News and Events

Annual Fundraiser: Dinner with Rabbi Rami, May 12

May 12, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join us for an evening in our home with Rabbi Rami. An array of appetizers and street tacos will be served, along with beer and wine. You’ll have the opportunity to schmooze with Rabbi Rami and hear his Holy Rascals comedy monologue! 
The evening includes live music from Franny & The Jets.
The event is CBE’s annual fundraiser, so the tariff is $200 per person for the evening.
To keep it intimate (and our house isn’t THAT big) we’re limiting the number of guests to 40. RSVP as soon as you can to get your reservation confirmed or risk being left out! We don’t think there’s a better way to spend the evening

Sing along with Rabbi Jamie and TLC preschool, April 19

Family Adventures abound; starting with the sing along with RJ followed by gathering with Bethany Friedlander, MazelTogether's community organizer. Snacks provided. Please RSVP so we have enough
You name it, You can do it!

Grateful Dead Shabbat, April 20

Our grooviest Shabbat service is back! Join us Friday, April 20, for a unique blend of Grateful Dead music with traditional Shabbat liturgy.

Want a taste of what it’s like? Click here.

Tuesdays with Morim: Wordsmiths on Words, May 1

May 1, 7PM

You are invited to join a conversation with CBE writers Joanne Greenberg, Nancy Larner, Elisa Robyn, Ron Solomon and Marilyn Saltzman. The writers will lead an interactive discussion about writing and words – how they choose their words; why and how they express their creativity through words; and the power and limitations of words. Rabbi Jamie Arnold will moderate the conversation.

Dead Sea Scrolls Virtual Lectures, May 6

2PM, Sunday, May 6
If you’d like to prepare for our May 20 personalized tour of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, led by Dr. Russ Arnold, join the Adult Education Committee from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday,  May 6 at CBE  for  three 30-minute online lectures by Dr. Gary A. Rendsburg. We will allow time for discussion after each lecture. The three lectures are The Discoveries and their Significance, The First Seven Scrolls, and The Historical Backdrop of Ancient Judaism.
There will be snacks. And tables, in case you want to take notes.
Dr. Gary A. Rendsburg holds the Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History in the Department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, where he also holds an appointment in the History Department. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Hebrew Studies from New York University and taught at Canisius College and Cornell University, the latter for 18 years-before joining the Rutgers faculty in 2004. The author of six books and more than 120 scholarly articles, Professor Rendsburg takes a special interest in literary approaches to the Bible, the history of the Hebrew language, the history of ancient Israel, and the development of Judaism in the post-biblical period

We are opening a new evening Mussar study group that will meet monthly from 7 to 8:30PM on the second Tuesday of each month. The May 8 session will focus on “Who, Why and How am I?  Principles and Practices of Mussar.” Whether you are a new Mussar practitioner or have been studying for some time, you are welcome to participate in this ongoing group.

Thursday, May 10 at 1PM:
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is coming to town! Join us for Midday Mussar  featuring Rabbi Rami’s book, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness

Friday, May 11, 6PM
Join us for a Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Rami! Dinner is free but RSVPs are REQUIRED. Dinner will be followed by a collaborative Shabbat service with both Rabbi Jamie and Rabbi Rami.

Saturday, May 12, 9AM

Join Rabbi Rami & Rabbi Jamie for a family Shabbat, and then explore how to find God in household objects with Rabbi Rami.


Saturday, May 12, 11AM
Join Rabbi Rami Shapiro for a bit of wisdom for the "spiritually independent." This workshop is for Jews and non-Jews alike, so invite your friends!

Based on his book Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent, a "bible" for this vast and growing social movement. It weaves sacred texts and teachings from the world’s major religions―Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and more―into a coherent exploration of the five core questions at the heart of every religion’s search:

• Who am I? • Where did I come from? • Where am I going? • How shall I live? • Why?

Youth and Family News

Sign up for Religious School!

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Intergenerational Book Study, April 14

Join Rabbi Jamie in this 7 session exploration of the often challenging  experience of talking to children (and each other) about God using Harold S. Kushner’s book “When Children Ask About God; A Guide for parents Who Don’t Always Have All the Answers”.

Registration $100/family includes book fee and childcare.  Families with children already registered in Religious School receive $25.00 discount.  Book Study meetings correspond with Family Shabbat dates.  See Religious School Calendar.

Questions contact Tara Saltzman

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