May 9, 2018
24 Iyar, 5778

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CBI Calendar
Wednesday, May 9th
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.  
Evening Service
Talmud Study
May 10th
11:30 a.m.
Sisterhood Brunch
at First Watch Cafe
May 11th

7:00 p.m.
Teacher Appreciation Shabbat Evening Service with Raymond Farris
Celebration of Birthdays and Anniversaries
Saturday, May 12th
10:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service and
Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Murphy 
May 14th 
7:00 p.m.
CBI Book Club 

May 16th
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. 
Evening Service
Talmud Study  
May 17th 
7:15 p.m.
CBI Choir Practice

May 18th 
7:00 p.m.
Shabbat Evening Service

May 19th 
10:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. 
Shabbat Morning Service
Shavuot Service Led by the
Confirmation Class

May 20th 
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. 
Shavuot Service and Yizkor
Shavout Festival

May 22nd 
11:00 a.m.
Sisterhood End of the
Year Luncheon

  • The Traditional Shabbat Service uses the Siddur and classic CBI melodies. 
  • The All-Ages Service is welcoming to all ages, including the younger members of CBI

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Torah Tidbit
This Week's Torah Portion: 
Parshat B'har - B'chukotia -
Leviticus 25:1-26:2 / 26:3-27:34

Sermon Topic - A brief story to help us honor our teachers  

Torah Tidbit: The final Torah portion in Leviticus, Behar-Bechukotai,
speaks of the Jubilee Year - the 50th year where slaves are freed,
debts forgiven, and land reverting back to its original owner family. While
a true Jubilee is unrealistic today, the values of the Jubilee are powerful and worth striving for: that all people are meant to be free, that occasion debt forgiveness is more than kindness - it heals individuals, families, and society as a whole, and that the earth is not ours alone. All three point to the importance of at least once a generation stopping and reflecting on the
broader needs of our collective society and then taking intelligent and
practical action to address those needs.
     Click here for a link to Torah study on this week's portion
Click here for the Weekly Podcast from URJ President, Rabbi Rick Jacobs 

New Podcast from the URJ: Stories we tell. For link click here 

Teacher Appreciation - This Friday Night
We will also be saying a fond
farewell to Tia Sukenik 
Book Club

Book club discussions are always interesting and a great way to discover new books and make new friends at CBI.

Our next meeting will be June 11th when we will discuss
"Salvage The Bones" by Jesmyn Ward
Thank You

For "CBI's Got Talent":  
Leslie and Jeff Smith, Rachel and Jason Simon, Leah Bushlow, Samantha Zelling and Lisa Silverman

For the Annual Picnic:
Nancy Finfer, Mike Finfer, Ben Knudson, Richard Leviton,
Kobi Shapira, Samual Felberbaum, Leslie Granito and Scott Greenberg and Lisa Silverman

Road Construction Update
Just a reminder....

When coming for services and events , please note that  Pleasant  Run Road is now a one way  street for  northbound  traffic only.

You may want to give yourself a little extra time
to navigate the new traffic pattern.

June 2018 is the  estimated completion  for the  roadwork.

Sign up for text alerts by texting  ROADS to  48421.

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CBI Adult Choir
CBI Adult Choir Is
Looking for YOU

Our new CBI adult choir is looking for
singers. If you enjoy singing in the shower,
our group is for you. We have been
 practicing Sabbath Prayer (from Fiddler
the Roof) and Shalom Rav to sing at a
future Friday night service.

If you'd like to 
join us, Please email
Jennifer Lederman Denniston
If you'd like a copy of  the music,
please email Tanya Dittberner

Our next practice is Thursday, May 17th at 7:15 p.m.
This Week's Oneg is Sponsored By 
Religious School  
in appreciation of our teachers 
We need volunteers,
  lease consider volunteering.
  Please click here to sign up!   


Anatoly Yelelson, in memory
of his mother, Anna Rubinowitz Yelelson

Arthur & Benita Sirkin and Dolly Gartman
in memory of Nathan Perlman


Joel and Marion Felberbaum,
in honor of Hannah Murphy's Bat Mitzvah 
Please keep the following CBI members in your prayers for healing that they
receive r'fuah shleimah, renewal of the mind, body and spirit.

Fran Benoff             Bene Turner
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Board Members Elected at the Annual Meeting

The following members were elected at our Annual Meeting this past weekend:

Brotherhood Representative
Sisterhood Representative
At-Large Board Member
At-Large Board Member
At-Large Board Member
At-Large Board Member
At-Large Board Member 
Jeff Pugach
Marice Richter
John Arms
Sharon Bakalash-Shapira
Steve Kusnit
Mike Finfer
Jeff Cohen

Hannah Murphy's Bat Mitzvah - This Saturday

Hannah Murphy, daughter of Gail Murphy, will be called to the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah this
Saturday May 12. As a 7th grader at Lamar Middle School, Hannah is a clarinetist in the Symphonic
Band and has participated on all five athletic sports for her school. She also plays recreational soccer
and enjoys refereeing soccer games. Hannah's Mitzvah project included volunteering at Operation
Kindness a No Kill AnimalShelter in Carrollton.

Please join us this Saturday as Hannah is called to the Torah as a
Bat Mitzvah during Shabbat services at 10:00 a.m

Shavuot Services

Shavuot is the Hebrew word for "weeks" and refers to the Jewish festival marking the giving  
of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Today, it is a celebration of Torah, education, and actively  
choosing to participate in Jewish life.
SATURDAY, MAY 19th at 7:00 p.m. 
Leil Tikkun Shavuot Service: an evening of learning led by our
Confirmation Class with an Ice Cream Centered Oneg.


  Study Topics include:

  Is the Bible History?,
  Judaism and Guns,
  Judaism and Genetic
  Modification, and
  much more!

SUNDAY, MAY 20th at 9:30 a.m.

Shavuot Festival Service, including our Yizkor Memorial Service

For more information about Shavuot and how to make it 
a special day for you and your family, click here.

Shavuot Festival

To Sign up
Counting the Omer
Today is the 39th Day of the Omer

  Countin g The Omer             
In ancient Israel, Passover was not only a celebration of freedom - it also represented the beginning of the grain harvest. According to the Mishnah, on the 2nd night of Pesach, Jews would mark the seasonal harvest by setting aside a bundle of barley, called an "omer."  The count lasts for fifty days, beginning tonight and ending on Shavuot.
Most of us are no longer farmers, but this ancient tradition can still be meaningful. Instead of bundles of grain, we can collect tzedakah or cans of food.  Not everyone has had a good harvest this past year and food banks tend to run low in the summertime, so this is a great time to connect our tradition and communal need. 

Each day, for the next seven weeks, you can say the blessing and count the omer at home. When you do, set aside a can of food or a dollar or a quarter and watch the pile grow. As a reminder, you'll notice that Rabbi Charlie's beard will be growing during this time period, which was considered a time of anxiety/sadness. After Shavuot, we'll be able to make a much needed donation and help  
to sustain people who need it. 
Use these links to find blessings and meditations during the Omer count: (In spite of the Simpson's shtick, it's very informative) 
---and there are numerous omer counting apps for daily reminders on your phone!    

   Click here to learn more about joining
   Sisterhood and keep up to date events. 

Click here for the menu and here for directions. Please RSVP to Judy Baratz at
Tuesday, May 22nd at 11:30 a.m. 
We have a lot to celebrate and share at
CBI Sisterhood's End Of The Year
Luncheon! We'll be meeting at
Thailicious in Southlake!

Come schmooze and gab and have a good time before we all take off for summer excursians here and there! 
Click here for the menu and here for directions.

Please RSVP to

We are anticipating a wonderful year ahead! 
Please call or write if you want to be more involved

NETTY's last event of the year is coming up on May 20th, from 5-8 p.m. at Mountasia
8851 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills (map)

NETTY Elections 
Current 9th-11th graders can run for Board positions described in the election packet, and
current 8th graders can be appointed the freshman representative if they are present at the event.
Click here for the election packet. Click here for NETTY updates 
Adult Education

Hear about this ride from coast to coast filled with challenges and stories and learn educating communities about depression and suicide awareness.

Learn about what the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation is doing to achieve their mission.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Following the Evening Service
Tikkum Olam

Peace Together's mission is to build relationships with our neighbors 

CBI is a part of Peace Together because through our participation, 
we live the CBI Value of Tikkun Olam - repairing our broken world. 
We encourage your participation in Peace Together events. New 
opportunities to build relationships are taking place every month. 
To see the latest updates, please click here.

Thank-you to Carol Hammock for being a moderator at a Peace Now Community Supper! 
Gift Shop
Now that Sunday School is out for the summer, the gift shop will be open on request.
If you would like to shop, or if you would like to find out what is available or to shop at another time please contact Diane Prager, 817-938-6337 or 
The gift shop accepts cash, checks or credit card