Congregation Beth Israel 
August 7, 2017 ~ 15 Av 5777  
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Monthly Parshiot 

August 5, Va'etchanan
    T:  Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11
    H:  Isaiah 40:1-26

August 12, Ekev
    T:  Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25
    H:  Isaiah 49:14-51:3

August 19, Re'eh
    T:  Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17
    H:  Isaiah 54:11-55:5

August 26, Shoftim
    T:  Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9
    H:  Isaiah 51:12-52:12 
Corned Beef
Calling for All JFF
You can pre-order certain items to be picked up Saturday, August 26th. Merchandise includes pot holders, bags and our special 30th anniversary commemorative aprons featuring the Jewish Food Festival logo. Food items include pastrami, corned beef, brisket, blintzes and rye bread. The pre-order forms, for the DNA kits, food and JFF commemorative gifts can be found on page 9 of the August Shofar newsletter or by clicking on the links below:

 JFF Food & Gifts

DNA Genealogy Kit 

Place your order today!  Order deadline is August 15, 2017.
Mark Your Calendars!

August 7 - 2017/18 FY Religious School Online Registration Continues

August 8 - 1:30 PM CBI Book Group at the home of Susan Schwartz

August 10 - 10:00 CBI Writing Class

12:00 PM Lunch with the Rabbi - Discussion: The P.M. Netanyahu Decisions

6:30 PM Executive Committee Meeting

August 11 - 7:30 PM Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantorial Soloist Alisa Fineman

Thank you to our Oneg Hosts Matthew Schuss & Charlene Webber-Schuss 

August 12  -  10:30 AM Shabbat Study with Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum  

August 13 - 9:00 AM JFF Baking - Knishes

5:00 PM CBI Annual Congregational Meeting

August 27 - 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM 30th Annual Jewish Food Festival

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

For more information about our weekly activities and other CBI events, visit our website:
In This Issue
Lunch with the Rabbi
An Evening of Wine Tasting
JFF Community Baking
30th JFF Volunteer Opportunities
American Red Cross Blood Drive at CBI
Summer Fun at the Theater
Cantor Bruner Installation at TBE, Salinas
Annual Meeting
Plan on joining us Sunday, August 13 at 5:00 PM for our annual meeting.   Vote for our new board of trustees and hear about the state of our congregation.
outdoor_dining_tables.jpg Lunch with the Rabbi
Thursday, August 10, Noon

Join Rabbi Greenbaum at CafĂ© Stravaganza in the Crossroads when he will lead a discussion on how should the non-Orthodox community respond to recent decisions by P.M Netanyahu.  Why did he freeze the development of an egalitarian praying area near the Western Wall?  What is happening with liberal conversions in Israel today?  How can a Reform or Conservative Jew support our modern State of Israel when it appears to give any religious control to the traditional community?  Come prepared to discuss, question and debate.  Lunch costs only $20. Call the CBI office at 624-2015 to RSVP.

An Evening of Wine Tasting with our President
Friday, August 11, 6:30 PM 

Join board president, Todd Hornik for our next wine tasting beginning at 6:30 PM, Friday, August 11 at CBI. Let's spend time together welcoming in Shabbat. Come chat, relax, enjoy each other's company and tasting some great wine and non-alcohol beverages as well.  Todd may even stay for services beginning at 7:30 PM (not that you have to, but you could).  Maybe a few folks will come, chat and relax.

We hope to see you and as many friends as you care to bring along.

JJF Bakers
JFF Community Baking
Sunday, August 13, 9:00 AM

Get involved in this year's food festival by preparing your favorite baked goods for the whole community to enjoy. On Sunday, from 9:00 AM to noon we continue our weekly community bake-fest by preparing Knishes. No sign up required, just show up and join in the fun!
Make a sandwich, Fry a Latke, BBQ a Brisket. The opportunities are endless and the Choice is yours, if you act now! 
Contact Susan Schwartz at  or leave a message at 659-0245 to pick your favorite place to serve and schmooze. Or, fill out the Volunteer Form available by clicking on the link.  Can't decide between blintzes and brisket, latkes and liver, pitas or pastrami?  Just tell us whether you want to be there in the a.m. or p.m., and we will find a spot for you!

We want you to be a part of this, and you know you don't want to miss it.  It's fun, and oy, you know your mother would want you to do this!
Helping Hands American Red Cross Blood Drive at CBI  
Wednesday, August 16

Now is the right time to help save a life! There is an emergency need for blood and you can help. Come donate at our blood drive on Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and you'll receive a $5 Target eGiftCard™ after your donation.
The summer months often present a challenging time for the ARC, so when they asked CBI to open our doors for the community to donate blood, we were proud to help make a difference.

We hope you can feel the same pride in the difference you will make, by scheduling your donation appointment today. Visit and enter code "CBI".
Also, invite any of your friends or family members that might be interested in donating with you! One extra donation has the potential to save up to 3 lives!
IMPORTANT: You MUST have a valid email address on file in order to receive their reward.  The rabbi has donated over 160 pints over the years.  Join him in his effort to help others.  Please give the gift of life!
Summer Fun at the Theater  - Peter Pan 
We have reserved tickets (at discounted rates) for Sunday, August 20, at 3:00 PM for an afternoon performance of "Peter Pan" at the Forest Theater.  For seating pricing and reservations, contact the office by August 11th .  Please do not wait until the last moment as the theaters require us to make our reservations in advance.
Cantor Margaret Bruner Installation at Temple Beth El, Salinas

Mr. Hal Peist, President of Temple Beth El Board of Trustees is proud to announce Cantor Bruner as their new Religious Leader.  Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantorial  Soloist Alisa Fineman will be officiating at this special Shabbat Service.  The Service will begin at 7:00 PM, Friday, August 18, 2017.  A  festive Oneg will immediately follow.
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Telephone - Direct: 831.624.2015
Address: 5716 Carmel Valley  Road
Carmel, CA 93923