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The Week of May 13, 2024 | 5 IYAR 5784

Upcoming Events...

Yom HaZikaron/Yom Ha'atzmaut: Monday, May 13 with Jewish Federation of SPBC

Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner: Friday, May 17 at 6:15 PM

Spirits of Shabbat: Friday, May 24 at 6:15 PM

LAG BaOMER: Sunday, May 26 at 4 PM at Layne & Geil Bilu's house

Budget Meeting: Wednesday, May 29, 7 PM on Zoom

High Holy Day Volunteer Opportunities

Exploring Judaism with Rabbi Baum: Every Friday at 11:30 AM

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Mazal tov to Kim Beame as her daughters received their Masters Degree in Hebrew Letters and Masters Degree in Jewish Educational Leadership from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, LA Campus. Paige will continue with her

Rabbinic Education and

Elana will start her full-time

 Educational Career in June.

Both will remain in Los Angeles.

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Yom HaZikaron/

Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

with Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

Monday, May 13, 7:30 PM

Zinman Hall

Limited Seating/

Registration Required

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Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner

Friday, May 17 at 6:15

*Led by our Religious School students

*Siyyum for B’nai Mitzvah Family Education Class

*Special blessing for students graduating from High School or College

*Special blessing for students traveling to summer camp or israel

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"Spirits" of Shabbat


Join us for our new Kabbalat Shabbat initiative!

Welcome in the Sabbath through spirituality and meditation.

Traditional prayers will be recited.


May 24, 6:15 PM


Worship Together, Schmooze,

Bring Friends, and

Enjoy Oneg Shabbat

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Sunday, May 26


Sing-a-long with Cantor Hadash

Pizza & Smores

at the home of

Geil & Layne Bilu

RSVP for Location

Annual Budget Meeting

Wednesday, May 29

7 PM on Zoom

Budget Workshop Meeting

Tuesday, May 21

7 PM on Zoom

RSVP to Receive Zoom Link 


Connect to the High Holy Days

at CSK

Volunteer your time, passion, and expertise!

We will begin to plan for High Holy Days over the summer.

Click Here to Volunteer

Exploring Judaism

with Rabbi Baum

Learn about Jewish Theology, History, Holidays, Laws,

and so much more.

This is an ongoing class that meets every Friday

at 11:30 AM at CSK.

Click Here to Sign Up


As a member of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

Kol Isha, the Sisterhood of Congregation Shaarei Kodesh offers educational, spiritual, and social programming to its members. We also support various congregational programming throughout the year.

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The next book club is Wednesday, May 22 @

7:30 PM: “Who by Fire: Leonard Cohen in the Sinai

by Matti Friedman 

If you would like to host the book club at your home, please email Bonnie at

Carol Simon, Byrna Klur, and Nancy Goldberg at the WLCJ Florida Region Conference

Sisterhood/Kol Isha is selling gift cards to Glicks, Aroma and Kosher Market (The Grove). Please show your support while you shop! You can purchase the gift cards from the CSK office (while supplies last).

The CSK Men’s Club is a social club to promote friendship, create camaraderie and ruach, increase involvement in our synagogue, provide social and educational activities, and enhance Jewish observances at the synagogue. Men’s Club will offer programming for men as well as inclusive programs for all CSK chaverim and sacred guests.

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If so, consider naming CSK to match your donations!

Donations made to Congregation Shaarei Kodesh

May 7 – May 13, 2024


Kiddush Fund

Jodi Sherman & Alex Kassander sponsoring the Kiddush on May 18, in honor of their Aufruf


Myer Rappaport Youth Education Fund

Nan Berkowitz in honor of the Graduations of Kim Beame’s daughter’s Paige & Elana Beame


Ner Tamid

Gerald Simmons

Sharon & Eric Lubin in honor of the birth of Diane & Doug Bender’s grandchild


Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Dale & Norty Grossblatt in honor of Amy Grossblatt Pessah’s special birthday


Tribute Cards

Nancy & Steven Goldberg to Karen & Robert Katz in honor of their granddaughter’s naming


Yahrzeit Fund

Susan & Ian Jeffries

Beth Becker in memory of Florence Feldman

Gerald Feldman in memory of Helene Feldman

Nan Berkowitz in memory of Myer Berkowitz, Myer Rappaport & Ruth Rappaport

Barbara Maryn in memory of her parents, David & Sophie Newrick

David Seidenberg in memory of Jeffrey Seidenberg

Bernice & Joel Lebovitz in memory of The Linn Family at Yom HaShoah

Bernice & Joel Lebovitz in memory of Abraham Lebovitz

Ellie Pomerantz in memory of Samuel Reiken

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Included: J Screen Genetic Testing, New Tikkun Olam Project

from Rabbi Amy Grossblatt Pessah, Information from Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, and PJ Library

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CSK Email Addresses:, Ariella Reback, Executive Director, Karen Katz, Sharon Lubin