Friday, November 8
The Israel Civil Voice Alliance (TICVA) presents a screening and in-depth discussion of the thought-provoking Oscar-nominated film, “The Gatekeepers,” on Sunday November 10, from 1:00 PM– 5:00 PM, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Drive, Sacramento, designed to foster a respectful civil forum about Israel in the Jewish community, publicized by Israel Peace Alternatives.
The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region is accepting donations for its Kosher Food Pantry. All goods should be non-perishable and have a kosher symbol. Items may be delivered to the Federation office at 2014 Capitol Ave., Sacramento. We also accept toiletries and Judaica items. For a list of suggested items, visit www.jewishsac.org. If you are in need and want to visit the Food Pantry, please contact Resource and Referral Coordinator Alicia Mittleman at916-205-0688.
Start earning money for CBH by participating in one of our Scrip programs (Nugget, SaveMart, Safeway and more). For more details:
http://bethaverim.wordpress.com/help-cbh-while-you-shop/. For more information about the scrip program call Teri at 759-8159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A schedule of events taking place at CBH can be found here: http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=cbhmainand.
Items for the e-News must be submitted by the Monday prior to publication.
The e-News is normally published on Thursdays. Items for inclusion in the e-News should be reminders about approved CBH programs and events, group or committee meeting notices, the religious school and/or youth groups, ritual information (such as information about holiday or Shabbat events or service times), items from CBH clergy and news about member lifecycle events (b’nai mitzvahs, births, marriages, deaths.) Items from Hillel, the Sacramento Jewish Federation and the URJ may also be included. Items may be edited for length, must include contact information and might not be run every week from submission to the time of the event. No item will be included more than four weeks prior to the event/meeting date although exceptions may be made for CBH fundraisers.
September 18, Special e-News Update
Family Sukkot Celebration and Sukkah Dedication
Friday, September 20
Sukkot Second Day
Young Families Arts and Crafts, 5:00 PM, Redwood Grove
Vegetarian Potluck Dinner, 5:30 PM, Sukkah, Redwood Grove
Sukkah Dedication, Redwood Grove, 5:45 PM
Family Service, 7:00 PM, Sanctuary
Dedication of Sukkah by Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class
The Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class of 2013/5773 will present their class project, a gift to the congregation on Friday evening……a new sukkah! At 32’ x 16‘ it is twice the size of the previous sukkah and has been thoughtfully and lovingly hand-created as a unique expression of our community of haverim (friends). The eight members of the B’nai Mitzvah class who built the sukkah are: Connie Caldwell, Joy Cohan, Elisabeth Dubin, David Jolkovsky, Nancy Loeb Williams, Carole Plack, Susan Ross and Marion Cantor Warner. Please click HERE for more information.
Saturday, September 21
9:00 AM in the Library
10 AM in the Sanctuary
Sunday, September 22
Sunday School, First Day
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM North and South Classrooms
We would like to thank the congregants who brought honey cakes to help us celebrate the start of the new year. We also thank Whole Foods of Davis for donating challah, honey cakes and grape juice that were served during our High Holy Day services and celebrations.
From Helen Suran in honor of her father Harry Pinsker’s yahrzeit, and to honor the marriage of Marc Schenker and Xochitl Castaneda
Note from Rabbi Greg
If you would like to read the sermons given by both Rabbi Greg and Student Rabbi Ahuva Zaches. To read the transcripts of the four sermons please click here:
September 24 Rabbi Greg Wolfe
September 28 Pamela Cohen
Sunday, September 22, The Caring Committee Workshop with Alicia Mittleman
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, CBH Social Hall
The CBH Caring Committee is sponsoring a workshop for anyone who is interested in
how to be a support for seniors and others who need assistance in our Jewish community. It will be led by Alicia Mittleman who is a social worker with the Jewish Federation.
Topics covered will include:
- volunteering with the elderly and people with special needs
- what to do in an emergency
- elderly abuse/neglect
Some of the information presented may be helpful in dealing with your own family and friends. We all know someone who is aging or lives with special needs. Please come and learn something very valuable. Bagel nosh will be served. For more information contact Sandy Jones at email@example.com or Linda Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 23, Israel Matters Committee
7:30 PM, North Classroom
Please come and join us for our first 2013-2014 meeting in the North Classroom. We will be discussing all of the events for the upcoming year.
Tuesday September 24, Israel Peace Alternatives Annual Meeting
7:00 PM, North Classroom
All CBH members interested in working with Israel Peace Alternatives programs this year are invited to our annual meeting to plan programs and volunteer to assist at events. Please bring refreshments to share.
Thursday, September 26, Shemini Atzeret
Yizkor Service, 7:00 AM, Sanctuary
Please come and help form a minyan.
(all other services and celebrations will be held on Friday, September 27. There will not be a Thursday evening event.)
Friday, September 27, Simchat Torah/Consecration
Community Family Celebration/Consecration, 6:00 PM, Sanctuary
Come to rejoice with the Torah and dance to the music of the Davis Klezmer Band!
Please note a change in our schedule for Simchat Torah. This year we will be having just one Community/Family Simchat Torah celebration which will also include the consecration of our new Religious School students, and, of course, dancing with the Torah to the music of the Davis Klezmer band.
The service begins at 6:00 PM. The special highlight of unrolling the Torah around the sanctuary will take place around 6:45 PM and the dancing will begin around 7:00 PM.
Saturday, October 12, 8:00 PM
CBH has 25 tickets available for the play “My Name is Asher Lev” at the B Street Theater, 2727 B Street, Sacramento
B Street proudly opens its 2013-2014 B3 Series season with the nationally acclaimed “My Name is Asher Lev”, adapted from the beloved novel by Chaim Potok (The Chosen). Growing up in a small Hasidic community in 1950’s Brooklyn, Asher Lev cannot help but express the quiet anguish pulsing through his home in his own highly controversial style. As his family and community demand complete adherence to religious tradition, Asher must struggle to reconcile his remarkable artistic gifts with the austerity and singular devotion his faith requires. Potok and Posner paint a potent picture of one artist’s coming-of-age in this passionate new play.
Tickets are $25 each, please contact the CBH office to purchase your ticket today!
Sunday, October 20, Rosh Chodesh Group of Congregation Bet Haverim
2013 Annual Open Information Meetings, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Newberry Home
The Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group of Congregation Bet Haverim will hold two Open Information Meetings and would like to invite all interested women to attend at least one of these meetings to learn about our group. The Rosh Chodesh group consists of women who meet monthly to discuss a wide range of topics, issues, concerns and ideas with a Jewish perspective. We meet on Sunday evenings close to the new moon of each month at a member’s home. Each month a different team of women take on the role of hosting and leading a discussion or activity on a topic of their choosing. Topics and/or activities have included Purim mask making, slide shows of Israel trips, discussions on mothering, introspection on racism within Judaism, holiday rituals and much more.
Please note that we are not a Torah study group and do not limit our discussion to spiritual subjects. We are also not a ‘drop-in’ group and ask that prospective new members come to one of our two fall Open Meetings to find out more about us and see if you would like to join this group of warm, interesting, supportive women who share an interest in all things Jewish.
Founder’s Spirit Award (FSA) Call for Nominations
Criteria for Founders’ Spirit Award eligibility:
The Founder’s Spirit Award is intended to honor a lifetime of devotion to the congregation, demonstrating the qualities of caring for others, selfless service and laboring in partnership for the betterment of the community. The nominee must have given at least ten years of service to CBH, be a partner in good standing now or at the time of death and cannot be serving on the selection committee.
If you would like to nominate a partner for the FSA, please send the nominee’s name or names with a message stating why you think they should get the award, in an email to Jennifer Goldman at email@example.com. Nominations are open through September 25.
A Note from the Executive Director
Haverim: Some of you may have noticed a delay with your checks to CBH being deposited. Please bear with us as we catch up with our data entry during this very busy time of year. Your patience is appreciated. As always, feel free to call us with specific concerns or questions. L’Shanah Tovah and thank you! MK Menard, CBH Executive Director
You are invited to host an Oneg Shabbat
Congregation Bet Haverim would like to invite everyone to take the opportunity to celebrate the role of CBH in their lives by hosting an Oneg Shabbat, the social gathering after our Friday evening services. Our Friday evening service is a time to share our joys and sorrows, relax and gain inspiration for the coming week, and stay connected with our Jewish friends. The service is upbeat, with lots of music that stays with you throughout the week. Several visitors from other religious groups have commented on the friendly and joyous feeling at the service and Oneg.
You can host an Oneg with friends or with your group. You might take want to honor someone on their birthday or anniversary, or for a new baby, new job, new home, an award at school or work, or a long friendship. Several people this year have honored a loved one on their yahrzeit, sharing pictures and memories. This is a special opportunity to share these times with your Bet Haverim Family.
Hosting is very easy and has been a lot of fun. The hosts arrive a few minutes early to set up, bring deserts for 8-10 people, greet people and welcome them to the Social Hall after the service, and do a quick clean-up. So pick a date and contact Merry Draffan, 530-564-4566, firstname.lastname@example.org, Oneg Committee of One, to reserve your spot on the calendar.
Kosher Food Drive
The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region is accepting donations for its Kosher Food Pantry. All goods should be non-perishable and have a kosher symbol. Items may be delivered to the Federation office at 2014 Capitol Ave., Sacramento. We also accept toiletries and Judaica items. For a list of suggested items, visit www.jewishsac.org. If you are in need of visiting the Food Pantry, please contact Resource and Referral Coordinator Alicia Mittleman at 916-205-0688.
Earn Money for CBH While You Shop
Start earning money for CBH by participating in one of our Scrip programs (Nugget, SaveMart, Safeway and more). For more details: http://bethaverim.wordpress.com/help-cbh-while-you-shop/. For more information about the scrip program call Teri at 759-8159 or email email@example.com
A schedule of events taking place at CBH can be found here: http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=cbhmainand
For more information about events in the Sacramento area: http://jewishsac.org
Items for the e-News must be submitted by Monday prior to publication.
The e-News is published on Thursdays. Items for inclusion in the e-News should be reminders about approved CBH programs and events, group or committee meeting notices, the religious school and/or youth groups, ritual information (such as information about holiday or Shabbat events or service times), items from CBH clergy and news about member lifecycle events (B’nai Mitzvahs, births, marriages, deaths.) Items from Hillel, the Sacramento Jewish Federation and the URJ may also be included. Items may be edited for length, must include contact information and might not be run every week from submission to the time of the event. No item will be included more than four weeks prior to the event/meeting date (exceptions may be made for CBH fundraisers.)