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Bet Haverim Annual Meeting

Conducted by Zoom conference. Please submit your proxy in advance, by Tuesday, June 23.

Please join us at the Partners' Annual Meeting

Connect with your haverim and Directors. Elect Directors to fill two open seats on the Board. Learn more about what lies ahead for our Congregation.

Notice to Partners for 2020 CBH Annual Meeting

The upcoming CBH Annual Meeting is on June 28, 2020, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held on Zoom. Only Partners in good standing of Bet Haverim may submit proxies.

Here is the letter from our Co-Presidents, sent electronically to the email address of Partners that we have on file.


Dear Haverim:

Please join us at the partners’ 2020 Annual Meeting, to be conducted via Zoom video conference, on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 1:00 P.M. The link to the conference can be found here, on the CBH website. As always, this meeting is an opportunity to connect with your Board of Directors, clergy, staff, and fellow partners, and reflect together on our accomplishments while we look ahead to the new year.

At the meeting, the Board will also present for action by the partners the election of Directors to fill two open seats on the Board. Current Directors Elisabeth Dubin and Steve Cohan, who have both made many valuable contributions over the past four years and will be sorely missed, will be retiring from the Board. 

The Board’s Nominating Committee has nominated Carla Pion and Carol Darwish to fill these seats. (Statements from each of the candidates appear below.)

Please note that before any nominee may be elected to the Board, the CBH Bylaws require that at least 25% of partner households be “present” at the election, either in person or by submitting a proxy form.  Therefore, if you do not plan to attend the upcoming Annual Meeting at which this election will be held, please complete and mail the attached proxy form to the main office, or complete the proxy form posted at www.bethaverim.org/resources/proxy-form-for-annual-meeting-2020/ and submit it by June 23, 2020.

If you have any questions about the Annual Meeting, the election, or the proxy form, please contact the CBH office 530-758-0842.

L’ Shalom,                                                                  

/s/ Steve Cohen and Barry Klein, co-Presidents

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Hello, my name is Carla Pion. I moved to Davis in 1993 for school and joined Congregation Bet Haverim in 1998. I had settled down and started a family and wanted to reaffirm my relationship with my community and my Judaism. My kids grew up at the synagogue. My son and daughter had their B’nai Mitzvahs led by Rabbi Wolfe. I have always loved seeing warm and friendly faces at services. I want our synagogue to provide a sense of peace, community, and openness for everyone regardless of age or color. In my life outside the synagogue I work as a veterinarian. I work part time for a small clinic in the Natomas area and part time for a veterinary company. I live in a wonderful neighborhood and walk my dogs through our neighborhoods and others. I really enjoy meeting people from all over Davis. I would like CBH to be a place where all feel welcome and find peace.

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Hello, my name is Carol Darwish. I have been a partner of Congregation Bet Haverim (CBH) since 2005 and feel  connected to the wonderful close-knit CBH community. Rabbi Greg has been an integral part of the Jewish milestones for my family. He performed our wedding and baby naming ceremony. My daughter, Miriam, will be having a Zoom Bat Mitzvah this month. Miriam has matriculated through the religious school and Hebrew school program. As a rising 8th grader, Miriam plans to stay involved with the Keshet Program and Davis Reform Temple Youth. I have volunteered for a variety of events related to Miriam’s school, the Purim Carnival, and the Interfaith Rotating Shelter. The CBH community has been a foundation of our connectedness to the community in Davis. With all that CBH means to my family and the community, I am dedicated to ensuring sustainability of the temple. Serving as a board member is a way for me to give back to the synagogue and the community.

I have had extensive experience in governance in a variety of settings including medical, non-profit, undergraduate student associations and have held leadership positions in my career as a physician. I can offer my experience and skill set to the community and the CBH Board. At Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano and Sutter Davis, I served as the Site Chief of the outpatient Women’s clinic. Serving in these positions, I gained experience in governance within the respective medical groups. In the early 1990’s while a student at UCLA, I served on the Undergraduate Student Association Council. Monthly council meetings followed strict Robert’s Rules of Order and lasted 5-7 hours each, and during times of campus controversies until 2 am. The Council was tasked with fund allocation for the student association fees and advising University administrators of the student body perspective. In this role, I ran a programming office with a staff of 40+ volunteers and a budget of $40,000. I served on multiple committees and advisory boards to represent the 33,000 undergraduate student body in matters of campus life including the Student Health Association and the search committee for the director of the UCLA Women’s Resource Center. As an undergraduate, I also served as a board member of the UCLA UniCamp Board of Directors, a non-profit organization to send inner city youth to camp in the San Bernardino Mountains. This board was made up of the Director, the CEO, Alumni of varying professions, and two students. I am currently working at an Obstetrician Gynecologist Hospitalist at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and MarinHealth in Greenbrae and am also practicing telemedicine. The multitude of these experiences have given me the skill set and experience to be an effective member of the Board of directors of CBH.


The Executive Director welcomes questions about Bet Haverim partnership at director@bethaverim.org, or 530-758-0842.

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