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August 20, 2014   24 Av 5774
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

27th Annual Jewish Food Festival  

Sunday, August 24th, from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM a tradition continues; The Jewish Food Festival at Congregation Beth Israel in Carmel, will be celebrating 27 years.

Savor "Jewish Soul Foods", including corned beef, and pastrami sandwiches, brisket, blintzes, kugel, potato latkes, matzo ball soup, chopped chicken liver, desserts, and much more.

Entertainment is continuous. Sing with internationally known folk singers, Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd; enjoy the Israeli Folk Dancers of the Monterey Peninsula; dance to Klezmer music; listen to traditional story telling; observe a Jewish wedding performance and much more.

Artisans will be presenting handmade crafts and collectibles.

Please park at Carmel Middle School and take the frequent free shuttles to the festival.

NO PETS, PLEASE.

Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (831) 624-2015 or click on the Jewish Food Festival logo above or the link provided below. Thank you.

27th Annual Jewish Food Festival 

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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Worship Schedule  
August 2014
08/23 -  Morning Shabbat Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
08/30 -  Morning Shabbat Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
September 2014
09/06 -  Morning Shabbat Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
09/13 -  Morning Shabbat Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
09/19 -  Erev Shabbat Service (7:30 PM to 9:00 PM)
09/20 -  Morning Shabbat Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
09/27 -  Morning Shabbat Study (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM)
Upcoming Events  

08/22 - 6:00 PM Outdoor Shabbat Service & Special Oneg with Rabbi Greenbaum and Cantorial Soloist Alisa Fineman

08/23 - 10:30 AM Morning Shabbat Study with Rabbi Greenbaum

08/23 - 1:00 PM Best Years Volunteer Day

08/24 - 10:30 AM 27th Annual Jewish Food Festival 

08/28 - 4:30 PM Pasta with the Pastors

08/29 - 6:30 PM Monthly Shabbat Dinner

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