Category Archives: Shabbat

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Shirah, Tu BiShvat and our Midwinter Shabbaton

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services, followed by our Tu BiShvat seder at 11am, followed by an afternoon of learning and spiritual practice! (Read all about our Midwinter Shabbaton and join us for whatever you can!) This week we’re reading from parashat Beshalach, and this week’s Shabbat has a special name — Shabbat Shirah, “the Shabbat of Song” — because the Song at the Sea is in this week’s Torah portion.

If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s parsha, 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 and Rabbi David Markus and sketchnoted as always by Steve Silbert.

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Hope to see you soon at CBI! Please RSVP for the Tu BiShvat seder so we know how many chairs and tables to set up.

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel

Midwinter Shabbaton at CBI: January 19, 2019

A Shabbaton is an immersive Shabbat experience. This year, for the second year in a row, CBI’s Journey Into Judaism class is having a Shabbaton in January. We’ll begin on Friday night with a Shabbat dinner for students and their loved ones, and continue on Saturday with a daylong adventure: morning services, our Tu BiShvat lunch seder (bring a vegetarian / dish to share!), and an afternoon of learning, culminating in havdalah when the sun sets.

The Friday night dinner is a class experience for students in the Journey Into Judaism class and their significant others / kids (of course, you can always have your own Shabbat dinner with friends and loved ones!) but all of Saturday’s events are open to all. Come for some or all of the day, whatever’s possible for you.

If you’re coming, feel free to tell us (cbinadams@gmail.com) or RSVP at the Facebook Event for the day. But you’re welcome to drop in and out, whatever’s feasible for you — RSVP is not technically required here!

That said, please do RSVP for the Tu BiShvat Lunch Seder (email the office or via FB Event) so we know how many chairs to set up, and please bring a vegetarian / dairy dish to share for lunch.

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Bo.

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Please join us on Saturday at 9am for gentle learning about some of the prayers and songs of Shabbat morning, and at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Board member and Spiritual Life chair Steven Green. This week we’re reading from parashat Bo.

(Ever wondered what the word parashat means? The Hebrew word parashat means “the parsha of” or “the Torah portion of” — in other words, this is the Torah portion known by its first word, “Bo.” Each Torah portion or parsha has a name, usually the first word or the first notable word of the portion.)

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

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

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

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

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 Jennifer Singer and sketchnoted as always by 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 Shemot

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Please join us on Saturday at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Lori Shaller. This week we’re reading from Shemot.

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 Rachel and Shoshanna Schechter and sketchnoted as always by Steve Silbert.

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Please note: our meditation minyan is on hiatus until January.

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Vay’chi

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

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

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 Ben Newman and sketchnoted as always by Steve Silbert. It explores blessings, teamwork, and building — with a Star Trek twist!

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Please note: our meditation minyan is on hiatus until January.

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Vayigash

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 Vayigash.

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 Mike Moskowitz and sketchnoted as always by Steve Silbert:

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Please note: our meditation minyan is on hiatus until January.

Hope to see you soon at CBI!

Blessings,

Rabbi Rachel