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Events

Women’s Club Cooking Class

Women’s Club Event: Sunday, June 30 at 4pm:  Cooking Class at Sur La Table (Newport Beach location). The class theme is Summer Entertaining.  Participants will learn hands-on how to grill a perfect piece of salmon, make creamy risotto, plus bake a personalized blackberry pie. $69 per participant reserved directly https://www.surlatable.com/sku/5396700/Girls%27+Night+Out%3A+Summer+Entertaining 

Was Shakespeare a Jewish Woman?

Sunday Morning Coffee and Conversation: Was Shakespeare a Jewish Woman? A recent article in The Atlantic theorizes that some of Shakespeare’s work may have actually been written by a woman, perhaps Emilia Bassano of a Converso family.  Join us to hear thoughts on this speculation from CBI member Julia Lupton, UCI professor and Shakespeare researcher. Sunday,…

Shabbaton with Gila Fine

Shabbaton with Gila Fine Friday, May 24 6:00 pm Services 7:00 pm Shabbat Dinner 8:00 pm Lecture Saturday, May 25 9:30 am Services Noon Kiddush Luncheon 1:00 pm Lecture $15/Adult, $10/Child (3-12 yrs) includes all meals and lectures Gila Fine is the editor in chief of Maggid Books (Koren Publishers Jerusalem). She is also a…

Conversation with Israeli Entrepreneurs

A Conversation with 16 Israeli Entrepreneurs of New Media Startups 6:15-7:15pm Dinner Menu: Salmon, quinoa with vegetables, roasted vegetables, green salad, cheesecake, and fruit 7:15-8:30pm Public conversation with 16 fellows from the Merage Institute, each an entrepreneur from Israel focused on “New Media.” Each fellow is a leader in an Israeli startup company with New…

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat with Amy Robinson Katz:  Join Amy Robinson Katz and help your little ones discover the joy of Shabbat! At the end of the program the Tot Shabbat group will join the congregation in the Main Sanctuary to walk with the Torahs. Saturday, April 27, 10:50am-11:20am in the Bet Midrash. Next Tot Shabbat: May…

Shabbat Under the Stars 2019

Potluck Picnic and Prayer on the Patio with Carl Cedar Fridays at 6pm May 17: Mexican dinner June 21: Israeli dinner July 26: Barbecue Picnic dinner August 16: Southwestern dinner September 20: Breakfast for dinner Potluck Details: CBI will provide the main course. Last names A-P: Side Dish or Salad Last names Q-Z: Dessert or…

Kosher for Passover Shabbat Dinner

Friday, April 26  6:00 pm: Friday night service followed by Kosher for Passover Dinner ($15/adult, $5/child) Special Kosher for Passover Dinner Menu: Roasted chicken and potatoes, green salad, fresh fruit, and dessert [Note: This is not the Passover Seder.  To sign up for the Seder, click here.] Sign up in the form below:

Passover 2019

Click here to download the Hametz Form. Wednesday, April 10     9:00 am – 7:00 pm: OC Kosher Fundraiser- mention CBI and 5% of purchases Will be donated back to Religious School Sunday, April 14 at 11am “How to lead a Seder” with Rabbi Spitz in the Family Life Center Come for an informative and inspirational…

Purim 2019

Click here to make a Mishloach Manot donation. Listen to a preview from this year’s Woodstock themed Purim Shpiel! Sunday, March 17 12-2pm: Purim Carnival: pizza, games and music! Sponsored by USY & Men’s Club Wednesday, March 20 7:30am: Fast of Esther Service 5:30pm: Family Celebration with Carl Cedar 6:15pm: Shushan Feast- $10/adult; $5/child (2-12);…