News and Events

Community Passover Seder, March 31

Saturday March 31, 2018
Mt. Vernon Country Club
Doors open: 4:00pm
Seder Begins: 4:30pm
Please register early. Space is limited and we anticipate filling up quickly.

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CBE Member Price*: Adults $40

Children 12 yrs and younger $25

Guest Price: Adults $60

Children 12 yrs and younger $30

Buffet Menu: Lemon Herb Filet of Salmon; Roast Top Round of Beef with Aus Jus and Horseradish Sauce.

Vegetarian entree: Sicilian roasted vegetables, including portabella mushrooms and roasted herb potatoes.

Matzoh Ball Soup (vegetable broth; GF available); all the trimmings, including hard boiled eggs, and gefilte fish.

Dessert is a flourless chocolate torte with strawberries.

Red and white wine and grape juice, too.

*Member pricing is valid for members in good standing only. Members are welcome to bring guests for the guest rate.

Holocaust Remembrance Concert, April 15

Beth Evergreen will host a very special Holocaust Remembrance through music and dance at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the synagogue. Performers will include members of the Evergreen Chorale’s Altezza Chamber Chorale and Kevin Gael Thomas with the Thomas Dance Project. (Dancers courtesy of the Colorado Ballet.)

A native of France, Thomas was a student of the French Conservatory of Music and the renowned Rosella Hightower's International Ballet School. In 2004 Canada's National Ballet School invited him to pursue his training as a full-scholarship student. Upon graduating with honors in 2006, Thomas became a performer with the Houston Ballet II and the next season joined the Colorado Ballet. In addition to performing, Thomas has been teaching and choreographing in Europe and the United States.

The Evergreen Chorale, founded in 1972 and now more than 100 members strong, produces choral concerts and musical theater under the direction of Christine Gaudreau. Altezza is the Chorale’s chamber group. Director Gaudreau holds degrees in voice performance, music education and music history, and a master’s degree in conducting. The Chorale’s 2017 production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” received five BroadwayWorld Denver Awards, and its 2016 production of “My Fair Lady” received eight BroadwayWorld Denver Awards. In both years, Gaudreau was named best director of a musical.

Tickets for the event are $5 for Beth Evergreen members and $10 for guests.

Religious School Israel Adventure Day & End of Year Celebration, April 18

April 18, 4 – 6 PM

Passports ready?
Join us on an incredible Journey through the land of Israel.
– Visit the first Kibbutz
– Pray at the Kotel in Jerusalem and leave a special message.
– Shop the Shuk in Beersheva and
– meet an Israeli soldier
Parents, siblings, friends all welcome for this exciting day.
Be sure to send Tara your child’s Hebrew name and digital photo, and please bring Tzedakah. Rabbi Jamie will take it with him to Israel on his totally cool ISRAEL BIKE RIDE in November supporting the Aravah Institute and Hazon.

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

Join a panel of CBE members who are published authors as they discuss their works and their words – how they choose their words; why and how they express their creativity through words; and the power and limitations of words.

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

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is coming to town!

Thursday, May 10, 1PM: Midday Mussar – book study: The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness
Friday night, May 11: Congregational dinner and joint service with Rabbi Rami and Rabbi Jamie
Saturday, May 12:
9:30 to 10:30 – For families: Talking about God with stuff you find around the house
10:30 – Bagel table Torah study with Rabbi Rami and Rabbi Jamie
Workshop (time to be determined) – “Cup of Wisdom” interfaith discussion based on his book
Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent
Saturday night – “Holy Rascals Revival” based on book Holy Rascals

2 p.m. Sunday, May 20

Tour the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Dr. Russ Arnold, professor of religious studies at Regis University. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest known biblical documents, dating back over 2,000 years, and this is the first time they are being exhibited in Colorado. Ten scrolls, including two that have never before been open to public viewing, are on display.

The exhibit includes hundreds of authentic artifacts from the ancient Middle East, including inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terra cotta figurines, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics and jewelry. The exhibit features a re-creation of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, with an actual three-ton stone from the wall believed to have fallen in 70 CE. Guests may leave notes that will be sent to Israel.

Arnold has a Ph.D., in Hebrew Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Hebrew Language and Literature both from UCLA. His articles about the Dead Sea Scrolls have been included in scholarly books.

Cost of the exhibit is $23.35 for adults; $19.75 for seniors (65 and over); and $16.15 for ages 3-18. Space is limited. Sign up below by April 15.

There is a 40-minute IMAX presentation on Jerusalem at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. that day for those wishing to see that movie on their own before or after the tour.

Youth and Family News

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Intergenerational Book Study, March 10

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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