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I wanted to take this opportunity to formally announce that Manuela Sela is going to be my co-director for Religious School. Manuela will be in charge on Sundays during Religious School and I will be handling the administration side of the job. I am very excited to be working with Manuela and I know that she is the perfect addition to our Religious School team.

The summer has flown by and it is time to gear up for our 2016-2017 Religious School Year. Please mark your calendars for September 11th. This will be our first day of Hebrew and Sunday School. We are already planning visits with our ISJL fellow, researching Greene Family Camp dates and planning out fun activities for the school year.

We hope you have enjoyed your summer and we look forward to seeing you on September 11th.


Meredith Ryan


Shalom Everyone,

Hopefully, you have all been enjoying your summer with friends and family, relaxing, vacationing, and even getting some home projects done.  Can you believe a new school year starts a month from today?  The boys and I are never ready for the lazy days of summer to end!

We have all the dates for our Family Shabbat Dinners planned for the upcoming year!  Our first dinner will be on September 9th.  Services will begin at 6:00 pm and dinner will follow.  Make sure to read your CBI Newsletter for the upcoming monthly dinner dates, holiday schedules,  as well as all the activities planned for the coming year.  This is going to be a great year at CBI!

I can't believe I'm entering my 6th year cooking for all of you … time really flies!!  Please consider giving up some of your free time to help me in the kitchen once a month ... it's pretty lonely in there all by myself!  To some of our NEW members, going “behind the scenes” is a great way to make new friends, stay connected and get involved in our CBI family!

I'm always researching new menu ideas, but I must admit, after 5 years, I sometimes get stuck.  It would be wonderful to have your input for new recipe ideas.  Have a favorite main dish, salad or side that you love?  Just let me know and I'd be happy to make it!  As a reminder, I will continue to provide “kosher style” meals, keeping dairy and meat separate.  

Wishing y'all a fabulous rest of the summer and before you know it, we will be breaking bread together once again!

Leslie Green

Family Shabbat Dinner Coordinator


Happy summer to Y’all!!  I hope everyone has enjoyed spending time with friends and family, traveling, exploring new places and staying cool during these hot summer months.

Sisterhood is gearing up for the new year with a fun Kick-Off planned for Thursday, August 18th at The Ginger Café at 6:00 p.m.  Be sure to SAVE THE DATE and we look forward to seeing y’all then!!  RSVP’s are appreciated!!!

Our Sisterhood Membership letters have been mailed.  If you didn’t get your letter, please let me know.  I hope to get as great a response as we did last year.  Continuing our CBI Sisterhood and keeping it strong, requires the support of every one of you!  Please send your dues, in the envelope provided, as soon as possible.

Before we know it the High Holidays will be right around the corner.  If you are interested in volunteering for these or any other events, please feel free to contact me.

I look forward to seeing y’all soon!!

Jerri Osberg, President CBI Sisterhood

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CARE BAGS:  The annual Resource Fair for the Homeless and Insecure housing folks will be held September 14th at the Mother Theresa’s Day Shelter.  The Social Action Committee of CBI will be delivering “Care Bags” for distribution during that fair.   There is a large basket under the table just inside the main door to CBI if you have items that can be used for the “Care Bags”.  We are particularly looking for items such as deodorant, shaving crème, soap, shampoo, new wash cloths, new socks, razors, chap stick, Kleenex, dental items, etc. Even lightly used school back packs would be welcome. Contact Sue Williams (361-779-8593)  for more information.  She will be happy to pick up items if you are unable to bring them to the temple.

FOOD BANK: Just a reminder that there is a barrel at the front entrance for non-perishable food items for the Corpus Christi Food Bank.  Sue Williams (361-779-8593) will be happy to pick up items if you are unable to bring them to the temple.  


The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati has invited Rabbi Roseman to be the speaker at this year’s opening-of-school academic convocation.  The convocation will be attended by rabbinic and graduate students, faculty, Board of Trustee members and representatives from the Cincinnati Jewish community.  The festivities will begin with a gala dinner on Tuesday, August 23.  His talk at the Wednesday morning service will be followed by a luncheon and then another festive celebration that evening at the campus’ Jewish museum.

Rabbi Roseman was chosen for this honor because he combined in his five decades of rabbinic service both academic and congregational involvements.  He served as Dean of the Cincinnati school for eight years, led an international program research and development institute on behalf of North America’s Jewish federations and has taught at the University of Wisconsin, SMU and TAMU-CC.   He has written or edited twelve books, four of which have received prestigious recognition, and numerous articles.   He has also served congregations in Madison WI, Dallas and Corpus Christi.  Wherever the Rosemans have lived they have been active leaders in the Jewish and general community; Rabbi Roseman is currently chair of the Board of the Art Museum of South Texas.

Congratulations to Rabbi Roseman on this distinguished invitation, and kudos to CBI that he and Phyllis remain active among us.

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