Women of B'nai Isr ael Bulletin
September 2017

Volunteers Needed!

S'lichot and Havdalah
Saturday, September 16 - 7:30 PM
S'lichot starts at 7:30 with desserts, wine, and coffee, followed by Havdalah with Rabbi Alfi and Cantor Steinberg. At 8:15 there will be a study session "Vision, Rage, and Rhetoric: Bringing the Prophets into the Public Square," followed by the S'lichot Service at 10:00 pm

We need volunteers to bring baked goods and/or to help set up the dessert reception. Please contact Peggy Goldstein at  taragold44@aol.com if you can help.

Rosh Hashanah Luncheon
Thursday, September 21
WBI will be sponsoring our annual Rosh Hashanah Luncheon after morning services.  This is a major undertaking that is appreciated by all those attending the service.  We need volunteers to come by 9 am before  the service to help prepare the lunch, volunteers who can help with clean up after the lunch, and  volunteers who can make donations of baked goods.

If you would like to donate baked goods, please deliver two-dozen delicious treats to the CBI kitchen before the service begins. Gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan, or nut-free goodies are in high demand and are particularly enjoyed by congregants who have special diets. Please clearly label these so congregants can identify the special treats.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help WBI make the reception a success, please email Jan Gutierrez at jgutierrez820@comcast.net

Board Meeting 
Monday, September 11 - 6:00 pm

WBI Board Meeting at the CBI Conference Room from 6 to 8 pm. 
All members are invited to attend


Deni Deutsch Marshall, WBI member and former WBI President will be leading two classes in September to begin the journey of rejoicing and Tshuvah. Tuesday September 5th will focus on Rosh Hashanah and Tuesday September 12th will focus on Yom Kippur.

Deni Deutsch Marshall is a Jewish Spiritual Director trained through the Moreh Derekh Jewish Spiritual Direction Program.  The curriculum of the class will touch on the process, reasons and methods for preparation, and include contemplative prayer, guided imagery, journaling and discussion.
The classes will be in the B'nai Israel Chapel, from 7:00 to 8:30.  Everyone is welcome and there is no fee for this class.

For more information and to RSVP for the class, contact Melissa Grand at the Temple office at (916) 446-4861 or  

Girls Night Out Was a Huge Success!  

Around 20 WBI members enjoyed a fun evening together at Meet and Eat Restaurant during the August Girls Night Out event.

It's Time to RenewYour 2017-18 Membership!
WBI has many fun, interesting, and enjoyable events and activities planned for next year. From social action projects, such as Family Promise, programs that enrich your spiritual life, such as Rosh Chodesh, and just plain fun events, such as the annual Fall Fashion Show, your membership is a gift to yourself and to your community.  WBI is an integral part of our congregation, and, through WBI's participation in the national organization Women of Reform Judaism, an important voice on the issues that you care about, such as immigration, refugees, women's equality, and reproductive rights.    

If you haven't already done so, please renew your membership to WBI. Not yet a member? Not a problem. You can contact Linda Byrne, our Membership VP at byrnette8488@gmail.comand she'll be happy to help you, or you can click on the  Membership Form and follow the instructions for mailing your check.
If your employer has a corporate giving matching program, you can also sign up for membership with WBI this year using your company's corporate giving program.  For more information, please contact Nora Makarczyk, WBI Treasurer at 916-524-3151 or noralynn@me.com .

WBI is registered with Benevity which reaches over 2 million employee donors. Chances are your company uses Benevity for their corporate giving program.  Even if your company or organization has a corporate giving program other than Benevity, please contact Nora, so WBI can become a registered beneficiary.

Save the Date

Rosh Chodesh - Tuesday October 24
Rosh Chodesh begins at 6:15 with a dairy potluck, followed at 6:45 by a film and discussion.  The film" Yoohoo Mrs. Goldberg"  is a documentary on the broadcast career of Gertrude Berg and her radio and television serials and  devotes attention to the role of "The Goldbergs" in helping to present a congenial image of a striving Jewish family to the broader American public. Aviva Kempner directed the film, which includes  statements by non-celebrities, and celebrities, including All Things Considered anchor Susan Stamberg, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, television sitcom producer Norman Lear, and Mary Tyler Moore Show actor Ed Asner.

All women 13 and older are welcome.  No RSVP necessary.

WBI Fall Benefit Fashion Show
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Learn about the latest trends and what styles look best on your body type at the WBI Fall Benefit Fashion Show at Katia's Collections, 5619 H Street, East Sacramento (Free parking available in the back)

The event will begin at 6:00 pm with Wine and Fabulous Dinner, followed by a 6:30 pm Fashion Show featuring WBI Members as Models. There will be a special discount offered to all guests exclusively this evening

The cost for this event is $36.00. Please make your tax-deductible check payable to Women of B'nai Israel  (All proceeds benefit the WBI Price Campership Fund)

This event always sells out--send in your check ASAP to save your seat!
Reserve your seat by mailing your name, email address and check to:
Jackie Levy
2805 Huntington Road
Sacramento, CA 95864
Questions? Contact Jackie:  916-708-1107 or JRWLevy@aol.com

5K Run/Walk for a Safe Haven
Saturday, November 4

My Sister's House provides women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking with a culturally appropriate and responsive haven, job training, and community services. The Run for a Safe Haven has been one of My Sister's House's primary fundraisers for 14 years - many referring to it as the run with the best food and fun!

WBI is planning on putting together a team  for the annual Run for a Safe Haven, which will take place Saturday Nov. 4th in William Land Park, starting at 9 AM.  The minimum number of team members needed to form a team is 10. The registration cost to join the team is $30 per person and WBI will match those funds. Here are the details:
Where: Start and finish at William Land Park at the Village Green area
(corner of Freeport Blvd. and Sutterville Rd.)
Race Day Registration: 8:00am
5K Run/Walk Race Start Time: 9:00am
Awards Ceremony Begins: 10:00 am
If you are interested, please email Helen at  helen.nusbaum@gmail.com

Membership Appreciation Luncheon
Sunday November 12
This year's event will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the CBI Social Hall. This event is free to all paid WBI members and memberships will be accepted at the door.

Our featured Speaker is State Controller Betty Yee, who, as the state's chief fiscal officer, chairs the Franchise Tax Board and serves as a member of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) Boards. Ms. Yee has more than 30 years of experience in public service.

PLEASE RSVP BY MONDAY NOVEMBER 6 to Eve Panush at evepanush@gmail.com  or (916) 541-0396

Please join us by bringing to the luncheon a donation that will help Wellspring Women's Center, which provides respite and services to women and children each weekday and offers four different programs:  Nutritious Meal Program, Children's Corner Program, Safety Net Support Program, and Women's Wellness. We welcome any of the following (or if you prefer a monetary donation of $30 or whatever is in your budget):

Nutritious Meal Program:  Instant oatmeal, Cold cereal (unsweetened), Coffee, Peanut butter, Jam/Jelly, Canned fruit, Canned beans/vegetables, Salad dressing, Luncheon napkins, Paper towels, Metal spoons/forks, Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Sandwich sized Ziploc bags, Brown paper lunch bags

Safety Net Services Program:  Sanitary pads, Adult pull-up diapers, Travel-size toiletries (soap/body wash, hand sanitizer, lotion, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste), Deodorant, Small tissue packets, Toothbrushes, Regular size toothpaste

Women's Wellness Program:  New adult socks/underwear, New umbrellas, Grocery gift cards ($10-$20), Bus passes, Gas cards, Yarn/Crochet hooks, Scissors, Craft Supplies, Garment Fabric & Thread, Watercolor & Drawing Paper , Gift cards (Blick Art Sppplies, JoAnn's, Michael's, UBeadit)

Children's Corner:  Disposable diapers (especially sizes 4,5,6 & pull-ups), Baby wipes, Baby wash/lotion/shampoo,, New Baby bottles, New Baby blankets, Baby formula (Similac or Infamil brand)

Ongoing Events

Gift Shop Resumes Regular Hours
Celebrate a special event, such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary, with a card and gift from the Jonas Goldman Judaica Gift Shop. Choose from a wide selection of jewelry, decorative boxes, a beautiful journal to record travel adventures, traveler's Shabbat candlesticks and other ritual items, books, and special keepsakes. Most of the items are designed by Israeli and American Jewish artists.
Our normal schedule will resume beginning Sunday, September 10th, the first day of religious school. We'll be open Tuesday afternoons 2pm - 5:30pm and Sunday mornings 9:30am - 1pm.
For your convenience, Shabbat and yahrzeit candles are available at the reception desk in the temple office.
Questions? or need an appointment, call Jane Orkand, 365-5579 or Carole Kovnick, 974-0875.

WBI Book Group
Come join us for interesting discussions of books about Jewish topics or by Jewish authors. 

We meet on Wednesdays at 7 pm every 4-6 weeks in the temple library. Just email Jane Orkand at orkandsac@gmail.com to receive emails of upcoming book discussion dates, along with the titles of books we'll be discussing. We'd love to have you join us. 

Do you Shop at SaveMart, Lucky, or FoodMaxx?
Help Support WBI by signing up for eScrip and earn up to 3% of your purchase for WBI every time you shop.

You can sign up at eScrip - just click here . So easy!
For information or questions contact Eve Panush at evepanush@gmail.com.  

Mah Jongg
WBI Mah Jongg continues every Monday except holidays in the Sosnick Library.  Everyone is welcome to come at 1:00 p.m. including beginners.  Have fun playing and or learning this very stimulating game! 

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Contact Info
Jana Stewart

WBI Bulletin Coordinator