What's Going On - April 2015 Print

Shabbat Dinner

Shalom Y'All,

What a fun and delicious Purim celebration we had at our March Family Shabbat Dinner!  Rabbi Emanuel and Diana Stillman did an amazing job with the creative “Disney-themed” Shabbat services that everyone enjoyed!  Another record turnout was had and it warmed my heart being together to celebrate another holiday together!

Our next Family Shabbat Dinner will be on Friday, April 24th at 6:00 pm with dinner to follow.  If you are available to help me in the kitchen in preparing this dinner, give me a call or a text.  All help is greatly appreciated!

Please make a note that if you haven't made your reservations yet, CBI will be hosting it's 2nd night Passover community sedar on Saturday, April 4th.  You can call Debbie Bustillo at CBI for a reservation form or you can find one in your CBI newsletter.      

On behalf of myself, Eli and Nolan, we want to wish you all a zeisen Pesach (sweet Passover) and can't wait to break matzoh together!!

Leslie Green
Family Shabbat Dinner Coordinator
Cell:    804.334.5662


Corpus Christi Community Religious School

Even though March was a short month for Sunday School due to Spring Break, we utilized our time wisely by making and baking dozens of Hamentachen for Purim and celebrating Passover with a delicious all-school chocolate seder led by the Religious School kids.  

A HUGE “Thank You” to Hamantachen helpers Margaret Barnett, Julia Noble, Sarah Noble and Vicki Dvorkin! We were able to make, bake and send home lots of Hamantachen with each student in time for Purim.

This month, Alachua Haskins, our ISJL Fellow will be joining us again for the weekend of April 24-26.  Please plan to attend our Family Shabbat that Friday night to give Alachua a warm welcome.  She will be here all weekend and will be working with our kids during Sunday School. If you would like to host Alachua in your home, please let me know.  This is a great opportunity for her to get to know other congregants.

As a reminder, there will be NO RELIGIUOUS SCHOOL on April 5th in observance of Passover.
Shalom,
Jana

Religious Education Classes

Hebrew School
9:15 am - 10:15 am

Sunday School
10:30am - 12:30pm

April 12, 19, 26
No School April 5


CBI Sisterhood


Sisterhood has been busy.  The Executive Committee met March 5 at the Czech-Mex Café Downtown. David Posey from Jean’s Restaurant Supply attended to discuss our newly installed oven. We discussed a restricted fund that we have that is specifically for the visually impaired or other challenged individuals.  We spoke with Carol Rehtmeyer, executive director of the CC Museum, and decided to partially sponsor a special sensory program that is offered quarterly by the museum by the Department of Assistive Rehabilitation Services.  We will sponsor 50 children per quarter.
    
YOUR Sisterhood is helping to sponsor the CBI OUTREACH EVENT….this coming Sunday night, March 29 at the CC Museum.  We hope you will join us for an incredible event…PLEASE COME…WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

Join us for the Passover 2nd night sedar, on Saturday night, April 4.  Call the Temple and make your reservation (a must do!).

CBI Sisterhood co-presidents,
Brittany, Susan and Chris

CBI SISTERHOOD WANTS
YOUR OLD , GENTLY USED, TARNISHED
SILVER PIECES....WE WILL POLISH!
Many of our serving trays and silver pieces
are very worn and need replacing. If you have
something to donate, please let us know and
We will happily pick it up.

CBI Men's Club


    Our first CBI Men’s Club gathering was a great success!  More than 30 men from CBI got together last month for some beer, pizza and friendship.  Everyone who was there had a great time, and many who were not able to make it have asked when we were having the next one.  Well, after a week of matzah and manischewitz, I think we will all be ready for some more bread and beer!  So, let’s gather at B&J’s again on Thursday, May 7th from 7:00 to 9:00.  
    Last month, our theme was Brews and Jews.  This month, our theme will be the Three B’s.  What’s that, you ask?  Well, you have a choice.  It can mean, “Buy your Buddy a Beer.” It could mean, “Break Bread with a Buddy.”  Or it could mean, “Bring a Brother to B&J’s.”  However you choose to interpret the Three B’s, the goal is for you to B there!  
    Another goal is for you to bring a friend.  Membership in CBI is not required to be part of the Men’s club, and my challenge to everyone who came to the first event is for you to bring a Jewish friend with you to our next gathering.  I look forward to another fun Men’s night out, and more importantly, I look forward to continuing to build relationships among all of great Jewish people in our community.  

Omer Study Series: Faces of God


Saturday 11am April 4, 11, 25, May 2 and May 9

What is the nature of God?  This is one of the biggest questions of religion and in its 4,000 years of history Judaism has a lot to say about what God is and what God wants from us. In the modern era Jewish thinkers have struggled with how to understand God in an era of reason and science, spirituality and religious seeking and the great thinkers of the modern Jewish world have added depth to the questions of the nature of God.   Join us on Saturday morning 11am from April 4-May 9 as we explore different modern approaches the biggest question of them all! Find out what the great thinkers of modern Judaism have said about God and deepen your understanding of what it means to believe in God as modern Jews.

Shavuot Study - Save the Date

 Join Rabbi Emanual and Rabbi Roseman in a morning of study in celebration of Shavuot
on May 24.  Shavuot services 9.30am. Study 10.30am - 12.30pm


92Y LIVE -David Brooks: On Character

Join New York Times columnist David Brooks for an in-depth discussion about what constitutes character as explored in his new book.

Some people seem to possess inner lives that are more substantive than the rest of ours. How do they do it? Depth, argues Brooks, is the core of our being and something we cultivate over time; it’s engraved by thought and action; it’s built through the commitments we make—to a nation, a faith, a calling or loved ones—and the sacrifices we endure because of those commitments.
Tuesday, April 21st at 6.30pm Central Time

Miriam Award


Spring Luncheon and
Presentation of the Miriam Award to
Robin Adams

Wednesday, May 6th at 11:30am
Katz Restaurant
$25 per person

Please RSVP by Friday, May 1st
To JCC office 855-6239 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


FOUR TALKS SCHEDULED BY OUR RABBI EMERITUS

On four successive Sunday mornings, Rabbi Roseman will discuss various issues he raises in his new book.  These sessions will begin with light refreshments at 10:00 AM in the Grossman Auditorium with the formal session to start at 10:30.  The talks are open to all members of CBI and guests of any religious tradition without charge.  It is expected that they will conclude before noon.
       On April 12, Rabbi Roseman will speak about “Let Me Speak to You: God and Prayer.”

        The following week, April 19, he will discuss “Israel: People and/or Nation.”

        The topic for April 26 will be “We Were There, Too: Jewish History.”

        Finally, on May 3, the Rabbi will talk about “The Head and the Heart: Intellect and Emotion.”

Copies of his book, Of Tribes and Tribulations, will be available for purchase each Sunday morning, and Rabbi Roseman has indicated he will be delighted to dedicate and sign the books for your possession or as gifts.
 
Of Tribes and Tribulations
by our Rabbi Emeritus Rabbi, Kednneth D. Roseman  
Is now available for check out in our library

Rabbi Roseman takes us on a 12 essay personal and intellectual journey through the most vexing questions of our time. Part apologetic, part memoir, part call to action, Of Tribes and Tribulations is filled with wisdom, honesty, and tenderness. It is a thoughtful, moving exploration of the meaning and value of Jewishness in the 21st century.''

Congratulations Rabbi Roseman on your new publication.