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Registration & First Day of Classes - CBI Sanctuary

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011  @ 10:00 am

First Day of Hebrew School - CBI Classrooms
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 @4:30 pm
Call Susan Martin


Shalom Y'all,

Even though we all hate to admit it, summer is officially over … school is back in session and so are our Family Shabbat Dinners!  Please note the CHANGE OF DATE from Friday, September 9th to Friday, September 16th  for our first dinner.  Services will remain at 6pm with dinner to follow at 7pm.  Don't forget to mark your calendars.

It's a New Year at the end of the month so why not make a resolution to join your CBI family by coming to Temple to welcome in Shabbat together and share a yummy meal too.  If you are new to our community, it's a great way to make new friends and treat yourself to a night off from cooking!

All meals will continue to be “kosher style,” keeping dairy and meat separate. If you would like to join me in the kitchen to cook or have a favorite recipe you'd like to share, please email me and let me know.

Wishing all the kids many blessings for a great school year ahead and looking forward to breaking bread together on the 16th.

                            L'Shana Tova to All,

                            Leslie Green
                            Programming Director
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Rabbi Kenneth and Phyllis Roseman
cordially invite you to
celebrate the new year of 5772
at an Open House at their home

Rosh HaShanah Afternoon
Thursday, September 29, 2011
from 3:30 to 5:30 P.M.

Tashlich services will be held on the pier at
Cole Park    at 6:00 PM following the open house


For the third year, Rabbi Yonina Creditor will lead our traditional services during the High Holydays.  Rabbi Creditor is entering her final year at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and will be ordained as a Conservative Rabbi next Spring.  Rabbi Creditor has been accepted as a candidate for the Naval Chaplaincy and will enter her active duty career in service to sailors and marines shortly after her ordination.  Please welcome Rabbi Creditor when you see her during the High Holydays.


Selichot services will be held in the evening of Saturday, September 24.  We shall begin with dessert and beverages in the Grossman Auditorium at 7:30 PM.  After a brief social period, we shall watch the award-winning film, Praying in her own Voice, a documentary about the so-called “Women of the Wall.”

The Western Wall (sometimes called the Wailing Wall) in Jerusalem is one of Judaism’s special places for prayer.  Increasingly, ultra-Orthodox authorities have taken control of this sacred space and adopted regulations that are particularly antagonistic to women.  A woman may only approach the Wall in a small segregated area; she may not wear a tallit or tefillin; she may not carry, open or read from a Torah.  Women may not hold a group service near the Wall, especially if they are liberal or Reform Jews.

The Women of the Wall are a group of religious, but liberal women who courageously challenge these impositions.  The film depicts their struggle to gain equal religious rights for themselves as women and for themselves as non-Orthodox Jews.  It is a powerful statement about religious discrimination in today’s world.

Following the film (probably just before 9:00 PM) we shall hold the actual Selichot service in the main sanctuary.  We cordially invite everyone to join for these spiritually exalted and uplifting moments of prayer,  The service will conclude about 9:45 PM.


Sisterhood started our year with a fun party at Bleu Frog Mercantile.  We had a nosh and toasted the year ahead.  Thank you to those who were able to attend.  We are currently working on details for the High Holidays.  At the same time, Food Fest preparations are well under way.  Catherine Susser and Laura Hausman are hard at work planning for this wonderful event.

On behalf of your Sisterhood board, we wish you and your family very happy and healthy new year.

Robin Adams


 CBI is a subscriber to the network that has access to the wonderful speakers’ forums of the 92nd Street YMHA-YWHA of New York City.  Through our satellite connection, we are able receive programs that otherwise would never be available in our community, ask questions during the live broadcast and then spend a few moments socializing, “noshing” and sharing our impressions of the speakers.  We continue to be very grateful to the members of CBI who helped make this outstanding series of programs possible.

 Our Fall 2011 series begins on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 PM when Jeremy Ben-Ami and Peter Beinart discuss A Progressive Vision for Israel.  These two influential and provocative speakers will address efforts to secure a safe and democratic future for the Jewish homeland, what it means to be “pro-Israel,” the creation of a viable Palestinian state and the need for strong American direction to lead toward a peaceful resolution of the present conflict.  This is a point of view that is not often heard in the mainstream American or Jewish media, and it will surely provoke significant discussion among those who gather for the program.

 We’ll continue with a second program on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00, when Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Meir Lau, articulates his perspective in conversation with Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations.

 On Monday, November 28, at 7:15 PM, our series moves forward with a fascinating program entitled Finding a Lost Tribe of Israel: The Bnei Menashe of India.  Last year’s documentary about the Jews of Kaifeng, China was a real hit; we expect this sequel to be of equal or greater interest.

 Finally, we turn to Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, who will discuss a variety of issues relating to  Making Our Democracy Work.  Given the turmoil that we have witnessed in our nation’s capitol, this insider’s perspective on the institutions of government is a must-see program.

 All of these programs will take place in the Main Sanctuary at CBI and will be followed by light refreshments in the Grossman Auditorium.  Everyone is cordially invited to attend; there is no charge.




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Religious Services


Friday,  November 30
Shabbat Service @ 6:30 pm


Saturday,  December 1
Shabbat Service @ 9:00 am

Friday,  December 7
Shabbat Service @ 6:30 pm
*Family dinner to follow

Saturday, December 8
Shabbat Service @ 9:00 am

Friday, December 14
Shabbat Service @ 6:30 pm

Saturday,  December 15
Shabbat Service @ 9:00 am

Friday, December 21
Shabbat Service @ 6:30 pm

Saturday,  December 22
Shabbat Service @ 9:00 am

Friday,  December 28
Shabbat Service @ 6:30 pm

Saturday,  December 29
Shabbat Service @ 9:00 am


Friday,  January 4
Shabbat Service @ 6:30 pm

Saturday,  January 5
Shabbat Service @ 9:00 am 

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