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March 12, 2018 ~25 Adar 5778
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March Bulletin
March 3, Ki Tisa
T:  Exodus 30:11-34:35
H:  I Kings 18:1-3
March 10, Vayakhel-Pekude
T: Exodus 35:1-40-38
H: I Kings 7:40-50
March 17, Vayikra
T: Leviticus 1:1-5:26  
H: Isaiah 43:21-44:23
March 24, Tzav  
T: Leviticus 6:1-8:36  
H: Jeremiah 7:21-8:3, 9:22-23
March 31, Passover Shabbat
T: Exodus 33:12-34:26
H: Ezekiel 36:37-37:14

Shabbat Guest

March 23, 2018
Joining us at our 7:30 service will be Laurie L. Patton, President of Middlebury Institute in Vermont,wich includes
Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey.

Mark your calendars!

March 13 - CJFF @ CBI 7:00 PM 
Operation Wedding

March 14  - 4:00 PM 
B'nai Mitzvah Class 
4:30 PM Hebrew School

March 16 - Erev Shabbat Services
7:30 PM with Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and cantorial soloist Alisa Fineman

March 17 -  10:30 AM Shabbat Service when Hudson Fallon becomes a Bar Mitzvah

March 17 - CJFF @ MIIS 6:30 PM 

March 18 - 9:30 AM
Model Seder

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In This Issue
Hudson Fallon Bar Mitzvah
Alisa Fineman Recital
Passover Seder



. . . back in the 70's when the Jewish world joined together in protest of the Soviet Union and shouted: "Let My People Go?" 
Join the Carmel Jewish Film Festival's screening of Operation Wedding, and learn from four former Soviet Jews where they were and what their lives were like during this historic time period. Panel participants include  Galena & Alex Bordetsky, Natasha Lipkina, and Michael Segal.
The film is at 7:00 p.m. on March 13 at CBI with our new more comfortable seating. A dessert reception will follow the discussion. Tickets are available at the door. 
 March 17th:     MUHI :Generally Temporary
 Muhi, a boy from Gaza and his grandfather, have been living   for seven years in an Israeli hospital, their lives a tug of war   within the conflict that divides their worlds.
 Saturday, March 17th,  6:30 PM reception, 7:30 PM, film.
 Followed by a panel discussion with Joel Jacobsen, Saul   Eisenstat, and Richard Gerber
 Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey.

 March 18th:  Fanny's Journey
 Based on a true story, a brave, resourceful girl leads a small  
 band of orphans through Nazi-occupied France to safety in   Switzerland. Sunday,  March 18th 3:30 PM  Middlebury     Institute of International Studies, Monterey.


        MAZEL TOV!

Hudson Fallon, son of Alexandra and James Fallon and brother of Briggs and Charlie, will be called to the Torah for his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday March 17th.

Back to The Garden: Selected Poems and Love Songs of Kabbalat Shabbat
Concert by Alisa Fineman and Friends
Featuring Special Guests: Pauline Troia, Gordon Lustig, Kimball Hurd, Cantor Margaret Bruner, Elisabeth Baseman, and more
Sunday, March 25, 4 pm, Congregation Beth Israel, 5716 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel
Light reception to follow. Your kind donation to CBI General Fund will offset the  expense. RSVP: 831-624-2015.
     Community Passover Seder
at Congregation Beth  Israel
Join us for our annual festive Passover Seder on Saturday, March 31, 6:00 PM!  The Seder will be co-led by Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and cantorial soloist, Alisa Fineman.  Dinner will be served in the social hall of Congregation Beth Israel. Please email your reservation request to or mail the reservation form found in the Shofar Newsletter and on line at - along with your payment to the CBI office. Because of demand, we can only accommodate the first 150 participants.  Only confirmed and prepaid reservations received by March 24, 2018 can be guaranteed.

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. 

 Temple Life = Panel Discussions @ CJFF Films 

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