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February 11, 2016

  • NO Religious School or Keshet THIS SUNDAY 
  • CBH Office and Gan Haverim closed THIS MONDAY for Presidents' Day
  • Julie Hochman musical performance THIS TUESDAY
  • ChaverSangha Meditation THIS TUESDAY
Shabbat This Week
Friday, February 12

6:00 p.m. Song Leaders Shabbat, with CBH Partner Sarah Pattison as service leader
The oneg needs a host!  Contact Merry Draffan to volunteer at Click here to view more information about other February and March onegs in need of hosts.

Saturday, February 13

9:00 a.m. Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service

2016 Mishloach Manot Orders Now Accepted!

Deadline to order:  Friday, February 26

For $18 your name will be included on the Mishloach Manot (Purim Basket) greetings sent to five CBH families of your choice.  Add as many additional CBH families as you wish for only $2 each.  Or, your name will be included on baskets for all CBH families and staff for only $100.  Every basket will contain four homemade Hamantaschen and other tasty treats.  Deliveries will be made March 6-11 in Davis, Dixon and Woodland.

Sending Mishloach Manot is one of the tastiest mitzvahs you can perform.  As described in the Book of Esther, sharing gifts of food with your family and friends celebrates our joy at being part of the Jewish community.

To download an order form, learn more about special orders, or to view FAQs click here.  To volunteer to bake or deliver Mishloach Manot, contact Rochelle Frank or Michael Bobell at or 530-750-3747.

Young Families and Religious School News

THIS SUNDAY, February 14 
NO Religious School OR Keshet classes will be held

Enjoy the three-day Presidents' Day weekend with your families!

Saturday, February 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.         
Shabbat Safari with "Mimi and Friends" puppets and music     
North Classroom
A Shabbat celebration for the young and young at heart, Shabbat Safari is designed for children under age six and their parents.  

This month we welcome Mimi Greisman and her puppets for an interactive music and movement sing-along Shabbat program!  Mimi comes to us from San Francisco, and is well-known for her Jewish early childhood and family education programs.  

Children must be accompanied by an adult; older siblings, grandparents and other family members always are welcome to attend and join in the fun!  For more information, click 
here to contact Shayndel Adler-Eldridge, or call 530-758-0842. 

SUNDAY, February 21 
Battle of the Books
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Social Hall
Watch teams of 5th - 7th grade students compete to display their knowledge of this year's assigned titles.  All books are Jewish-themed.  Winners earn bragging rights...and gift certificates for books and other treats from local businesses.  For more information, click here to contact Malka Sansani, Director of Education and Youth.
SUNDAY, March 13 
Purim Carnival
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., all site event

Fun for children of all ages!  Play games of skill and chance, take a plunge in the dunk tank, do the cake walk, watch the amazing magic show, savor cotton candy and so much more. Watch for an announcement soon about pre-sale ticket deals.  

Volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up, ticket sales and games.  This is a fun way to get in the Purim spirit, whether or not you have a student enrolled in our Sunday School!  Coordinate your availability with either Malka Sansani at, or Steve Fineberg at
THIS TUESDAY, February 16
Leisure League at CBH -
Featuring Cellist and CBH Partner Julie Hochman

12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary/Social Hall

Julie Hochman has been performing Jewish liturgical, klezmer and improvisational styles of music throughout Northern California for more than 20 years.  Plan to enjoy lunch and an afternoon of Julie's artistry.  This program replaces the previously advertised "When We Only Have Love," a tribute to Belgium composer Jacques Brel.  

$5 fee includes lunch and entertainment.  RSVP to, or 916-486-0906, ext. 310.  For more details, click here.

Do you enjoy Leisure League programs at our site?  Are you interested, but have yet to take part?  Either way, attending this month's program is key to the future of Leisure League at Bet Haverim!  The Sacramento Jewish Federation is considering the elimination of this quarterly program in Davis.  Please also take a moment to let CBH Partner Sandy Jones know what types of Leisure League programs would prompt you to attend more frequently, by clicking
THIS TUESDAY, February 16
CBH Cleans-Up at Davis Community Meals
6:15 - 7:00 p.m., St. Martin's Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis

It's CBH partners' monthly opportunity to volunteer, enabling the hungry in our community to enjoy a warm meal under a dry roof for an evening.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome and encouraged.  

For more information, contact CBH Partner Shoshana Zatz at
THIS TUESDAY, February 16
ChaverSangha Meditation and Spiritual Practice
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., CBH Social Hall

Group organizer and CBH Partner Michael Amster will be leading meditation and teaching about the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and how it relates to living our lives in a more peaceful and harmonious way.

ChaverSangha is a meditation and spiritual practice group with an emphasis on Buddhist and Jewish meditation.  The usual meeting schedule is every other Tuesday evening.  All group activities are free and open to the entire community, regardless of religious affiliation or experience with meditation.  First-timers definitely are welcome!  For more information about the group or this week's event, contact Michael at, or 530-219-6947.
Sunday, February 21 ONLY - please note date and time updates!
"Band of Angels" Film Screening, Commentary and Discussion
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., CBH Social Hall

Set in the antebellum South, this 1957 film tells the story
of a privileged young woman who discovers she is of mixed race, and how this information impacts her human rights and social class distinction.  Among the movie's stars is Clark Gable, in a role that deeply contrasts his portrayal of Rhett Butler in "Gone With the Wind" nearly 20 years earlier, as well as Sidney Poitier, who later was the first African-American man to win the Oscar for Best Actor.  
Discussion will focus upon genealogy and Torah-related themes, with additional commentary on racial perceptions provided by film buff Clarence E. Walker, Ph.D., a Davis resident who is an Emeritus Professor American History at UC Berkeley.

This event is FREE and is organized by the CBH Adult Education Committee.  For more information, click
here to contact committee member John Chendo, or phone him at 530-758-3331.
Monday, February 29
Heart and Spirit Chant Circle
7:00-8:45 p.m, Sanctuary

CBH partners Hallie Morrow and Carrie Shepard will be sharing chants written by Rabbi Shefa Gold.  These chants offer a unique way to access our spiritual selves through short texts from the Tanach paired with powerful melodies. Participants do not need a musical background, just an openness to experience the power of chant.

While normally the Heart and Spirit Chant Circle meets on the 4th Monday of each month, this month's gathering is delayed to the 5th Monday.  For more information, contact Carrie at or Hallie at
Sunday, March 6 
An Evening with Anat Hoffman, founding member of "Women of the Wall"
7:30 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Boulevard, Sacramento

Israel's good health is threatened not only by the Israeli-Arab conflict, but also by struggles that rock Israeli society from within.  In a presentation titled, "When Chicken Soup Won't Do the Trick," Israeli justice advocate Hoffman will offer insights about issues such as women's rights, religious pluralism, racism and freedom of conscience, and what we can do to help meet these challenges.  

In addition to her work with Women of the Wall, Hoffman is the Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and a former member of the Jerusalem City Council, who is a tireless advocate for issues of pluralism and equality. 

This FREE event is co-sponsored by CBH and nine other Jewish organizations in the Sacramento Valley.  However, further donations in support of the event are welcomed, with all proceeds benefiting the Israel Religious Action Center.  Click
here to donate; checks made and mailed or delivered to Congregation B'nai Israel (CBI) also will be accepted.  For more information, contact CBI at 916-446-4861 or visit  

To read recent news about Anat Hoffman and 
the burning of a Women of the Wall Rosh Chodesh siddur at the Kotel, click here. 
You Can Help to Build Upon Our Success!
Plan Now to Leave a Legacy for CBH's Future

We are elated and proud to announce that CBH has achieved the program goal of 36 Letter of Intent Commitments to qualify for an unrestricted $7,500 incentive grant!  However, it is not too late to join the  success of the Life and Legacy Program, and help to create a stronger future for our congregation.  Your intent to leave a gift to CBH, of any size, will be a mitzvah for the generations of Jews to come in Yolo County.
For more information, or to request or return a Letter of Intent form, please contact Michael Bobell, Life and Legacy Chair, at or 530-400-7031.
Todah Rabah to the following dedicated partners for their role in achieving the "double chai" program goal: 
Amy and Dan Abramson
Barbara Anderson
Sally Besser
Michael Bobell
Linda and Stu Bresnick
Beth and Alan Brownstein
Larry Brownston
Joy and Steve Cohan
Merry and Alex Draffan
Betsy Elzufon
Joyce Goldman
Marvin Goldman
Jennifer Goldman
Laurel Hassid
Denise Hoffner
Mark Joske
Andrew Newman
Larry Rappaport
Norma Rappaport
Libby and Gene Renkin
Sandy and Al Sokolow
Hannah and Sherman Stein
Ann and Stewart Teal
Nancy and Bill Williams
Julie Hochman and Rabbi Greg Wolfe
Eleven anonymous families
Keeping Shabbat:  February and March Hosts Needed For Friday Night Onegs

Available dates are:
  • Friday, February 12, 6:00 p.m. services
  • Friday, February 19, 8:00 p.m. services
  • Friday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. services
  • Friday, March 18, 8:00 p.m. services
Please contact Merry Draffan at to sign up for these or any 2016 dates.  Groups and havurot also are encouraged to participate!  Team with a friend to make it easy to say "yes" to this mitzvah.  The oneg program is especially important during Rabbi Greg's sabbatical.

Hosting an oneg often requires little more than a plate of cookies and a platter of fruit, yet you'll feel great knowing that you're providing an opportunity for connection and relaxation between our partners.

Do you have ideas for innovative Oneg Shabbats or Friday night guest speakers?  If so, please contact Merry about this, as well, by clicking here.
Have You Read or Chanted From Our 50th Anniversary Torah?

Make 2016 the year that you share, recapture or learn Torah reading or chanting skills at a Shabbat morning service.  Not only will you feel personally fulfilled, but you will be performing a wonderful mitzvah for your CBH community!  This is especially true while Rabbi Greg is on sabbatical through late July.  Click here to see the portions available for February and March.  

Interested to look ahead to a special date to commemorate a simcha or anniversary?  Need assistance preparing to read or chant?  Virginia Lantry has guidance to offer at or 530-220-4444.   
Like to Cook?  Join the CBH Mitzvah Meals Makers!
The Mitzvah Meals team of volunteers provides comfort from the kitchen for Bet Haverim partners experiencing illness, the loss of a loved one, or who have recently welcomed a new baby.

Generally, meals are provided on an as needed basis for periods of up to two weeks; the exact frequency, size and menu for the meals varies by the needs and preferences of the receiving partners.  Typically, meals are prepared to last two days, and include a main dish, salad, bread and dessert, as well as any extras team members wish to provide. 

Led by CBH partner Joan Sublett, this team will now be using Sign-Up Genius to better organize and schedule dates for the cooks on the team!  If you're not already a part of this program at the heart of our community, contact Joan
here to be added to the notification list next time a partner is in need.
Are You Ready For Passover?  

Order Your Judaica and Supplies Now Via CBH's Online Gift Shop

Did you know that the CBH Gift Shop continues online, and is powered by World of Judaica?  

When you order your Passover items, or make purchases for any holiday or simcha, CBH earns 11% or more of your total when you shop World of 
Judaica using this dedicated link.  Israeli products, jewelry, foods and more are just a click away, and will be conveniently delivered to your home.

Questions?  Contact the CBH office at, or 530-758-0842.
Israel Matters Committee News

Remember the Chanukah to Passover Food Drive
When You Grocery Shop This Week
Click here to learn more!  Donation bins are available in both the CBH office and in the sanctuary through Passover.
Sacramento Jewish Federation - February in Focus 

In a effort to serve and connect the more than 25,000 Jews of the eight-county Sacramento region, the Federation offers CBH partners an array of monthly programs for young families, senior citizens and the disabled, in particular.  To view a full schedule of activities, please click here

The following Davis-based programs may be of particular interest:

Tuesday, February 16 - Leisure League at CBH: see details elsewhere in this newsletter by clicking here.

Caregivers' Support Group at CBH:  spouses, family members and friends who are acting as caregivers for a loved one are invited to participate.  The group provides a warm environment offering support and strategies to address the unique needs and stresses of caregiving.  Facilitated by CBH Partner Jane Zeiger, LCSW.  A new morning session begins Wednesday, February 17 and meets twice a month through early May, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Fee is $60 for all six sessions.  A 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. evening session also is in progress, and drop-ins are welcome at $10 per session with advance notice.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Jewish Family Service Community Social Worker Alicia Mittleman at 916-205-0688.  

In addition, February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.  To participate in a Federation survey of families and individuals impacted by disability, please click
here.  For more information about Federation programs for disabled Jews in our region, please visit this link.
Birthdays - February 12 - 18    
Say "Yom Huledet Same'ach" to These Haverim!
Friday, February 12
Sam Applebaum
Saturday, February 13
Bonnie Berman
Odessa Frohlich
Sunday, February 14
Marley Kubby Adler
Julie Gussman
Rebecca Hassid
Sam Simon

Monday, February 15
Serena Durand
Chana Ellenberger
Monday, February 15, continued
Rachel Ellenberger
Gail Klein
Nadia Trauner

Tuesday, February 16
Jenny Kaminer
Wednesday, February 17
Jack Chapman
Samuel Sherman

Rebecca Trauner

Thursday, February 18
Poshi Walker
Stan Young
Yahrzeits - February 12 - 18
Friday, February 12
Sheryl Weiner, sister-in-law of Scott Goldman
Nanette Weintraub, mother of Laurel Hassid and Jon Weintraub

Saturday, February 13
Claire Hollander, mother-in-law of Jeri Hollander
Tevis Jacobs, father of Diane Moore

Sunday, February 14
Doris Gordan, mother of Carla Levin
Monday, February 15
Harry Kasinow, brother-in-law of Larry Rappaport

Wednesday, February 17
Eli Benjamini, father of Lori Chavez
Lydia Cohn, sister of Ronald Cohn
Mildred Wise, friend of Rabbi Greg Wolfe

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  • News about partners' lifecycle events (b’nai mitzvahs, births, marriages, deaths) 
  • Items from Hillel, the Sacramento Jewish Federation and the URJ may also be included.  
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