Shavua tov, moadim l’simcha, looking forward to Shabbat Shemini!

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

And: moadim l’simcha — wishing you a festival of rejoicing on these days of Pesach!

Monday is the seventh day of Pesach, the day when tradition says we crossed the sea. (For more on this, see: The seventh day: crossing the sea.) Join us at 10am for a short meditative and poetic service with Yizkor led by Rabbi Pam Wax, a chance to remember our beloved dead.

Also join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services. This week we’re reading Shemini. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

 

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Shmini at the URJ.

Wishing everyone a sweet and liberating continuation of Pesach —

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Pesach and to Shabbat Shirah!

Shavua tov — a good new week to you.

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Lori Shaller.

This week is Pesach, so our Torah reading will be the reading for the Shabbat which falls during Pesach. It will also be Shabbat Shirah (the “Shabbat of Song”)! If you’d like to read some commentaries on Torah and Pesach, here are a few:

Hopefully you’ve already RSVP’d for tomorrow night’s Second Night Community Seder. If not, please do so immediately — we’ve already set up tables (thank you Jen Burt!) and we need an accurate count.

If you’re still looking for a haggadah for Pesach, here is a link to mine, which is available as a free download: Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah for Pesach.

Wishing everyone a sweet and liberating Pesach —

Rabbi Rachel

The April 2017 / Nisan 5777 CBI Newsletter is now online!

The April 2017 / Nisan 5777 CBI Newsletter is now online!
 
In this month’s newsletter you’ll find Notes from the Rabbi, service times for Shabbat, the President’s Column, remembrances of Purim, a write-up on Hebrew school activities and adult education programs, information about upcoming speakers on the refugee crisis, and more.

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Tzav

Shavua tov — a good new week to you.

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Pam Wax.

This week we’re reading Tzav. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Tzav at the URJ.

Many thanks to our shamashim, the members who host our Shabbat services each week. If you would like to join that group, please contact the office.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Vayikra!

Dear all,

return-to-shabbatShavua tov — a good new week to you.

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Maggid David Arfa.

This week we’re reading Vayikra. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Vayikra at the URJ.

Many thanks to our shamashim, the members who host our Shabbat services each week. If you would like to join that group, please contact the office.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Vayekhel-Pekudei

Dear all,

return-to-shabbatShavua tov — a good new week to you.

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Rachel — during which we will call up Isaac Hermann to the Torah as bar mitzvah!

This week we’re reading VayekhelPekudei. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Here’s a commentary from my friend and colleague Rabbi David Evan Markus: Building the Trusting Heart.

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Vayekhel-Pekudei at the URJ.

Many thanks to our shamashim, the members who host our Shabbat services each week. If you would like to join that group, please contact the office.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Ki Tisa

Dear all,

return-to-shabbatShavua tov — a good new week to you.

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Maggid David Arfa.

This week we’re reading Ki Tisa. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Ki Tisa at the URJ.

 

Many thanks to our shamashim, the members who host our Shabbat services each week. If you would like to join that group, please contact the office.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel