Calendar

Apr
23
Sat
Second Night Passover Seder at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Participate in one of Judaism’s most beautiful and meaningful festivals. Share great dialogue, family participation; supervised children’s play; traditional dinner by Handmaker Catering. CAI Members: adult $45; child $30; Non-members: adult $55; child $40; College & military $37. Reservations due by Apr. 18. Seating is limited.

May
8
Sun
CAI Men’s Club Breakfast @ Congregation Anshei Israel
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Our guest speaker Robert Bulechek, an energy efficiency & solar consultant, will present, “Lower Utility Bills? YES!” Everyone welcome. Includes delicious breakfast buffet. No charge for Men’s Club members; guests always welcome for $4.

May
20
Fri
Cong. Anshei Israel Family Shabbat Israel Night @ Congregation Anshei Israel
May 20 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Share an interactive and upbeat Shabbat celebration for families, followed by an Israeli-style dinner, Israeli dancing and an Israeli trivia bowl. Join us and make friends, build community, learn about Judaism, and have fun! $25 per family (two adults & up to 4 children); adults (13+) $10 per person. RSVP by May 16.

May
25
Wed
Cong. Anshei Israel Lag B’Omer BBQ Party & Concert @ Congregation Anshei Israel
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

In honor of Israels’ 68th anniversary, join us for BBQ dinner, board games, and concert featuring CAI’s Adult Choir directed by Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny. $6.80 per person. RSVP by May 23.

Jun
17
Fri
Cong. Anshei Israel Family Shabbat Service and Dinner @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jun 17 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

This interactive and upbeat Shabbat celebration for families incorporates fun-spirited melodies and family-themed activities. We’ll share Shabbat dinner, followed by Open Lounge in the Youth Center with games and fun. Come celebrate Shabbat with ruach (spirit) and your congregational family!  Dinner $25 per family (two adults & up to 4 children) and/or adults (13+) $10 per person. RSVP needed by June 14.

Jul
22
Fri
Cong. Anshei Israel Traditional Community Shabbat Dinner @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner with family and friends at CAI (with linens, china plates and silverware!). Served family-style: roast chicken (vegetarian option upon request), vegetables, sweet kugel, salad and dessert. (Seating will be assigned.) CAI members: adults (ages 13+) $14; children $8; guests: adults $18, children $12. RSVP needed by July 13.

Aug
19
Fri
NEW! Cong. Anshei Israel “Rhythm and Ruach” Family Shabbat Service and Dinner @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Aug 19 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Help us create a new song! As we transition into the “Rhythm of Shabbat,” we will begin our service with a “Drum Circle” – we supply the instruments, you bring the rhythm! Percussion instruments will be available for all who wish to participate. Then we’ll share Shabbat dinner, followed by Open Lounge in the Youth Center with games and fun. Come celebrate Shabbat with ruach (spirit) and your congregational family!  Dinner $25 per family (two adults & up to 4 children) and/or adults (13+) $10 per person. RSVP needed by Aug. 15.

Aug
21
Sun
Cong. Anshei Israel Welcome Back Party & Open House @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

There’s no place like home… there’s no place like CAI! This “Wizard of Oz”-themed event will allow current synagogue members to see old friends after the summer break and make new ones, as well as let those interested in learning more about CAI get acquainted. Clergy, school directors, staff and affiliate group representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the synagogue, its services, schools, programs and gift shop. Learn about our award-winning Preschool/Kindergarten, Religious School & USY programs and ask about our FREE membership program that includes High Holy Days tickets.

Lunch is included and there will be fun activities for all ages (Witch’s jumping castle, Glinda the Good Witch “bubble” balls (requested $1 donation to benefit USY), Twister (get it?), and more. Watch “The Wizard of Oz,” get silly with props in our rainbow backdrop (bring your camera!), and play our CAI/OZ Trivia Contest… you could win a great prize!

IT’S ALL FREE, but we ask that attendees participate in our Mitzvah Project to benefit HOPE Animal Shelter (friends of Toto!). EACH PERSON: PLEASE BRING AS YOUR ADMISSION TO THE EVENT

  • Authority, Trader Joe’s, Fancy Feast or Kirkland brands dry or canned dog/cat food, or;
  • Dog/cat toys, or;
  • Laundry detergent, bleach or dish soap

RSVP by August 12 and be entered in a raffle; winner will be drawn at the party.

Sep
16
Fri
Cong. Anshei Israel Family Shabbat Service and Dinner @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Sep 16 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm

This interactive and upbeat Shabbat celebration for families incorporates fun-spirited melodies and family-themed activities. We’ll share Shabbat dinner, followed by Open Lounge in the Youth Center with games and fun. Come celebrate Shabbat with ruach (spirit) and your congregational family!  Dinner $25 per family (two adults & up to 4 children) and/or adults (13+) $10 per person. RSVP needed by Sept. 12.

Sep
24
Sat
Cong. Anshei Israel Selihot Program & Service @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:15 pm

The evening includes a wine, cheese and dessert reception; Havdallah program “Areshet S’fateinu … May the Words of our Lips … Translating Prayer into Song”; the changing of the Torah covers and a moment to honor our Minyan; followed by the opening service to the High Holy Days, Selihot, at 10:00pm. No charge; however, reservations are requested by Sept. 19.

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