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May 1, 2016



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: ShaharitTorahmusaf

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  PirkeiAvotTeacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert at Eli’s Deli, 5071 East 5th Street. free

Friday, May 6

5.30pm  Minhakabbalat shabbatma’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 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.

Yahrzeit Notifications

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 (

Volunteer and Mitzvah Opportunities

Bikur Holim (mitzvah to visit and to aid the sick). To learn more or to volunteer, contact Norm Rubin

Social Action For more information, contact Diane Katz

Communications (website, Bet Blast, press releases). To volunteer, contact Sid Lissner

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


Torah Readings

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


  Nathan Frankenberg

  Ellis Friedman

  Moshe Garfein

  Arnold Merin

  Rabbi Howard Schwartz

  Rita Zohav


  Pedro Fajardo

  Saul Ostroff

  The Rev. Norman Rubin

  Lynn Saul


  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


(L-R): Max Strassfeld, Howard J. Schwartz, David Graizbord and Gila Silverman
(L-R): Max Strassfeld, Howard J. Schwartz, David Graizbord and Gila Silverman


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)





Prayer Services

Adults and children are always welcome at all of our services.  

Regular Services

Sundays – Friday

8.15 am Shaharit
Friday Evening
5.30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat
and Ma'ariv


9.30 am
Shaharit and Musaf
Saturdays 11.00 am
Shabbat Kattan
birth – age 7 program
Torah Take-out
3rd –6th grade program



You could win a new 50th Anniversary edition Ford Mustang with a MSRP of almost $50,000! Buy raffle tickets at Congregation Bet Shalom for $25. each or five tickets for $100. The Jim Click Automotive Team is once again sponsoring a raffle for a new car as a fundraising event to benefit non-profit organizations in Arizona. Congregation Bet Shalom is one of the first to offer raffle tickets for this special car. Contact Sarah, our Congregation Bet Shalom Administrator, by email at or by phone at 520.577.1171 ext. 1 to get your tickets.