SCHEDULE FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK AT CBI
MARCH 8, 2014 / ADAR II 6, 5774
SHABBAT PARSHAT VAYIKRAH
Weekday Services March 9-13
Morning service@ CBI PM Services @ Chabad
1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 2730 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley
Sun 8:00 am • M-F 6:30 am M-Th 5:40 pm
Northside Minyan @ Sudikoff home 5:48 pm
1209 Shattuck Ave. (east side of street, past Live Oak Park, near Eunice)
Candle Lighting 5:51 pm
Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat @ CBI 5:55 pm
Teen Shabbat: Friday night dinner and sleepover for 6-8 graders
Meet at the Ravinovich house at 5:30 pm to get the NEW SWEATSHIRTS!!!
Please come on time so that we'll be able to take a group picture before Shabbat!
Saturday, March 8th
Morning Service 9:15 am
Torah Reader: Na’aman Kam
Haftarah Reader: Daniel Viragh
Educational Programming 10:30 am
Talmidim Aleph: Irene Resnikoff
Shul Club: Orly Leiman & Renana Vilian
Sermon by R. Daniel Millner — Religion, Ritual and You: A New Look at Leviticus
Shabbat Mincha 12:50 pm
Shloshim & Seudah Shlishit for SaraLeya Schley’s mother 5:30 pm
SaraLeya Schley invites you to Seudat Shlishit on the 30th day after the burial of her beloved mother Sara Ita bat Yeshiyah Leib v’ Raizel Bella -Adele Krone Schley, z”l.
SaraLeya will offer a teaching IY”H connecting a verse from
Eshet Hayil to Purim 5:50 pm
Conclusion of meal 6:40 pm
Ma’ariv, Havdalah & Shabbat ends 6:49 pm
Please Join Us for the THIRD ANNUAL LEGACY KIDDUSH.
We will be honoring the members of the CBI Morasha (Legacy) Society at a special light luncheon kiddush. We are 29 strong!
Noah and Hope Alper
Ron & Bella Barany
Benjamin and Sara Darmoni
Nimrod and Aliza Elias
Malcolm Feeley & Rivka Amado
Alan Finkelstein & Leslie Valas
David & Diane Gould
Ezra & Toby Hendon
Gary & Ilene Katz
Jesse and Gabriella Kellerman
Alan & Elissa Kittner
Gary & Lois Marcus
Ed & Phyllis Miller
Joel & Irene Resnikoff
Ben Rose & Rebecca Landes
Mordy & Rena Rosen
Harry & Dorothy Rubin
Bob and June Safran
Steve Silberblatt & Rita Kohl
Bob & Naomi Stamper
Linda & Stanley Wulf
Kiddush Sponsorship Online Signup: On the Daf Hashavuah online, you will find a link to a spreadsheet where you can sign
up for sponsorships all on your own. You can still contact Rona(email@example.com) or Avraham (510-845-7744) if you want to sign up the old-fashioned way.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Saturday night, March 9
Remember we move our clocks one hour forward
FAST OF ESTHER
Thursday, March 13th
Fast begins 5:51 am
Shacharit 6:30 am
Fast Day Mincha 6:40 pm
Fast ends 7:45 pm
SHABBAT TZAV PARSHAT ZACHOR
Friday and Saturday, March 14th & 15th
Candle Lighting 6:57 pm
Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm
Morning Service 9:15 am
Educational program 10:30 am
Shabbat Mincha 6:40 pm
Seudah Shlishit 6:55 pm
Ma’ariv, Havdalah & Shabbat ends 7:55 pm
Motzei Shabbat & Sunday, March 15th & 16th
Shabbat ends 7:55 pm
Megillah Reading 8:30 pm, followed by Purim Celebration
Sunday, March 16th
Shacharit 9:00 am
Megillah reading 9:30 am
Women’s only Megillah reading 11:00 am
Purim Carnival 2:00 pm
Festive Purim BBQ Meal (Free!) @ CBI 3:00 pm, followed by Mincha and Ma’ariv
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 necessary. Class does not meet this Sunday, March 9.
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
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.
Talmudic Wisdom: Between the Land of Israel and the Diaspora - Priorities, Polemics, and Power Struggles: In-depth Study of Ketubot 110a-112b. Is there a biblical or rabbinic imperative to settle the Land of Israel? What insights can the Babylonian Talmud, the crown jewel of a Diasporic community, offer to this question? Join us for a weekly class that explores key sugyot (talmudic units) that discuss major Jewish questions of practice and thought. Class resumes March 14.
R. Yonatan Cohen - Fridays, 9:00 a.m.
In Beth Israel
Mishloach Manot Volunteers Needed! We are looking for a few more volunteers to help deliver community baskets on Purim Day, March 16. If you are willing to help with this great mitzvah, please contact Frayda at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the link here.
Baruch Dayan Emet (Condolences): We regret to inform you of the passing of Elissa (Wolf) Burrell, beloved wife of Dr. Hugh Burrell and mother of Avraham Burrell. She died peacefully this past Monday. She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday, and had been in failing health for many months. Elissa and Dr. Burrell were deeply in love and devoted to each other for 65 years of marriage. The funeral will take place at Star of the Valley Catholic Church in Santa Rosa next Tuesday. Avraham appreciates your condolences and prayers during this difficult time.
Mazal Tov! To Michal Rivlin & Yedidya Etzion and big brother and sisters David, Naomi & Miriam on the birth of a red-headed adorable baby boy. Michal and the baby are feeling great BH! May this child's life be filled with the insights of Torah, the warm and supportive love of family and community, and the blessing of good deeds. Mazal tov!
Join us for our Third Annual CBI Bike Ride, Sunday, March 30 at 9:30 A.M. PROMPTLY! We will start and finish at the Sea Breeze Mkt on 598 University Ave. (Just west of the Fwy on the service road by the entrance to the Berkeley Marina). The ride is for all post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah CBI members and their families/friends. We will ride to the Craneway Pavilion at the Richmond Marina, and back to the Sea Breeze. The total distance is 13.5 miles. Almost all of the ride is on the bikeway, which is level. The ride is beautiful, and not too strenuous. Bring your own lunch, and we will convene at the end of the ride at the Sea Breeze Mkt.at 12:00 P.M. Ample parking, drinks, picnic tables, and restrooms are available there. In case of questionable weather, call (510) 593-4955 between 8-9:00A.M on the morning of the ride to find out if we are going. Bicycles can be rented at Solano Cyclery on (where else) Solano Ave.
* Please note: CBI does not take responsibility for accidents and/or injuries. BIKE SAFE!*
Book Club: We will meet this Sunday, March 30, at 10:30 am to discuss In the Garden of Beasts by Eric Larson.
Kosher Pop-Ups Presents:
Epic Pizza Pop-Up
March 30, 2014, 1 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Congregation Beth Israel 1630 Bancroft Way Berkeley
see details here
Shabbat Shalem with Scholar-In-Residence Dr. Rachel Korazim
Shabbat, Friday & Saturday, April 25 - 26
see details here
Mark your Calendars
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Bluegrass * Bourbon * Barbeque
SCRIP: Have a cup of coffee or maybe a glass of tea! When you buy a $20 Peets card from CBI the shul makes $5. Yes that is 25%. You can get these cards from Naomi Stamper, Ruth Wittman or Sara Schulman or order online. Remember to enroll at www.shopwithscrip.com and open a family account using the enrollment code: 1LA6BD2C115L7. Need online help? Ask Sara email@example.com.
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.
In the General Community
Afikomen Judaica LiVE. SHoP. SHMooZE.
3042 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, 510-655-1977 www.afikomen.com
Sunday March 9, 10:30am, Remembering Vilna w/ Award winning Author Ellen Cassedy, B'nai B'rith Lecture Series includes FREE Bagel Brunch
Sunday March 16, 11:15am Megillah Reading Purim Day, Store OPEN 11:00am-2:00pm only!
Thursday March 20, 7:00pm, Susan Duhan Felix Ceramic Art Show & Talk on "Miriam: Rise Up O Well, Respond to My Song."
Sunday March 30, 6:00pm, To Sing Away Our Darkest Days w/ Linda Hirschhorn & her brother Norbert Hirschhorn, Book Reading & Concert, $5-$10 sliding scale
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!
Israeli Start Ups, Sunday March 16, 3-5 p.m. The Lafayette Veterans Building. Hear an informative panel discussion about Israel's fast-growing high-tech sector.
Animated Art from Israel, Sunday May 4, 3-5 p.m. The Lafayette Veterans Building. Watch award-winning Israeli short films and learn about ground-breaking animation techniques.
Sponsored by East Bay JCRC.
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Israeli and Palestinian Waterways: History, Politics, and Technology of Water and Environment in the Middle East, March 11, 2014
8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Berkeley Law, 2785 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Keynote Speech, "A Green Bridge over Troubled Waters", free to the public, 6 pm Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way at the Great Hall.
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