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May 12, 2016

Shabbat This Week
Friday, May 13

6:00 p.m. Songleaders' Shabbat led by Student Rabbi Stacy Petersohn.  Click here to learn more about Songleaders' Shabbat.
Oneg hosted by Joy and Steve Cohan, in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary - thank you!  

Hosts are needed for upcoming onegs  
Available dates include:  
  • Friday, May 27 - 8:00 p.m. service
  • All June Fridays.  See calendar for dates and times  
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, May 14
9:00 a.m. Torah Study

10:00 a.m. Shabbat Morning Service and 6th grade/Dalet gradulation led by Student Rabbis David Aladjem and Stacy Petersohn 

Wednesday, June 1 and Sunday, June 5, 2016
CBH Annual Meeting and Budget Review Opportunity
Make plans to be a part of CBH's leadership and fiscal future by attending and participating in the Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 5, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Board members will be elected by the community, and the budget for the 2016-2017 year (beginning July 1) will be approved.  This also is a key time for you to meet and connect with the synagogue leadership and ask questions.  More information, including a proposed slate of board members, will be mailed soon to all CBH partners.  

If you are interested in a more in-depth understanding of the budget prior to approval, Treasurer Andrew Newman will host an informational meeting open to ALL CBH partners, four days ahead of the Annual Meeting on
Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 p.m., in the South Classroom.  This is your opportunity to ask financial questions without the time constraints of the Annual Meeting.  

To learn more in the interim, contact Board President
Nancy Loeb Williams by clicking her name, or calling the CBH office at 530-758-0842.  
Sunday, June 5, 2016 

Just TWO WEEKS LEFT to RSVP for CBH's "Sweet Summer of '16" Garden Party
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., CBH Redwood Grove 
The Friday, May 27 response deadline is approaching quickly!  Will you be joining your CBH friends to celebrate leadership and herald a new year of Jewish life for our community?

 If you did not a receive an invitation, or need another copy, please download by clicking invitation or RSVP card.  The celebration is just $32 per person (Sweet 16 x 2!); sponsorships and group package pricing also are available.

This event will immediately follow the congregation's Annual Meeting, taking place earlier the same afternoon.  It's a sunny future ahead at Bet Haverim, so plan to join your community for:

- A
casual, "cocktail party-style" vibe in the Redwood Grove

Hors d'oeuvres, wine and other Summer refreshments

Socializing and musical entertainment by "The Chang Sibling Trio" 
- Recognition of incoming and outgoing board members

- Introduction of new board president and other officers

- Celebration of the 2016 CBH Leadership Class graduates

- Appearances by Davis City Council member Lucas Frerichs and Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor

- Raising spirits and funds to keep our synagogue strong!

Need more details?  Want to be a part of the planning team?  Contact Joy Cohan
by clicking her name, or phoning 530-383-1814. 
Religious School, Young Families' and Youth News

Mazel tov to the 6th grade and Dalet Hebrew classes
on their graduation THIS SATURDAY at Shabbat Morning Services.  The students and their families will join together for a celebratory potluck lunch following services.  For more information, contact Malka Sansani at, or 530-758-0842.
Religious School THIS SUNDAY...

At 11:30 a.m., all CBH partners are invited to share in a memorial ceremony honoring Israeli fallen soldiers in the Social Hall.  Then, plan to join in the festive spirit of CBH's Israel Independence Day event in the Redwood Grove immediately after Sunday School, and continuing until 2:00 p.m. FREE games, food and activities for families will be featured, thanks to the sponsorship of the Israel Matters Commitee.  Click here for additional details.  

After the CBH event, head to Raley Field to play "Israeli Baseball Trivia" in CBH's booth at the annual Jewish Heritage Festival, organized by the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region.  Dozens of FREE activities and games hosted by area synagogues and organizations will be available 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., as well as Judaica vendors, food and entertainment.  See more information

Shabbat Safari "Songs of Israel for Young Families"  
Saturday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
North Classroom

A Shabbat celebration for the young and young at heart, Shabbat Safari is designed for children under age six and their parents.

In honor of Israel Independence Day, this month we will sing and dance to the songs of Israel, and create Israel-themed artwork as part of our Shabbat observance.  

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.    
Davis Reform Temple Youth (DRTY) News
Year-End BBQ Pool Party, Sunday, May 22, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate friendship, Summer and the year ahead at President Ethan Liederman's home!  In addition to swimming and noshing, elections will be held for the 2016-2017 DRTY Board.  Previous DRTY involvement is not a requirement to run for a positon.  

For more details about this event, to RSVP, get directions, or to find out more about board positions, contact
Ethan Liederman or DRTY advisor Ruthie Schnitt by clicking their names.
THIS SATURDAY, May 14, 2016
"Hunger at Home" A Mini-Documentary on ChiIdhood Hunger in Davis, CA -
Marley Kubby Adler's Mitzvah Project
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Varsity Theatre, 616 2nd Street, Davis
Recent Bat Mitzvah and 7th grade Religious School class member Marley Kubby Adler is raising funds for Yolo County nonprofits addressing childhood hunger, with a screening of her own 20 minute film, "Hunger at Home."
Tickets are just $10 each, and are available here; no one will be turned away due to an inability to pay.  Donations also are welcomed from those unable to attend.  All proceeds will benefit organizations featured in the film, including Yolo Food Bank, Davis Community Meals, Yolo Crisis Nursery and the Davis Joint Unified School District's Nutrition Program.  Representatives of these organizations also will be on hand for questions and discussion following the film.  Opening remarks will be made by Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, and Marley will provide an introduction to the film. 

For additional information, contact
Raychel Kubby Adler, Marley's mom.
THIS SUNDAY, May 15, 2016
Israel Independence Day Annual Celebration
12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Redwood Grove
Don't miss this celebration of modern Israel's 68th Independence Day.  This CBH tradition features Israel Matters' "food fest" of hot dogs, falafels and Israeli salads.  Cotton candy and sno-cones also will be available for the young at heart!  Children and parents can stay after Sunday School, and look forward to face painting, bounce houses, slides, a special "honey stand" and much more.  Attendees of all ages will be entertained with klezmer music, Israeli dancing, Israeli movies and decals and flags as party favors. 

All food, activities and materials are free!
 Sponsored by the Israel Matters Committee. Click on
George Rooksname to learn more.  

After the celebration, be sure to visit CBH's "Israeli Baseball Trivia" booth in progress at the Jewish Heritage Festival in West Sacramento.  Visit
this link for details. 
THIS SUNDAY, May 15, 2016
Have a Ball at CBH's Jewish Heritage Festival Booth!  
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.,
Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive,
West Sacramento

"Israeli Baseball Trivia" will be the theme of the Bet Haverim booth at this annual festival, organized by the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region.  The event includes activities hosted by other area synagogues and Jewish organizations, all with an emphasis on Israeli culture or history.  Vendors, food and entertainment also will be featured.  To learn more about the festival, click here.

In addition,
CBH's own Israel Independence Day celebration, hosted by the Israel Matters Committee, will be held at Bet Haverim on the same day, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  It's an entire day to kvell about Israel, as CBH partners are encouraged to move between both events!  Click here to view more details about the Israel Matters event.
Questions?  Want to assist with the CBH booth?  Please contact Joy Cohan, Communications Specialist, by clicking her name, or by phoning 530-383-1814.
THIS TUESDAY, May 17, 2016
CBH Sets-Up and Serves at Davis Community Meals
4:45 - 6:30 p.m., St. Martin's Church, 640 Hawthorn, 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, May 17, 2016
ChaverSangha Meditation and Spiritual Practice
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Social Hall

The Buddhist connection to the counting of the Omer will be explored, and mediation will be led by CBH partner and group organizer Michael Amster.

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.
NEXT THURSDAY, May 19, 2016
Israel Peace Alternatives Presents a Book Discussion:  "Power, Faith and Fantasy:  America in the Middle East, 1776 to Present," by Michael B. Oren
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Social Hall
CBH partners Linda and Michael Hirsch will lead the conversation. Oren is an American-born Israeli historian, author, politician and former Israeli ambassador to the United States.  This event is free an open to the public.  No RSVP is required.  For more information, please contact Sarah Pattison by clicking her name, or view the flyer.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Birth of a Nation" film screening with commentary by UC Davis Professor Emeritus Clarence E. Walker 
2:30 - 5:00 p.m., Social Hall
In a timely presentation via film and discussion, parallels will be observed and explored between the themes of post-Civil War reconstruction after the emancipation, with the building of a free, self-governing society after the liberation of the Hebrew slaves in ancient Egypt.
The second-half of the 1915 silent film epic "Birth of a Nation" will be shown, which revisits the reconstruction story. Immediately following, Professor Walker, a reconstructionist expert familiar with Jewish values, will guide attendees to compare and contrast the experiences depicted in the film with those detailed in the book of Leviticus.
"Birth of a Nation" was directed by D.W. Griffith and stars Lillian Gish.  Professor Walker was named the 2014 UC Davis Teacher of the Year, and studied for his Ph.D. in History under the mentorship of UC Berkeley Professor Leon Litwack, a noted expert on American race and anti-Semitism.
No RSVP is required to attend.  For more information, contact Adult Education Committee member
John Chendo by clicking his name, or by phoning 530-758-3331.
MAY We Count Upon You to Chant Torah?

MAYbe it's time this month for you to read or chant from our 50th Anniversary Torah at a Shabbat morning service?  Or, perhaps you've done so, but it's been awhile since you've visited the bimah?  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 for Saturdays, May 21 and May 28; 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.   
Join "Team CBH" and Plan to Kick Back on Sunday, August 7!
Were you an elementary school kickball king?  Have you been waiting for the right opportunity to get back on base?  It's time to step up to the plate and be a part of "Team CBH" for the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region Community Kickball Tournament.

The commitment is a fun and simple one:  you must be an adult or youth aged 13+, and you must be available to show up for the tournament at Sacramento's William Land Park on Sunday, August 7, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Depending upon team members' availability and interest, there may be a practice/social gathering or two ahead of the tournament, but these would not be mandatory.

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 or learn more about "Team CBH," contact
Joy Cohan by clicking her name, or phoning 530-383-1814.  She will forward registration information to you.
Help CBH Earn a $2,500 Grant By Joining the Success of the Life and Legacy Campaign NOW! 
Leave a Legacy for CBH's Future

Todah Rabah to our dedicated partners who helped CBH to achieve the "double chai" program goal and receive an unrestricted $7,500 incentive grant!  To view the names click here.

You're invited now to join these partners; the first five legacy commitments during the coming year will earn CBH an unrestricted $2,500 incentive grant!  The intended gift can be of any size. To download a letter of intent, click
hereFor more information, or to return your signed form, please contact Michael Bobell, Life and Legacy Chair, at or 530-400-7031.
Also, if you have updated your estate plans to include CBH, please complete and sign the
Legacy Gift Confirmation form and return it to the CBH office, or to Michael Bobell.

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.
Sacramento Jewish Federation -
MAY You Find Programs and Events in the Month Ahead! 

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

In addition to the CBH Booth at the Jewish Heritage Festival THIS SUNDAY, 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.  
Art Instruction for Continuation High School Students - Sally Besser's Bat Mitzvah Project

When Sally Besser becomes an adult Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, September 3, 2016, she will also begin a watercolor art and color theory volunteer teaching experience at Cache Creek High School in Yolo.  An educational option for Woodland Joint Unified School District students who may have been in the criminal justice system, parenting or pregnant, working long hours or facing other hardships, Sally's goal is to provide the Cache Creek population with the joy of a semester of art class.  Furthermore, through art, Sally's intent is to encourage the students to build self-esteem, provide a safe outlet for feelings, offer a sense of control and create a pathway to self-understanding.  

Your support can provide Sally's 50 students with quality art supplies to turn these goals into reality.  The estimated total amount required is $133 per student, or nearly $7,000 total, when combined with needed shared-use classroom items.  

To view additional details about Sally's mitzvah project and her "Go Fund Me" effort, please click
here.  To contact Sally directly, please click her name, or call 530-400-3778.
Sunday, May 22
Jewish Genealogical Society of Sacramento Presents:  
"Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine"

10:00 a.m., Albert Einstein Residence Center, 1935 Wright Street, Sacramento
Take a trip back in time, and take peek into the amazing life of the late "Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico."

 San Francisco tour guide, writer and historian Joseph Amster will appear in character and costume as "Emperor Norton," born Joshua Abraham Norton, a Jewish man who came to San Francisco in 1849.  After initial success as an investor, Norton went bankrupt, and reinvented himself in 1859 as "Emperor Norton."  As the Emperor, he ate complimentary restaurant meals, enjoyed gratis theater seats, rode public transit for free and even issued his own "Imperial Treasury Bonds" as legal tender.  

All are welcome to attend and enjoy the presentation.  For more information about the event, or about the genealogical society, please contact
Mort Rumberg by clicking his name.
Birthdays - May 13 - 19
Say "Yom Huledet Same'ach" to These Haverim!
Friday, May 13
Hanna Mertens
Ella Rabin
Eva Tames-Kaimowitz
Norm Zack

Saturday, May 14
Meyer Nitzkin
Sunday, May 15
Tina Dolin
Monday, May 16
Beulah Amsterdam
Tuesday,  May 17
Phyllis Isaacson
Ava McCray
Carl Whithaus

Wednesday, May 18
Catherine Bernstein Huez
A. Daniel Feldman
Rachael Orellana

Thursday, May 19
Hannah Applebaum
Carmia Feldman
Judy Reuben
Roni White
Yahrzeits - May 13 - 19
Friday, May 13
Harold Landon, father of Joe Landon
Charles Weiss, father of Sheila Beyer

Saturday, May 14
Hilda Lazarus, mother of Nancy Lazarus

Monday, May 16
Sarah Auerbach, grandmother of Audrey Green
Monday, May 16, continued
W. Douglas Sherwood, father of Walter Sherwood

Wednesday, May 18
Agnes Anderson, mother of Barbara Anderson
Neil Auerbach, brother of Audrey Green

Pablo Chacon, father of Jaime Ordonez
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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