September 27, 2018
Your CBS Week at a Glance
with News & Updates
Dear Friends,

As Yom Kippur ended, we realized that memorial tributes and pages from this year’s Book of Remembrance were missing from the final printing of the book. Somewhere in between the final draft version being completed and the proofing process, this loss of content happened. I can’t begin to express how distressed I was to have discovered this outcome.

I have the book in its final draft form and will be printing new copies for all affected by these content losses.

Karen Tashman 


 Friday, September 28
  • Sukkot V
  • Kabbalat Shabbat Service 6:30pm
  • Sukkot Shabbat Services & Special catered family dinner in the Sukkah. Musical Ma’ariv service featuring Blake Lenett starts at 6:30pm, dinner (by advance reservation only) to follow.

Saturday, September 29
  • Sukkot VI - Chol Hamo'ed
  • Shabbat service 9am

Sunday, September 30
  • Sukkot VII - Hoshana Rabah
  • Minyan, 9am
  • Religious School, 9:30am
  • PJ Library Sukkot event - Your young elementary school children (ages 8 and under) will enjoy this morning of reading from one of the selected books from the PJ Library. Afterwards, there will be activities based on the book. 10:30am

Monday, October 1
  • Office Closed
  • Shemini Atzeret - Yom Tov Morning Service including Yizkor, 9am
  • NO Talmud Torah Class
  • Simchat Torah Spaghetti Dinner & Celebration. A fun for everyone evening starting with a spaghetti dinner, followed by Hakafot, singing & dancing with the Torahs. RSVP's for dinner appreciated. Contact the CBS office on Friday.

Tuesday, October 2
  • Office Closed
  • Simchat Torah - Yom Tov Morning Service including Hakafot, singing & dancing with the Torahs., 9am
Wednesday, October 3
  • Religious School, 4:30pm
  • Hebrew High, 6pm
  • Talmud Torah 7pm
Thursday, October 4
  • Minyan 8:30am
  • Lox & Learn with Rabbi David Weizman 10am
  • Sisterhood Board Meeting, 7pm

Friday, October 5
  • Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:30pm


Saturday, October 6
  • Shabbat Lunch and Learn with Guest Presenter, Tali Berman, an autism specialist and author who has worked with hundreds of children from over 30 different countries since 1997. Please join in.

Sunday, October 7
  • Rosh Chodesh Women's Study Group, 4pm (offsite)

Wednesday, October 10
  • The Art of Memoir Writing facilitated by Martha Margolis. Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 & 11/7. This four session free-form class will explore the concept and techniques of memoir writing. It will include some dedicated writing activities which may or may not be shared in discussion. Putting pen to paper, this class will review and practice many different aspects of memoir writing. Beginners are welcome.

Sunday, October 14
  • CBS Reads, 10:30am in the Hirsty Library.Political Tribes, by Amy Chua This contemporary book explains how loyalty groups all over the world trump the influence of ideology. It is a wake up call that is quite well reviewed. Facilitated by Professor Roxana Levin.
  • 'Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age' To better understand the issues involved in raising children in the age of the internet and smart phones, the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County will present this movie. Rabbi Danielle Upbin will lead a discussion following the movie. This is a free program being held at Empath Health's Gathering Place, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, beginning at 3pm. Middle and high school students and their parents are urged to attend. Attendees will enjoy a complimentary pizza dinner.

Tuesday, October 16
  • Sisterhood Membership Dinner, 6:30pm

Thursday, October 18
  • Help "Raise Some Dough" at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. Mention CBS and 20% of sales will be donated to Congregation Beth Shalom. All Day!
  • JSW Session 2 begins with Rabbi Danielle Upbin 12:30pm. RSVP to the office.

Sunday, November 4
  • Sisterhood Garage Sale

Saturday, November 17
  • History Night with Dr. Eric Steckler Returns! 7-10 PM at CBS. Persian Night: A Celebration of Community & Perseverance. RSVP to the office.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 -
"A Night at the Tropicana!"
CBS 7th Annual Purim Gala Cabaret

  • The installation of the new Sanctuary roof will begin on Monday, October 8. This project is expected to take 2-3 weeks to complete. Programs and classes will be relocated as needed. Your patience during this time is appreciated.

  • CBS is now streaming Shabbat morning and Holiday services in the sanctuary. The link can be found on the homepage of the CBS website Sharing this link with your away-from-home family members and those physically unable to attend in person, allows us to stay connected with our CBS family.
Jewish Women's Getaway with Rabbi Danielle Upbin
Hello Women of CBS!
Registration is now open for the Women’s Getaway, spiritual retreat at Camp Ramah Darom in Georgia.
The retreat this year will be November, 11-14. We're excited to announce that Rabbi Danielle will again be joining us to bring deep and meaningful learning, yoga, and music. Bethanne Weiss will also be returning to help us Move our Assets. We have some amazing artists signed on to bring jewelry making and other art as we express ourselves creatively. 

Check out the  Ramah Darom Jewish Women's Getaway 2018 page  to learn more about the retreat and register. If you have any questions or need help registering, feel free to email me-I am always happy to help. I hope to see you again this fall as we rejuvenate our mind, body and soul together. Early bird registration ends September 4th. 

I am currently identifying possible flights to Atlanta as well as limousine service from the Atlanta airport to Ramah Darom. Please let me know by September 30th  if you’re planning to attend so I can include you in our travel plans. 

I hope you’ll consider attending this amazing spiritual and healing retreat.

Stacy Orloff

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