|What's Going On - November 2012|
Corpus Christi Community Religious School
October has been busy! Sam Kahan, our ISJL Education Fellow visited Corpus Christi and Congregation Beth Israel for the first time. She gave a D’var Torah at the Family Shabbat Service and joined us for Leslie Green’s delicious meal. Saturday, Sam joined Sisterhood members making Kugel for Food Fest and then attended Torah Study. On Sunday our young people continued learning about Tzedakah by traveling to four stations around the social hall. At Station 1, students made their own Tzedakah boxes that they will bring each Sunday containing money they have earned during the week. Students created cards at Station 2 which will be sent to congregants who are ill. Tzar Baeli Chaim was the theme for Station 3. Students made yummy treats which were taken to the Animal Shelter. (Thank you, Robert Adler!) At Station 4 (Gimilut Hasidim), students listened to The Starfish and learned how they can make a difference in the world.
Consecretion was held prior to Shabbat Services. Elan & Aytana Anthony and Micah & Jake Taubman joined Rabbi Roseman on the bima for special blessings. The children were also given certificates and miniature torahs.
Also on Sunday, October 14th, we had our first session of Hebrew School. Our first-time Hebrew students are being instructed by Abby Balkin, Miriam Laska, Olivia Noble, Ryan Butler, and Sophie Susser. Yoav Kadosh is teaching our intermediate group and Rabbi Roseman continues to work with our pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. We are thrilled to have these wonderful teachers for Hebrew and Religious School.
If you haven’t already done so, pick up Greene Family Camp flyers in the CBI foyer for the 3rd-6th grade retreat on November 2-4, 2012, and the family retreat on March 1-3, 2013. There is also information about summer camp. You can get more information and register online at www.greene.urjcamps.org.
Shalom CBI Congregants,
We had a wonderful time bringing in Shabbat last month and experienced a record turnout for our Family Dinner as well. Thanks to your hearty appetites, there was NO food leftover!!! It warms a Jewish girl's heart to know that you are enjoying my cooking!!
Our next Family Shabbat Dinner will be Friday, December 7th, when we will celebrate CHANUKAH. Of course, potato latkes will be first and foremost on the menu!!! Speaking of which, I will be needing extra help in the kitchen to prepare the many latkes for all of us to enjoy and would appreciate you contacting me to lend a hand with this project.
Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday and let's always remember the many blessings that we should be thankful for.
Until we break bread together again,
THANKSGIVING SERVICE - NOVEMBER 21
This Fall, we shall have the honor and the joy to celebrate the 78th consecutive Thanksgiving service with members of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. This year, the service will be held at Congregation Beth Israel on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:30 PM. As the host congregation, we shall conduct the service. The sermon will be given by The Reverend Milton Black, Rector of Good Shepherd.
During the service, we shall take a collection that will be devoted to the Corpus Christi Food Bank, as we have done for the past ten or so years. The Food Bank desperately requires our assistance, as the needs have escalated with the downturn in the economy, so your generosity will be most appreciated. And, of course, after services, seasonal refreshments will be served in the Grossman Auditorium.
We encourage all members of CBI and their friends to attend this wonderful celebration of the bounties we enjoy, share a time of fellowship with our sister congregation and its members and inaugurate the Thanksgiving weekend with appropriate prayer, song and friendship.
SUNDAY ADULT EDUCATION SERIES BEGINS IN NOVEMBER
During the late Fall and early Winter, Rabbi Roseman will be discussing significant discoveries that have made a difference in our Jewish world. These sessions will be in the Auditorium at 10:30 AM and will be preceded by light refreshments. The programs will end at approximately noon and are open to the public without any charge.
November 18 Rabbi Roseman will discuss the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
November 25 Two medieval manuscripts came to light in relatively recent years:
In December, Rabbi Roseman will help us understand what Dr. Solomon Schechter found when he entered the geniza (storeroom) in the Ben Ezra Synagogue of Cairo and then the very remarkable graphic representations of two Byzantine synagogues, one at Beit Alpha in the Galilee and one at Dura Europus in today’s Syria.
Congregation Beth Israel and the 92nd St. Y present