News and Events
Wednesday, October 3
4PM Religious School Simchat Torah Celebration.
5:30PM Community Simchat Torah Celebration.
7PM Playing With Scripture, Dancing with Torah by Rabbi Jamie.
October 5, 6PM
Take the rabbi's admonition to play seriously! Join us for a potluck at 6PM, then stick around for a plethora of interesting games curated by board game experts Ben Nitkin, Helen Hutchens, and Elizabeth Moore. There will be plenty for all ages to enjoy!
Sunday, October 7, 2PM
Join the adult education committee one Sunday each month to sample Great Courses lectures or online courses focused on Jewish Studies.
We will have eight Sunday afternoon sessions this year, snacks provided. Usually, we will experience two thirty-minute lectures with time for conversation after each one.
Here is the outline of courses you can sample this year:
- Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century
- Beginnings of Judaism
- Biblical Wisdom Literature (for example, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs)
- The Dead Sea Scrolls
- Jesus and His Jewish Influences
Why sampler? Because each of these courses is considerably longer than two lectures, varying from 24 to 48 lectures. You can attend the one or two Sundays devoted to an introduction to the course and decide if you would like to pursue the whole course at another time. The adult education committee will facilitate whole course gatherings if enough folks want to follow through with them.
Friday, October 19, 5:30PM
Join us for a community spaghetti dinner benefiting the Religious School! Adult tickets are $10 and include spaghetti, wine, and dessert. Kids & teens 20 & under pay $5 for spaghetti, juice, and dinner. Grab some munchies before the Mostly Music Shabbat!
Sunday, October 21, 2PM
This presentation is based on the book written by John Wesley Anderson and published by the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS). The Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region is not just a story about Culturally Modified Trees; it’s about the advanced culture of the deeply spiritual people behind the trees. The Ute were the indigenous people of the Pikes Peak Region who skillfully modified trees for navigational, spiritual, burial, medicinal, nutritional and educational purposes. The Ute name for Pikes Peak was Tava, meaning Sun Mountain. Tava was the most sacred of all the Shining Mountains for the Ute believed the Creator allowed the day to start there first and each day is a gift from the Creator. The Ute believe that anything created by the hands of the Creator has a spirit, including a horse, an eagle, a bear, a person or a tree.
Tibetan Buddhist monks with the Ngari Institute for Buddhist Dialectics will be at CBE from October 23-28, creating a sand mandala & performing sacred music. The event is open to the public daily from 10AM to 5PM. During the dissolution ceremony on October 28, the monks will destroy the mandala and carry the sand to Evergreen Lake, to symbolize impermanence, and attendees will receive packets of the sacred sand.
- Oct 23, 4:15-5PM – Setup
- Oct 24, 10AM-5PM – Mandala Creation
- Oct 24, 7PM – Mandala Tour & Mission, Q&A
- Oct 25, 10AM-5PM – Mandala Creation
- Oct 26, 10AM-5PM – Mandala Creation
- Oct 28, 12:30-2PM – Completion Ceremony
- Oct 28, 2-3PM – Dissolution Ceremony
Saturday, Oct. 27, 10AM
Have you ever wondered about all that talk about planets and signs and transits and retrogrades? This is your chance to get an overview of all those astrological terms and what they might mean to you.We will focus on how Kabbalah uses astrology and what this might have said about your chart.
Elisa Robyn worked as a professional astrologer and psychic in order to put herself through her PhD program. Through the years she has continued to study with many teachers and uses astrology to help guide people through tough times.
NOTE: Please send birthday, time and location to Elisa at least one day before the class if you want to look at your chart.