What's Going On - August 2011 Print

Corpus Christi Community Religious School

I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer break.  I attended the annual ISJL Conference in Jackson, MS in June, and will be sharing many ideas from the conference with our teaching staff during the year.  Our new education fellow from ISJL, Erin Kahal, will be in Corpus Christi later this month.  She will attend Shabbat services on Friday, August 26th, and lead a workshop for teachers on Saturday, August 27th.  (Erin’s picture and bio appear in this bulletin.)

Our calendar for the 2011-2012 school year is now set.  We will have registration for Sunday religious school and Thursday (not Tuesday) Hebrew school on Sunday, September 11th.  Parents and students will meet in the sanctuary at 10:00.  After introductions and announcements, students will follow teachers to their classes.  Parents will then complete the registration for their children.  This year our students will be in Pre-Kinder through 9th grade.  If you are new to our congregation and have children in those grades, please give me a call or send an email.  I will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.  If you have questions or would like to host Erin during her fall visit, call me at 857-8181 or 387-0551, or email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




Religious School is in need of teachers.  Our curriculum is in place and easy to follow for non-professional educators.

Please call Susan Martin at 857-8181 or 387-0551 (or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

if you would like to have arewarding experience with our young people.


 I don't know about you, but I think the summer is flying by … they say good times go fast and I hope all of you are having a wonderful, relaxing summer!!  In just about another month, the kids will be back in school and the lazy days of summer will be a distant memory.

Instead of getting back together in our usual month of August, we decided to let everyone get back into the swing of things and will have our Family Shabbat Dinner start back on September 9th.  We have some surprises planned throughout the 2011-2012 calendar year so make sure you read the CBI Newsletter to  stay in touch.

I am always looking for “new” helpers in the kitchen, so if you have any interest at all in cooking with me, please let me know.  We have lots of fun and it's a great way to make new friends and get involved in our CBI family!

Again, I am open to suggestions for menus, favorite dishes, or food you would like me to cook for our upcoming dinners and would love to hear from you.  Keep in mind, we will continue to provide “kosher style” meals, keeping dairy and meat separate.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and we will be breaking bread together before you know it ...

Leslie Green

Programming Director

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I am honored to serve as Sisterhood President for 2011 to 2012.  We have a busy year ahead of us with several programs currently in the planning stages.  In August, we will be hosting a Membership Kick-off Party at Bleu Frog Mercantile.  There is absolutely no charge for this event and we look forward to seeing all the women come out to enjoy this mixer.  Also, mark your calendars for our annual Food Festival, scheduled for November 12th and 13th.  Preparations are already under way.  We are excited to have everyone’s participation in this annual event.  With the support of an amazing board of directors, I know this year is going to be fantastic.


                            Robin Adams