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July 21, 2016

Shabbat This Week
Friday, July 22
6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat, led by Student Rabbi David Aladjem
Oneg hosted by Betty and Stephen Fass, in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary - thank you!

Oneg hosting opportunities now may be accessed on Sign-Up Genius at this link.  See which of your CBH friends already are participating, and select an upcoming date to celebrate a simcha or remember a loved one.  Consider collaborating with others to add to the fun and lighten the load!  There are several Friday nights available in the early Fall.

Saturday, July 23
9:00 a.m. Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service, led by
Student Rabbi David Aladjem


12:30 p.m.
A Toast to Our Shabbat Leaders
Social Hall
It's the final Shabbat before Rabbi Greg's return from sabbatical...please join in a cake and champagne toast to celebrate the lay leaders, student rabbis and so many CBH partners who stepped up to ensure that our Friday night and Saturday morning services continued without interruption these past six months.  Enjoy the sweetness of Shabbat while showing your appreciation for these special members of our community.  No RSVP required; for more information, contact
Virginia Lantry of the Ritual Committee by clicking her name.
2016-2017 Partnership Pledge and Religious School Registration Forms Now Due
July 1 Was Deadline For Partnership Pledges;
Religious School Enrollment Due NEXT FRIDAY, July 29
Partnership Pledge forms were mailed last month to all current CBH partners and were due on July 1.  To keep your relationship with CBH active and to ensure timely arrival of High Holy Days tickets, please return your completed form as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.  If you need new pledge or credit card authorization forms, please click here.  Other questions should be directed to MK Menard, executive director, by clicking her name, or phoning 530-758-0842.  

In addition, Religious School registration materials were emailed several weeks ago to the families of all continuing students.  These forms are due NEXT FRIDAY, July 29; after that date, a $25 per child late fee will apply.  If you did not receive enrollment information, or have questions, please contact
Malka Sansani, director of education and youth, by clicking her name, or phoning 530-758-0842.
New Email Addresses For All CBH Staff
Please Replace Previous Addresses With Those Below in Your Email Contacts
All CBH staff members now have email addresses based upon the domain.  Not only does this update professionalize our external and internal communications, it also allows our staff easier access to more collaborative web-based programs and enables our organization to use a plethora of web-based tools more efficiently and securely.  
The new email addresses are as follows: 
While not "lost," messages sent to previous email addresses may not be received promptly by staff.  Please begin using the new email addresses to contact staff as soon as possible.  

Questions?  Please contact
Joy Cohan, communications specialist, by clicking her name.
July Board Meeting Notes 
The 2016-2017 CBH Board of Directors met for the first time on Tuesday, July 12.  The meeting was called to order by new Co-Presidents Steve Cohan and Mark Joske.  

Executive Director MK Menard provided an overview of major projects currently under her direction.  These include:
  • Installation of solar panels in the parking lot this Fall 
  • A change in internet providers to improve connection speed.
  • The hiring and orientation of Rosalie Paine as the new CBH bookkeeper
A Board Retreat will be held on Sunday, August 14.  The board agreed upon three areas of strategic focus for further discussion at the retreat:  Engagement/Involvement of CBH Partners, Increasing Worship Participation and Overall Strategic Vision.

For more information at any time about the CBH Board of Directors, or to contact individual Board officers or members, please see 

Respectfully submitted,
Bonnie Berman, Secretary
Shabbat Songleaders Seeking Instrumental Accompanists
Group Provides Music at Services the Second Friday of Each Month at 6:00 p.m.
Instrumentalists, especially a rhythm guitarist, are needed to join this lively musical ensemble.  Rehearsals generally take place on the first Thursday and second Monday evenings of the month.  Current group members represent all levels of musical ability; all are welcome.  

To add your talents to the group, or for more information, contact
Sarah Pattison by clicking her name.  Or, come to the next Songleaders' Shabbat on Friday, August 12 to observe and take part in the ruach this group brings to services!

"Amazon Smile" Joins World of Judaica
as Online Fundraise-While-You-
Shop Option for Bet Haverim
Your ability to raise funds for Bet Haverim while you shop no longer is limited to just judaica!  CBH now has partnered with's "Amazon Smile" program, guaranteeing our synagogue a 0.5% return on all eligible purchases.  Using this link, make purchases as you normally would from Amazon, as often as you wish.  Use of the link ensures that CBH will receive the rebate.

 However, support of the CBH Online Gift Shop, powered by World of Judaica, earns CBH an impressive 11% or more each time you make holiday or simcha purchases 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.
THIS SUNDAY, July 24, 2016
Memorial Gathering for Guille Libresco,
CBH Founding Partner
10:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Brunch to follow at Libresco home, 683 Bianco Court, Davis (please note change of location)

A Message from Stephanie DeVaan and Caroline Libresco, Guille's daughters:  as many of you know, our beloved and brilliant mother died on March 26, 2016.  We invite you to join us to celebrate her life, and also hope that you'll feel free to share this invitation liberally.  We understand if you can't make it, but please send us your remembrances of Guille, and we'll publish them to share on July 24.  

RSVPs are not required, however, should you have questions, please contact
Caroline Libresco by clicking her name.
THIS TUESDAY, July 26, 2016
A Taste of Yiddish Study Group 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Library
Do you have childhood memories of hearing Yiddish?  Are you curious about Yiddish in Jewish culture?  This group of approximately 10 welcomes new members, and functions in a "book group" format, sharing copies of stories, songs and jokes in Yiddish, that are then translated and discussed in English

It is ideal for participants to know the Hebrew alefbet before attending, however, help is available for those needing assistance.  This is NOT a drop-in group; regular attendance on the second and fourth weeks of the month is necessary in order to build skills from one meeting to the next.  Please contact Zipi Mor at 530-792-8917 if you plan to join the group, or if you need additional details.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Toe Tapping With John Doolittle and Friends:  
A Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region "Leisure League" Presentation
12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary (concert) and Social Hall (luncheon)
Leisure League comes to Bet Haverim early next month, bringing along professional musicians John Doolittle on piano and saxophone, John Spivak on guitar and seasoned vocalist Gene Ford to get your toes tapping to a variety of upbeat genres.  Lunch also included, for just $5 per person. 

Among John Doolittle’s many credits are playing for celebrity notables Natalie Cole and Bob Hope.  So, treat yourself like a star and plan to lunch with Leisure League!   RSVP to, or 916-486-0906, x310. 

Leisure League is funded by The Trust Fund for the Jewish Elderly and The Jewish Federation.
Time is Running Out to Join the CBH Kickball Teams...Space Available for SEVEN More Players!
CBH already has taken the tournament lead by being the first fully-formed team for the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region Community Kickball Tournament.  In fact, the waiting list has sprung a second team, which means up to seven more players may join the fun.  The tournament will be held on Sunday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Sacramento's William Land Park.  "Team CBH" also is planning two non-mandatory practices/picnics in Davis over the next two weeks.

All of the Sacramento-area synagogues, Shalom School and Hillel at Davis and Sacramento will be competing for what organizers hope will become an annual trophy and bragging rights. Let's set the standard and bring the first championship home to Davis!

To join the team, click
here.  If all spots are filled, it may be possible to add a few more players.  Please contact Joy Cohan by clicking her name, or by phoning 530-383-1814, to inquire.  Not interested to play?  We need cheerleaders!  Please consider coming to Sacramento on August 7 to root for Team CBH.
                     Members of "Team CBH" thus far are:
Marley Kubby Adler
Mitchel Adler
Raychel Kubby Adler
Rabbi Seth Castleman
Joy Cohan
Steve Cohan
Harriet Gadisman 
Julie Hochman
Don Kalman
Elan Kalman
Virginia Lantry
Doug Malinoff
Liz Malinoff
Marsha Mohtes-Chan
Andrew Newman
Danielle Newman
Lori Raineri
Ariel Schwarz
Avital Schwarz
Bimla Schwarz
Harel Schwarz 
Rabbi Greg Wolfe
Kerry Wright
Summer at the Bima Is Coming to An End...
Read or Chant, It's Your Choice!
Rabbi Greg soon returns and many B'nai Mitzvahs are on the calendar in late July and through most of August.  Two dates still in need of readers or chanters are:
  • A haftarah chanter for THIS SATURDAY, July 23
  • Torah readers/chanters for Saturday, August 27

Not only will you feel personally fulfilled by taking part, but you will be performing a wonderful mitzvah for your CBH community!  Click here to view the portions.

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.
Teen Engagement Coordinator Wanted
Part-Time Position Created To Build and Enhance Youth Program,
Including Keshet, Davis Reform Temple Youth (DRTY) and More
Do you know a creative, energetic leader age 21+ who would embrace the challenge to grow the youth program for our CBH teens?  The Education and Youth Committee has begun the search for candidates with the talent to inspire our youth to explore and embrace the full potential of their Jewish journeys, beginning this September.  

here to view details, salary and a full job description.  Please share with those you feel are qualified.  Questions?  Please contact Malka Sansani, director of education and youth, at or 530-758-0842.
Sponsor An Amazing High Holy Days Opportunity For Our Congregation
 Shabbaton Weekend With Rabbi Shefa Gold -
"Spiritual Readiness for the High Holy Days Through the Power of Chant"

Named one of the Most Inspiring Rabbis in America last year by, Rabbi Shefa will join us at CBH for the Selichot weekend, Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25.  Her accessible, transformative approach will open your heart to her melodies, serving as your bridge to the beauty of the Days of Awe.  But, your advance support is key to ensuring a successful weekend that can be available to all CBH partners, regardless of their ability to pay.  

Starting at just $180, your sponsorship will reserve your weekend of worship, study and chant, the opportunity to share a meal with Rabbi Shefa and the knowledge that you helped to provide this experience for all who wish to participate.  To review sponsorship and registration opportunities please see
this form; for additional information, please click here, or contact the organizers, CBH Partners Carrie Shepard or Hallie Morrow, by clicking their names. 
July is JEW-ly in the Sacramento Region!  
Celebrate Summer With Jewish Federation Programs 

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 program may be of particular interest:
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.  The current morning session meets one more time, on Wednesday, August 3, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  An evening session may begin again this Fall.  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.  
Birthdays - July 22 - 28
Say "Yom Huledet Same'ach" to These Haverim
Friday, July 22
Rafi Moore
Saturday, July 23
Eliana Moore 
Dave Nachmanoff

Sunday, July 24
Lyla Drabkin

Monday, July 25
Michael Trauner
Tuesday, July 26
Sally Besser
Leah Julian
Claudia Leavitt

Wednesday, July 27 
Daphna Fram 
Brandon Hassid

Thursday, July 28
Hila Rooks
Yahrzeits - July 22 - 28
Friday, July 22
David Gelbard, father of Nancy Gelbard
Ed Ginsberg, father of Karen Berliner

Saturday, July 23
Miriam Fass, mother of Stephen Fass
Elaine Gay, sister of Stephanie Moss
Sunday, July 24
Bernard Diamant, father of Jonathan Diamant
Ann Konigsberg, mother of Gail Klein

Thursday, July 28
Marjorie Jones, mother of Tom Jones
Items for the Weekly e-tone must be submitted by the Monday prior to publication to:

The e-tone usually is published on Thursdays. Submissions meeting the following criteria will be considered for publication:
  • Reminders about approved CBH programs and events 
  • Meeting notices for CBH groups and committees
  • Religious school and/or CBH youth groups notices 
  • Ritual information (i.e., holiday and Shabbat schedules and details)
  • Updates from CBH clergy
  • 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.  
All submissions must include contact information, and may be edited for length, clarity, readability and compliance with CBH editorial style.  The placement and frequency of submissions within the e-tone will be at the discretion of the Communications Specialist and/or the Executive Director. No item will be included more than four weeks prior to an event/meeting date, although exceptions may be made for CBH fundraisers.
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