Congregation Beth Israel 
May 15, 2017 ~ 19 Iyar 5777  
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Monthly Parshiot 

May 6, Acharei Mot/Kedoshim
    T: Leviticus 16:1-20:27
    H: Ezekiel 22:1-19

May 13, Emor
    T:  Leviticus 21:1-24:23
    H: Ezekiel 44:15-31

May 20, Behar/Bechukotai
    T:  Leviticus 25:1-27:34
    H:  Jeremiah 32:6-27

May 27, Bemidbar
    T:  Numbers 1:1-4:20
    H:  Hosea 2:1-22 
Mark Your Calendars!

May 17 - 4:00 PM B'nai Mitzvah Class - Last Day!

4:30 PM Hebrew School - Last Day!

May 18 - 10:30 AM CBI Writing Class

May 19 - 7:30 PM Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantorial Soloist Alisa Fineman

Thank you to our Oneg Hosts Family and Friends of Madison Lipsig in honor of Madison becoming a Bat Mitzvah

May 20  - 10:30 AM Shabbat Service and Madison Lipsig Bat Mitzvah with Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantorial Soloist Alisa Fineman

May 21 - 9:30 AM Last day of Religious School, Grades K - 7th

10:30 AM Religious School Breakfast & Class Presentations

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In This Issue
At Home with CBI Upcoming Events!
Shavuot Celebration
Summer Fun at the Theater Returns
At Home with CBI - Artist Reception Update
Madison E. Lipsig to Become a Bat Mitzvah 
Saturday, May 20, 10:30 AM

This Saturday, Maddi Lipsig will be called to the Torah to become a Bat Mitzvah. Maddi is an 8th grader at the Pacific Grove Middle School where she has participated in the STEAM program, orchestra, and maintained a 3.5 or above GPA.

Maddi has a passion for dance. She has participated in the DiFranco Dance Project since third grade. She, along with her fellow dancers, have performed annually at various local events including First Night Monterey. Feast of Lanterns, and Pacific Grove Good Old Days. In 2015 Maddi was honored with Dancer of the Year by Ms. Dianne Lyle, the founder and instructor of the DiFranco Dance Project. This year, along with moving into Afro Latin Jazz Level 3, Maddi also volunteers weekly to work with the youngest of the DiFranco dancers, four and five year olds!

For her Mitzvah project, Maddi will be contacting her connections at Monterey SPCA to find out what it is they need and how she can be of assistance towards meetting that need.

    Maddi has a smile like sunshine and when she turns it on you there is sensation of light and warmth.  She has an awesome sense of humor and an open friendly attitude. Her family is so proud of her for her decision, at 10 years old, to begin her Hebrew studies and her dedication to continue the process in becoming a Bat Mitzvah.

At Home with CBI
At Home with CBI Upcoming Events  
This wonderful fun fundraiser continues. Here's a listing of all the fun upcoming events: 

June 3rd - Queen Bathsheba & King David's Feast
June 4th - Wine tasting in the Pastures of Heaven
June 11th - House Concert with Alisa Fineman 
June 17th - Whisky Tasting with the President

In order to secure your reservation, send back the response card with your payment or RSVP directly through the office.

A very special thank you to all the event sponsors. The hosts of each special gathering underwrite the expenses, which allows the money paid by participants to go directly to supporting CBI. This fundraiser couldn't happen without them.  And it won't be successful without your support.   Everyone is welcome so share the invitations with your friends and neighbors.  We hope you will join us.   
Shavuot Celebration
Tuesday, May 30 6:00 PM   

Shavuot, our summer pilgrimage festival celebrates the last harvest of the year on Israel's agricultural calendar.  Biblically it is also the time when our ancestors received the Revelation at Mount Sinai.  Arriving seven weeks after Passover, our Shavuot observance this year will be held on Tuesday evening, May 30 outdoors around a campfire.  We will gather at 6:00 PM when Alisa will start us off with singing.  Rabbi Greenbaum will share a Shavuot story  we will also study together.  Those attending are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner for themselves and desserts to share.  We will gather for our campfire in our beautiful CBI back yard. 
broadway-theater.jpg Summer Fun at the Theater            

Last summer many CBI members relaxed and were entertained as together they enjoyed some of our local theater. Let's do it again! We have reserved tickets (at discounted rates) for 4 shows in the next two months. We will gather at the Golden Bough Theater on Saturday evening, July 1 for the 7:30 performance of "Peter and the Starcatcher." This fun prelude to Peter Pan is great for all ages. Our discount ticket prices are: adults $35, seniors $28, teachers and military $16, students $12, and children under twelve $8. So that we can keep these discounted prices PLEASE RSVP to CBI for this show by June 16.

We have three more theater events lined up for July and August.  More information on the upcoming shows will be in the June Shofar newsletter and future e-bulletin announcements.

At Home with CBI - Artist Reception Update 
If you were not able to attend the inaugural Artists' Reception event, the various pieces of art miniatures are still available to view at CBI.  Raffle tickets are also available to purchase.  The cost is 7/$30.  Put your raffle tickets in you the box below your favorite art pieces for a chance to hang in on your wall. 
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Telephone - Direct: 831.624.2015
Address: 5716 Carmel Valley  Road
Carmel, CA 93923