The CBI Social Action Committee has organized the collection of household items to be donated to Jewish Familiy Services in Seattle to distribute to incoming refugees.  The refugees they serve are from the following countries: Syria, Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan, Iran, Ukraine, and East Africa.  These individuals will be settled in the Kent or Tacoma areas by JFS.  Items are typically in groups of 4 so they can be given as a whole package to one family of 4.  There are duplicates of items to have enough for 3 families.  

Please signup for a slot and thank you for giving your time and money on this project. SignupGenius links:

Bathroom items

Kitchen items

Items must be dropped off at the synagogue in the collection baskets downstairs by Jan. 21, 2017, as they will be packaged and shipped out on Jan. 22.   

We are also accepting donations of blankets, hats, scarves for any knitters out there.

For the third year, CBI presents the Mishloach Manot project as a fun and easy way to fulfill one of the Purim mitzvot while supporting our religious school, the Kesher Center for Jewish Learning.  Mishloach Manot, the sending of food gifts to friends and family, is one of the four mitzvot traditionally performed on Purim.  It is a heartfelt way to emphasize the Jewish unity that lies at the core of the Purim holiday and to create meaningful connection within our own community at the same time and it's FUN!  Through this project, you can send a lovely gift bag to your friends and family that will be delivered during the week of Purim.

Due to the convenience of running a Mishloach Manot fundraiser online, you will be able to easily place your order at www.HappyPurim.com. 

CBI members have been sent individual codes to use for ordering. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017.

Should you have any questions or if you would like a paper order form, please contact Joan Wayne 676-8939 or jawayne2@gmail.com

March 24-25, 2017

Kalsman Color logo thumbRegistration for Taste of Kalsman is now open!! Mark your calendars for March 24-25, 2017!

Taste of Kalsman is a two day, one night retreat for 1st-4th graders to experience all that Camp Kalsman has to offer. Click the link below for more details.

Taste of Kalsman campers will live in our comfortable cabins with our all-star staff. Staff will accompany campers as they create masterpieces in arts and crafts, sample our sports activities, and celebrate a camp Shabbat.

It is sure to be an amazing time! Learn more and register today by clicking here: campkalsman.org/event/taste-of-kalsman/

If your new camper is interested in registering for a 2017 summer program after their amazing Taste of Kalsman weekend, $100 of their retreat cost will be discounted from their Summer 2017 camp tuition! Sessions for summer 2016 are filling up -- read more about camp here.

Summer 2017

Space is still available for Beth Israel's trip to Israel in June 2017.  If you'd like to register for the trip, please click on this link for all the details.

Feel free to contact Rabbi Samuels with any questions.

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Board Information

Feb. 14, 2017 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in the social hall. The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular Board Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the social hall

Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Dan Ohms, Vice Presidents Steve Garfinkle and Katie Edelstein, Treasurer Terri Weiner, Secretary Paul Blum, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

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