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Community Seder, April 11

Our community seder commemorates the Jewish Feast of Passover in a delicious and educational way! We are hosting a family-friendly second night seder with all of the trimmings. Come enjoy a buffet and wine; vegetarian options and children’s plates are also available.
The seder will be the second night of Passover – Tuesday, April 11, at 5:30PM – at the Mt. Vernon Country Club.

Passover Cooking Class, April 5

Learn new, creative holiday cooking with esteemed Chef Diane Bukatman at a cooking class from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at Beth Evergreen. We will cook and eat together, and take home unique Passover recipes.

The menu:

  • Appetizer: Crepes with Apple, Date & Ginger Filling with Red Wine Sauce (think charoset!)
  • Entree: Pan Seared Chicken Breasts in a Brandy “Cream” Sauce; Quinoa Cakes; Sea Salt Roasted Asparagus
  • Dessert: Coconut Chocolate Mousse Torte

Cost is $25 per person for the class and meal. Space is limited. Wear your favorite apron and/or chef’s hat!

Click Here To Register – Only Two Spots Left!

Exodus From Boring Seders, April 5

Are you tired of your Passover seders being the same long hagaddah readings year after year? Time to introduce some new ideas! Join Rabbi Jamie at 5PM on Wednesday, April 5 for some inspiration on how to liven – not leaven! – up your seder!

Rabbi David Jaffe, Ellen Diesenhof Scholar-in-Residence, April 28-30

Thursday, April 27, 1PM: Mussar with Rabbi David Jaffe
Thursday, April 27, 7PM: Organizational Leadership Training with Rabbi David Jaffe
Friday, April 28, 7:30PM: Rabbi David Jaffe on Spirituality and Social Change.
Saturday, April 29, time TBD: Teen presentation with Rabbi David Jaffe

RSVP Here For Any of These Events

Rabbi Jaffe is the author of Changing the World From the Inside Out.  The book integrates Mussar, Hassidut and other Jewish spiritual wisdom with social change to present a Jewish path of inner and outer transformation. Rabbi Jaffe is the founder and principal of Kirva, an institute dedicated to helping people of all backgrounds access Jewish wisdom to build sustainable communities. He teaches and consults nationally with such groups as The Mussar Institute, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, the David Project, JOIN for Justice and Hebrew College. Between 2004 and 2015 he served as spiritual advisor, dean and instructor of Rabbinics at Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he continues to consult on issues of ethics and spirituality.

James Taylor Mostly Music Shabbat, April 28

April 28, 6PM

Rabbi Jamie will be joined by a host of talented CBE musicians and the music of James Taylor as we come together to welcome Shabbat.

Why James Taylor? Among the many, many songwriters and singers that Rabbi Jamie has come to admire and love, “JT” has spent the most time at the top of his list. Our hope is that Rabbi Jamie is not his only fan among us and that others will be able to appreciate just how prayerful these familiar songs can be.

April 29, 11AM-1PM

Local teens are invited to attend this FREE workshop with Rabbi David Jaffe to learn how they can make a difference in their community. Lunch will be provided.

Topics covered will include:

  1. Ally Building – Who are our allies? How do we build strong alliances with different communities? What do we need from an ally?
  2. Sticking with Social Change Activism for the Long Haul – How to manage the slow pace of change with
    patience, confidence and trust

Youth and Family News

Last Day of Religious School: April 26

The Continuation Ceremony and Celebration is at 5:00 pm.

Agents of Change: Teens Transforming Our World, April 29

April 29, 11AM-1PM

Local teens are invited to attend this FREE workshop with Rabbi David Jaffe to learn how they can make a difference in their community. Lunch will be provided.

Topics covered will include:

  1. Ally Building – Who are our allies? How do we build strong alliances with different communities? What do we need from an ally?
  2. Sticking with Social Change Activism for the Long Haul – How to manage the slow pace of change with
    patience, confidence and trust

Teen-Led Shabbat, May 5

May 5, 7PM

Musicians, Songwriters, Singers = Teen Sound and song

Rehearsals:
March 27, 5PM