April 11, 2019
Connect, Blossom and Soar with your CBS family

This was such an important day as you were able to help those in so many ways. The end result is, you made a difference in the world. Kol Hakavod! Click Here to see the photo gallery from Mitzvah Day.
In this photo at Menorah Manor, resident Harriet Chesler (mother of Karen Tashman) presents a Certificate of Appreciation to CBS.

   As Passover quickly approaches, a few things to think about....

·   CBS 1st Night Seder:    Friday, April 19th @ 6:30pm. $55 (adult), $20 (child - 12 and under)  RSVP BY THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 12th

·   Give a gift so someone else can attend:    Consider giving a donation to CBS during this season to help ensure that all who need a Seder will have a seat at our table.

·  Open your home to those who don't have a Seder to attend:   Consider inviting your fellow congregants who don't have a place to enjoy Seder. Please contact the CBS office  by Thursday, April 18th , if you have room at your table or if you are looking for a home where you can celebrate Seder. The office will do their best to match those who have offered with those who have requested a seat. Please note: CBS cannot guarantee that there will be availability or a match found.

·   Food Drive:    Feeding the hungry is one of the mitzvot of Passover. Please fill a bag and drop it off here at CBS for local food pantry donation no later than Friday morning, April 19th.

Passover is only a week away! If you would like to join us at CBS for the First Night Seder, we would love to break matzah with you! Make your reservations by Friday, April 12th by calling the CBS office. We try to make it easy for you by accepting credit cards over the phone. Looking forward to another joyous holiday celebrated with friends and family! Click Here to download your Sale of Hametz form.
Your CBS Week at a Glance
with News & Updates

Friday, April 12
  • Kabbalat Shabbat 6:30pm

Saturday, April 13 - Shabbat Hagadol
  • B'Yachad Shabbat 9am
  • Simcha Shabbat celebrating April birthdays & anniversaries!
  • Prayer in Motion with Rabbi Danielle Upbin 9:30am CLICK HERE for more details.
  • Mishpacha & Me 10:30am
  • Parashat M'tzora
  • Shabbat School 10:30am
  • Lunch & Learn: 'Preparing for Passover' led by Rabbis Weizman & Upbin following services.

Sunday, April 14
  • Minyan 9am

Monday, April 15
  • Minyan 8:30am

Thursday, April 18
  • Minyan 8:30am
  • Lox & Learn with Rabbi David Weizman to follow

  • First Night Seder at CBS, 6:30pm. Catering by Sylvia & Shani. The Prophet Elijah, coming soon to a seder near you! $55 adults, $20 children (age 12 and under). Call the CBS office by Friday, April 12th, to make your reservations.

Saturday, April 27
  • 'Using Rock 'n Roll to Teach Lessons from the Holocaust' - Lunch & Learn after Shabbat services, with guest speaker, Michael Igel, Florida Holocaust Museum President.

Sunday, April 28
  • Special docent tour of the Bill Graham Exhibit with Michael Igel. RSVP to the CBS office by April 23rd if you are interested in attending. Limited to first 50 registrations. Regular admission fees unless you are a FHM member. 10am

Friday, May 3
  • Salute to Israel Musical Shabbat & Dinner A combined event with TBI & CBS (at CBS). 6:30pm RSVP to the CBS office. $20/adult, $10/children age 12 & under. Taking reservations until April 25.

Saturday, May 4 - SAVE THE DATE
  • Youth Scholarship Shabbat honoring Robin and Larry Zeitlin, beginning at 9am
  • CBS Young Professionals at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg 9pm

Sunday, May 5
  • CBS Celebrates World Wide Wrap - Come learn how to wrap your tefillin and enjoy a Brotherhood sponsored breakfast afterwards.
  • OneBlood blood mobile on site from 9am-1pm. If you are able, please donate your blood...it could save a life! 9am-1pm

Saturday, May 11
  • CBS Board Installation, Shabbat Kol Hakavod and B'Yachad beginning at 9am

Sunday, May 19
  • Adult Education Program: "From Truman to Trump- The US President and Israel", presented by Dr Eric Steckler 10:30am, Part 1

Monday, May 20
  • Adult Education Program: "From Truman to Trump- The US President and Israel", presented by Dr Eric Steckler 7pm, Part 2

Wednesday, May 22
  • Lag B'Omer at CBS - More info to come!
The 2019 Women of Distinction news...
This year, The Sonya Miller Women of Distinction awards will be presented on Sunday, May 5th at Suncoast Empath Health - The Gathering Place beginning with a reception at 1:30pm. The theme is a Tribute to the Women of the IDF.
Mazal Tov to the honorees from CBS and CBS Sisterhood:
  • CBS - Dr. Priscilla Nathanson
  • CBS Sisterhood - Blanche Levine
  • Lylah Chapter of Hadassah - Barbara Baccari
RSVP to the Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties by April 30th, $36/each
Contact the Federation for tribute opportunities for this event.
CBS will continue to update this information as the date approaches.

 With gratitude to the June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation, CBS is now streaming Shabbat morning 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.

One of the most meaningful ways you can express your commitment to sustaining Jewish life for future generations is by creating a Jewish Legacy.

Please help ensure that your beloved synagogue, Congregation Beth Shalom, will endure and provide life-enriching experiences for others for years to come .

 For more information, please contact Karen Tashman at executivedirector@cbsclearwater.org
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