CBI Ribbon Cutting & Rededication

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dear CBI members,

Many of you have already experienced Shabbat in the beauty of our newly reopened building.  To those of you who have not been in our rejuvenated synagogue, you have something to look forward to.

Our official reopening will be on April 7th, 2019. Our Ribbon Cutting and Building Rededication Ceremony will be held from 3-5pm. We will simultaneously celebrate our recent Capital Campaign renovations, our fiftieth year in our Murdock building, and our 120th year as a congregation. I look forward to seeing everyone at this free event which will include the wider Jewish community and friends of the synagogue.

Our rededication will include the distribution of a commemorative 120th anniversary tribute book. The book will memorialize our congregation through the years and will include a special section featuring our recent Capital Campaign. These 8 ½ x 11 inch full color books will be keepsakes, and there will be a book reserved for each congregational member and donor to the capital campaign.

The tribute book will include photographs of our current members, and we’d love for you and your family to be part of this historic document. The cost to members to have their photograph included will be modestly priced, so that everyone can participate. This tribute book is not a fundraiser, and the photo inclusion costs will largely cover the design and printing costs.

Laurie Johnson, local photographer and friend of CBI, will be available in January and February to schedule portrait sittings.  The dates are: January 27th, February 3rd, or February 24th. Each photo session will be from 10am-1pm at CBI and will be by reserved appointment. All digital images will be yours to keep. If you are out of town, and not able to attend a photo shoot, you can submit a high-quality photograph, so your family will be included in the book. The deadline for tribute book photo/message submission is Sunday, March 3rd. The costs for inclusion in the tribute book are:

1/8 page              Congratulatory Message Only    $   18

1/4 page              Photo and Message                       $   25

1/2 page              Photo and Message                        $   50

Full Page              Photo and Message                        $ 100


For more information about the tribute book, the photo sessions or the April 7th event, please contact Mike Weizman at msweizman@gmail.com.

To reserve a spot on one of the three dates above, contact Lee at admin@bethisraelnc.org.


Thank you for your support of CBI. Mazel Tov to all of us.


Michael Weizman

Capital Campaign and Development Committee Chair

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