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April 28, 2016

Shabbat This Week
Friday, April 29

8:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat led by Student Rabbi David Aladjem
Oneg hosted by Linda Sternberg and Dahlia Frank - thank you!

Hosts are needed for upcoming onegs!  Available dates include:
Friday, May 27 - 8:00 p.m. services

All June Fridays!  See
calendar for dates and times.
Please contact Merry Draffan at to sign up for this or any available 2016 dates.  Oneg hosting can be a fun way to mark a special simcha or anniversary.  Team with a friend to make it easy to say "yes" to this mitzvah.  Groups and havurot also are encouraged to participate!  The oneg program is especially important during Rabbi Greg's sabbatical.

Saturday, April 30

9:00 a.m. Torah Study

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

Yizkor Service - special note:  four times a year, our tradition calls us to gather at this special service to remember loved ones who are no longer living.  Please join your community at this moving service to pay tribute to those who have left a lasting mark on our lives.  Your participation helps to ensure that we will have a minyan to say Kaddish
MAY We Count Upon You to Chant Torah?

MAYbe it's time next 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.  Click here to see the available portions beginning Saturday, May 7.  

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.   
Community Potluck Passover Seder Enjoyed by 90!
Big thanks to organizer Sandy Jones and her team 

 It was "chai five" for a Chag Sameach at this year's annual holiday celebration in the Social Hall.  Music, flowers and tasty food all came together, thanks to the leadership of Sandy Jones and the contributions of time and talent of many other CBH partners, as well.  Rabbi Seth Castleman led participants in both traditional seder rituals and inspiring and thought-provoking discussion.  Next year in Jerusalem...but Davis is a close second!

CBH History Fact of the Month
In a new tradition started at the end of March, the Weekly e-tone now features a fun fact once a month from Bet Haverim's nearly 55 years of history.  The goal is to help all partners to feel more connected to and excited about the past, present and future of our synagogue!  
This month's fact:  the dedication of the Jewish Fellowship of Davis' (now Congregation Bet Haverim) first building at 1821 Oak Avenue, Davis, took place on Monday, September 4, 1972.  By coincidence, this preceded the shocking murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Summer Olympic games in Munich by just one day.   It's also interesting to note that, in 1972:
  • CBH membership dues tripled...from $20 to $60 per year
  • Of the $60 per member, $20 was allocated to operating expenses, $10 was a Religious School subsidy & $30 was for capital improvements
  • The operating budget was $1,200 per year.  The Religious School budget was $4,600/year.  Today, the Bet Haverim operating budget (inclusive of Religious School) is close to $1 million per year
Have comments or questions about this month's history fact?  Do you want to suggest a history fact, of any vintage, to be shared in a future edition?  Please your communication to  Thanks for participating!
SUNDAY, June 5, 2016
Don't Forget to Attend the CBH Annual Meeting
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Make plans to be a part of CBH's leadership and fiscal future by attending and participating.  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.  To learn more in the interim, contact Board President
Nancy Loeb-Williams by clicking her name, or phoning 530-304-7366.
Sunday, June 5 

All Partners Invited to CBH's "Sweet Summer of '16" Garden Party
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., CBH Redwood Grove 
Mark the date on your calendar now, and look for your invitation to arrive in the mail soon.  Or, click now for a downloadable sneak peek at the invitation and RSVP card!

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:

- Elegant
hors d'oeuvres, wine and other Summer refreshments

- Musical
entertainment and socializing 
- Recognition of incoming and outgoing board members

- Introduction of new board president and other officers

- Celebration of the 2016 CBH Leadership Class graduates

- Raising spirits and funds to keep our synagogue strong!

$32 per person (Sweet 16 x 2!); sponsorships and group package pricing also are available.  Reservation deadline is Friday, May 27.
Can't wait for 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, Youth and Young Families' News
Religious School THIS SUNDAY...

Yom Hashoah program for grades 6 and 7
 Also, a reminder that the Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes are asking for support for their mitzvah projects to aid animals
  • Donations for pets collection box available in the CBH office.  The wish list includes leashes, collars, litter boxes and scoopers, crates, dog and cat beds, cat trees, dog/cat and puppy/kitten food (Nutro or Iam's), as well as gift cards for Petco and Davis Ace.
  • Dog treats will be baked and sold by the classes at the "May Day for Mutts," festival, hosted by the Yolo County SPCA THIS SUNDAY, May 1.  See flyer for more details.
Davis Reform Temple Youth (DRTY)
Pizza and Marshmallow Roast, 
THIS SUNDAY, May 1, 4:40 - 7:20 p.m.

Youth in 8th - 12th grades are invited to hang out, eat and enjoy an outdoor evening together at the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve on the UC Davis campus.  Meet in and return to the CBH parking lot via car pool.  Bring a skewer or stick if you have one to use at the campfire!

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 either 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.
2016 Summer Camperships
Deadline to Apply TODAY, THURSDAY, April 28

One of the most powerful Jewish experiences a young person can have is to spend part of a summer at a Jewish camp.  Jewish camp creates a positive sense of identity and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.  Here at CBH, we are proud that our Campership Fund has helped so many of our youth attend URJ Camp Newman, our regional reform Jewish camp, over the years.  

Planning to send your child to URJ Camp Newman this Summer?  Fee assistance may be available!  To apply for a campership, please
click here to access the form.  Applications must be received in the CBH office TODAY by 5:00 p.m., or they may be emailed to  All applications will be handled in confidence.  

To learn more about
Camp Newman, or to make a donation to the CBH Campership Fund, please click the links.

Shabbat Safari May Program Now Saturday, May 21

Previously scheduled for Saturday, May 14

Mark your calendar so that you and your children age six and under don't miss the May "Celebrate Israel" theme.  More details to come in the e-tone in early May. 
Israel Matters Committee News
Food Drive Ends TOMORROW, Friday, April 29!  
The annual Israel Matters Chanukah to Passover Food Drive to benefit the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee (STEAC), as of March 31, has collected 450 pounds of food toward the 700 pound goal. You can help to fill the gap!  Please consider donating canned or boxed food.  Collection bins are located in the CBH office and in the sanctuary, or contact to arrange for a donation pick up.
"Accomplices:  Churchill, Roosevelt and the Holocaust" with Dr. Alex Groth
3:00 p.m., Social Hall
A CBH partner, Dr. Groth is the author of the identically-titled book, and he will expand upon its themes in this presentation.  Dr. Groth's engagements at Bet Haverim always are greatly anticipated; his experiences as a renowned scholar, author and Warsaw Ghetto survivor provide compelling perspectives on a plethora of related subjects.  No RSVP required.  Contact George Rooks for additional information by clicking here.
Sunday, May 15
Israel Independence Day Annual Celebration
12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Redwood Grove 

Don't miss this event, now a CBH tradition, raising awareness of our connection to the culture and people of Israel.  Enjoy amazing homemade falafels and Israeli salads, delicious hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn.  Children and parents can stay after Sunday School, and look forward to face painting, bounce houses and much more.  All food and activities 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. 
"The Holocaust:  Coming of Age"  
unitywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration
6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Mosaic Law Congregation,
2300 Sierra Boulevard, Sacramento
Two women will share the powerful stories of their own mothers' Holocaust experiences aboard the Kindertransport, and survival of the Krakow Ghetto and several camps.  The participants are:
  • Michele Gold, author of Memories That Won't Go Away: A Tribute to the Children of the Kindertransport, and educator at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust 
  • Tamara Theodore, a Sacramento resident.
The commemoration begins with a candlelight procession. Survivors, refugees and descendants will gather at 6:15 p.m. in the Mosaic Law Social Hall, just beyond the foyer.  For more information, contact Jessica Braverman Birch of the Jewish Community Relations Council at 916-486-0906 ext. 308, or
THIS TUESDAY, May 3, 2016
ChaverSangha Meditation and Spiritual Practice
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Social Hall

An opportunity to learn about the counting of the omer will pair with guided meditation, under the leadership of group organizer Michael Amster.  Michael is a CBH partner.  

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.
Saturday, May 14
"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.
Sunday, May 15
Have a Ball at CBH's Jewish Heritage Festival Booth!  
Volunteers Are Needed for Two-Hour Shifts, 11:00 a.m. - 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.
Help is needed at the Raley Field festival with CBH booth set-up and break-down, as well as to assist children and others to play the Israeli Baseball Trivia game and award small prizes.  Shifts are as follows:
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
To volunteer, or to ask questions, please contact Joy Cohan, Communications Specialist, by clicking her name, or by phoning 530-383-1814.
Thursday, May 19
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.
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
Now 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 a special
Leisure League trip to the Jewish Museum in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 10, and the CBH Booth at the Jewish Heritage Festival on Sunday, May 15, 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.  
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 - April 29 - May 5
Say "Yom Huledet Same'ach" to These Haverim!
Friday, April 29
Bruce Gardner
Ethan Schroeder
Ken Sprott

Sunday, May 1
Avery Godfryd
Stanley Meizel
Monday, May 2
Ken Eckey
Monday,  May 2, continued
Marvin Goldman
Helen Suran

Tuesday, May 3
Steve Cohan
Carole Plack

Thursday, May 5
Sherry Greenstreet
Yahrzeits - April 29- May 5
Friday, April 29
Martin Shickman, father of David Shickman

Saturday, April 30
Hannah Biberstein, wife of Ernie Biberstein
Irving Glick, father of Linda Glick
Mary Renkin, mother of Gene Renkin

Sunday, May 1
Anne Bollenbacker, mother of John Chendo
Sandra Kniep, uncle of Joe Hascal
Monday, May 2
George Fay, father of John Fay
Karl Sender, uncle of Marsha Mohtes-Chan
Evelyn Siegel, mother of Annette Montgomery

Tuesday, May 3
Maude Wilkinson, sister of Beth Brownstein

Wednesday, May 4
Carlene Berman, mother of Bonnie Berman
Margaret Kotovsky, mother of Iris Tennenbaum
Bud Simon, father of Leslie Brumer
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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