December 22, 2016 - Special annoucements
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As the Weekly e-tone is on a Winter hiatus this week, we hope that you will find the following announcements and reminders to be helpful.  
Yahrzeits for the week also are listed.  
The Weekly e-tone will return next week, on Thursday, December 29.  

Questions about activities and programming this week?  Please contact the CBH Office at 530-758-0842 or  


NO Religious School, Hebrew School, Keshet or Confirmation Classes this week


Shabbat This Week

Friday, December 23  

6:30 p.m. (please note earlier start time) 

Kabbalat Shabbat, in the Sanctuary
with special guest musician Marshall Voit.  Click
here to read more about this service, and the Veggie Potluck and Pre-Hanukkah sing-a-long preceding it at 5:30 p.m. in the Social Hall.  School-age children also will enjoy "Chanukkah Cookies For a Cause" earlier in the afternoon; click here for details.

Oneg hosted by the Richman family, in honor of Hanukkah - thank you!

Saturday, December 24

9:00 a.m.,
Torah Study

10:00 a.m.,
Shabbat Morning Service 
Torah readers may be needed; click
here to view available portions
Chanukkah Cookies For a Cause:  Mini-Mitzvah Afternoon for School-Age Children 
THIS FRIDAY, December 23, 2016, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., Social Hall 
Calling all school-age kids!  School's out early on this day, so let's get together with friends to decorate Chanukkah cookies for a cause.  We'll decorate edible dreidels and chanukkiahs to take home, an also for the guests this week of the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS).

Please bring with you a clean, new or gently used scarf, pair of gloves or hat to add to our gift bags for the IRWS guests.  Small donations to cover the cost of the cookie materials are appreciated.  Either cash or checks made to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund are acceptable.

This event is appropriate for children in Kindergarten or older.  Children need to be accompanied by a designated, supervising adult.  For more information, please contact CBH Partner
Sharon Richman by clicking her name.

Also, plan to stay for the potluck, Pre-Hanukkah sing-a-long and Shabbat service following this activity; see more details

Community Hanukkiah Lightings
THIS SATURDAY, December 24 -
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 6:00 p.m., Redwood Grove

Opportunities still may be available for your committee, group, havurah or simply gather of family or friends take a turn illuminating our large-scale, handcrafted, forged metal hanukkiah.  The committment is 30 minutes or less, and you're encouraged to invite as many friends and family members as you wish to take part.  Large diameter candles and a copy of the blessings will be provided; bring your own matches or lighter.  Sign-up now!  All CBH partners are invited to take part in the candle lighting each night at 6:00 p.m., regardless of whether or not they are part of the group that is responsible for the hanukkiah that evening.

Presented to CBH last December by our friends at Adat Or Israel, a community of Spanish-speaking & bilingual Jews in Santa Maria, CA, this unique hanukkiah was made by a congregant's father in Mexico, in appreciation of our gift of a Torah to Adat Or Yisrael when we finished scribing a new Torah to mark our 50th anniversary in Decemeber 2012.  Learn more about CBH's special relationship with Adat Or Israel here.  

Heart and Spirit Chant Circle 
 THIS MONDAY, December 26, 2016, 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.  For more information about Rabbi Shefa Gold, please click here
Yahrzeits - December 23 - 29  
Sunday, December 25:  Sidney Goldman, father of Marvin Goldman
Monday, December 26:  
Dorothy Wolfe, grandmother of Rabbi Greg Wolfe; Myrna Dianne Yurfest, mother of Chani Oppenheim

Thursday, December 9:  
Lisa Kubby, sister of Raychel Kubby Adler; Abe Wahl, father of Hallie Morrow
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