Upcoming Events


Board of Directors Meeting

The first Monday of every month at 6:30 pm in the CBZ Library


Shabbat Services

Saturday mornings at 1000 am in the sanctuary – please join our mailing list at cbzkeywest@gmail.com for more information.


CBZ Community Seder

Celebrate Passover with us!  Community seder on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm; members are $85, non-members are $100 and children under 13 are free.  Reservations required for all guests.  Please RSVP to Barbara Webb at bfwebbhome@gmail.com no later than Friday, March 31.


Congregation B’nai Zion again is pleased to be presenting Movies on the 3rd Monday from November to April.  

Doors open at 7:00 pm, films begin at 7:30 pm and are followed by light refreshments in the social hall.

Please contact us at CBZKeyWest@gmail.com for more information about the movies or sponsorship. 

Monday, November 14 @ 7:30 pm – The Automat

Sponsored by Diane & George Dumigan

Horn & Hardart’s Automat was part of American culture for nearly a century. The restaurant
chain, operating in Philadelphia and New York, was well known for serving food from vending-
like machines. Entrees, side dishes and desserts sat on display behind small glass doors .
Customers put coins in a slot and pulled out the food of their choice. The Automat chronicles
the story of this beloved and bygone institution that shuttered its last door in 1971. Along with
the history and nostalgia are the wry observations by such patrons as Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner,
Elliot Gould, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


December 19, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – Labyrinth of Lies

Sponsored by Carol & Larry Abramovitz

Based on true events, Johann Radmann, a young prosecutor in 1958 Germany, examines the case
of a teacher identified as a former Auschwitz guard. Accounts of the Nuremberg trials had not
been widely reported and the Auschwitz concentration camp was unknown to Radmann and his
colleagues. Devoting himself to uncovering the truth about Nazis who reentered German life or
who had fled the country, Radmann oversteps boundaries, falls out of favor with friends,
colleagues, and allies, and is drawn into a labyrinth of lies. What Radmann’s investigation
ultimately brings to light will change Germany forever.


January 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

Sponsored by Sharon & Bruce Mineroff

Fiddler on the Roof, one of Broadway’s most powerful musical movies, recently celebrated its
50 th anniversary. In Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen, this documentary incorporates behind-
the-scenes footage and original interviews that explain why director Norman Jewison’s
techniques brought over 1-billion viewers worldwide to the movie. Jewison made the universal
theme of offspring leaving the confines of their parents’ home come alive as seen through the
lens of the camera.


February 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – Persian Lessons

Sponsored by Sheldon Davidson & Susan Server and Eileen & Justin Kawaler

Inspired by true events, Persian Lessons is a story of survival. Gilles, a rabbi’s son from
Antwerp en route to a concentration camp, trades his sandwich for a book of Persian legends and
narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is Persian, not Jewish. This lie
temporarily saves Gilles as he is assigned to teach Farsi to a camp officer. A life-or-death risk,
one false move could expose Gilles’ swindle.


March 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – The Keeper

Sponsored by Judie & Michael Klitenick and Beverly & Bill Goldner

The incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a member of the Hitler Youth, a member of the
Luftwaffe and a prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and
prejudice, secures a position of goalkeeper at Manchester City. However, his signing causes
outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. Receiving support from an unexpected
direction, Trautmann goes on to win over harsh opponents while overcoming physical and
emotional hardships to become a football icon.


April 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – Herb Alpert Is…

Sponsored by Drs. Helene & Marty Greenberg

Herb Alpert, the legendary musician and artist, has sold more than 72-million records, (15 gold
and 14 platinum), won 9 Grammy Awards, and received the National Medal of Honor from
President Obama. The co-founder of A&M Records along with Jerry Moss, the most successful
independent record company in history, Alpert recorded artists including Carole King, Cat
Stevens, The Carpenters, Sergio Mendes, and Janet Jackson. Less known, Alpert has shown his
sculpture and paintings worldwide and has given philanthropic support to educational programs
in the arts.



Please join CBZ to celebrate the High Holidays – remaining dates

  • Saturday, October 15 @ 10:00 am – Shabbat Hol Hamoed, Festival with Hallel & Hoshanahs, Kiddush in Sukkah
  • Monday, October 17 @ 4:00 pm – Shemini Atzeret/Erev Simhat Torah. Rejoicing and dancing with the Torah, refreshments served.