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June 16, 2016

Shabbat This Week
Friday, June 17

8:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat, and healing service for lives lost to terrorism this week, led by Student Cantor Shayndel Adler-Eldridge 
Oneg host
ed by Mark Joske - thank you!

Hosts are needed for Summer onegs, as well. 
Available dates include:  
  • Friday, July 1 - 6:00 p.m. service
  • Friday, July 8 - 6:00 p.m. service  
  • Friday, August 26, 8:00 p.m. service
Please contact Merry Draffan to sign up for these or any available 2016 dates.  Oneg hosting can be a fun way to mark a special simcha or anniversary, or to honor a friend or loved one.  Consider finding a friend, group or organize your havurah to make hosting easier!

Saturday, June 18
9:00 a.m. Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service, led by Student Rabbi David Aladjem and CBH Partner Hallie Morrow 

"Sweet Summer of '16" Kicks Off with New CBH Officers and Board Members,
Plus a Celebratory Fundraiser 

Congregation Elected Eight CBH Partners at Annual Meeting,
and Raised More Than $27,000 Afterwards

At the Annual Meeting on June 5, haverim came together in person and by proxy ballot to approve a slate of nominees to the Board of Directors, to join the five continuing members for a total board of 13 leaders.  

At an initial board meeting immediately following the Annual Meeting, the new board nominated and selected new officers.  The new officers and full list of board members for 2016-17 are as follows:  
Co-Presidents:  Steve Cohan and Mark Joske
Treasurer:  Michael Bobell
Secretary:  Bonnie Berman
Other Board Members:  Raychel Kubby Adler, Alan Brownstein, Steve Cohen, Elisabeth Dubin, Joe Green, Laurel Hassid, Jodi Liederman, Sharon Richman, Bimla Schwarz

Later the same afternoon, a celebration of new, continuing and outgoing leaders took place, and included fundraising primarily for the new Teen Coordinator position.  To read more details about the event, including a full list of the volunteers and donors who gave gifts of time, treasure or both to make the gathering possible, please click
THIS TUESDAY, June 21, 2016
CBH Providing Clean-Up For Davis Community Meals 
6:30 - 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 in a sheltered setting.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome and encouraged.  

For more information, contact CBH Partner Shoshana Zatz at
THIS TUESDAY, June 21, 2016
"From Israel-Palestine to Marriage:  What Judaism, Psychology and Contemplative Insight Teach About Understanding and Healing Relationships," led by Rabbi Seth Castleman
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Social Hall
Presented by Israel Peace Alternatives, Rabbi Seth will look at the fundamental elements of both interpersonal relations and relationships between tribes, societies and states.  A student and teacher of meditation for more than 20 years, he spent nearly two years in silent meditation retreat, practiced as a Buddhist monk in Burma and has taught mediation classes and retreats for Jews, Christians and Muslims in Israel.  The presentation will be followed by discussion and guided mediation.

Additionally, the program will focus on the parallels and causal relationship between the personal and the collective, drawing comparisons between the healing of a marriage and the issues at hand in Israel-Palestine, post-colonial Africa and current race relations in the U.S.  Rabbi Seth will incorporate first-hand accounts of Palestinians and Israelis during the Second Intifada, survivors and rescue workers at Ground Zero in New York City and women and children in U.S. prisons. 

Rabbi Seth has been providing support at CBH during Rabbi Greg's sabbatical, and also is the spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Harim Grass Valley.  He lives in Davis with his wife, Elizabeth Griswold, a UCC minister, and their daughter, Lilah.
No RSVP is required.  The program is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Sarah Pattison by clicking her name, or view the flyer.
Monday, June 27, 2016
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.  

The Heart and Spirit Chant Circle meets on the fourth Monday of each month.  For more information, contact
Carrie or Hallie by clicking their names.  

Also, please mark your calendar for the Shabbaton Weekend with Rabbi Shefa Gold, scheduled for Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25.  Click
here for more information.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
ChaverSangha Meditation and Spiritual Practice 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Social Hall
Join the group for special guest meditation teachers and a concert!  Richard and Maureen Hall, folk/Americana Dharma singer/songwriters from Missouri, will offer musical Dharma with mostly original music integrated throughout the presentation.

Richard is a long time meditator with a PhD in psychology. Maureen is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader program at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She also is a lay Buddhist minister, ordained via the Dharmacharya Program taught by Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa, co-abbots at the Embracing Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. 

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 event, contact CBH Partner and group organizaer Michael Amster at, or 530-219-6947.

Friday, July 15, 2016
CBH Shabbat and Dinner at Camp Newman
4:00 - 9:30 p.m., URJ Camp Newman, 4088 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa
Join Rabbi Greg for Shabbat at URJ Camp Newman!  Festivities include a reception with Camp Directors, Shabbat dinner, singing and dancing.  Please click here to register for your visit, and visit this page for more information.  You may also contact the CBH office to learn more, at 530-758-0842 or  
Summer at the Bima...Read or Chant, It's Your 

Let your voice be heard!  Review the opportunities to read or chant from our 50th Anniversary Torah at a Summer Shabbat morning service.  Take advantage of the more relaxed Summer months to revisit or learn new skills.  Not only will you feel personally fulfilled by doing so, 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. Readers are needed most Saturdays through July 23; 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.
Order Your Judaica and Supplies
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 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.
ReJEWvenate in June with Sacramento 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 twice a month through early August, 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.  
Thursday, July 14 and Saturday, July 16, 2016
Rabbi Greg Recommends:  "A Taste of Hope:  A Play in Three Courses"
8:00 p.m., Warehouse Artist Lofts Courtyard, 1108 R Street, Sacramento
A multi-sensory story of seven women from three generations sharing family recipes while imprisoned in a concentration camp, this play weaves food traditions and fears of war into a simple story of love.  Audience members actually enjoy samples of the recipes, as well as the performance!  

This production came to CBH in early 2015, and Rabbi Greg shared the following reflections:  "As
 we followed the experiences of a group of women through the cycle of the holidays, everyone in the audience was touched by the tenacity, faith and hope that emboldened these prisoners who had so little, but shared so much with one another.  We loved to taste and partake of the foods created throughout the play, which deepened our personal connection with the story and the characters."  

The upcoming dates are a fundraiser for O Allos Anthropos, an organization feeding Syrian refugees in Greece.  For ticket and contact information, please click here to view the flyer.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Bet Haverim Invited to B'nai Israel Brotherhood Night at the River Cats Game - Tickets Available Now  
Early Entry at 5:00 p.m., BBQ at 6:05 p.m., Game at 7:05 p.m., Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento
Last Summer, several CBH partners enjoyed a night out at Raley Field with the B'nai Israel Brotherhood.  It's time to hit a home run again and spend another fun nine innings with our haverim from across the causeway!  One of the covered Blue Moon Party Decks is reserved for the group's use; a $55 ticket includes stadium admission and an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner.

Reservations are now being accepted.  See the
flyer for more details and purchasing instructions.
Birthdays - June 17 - 23
Say "Yom Huledet Same'ach" to These Haverim
Friday, June 17
Jonathan Perlman
Sunday, June 19
Alex Draffan
Diane Monheit
David Siegel

Monday, June 20
Rosanne Mandel
Monday, June 20, continued 
Robin Neuman
Zipora Weinbaum

Tuesday,  June 21
Mike Paskowitz

Thursday, June 23
Jerry Glazer
Yahrzeits - June 17 - 23
Friday, June 17
Max Novikoff, grandfather of Stephan Cohen

Saturday, June 18
Trudy Davidson, mother of Robert Davidson

Monday, June 20
Alfred Kagan, father of Linda Ziskind
Sherley Perlman, mother of Jonathan Perlman
Tuesday, June 21
Molly Zack, mother of Norm Zack

Wednesday, June 22
Bella Mischkinsky, mother of Jeff Mischkinsky

Thursday, June 23
Lucy Henshaw, mother of Betty Fass
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