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October 02, 2014   8 Tishrei 5775
Welcome from Rabbi Bruce D. Greenbaum  

Rabbi Bruce D. GreenbaumShalom and welcome to Congregation Beth Israel.  We are the largest and oldest Synagogue on the Monterey Peninsula.  There is a strong sense of community here.  We want all our members and visitors to feel comfortable at CBI.

We are a Reform Congregation, a member of the Union For Reform Judaism, in the mainstream of liberal Judaism.  As liberal Jews we look to our heritage as a repository of wisdom, insight and numerous possibilities for religious expression.

We welcome you to join us at one of our Friday evening or Saturday morning Shabbat services. To learn more about the Temple through personal contact, please contact our Temple office at (831) 624-2015 or E-mail shalomcbi@aol.com. We would be delighted to go over membership possibilities for you and to answer any questions you might have.

Peace and blessings,

Rabbi Bruce D. Greenbaum

5775 High Holiday Highlights  


Our Holy Day observance continues with Kol Nidre services begin Friday evening, October at 7:30 pm. Our main morning Yom Kippur service begins Saturday at 10:00 am followed by our Children's service at 1:15 pm, discussions led by Beryl Levinger and another CBI lay leader, the afternoon service at 3:00 pm, the Yizkor service at approximately 4:45 pm and a closing service beginning at approximately 5:30 pm. Please bring your name tags for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Evening and morning services. Military personnel, other guests, and those under 21 years of age will be given name tags at the door. Our light community break the fast will begin after the final community Shofar blast (bring your shofars) and Havdalah service!

Once again we have hired parking attendants for our evening services. If you are willing to come early for our morning services and assist in directing parking below the synagogue, please call our Administrator Alethea Horne at 624-2015. For security purposes and in support of our congregation, please bring your name tags to all our Holy Day services. Temporary name tags for guests will be available for those who are not CBI members. While you can still get name tags the day of the services, if possible, please call the office and make arrangements in advance.

YOM KIPPUR, Friday, October 3rd

7:30 p.m. Kol Nidre Service

Saturday, October 4th

10:00 a.m. Morning Service
1:15 p.m. Children's Service
2:00 p.m. Holy Day Discussions
3:00 p.m. Afternoon Service
4:45 p.m. Yizkor Service
5:30 p.m. Closing Neilah Service
6:30 p.m. Light
Community Break-the-Fast Nosh
*Times are approximate on Yom Kippur

SUKKOT - Sunday, October 5th

1:30 p.m. Sukkah Building Party

5:00 PM I-Help Sponsored by the 6th & 7th Graders and their families

Sukkot Yizkor Service - Thursday, October 16th, 10:30 AM

Simchat Torah - Friday, October 17th, 7:00 PM

We look forward to sharing a wonderful High Holy Days together!

Worship Schedule  
October 2014
10/03 -  Kol Nidre Service (7:30 PM)
10/10 -  Tot Shabbat (5:00 PM to 5:30 PM) New Item
10/10 -  Erev Shabbat Service (7:30 PM to 9:00 PM) New Item
10/11 -  Morning Shabbat Service & Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM) New Item
10/16 -  Sukkot Yizkor Service (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM) New Item
10/17 -  Simchat Torah Service (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM) New Item
10/18 -  Morning Shabbat Service & Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM) New Item
10/25 -  Morning Shabbat Service & Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM) New Item
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CBI Mitzvah Opportunities  

Ongoing Food Drive - One in five Monterey County residents (90,000) are served annually by the Food Bank. Nearly half of them are children. CBI is joining other local faicommunities to stock the Food Bank shelves for the winter and is maintaining food collection barrels in our foyer. Please donate non-perishable food items to the Monterey County Food Bank. If you prefer, an easy alternative is to participate in the "Buy Food for a Hungry Family" virtual food drive by making a monetary donation to www.foodbankformontereycounty.org.

I-HELP - Additional donations of men's socks, undergarments, coats and sweatshirts are greatly needed during the winter season. Donations can be dropped off at CBI and will be distributed at the dinner each month.

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