Women of B'nai Isr ael Bulletin
October 2017

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 a 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

Rosh Chodesh - Tuesday October 24

Calling all women age 13 and older to join Rabbi Alfi and the Women of B'nai Israel for Rosh Chodesh Chesvhan on Tuesday October 24th. This month we will watch the riveting documentary "Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg". Who was Mrs. Goldberg you ask? Gertrude Berg created, wrote and starred in the much loved 1950's sit com "The Goldbergs." She portrayed Mrs. Goldberg an unabashed Jewish Mama in a story full of heart and humor that was loved by Jews and non-Jews alike. She was the first woman to earn both and Emmy and a Tony award, starring on television and stage. As the documentary says, "she was the most famous woman you never heard of".
We will meet in the social hall at 6:15 for a dairy potluck dinner and then watch the movie. The movie is a little long so if you want to schmooze first come early! All women over the age of 13 welcome. No RSVP necessary. See you then!

Board Meeting Monday, October 16 - 6:00 pm

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

Register for the 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

How to Register:
Scroll down and click on the REGISTER button.
Now select: 5K Team Registration
You will need to select our Team Name and enter our Team Password:
Team Name: Team WBI- Women of B'nai Israel
Team Password: WBIRFSH2017

WBI will match your registration donation with an additional donation!
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)

The Women of B'nai Israel Have Been Busy!

Illene Carrol and Carol Goodman Unbox the Challah for Rosh Hashanah Luncheon

Thanks to Jan Gutierrez for organizing the reception and all the volunteers who helped!

A hungry crowd appreciated the yummy treats!

It's Not Too Late to Renew Your 2017-2018 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.
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.com and she'll be happy to help you, or you can click on the Membership Form and follow the instructions for mailing your check.

Ongoing and Future Events

Making Mussar part of your life - Starting Sunday, October 22 - 3:00 pm
Congregation B'nai Israel and Deni Marshall are pleased to offer another beginning Mussar class, starting on Sunday, October 22nd at 3:00 pm in the CBI library. 

Mussar is the ancient Jewish approach to personal ethics and values. Drawn from Torah and Talmud, it is both a spiritual perspective and a discipline that can transform your life. With a Mussar practice, you can learn how to develop your best qualities and incorporate them into your daily life. 

Making Mussar Part of Your Life is a 14-lesson program with 8 Va'ad (group) sessions and 6 Chevrutah (study partner) sessions. Va'ad meetings at B'nai Israel will be held on October 22, November 5 and 19, December 3 and 17, and in 2018 on January 7 and 21, and February 4. Classes are scheduled to meet at 3:00 pm, though some starting times may be adjusted slightly to avoid conflicting with other Temple events. Chevrutah sessions will be at the convenience of the study partners. All reading materials will be provided by the instructor. 

Deni is a Mussar Institute-trained facilitator who has facilitated Mussar groups, Spiritual Direction groups, and Jewish Meditation in our community for the past six years. 

The fee for the 14-week program is $140. Scholarships are available if needed. For more information or to sign up, please contact Deni at denimarshall@gmail.com or (916) 803- 5699.

Speaker and Discussion, Sunday, October 29 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sheryll Cashin, a Georgetown University Law Professor, Former White House Advisor, NAACP Image Award Nominee, and author of "Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy" will be speaking at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I st. 

The sponsors for this event include the CBI Focus on Racial Justice Committee, thejewish Community Relations Council - Sacramento, and Sacramento Area Congregations Together (SacACT). 

Klezmer Concert at CBI - Sunday, December 17
A fun afternoon of music and Yiddish songs with the local band, "The KlezmerKatz" at the CBI Social Hall from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 years and under. 

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, (916) 365-5579 or Carole Kovnick, (916) 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. 

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Contact Info
Jana Stewart

WBI Bulletin Coordinator