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Kulanu 2022-2023


Congregation B'nai Israel

Shanah Tovah!!

Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner. Time for some round challot, apples and honey, pomegranates, and all sorts of New Year goodies.

Many people have their favorite foods when it comes to the holidays. Maybe it is the brisket recipe of a beloved family member or the random apple cake recipe found while surfing the internet. 

One little-known food custom for Rosh Hashanah is to eat a new fresh fruit to start the year. It is best if this fruit is only available seasonally, like pomegranates, figs, or grapes. We share two blessings for these fruits: Borei Pri Haetz (for the fruit of the tree) and the Shehecheyanu blessing. 

Our new fruits remind us of all the hope and potential that the new year has in store for us. This Rosh Hashanah, try out this new custom with your family. Who knows, you might discover a new favorite fruit!


Kulanu Announcements: 

Our sanctuary is a sacred space for the whole community.  To keep it clean, we ask that food not be eaten or brought into the sanctuary.  Todah Rabbah!

No Kulanu on Sept. 25th/No Hebrew on Sept. 27th

September 25th is Erev Rosh Hashanah, so there will be no Kulanu classes. Here are of some the activities we will be having for families during Rosh Hashanah:

  • September 25th, 7:30 pm- Childcare during Evening Service (ages 3-10)
  • September 26th, 9:00 am- Family Service at William A. Carroll Amphitheatre in Land Park
  • September 26th, 10:00 am- Apples and Honey program (ages 3-10)
  • September 26th, 10:15 am- BISY Teen Service, Chapel
  • September 26th, 3:00 pm- Tashlich, Mayor Anne Rudin Peace Pond in Land Park

**Help with Apples and Honey - we are in need of help with our Apples and Honey program. If you are able to volunteer, please get in touch with Rabbi Stacy at

Kulanu Calendar at a Glance:
  • September 25th - No Kulanu, Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
  • October 2nd - Regular Kulanu Program
  • October 9th - No Kulanu, Sukkot Evening Program
  • October 16th - No Kulanu, Simchat Torah Evening Program

Hebrew Calendar at a Glance:​​​​​​​

  • September 27th - No Tuesday Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah
  • October 4th - No Tuesday Hebrew, Yom Kippur
  • October 11th - Regular Tuesday Hebrew
  • October 18th - Regular Tuesday Hebrew

​​​​​​​Student Information:
We ask that families update the Student Information Form for each child as soon as possible. This allows us to share important and current information with our teachers to best support your child: Student Information Form Prek- 7th Grade Students

Class Snack Assignments (UPDATED!):
Please check and update your calendars for your snack assignments for the year:
CBI Kulanu Snack Assignments

Please find the important links: 
Full Year Kulanu & Tuesday Hebrew Calendar:  Kulanu 22-23
Kulanu daily schedule: Kulanu Daily Schedule 22-23 
Tuesday Hebrew schedule: Tuesday Hebrew 22-23


Rabbi Stacy Petersohn Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning Congregation B'nai Israel 3600 Riverside Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95818 (916) 446-4861

Congregation B'nai Israel 3600 Riverside Blvd Sacramento, CA 95818

Sat, September 24 2022 28 Elul 5782