Women of B'nai Isr ael Bulletin
September 2018

Social Action
Help Knit or Crochet Hats for Women in Need

If you like to knit or crochet then here is an opportunity to do a mitzvah. Women of B'nai Israel is joining with women from the Pacific District of Women of Reform Judaism to knit or crochet hats for women in need. The hats will be donated to two worthy organizations in San Diego, the city that is hosting the Pacific District Convention this October.
The organizations are the Rachel's Women's Center , which provides support and housing for homeless women in a safe environment and the   Susan G. Komen , which offers many breast health and breast cancer-related programs.
Our delegates and attendees at the convention will be taking the hats for distribution to San Diego.
Please deliver the hats to the Temple before October 15!
Click on the links below for the easy-to-make hat patterns:
https:// www.wrjpacific.org/uploads/3/1/2/5/3125824/knit_hat_pattern.doc
For more information, contact Helen Nusbaum at  helen.nusbaum@gmail.com  or 916-284-0612
More Social Action...

Ballot Initiative Forum on October 9 at 7:00 PM in the CBI Social Hall, organized by the League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women.  Contact  
lbelzer@sbcglobal.net  for further information.


Book Discussion of "The New Jim Crow" by Professor Michele Alexander on Sunday October 14 and November 18 at 7:00 PM in the Chapel. Presented by the Racial Justice Committee. Please bring snacks to share.

Are you a walker or a runner?  We are thinking of putting a team together once again for The Run for a Safe Haven 5K walk to support My Sister's House.  The fun run is held in William Land Park on October 27 at 9:00 AM.   My Sister's House provides women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking with a culturally appropriate and responsive haven, job training and community services.  If you are interested, please contact helen.nusbaum@gmail.com .


Rosh Hashanah Reception
Monday, September 10

Women of B'nai Israel sponsors the well-appreciated lunch that is provided to the whole congregation after the  Rosh Hashanah morning services. This is a major undertaking!

We could use your help in the following ways:

  1. Deliver two-dozen treats to the CBI kitchen before the service begins. Gluten-free, vegan, and suger/nut-free are appreciated

 2. We also need volunteers for two shifts:
  Morning shift:  prepare and serve during the reception. Volunteers can arrive starting at 9 AM.
   Afternoon shift : cleanup after the reception.

If you are bringing food and/or can help with either the morning or afternoon shift, please RSVP to Jan Gutierrez: jgutierrez820@comcast.net  

Thursday, October 25
6:00 PM at Katia's Collections
Learn about the latest trends and what styles look best on your body type at the WBI Fall Benefit Fashion Show at Katia's Collections, 5619 H Street, East Sacramento.
The event will begin at 6:00 pm with wine and a fabulous dinner, followed by a 6:30 pm Fashion Show. The cost for this event is $36.00. Please make your tax-deductible check payable to Women of B'nai Israel (all proceeds benefit the WBI Price Campership Fund). Please RSVP by Oct. 15. This event always sells out. Send your check ASAP to Jackie Levy, 2805 Huntington Road, Sacramento, CA 95864.
Questions? Contact Jackie at 916-708-1107 or JRWLevy@aol.com .

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Sunday, September 23

The festivities begin with dinner at 5:00 followed by Festival Blessings at 6:30 pm. There will be activities for ALL ages:
  • Harvest Festival Bake Off
  • Craft Faire with local Artisans
  • Apple and cider tastings
  • Sukkah decorating
  • Fall crafts, games, photo booth and more!

Also at the Festival...

**The gift shop will have a table displaying many beautiful and unique items for purchase.
**WBI will be registering voters. Please contact Kate Gillespie at ( 3dv.kate@gmail.com ) to volunteer.
Let's make CBI a 100% voter participation synagogue!

Join or Renew Your Membership

You can renew or join Women of B'nai Israel when you submit your temple pledge,
or you can...

Mail the completed form with your check made payable to Women of B'nai Israel to:

Women of B'nai Israel,
c/o Suzy Underwood,
1124 13th Avenue,
Sacramento, CA  95822

If you have already pledged your membership through CBI, please download, print, complete, and mail the membership form to Suzy Underwood indicating your level of membership.  Let us know your interests on the form so we can involve you in participating and/or volunteering for events. We welcome your suggestions and other ideas

Women of B'nai Israel Meeting
September 17 - 6:00 PM
CBI Conference Room
Please join us, all members are welcome!

CBI Caring Community Seeks Volunteers

Outreach for bereavement and shiva
Bereavement Support: Supporting bereaved families by making condolence calls, delivering shiva baskets
Shiva Support: Providing assistance to bereaved families by
assisting with shiva from preparations to clean up.

Healing Outreach
Outreach for the ill and homebound
Healing Outreach Support:   Providing support to the ill and homebound by visiting, calling or sending cards

Mazel Tov
Acknowledging celebratory life events
Mazel Tov Support:   Acknowledging celebrations with cards and phone calls

Please sign up to indicate your interests at:
or contact either Lynn Terleski-Katz @ lrtk@sbcglobal.net
or Loril Tochterman @ tochterman.l@sbcglobal.net .       

Kavanah Shabbat Service Is Back
Kavanah Shabbat will be returning to CBI on Saturday, September 15 at 10:30 AM in the Harry M Tonkin Memorial Chapel.
Kavanah Shabbat is a contemplative and joyous Shabbat service led by Deni Deutsch Marshall, Jewish Spiritual Director ,Mussar and Mindfulness teacher and Elizabeth Landsberg, accompanied by Peggy Goldstein, Sandy Lee, Steve Marshall, Miriam Joffe Block.
The service is open to the entire community. Mark your calendar for the following Kavanah Shabbat services of year 5779 - September 15, December 8, February 9, March 2, May 4 and June 8.
For more information contact the Congregation B'nai Israel office at (916) 446-4861 or Deni Deutsch Marshall at (916) 803-5699 or denimarshall@gmail.com.

Ongoing Events

WANTED - New and Experienced Mah Jongg Players

On Mondays (except holidays) we meet at 1:00 PM in CBI's Sosnick Library for a friendly game of American (Jewish) Mah Jongg. We welcome all levels of experience. If you have questions or if you need a ride, please contact Peggy Goldstein at taragold44@aol.com or

WBI Book Discussion Group

Come join us for interesting discussions of books about Jewish topics or by Jewish authors. We meet on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM every 4-6 weeks in the Sosnick Library. If interested, please contact Jane Orkand at orkandsac@gmail.com to receive emails of upcoming book discussion dates, along with the titles of books we'll be discussing.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct. 17 to discuss "The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck. On Wednesday, Nov. 14 we will be discussing "The Mandela Plot" by Kenneth Bonert.

Jonas Goldman Gift Shop

Shop for the New Year at the Gift Shop
Erev Rosh Hashanah is September 9. To accommodate your New Year shopping needs, the gift shop will be open Tues. September 4 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM   Pay us a visit and see our wonderful selection of shofars, honeypots and other ritual items.  As always, Women of B'nai Israel members will receive 10% off all merchandise, except books.
With the start of religious school on September 16 the gift shop will be open the following days and hours:
Sundays: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM  Tuesdays: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Additionally, we will have a table at the CBI Sukkot Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 23.
We hope you will visit us soon so we can show you the unique items that we have including jewelry, tallit, mezzuzot, and Shabbat/Havdalah sets.
Wishing you all a Shana Tovah...may you have a sweet year!

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Contact Info
Jana Stewart

WBI Bulletin Coordinator