Congregation Beth Israel 
February 12, 2018 ~ 27 Shevat 5778
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February 3, Yitro  
T: Exodus 18:1-  20:26  
H:Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:5-6
February 10, Mishpatim
T: Exodus 21:1-24:18
H: Jeremiah 34:8-22;        33:25-26
February 17, Terumah
T: Exodus 25:11-27:19
H:I Kings 5:26-6:13
February 24, Tetzaveh
T: Exodus 27:20-30:10
H: Ezekiel 43:10-27


Mark your calendars!

February 13 - 6:30 CBI Executive Board meets @ CBI

February14 - 4:00 PM
B'nai Mitzvah Class
4:30 PM Hebrew School

February 15 - 10:00 CBI Writing Group @ CBI

February 16 - 7:30 PM Erev Shabbat Services with Rabbi Greenbaum 

Save The Date: 
Carmel Jewish Film Festival
March 3 - 24, 2018

Save The Date:
March 25 - 4:00 PM
Alisa's Fineman's Senior Recital Concert


For more information about our weekly activities and other CBI events, visit our website:

CBI Office Hours Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
In This Issue
CJFF - Sponsorship
Stand With Us - Lecture
CBI Scholarship
At Home with CBI
Readers Choice Rabbi Bruce
Our very own Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum
is listed in the Monterey County Weekly as one of the finalist in the best of Clergy catagory - Readers Choice poll for Best of Monterey County.

Please click on the link below and vote for Rabbi Bruce!

Good PR for our Congregation on this, and much deserved recognition of Rabbi, for all he does in the community.

Vote vote vote and spread the word :)

Become a Sponsor!
The deadline for sponsorships for the Carmel Jewish Film Festival is fast approaching. If you'd like to become a sponsor, we want to recognize your generosity and support in our official festival program, so please go to , call 800-838-3006, or call the CBI office at 831-624-2015 to purchase your sponsorship today. 
Sponsors make our festival viable and financially stable. All sponsors receive special benefits, such as tickets to film screenings, reception tickets, and more. Check out our films and program lineup at to

February 15th, 7pm at CBI

Its time to start planning for the 31st Annual Jewish Food Festival.  The date has been set: July 29th, 2018 

We are excited about this years Food Festival and are calling on our members and friends of CBI to help us make this the best one ever!
There is a job for everyone. From dolloping sour cream to building the village - please considered getting involved in some way.  
We are meeting Thursday,  February 15th at 7:00 PM.  Please attend and bring your ideas, your love of our culture and a willingness to be a part of this wonderful community event.                                         
Adult Education Program - "Charities and Charitable Giving"
Febuary 22nd, 7:30 to 9:00 PM  This is always an interesting topic, but it is now important, in light of the newly passed tax code.
Three members of our Congregation  - Lori Silver, Eugene Ganeles, and Yvonne Ascher  have much experience on these topics each of them will speak for 10-15 minutes on a personal specialty followed by 45-60 minutes of Q & A. 
Attention All High School Seniors
If you are interested in applying for a CBI Merit College Scholarship Now is the time to get started.  Applications are available in your high school career center, at the CBI office, or on the CBI website.  Be sure to read the criteria for selection carefully.  The deadline for completed applications is Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 4:00 PM. 
Purim Spiel Casting Call  
Did you feel it in the force?  CBI is preparing a Star Wars Spiel and is looking for star troopers, girls for the king's court, and those who can feel the force.  After just a couple rehearsals (no songs to learn this year)we will be ready to perform on Friday evening, March 2nd.  Call the CBI office if you are interested in participating in this year's Prim Spiel. 

The CBI office in is the process of updating our CBI Directory if you have had any recent changes in your contact information please phone the office so that we can update your infor.
Thank You!
 Temple Life = Food Festival Fun

Questions? Concerns? Comments? 
Telephone - Direct: 831.624.2015
Address: 5716 Carmel Valley  RoadCarmel, CA 93923