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November 10, 2016

Shabbat This Week
Friday, November 11

6:00 p.m. Songleaders' Shabbat Honoring
CBH Life and Legacy Donors

7:00 p.m.
Veggie potluck
7:45 p.m. Kristalnacht Commemorative Program
Social Hall
See details below for all
Friday night activities

Saturday, November 12
9:00 a.m. Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service 


Looking ahead, Torah reading opportunities are available in December.  Please sign-up now at this link.  If you have questions, or need assistance with preparation, contact Virginia Lantry by clicking her name.

Torah Notes
Genesis, Parashat Lech-Lecha, 
  12:1 - 13:18 
  • Abram, Sarai and Lot go to Canaan
  • Famine takes them to Egypt, where Abram identifies Sarai as his sister in order to save his life
  • Abram and Lot separate
To learn more about this week's Torah portion, or to read supplementary commentary, please visit, or attend CBH Torah Study on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Library.

THIS FRIDAY, November 11 and Friday, November 18, 2016

Be Thankful for Special Shabbat Programs on November Fridays 
See Descriptions and Schedules Below


Songleaders/Life and Legacy Shabbat, 6:00 p.m.
Veggie Potluck, 7:00 p.m.
and Kristalnacht Commemorative Program, 7:45 p.m.

Pastor Dan Smith of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation of Davis will share a special presentation on the German Lutheran resistance to the Nazis during WWII.  He will focus primarily on the efforts of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German Lutheran pastor and theologian hanged by the Nazis for treason, who insisted that the church must stand by the Jews in the midst of the Holocaust.  He remains an inspiration to people of all faiths.  To read more about the history and observance of Kristalnacht and Pastor Dan's presentation, please click

Earlier in the evening, the CBH Songleaders will welcome Shabbat, and the service will honor the more than 50 individual CBH partners who have made commitments to the CBH Life and Legacy program.  To learn more about your haverim who've left a legacy to CBH, please click
here.  A veggie potluck will follow.

Friday, November 18
A Shabbat of Stories, with special guest Sam Tick-Raker,
8:00 p.m.

What's your story?  Sam Tick-Raker is a UC Davis sophomore working on a project to interview local senior citizens and record their stories for a radio or podcast program.  By hearing and preserving their personal history with the synagogue, powerful experiences, pieces of advice and other interesting facets of their lives, Sam's aim is to ensure that our community members' legacies are carried forward through the power of their voices.  Come to services and share in Sam's stories passed down from his own grandparents in San Francisco, and learn more about his project and how to get involved.

For questions about any of the November Shabbat programs, please contact
Rabbi Greg by clicking his name, or by calling 530-758-0842.

Yahrzeits - November 11 - 17
Sunday, November 13
Robert Chernow, uncle of Sandy Jones
Victor Lewis, father of Sandi Kniep

Monday, November 14
Sam Singer, father of Mitch Singer
Tuesday, November 15
Abraham Kotovsky, father of Iris Tennenbaum
Margo Shpak, mother of Dave Shpak
Tuesday, November 15, continued
Cecil Weintraub, father of Laurel Hassid and
Jon Weintraub

Wednesday, November 16
Ken Matsumura, stepfather of Liz Malinoff

Thursday, November 17
Marilyn Lewis Alworth, sister of Sandi Kniep

Lech-Lecha:  Guidance For Moving Forward 

Like many of you, I headed to the polls on Tuesday morning filled with an ebullient sense of optimism and hope!  We were on the cusp, I was sure, of ushering in what would be a brand new exciting era, along with our first woman president.  What dawned, instead, on the day after, was not what many of us had imagined.  Not a new day, but the prospect of four years of night.  For me and, perhaps, for many of us, the day after the election evoked so many emotions:  fear, doubt, anger, confusion and a sense of disconnection from many in our country.

Then it dawned on me that this week’s Torah portion is Lech Lecha, the story of Abram’s (as Abraham is known at first) journey to a new life in a new land, to start a new people in the Land of Canaan.  I wondered, as rabbis are wont to do, what hidden wisdom there might be in that ancient story for us as we struggle with our own new reality in a terrain that feels so unfamiliar and inhospitable.

My first reaction was one of panic!  But, there it was right in the text:  “Lech lecha,” literally, “Go you forth!”  Canada? Australia?  Israel?  I heard a message that said:  take off, set off for sites unknown and quick!  However, upon deeper reflection, some deep breathing and a good night’s sleep (such as it was), something else emerged much more clearly.  This is not a time for escape. There is too much work to do. We cannot abandon our deepest held values and commitments to help America become the big-hearted, inclusive land of justice and freedom for all that we dream she can yet be.  But, there was a journey to be taken; not a journey away from, but a journey toward.  A courageous journey toward realizing our dreams for our country where all will have the opportunity to succeed and to be respected for who they are.  A journey toward ensuring the rights of all, including the most vulnerable. A journey towards protecting the earth from global warming and preserving our precious natural resources.  I see, now, in the Torah that there is a call to all of us to embark on this sacred journey together.

Abram doesn’t know where he his going and yet he leaves all that is familiar, all that is comfortable.  He has to let go of any preconceived notions about his life and trust in the possibilities that are opening before him.  We, too, must take brave steps into the unknown and Abram can be our teacher and guide.

Rabbi Shefa Gold illuminates the various stages of Abram’s journey, a few of which I will share with you here.  These stages  

can help provide us with guidance for moving forward (see her book, "Torah Journeys" for all seven stages). One of the first things that happens when Abram arrives in Canaan, is that he is confronted with disappointment. There is a famine in the land and he is forced to go down to Egypt.  Reb Shefa writes, “We discover that defeat can be a teacher as we learn to unmask even disaster as blessings in disguise.  The difficulties in our lives send us to our own depths where we find the core of our passion, vision, mission and love” ("Torah Journeys," page 31).  Later, Abram experiences a moment of expansion when he looks up to the stars and receives a vision and promise about the future of his descendants.  Reb Shefa teaches us that we can learn from this that, “this vision sustains us through times of contraction when we lose our conviction of that deep and wide connection” to all that is, even the farthest star (ibid).  And, finally, Abram enters into a covenant with God and receives a new name, Abraham, containing a part of the divine name, the Hebrew letter "hey."  Reb Shefa reminds us that, “we receive the blessing of God’s essence (Name) at the very core of our identity.  Our calling is to reflect that core essence and allow it to shine through the prisms of our unique inclination, experience and personality” (ibid).

As we come together to discern how we will move forward after the election, Abraham’s story in Lech Lecha instructs us to seek the blessings that are hidden even in disappointment, to never forget that we are a part of something much larger than ourselves and that we are created with a divine purpose to be God’s partners here on earth, to create a world that will reflect God’s unity in all its diversity.  With great wisdom, Reb Shefa reminds us that, “every blessing holds within it a spiritual challenge.  [We] must rise to the spiritual challenge in order to receive the blessing.”  We can be consumed by our despair, or rise up with renewed energy to meet these new challenges and discover the blessings. We can wring our hands about what the future may hold, or we can strive to go beyond what we now know to create a future of our own devising.  Lech lecha, let us go together into the unknown, fearless in the knowledge that tomorrow will be better than today.  And you shall be that blessing.

News From Rabbi Greg

Beginning THIS SUNDAY, four sessions

Recommended by Rabbi Greg...
Discussion Group for Interfaith Couples,
with Rabbi Seth Castleman and Rev. Elizabeth Griswold

4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Location in Davis - to be announced
Individuals and couples of all faiths, as well as of no faith tradition, are welcome to join in sharing experiences with others, and cultivating acceptance and deepening appreciation for their relationships and families.  Spouses or partners of different religions or cultures, those who have converted to another religion, parents raising children in a tradition different from the one in which they were brought up, grandparents of grandchildren being raised in another faith...this discussion group is for you!  

Rabbi Seth and Rev. Elizabeth believe that they may be the only married Rabbi/Christian minister couple in the world.  The Davis couple spends their time in congregational and spiritual leadership, social justice work and family life with their daughter, Lilah.  

Held on four Sunday afternoons and concluding in mid-December, the opportunity for practical holiday season guidance also will be available.  The fee is $180 per couple; sliding scale available.  For more information and registration, see
this flyer, or contact Rabbi Seth by clicking his name or phoning 617-935-9697. 
Board of Directors' Notes
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Meeting
The Board affirmed its focus on the principal objectives of engagement through outreach and inreach, and worship participation.  This work will occur primarily within the following four categories:
  • Young Families - support activities and events that will encourage involvement among both current and prospective partner families in this demographic
  • Spiritual Seekers - people interested in spirituality, but not necessarily traditional services
  • Shabbat Services - increased focus on enhanced musical experiences
  • Outreach to the "soon-to-be-partner" - interfaith couples, programs in the community vs. at the synagogue, deeper engagement with new/prospective partners.
Individual board members will spearhead action in these aresas, in particular engaging other congregation partners to participate.
Treasurer Michael Bobell provided an overview of the congregation's financial status.  As of the close of the High Holy Days, there are 262 partner families in the congregation, which is a decrease compared with one year ago.  Strong participation in the youth Keshet program and, especially, Gan Haverim Preschool, provide financial balance to this reduction.  Michael also clarified that day-to-day questions about money, partner accounts and payments should go to Executive Director MK Menard, who now has two people working with her in accounting roles.  Policies and budgeting, however, are the domain of the Finance Committee.  

A major congregational fundraiser was announced by Board Member Jodi Liederman for Sunday, May 21, 2017, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.  It will be themed as a Bat Mitzvah for CBH's 13th Year at the Anderson Road campus.  Jodi is chairing with assistance from Joy Cohan.  Proceeds will benefit the 2016-2017 operational budget.  More details will be offered at the December meeting.

Members of the Executive Committee will participate with MK in interviews for the restructured front office position.  Some job duties have been reallocated to other employees.  

The Board also reviewed a report from the High Holy Days Coordinator and made plans to further investigate options for additional volunteer and/or staff support of the holidays.  An update also was received about a project to bring solar energy to the campus.  

The next regular Board of Directors' meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 p.m., at CBH.  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
CBH Office and Communications News
  • THIS TUESDAY, November 15, will be the first with extended office hours until 7:00 p.m.  For your convenience, this schedule will continue for the foreseeable future.  
  • On Tuesday, November 22, the office will be closed until 5:30 p.m. for the staff semi-annual clean-up day.  However, the office will be open 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  Please contact Executive Director MK Menard with any questions by clicking her name, or phoning 530-758-0842.
  • The e-tone newsletter that normally would publish on Thanksgiving Day instead will publish one-day early, on Wednesday, November 23.  The submission deadline will remain as the Monday prior to publication.  Questions should be directed to Communications Specialist Joy Cohan by clicking her name, or phoning 530-383-1814.
Donations - October 2016
Please check next week's e-tone for a list of last month's donors.  
We apologize for the delay in reporting this information.  
The Future of the Bet Haverim Community Is In Your Hands...Join Your Haverim Who Are Already Assuring Jewish Tomorrows
Make a Legacy Commitment This Fall or Winter and help CBH to Earn a $2,500 Grant

This Fall, one CBH legacy donor, or pair of donors, will be profiled each week.  This week, Sally Besser shares her motivations for leaving a legacy.  Since joining CBH several years ago, Sally has made an impact upon the congregation as coordinator of both the High Holy Days and Volunteer Opportunities, in addition to celebrating her adult Bat Mitzvah in September.
“ I decided to give a legacy gift for two reasons:  1) I want Bet Haverim to always have a presence in Davis to celebrate Jewish life and traditions, and 2) I want to commemorate my own life in a way that enriches the very community that adopted me with such a loving embrace.” 
  See a full list of the more than 50 CBH Legacy Donors by clicking here.  To create your Jewish legacy, contact Michael Bobell, CBH Life and Legacy Coordinator, by clicking his name, or by phoning 530-400-7031.  The commitment deadline to assist with CBH's incentive grant eligibility is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Getting Ready for Thanksgiving Guests, or Looking Ahead to Hanukkah?  
Benefit CBH by Shopping "Amazon Smile" and World of Judaica
Thanks to a partnership with's "Amazon Smile" program, CBH is guaranteed a 0.5% return on all eligible purchases you make using this link. Just make purchases as you normally would from Amazon, as often as you wish.  Use of the link ensures that CBH will receive the rebate.
 In addition, all Judaica and holiday items that you buy from the CBH Online Gift Shop, powered by World of Judaica, earn CBH an impressive 11% or more every time you shop.  Remember to use 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.
"Shabbat Through the Arts" Celebrated Last Friday by More Than 60 CBH Partners
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade and Young Families Especially
Enjoyed Crafts, Dancing...and Ice Cream Sundaes!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Yolo Food Bank Refrigerated Truck To Debut On Thanksgiving Day in Woodland
7:00 - 10:00 a.m., Heritage Plaza, Main and Second Streets, Downtown Woodland

Last Winter, CBH Partners Heidi Smith and Renee Dryfoos led an effort that ultimately raised more than $115,000 to purchase for the Yolo Food Bank a refrigerated food truck, pallet jack and three years of maintenance and operations for the vehicle. 

We can all be thankful that the truck that so many in our community came together to purchase at last is on the road picking up perishable goods several times each month from 19 sites in Yolo County, and delivering them to facilities that can distribute to food insecure individuals and families throughout the area.   Its official debut will unveil the decorating of the truck to reflect its "Community Sponsored" theme, with the names of every donor who participated listed on the truck.  

The Heritage Plaza display of the truck will coincide with the Food Bank's annual Running of the Turkeys 5k Run/Walk event.  To learn more about taking part in this event, please click
here. The plaza is adjacent to the Woodland Opera House.  At a later date, the truck is expected to be on display in Davis, as well.

Questions about the truck, or the "Farm to Every Fork" campaign that made the purchase possible, may be directed to
Linda Zablotny-Hurst, Yolo Food Bank Director of Development, by clicking her name, or by calling 530-668-0690.
Haverim K'tanim "Little Friends":  New Name For Growing CBH Young Families Program!
Shabbat Safari, Holiday Celebrations and More
All Under One "Tent"
Just as children grow and mature, so must our CBH programs for the very youngest partners in our community.  To reflect that commitment, our more formalized young families' events series now is titled Haverim K'tanim, Hebrew for "little friends."  The focus is on families with children under age six.  

Haverim K'tanim is envisioned as a tent, within which activities such as Shabbat Safari and holiday gatherings are sheltered and nurtured. In addition, Haverim K'tanim is intended to provide a circle from which families and children may begin to connect for more informal play dates and social opportunities of their own, building long-term relationships to shape their Jewish futures together.

To start or continue your children's Haverim K'tanim adventures, please see
this schedule of events for 2016-2017.  Watch the e-tone, website and the Haverim K'tanim Facebook Group for additional announcements.  Haverim K'tanim organizer Shayndel Adler-Eldridge and CBH Partner Kristi Link-Crosier also can be contacted by clicking their names, or call 530-758-0842.
Kids, Teens and Families News
Shabbat Safari, a Haverim K'tanim event 
THIS SATURDAY, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., North Classroom

Let's celebrate the joy of Shabbat!  We will begin with a Shabbat-themed art project, and then sing and dance a lively Shabbat prayer circle.  We will also visit the Sanctuary to see the Torah during Shabbat Morning Services, followed by kiddush with challah and grape juice.

Haverim K'tanim events are for children under age six and their parents, grandparents or other family members.  For more information, contact Shayndel Adler-Eldridge by clicking her name, or calling 530-758-0842.  To view a schedule of all Haverim K'tanim events for 2016-2017, click here.
Religious and Hebrew School News
Dates for your calendar:
  • THIS SUNDAY, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 5th grade Bar/Bat Mitzvah Kallah, Social Hall
  • Thanksgiving week closures:  NO Hebrew School on Wednesday, November 23, and NO Religious School on Sunday, November 27.
To contact Malka Sansani, Education and Youth Director, for more details about Religious and Hebrew School activities, send a message to, or call 530-758-0842.
Keshet and Confirmation Teen Programs Scheduled THIS SUNDAY
6:30 - 8:00 p.m., North and South Classrooms

If your teen is not yet registered, please see more information and a registration form at this link, or contact Sarah Turtletaub, Teen Engagement Coordinator, at

Please note, the youth programs will break for Thanksgiving week on Sunday, November 27.

DRTY Was 17 Strong at Hillel at Davis and Sacramento last Shabbat! 
Davis Reform Temple Youth (DRTY) provides social interaction for Jewish teens in our community.  More information soon about Hanukkah and other future activities.

Consider purchasing a DRTY t-shirt to show your interest and support.  Designed by our teens, for our teens.  Just $15 each.  Click to contact
Sarah Turtletaub, Teen Engagement Coordinator.  

To learn more about all of the CBH programs for teens, including fee and registration information and a calendar, please click here.  Questions?  Please contact Sarah at, or by phoning 530-758-0842.
TONIGHT and Tuesday, November 29, 2016
ChaverSangha Meditation Group 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sanctuary and Social Hall

Join group leader Michael Amster tonight for an hour of meditation in the Sanctuary, followed by discussion and tea in the Social Hall.  The focus will be compassion (karuna) and loving kindness (metta).

On November 29, Rabbi Seth Castleman will lead the group.  Look for more details soon about this gathering, both in the e-tone and on the CBH calendar at

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, please contact CBH Partner Michael Amster at, or 530-219-6947.
Chasing Portraits:  Lost Art of the Polish Inter-War Period 
A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy, Author Discussion and Book Signing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Social Hall

The CBH Adult Education Committee presents an afternoon with Elizabeth Rynecki, an Oakland-based author, who will share her memoir of her emotional journey to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki, which was lost during World War II.

Before his tragic death during the war, Moshe Rynecki was an artist, whose body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures.  Elizabeth Rynecki received her Master's Degree in Rhetoric and Speech Communication from UC Davis, and she currently is in post-production editing of her documentary, "Chasing Portraits," which is based upon her book.
 To read more about Elizabeth, her story and the presentation, please read the recent Davis Enterprise article here.

Books will be available for purchase at the event, or can be obtained in advance at The Avid Reader Bookstore in Downtown Davis.  To read more about the book, see  For more information about the presentation, please contact CBH Partner Nancy Lazarus by clicking her name.
Israel On the World Stage, presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Temple Or Rishon, 7755 Hazel Avenue, Orangevale
Questions about Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel?  Want to learn ways our community can work together to support Israel?  Join the Jewish community in welcoming experts on BDS and Israel:
  • Ravit Baer, Deputy Consul General of Israel
  • Karen Stiller, Middle East Project Director, San Francisco Community Relations Council
To RSVP, contact the Federation at or 916-486-0906.

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

Israel Matters Meeting and 100th Birthday Party for Manny Epstein 
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Social Hall

Israel Matters invites all CBH partners to share in the simcha of Manny Epstein's 100th birthday!  He and his wife, Peggy, are among the Founding Members of Bet Haverim, and he is the congregation's first centenarian!  Stop by to say "Mazel tov!" to Manny and share in cake and good cheer.  No RSVP necessary.  For more information, contact Israel Matters member
Helen Suran by clicking her name, or calling 530-753-0611
Sunday, December 4, 2016

Magan David Adom, the Emergency Medical Services of Israel 
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Social Hall
Brooke Spenser, Development Coordinator of American Friends of Magen David Adom, will be speaking about the remarkable work of Magan David Adom (MDA) in Israel.  

Israel Matters' fundraising efforts for 2016-2017 will benefit MDA. Additional information coming soon.  To learn more in the interim about MDA, please click 

George Rooks, Israel Matters Committee chairperson, can provide details about both the presentation and the fundraising plans at
Reflections on an Inside Tour of the West Bank,
with Rabbi Greg Wolfe
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Social Hall
Israel Peace Alternatives invites you to spend an evening with Rabbi Greg as he shares insights from his tour of Hebron and other West Bank sites, on which he journeyed during his sabbatical earlier this year.

Sponsored by Extend Tours, his West Bank experience also included six other rabbis. Extend Tours offers trips in the West Bank that provide educational programming and interactive exposure to multiple narratives of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict.

This event is free of charge and no RSVP is required.  For more information, please contact CBH Partner
Sarah Pattison by clicking her name, or phoning 530-220-5042.

Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region Presents:  
Jewish Family Service Caregivers' Support Groups at CBH 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Library; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., South Classroom

Spouses, adult children, family members and friends who are acting as caregivers for a loved one are invited to participate.  Facilitated by CBH Partner Jane Zeiger, LCSW, the groups provides a warm environment offering support and strategies to address the unique needs and stresses of caregiving.  

A new morning session begins THIS WEDNESDAY, and will meet on five additional dates, as well:  December 7, December 28, January 4, January 18 and February 1.  
An evening session is underway, and will continue THIS WEDNESDAY night, as well as on December 7.  The evening group has a special emphasis on adult children caring for aging parents

The Federation charges a $60 fee for either series; drop-ins are welcome at $10 per session with advance notice.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Jewish Family Service Community Social Worker Rebecca Ray at 916-205-0688. 
Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 2016
"Ani Lo Eshkakh - I Will Not Forget," a One-Woman Dramatic Anthology of the Holocaust
8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 19
2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 20, including a post-show discussion, 
The Center at Twenty-Three Hundred, 2300 Sierra Boulevard, Sacramento


The KOH Library and Cultural Center, and the Central Valley Holocaust Educators Network (CVHEN), present Sacramento area resident Sheri Zeff in her one-woman dramatic anthology of the Holocaust.  In this multi-media production, excerpts from books, plays, diaries, memos, poems and songs are set by Zeff in chronological order from 1933, when Hitler came to power, to the end of World War II in 1945.  Zeff portrays 12 different characters, ranging in age from 11 to 50.

The Sunday matinee performance will be followed by a short discussion, moderated by Holocaust survivor and CVHEN President Liz Igra.  General admission is $18, or $10 for seniors age 65+ and students with I.D.  To purchase tickets online for either date, please visit .  To reserve tickets by phone, or for more information, call Dawn Maurer at 818-653-6519, or Taliah Berger at KOH at 916-541-3720.   Cash or check only will be accepted at the door.  An event flyer is available at this link.

Monday, November 28, 2016
Heart and Spirit Chant Circle
7:00 - 8:45 p.m., Sanctuary

Are you curious to try chanting?  Or, have you long felt that chant helps you to deepen your spiritual experience?

If you answered yes above, please join CBH partners Hallie Morrow and Carrie Shepard as they share 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.  No pre-registration required.  For more information, contact
Carrie or Hallie by clicking their names.  Also, to learn more about ongoing Heart and Spirit Chant Circle programs at CBH, including the monthly Contemplative Shabbat Service, please see this flyer.

To learn more about Rabbi Shefa Gold, who led CBH's Shabbaton Weekend in September, please click 

Davis Community Meals Needs YOU!
Bet Haverim Sets-Up and Serves Every Third Tuesday
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., St. Martin's Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis
Bet Haverim has an opportunity every month to make a difference in the lives of the hungry in our community, by making a warm meal in a sheltered setting possible.  Volunteers of all ages are welcomed and encouraged.  Can you help THIS TUESDAY, or another upcoming third Tuesday of the month?

Thanks to the sign-up link, you can indicate your availability for this month or future dates in advance.  If you are able to come for only a portion of the three hour period, your help still is valued; please indicate your exact availability when you sign-up.  

Additional questions?  Please contact CBH Partner Shoshana Zatz at  

SPECIAL HOLIDAY MITZVAH OPPORTUNITIES!  Davis Community Meals will serve at Thanksgiving feast on Saturday, November 26, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and a Christmas meal on Saturday, December 24, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  For more information and to volunteer to assist, please click the name of each meal above.
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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