Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:31 pm

Daf Hashavuah



Weekday Services August 24-28

AM & PM service@ CBI
1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Morning:  Sun 8:00 am • M-F 6:30 am
Evening: Sun-Th: 6:35 pm

Friday Evening, August 22nd
Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat @ CBI 7:00 pm
Northside Minyan 7:00 pm
   1209 Shattuck Ave. (east side of the street, past Oak Park, near Eunice)
Candle Lighting 7:35 pm  
Saturday, August 23rd
Morning Service 9:15 am
Torah Reader: Boaz Haberman
Haftorah Reader: Kenny Hendon
Educational Programming   11:00 am
     Yeladim: Irene Resnikoff
     Talmidim A: Tania Schweig
     Shul Club: Gabi & Talia Sandel
Sermon by Rabbi Yonatan Cohen: Seek Out the Lord
Rabbi Nachman Teaching with Rabbi Eliahu Klein 6:15 pm
We will study Reb Nachman's teachings on Peace and Unity. Everybody Invited.
Shabbat Mincha 7:10 pm
Seudah Shelishit  7:30 pm
Ma’ariv, Havdalah & Shabbat ends after 8:32 pm

The CBI Board of Directors
in honor of the Hashay family, Maharat Victoria Sutton and Adam Brelow, and our b’not sherut Michal Goldfarb & Naama Maizlisch

Yael Krieger & Josh Ladon

Mon. night, Tues. & Wed., August 25th – 27th

Shacharit  6:30 am



Sunday Morning Talmud Class 
A class structured to appeal to Talmud students of all levels, from beginners to more experienced. 
On hiatus
Sunday, 9:00-10:00 a.m. 


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.  On hiatus
Thursdays, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.


Talmudic Wisdom:
Join us for a weekly class that explores key sugyot (talmudic units) that discuss major Jewish questions of practice and thought.   
R. Yonatan Cohen - Fridays, 9:00 a.m.



In Beth Israel   


CBI Sisterhood

  • Swim Party for women will be held Sunday, August 24th from 2-5pm. We’ll schmooze, swim, and nosh at the lovely home of Hope Alper. Please contact Sabrina Kabella with questions and for address. 
  • CBI Book Group is meeting at a later time on Sunday, August 31, 12:15pm, upstairs at CBI. We will be discussing A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman.

Rosh Hashana card absolute deadline: August 25th (see announcement below)

Homeless Shelter:  You can help us by volunteering for this month’s dinner (August 27) at this link and/or by donating to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund.

Unveiling for Jan Haber, z”l: The Haber family will be unveiling Jan's gravestone on Sunday, September 7 at 11 am.  It will take place at Fernwood Cemetery, 301 Tennessee Valley Road, in Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 383-7100.  All are welcome.  After the ceremony, at approximately 1pm, we will gather at the Haber home (6100 Broadway Terrace, Oakland, CA 94618) for food and conversation.  All are welcome.

SCRIP: We have scrip for many hotels and retail stores, including Afikomen, REI, Barnes & Noble, Amazon. Order from Naomi at Also, Order at or email  Naomi Stamper, Ruth Wittman or Rebecca Landes

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.

CBI Rosh Hashana Card absolute deadline for inclusion: August 25 

This Rosh Hashana, share your blessings with all of Beth Israel’s friends!
A beautiful Rosh Hashana card will be sent to all shul members for the High Holidays.
Have your family’s name included among the well-wishers on the inside of this card.
􀀀 $36 to have one or two names listed
Examples: Bracha Berkeley, Mr. & Mrs. Berkeley, Mr. Baruch & Mrs. Bracha Berkeley,
Bracha & Baruch Berkeley, Bracha Albany & Baruch Berkeley, The Berkeley Family
􀀀 $54 to include your entire (first generational) family
(i.e. Bracha, Baruch, Bilha, Bruria, and Benzion Berkeley)

Name(s): ________________________________________________________________
Don’t Forget!

All proceeds support adult education programming at CBI.

In the Community

Kosher Sandwiches @ UC Berkeley:  Freshly made kosher sandwiches will be available at 11:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following locations: Crossroads at the Den (Channing & Bowditch), Golden Bear Cafe,  and Cafe Ramona. Choices available: one meat, one poultry, and an egg salad. For any questions, contact Avraham Burrell

Joining Hands: A Support Group for Community Members with Loved Ones in Israel
In the midst of the current crisis, many community members are deeply concerned about their children, grandchildren, and other loved ones living in Israel. Starting next week, JFCS/East Bay will be offering Joining Hands--a new group for those affected to come together, share feelings, and find support during this difficult time. The group will be moderated by psychotherapist Rikki Sudikoff, and will meet on August 13, 20, and 27. Participants are welcome to attend any or all sessions. Full details and registration information can be found here: 

Jscreen @ : Jscreen, a Jewish genetic disease screening program, will now only be conducting screening through our online portal at We will no longer be onsite at UCB because of the medical privacy guidelines in place for students. Requesting a saliva kit on our website is easy and is available 24/7. When we receive the request, we will mail out a saliva screening kit with follow-up genetic counseling conducted via telephone.  We are still honoring the subsidized $25 kit price through August 31, 2014.
Single? Dating? Growing your family? Just curious? Join us! @myJScreen @GettyOwl. Go to to learn more and to pre-register for your spit kit. Email to find out how to get a kit mailed to you.

Midrasha in Berkeley: Midrasha’s new catalog is available here. Please remember to save August 28 @ 7:30 pm for New Parent Orientation.

An Evening of Mikvah Celebration: Sunday, September 7, 2014, 6:30-9:00 pm at the Krutch Theater, 2601 Warring Street Berkeley, across from the Mikvah in Building 14 of the Clark Kerr Campus.

Project Leaders Needed for EBTOCD (East Bay Tikkun Olam Chessed Day) 2014
Take a leadership role in the upcoming East Bay Tikkun Olam Chessed Day on Sunday, October 19th, by leading one of the day's numerous and diverse volunteer activities. Limited time commitment (estimated 5 to 10 hours total). Please see the list of activities at Questions? contact Juliet Stamperdahl.











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