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Happy Fall!!
The day after Yom Kippur our religious school students and a lot of volunteers set up the Sukkah at the JCC.  It was a beautiful Sukkah.
We also celebrated Sukkot/ Shabbat in the Sukkah with a very nice pot luck dinner. Thank you everyone for celebrating this harvest fest with us.
The month of November is a very short month for our Hebrew and Religious school. We have our annual food fest on November 11 & 12. Please come to help our community and support the CBI with this great and fun fundraiser. We can always use extra hands!
A big shout out and Mazel Tov for our student Aaron Lebowitz he just got cast for his third play this year. He will play in “A Christmas Story” at the Aurora Theater in November and December.

Important days for our Hebrew and Religious School.

November 3 – 5th Green family fall camp. 2nd – 12 graders  
November 5th Hebrew from 9.00 – 10.15 am and Religious school 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
November 12 No school (Food fest)
November 19 No school (Thanks giving break)
November 26 No school (Thanksgiving Break)

I Wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving

With warm regards,
Manuela Sela


Shalom Y'all,

At our last Family Shabbat Dinner, we celebrated Simchas Torah.  It's always a treat to unroll the entire torah and a thrill to hold it as a congregation along with singing and dancing!  We truly enjoyed bringing in the Sabbath together and sharing a delicious make-your-own taco dinner too!

THERE WILL BE NO FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER due to Food Fest.  Our next Family Shabbat Dinner will be on Friday, December 15th at 6:30 pm with dinner to follow.  We'll be celebrating Chanukah!

Since this will be my last Family Shabbat Dinner I will be preparing, I want to thank everyone over the years that has helped me in and out of the kitchen.  Not only have you made my job a little easier, but we have had lots of fun in the kitchen together!  I have thoroughly enjoyed cooking for all of you, celebrating each holiday together, and watching you all enjoy eating my food!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and see y'all at Food Fest!!

Leslie Green
Family Shabbat Dinner Coordinator


Happy Fall!!

We hope that everyone enjoyed the high holidays and that you have spent time with your family. A big thank you to Norma Levens who was in charge of “Breaking the fast”!

As the weather is getting a little bit nicer it is time to get ready for a very busy month. Mark your calendar for November 11 & 12 for our annual food fest. Thank you for much for all the help, preparing food, grocery shopping etc. We are still in a need of volunteers, If you would like to help the community please contact Jim Gold ( 361-548-8437)  or Rikki Schmitchel.  We can always use some extra hands.
Also, Mazel Tov to Aaron Lebowitz. He just got cast for his third play this year. Aaron will play in “A Christmas Story” at the Aurora Theater in November and December.

We wish everyone happy thanksgiving and for those who travels safe travels.

Manuela Sela & Odelia Rios
Co – Presidents.


This Fall, we shall have the honor and the joy to celebrate the 83rd consecutive Thanksgiving service with members of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
This deeply meaningful collaboration began in 1934 as response to rising anti-Semitism in Europe, showing how Jews and Christians could work together in friendship and with mutual respect.  The tradition has continued uninterrupted to this day.
This year, the service will be held at The Church of the Good Shepherd  on Wednesday, November 22 at 7:30 PM.  As the visiting congregation, we shall be responsible for providing delicious pies         
The sermon will be given by Rabbi Emanuel.
As part of this celebration, and as a sign of our gratitude for all we have, we will be asking for donations to the Corpus Christi Food Bank.  The Food Bank desperately requires our assistance, especially in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, so your generosity will be most appreciated.
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.



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