Celebrate Yom Ha-Atzma’ut at CBI

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Jerusalem in springtime.

This year CBI will be one of the pilot locations for an innovative and meaningful new observance of Yom Ha-Atzma’ut (Israeli Independence Day.) On Thursday, May 8 at 6pm (a few days after the holiday itself) we will hold a special seder for this holiday, using a liturgy developed by Rabbi Sami Barth, a senior lecturer in liturgy at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

We will read selections from the Prophets; ask a new set of “Four Questions;” explore Hebrew poetry both ancient and modern; ponder ourselves as the “Four Children” who address issues of compromise, safety, and hope; hear excerpts from Israel’s Proclamation of Independence; and discuss our dreams of what Israel might become.

Please RSVP to the synagogue office by May 5 so we know how many tables to set up. This program is open to all ages but will be most appropriate for teens and up. Bring a vegetarian / dairy dish to share.

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