CBS NEWS AND HAPPENINGS
May 1, 2016
CONGREGATION BET SHALOM
3881 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718-6670
Hazzan Avraham Alpert
Bet Blast April 29, 2016
Hag Pesah Sameah!
...and those who give funds for heat and light, and wine for Kiddush and Havdalah, bread to the wayfarer and charity to the poor, and all who devote themselves to the needs of this community and to the Land of Israel.
This Week’s Positive Jewish Experiences at CBS
8.15 am Shaharit (morning services)
Thursday, April 28 CBS office and gift shop closes at 3.00 pm today.
Friday, April 29 Seventh day of Pesah.There are no Erev Shabbat services today. CBS office is closed today.
9.30 am Yom Tov services with Shaharit and musaf
6.46 pm Candle lighting
Saturday, April 30 Shabbat. Eighth and final day of Pesah. There is no kiddush lunchtoday.
9.30 am Shabbat services: Shaharit, Torah, musaf
11.00 am Yizkor service. Shabbat Kattan and Torah Take-Out for children
7.49 pm Shabbat ends.
8.00 pm One may eat hamets after 8.00 pm.
Sunday, May 1 There is noTalmud class today.
9.00 am CBS School
2.00 pm Yom HaShoah Program at Jewish Community Center, 3800 East River Road.
7.00 pm Shiva for Paul Eisenberg, z’‘l, father of Merrill Eisenberg and grandfather of Daniel Naiman
at 3001 East Drachman Street, Tucson
Monday, May 2
4.30 pm Yoga with Shell McCallum. $5.00 a session
Tuesday, May 3
2.00 pm Talmud study led by Moshe Garfein. free
Wednesday, May 4
9.15–10.00 am Prayer Book Hebrew. Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert
12.00–1.00 pm Jewish Customs and Traditions with Hazzan Avi Alpert at JCC’s Cafe @ the J.
Jewish Community Center, 3800 East River Road. free
Thursday, May 5 Yom HaShoah begins at sundown.
11.00 am CBS Book Club. The book is Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. free
12.00–1.00 pm PirkeiAvot. Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert at Eli’s Deli, 5071 East 5th Street. free
Friday, May 6
5.30pm Minha, kabbalat shabbat, ma’ariv
Fry's Rewards Program Benefits CBS
Every time you shop at Fry's Foods and swipe your V.I.P Card, Congregation Bet Shalom benefits. Fry’s Foods will donate to CBS a percentage of what you spend at Fry’s. To enroll click here Fry’s Rewards for CBS. (You must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for CBS.)
Gift Shop News
Your CBS gift shop has beautiful items for sale for your Judaica and other gift-giving needs. Whenever you purchase something for yourself or for others, you are helping to support CBS!
Request an Aliyah
If you’d like an aliyah, please contact Lynn Saul email@example.com with your request.
Sponsor a ShabbatKiddush
Sponsor a Shabbat kiddush luncheon for a simha, to honor someone, or to perform a mitzvah. CBS volunteers will prepare a bountiful, delicious, home-style buffet for a minimum donation of $180.00. Co-sponsorship is welcome. If you’ve enjoyed our Shabbat lunches, please consider making a donation of any size. For more information, call Sarah Frieden, CBS Administrator, at 520.577.1171.
Courtyard Development Project
To serve our growing congregation, CBS has launched the Courtyard Development Project. Read about it in HaKol Bamidbar. To help us to reach our goal of $140,000 by May 31, click here.
If you want CBS to notify you of yahrzeits (anniversaries), send an email with the names and dates as well as your own street address to Terri Sherman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Volunteer and Mitzvah Opportunities
Bikur Holim (mitzvah to visit and to aid the sick). To learn more or to volunteer, contact Norm Rubin email@example.com.
Social Action For more information, contact Diane Katz firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications (website, Bet Blast, press releases). To volunteer, contact Sid Lissner sllissner@iCloud.com
Upcoming Positive Jewish Experiences at CBS and Elsewhere
Jewish Recovery. Mondays, 6.30 pm at CBS classroom building. free
Shevi’i Shel Pesah / Shabbat – 8th Day of Pesah [Yizkor]
22 Nisan 5776 — April 29–30 2016 — Third Year of the Triennial Cycle
Devarim (Deuteronomy) Etz Chaim
1 14:22–29 pp 1074–1076
2 15:1–18 pp 1076–1078
3 15:19–23 pp 1078–1081
4 16:1–3 pp 1081–1082
5 16:4–8 pp 1082–1083
6 16:9–12 pp 1083–1084
7 16:13–17 p 1084
maftir Bemidbar (Numbers)
28:19–25 p 932
Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) 10:32–12:6 pp 1315–1319
Shabbat Service Leaders
Rabbi Howard Schwartz
The Rev. Norman Rubin
Hazzan Avi Alpert
To learn more about this week’s parasha and haftarah
Torah Sparks from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) and
Torah Talk from the Academy for Jewish Religion|CA
HaKol Bamidbar is now paperless. To read, download, and print the January–March 2016 issue click here. Printed copies of HaKol Badmidbar are in the CBS lobby and at the Tucson JCC.
“The Good Jew” Explored at University of Arizona Conference
Three members of Congregation Bet Shalom, Rabbi Howard Schwartz, Gila Silverman, and David Graizbord, spoke at a meeting of the western branch of the American Academy of Religion held at the University of Arizona, April 1-3. A panel presentation April 3, “The Good Jew: Rabbinic Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives” was moderated by Max Strassfeld, assistant professor of religious studies and Judaic studies at the UA. Howard J. Schwartz, adjunct visiting scholar at the UA’s Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, spoke on “Being a (Good) Jew: A Dilemma in an Age of Individualism.” Gila Silverman, an instructor at the UA School of Anthropology, presented “An Imaginary Ideal: The ‘Good Jew’ and Liberal American Jewishness.” David Graizbord, associate professor at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, spoke on “Millennial Jews and Americanization: Between Nation and Religion.” (Courtesy of Arizona Jewish Post)