What's Going On - February 2015 Print

Corpus Christi Religious School

Classes resumed on January 4th, after a long winter break and it’s wonderful to see so many smiling faces each Sunday.  Classes continue to learn from the ISJL curriculum and have the opportunity to practice their Hebrew on the Behrman House Online Learning Center.

It’s not too early to begin thinking about summer camp! Greene Family camp will be here on February 8th for a short presentation.  All are welcome to join us at 11:00. We also have plenty of information for Camp Young Judea and Greene Family Camp in the lobby. Feel free to pick up a brochure to learn more! 

There are also Israel summer travel opportunities for teens.  NFTY in Israel is one particular adventure to look into if you are interested or visit www.nftyisrael.org for more information.

This spring, Camp Young Judaea-Texas is hosting a variety of Jewish retreats.  Their upcoming events include Passover Camp (for the whole family), Spring Camp (for 1st-6th graders) and Women’s ReJEWvenation Weekend (for women 21 and up).  Their year round events provide a great way to build community with Jews from all over Texas and they would love for our community to take part. Log ontowww.cyjtexas.org/retreats, for more information.

Dates to Remember:
Greene Family Retreat : March 6-8, 2015 http://www.greene.urjcamps.org/yearround

Camp Young Judea:
Spring Camp (Kids Only) – March 6-8, 2015 and
Passover Camp – April 9-12, 2015 to learn more about this event, http://www.cyjtexas.org/retreat_spring_camp/​

Religious Education Classes

Hebrew School
9:15 am - 10:15 am

Sunday School
10:30am - 12:30pm

February 1, 8, 15, 22




SAVE THE DATE - Sisterhood Social


Come nosh and schmooze with friends

Thursday, February 26
6-8pm

Vino Mio
4102 South Staples Street  
(next to Wallbangers)

Sisterhood will provide hors d’oevres. Dinner & Wine is available for purchase.

RSVP: CBI or Chris Adler

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM


Whether you are exploring Judaism for the first time or want to refresh your understanding of the fundamentals of Jewish tradition and belief, this is the class for you!  We will explore the foundations of Jewish history, thought, and practice in four classes accessible to all who wish to learn.  Open to the public. 
2:00 pm with light refreshments

    Sunday, February 8:     Jewish History: The Bible and the Rabbis
    Sunday, February 15:   Jewish History: Medieval and Modern
    Sunday, February 22:   The Mitzvot: Jewish Law and Practice
    Sunday, March 1:         The Festivals


Truth, Justice, and the Jewish Way!

The Jewish Story of Your favorite Comicbook Superheroes.
February 25  At Railroad seafood Company 7-9

Learn how American Jewish writers and artists were instrumental in the development of the comicbook industry and how their Jewish heritage shaped the stories of Superman, Batman, Spiderman, the X-men, and many of the other superheroes that have shaped our imagination in the 20th and 21st Centuries.


Family Shabbat Dinner


Shalom Y'All,

Can you believe it's already February?  This new year is just flying by!  For those of you that have been participating in our Family Shabbat Dinners, I thank you for attending and sharing the sabbath together.  Please spread the word to any newcomers or congregants you think would enjoy coming to a Friday dinner that have otherwise not done so yet.  What better way to start out the weekend than to enjoy a home-cooked meal, meet new friends, and bring in Shabbat together!

My son, Eli, will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah this month, so there will be NO FAMILY DINNER.  Our next Family Shabbat Dinner will be on Friday, March 6th at 6pm with dinner to follow.  We will have a Purim theme!  Feel free to bring a dessert to share.  If anyone would like to help me in the kitchen, please give me a call!

Looking forward to breaking bread together,

Leslie Green
Family Shabbat Dinner Coordinator

Save the Date - Purim Party


Sunday, March 1st
JCC  at 10:30 am

This will be in lieu of Sunday School


Historical Marker dedication for Rabbi Sidney A. Wolf


On Tuesday March 17, 2015 a Historical Marker dedication will take place at the Temple Beth El section of Seaside Memorial Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas at  1:30 p.m.

The Nueces County Historical Commission, under Chair Anita Eisenhauer, will conduct the unveiling and dedication of the Marker for Rabbi Sidney A. Wolf who served in the pulpit of Temple Beth El from 1932-1972.  Helen Wilk, a past president of the Texas Jewish Historical Society, applied for the Marker and will speak at the dedication. Everyone in the community and all those whose lives were enriched by the life of Rabbi Sidney Wolf are invited to attend this important event.

Please see next month’s bulletin for more information