Category Archives: Shabbat

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Vayetzei.

Shavua tov — a (belated) good new week to you — and chodesh tov, a happy new month of Kislev to you!

Please join us on Friday at 5pm for We Bring Light: Hanukkah Candle-Making for Families (please RSVP for candlemaking to rabbiJgreenfield@gmail.com), followed by a vegetarian / dairy Shabbat potluck and a 7pm Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Spiritual Life chair Steve Green and Naomi Gurt Lind.

And please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services, again led by Steve Green and Naomi Gurt Lind. This week we’re reading from parashat  Vayetzei.

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Here’s Torah commentary at Builders Blog (a project of Bayit: Your Jewish Home), this week written by Rabbi Bella Bogart, illustrated by sketchnotes from Steve Silbert:

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Toldot

return-to-shabbatShavua tov — a (belated) good new week to you!

Please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services. This week we’re reading from parashat Toldot.

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Here’s Torah commentary at Builders Blog (a project of Bayit: Your Jewish Home), this week written by me:

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel

#ShowUpForShabbat

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Around the world, Jews will gather in prayer this Shabbat as we do every Shabbat.

In this time of grief after the deadly shooting at Tree of Life synagogue last Shabbat morning, we need each other more than ever.

Join us at CBI for Shabbat morning services at 9:30am: ninety minutes of calm and prayer, study and song, to lift your spirit and balm your heart.

And as we come together in community and prayer, we show ourselves and the world that we will not be made afraid to be who we are.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel and Steven Green / Spiritual Life Chair

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Chayyei Sarah

Shavua tov — a (belated) good new week to you!

Please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Rachel . This week we’re reading from parashat Chayyei Sarah.

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Here’s Torah commentary at Builders Blog (a project of Bayit: Your Jewish Home), this week written by builder Rabbi Jennifer Singer:

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Vayera.

Shavua tov — a (belated) good new week to you!

Please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services, where we will call Rachael Hermann to the Torah as bat mitzvah . This week we’re reading from parashat Vayera.

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Here’s Torah commentary at Builders Blog (a project of Bayit: Your Jewish Home), this week written by builder Shoshanna Schechter:

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Lech Lecha

Shavua tov — a (belated) good new week to you!

Please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Spiritual Life chair Steven Green. This week we’re reading from parashat Lech Lecha.

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Here’s Torah commentary at Builders Blog (a project of Bayit: Your Jewish Home), this week written by builder Rabbi Ben Newman:

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

There’s a lot happening at CBI this week. On Monday 10/15 at 7:30pm we’ll hear from speaker Kenneth Stern on Antisemitism In America: Past and Present. On Saturday 10/20 at 5:30pm we’ll gather for our 125th Anniversary Gala. And in between, there’s Jewish Values, Trans Inclusivity, and “Yes on 3,” three events with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz (who’s teaching at CBI at 7:30pm on Weds 10/17.)

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel

Looking forward to Shabbat Bereshit!

Shavua tov — a (belated) good new week to you!

Please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services. This week we’re reading from parashat Bereshit — the very first portion in the Torah!

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Over at Builders Blog (a project of Bayit: Your Jewish Home, which counts both me and CBI Board member Steven Green among its founders) there’s a new weekly series of parshanut (Torah commentary) posts that just launched. Each week a different builder will explore the Torah portion through the lens of building a renewed Judaism. Here’s the first post in that series, by Rabbi David Markus (with fabulous sketchnotes by Steve Silbert):

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel