News and Events
October 19, Bergen Park Church
As we prepare for our second year of our Emergency Shelter Program, all volunteers are invited to attend this training at Bergen Park Church.
7-9 PM New Volunteer Training and Current Volunteer Refresher
Friday, October 20, 5:30PM
Inconceivable! The rabbi is out of town this week, so what are we to do? Have a Shabbat party, of course! Join us for this themed potluck followed by a screening of The Princess Bride in the sanctuary for a fun Shabbat unlike any other. Have fun storming the castle!
Wednesday, October 25, 6PM
We are renewing our annual (and deeply rewarding) tradition of getting together as a group to pack Thanksgiving food boxes at The Action Center (Formerly JeffCoAction).
Please join us for this family-friendly mitzvah!
Rocky Mountain Reconstructionist Trip to Israel
Join Rabbi Stephen Booth-Nadav (co-led the first Colorado Reconstructionist trip to Israel with Rabbi Jamie) and Reconstructionist Chavurah B'Yachad (Salt Lake City) on this special journey designed for "first timers" and others who have not toured Israel extensively or been there in a long time. Our goals include:
- Come to know and love the land and people of Israel
- Hear diverse voices and learn about some of the challenges in Israel today (Jewish-Arab coexistence, religious freedom, environment, poverty, immigrants, women's rights)
- Deepen your own Jewish spirit.
- Build relationships with Reconstructionist Jews from the region.
Rabbi Steve will be visiting services at CBE on Friday night Nov. 3. Come meet him, bring your questions and learn more.
November 7, 7PM
Mary Zinn and Marilyn Saltzman will co-facilitate a discussion of the book, “Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most,” written by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen. A limited number of copies may be borrowed or purchased from CBE.
Mary Zinn has more than 25 years in the dispute resolution field as a practitioner, trainer, administrator and curriculum designer. She offers expertise in mediation, conflict and anger management, conflict coaching, collaborative models and facilitation. Mary has taught conflict and anger management, facilitating and mediating diverse groups regardless of cultural, income, or educational backgrounds.
In addition to serving as president of Zinn Mediation Associates, Mary is the “Chief Instigator” of the annual Conflict Resolution Month in Colorado campaign, now in its 13th year. She also co-produces, with Sam Fuqua, a quarterly Conflict Resolution Issues call-in radio program at KGNU in Boulder. Mary serves on the Advisory Board for the Conflict Resolution Institute at the University of Denver.
Marilyn Saltzman, CBE Adult Education Committee chair, is a public relations professional who has extensive experience in crisis communications. She was communications manager for Jeffco Public Schools for 20 years and has taught public relations for graduate students at Colorado State University. The co-author of several books, Marilyn wrote a chapter about the shooting at Platte Canyon High School in the award-winning volume, “Reclaiming School in the Aftermath of Trauma.” She has made numerous presentations on communications issues, including dealing with difficult people, around the country at education conferences. Marilyn continues to study and practice Mussar, which has helped her a great deal with “difficult conversations.”
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 tara@bethevergreen.
- Contributions for the Bake Sale (financial, baked goods or packaging) which offsets the expenses of the fair. Please contact Randi Murray.
- Volunteers to take a shift for a few hours such as:
- Cashiers & cashier support
- Cashier Line Director
- Parking attendant
- Set-up, Break-down/Clean-up before and after the event
- Front door greeter (Greet shoppers and distribute shopping bags)
- Hospitality room (Welcome/chat with volunteers and vendors, re-supply coffee, snacks, etc.)
- Medical assistant (Nurse/EMT, etc. to be available in case of unexpected events, first aid, etc.)