March 7, 2018
CBS represents at AIPAC Policy Conference 2018
CBS MARCH EVENTS!
So many great things coming up this month!
Your CBS Week at a Glance
with News & Updates
"LET ALL WHO ARE HUNGRY COME AND EAT"
As Passover quickly approaches, a few things to start thinking about....

· CBS 1st Night Seder:  Friday, March 30 @ 6:30pm. $50 (adult), $18 (child - 12 and under). Call the CBS office to make your Seder Reservations at 727-531-1418

· Give a gift so someone else can attend:  Consider giving a donation to CBS during this season to help ensure that all who need a seder will have a seat at our table.

· Food Drive:  Feeding the hungry is one of the mitzvot of Passover. Please fill a bag and drop it off here at CBS for local food pantry donation

THIS WEEKEND & THE WEEK AHEAD:

Mitzvah of the Month - March Food Drive
Feeding the hungry is one of the mitzvot of Passover. Please fill a bag and drop it off here at CBS for local food pantry donation bag. Thanks for your support!

Friday, March 9
  • Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:30pm

Saturday, March 10
  • Shabbat Services 9am
  • Shabbat Parah
  • Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei
  • CBS’s Sixth Annual PURIM GALA CABARET honoring Kathy & Mike Sobel. Featuring an original musical revue by our own Joni Klein Higger, “Irving Berlin...A Song of Freedom”. This promises to be a fabulous evening of dinner, dancing and auction! 7:30pm


Sunday, March 11 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • Minyan 9am
  • Religious School
  • Confirmation class
  • Kadima & USY Paintball Event


Monday, March 12
  • Minyan, 8:30am
  • Talmud Torah with Dr Priscilla Nathanson, 10am


Tuesday, March 13
  • Community Women's Seder - Join us as we explore what it means to say, "I am a Jew". $30/person. Contact Caren Evans or Cyndi Silverman for more information. 6:00pm


Wednesday, March 14
  • Religious School
  • Talmud Torah with Dr Priscilla Nathanson, 7pm


Thursday, March 15
  • Minyan, 8:30am
  • Lox & Learn with Rabbi David Weizman, 10am
  • Jewish Spirituality Workshop Spring Series with Rabbi Danielle Upbin, 12:30pm


Saturday, March 17
  • Shabbat Services, 9am
  • Shabbat Yarok! Family Service and Tot Shabbat

COMING UP ON THE CALENDAR



 Sunday, March 18 -
  • OneBlood Blood Drive - The blood mobile will be onsite from 9am-1pm. Sign up in advance or just show up. Help save a life by donating blood.
  • CBS Reads - “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult at 10:30am in the library. It is an interesting tale involving an old Nazi and his relationship with a young Jewish baker. Roxana Levin will be our discussion leader
  • Torah Fund "High Tea"Honoring Arlene Fiel z"l as Woman of Achievement. ($18 per person and bring a friend) It's not too late to donate to the campaign and receive Torah Fund pin/charm  Any questions? Contact Batya Bar-Av or Evelyn Steckler.


Saturday, March 24
  • Shabbat Meditation Circle with Rabbi Danielle Upbin, 11am


Sunday, March 25
  • CBS Annual Meeting, 10am
  • Cultural Caravan - Art in Bloom, 1pm


Friday, March 30 - Taking reservations now!

Saturday, April 14 - Save the date!
  • Youth Scholarship Shabbat honoring Claire & Dr. Avery Stiglitz
CBS - WHAT'S THE BUZZ
STAFF INFORMATION
  • Rabbi David Weizman will be away Monday, March 12 through Wednesday, March 14 participating with American Jewish World Services lobbying in Washington, DC.

MAZEL TOV
  • To Kathy and Michael Sobel honorees for this weekend's Purim Gala Cabaret.
  • To Claire & Dr Avery Stiglitz selected as honorees for Youth Scholarship Shabbat to be held on April 14.

2018 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION:
  • Anne DeMarlor, selected on behalf of our congregation.
  • Esther Schwegman, selected on behalf of our CBS Sisterhood.
  • Mazel Tov to the 2018 Women of Distinction honorees from CBS and the CBS Sisterhood. This Jewish Federation community event, Women of Distinction - will be held on Sunday, April 29


A MESSAGE FOR THE CBS BROTHERHOOD
  • Yom Hashoah is right around the corner, in fact it is Thursday April 12, 2018, so it is time to box the yellow candles and send them out to our CBS Membership. The Brotherhood will be boxing the candles on Sunday March 18, 2018 after the Sunday Morning Minyan. Your help is needed, so please if you can join us on Sunday March 18th and do a mitzvah it would be much appreciated.
 

COMMUNITY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
TAMPA BAY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
  • Movie screening of "The Last Suit" on Thursday, March 22 at 7pm. A Men’s Club Special Engagement showing at the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive in Largo. Dessert Reception Following the Film.

UNITED FAITHS WALK OF PEACE
  • The next United Faiths Walk of Peace is Sunday, April 8 starting at 2pm in Dunedin. We will walk together through Dunedin for about 2 miles, stopping at several venues for reflections on peace led by a variety of faith leaders. Everyone is invited to walk, talk, connect, and strive for peace among all people in the nation and the world.

PINELLAS JEWISH COMMUNITY YOM HA'ATZMAUT EVENT
  • It's Israel's 70th birthday! Make plans to join in for this festive celebration. Sunday, April 15 .

ISRAEL TEEN & YOUNG ADULT SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
  • The Stevan & Marilyn Simon Family Scholarship Endowment Fund held at TOP Jewish Foundation is once again offering partial scholarships for students in Pinellas & Hillsborough Counties to participate in Israel programs. For any of our teens and young adults who are interested in applying, please complete the linked application and submit with a short essay to Ellen Weiss at ellen@topjewishfoundation.org by March 15, 2018.
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