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3881 East River Road 

Tucson, AZ 85718-6670


Hazzan Avraham Alpert

@CBS August 2016

August 5 Snack-Yak, Service and Dinner

Reception, Erev Shabbat Service, followed by dinner. 
To register, click here August 5 Dinner.
August 11   Board of Trustees 
   Board of Trustees meets. Meeting is open to CBS members.
August 13 Erev Tisha Be'Av
9.30 am Shabbat services: Shaharit, Torah, musaf
11.00 am Shabbat Kattan and Torah Take-Out for children
12.00 pm Shabbat Kiddush luncheon
12.30 pm Lunch and Learn with Prof David Graizbord
5.00 pm  Second–Saturday Seudah Meal
at the home of Hazzan Avi and Kam Alpert. free
August 14 Tisha Be'Av and Fast of the Ninth of Av
9.00 am Tisha Be'Av shaharit.
1.30 pm Tisha Be'Av minha.
August 20 CBS Shabbat School 5777 Begins New School Year
9.30 am Shabbat services: Shaharit, Torah and Musaf
9.30 am Adult Tefillah and Practicum
10.00 am–12.15 pm
10.30 am–12.15 pm
10.30 am–12.15 pm
12.00 pm Shabbat Kiddush luncheon.
12.15 pm–1.15 pm
Adult and Teen Text Study Over Lunch

Positive Jewish Experiences at CBS


9.00 am  Shaharit (morning services) 


8.15 am  Shaharit (morning services)


5.30 pm  Minha, kabbalat shabbat, ma’ariv


11.00 am  Shabbat Kattan and Torah Take-Out for children

12.00 pm  Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon

12.15 pm  Adult and Teen Text Study Over Lunch

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.

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. free


12.00–1.00 pm  Proper Speech and Wisdom. Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert at Eli’s Deli, 5071 East 5th Street, Tucson. free


5.30 pm  Minha, kabbalat shabbat, ma’ariv


Special August 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 prices 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 is offersing discounts on cemetery fees and mortuary fees to those who have bought plots from CBS by August 31, 2016. To learn more, call Michael Landy at East Lawn Palms, tel 520.886.5561.


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 Asks You to Volunteer and Do a Mitzvah!

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

To volunteer or to learn more, contact Norm Rubin.

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

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

  Social Action To volunteer or to learn more, 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 mitzvahCBS 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

Congregation Bet Shalom is a partner to ICS ( and has just concluded the campaign to collect school supplies and backpacks for students. Please contact ICS to see how you can help with their other worthy projects. ICS is located at 2820 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741, tel 520.297.6049 and at ICS at 8701 East Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85710, tel 520.731.3076.

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.