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Congregation B'nai Zion

750 United Street

Key West, FL 33040


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Shimon Dudai

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Dr. John Kreinces

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Dr. Fred Covan

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Saturday Morning Services @ 9:30 AM ... Sharp
Friday Night Shabbat Service @7PM.


Rabbi's Class

is on holiday for the summer!

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Cemetery Matters Remembering CBZ in your Will

high Holidays


Wednesday - Sept 24 - 8 PM - Erev Rosh Hashanah

Thursday - Sept 25 - 9AM - Rosh Hashanah followed by Kiddush Lunch
Sponsored by Si Stern and Dr John and Fran Kreinces, followed by Tashlich.

Friday - September 26 - 9 AM - Rosh Hashanah.

Saturday - September 28 - 9:30 AM - Shabbat Shuvah

Sunday - September 28 - 10:30 AM - Kever Avot (Cemetery Visit)

Friday - October 3 - 7 PM - Kol Nidre

Saturday - Oct 4 - 9 AM -Yom Kippur Morning Service

5 PM Mincha and Neila Services

Break the fast to follow...Free to CBZ members, $25 for non members

Sunday - Oct 5 - 3 PM - Sukkah Set up and Decorate

Wednesday - Oct 8 - 7 PM - Sukkot Service and Dessert

Thursday - Oct 9 - 9 AM - Sukkot Service (1st Day)

Wednesday - Oct 15 - 9 AM - Hoshana Rannah
Last day of the festival and Yahrzeit of Rabbi Dudai' father

Saturday - Oct 18 9:30 - AM - Shabbat Service including observance of
Shemini atzeret )Yizkor) and celebration of Simchat Torah.


This year add special Prayers for Peace in Israel,

and for those who passed away or who were injured in the latest war with Hamas.


CBZ extends its gratitude, in advance,

to all those who make High Holiday Pledges and Contributions,

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!


feed your mind


2015 schedule ...3 more Great Speakers ... TBA

B'nai Zion sends A Big Thank You to Elisa Levy, Jack Einhorn and Arlo Haskell for their speeches and insight.

Don't miss out on Nadia and her crew,
whose incredible meals after the Lectures always makes for a Great Social Evening at CBZ.

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


It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts

we announce the passing of longtime friends and CBZ members

Sheldon Mermelstein, Ginger Kanzer Lewis and Joe and Freddie Linder.

Condolences to all the families for the loss of these wonderful people.


Sheldon Mermelstein received from the French Government, France's highest honor the

Legion of Honour.

Sheldon's invitation was signed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Sheldon was a combat engineer with the 94th Infantry Division during World War II.

During the war he was awarded a Purple Heart, Four Battle Stars and the Distinguished Unit Citation.

To view the article in the Key West Citizen go to

Truly A hero!

We are all saddened by Sheldon's passing but blessed that he was part of our family.


The Florence Spottswood Humanitarian of the Year Award is named in honor of Florence Spottswood,
founder of the American Red Cross Chapter in Key West in 1917.
The award recognizes outstanding leaders who best exemplify the principles of the American Red Cross:
humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteer service and unity.

Congratulations to

CBZ members Eileen and Justin Kawaler were honored as the 2011 Humanitarians of the Year.
A wonderful tribute to two of Key West's most generous and giving people.



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 of your own.

For sponsoring a Kiddush call Nadia @ 786-877-0118 •


Please support the CBZ Gift Shop.
Please call 305-296-9669 to set up an appointment.


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!


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

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


* If you wish to put a name on the Mishaberach list contact Sid Wharton *

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HaTikva - Words and Melody

Pray for Israel in this time of need. Donate!

Jewish Calendar Conversion

Exodus 25:8: "And let them make me a sanctuary and I will dwell among them."

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