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Congregation B'nai Zion

750 United Street

Key West, FL 33040

Tel:
305-294-3437

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B'nai Zion
Membership

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Rabbi:
Shimon Dudai

305-294-3414
E-Mail to Rabbi Dudai

 

Cantor:
Dr. John Kreinces

E-Mail to John Kreinces

 

President:
Dr. Fred Covan

305-294-7522
E-Mail to Fred Covan

 

Saturday Morning Services @ 9:30 AM ... Sharp

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The Rabbi's Class will resume in December.

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THANKS! THANKS! THANKS! THANKS! THANKS!
So many helped with the autumn Jewish holidays at B’nai Zion and deserve our appreciation.
Thanks are extended to all of the following:

Rabbi Dudai & our Cantor, Dr. John Kreinces, for their inspirational services;
the Choir Members for their melodic tones & hard work throughout the High Holidays;
Sid Wharton, our Gabbai, for his coordination throughout all of the holiday services, and,
all those who led and/or participated in services;
Fran & John Kreinces for the flowers that added beauty to the sanctuary and for
sponsoring the Rosh Hashanah Kiddush lunch together with Barbara & Creighton Webb;
Diana Heller for coordinating the 5777 Yizkor Book & to all who contributed toward it;
Rebetzen Nadia and all who assisted her for all the delicious holiday meals/kiddushes we shared
to all who built and decorated the sukkah; and,
everyone involved in making the holidays meaningful in so many different way,
and to all the generous people who made pledges to keep our wonderful synagogue operating.

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CBZ extends its gratitude to all those who made and will make High Holiday Pledges and Contributions;

for daily B'nai Zion expenses, for Tree of Life Leaves and Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques,

to the Rabbi's Fund, the Cemetery Fund and for Saturday Kiddush Donations.

Please send in your checks ASAP, and for those who have already done so

THANK YOU

Our synagogue's survival depends on your generous contributions,

as does the STATE of ISRAEL. Please give!

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CBZ welcomes back our CBZ snowbirds. Come join us for Saturday Morning Services.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 25 (Sunday-6pm) CBZ Hanukkah Party
February 11 (Saturday-9:30am) Tu B’Shevat Services & New Members Kiddush in Garden
March 12 (Sunday-6pm) Purim Party & Megillah Reading
April 10 (Monday-6pm) CBZ Community Seder
Additional Dates: April 23 – Yom Hashoah / April 29 – Israeli Independence Day / May 31 – Shavuot

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Feed-Your-Mind Dates (all Friday evenings, start time TBD):
#1 - January 13, #2 - February 17, #13 – March 24

Speakers TBA soon

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Dr John Kreinces Shabbat Services CD and High Holiday CD are available in the Gift Shop.
These are absolutely wonderful CD's of CBZ Cantor John singing all the songs and all the voices are his!
Every CBZ member should have both of these CD's at home.
Do a mitzva and give them as Gifts to your family and friends this holiday season.
These CD's will help you sing along with John at the High Holiday and Shabbat Morning Services. .
All proceeds from CD sales go to CBZ operating fund ...Thanks John and Fran

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With very heavy hearts and deep sadness,
we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our friend and long time CBZ member,
Connie Gilbert on September 4, 2016.

Connie Gilbert's Obituary

On Saturday, April 9, 2016 CBZ and guests were treated to an absolutely delightful

3 Jewish Divas Concert!

Victoria Rosenblatt, Nancy 3 Hoffman and Melody Cooper

performed music from their heritage that includes Sephardic, Yiddish and French songs.

Hopefully these talented ladies will do a repeat performance at CBZ next winter.

Stay tuned for the announcement of next years' speakers

Dates are #1 - January 13 , #2 - February 17, #3 – March 24

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birth announcements

Mazel Tov to

Dov & Debby Schlein on the birth of their grandson
Orion Hudson Marrec on July 28 @ 9:30 am, weighing 7 lb to
daughter Ronit and son in law Thomas.

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Elyse and Howard Spialter on the birth of their 1st grandson "Will Evan Pierson 2/8/16.

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Judy and Jeff Cohen on the birth of their 1st grandson Saul born 2/9/16
to their daughter Abigail and son in law Whitney.

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Pete and Debbi Rutskin on the birth of their 1st granddaughter Lilyan Eve Martin on 2/26/16
to their daughter Lara and son in law Lance.

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Bill and Beverly Goldner on the birth of their 1st grandson Jackson Kai Goldner 3/6/16.

 

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“BERNIE KAPLAN, THE MUSIC IN ME” CONCERT:

Congregation B’nai Zion played host to a wonderful musical event that served to debut songs by long-time
CBZ member BERNIE KAPLAN
Bernie, a member of the B’nai Zion choir, does not know how to play an instrument or notate music, but in his younger days he composed songs in his head while driving from state-to-state for work. For the past two years, the talented NANCY 3 HOFFMAN has worked with Bernie to solidify the songs that his mind held; Nancy assisted with lyrics, harmonies and so on.

The hard work came to fruition at the April 19th concert, narrated by Nancy 3, at which popular local performers
ERIC HALEY and MICHAEL ROBINSON beautifully presented Bernie’s music. Michael Robinson also lent his musical expertise toenhancing the final arrangements for Bernie’s songs. CBZ’s sanctuary was packed for this event and the audience evenincluded Bernie’s cousin, Rachelle Elias, who travelled from California to be in Key West for this special occasion.

The program included a song composed for Bernie’s sister, Rose Einhorn, who was not able to attend.
A sumptuous reception - prepared by Rebetzen Nadia Dudai and sponsored by Bernie’s sister, Mae Mcmahan
followed the musical program. Many others assisted in making the event a success, including:
Rabbi Shimon Dudai, Dr. Fred Covan, synagogue president, and The CBZ Board of Directors,
Kenny Weschler, Connie Gilbert, Liz Young, Karen Grant Margil, Karen Leonard & Aaron Wechter,
BG Carter, and Lucy Page & Jan Bergh.

Together with his two sisters, Mae & Rose, Bernie has been an integral member of the Key West community for decades.Being able to experience the tunes that Bernie held within him and to learn of the path followed to achieve that was an exceptional opportunity for the audience members lucky enough to attend.

Thank you to everyone who made this fabulous event possible!!

The past few years have been difficult healthwise for Bernie, and he passed away on July 24, 2016.

He was a treasure to all who knew him.

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BE GENEROUS ... SPONSOR A KIDDUSH

Special Thanks to all those who have sponsored a Saturday Kiddush,
and kudos to Nadia and her Volunteer Staff
for making our Saturday Kiddush the best brunch on the Island.

If you partake in our wonderful saturday kiddush,
then please be generous and sponsor one or two of your own.

For sponsoring a Kiddush call Nadia @ 786-877-0118 • RebetzenND2004@aol.com

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A job well done to Susie Savitch, Sheldon Davidson and Bernie Kaplan
creating the Key West Jewish History panels L'DOR V'DOR (from generation to generation)
that are now on display in the Social Hall.

And a Book on Key West Jewish History is almost done!

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With the High Holidays around the corner,

Don't Forget CBZ has Key Wests' only Judaica Gift Shop

Call Mae @ 305-294-3437

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Trope Class

Dr. John Kreinces wil start a Trope class if anyone is interested ... e-mail Dr. John

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Read the Most Recent CBZ Newsletter Here

2016

2016 Nov - Dec Newsletter

2016 Sept-Oct Newsletter

2016 July-August Newsletter

2016 May - June Newsletter

2016 March - April Newsletter

2016 January - February Newsletter

 

2015

2015 November - December Newsletter

2015 Sept - Oct Newsletter

2015 July - August Newsletter

2015 May - June Newsletter

2015 March - April Newsletter

2015 January-February Newsletter

2014 November - December Newsletter

2014 September - October Newsletter

2014 July - August Newsletter

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2014 March-April Newsletter

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2013 November-December Newsletter

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2012 Nov-Dec Newsletter

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2012 January-Febuary Newsletter

2011 November-December Newsletter

2011 September-October Newsletter

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2010 Nov-Dec Newsletter

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Nov-Dec 2009 Newsletter

Sept-Oct 2009 Newsletter

July-August 2009 Newsletter

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A BIG THANK YOU to Elyse Spialter for the great job with our Newsletter! Thank You! Thank You!

If you write monthly articles for the newsletter, Please send them ASAP to Elyse.
If any member has information they want to put into the newsletter, please contact Elyse at elysecbz@gmail.com

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Assembling the newsletter and sending it out is very time consuming and
very costly in the printing and in the mailing.

The Newsletter is always available online on CBZ's web site and is being sent out via email.

CBZ will continue to send out the Newsletter to those without computers and to without access to email.

Copies can be picked up at CBZ

We are trying to help CBZ save $$$$ and go Green,

Please let Karen know at Karencbz@bellsouth.net and she will adjust the mailing list.

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Saturday Services start at 9:30 am. A Shabbat Kiddush brunch follows. Please join us and bring a friend.

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The Jewish TV Channel -TJC Listings

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National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia

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Happy Birthday to The State of Israel - #62

Israel:Defying all odds - You Tube

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Perception of Jews by Renown Gentiles

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Read ... Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel

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Read ... The Last Man Alive who witnessed Israel's Declaration of independence

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Jerusalem Day

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