Update on Adult Education at CBI

Adult Learning at CBI is multifaceted, encompassing films, books, poetry readings, lectures, Torah study and more. We welcome suggestions. Here’s an updated glimpse of what’s happening at CBI this fall in the Adult Education realm:

Upcoming: Monday, September 16th, 7pm: the CBI Book Club meets to discuss The Breadgivers, a 1925 novel by Anzia Yezierska, rediscovered in 1980. The book is about the experience of Jewish immigrants in the lower east side of Manhattan and the conflict between the immigrant parents and their children. Please bring your suggestions for books to read for the coming year. Contact Chaim Bronstein with any questions.


New at CBI: Chai Mitzvah! We’ll be premiering an exciting new adult education program at CBI this year called Chai Mitzvah. The program features three elements: exploring a new (or new-to-you) Jewish ritual each month, doing some social action each month, and attending one Chai Mitzvah class at CBI each month. The Chai Mitzvah curriculum features lessons on subjects ranging from “Creating a New American Jewish Minhag/Custom” to “Tzedakah/Philanthropy” to “The Individual and the Community: What Are Our Responsibilities to Each Other?”

This year’s Chai Mitzvah class dates are: 10/5, 11/2, 12/7 (2013); 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7 (2014). These are all Saturdays. We’ll meet after Shabbat morning services, 12:30-2pm, probably over lunch.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Rabbi Rachel at 413-663-5830 or rebrachel@cbiweb.org. Tuition for the year is $18, which includes all curricular materials. If that’s not comfortable for you, please let the rabbi know privately. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Stay tuned for more information about Chai Mitzvah and about what our book group will read in 5774!

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