What's Going On - January 2012 Print


Happy New Year CBI Congregants!!

It's hard to believe we are already in 2012 (5772 on the Jewish calendar).  Is it me, or did 2011 just zip by??  Our Chanukah dinner was so much fun and we all enjoyed yummy potato latkes too!  Thanks to everyone who participated and for bringing delicious desserts to enjoy!  A special shout-out of thanks to Lori and Ed McKinley for helping me in the kitchen and for their enthusiastic cleanup when the dinner was over!

Our next Family Shabbat Dinner will be on Friday, January 13th at 6pm with dinner to follow. Think about giving yourself a break from cooking … Let's bring in shabbat together and relax over a home-cooked meal.  Food, fun and friendship is really what it's all about.

Bring yourself and a yummy dessert to share and we'll do the rest!!!

Until we break bread together again, wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Joyous and Prosperous New Year

Leslie Green
Programming Director

at Congregation Beth Israel
4402 Saratoga Blvd.

Saturday, January 14, 2012
7:30 p.m.

Admission is FREE courtesy of
Congregation Beth Israel  &  Jewish Community Center


January 29th, 2012

The Brotherhood of Temple Shalom in Dallas has persuaded Rabbi Roseman to be the “roastee” at their annual fun-filled evening and roast on January 29th.  A large crowd of his former congregants, friends from Dallas and a delegation from Corpus Christi will be present to rake him over the coals, tongues firmly in cheeks and malicious grins spreading widely across every face.

You might ask: “Why would our rabbi submit to such an ‘honor’?”  Aside from having the opportunity to see lots of good friends and turn red with embarrassment, he will share the Brotherhood’s wonderful tradition.  Half of the net proceeds of the evening are allotted to the honoree for distribution to the charity of his choice.  Rabbi Roseman has elected to give his portion of the profits to the Greene Family Camp, the one Jewish institution that serves children from both Texas congregations with which he has been associated.

Everyone at CBI will be receiving an invitation.  Even if you don’t plan to fly up to Dallas, you can still send an anecdote (or maybe an antidote) along with your reply card.  We are proud that Temple Shalom remembers Rabbi Roseman with such fondness that they are honoring him in this way.

Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat

We are seeking sponsors for the Friday Night Oneg Shabbats. The Temple will provide the drinks while the Sponsor(s) will provide the cakes and other Oneg snacks. We believe this is a wonderful way to honor people for special days in their lives or to memorialize loved ones on their Yahrzeits.

If you wish to participate, please call Debbie at the CBI office and tell her the date you wish to reserve. Several families can share each Oneg.  The only dates not available are the monthly Family Dinner dates and B’nai Mitzvah dates.