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SHABBAT THIS WEEK
Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 7:58 PM
5:00 PM, CBE
Celebration of Learning.
Everyone is invited to join in this special evening of fun and
appreciation. There will be ga-ga and outdoor games from 5:00-6:00,
an open wine and juice bar with delicious Israeli-style dinner from
6:00-7:15, and a farewell tribute to Rabbi Steve as he approaches
retirement during the Shabbat service which begins at 7:30. The Beth
Emeth Chorale will also be participating in services. Presentations
by BEECC, Religious School, Chai School and Hazak will be on display
all evening. Come and join in the fun! More info at
Erev Shabbat Service
featuring a farewell tribute to Rabbi Steve as he approaches
retirement, and the participation of the Beth Emeth Chorale with
instrumental accompaniment. The service will be followed by Oneg
Shabbat in the Lobby. Please note earlier start time.
Discussion Questions – Naso
we read this Shabbat includes the offerings brought by each of the 12
tribal leaders on the occasion of the dedication of the Mishkan, the
Tabernacle. What is interesting about the offerings, and what do you
think this signifies?
your answer to #1, what do you suppose the Midrash does with this
purpose, if any, do you think the final verse in the Sidra serves?
How is the
Haftarah related to the Parsha?
Havdalah Time: 8:59 PM
Please join us for
services next weekend.
On Saturday morning
we will celebrate with the Besalel family as Rachel becomes a bat
mitzvah. On Monday morning we will celebrate with the Hillelsohn family
as Melanie becomes a bat mitzvah.
and Braille siddurim, assistive listening devices and a stair lift to the bimah
Please see one of the ushers in the lobby for assistance. For your
convenience, during services a play area for young children accompanied
by a parent has been set up in the school wing.
Sunday, May 19
Guest Chef Minyan and Munch. The entire CBE community is
invited to a special Minyan and Munch. Following Minyan, you will be
treated to a gourmet breakfast featuring the cooking talents of our first
guest chef, Andrea Glazer. This month's Munch is hosted by CBE and Men's
Club with sponsorship by Lois and Barry Jacobs, Sandy and Sapat Mitrani,
and Ellyn and Bill Hirsch. Join us as we daven, nosh and schmooze and
attend the Annual Meeting at 10:00 AM. There is no cost to attend
any of these events. Questions or comments?
10:00 AM, Annual Congregation Meeting.
Following Minyan & Munch, join us for the Annual Congregation Meeting.
Please attend Sunday's Annual Meeting where we will be voting for CBE's
next rabbi. This is a big milestone in our synagogue's history. Your
vote counts only if cast in person so plan to come. Sorry--no proxy votes
allowed. Check-in for the meeting will begin at 9:30 and the meeting will
begin promptly at 10:00. Food will continue to be served during the
10:00-11:30 AM, Kadima Event: Smoothies & a
12:00-5:00 PM, Israel Street Festival at Fairfax Corner Celebrating
Israel @ 65.
Bring the family for a day of fun activities: a petting zoo, a shuk
(marketplace), Krav Maga demonstrations, arts & crafts, Israeli dancing
and performances by local choirs, singer Hadar Binyamin and musical group
The Shuk. Kosher food will be available for purchase. For more
information, please visit
the JCCNV site. Stop by and visit the CBE booth!
1:30-3:00 PM, NoVa Collaborative Teen JYPI Program
3:00-4:30 PM, USY Board Meeting
4:30-6:30 PM, Chai School
Tuesday, May 21
1:00-3:00 PM, Hazak Meeting. “Three Waves of Jewish Migration to China: 1845-1941,” presented by
Dr. Liliane Willens. Jewish migration to China? It’s not exactly the
first place that comes to mind when we think of Jewish expansion to new
worlds – but it has happened, again and again. In the second half of the
19th century; Sephardic merchants moved to China in large
numbers to engage in trade. In the first half of the 20th
century; Ashkenazi Jews fled from the Russian Revolution and accompanying
pogroms and Central and Eastern European Jews escaped to the safety of
China from Nazi-occupations across Europe. As part of her presentation on
this bit of Jewish history, Dr. Liliane Willens will draw from her own
memoir, Stateless in Shanghai, where she describes her experience
growing up in China during wars, revolutions and varying regimes. Free for
Hazak members, guests are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Come
early, bring your own dairy lunch at 12:15 and schmooze with friends
before the meeting. (More
Wednesday, May 22
1:00-2:00 PM, Posture Perfect
7:30-9:00 PM, Men’s Club Monthly Meeting
7:30 PM, Fundraising Committee Meeting
7:30 PM, Ritual Committee Meeting
8:00 PM, Evening Minyan
Thursday, May 23
6:30-7:30 PM, Posture Perfect
7:30-9:00 PM, Chorale Rehearsal
7:30 PM, School Committee Meeting
7:30 PM, Sisterhood Old/New Board Meeting
7:30 PM, Technology Committee Meeting
FUTURE HIGHLIGHTS @
Friday, June 7
6:30-8:00 PM, Senior Send-Off!
Graduation season is upon us, and we welcome all families of graduating
high school seniors, as well those families involved with the USY Board,
to a special Shabbat Dinner on June 7. We will celebrate our seniors and
install a new USY board. Dinner is $10 per person, max. $40 per family.
Please RSVP by May 28, either online at
bethemeth.org/sendoff.htm or by contacting Abby Kerbel at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-860-4515 x128.
NEWS @ BETH EMETH
May & June are chock-full of CBE events!
Read all about it in the May Shofar, available online at
Lost Cameras. A black nylon camera bag with an orange interior went
missing from CBE on Sunday, April 7. The bag contained three cameras: A
Sony DSLR, a video camera, and a digital pocket camera. If you’ve seen the
bag or have it in your possession, please contact the CBE office at
703-860-4515 x101 or
Gift Shop Under
Construction – Watch for reopening!
REGISTRATION for the 2013-14 BEECC school year and for 2013 Camp Kaitana
IS NOW OPEN!
Brochures and registration forms are available online for
BEECC and for
Camp Kaitana. For more information, please contact the BEECC Office at
703-860-4515 x114 or x115.
Registration for Religious School/Youth/Chai
School for 2013-2014 is now up on the web! Please visit
the School Resources page for Religious School/Youth/Chai School
registration - all one document this year!
Torah School is taking a trip to Israel!
From the Golan Heights to the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea, and
everywhere in between! Open to all children who will be in 1st-5th grade
in the 2013-2014 school year. Dates are July 29-August 3, 2013. Please
contact Abby Kerbel (email@example.com,
703-860-4515 ex. 128) for more information.
registration form is available at
What's Happening in the
NoVa/DC Jewish community?
Find out by subscribing to the Washington Jewish Week for a discounted
price of $47 per year (of which CBE will receive $5). Just go to
enter promo code: bethemeth on the payment screen. NoVa
coverage has greatly increased! Want to check it out? Copies are available
in the lobby or school wing entrance. Already a subscriber? Use the promo
code bethemeth when renewing. Open to all CBE members and
Volunteer opportunity at
The Closet in Herndon.
As one of several area congregations committed to staff this non-profit
thrift shop for low-income families, CBE is slated to fulfill volunteer
hours this spring on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
The experience is low-key fun and the CBE group tries to have lunch
afterwards. Please visit
www.bethemeth.org/socialaction.htm#closet for a list of available
dates. Ready to volunteer?
JCCNV Reciprocal Synagogue Membership Special! 25% off annual
JCCNV membership! Synagogue members: Join the JCCNV in May or June to
receive a 25% discount on your annual JCCNV membership! And, if the savings
to you is not incentive enough, the JCCNV will donate 10% of the membership
fee back to your synagogue! For more information or to schedule a tour
contact Heidi Palchik, JCCNV Membership Director, at 703-537-3042.
The Jewish Federation of
Greater Washington is Proud to Announce That PJ Library (PJ as in “Pajamas”)
is expanding to Greater Washington!
FREE Jewish Children’s books will be delivered every month to children who
sign up. All families in the Greater Washington area with at least one
Jewish parent and children under the age of 8 are eligible to enroll. We are
mailing a sample book and invitation, but you don’t have to wait to sign up!
www.shalomdc.org/pjlibrary and register today. Please note that this
program is only for children in the Greater Washington area. If you know
children who live in other cities, please visit
www.pjlibrary.org to see if their community is one of the 185
communities participating in PJ Library. Questions? Please contact PJ
Library Outreach Associate Sara Rubin Spira at 301-230-7243 or
The Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Seaboard
Region is Planning a Trip to Israel for Empty Nesters in the Fall of 2013.
The dates are October 30 to November 11, 2013 and the expected cost
covering everything including airfare is $4000.00 (based on 30 people
participating). Note that this cost only includes airfare from New York to
Israel. The itinerary is posted on the Seaboard Region website at
www.seaboardfjmc.com and also on ITC Travel's website at
www.israeltour.com/fjmc-Israel-Adventure.asp. For more info please
contact Jim Sloan at 703-561-0775 or Hal Freed at 301-987-2478, or send
firstname.lastname@example.org. There are a limited number of slots on
this trip and some are already filled.
following have made MAY CONTRIBUTIONS to
supplement weekly ONEG AND KIDDUSH SPONSORSHIPS and
to mark the designated lifecycle events:
Beekman family in honor of Sara’s birthday
Stephen Berman in honor of their granddaughter Peters’
Biderman family in honor of David’s birthday
Calderon family in honor of Ilisa’s birthday
& Steve Fine in honor of their grandson Benjamin’s
Fink family in honor of Gavin’s birthday
Lisa & Steven Gordon family in honor of Lisa’s birthday
& Bill Hirsch in honor of their wedding anniversary
& Bill Hirsch in honor of their grandson Ilan Rein’s
& Jay Howell in honor of their wedding anniversary
Monica & Steve Isakowitz family in honor of Rachel’s
Debbie & Jon Katz family in honor of Zachary’s birthday
Klaff family in honor of Harry’s birthday
& Dan Moldover in honor of their wedding anniversary
Moldover family in honor of Sarah’s birthday
& Paul Moskowitz in honor of their wedding anniversary
Norman family in honor of Andrew’s birthday
Diane & Mark Novick family in honor of Ariel’s birthday
Noyovitz/Baker family in honor of Valerie’s birthday
Reilly family in honor of Aaron’s birthday
Silberstein family in honor of Sara’s birthday
Jodi & Gregory Smith family in honor of Gregory’s
Steinberg family in honor of Emery’s birthday
& Ray Thal in honor of their wedding anniversary
Zelman family in honor of Marty’s birthday
If you have a
lifecycle event that you would like to acknowledge above, please
use the form at
http://www.bethemeth.org/oneg.htm or contact the office.
Michelle Nicotera for decorating the bimah for Shavuot
The following people for the Shavuot luncheon: Sponsors Claire &
Steve Fine and Lois & Barry Jacobs; Chefs Shirley Gross and Janet
Klayton; and Susan Berger, Robyn Feuerberg, Shirley Gross, Ellyn
Hirsch, Susan Lewis, Ita Mandel and Gwen Sloan for Set-Up and
REFUAH SHLEMA TO
Cindy Richards and her family on the death of her mother Pauline
Congregation sadly mourns the loss of Amir Rafii, husband of Polly
Rafii. Our sincere condolences to the entire Rafii family.
Contact the office to share your sad news here.
YAHRZEIT OBSERVANCES FOR
* Fay Goldlust,
Grandmother of Suzanne Stluka
Kaswell, Mother of Jeanne Sager
Kohnstam, Faher of Charles Kohnstam
Mother of Kenneth Weiss
* Louis Zoberman,
Father of Ita Mandel
* Lillian Gamm,
Mother of Paula Yass
Grandmother of Mark Isakowitz, Steve Isakowitz, and Cheryl
Zingerman, Father of Anna Rodina
* Peter Goldin,
Father of Richard Goldin
Vinarsky, Father of Sonya Kirzhner
Mother of Trudy Burger
Brownman, Mother-in-Law of Edie Brownman
Tobenkin, Sister of Ellen Greene
Grandmother of Susan McCallister and Evelyn Hickman
Father of Debbie Immerman
Mother of Donna Biderman
* Denotes a plaque on the MEMORIAL BOARD