At Home with CBI

This year we have a really nice selection of events for At Home w/CBI.  There are dinners, music, relaxation, desserts, and much more.  There is limited room at every event.  If you see something you like don’t wait until the last minute because it may sell out.  The hosts of each special gathering underwrite the expenses.  This allows all the money paid by participants to go directly to supporting CBI.  Call the CBI office to make your reservations: 831.624.2015

A very special thank you to all the event sponsors.  This fundraiser couldn’t happen without them.  And it won’t be successful without your support.   Everyone is encouraged to share these very special events with your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome.

March 16th – Dinner and a Movie – This event is in collaboration with the CJFF and sponsored by  Malina Breaux.   Enjoy a delicious dinner at Malina’s Carmel home.  Then carpool to CBI for a dessert reception followed by The Last Suit with reserved seating.  $60 per person ($36 if you already have your movie & reception ticket)

April 7th – Creative Blossoming Workshop – Sponsored by Janet Steinberg, Art Therapis and Illia Thompson, Memoir Specialist – Through gently guided prompts you will experience the joy of self discovery in a new way.  Be prepared to be encouraged and inspired as Janet & Illia offer you tools for ongoing enrichment.

April 14th – Bragging Brunch at the home of Rosemary Lande – Bring photos and/or stories about children, grandchildren, relatives or pets and enjoy sharing with others.  (Polite dogs are allowed.)  A delicious brunch will be served including scones, babka, rugelach, bagels, lox, blintz soufflé.  Tea, coffee and champagne will add to the festivities.   Don’t be shy.  You know you have special thoughts to share.  $36 per person

May 5th – House Concert at the home of Astrid and David Awerbuck – Get ready for a magical afternoon of music as Alisa and Kimball entertain you with sweetly paired voices and compelling lyrics.  David and Astrid will provide a beautiful venue for this private concert.  With wine and food, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?  $90 per person

June 8th – Monterey Museum of Art Private Tour sponsored by Julie and Stuart Chase – Enjoy an evening of art, drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Monterey Museum of Art. Join the museum’s Executive Director, Stuart Chase and our own administrator, Julie for an intimate look at this ground-breaking show. Stuart will speak about the show. Julie will provide the yummy accoutrements. You and your friends will have an inside look at the show and the inside scoop on the museum’s exciting plans.  $54 per person

June 9th – Love Letters to the Garden sponsored by Laura Arnow, Donna Shore & Malina Breaux – Join us for a brunch and art at CBI. We will serve a lovely brunch and share art materials to create love letters to the garden we hope to create behind the synagogue. Bring your creative and playful self, and enjoy a chance to dream about what could grow in our own backyard! $18 per person

June 15th – Dinner catered by Chef Christine McEnery with wine paring from Mercy Wines sponsored by Angelica & Marshal Blatt and Shel & Scott Lyons  – This spectacular event at the Pasadera home has a very limited seating.   $90 per person

Chef Christine studied culinary arts and graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York after changing career paths from working as a professional geologist.  She was awarded the Waldorf Astoria Achievement Award upon graduation for her academic standing as the top student in her class.   Since that time, she has worked in all aspects of the culinary arts for over 30 years, from luxury resort fine dining, gourmet restaurants, French pastry shops, high end catering to college level teaching at the California Culinary Academy and Cabrillo College.  During the last 15 years she has developed and nurtured a discriminating clientele who use her niche services for catering one of a kind special events in the Carmel-Pebble Beach-Carmel Valley area.

Mercy Vineyards represents a pursuit to showcase the innate spirit of Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco AVA as one of the preeminent locales for the cultivation of world-class Burgundian varietals, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Established by vintner Mark Dirickson and Mike Kohne, the wines are sourced from three contiguous vineyards, all located in a specific part of the appellation – The Ancient River Channel. Found along the banks of a now seasonal creek, this unique riverbed corridor features ideal maritime climate with rocky, meager surface soil and hardpan just feet below ground. Low yields, unique soil attributes and meticulous farming combine to produce flavorful and distinct grapes. Grown in such a dramatic setting, the wines truly are at the Mercy of Mother Nature.