Congregation Beth Israel  
         November 4, 2018 ~ 26 Cheshvan
         This Week at CBI    
                               Join us for Services, Programs, Classes, Special Events and More
In this issue
Service of Mourning & Hope
Liturgy Class
Mama Mia
Chevra Kadish
Writers Group
Have you checked out our new Website?

  Mark your calendars!

Sunday - November 4th @ 5:00 PM I-Help Men, sponsored by K/1 students and families Trustees Meeting  

Wednesday- November 7th @
4:00 PM B'nai Mitzvah class
4:30 PM Hebrew School
6:00 PM Aleynu

Thursday - November 8th @ 7:30 PM - Adult Liturgy Class with Rabbi Jeff Schulman

Friday - November 9th@ 7:30 PM - Erev Shabbat Services led by Seth Pollack

Saturday - November 10th @ 10:30 PM Shabbat Tora Study with Brian Ellinoy

Parshiot-November Bulletin
November 3: Chaye Sarah
   T: Genesis 23:1- 25:18
   H: I Kings 1:1-31
November 10, 
   T: Genesis 25:19- 28:9
   H: Malachi 1:1-2:7
November 17, 
   T: Genesis 28:10-32:3
   H: Hosea 12:13-14:10
November 24, Vayishlach
   T: Genesis 32:4-36:43
   H: Hosea 11:7-12:12

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The 2018 CBI Member Directory

In our continuing efforts to be environmentally conscious, the membership directory is now available as a PDF. 
If you would like a copy please email CBI at CBI at or please give us a call at 831.624.2015.  If you would prefer a paper copy they are available in the office.  

Please let the CBI Office know if you wish to only receive the Shofar monthly newsletter
digitally.  Receiving the newsletter digitally helps us to save resources; in our offices, in our community and globally. 
 Thank you!

I Help Women
Is looking for donations for some special Holiday items for the December 31st I Help Women's Dinner.  Contact Susan Schwartz at to find out how to donate food or special gifts for the December 31st guests.

  CBI Office Hours 
 Monday - Thursday
 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Congregation Beth Israel extends a heartfelt thank you to Cantor Alisa Fineman and Rabbi Jeff Schulman for their organization  of and dedication to putting together our service of mourning and hope on October 30. We also want to thank all  other participating clergy, Congressman Jimmy Panetta, representatives from other faith communities, neighbors, friends, all of those who were able to attend and those who have called, written and sent flowers. We appreciate each and every one of you and are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support.

        October 30th at CBI -  More than 500 people came                together in a community of mourning and of hope. 

In Love, Hope, Strength & Unity we stand with

Liturgy Class
November 8th at 7:30 PM
Our liturgy class meets again on November 8th at 7:30 at CBI.  I plan to share and deeply discuss 3 Chassidic stories: 
"Am I doing it right?"  "The Shofar and Silence." 
And "Transcending the limits of language." There's no need to have attended our earlier classes, and no knowledge of Hebrew is required. 
Hope to see you there. 
Thanks, Rabbi Jeff
 CBI Goes to the Theatre
These two delightful productions are returning to the Pac Rep line up.  These are community favorites.
Don't miss out. Order your tickets today!

     December 8th 
       "Mama Mia"


         January 5th 
"Legends of Rock & Roll"
Call the CBI office to reserve your discounted tickets.

Chevra Kadish Training - 
Introduction to Taharah & Shmira    

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, 
November 18th - Temple Beth El
3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos
In a congregational setting, the mitzvah of guarding ( Shmira) and ceremonially preparing our deceased for burial ( Taharah). Our Community Chevra has been providing this Jewish ritual that honors the deceased for over twenty years. For reservations or more information, please contact Rose Ashford at 831-661-5014

Hanukkah 5779 begins on the evening of December 2. Do you need candles, a menorah or gifts for the family? You can do your holiday shopping AND support our Religious School by visiting the CBI Gift Shop. The shop is open during Hebrew School and Religious School and the office staff is always happy to let you in Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

The CBI Writer's Group will resume Nov. 15th at 10:30 AM @ CBI.  New members are welcome. For more information call the CBI office.                   

                 For more information please see our Facebook page 

  A celebration of life, 
in loving memory of 
Joan Prokop-Roberts

Teacher and lover of Israeli Dance on the Peninsula for many years - Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Oldemeyer Center - 986 Hilby Ave. Seaside.   RSVP by Monday, November 12, 2018 to: Abby Bukofzer 831-601-4862

MARCH 2 - 17 2019

Contact Us:
Telephone : 831.624.2015
Address: 5716 Carmel Valley  
Road Carmel, CA 93923