Other Community Resources

Other Community Resources

CBI-RiversideFacadeB'nai Israel from Riverside BoulevardFor information on happenings within the Sacramento Jewish Community, including links to other synagogues and communal agencies, you may want to check out the website of the Jewish Federation.

The Jewish Singles Network (JSN) is dedicated to providing activities and events for Sacramento area's single Jews over 40 who enjoy meeting others. JSN's focus is to bring people together to share the fun of life.

Many people in their 20s and 30s find community in our Sababah. This group includes singles, couples, gay and straight. For more information about Sababah, click here.

Go to www.freewebs.com/jewishsinglesnetwork for information on happenings in the Sacramento Jewish singles-over-40 community.

OTHER JEWISH RESOURCES: Here are a number of other Jewish resources. Just click on the link below.

Camp Newman Shamash, A Consortium of Jewish Internet Resources Reform Judaism
Yahoo Listing of Jewish Internet Resources Click on Judaism (For Regorm Jews in their 20's and 30's Jewish National Fund
Keshernet (Jewish Life on Campus) Jewish Outreach Institute Jewish Parent Page
Jewish Post ARZA World Union Jewish Publication Society
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Virtual Jerusalem

Wine and Food Festival

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Saturday
May 6, 2017

CBI Social Hall
6:30-10 p.m.

3600 Riverside Blvd.
Sacramento

 

This is one of B’nai Israel’s premier social events and our most important fundraiser of the year. It features the region’s finest wineries, gourmet foods from Sacramento’s top restaurants and caterers. We’ll have live jazz as well as the fantastic silent and live auctions.

 

Our auctioneer is provided by

David Sobon Auctions.

 

All attendees must be 21 or older

 

Click Here to Buy Tickets

Instant Wine Cellar Raffle!

$25 a ticket for 25 fine wines

Brotherhood

boys-night-outBoys Night Out - Pizza and Beer Welcome to the Congregation B'nai Israel Brotherhood, providing service and support to Temple families and Youth Groups through fund raising and special events with:

  • Catered Bar/Bat Mitzvah receptions
  • Annual Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast
  • Donate funds to the confirmation class and B'nai Israel Youth Group
  • Annual Hanukkah Latke Dinner
  • Religious School Picnic
  • Help fund religious school scholarships
  • Provide kiddish cups to all Bar/Bat Mitzvah students
  • Yom Hashoah Candle Program
  • Achim, Men's Study Group
  • Availability for congregation support as requested

To join us, download and complete the membership form.

See the Koleinu for upcoming Brotherhood events, including Achim, a men's study group.

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Above: Annual Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast (left) and Catering events raise funds for Temple youth (right)

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Above: Achim Men's Study Group (left) and the Martinis, Manet and Monet Art Action (right)

 seder  member-dinner

Above: Brotherhood Seder (left) and Brotherhood Paid Up Member Dinner (right)

 

WBI

Women of B'nai Israel (WBI)

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Our Mission Statement

The Women of B’nai Israel, an affiliate of Women of Reform Judaism, is the collective voice of women in our congregation. We are a diverse, multi-generational organization providing opportunities to serve Congregation B’nai Israel and the larger community through learning, social action, worship and programming.

 A Message From Our New President

 My name is Sandy Lee and I feel so honored to serve as the incoming President of the Women of B’nai Israel (WBI). I know it will require a lot of hard work and dedication on my part for the next two years. I look at the women who’ve held this position in the past and feel blessed to stand among them. I want to thank them for their leadership and guidance and their continued support of WBI. Our success as we move forward is built on the foundation they created for our sisterhood in the past.

The Women of B’nai Israel is active throughout the year in our congregation, the greater Sacramento community, and as part of the international Women of Reform Judaism. Within our congregation, WBI supports numerous CBI events, such as the Rosh Hashanah reception, the 2nd Night Seder, the Wine and Food Festival, Happy Hour Havdalah, and a quarterly Rosh Chodesh program. We have also sponsored such speakers as Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center and founder of the Women of the Wall, and popular musicians, including Julie Silver and Rick Recht. WBI supports our youth groups with donations to the Confirmation class and BISY. We raise funds for camperships to help our children attend URJ summer camps.

 Within the community, WBI supports the Central Downtown Food Basket, Wellspring, St. John’s Program for Real Change (serving Women and Children) and the Mustard Seed School for homeless children.

 As part of our affiliation with Women of Reform Judaism, WBI participates in programs such as the YES (Youth, Education and Special Projects) Fund, which provides Reform Jewish institutions and individuals worldwide with the tools necessary for religious, social, and educational growth.

 We also sponsor various social events like the Chai Tea, a Fashion Show, Girls Night Out dinners, an annual Art Tour, Mah Jongg and a book club. We invite you to attend a WBI Board meeting to learn more about this dynamic group and give your input as a woman within the Congregation B’nai Israel community.

Please join this organization of dynamic and exciting women and help make a difference within our congregation, the greater Sacramento community and the International community. You can be involved in WBI as little or as much as you like. Download and complete the WBI Membership Form (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

Mail your check made payable to the Women of B’nai Israel to:
Linda Byrne, 1424 Sherwood Avenue, Sacramento CA 95822.

Be sure to include your name, address, email address, telephone number and your birthday.

If you would like to view the most recent WBI bulletin to read about our future events and activities, please click here:

Or check us out on Facebook: WBI on Facebook

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Click here to read our 2015 annual report.

2016 WBI Executive Board2016 WBI Executive Board

2016-2018 WBI Executive Board
President – Sandy Lee
Executive Vice President - Caryn Mizzi
Treasurer - Nora Makarczyk

Secretary - Suzy Underwood
VP Programming - Jan Gutierrez
VP Membership - Linda Byrne
VP Communications - Eve Panush
VP Social Action/Social Justice - Helen Nusbaum
WRJ Liason - Lindie Henderson
Immediate Past President - Peggy Goldstein
And 25 additional Event and Committee Chairs

 

Social Action

Social Action

What we're about:

In an effort to expand our Social Action activities, Congregation B'nai Israel has embarked on a collaborative effort with Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) to design a "Listening Campaign" based on a community organizing tool that has had success in other congregations.

Volunteer "listeners" from CBI received training from ACT to conduct 1-2 hour "house gatherings" with other members from CBI. These house gatherings served as an informal and fun way to connect congregation members from similar neighborhoods and will give us opportunities to explore issues that are important to our congregants and our community. Through this process, we hope to identify new social action projects to help address significant issues in our community and city.

The trained congregational "listeners" will reflect on the common social action themes discussed during the house gathering process and present these themes to the board and then back to the congregation. Several forums will be offered following Erev Shabbat services to describe, in further detail, those themes that garnered the most interest and the specific project opportunities that will be developed. Each forum will offer both hands-on and advocacy project participation. I encourage you to attend the forums and find the opportunity to engage that fits you best.

Look for information about these upcoming forums in the chadashot and the temple calendar over the next several months. We look forward to your enthusiasm, ideas, and participation.

 

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Social Action Network Projects and Contact Information

Ongoing Projects    
Touch of Shabbat Betty Reuben This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wellspring Women's Center Oak Park
(drop off travel size toiletries to foyer between ofc and gift shop)
Radyne Cintrenbaum This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
St. John's Center
(several times/year)
Ilene Carroll This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LOC Working with SacACT Steven Tincher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CBI's Garden Amelia Lorenzo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CBI Youth
(Kesher, BISY)
Denise Creven This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sustainable Living Committee Chuck Rosenberg
Todd Mendell
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Abraham's Tent Jason Weiner
Gary Ziegenfuss
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For Our CBI Community--Reaching Out to Those in Need    
Caring Committee Melissa McElheney
Gennifer Phero
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Bereavement Lynn Terleski-Katz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Caring Community Fund Melissa Grand - contact to make donation This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Help Feed the Hungry    
Year Round Food Drive --Central Downtown Food Basket Jodie Rubenstein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jewish Community Day at Loaves & Fishes Chuck Adelman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Monthly Food Basket Sandwiches Caryn Mizzi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kosher Food Closet Annie Eisenberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Education Efforts    
Sacramento City Schools
Reading Partners
Barbara Berg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
San Juan School District
Reading Partners
Terri Christy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shelter & Help for the Homeless    
Winter Sanctuary Jason Weiner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Family Promise Sandy Kaufman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Annual & Bi-Annual Events    
Mitzvah Day Gary Leiserowitz
Caryn Mizzi
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HHD Food Drive
Central Downtown Food Basket
Eileen Jacobowitz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pride Committee & Gay Pride Weekend Ezra Cole This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calendar Highlights

24Nov
Nov 24, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
25Nov
Nov 25, 2017 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study
25Nov
Nov 25, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Services
28Nov
28Nov
Nov 28, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Israeli Dancing