Sunday, 20 April 2014 04:26 pm

Daf Hashavuah



Weekday Services April 20-24  

AM & PM service@ CBI
1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Please note: evening services are no longer held at any Chabad locations
Sun  8:00 am • M/Tu: 9:15 am, W-F 6:30 am
Su-Th 7:35 pm

Friday, April 18th

3rd Day of the Omer
Morning Service  6:30 am

4th Day of the Omer
Friday, April 22nd -

Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat  7:00 pm
Candle Lighting  7:30 pm

Saturday, April 19th 
Morning Service  9:15 am
Torah Readers: Haggai Resnikoff, Avi Garelick
Haftarah Reader: Bob Budnitz
Educational Programming   10:30 am
     Yeladim: Tania Schweig
     Talmidim A: Ma’ayan Rabinovich
     Yard Supervisor: Gavi Klein
Shir Ha'Shirim, introduced by R. Gabe Greenberg 11:30 am
   Chapter 1 Maytal Bach
   Chapter 2 Ronna Bach
   Chapter 3 Hannah Feiner
   Chapter 4 Talya Sandel
   Chapter 5 Zac Johnson
   Chapter 6 Andrea Brott
   Chapter 7 Elishav Rabinovich
   Chapter 8 Benjamin Epstein

Shabbat Mincha  7:10 pm
Seudah Shelishit  7:30 pm
Ma’ariv, Havdalah & Shabbat ends after  8:30 pm

The Sandel Family
in honor of the 3rd anniversary of Talya's bat mitzvah

Cory Isaacson and Avi Zinn

Sunday, April 20th — 5th Day of the Omer

Morning Service  8:00 am

6th Day of the Omer

Sunday night, April 20th,
Mincha and Yom Tom Ma’ariv  7:30 pm
Candle Lighting*  7:32 pm

Monday, April 21st
Morning Service  9:15 am
Torah Readers: Yonim Schweig, Glenn Massarano
Haftarah Reader: Michael Mrejen
Sermon by R. Cohen: From a Distance Everything Looks Like a Miracle
Yom Tov Mincha followed by Yom Tov Ma’ariv  7:20 pm
Light Candles from pre-existing flame  AFTER 8:32 pm
* NOTE: Before a two-day Yom Tov, it is advisable to light a 24-hour/yahrzeit candle so that on the second evening the candles may be lit by transferring the flame from this pre-existing flame.

Cynthia Scheinberg, Eliahu Klein and Gavi Klein in honor of Cynthia's father, Israel Herbert Scheinberg's 5th Yarhtzeit; Deborah Pearl in honor of Rabbi Cohen and the community.

7th Day of the Omer
Tuesday, April 22nd
Morning Service  9:15 am
Yizkor  10:30 am
Torah Readers: Haggai Resnikoff, Avi Garelick
Haftarah Reader: Bob Budnitz
Sermon by R. Cohen: The Exodus that is Yet to Come
Yom Tov Mincha 7:20 pm
Ma’ariv, Havdalah & Conclusion of Yom Tov  8:37 pm
* Havdalah is comprised of the blessing over the wine (borei pri Ha-Gafen) followed by the particular blessing of Havdalah (hamavdil bein kodesh l’chol). We omit the blessing over  incense and candle.

Community Kiddush coordinated by Lisa and Jory Gessow

If you sold your chametz through CBI and have not been contacted by 8:50 pm, you may assume that your chametz has been repurchased and now belongs to you.


Sunday Morning Talmud Class 
A class structured to appeal to Talmud students of all levels, from beginners to more experienced. We will continue our studies of Masechet Shabbes; come check it out for a morning, no commitment
R. Gabriel Greenberg - Sunday, 9:00-10:00 a.m. 

Midrasha’s Tanach and Talmud (for Teens)
This course is an informal but intensive study group focusing on close thematic readings of the Tanach and Talmud in translation.
David Henkin – Mondays, 4:15 - 5:45 p.m.

NCSY LNL – Latte & Learning (for Teens; Grades 9-12)
Latte & Learning brings Judaism to local coffee shops and serves up Torah in a relaxed and fun setting. LNL is the place for teens to ask questions, voice their feelings, and connect with each other. 
R. Akiva Naiman • Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. • Starbucks, 2128 Oxford St, Berkeley

Women’s Dance Nights at CBI!
Come dance to a blend of world music, jazz, klezmer, hip hop and more.  No moves to remember, no cost either.... Just a chance to let loose and get some good exercise in a fun way! 
2nd & 4th Mondays @ 8:00 pm 

New Class this Spring:
Learn to Chant the Megillot of the Shalosh Regalim
Help us grow our pool of male and female megilla leyners for Shir HaShirim, Ruth, and Kohelet. The class meets at the Massarano Home, 1709 Sacramento St. RSVP:
Judy Massarano, Tuesday Nights, 4/29, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

Jewish Writings of Emmanuel Levinas 
The Levinas Study Group meets at 8 pm every Wednesday at the Schweig home to discuss
various essays of the Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas.  No background necessary. The class is facilitated by our resident scholar, Muni Schweig.
Muni Schweig - 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 8:00 p.m.

Mishmar – Learners’ Night 
Join a Beit Misrash atmosphere for a weekly night of learning at CBI. We will do our best to match you up with a chevrutah
(study partner) or chavurah (a group of learners) for some free wheelin’, meaningful and personal text seeking and learning. 
Thursdays, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.




In Beth Israel

R. Cohen’s Pesach article, “Israel’s Contempory Four Children,” was published in the Monday, April 14 issue of The Times of Israel.

Shabbat Shalem with Scholar-In-Residence Dr. Rachel Korazim
Shabbat, Friday & Saturday, April 25 - 26

see details here 
Friday, 7:00 p.m. Shabbat dinner at CBI
RSVP to office by April 23
—$10 per child, $15 per adult, $45 maximum per family

CBI June Auction! We are told by Rabbi Arye Kidden that it is not an aveyra to brag about the great success of last year's auction, especially since we are sharing bragging rights with you!
If you made a donation last year of people (you and yours), places or things, we hope you will step up and donate again. Please email or call us to confirm last year’s donation or to add a twist to it for 2014.
To the whole CBI community: new donations of the following would be greatly appreciated.
   ♦ Special meals catered and delivered, or prepared and hosted. (Example: South African braai)
   ♦ Events, tours, unusual gatherings or group activities (Example:    tour of the Bancroft Library)
   ♦ Vacation homes, timeshares, etc.
   ♦ New gift items
   ♦ Gift certificates (Those related to food should be kosher.)
   ♦ New children’s items (Toys, clothing, equipment)
Feel free to come up with new, creative donation ideas that will raise lots and lots of money for CBI!  We want to make participating and contributing easy, fun, and rewarding for CBI!  With less than 2 months to go, please don't wait!  Gratefully yours, Maureen Krantz & Denise Resnikoff

Upcoming events for 8th grade!

May 18th - Part Boat on the Bay! (8th-12th grade)
May 31st - Movie Night, and Discussion about high school: Peer Pressure, Jewish Identity, and other important topics.
Upcoming event for 5-7 Grade!
May 4th, at Scandia! Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Go Karts and more! Details coming soon!
Spring Regional 2014
May 23rd - May 26th

Twice a year, NCSY has a large convention where high school NCSYers from all over the West Coast get together for an inspiring and unforgettable Shabbaton. This memorial day weekend we are joining together with 350 Jewish teens from California, Arizona, Oregon and Nevada to learn about Judaism, have an awesomely fun time, chill with our amazing Advisors, and meet other Jewish teens from all over our region! Don't miss out!! Space is extremely limited!
Sign up is HERE or on our website,

SCRIP: Order at or email  Naomi Stamper, Ruth Wittman or Sara Schulman  Need new dishes, sink inserts or shelf paper? Home Depot and Target both offer scrip cards. Need new clothing for yourself or your children? Most chain clothing stores (Old Navy, J. Crew, J. Jill, etc.) do scrip and often give more than 15% to CBI. Berkeley Bowl, Afikomen and CVS are always in stock and we have a few special cards that Naomi would like someone to take off her hands: LL Bean, Ross, Marriott Hotels and Peets. Amazon and many other things are always available as scripnow (instant scrip that's emailed to you.) Whole Foods and many other stores offer reloadable cards.  If you haven't enrolled on, now is the time. You will need our enrollment code (1LA6BD2C115L7) to open an account. You can browse there at any time to see what scrip cards are available. For online help, ask Sara

Donate your car/boat/vehicle to Beth Israel/Midrasha. Full tax write off. Beth Israel/Midrasha share proceeds from sale. Contact David: 510-849-0961 or Midrasha 510-843-4667

Mark your Calendars
Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bluegrass * Bourbon * Barbeque


In the General Community

Free days at the CJM: In commemoration of Passover and The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s (The CJM) current exhibition, Arthur Szyk and the Art of the Haggadah, The CJM is pleased to offer FREE admission between April 17–22.
In honor of Yom HaShoah, Yiddish Spring: A Concert Performance
Soprano Heather Klein and guests celebrate new Yiddish song during a residency at The CJM coinciding with Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). The concert is a world premiere of Mame Loshn, an art song cycle in Yiddish by the composer Miriam Miller based on text by her grandmother Sarah Traister Moskovitz’s book of poetry, Come to the Table. Klein is joined by The Inextinguishable Trio, the internationally-recognized Veretski Pass, and visiting performer Steven Greenman.
Thursday, Apr 24, 6:30–8pm  & Sunday, Apr 27, 1:30–3:30pm

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Sunday, April 27, 12 PM - 1:30 PM,  2121 Allston Way Honoring survivors  Renee Passy-Zale and George Leitmann.  Performances by Naomi Newman co-founder of A Traveling Jewish Theater, Songs by Anthony (Mordechai-Tzvi) Russell, and accordionist Dmitri Gaskin. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Parking is available for a fee at the Brower Center Garage on Kittredge St. For further info: 981-7170

Afikomen Judaica LiVE. SHoP. SHMooZE.
3042 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, 510-655-1977
Sunday April 27, 11:00am, Through the Zodiac: Jewish Astrology and the Hebrew Calendar w/ Lorelai Kude
Thursdays May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm Mah Jongg w/ Toby Salk
Thank You for Shopping Local!   

The 26th Annual East Bay Community-Wide Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
An All-Night Study Session on Shavuot
June 3 – 4, 6:15pm – 7:00am

JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley
A unique celebration and night of Torah study, a spiritual journey  bringing together Jews of all perspectives and affiliations.  Stay for an hour–or stay until dawn.  We will be led in study by teachers from our diverse Jewish community.  Come celebrate Shavuot!
We would love you to join us for family programming (time TBA), featuring sessions for ages 2-12.
We are offering free childcare/sleeping room from 8:00pm to 7:00am for ages 2 and up. Parents may not leave the JCC while their children are in childcare.  Parents must provide bedding and pre-register their child(ren) online at:
For more information, please visit or contact Lauren Greis at 510-229-8993 or

Do you love to sing? From June 9-11, join Lehrhaus Judaica's Prayer and Music Intensive with Rabbi Dorothy Richman, Ba'al Tefilah Joey Weisenberg, and Rabbi David Kasher for three days of singing and exploring the connections between Jewish music and prayer. Space is limited, so register with Lehrhaus by May 1 for the early registration rate.





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