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CONGREGATION BET SHALOM
3881 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718-6670
Hazzan Avraham Alpert
May 26, 2016
LAG BA'OMER POT-LUCK DINNER AND BONFIRE, THURSDAY, MAY 26 AT 5.30 PM AT CBS
Please bring enough meatless or dairy foods for eight people. free
MICHAEL LANDY OF EAST LAWN MORTUARY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, at 11.00 am, will present information on burial in our CBS section. Limited-time discounts on mortuary services will be offered. Refreshments will be available. To register for this free event, send an email to Michael Landy at email@example.com or call him at 520.751.2462.
SHABBAT SNACK–YAK DINNER, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 5.30 PM at CBS
SHAVUOT, SECOND SATURDAY SEUDAH, and TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT, JUNE 11 AT THE HOME OF HAZZAN AVI AND KAM ALPERT
Second Saturday Seudah Dinner, 5.00 pm
Tikkun Leil Shavuot (Shavuot Torah presentations all night), 8.30 pm–4.00 am
Shavuot minyan, 4.15 am
CBS BOOK CLUB, June 9 at 11.00 am at CBS, will discuss The Certificate by Isaac Bashevis Singer. free
This Week’s Positive Jewish Experiences at CBS
9.00 am Shaharit (morning services)
8.15 am Shaharit (morning services)
Friday, May 27
5.30 pm Minha, kabbalat shabbat, ma’ariv
7.00 pm Candle lighting
Saturday, May 28
9.30 am Shabbat services: Shaharit, Torah, musaf. Darshanit: Anne Lowe
11.00 am Shabbat Kattan and Torah Take-Out for children
12.00 pm Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon sponsored by Sherman Weitzmon
8.09 pm Shabbat ends.
Monday, May 30
4.30 pm Yoga with Shell McCallum. $5.00 a session
6.30 pm Jewish Recovery in CBS classroom building. free
Tuesday, May 31
2.00 pm Talmud study led by Moshe Garfein. free
Wednesday, June 1
9.15–10.00 am How to Lead Services. Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert. free
11.00 am Michael Landy of East Lawn Mortuary presentation at CBS. 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. free
Thursday, June 2
12.00–1.00 pm Pirkei Avot. Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert at Eli’s Deli, 5071 East 5th Street. free
Friday, June 3
5.30 pm Minha, kabbalat shabbat, ma’ariv
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Courtyard Development Project
With your help, we have been successful in receiving the funds needed to begin the first phase of construction during this summer of our Courtyard Development Project. About $90,000 more is needed in order for all phases of construction to be completed. To help us reach this new goal, please click here.
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.
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 email@example.com.
CBS Needs You! Volunteer and Mitzvah Opportunities
Bikur Holim (mitzvah to visit and to aid the sick). To learn more or to volunteer, contact Norm Rubin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications (website, Bet Blast, press releases). To volunteer, contact Sid Lissner sllissner@iCloud.com
Social Action For more information, contact Diane Katz email@example.com.
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“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)