January 28, 2016 eNEWS
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eNEWS - January 28, 2016

Shabbat This Week
Friday, January 29 - please note special 7:30 p.m. start time!

7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Service, Sanctuary
with our special musical guest Michelle Citrin
Stay after services for an oneg sing-a-long!    
A very talented Jewish musician, Michelle is known for (click titles to view on You Tube): 
For more about Michelle Citrin see  To view the flyer, click here.
Oneg hosted by the Kubby-Adler family in honor of Marley's Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, January 30

9:00 a.m. Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Shabbat Service and Bat Mitzvah of Marley Adler

Explore a Chanting/Contemplative Shabbat Morning experience on
February 6

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, this is a monthly opportunity to experience a more personal relationship with the Divine as you celebrate and observe Shabbat.  
Make plans to take part on the first Shabbat morning of each month.  For more information, contact Carrie Shepard at or Hallie Morrow at

    Mazel tov to the Adult Bat Mitzvah class of 2016/5776!

Sharon McCorkell, Meredith Brownstein and Merry  Draffan (left-to-right) completed their journey to the Torah last Saturday, very fittingly on Shabbat Shirah.  It was a joyous occasion for these ladies, their families and the whole congregation!
Friday, February 5 - RSVP by TOMORROW,
anuary 29

Neighborhood Shabbat Dinners, 6:00 p.m.
Invitations are in the mail, welcoming you to join your neighbors for a meal and the cozy connection of celebrating Shabbat together!  Kosher-style potluck Shabbat dinners will be hosted in Davis and Woodland neighborhoods.  All ages are welcome to attend — singles, couples and families with young children — and participation is FREE.  The dinners will replace Shabbat services at CBH for the evening

To attend, RSVP by TOMORROW to or 530-758-0842.  Please indicate how many people will attend.
here to view the invitation.
Religious School This Week

School-wide Tu B'Shevat celebrations THIS SUNDAY!  Religious School services begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Come to learn about the holiday, and join in the "Birthday of the Trees!"  

Sunday, January 31, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Family Program:  6th Grade Religious School students and parents
Social Hall
Remember to join in this special morning of Jewish learning together with your 6th grade children!  For more information, contact Malka Sansani, Director of Education and Youth, at, or 530-758-0842.
News from the CBH Office

CBH Newsletters:  New Frequency and Branding Coming NEXT WEEK

Beginning NEXT WEEK, we will be temporarily altering the frequency of our electronic newsletters.  We will no longer publish a MONTHLY e-tone; instead, we will send one weekly publication that looks like the current e-News, however, we will re-title it as the Weekly e-tone.

Given this change, there is no need for you to meet a 15th of the month deadline for the monthly e-tone.  Please send submissions for the weekly edition by end of day each Monday to  Please discontinue sending content to any other email addresses.

  This move hopefully will streamline the flow of information to CBH partners, and allow additional staff time for enhancements to the CBH website and social media.  Following the solicitation of partners' feedback about communications at CBH, we will re-assess this temporary change in frequency this Summer.

Questions?  Please contact MK Menard, executive director, at, or Joy Cohan, communications specialist, at
TONIGHT!  Thursday, January 28
"Are Sodas Really So Bad?" Panel Discussion
The Health Impacts of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

7:30 - 8:45 p.m., CBH Social Hall
A lot of people know that sugary beverages aren’t very healthy, but are they actually harmful?  Are they so damaging that they should be taxed? 

Rabbi Greg invites you to come to this fascinating and enlightening discussion to hear the remarkable new research about sugar-sweetened beverages and how they lead directly to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease.  Learn about the health and economic impacts of these products, and the latest efforts to reduce their consumption.  You may never see a bottle of Coke the same way again!  

The panel features a UC Davis nutritional biologist, the director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and City of Davis Mayor Pro-Tempore Robb Davis, Ph.D.  For more information, click here to contact Rabbi Greg, or call the CBH office at 530-758-0842.  To see the flyer, click here.
THIS SUNDAY, January 31

"Faith Not Fear"
The 13th Annual "Celebration of Abraham

3:00 - 5:00 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, 1275 B Street, Davis

 Our Rabbi Greg Wolfe again will be among the featured speakers  for this annual Yolo County interfaith event.  Attendance is free,  and no pre-registration is required. 

 This year, some U.S. politicians  have used fear of refugees and  religious minorities for political advantage.  "Faith Not Fear"  intends to inspire our community to demonstrate that our faith traditions do not condone fear of those in need of our compassion.

In addition to Rabbi Greg, speakers will include Dr. Chris Neufeld-Erdman of Davis Community Church and Dr. Metwalli Amer of the SALAM Center in Sacramento.  An opportunity to contribute to a "Free Will Offering" to assist refugees via the International Rescue Committee in Sacramento will be available (checks should be made to IRC).

Early arrivals, beginning at 2:30 p.m. will have access to representatives from the International Rescue Committee, the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network and the Davis Phoenix Coalition, who will be answering questions about their organizations and their work.

To learn more, click here to view the flyer.
Sunday, February 21 (part one)
Sunday, February 28 (part two)
"Band of Angels" Film Screening, Commentary and Discussion
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 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.  The film will be shown in two parts on consecutive Sunday afternoons.
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 530-402-3773.
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 special simcha or anniversary?  Need assistance preparing to read or chant?  Virginia Lantry has guidance to offer at or 530-220-4444.   
Friday Night Onegs

Thank you to our January Bat Mitzvah families and Rosh Chodesh for our lovely onegs over the past month.  Hosts are needed for February and March; please contact Merry Draffan at to sign up for these or any 2016 dates.  Groups and havurot also are encouraged to participate!

Hosting an oneg often requires little more than a plate of cookies and a platter of fruit, yet you'll feel great knowing that this mitzvah is 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.
It's a Double Mitzvah!
Leave a Legacy for CBH's Future, and Help CBH Gain Grant Funds NOW
Just a few more Life and Legacy Program commitments to CBH are needed to qualify our community for a $7,500 incentive grant for immediate, unrestricted use by the congregation.  
The deadline is Friday, February 26.  Your intent to leave a gift to CBH, of any size, will help us reach our goal.  

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.
Israel Matters Committee News

Food Drive Goal Nearly 40% Achieved After Only Eight Weeks!
The Israel Matters' 3rd annual "Chanukah to Passover Food Drive" for STEAC (Short Term Emergency Aid Committee) has collected more than 275 pounds of food toward its 700 pound goal!  This success has been achieved just eight weeks into the 20 week-long drive.  With your continued help, IM feels confident that the goal will be reached, enabling as many needy families as possible in Yolo County to benefit from our collective efforts.
Please consider donating canned or boxed food.  Food b
ins are located in the CBH office and in the sanctuary, or contact or any Israel Matters member for a donation pick up. 
Monday, February 8
"The Goal is Not to Cheer You Up:  Empathetic Care in Israeli Life Coaching"
1:00 - 1:30 p.m., UC Davis, Andrews Conference Room (SSH 2203)
The UC Davis Jewish Studies Department has informed Rabbi Greg of this talk by Tamar Kaneh-Shalit, Ph.D.  It is part of a larger conference on "Culture and the Self in Global Therapeutic Encounters," and introduces an afternoon session focused on "Self Care in Crisis under Neoliberalism."  Attendees are invited to stay for the entire session, should they wish.  

Dr. Kanesh-Shalit is a post-doctoral fellow in Israel Studies in both the Jewish Studies and Anthropology Departments.  For more information,
contact Chelsi Florence, program coordinator, at
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 the following programs to CBH partners during the month ahead:
Schwab-Rosenhouse Memorial Scholarship Fund - Application Deadline NEXT THURSDAY, February 4:  for graduating high school seniors.  To view award levels and eligibility criteria, click here.

Tuesday, February 16 - Leisure League at CBH, "When We Only Have Love," a tribute to Belgium composer Jacques Brel:  presented by the Stagebridge Theatre Company for seniors.  $5 fee includes lunch and entertainment.  RSVP to, or 916-486-0906, ext. 310.  For more details, or to learn about Leisure League gatherings elsewhere in the region in February, click here.

Caregivers' Support Group at CBH:  spouses, family members and friends who are acting as caregivers for a loved one are welcome to join the morning and evening sessions currently in progress. The group provides a warm environment in which participants receive support and strategies to address the unique needs and stresses of caregiving.  Facilitated by CBH Partner Jane Zeiger, LCSW.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Jewish Family Service Community Social Worker Alicia Mittleman at 916-205-0688.
More resources and activities for seniors, young families and the disabled available at:,, and 
Hillel at Davis and Sacramento "From The Heart" Event
Honoring Helen and Jerry Suran

Sunday, April 10, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., 
Hillel House, 328 A Street, Davis

 Save the date!  Event also features guest speaker Eric Fingerhut, Hillel International President and CEO, who was named by The Jerusalem Post last year as one of the "50 Most Influential Jews in the World." 

Nosh on delicious hors d'oeuvres and delectable desserts by Audrey’s of Los Angeles, enjoy fine wines, fantastic drawing prizes and more!  For tickets, sponsorships or more information, click here, contact, or phone 530-756-3708. 
Birthdays - February 1 - 4    
Say "Yom Huledet Same'ach" to These Haverim!
Monday, February 1
Ian Cohan
Lawrence Frank
Joseph Glass
Rachel Wexler

Tuesday, February 2
Steven Green
Wednesday, February 3
Nancy Cadranel
Nathan Hassid
Laurie Stillman

Thursday, February 4
Karen Berliner
Hilary Brodie
Elena Fishman
Yahrezeits - February 1 - 4
Monday, February 1
Robert Anderson, father of Barbara Anderson
Margaret Cohen, mother of Stephan Cohan

Tuesday, February 2
Margaret Grayden, mother of Margaret Grayden
Wednesday, February 3
Ida Dolgonos, mother of Sandra Sokolow
Mary Alice Jolkovsky, mother of David Jolkovsky

Thursday, February 4
Sol Hochman, father of Linda Hirsch
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