Saturday Morning Services @ 9:30 AM ... Sharp
The Rabbi's Class is on Wednesdays @ 7pm in the Bernstein Library..
M3M (Movies on the 3rd Monday)
CBZ is initiating an exciting new social activity for members & non-members called M3M.
On the 3rd Monday of the month, a film will be screened in our beautiful & comfortable sanctuary.
Monday, January 16th, 7:30 pm #1
M 3 M - Movies on the 3rd Monday
"ABOVE AND BEYOND" -- a documentary by Nancy Spielberg.
that tells the story of the American, foreign and Israeli pilots who flew warplanes
to help defend the new state of Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
Voted best documentary film at the 2016 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival,
the largest Jewish film festival in the world.
Light refreshments served after the screening.
at the CBZ Annual Corporation Meeting on Monday, January 9th
John Kreinces, Kenny Weschler and Larry Abramovitz were re-elected to the CBZ Board of Directors
Congrats to all....
On Friday, January 13th, 5:30 pm
Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Soul Shabbat Dinner
CBZ and guests were treated to an incredible life story from guest speaker, Sol Rosenblats'
"Reflections on a Life of Science and Inventions.
Sol Rosenblatt is a biochemist and engineer.
Among his many impressive credits include working on the Apollo life support system.
He holds 8 civilian patents for health care devices and
5 secret government patents for aerospace power and safety devices.
Sol and his wife, Vicky, are members of CBZ, and
we are so pleased to have them both participate in our January events.
Sunday, January 29th@ 7:30pm
Jewish Divas Return
Melody Cooper and Nancy 3. Hoffman with guest artist Vicky Rosenblatt
present songs from the Jewish Diaspora and beyond in Yiddish, Ladino, Hebrew and French.
Melody Cooper returns to Key West after a season away, with her new repertoire
including tunes in the rarely heard Ladino language.
Nancy 3 Hoffman is a Klezmer musician, accordionist and multi-lingual performer focusing on
her Yiddish repertoire. She spices up the program with variety and humor.
Vicky will add a touch of French cabaret.
Doors open at 7 PM
Refreshments at the conclusion of the concert
Tickets $20 by reservation or at-the-door —
R.S.V.P. to Kenny Weschler
(305-292-1920 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 3, 2017 ... Hold the date
ALBERT ZUCKERMAN... more to follow...
Saturday, February 11th
Tu B'Shevat Kiddush lunch in the Garden to honor New Members
February 20, 7:30 pm #2
M 3 M - Movies on the 3rd Monday,
Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924– 2011)
tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008.
With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and human being.
The documentary features clips from Lumet’s films — 44 films in 50 years —
including “Serpico” and “12 Angry Men”. “By Sidney Lumet” reveals the spiritual and ethical lessons
at the core of his work. First and foremost a story-teller, Lumet’s strongly
moral tales capture the dilemmas & concerns of society.
March 12 (Sunday-6pm)
Purim Party & Megillah Reading
March 20, 7:30 pm
M 3 M - Movies on the 3rd Monday,
"Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love"
April 10 (Monday-6pm)
CBZ Community Seder
M 3 M - Monday, April 17, 7:30 pm #3
April 23 – Yom Hashoah
April 29 – Israel Independence Day
May 31 – Shavuot
Once again Congregation B'nai Zion had a terrific turnout for the annual Chanukah party.
Around 140 people attended. Thanks to Nadia and her staff for decorating the social hall and latkes etc.
The food was delicious and our beautiful new Menorah made its debut.
Pictures to follow.
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 ways.
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
Our synagogue's survival depends on your generous contributions,
as does the STATE of ISRAEL. Please give!
CBZ welcomes back our CBZ snowbirds. Come join us for Saturday Morning Services.
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
With deep sadness we announce the passing
of our longtime member, Betty Appel Caplan.
Betty passed away peacefully Thursday morning, December 29, 2016.
Betty Caplan's Obituary
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
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.
Elyse and Howard Spialter on the birth of their 1st grandson "Will Evan Pierson 2/8/16.
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.
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.
Bill and Beverly Goldner on the birth of their 1st grandson Jackson Kai Goldner 3/6/16.
“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.
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
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!
Don't Forget CBZ has Key Wests' only Judaica Gift Shop
Call Mae @ 305-294-3437
Dr. John Kreinces wil start a Trope class if anyone is interested ... e-mail Dr. John
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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 email@example.com
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.
Saturday Services start at 9:30 am. A Shabbat Kiddush brunch follows. Please join us and bring a friend.
The Jewish TV Channel -TJC Listings
National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
Happy Birthday to The State of Israel - #62
Israel:Defying all odds - You Tube
Perception of Jews by Renown Gentiles
Read ... Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel
Read ... The Last Man Alive who witnessed Israel's Declaration of independence
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