy & Healthy New Year from our family to yours. The Allen Family Debbie, Steve, Matt (Marie), Jackson, The Twins (Michaela & Thomas) Jon (Heather) & Rachel

L’Shanah Tovah

The Kantor, Rubin & Shapiro Families wishes our CBI family a fruitful 5778 filled with peace, health and happiness.

to everyone at Congregation B’nai Israel

Susan Stein-Chiesa

L’Shanah Tovah

May this New Year be sweetened with special joys...

Leslie & David, Niki & Cole…raya, mason, judah, Ali & Adam…miles, nora, Oren & Megan, Gavi and Zach

Annette Sauvé

Best Wishes For A Happy, Healthy & Sweet New Year 5778 Rick, Sharon, Jeff & Liz Stein CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

25


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

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

26

COME BE INSPIRED

WATER LEAK SPECIALISTS

10% OFF

LEAK DETECTION SERVICE

LEAK DETECTION & REPAIR WATER & MOLD REMOVAL

561-288-5274


IMAGINE YOUR AD HERE

Simplify the way you care for your pet Store, track and share your pet’s information Fetch their latest medical records directly from your vet Schedule appointments instantly with participating clinics Get great discounts on pet products, services and more…

shelanu CBI’S FULL COLOR NEWS MAGAZINE

Vetify makes it easy to get the best care for your pet anytime, anywhere – all for free!

www.vetify.co

for more information, contact Erin Rosado at 561.241.8118 or erin.rosado@cbiboca.org

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

27


ISRAEL BONDS

Invest in Your Traditions INVEST IN ISRAEL BONDS israelbonds.com

2017

Development Corporation for Israel Effie Regev, Assistant Director 951 Yamato Rd., Suite 206 • Boca Raton, FL 33431 effie.regev@israelbonds.com • 561.939.1363

28

COME BE INSPIRED

5778

Invest in Israel Bonds israelbonds.com This is not an offering, which can be made only by prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing to fully evaluate the risks associated with investing in Israel bonds. Member FINRA


FOLLOW US ON:

Shop Online At grovekosher.com

561-620-7999

22191 Powerline Road Boca Raton, FL 33433 CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

•

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

29


We Give Thanks

The following contributions were received by the synagogue office from May 11 - July 14.

Cantor Freudenberger's Discretionary Fund Taylor & Matthew Weiss in Memory of Helene Wrenn Cantor Shore’s Discretionary Fund The Weisz Family in Appreciation of for the Memorial Service for Alan Landes Barry & Debby Glick in Honor of Robin Siegal, Thanks for all of your hard work at CBI during your Presidency. We really appreciate all you have done. Barry & Debby Glick in Honor of Rabbi Marci Bloch Wishing you a wonderful new beginning at TBO. We plan to visit you there! Debby & Barry Glick in Honor of the Birth of Ella Rose Stern Susan Stein-Chiesa in Honor of Cantor Shore for the lovely Summer Musical Service Tama & Don Pasternak in Memory of Stanley Zimmerman Tama & Don Pasternak in Memory of Ronald Frankel Chesed Fund Harry & Amy Seidman in Honor of Marriage of Austin to Tyler Robin & Jeff Siegal in Honor of the Birth of Grandson Alexander to Adam & Rachel Robin & Jeff Siegal in Honor of the Birth of Grandson, Dean Adam Robin & Jeffrey Siegal in Honor of the Engagement of Dana Davidson To Alex. Mazel Tov! Robin & Jeffrey Siegal in Honor of the Engagement of Douglas to Stephanie. Mazel Tov! Robin & Jeffrey Siegal in Honor of Dara & Spencer Siegel Robin & Jeffrey Siegal in Honor of the Marriage of Jordan & Gabi Tevie & Iris Kozak in Honor of Steve & Debbie Allen Robin & Jeff Siegal in Honor of Barry Glick Robin & Jeff Siegal in Memory of Your Beloved Stepfather, Morrie Ginsberg Robin & Jeffrey Siegal in Memory of Dr. Herbert Katz Children’s Education Fund Melva Lambert in Honor of Richard Levine, Happy Birthday to a wonderful human! Congregational Fund Eileen Crescas in Honor of the Misheberach said for the healing of Scott R Greenfield Harriet Tunick in Honor of Ilse Camis on her Birthday Richard & Lois Werner in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of Debra & Glenn Rothman Rosalie Spitzer in Honor of Rabbi Alli Cohen Ezrat Am Fund Susan Stein-Chiesa in Honor of Susan Mayer for her Service Feldman Children's Library Beverly London in Memory of Lawrence Victoria General Fund Sol & Geri Katz in Honor of Rabbi Bloch, best of luck Dennis Bliden in Memory of Robert Bliden Jason Beame Tribute Fund Susan Stein-Chiesa in Honor of Robin Siegal's service as President of CBI Susan Stein-Chiesa in Honor of Ilse Camis' Birthday Susan Stein-Chiesa in Memory of Ronald Frankel KFCJ Fund CBI Board of Trustees in Memory of Morrie Ginsberg Kiddush Fund David Sandman in Memory of Simon, Minnie, & Manny Sandman & Sydelle Epstein David Sandman in Memory of Simon, Minnie & Manny Sandman Memorial Fund Alyssa & Marc List in Memory of Donald List Alyssa & Marc List in Memory of Daniel Block Arlene & Neil Reger in Memory of Melvin Miller Arthur A. Gandelman in Memory of Leonard E. Greenberg Barbara & Bob Reiter in Memory of David Milstein Barbara & Bob Reiter in Memory of Julio Barrios Jr Barbara Cohen Kaluzna in Memory of Debbie Kogan Barbara Kaluzna in Memory of Ina Burof Cynthia Hollander Schechner in Memory of Ida Cohen Nieivel Dana & Eric Lieberman in Memory of Judd R. Breakstone, MD; & J. Paul Breakstone Darlene & Alan Mintz in Memory of Paul Barr & Edith Mintz Dr. & Mrs. Steven Diamond in Memory of Fred Richman & William Richman Edwin & Ethel Lokshin in Memory of William Lokshin Edwin Glickman in Memory of Arthur Glickman Eileen Danton in Memory of Eugene Smith Eileen Neuwirth & Shelby Richardson in Memory of Richard S. Neuwirth Elizabeth Kharash in Memory of Dora Rizher Ethel & Edwin Lokshin in Memory of Elizabeth Tolchinsky Fran & Jerry Butwin in Memory of Ned Marcus Fran & Jerry Butwin in Memory of Hal Bloom Herbert Fichman in Memory of Leon Fichman Howard & Marilyn Asofsky in Memory of David Asofsky Jack Granofsky in Memory of Gertrude Granofsky Jeanette Wertheimer in Memory of Sadie & Joseph Greenberg Jeanne & Dan Kleinman in Memory of Leonard Greenberg Joseph & Rosalia Wilkes in Memory of Philip Haas Karen Kaufman in Memory of Adele Halper Lisa Marks in Memory of George Rosen & Paula Rosen Marc & Deborah Kravit in Memory of Irwin Kravit Marcia Davis in Memory of Max Davis Marcia Davis in Memory of Doris Davis Marcia Davis in Memory of Jean Gittleson Marlene Kantor in Memory of Esther Berman Martin Mayer in Memory of Lillian Mayer Miriam & Arthur Klein in Memory of Fannie Klein Miriam Klein in Memory of Albert White Mr. & Mrs. H. Gottlieb in Memory of Morris Gottlieb Mr. & Mrs. Richard Werner in Memory of Gloria Werner Myrna Kingsley in Memory of Ben Mazur Myrna Kingsley in Memory of Alvin Kingsley Penny & Stan Kilman in Memory of Ron Frankel Renee Markus in Memory of Stanley Jack Markus Ronald & Vicki Siegel in Memory of Calvin Delano, Alan Rubin, & Max O. Siegel Sandy Schwab in Memory of Seymour Scher Seymour Goldberg in Memory of Issie Goldberg Sharon & Phil Wishna in Memory of Martin Kantor & Martin Wishna Shirley Weisman in Memory of Herman Mitchell Schwartz Susan Fitzgerald in Memory of Leonard Greenberg Susi Glatt in Memory of Hyman Goldberg Sylvia & Malvin Cutler in Memory of Irene & Morris Rosen The Feder Family in Memory of John Iwersen

30

COME BE INSPIRED

The Feder Family in Memory of Teddy Feder Peter & Pamela Miller in Memory of Robert Leaf, Corinne Leaf, & Bernard Miller Joseph & Rosalia Wilkes in Memory of Henriette Haas Pollock Youth Scholarship Fund Anonymous in Honor of Bennett Lax CBI Board of Trustees in Honor of Mira & Peter Davidson and the engagement of their daughter Dana Fran & Jerry Butwin in Honor of Michael Ross Myra & Tom Shaughnessy in Honor of Steve & Debbie Allen, on the birth of their twin grandchildren, Thomas & Michaela Sandy & Ken Tankoos in Honor of the Confirmation Of Samantha Tankoos Susan Stein-Chiesa in Honor of Andrea Cannon for her service to WRJ/Sisterhood CBI Board of Trustees in Memory of Scott Rutsky Fran & Jerry Butwin in Memory of Fay Loeb Myra & Tom Shaughnessy in Memory of Donna Siegel Saul Rosen in Memory of Marjorie Ross Susi Glatt in Memory of Jesse Ellman Susie & Mark Tabor in Memory of Jesse Ellman Toni & Peter Weintraub in Memory of Jesse Ellman Prayerbook Fund Eileen Danton in Memory of Lillian Gelfond Rabbi Keller’s Discretionary Fund Congregation Beth Israel Staff (Family) in Honor of Rabbi Keller’s successful new adventure Rabbi Silvers’ Discretionary Fund Erin Rosado in Honor of Rabbi Silvers for his generosity Tom & Myra Shaughnessy in Memory of Lillian Kreisler Steven Hartz Sari Neimark Fund Andi & Larry Wolfe in Memory of Barry Glickson Bob & Taffi Saltzman in Memory of Barry Glickson Bryan Simmons in Memory of Barry Glickson Carol & Leon Cooke in Memory of Barry Glickson Dale & Roger Gandall in Memory of Barry Glickson Daniel & Karen Lee in Memory of Barry Glickson Debbie & Kenny Fishbein in Memory of Barry Glickson Dolly & Bobby Sucher in Memory of Barry Glickson Ellen & Marty Wohl in Memory of Barry Glickson Ferne Avery in Memory of Barry Glickson Gail & Steve Lewis in Memory of Barry Glickson Jennifer Barget in Memory of Barry Glickson Joy & Daniel Kleiman in Memory of Barry Glickson Julie Bucksbaum in Memory of Barry Glickson Kathy & Ron Kory in Memory of Barry Glickson Kenneth & Laurie Goodman in Memory of Barry Glickson Marcia & Roger Fenton in Memory of Barry Glickson Nancy Bartolai in Memory of Barry Glickson Paula Kampinski in Memory of Barry Glickson Robin & Chuck Malk in Memory of Barry Glickson Robin & Eric Gallender in Memory of Barry Glickson Sandy & Marla Berke in Memory of Barry Glickson Sidney Hirsch in Memory of Barry Glickson Susan & Marvin Wenger in Memory of Barry Glickson Susan & Michael Berman in Memory of Barry Glickson Toby & Gordon Newman in Memory of Barry Glickson Chuck & Mira Perlman in Memory of Barry Glickson Tzedakah Fund Debby & Barry Glick in Honor of Nick becoming a Bar Mitzvah Fran & Jerry Butwin in Honor of Robin & Fred Robbins Michele & Ted Goodwin in Honor of Barbara & David Hollander on Brooke's becoming Bat Mitzvah Michele & Ted Goodwin in Honor of Steve & Debbie Allen on becoming grandparents Lee Haber in Memory of Alan Landes Marilyn Weisz in Memory of Alan Landes Teachers Education Fund Shayna & Aryeh Chazin Erin & Michael Condon Jeff & Elizabeth Dubman Zadoff Ruby & Brad Estra Pon & Mark Fleisher Dr. Steve Glanz Rachel & David Greenberg Lynn & Michael Gross Diana & Jeffrey Grubman Rossana & Eric Howe Dr. Steven Jarecki Michelle & Mark Kessler Julie & David Kirschner Sharon & Ronald Landau Amy & David Lubetkin Deborah Nordell Dawn & Steven Pastor Lisa & Mark Perry Robyn & Michael Rosen Melinda & Donald Rosenthal TZEDAKAH ‫צדקה‬ Dara & Spencer Siegel Melanie & Scott Simon Laura & Jeffrey Sobel Your contribution helps make a dif ference. Cheryl & Gary Tancer Caryn & Jonathan Vafai Dawn & Russel Weisz Denise & Jordan Zimmerman Linda Villareale

Fund of the Month

Ezrat Am Fund

Ezrat Am is the “Caring Committee” at Congregation B’nai Israel. They provide assistance to members who are going through difficult times in a variety of ways. Donate at: login.cbiboca.org/donate.


CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL

•

WWW.CBIBOCA.ORG

31


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

2200 Yamato Road Boca Raton, FL 33431

Here. There. Everywhere. Right here in the heart of Boca Raton is a thriving Jewish campus, home to Federation and Jewish schools, agencies and services that play an instrumental role in aiding the vulnerable, educating the next generation, and building Jewish community. Spanning a 100-acre campus, Federation’s network of over 50 partner agencies serves nearly 131,000 local residents throughout Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach. We also partner with 14 agencies in Israel and 70 countries around the world. From providing lifesaving support to enhancing Jewish heritage, our Federation is focused on strengthening the global Jewish community with Israel at its core. This incredible undertaking requires the kindness of people just like you. What’s the best way to begin?

(561) 852-3142

jewishboca.org

32

COME BE INSPIRED

Shelanu issue1aug september  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you