Beth Israel Connections
We have started a new group which will include all members
of both our congregation and Sisterhood. This group will be an affinity
group dedicated to building strong bonds of community. Programs include
cultural events, holiday celebrations and lectures. All programs interweave
social and educational dimensions.
Shabbat at the Paprocki Home
We are so delighted to be celebrating a Shabbat service and dinner at the Paprocki home on Friday, December 13th. This will be a ‘potluck’ meal with everyone contributing a dish. RSVP to Andee - - by Monday, December 9th at the latest. We will NOT take reservations after that date. You must let Andee know what you will be bringing - it should be an amount that would serve 6-8 people. We will be having brisket and turkey for our main course. Keep that in mind when deciding what to bring. After dinner we will be viewing the Friday night service from Central Synagogue starting at 6:00pm and hope to have dinner finished (and cleaned up, other than dessert) by then, so please be prompt.
On December we will hold a general meeting during which we
will discuss further developments in our congregation. This meeting
will take place at On Top of the World at the Arbor Conference
Center Event Room (formerly room B) on Sunday, December 22nd
at 1:00pm. We need to have your RSVP by Sunday December 15th
at the latest so that a list can be generated to let you in the gate; call
Elaine at This meeting is for paid up members only.
High Holy Days
Endings and beginnings. Sinning and atoning. Forgiving and forgotten.
So many concepts, so much to absorb.
That is what a full celebration of the High Holidays was this year as
CBI live streamed the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services from
Central Synagogue in NYC for the first time. The glorious singing of
the clergy and chorus, coupled with the brilliant instrumental
accompaniment of the orchestra, made the media room of the Brentwood
Senior facility soar with heavenly sound.
The moving and pertinent sermons delivered by several different
clergy, were well received and thought provoking.
Great thanks goes to President Mary Chang for bringing a TV set
and computer and technological knowledge to make the magic happen.
She also was able to have printed Mahzors for each of the
congregants of the service so they could follow the service as
if they were actually present in the sanctuary.
The delicious foods, brought in by members for the Break The Fast
meal were outstanding. It does not seem too farfetched an idea
that CBI members might also consider becoming caterers at some
time in the exciting New Year of 5780. By Elaine Morrison
Coming up in October - An Afternoon at the Movies
On Sunday, October 27th we will be meeting at 2:00pm at Janet Sadowsky’s house in On Top of the World to view "Everything Is Illuminated", Afterwards, we will discuss the story and Jewish elements of the movie while we enjoy light refreshments, all this for $5 per person. Bring your money with you that day, but call Janet (843-540-3648) by October 22nd at the latest as she has to inform the gate to let you in.