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3881 East River Road

Tucson, AZ 85718-6670


Hazzan Avraham Alpert

@CBS July 2016

July 5   CBS Cooking Class with Anne Lowe. 1.00 pm at CBS.
Making mandelbrodt (biscotti). 

July 7   CBS Book Club. 11.00 am at CBS. The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLainfree
July 9   Second
Saturday Seudah Meal at the Home of Hazzan Avi and Kam Alpert. 5.00 pm.
To register, click here Second Saturday Seudah Dinner

Positive Jewish Experiences at CBS


9.00 am  Shaharit (morning services) 


8.15 am  Shaharit (morning services)


5.30 pm  Minhakabbalat shabbatma’ariv


9.30 am  Shabbat services: ShaharitTorahmusaf. Darshanit: Anne Lowe

11.00 am  Shabbat Kattan and Torah Take-Out for children

12.00 pm  Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon


4.30 pm  Yoga with Shell McCallum. $5.00 a session

6.30 pm  Jewish Recovery in CBS classroom building. free


9.15–10.00 am  How to Lead Services. Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert. July 6 is the only session in July. free

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, Tucson. July 6 is the only session in Julyfree


12.00–1.00 pm  Proper Speech and Wisdom Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert at Eli’s Deli, 5071 East 5th Street, Tucson. July 7 is the only session in July. free


5.30 pm  Minhakabbalat shabbatma’ariv


Special Savings on CBS Plots at East Lawn Palms Cemetery

From now until August 31, 2016, cemetery plots in the Congregation Bet Shalom section of East Lawn Palms Cemetery are $1,800 for members of CBS and $2,000 for non-members. On September 1, 2016 will rise to $2,200 for members and $2,500 for non-members. Please contact Sarah, CBS Administrator, at 520.577.1171 or to purchase a plot.
Along with lower prices on the plots, East Lawn Palms offers discounts on cemetery fees and mortuary fees to those who either have bought plots from CBS or do buy them by August 31, 2016. Please call Michael Landy at East Lawn Palms, tel 520.886.5561, to learn more.


Morah Rita Zohav's Adult Education Classes for the Coming School Year

Morah Rita Zohav will teach Adult Education Classes at CBS in the coming school year. From 9.30–10.00 am on Shabbat, she will teach an adult class on the basics of Shabbat morning prayer services, after which students can join the congregation for the rest of the Shabbat morning service.

If there are four or more students for a class, Morah Rita will teach
  Torah and Haftarah Trope for people who can already decode Hebrew
  Basic Hebrew for Beginners decoding for greater fluency
  Shabbat Morning Tefillot if there is a need for a weekday class
  Adult Mitzvah Preparation either for a group or for individuals at different times
Morah Rita will offer classes either Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings or Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings. Each session will cost $5.00.
Please call or text Morah Rita at 206.334.2894 by August 15 to let her know which class, which day and which time you prefer as well as your ideas for other classes and if you want one-on-one tutoring. 

CBS Needs You! Volunteer and Mitzvah Opportunities Galore!


Bikur Holim (mitzvah to visit and to aid the sick). 

To volunteer or to learn more or , contact Norm Rubin.


Communications (website, @CBS [Bet Blast], press releases). 

To volunteer or to learn more, contact Sid Lissner Sid Lissner.


  Social Action For more information, contact Diane Katz.


Request an Aliyah

If you’d like an aliyah, please contact Lynn Saul with your request. 


Sponsor a Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon

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.


 Yahrzeit Notifications

If you want CBS to notify you of yahrzeits (anniversaries), send an email with the names and dates as well as your street address to Terri Sherman.


Interfaith Community Services Gifts of Love: Backpack and School Supply Drive

As a partner with Interfaith Community Services (ICS), Congregation Bet Shalom urges members to perform a mitzvah by donating backpacks, school supplies, and hygiene supplies during June and July to ICS ( Bring donations to ICS at 2820 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741, tel 520.297.6049 or to ICS at 8701 East Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85710, tel 520.731.3076. There is also a drop-off box in the lobby of CBS.

1st-Rate 2nd-Hand
1st-Rate 2nd-Hand, Tucson's only Jewish thrift store, exists to benefit local Jewish agencies and synagogues. The shop enjoyed a good 2015 and sent CBS a check for its donations and volunteer time. 1st-Rate 2nd-Hand needs volunteers and gently used clothing, furniture, and household items. It's located at 5851 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719. Tel 520.327.5252. Visit 1st-Rate 2nd-Hand for more information.



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Prayer Services

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

Regular Services
Monday– Friday

9.00 am
8.15 am
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.