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Congregation B'nai Zion

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Key West, FL 33040


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Saturday Morning Services @ 9:30 AM ... Sharp


Rabbi's Class
Wednesdays @ 7pm
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With very heavy hearts and deep sadness we announce the passing of our dear member,
Vice President and long time friend, Si Stern.

Si passed away peacefully Sunday morning surrounded by
his loving family at Mt. Sinai hospital.

Services will be held at Congregation B'nai Zion
on Wednesday, September 9th at 10:00 a.m.

Arrangements for Shiva will be announced at that time.


High Holidays

Sunday 13 September, 8 pm
Erev Rosh Hashanah

Monday 14 September, 9 am
Rosh Hashanah Services
Followed by Kiddush lunch sponsored by Si Stern and Dr. John & Fran Kreinces
Tashlich immediately following Kiddush lunch
Tuesday 15 September, 9 am
 Rosh Hashanah Services 

Sunday 20 September, 10:30 am
Kever Avot (cemetery visit)

Tuesday 22 September, 7 pm
Kol Nidre

Wednesday 23 September, 9 am
Yom Kippur Services
Break & then resume services ...

Wednesday 23 September, 5 pm
Mincha & Neilah Service
Followed by BREAK FAST 

Sunday 27 September, 5 pm
Sukkah Set-up (10 am) and Decorate  (5 pm)

Monday 28 September, 9 am
Sukkot service & Breakfast

Sunday 4 October, 9 am
Sukkot Morning Service - Hoshana Rabba
Last day of Sukkot/Yizkor

Sunday 4 October, 7 pm
Rabbi's father Yahrzeit
Simchat Torah & Yiskor/Shemini Atzeret


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 mitzvah and give them as Gifts to your family and friends for this holiday season.
These CD's will help you sing along with John and everyone else at the Services.



Congregation B’nai Zion played host to a wonderful musical event that served to debut songs by long-time
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 to
enhancing the final arrangements for Bernie’s songs. CBZ’s sanctuary was packed for this event and the audience even
included 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 Bernie and thank you to everyone who made this fabulous event possible!!


feed your mind

2015 schedule ... CBZ was treated to 2 more Great Speakers.

A Special Thank You to

January 9 ... Stanley Zabar

February 6 ... Rabbi Steven Glazer

And of course a BIG thank You to Nadia and her crew,
whose incredible meals after the Lectures always makes for a Great Social Evening at CBZ.

Stay tuned for next years' speakers

Call Kenny Weschler 305-292-1920 or to make reservations


CBZ extends its gratitude in advance to all those who make High Holiday Pledges and Contribution;

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 ...THANK YOU.

Our synagogue depends on your generous contributions,

as does the STATE of ISRAEL. Please give!


It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts

we announce the passing of longtime friend and CBZ member

Samuel "Sy" Krinsky, world traveler, eternal optimist, foodie, voracious reader, joke teller

and theater-goer. Sy died on Monday, April 20, 2015 at age 89.



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 •


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


Trope Class

Dr. John Kreinces wil start a Trope class if anyone is interested ... e-mail Dr. John


Read the Most Recent CBZ Newsletter Here


2015 Sept - Oct Newsletter

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2015 January-February Newsletter

2014 November - December Newsletter

2014 September - October Newsletter

2014 July - August Newsletter

2014 May - June Newsletter

2014 March-April Newsletter

2014 January-February Newsletter

2013 November-December Newsletter

2013 September - October Newsletter

2013 July - August Newsletter

2013 May - June Newsletter

2013 March - April Newsletter

2013 January - February Newsletter

2012 Nov-Dec Newsletter

2012 Sept-Oct Newsletter

2012 July - August Newsletter

2012 May - June Newsletter

2012 March - April Newsletter

2012 January-Febuary Newsletter

2011 November-December Newsletter

2011 September-October Newsletter

2011 July - August Newsletter

2011 May - June Newsletter

2011 March - April Newsletter

2011 Jan - Feb Newsletter

2010 Nov-Dec Newsletter

2010 Sept-Oct Newsletter

2010 July-August Newsletter

2010 May-June Newsletter

2010 March - April Newsletter

2010 Jan - Feb Newsletter

Nov-Dec 2009 Newsletter

Sept-Oct 2009 Newsletter

July-August 2009 Newsletter


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


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 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


Jerusalem Day


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