News and Events
August 23, 6PM
The new year, Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday evening September 9, heralding a time for celebration, contemplation, and gathering in community. ALL ARE WELCOME, NO TICKETS REQUIRED. Hoping to encourage you to bring friends and guests with you to High Holiday services, we do not require the purchase of Tishrei memberships or tickets for extended family or friends. We simply ask that you RSVP on line ahead of time, letting us know who to expect so that we can prepare name tags and ensure adequate seating. Do it now by following the link below to make your reservations (for friends, family, guests, and children needing childcare). Members do not need to make reservations for themselves, just for guests they expect to join them.
So, we will not be printing and mailing tickets this year. Members will receive a packet with the logistics. Once again, we strongly encourage members to make reservations for friends and family early, as we anticipate a higher number of reservations this year. Space may be limited.
High Holidays 5779 Schedule
Sunday, September 9 – Erev Rosh Hashanah
7PM – Erev Rosh Hashanah: Welcoming the Jewish New Year — ALL WELCOME!
Monday, September 10 – Rosh Hashanah (day 1)
9:30AM – Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Morning Service
12PM – Rosh Hashanah Community Luncheon
4PM – Rosh Hashanah Family Service
Tuesday, September 18 – Erev Yom Kippur
7PM – Kol Nidre Service
Wednesday, September 19 – Yom Kippur
9:30AM – Yom Kippur Morning Service
12:30PM – Yom Kippur Contemplative Hike
3PM – Yom Kippur Healing Service
4PM – Yom Kippur Family Service
4PM – Yom Kippur Gentle Yoga
5PM – Yizkor & Havdallah
6:30PM – Break-the-Fasts in Member Homes
August 26, 1PM
Join us for a flying leap into learning at our religious school kick off adventure at the Genesee Experiential Outdoor Learning Center, August 26th Sunday 1 – 5 pm! All expenses paid for registered students aged 5 and up and student teachers.
Saturday, September 1, 8PM: Preparing Inwardly for the New Year with Meditation & Music
Selichot or slichot (Hebrew: סליחות; singular סליחה, selichah) are Jewish penitential poems and prayers, especially those said in the period leading up to the High Holidays, and on Fast Days. The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy are a central theme throughout these prayers.
Please join us for a special potluck dinner and Shabbat evening in honor of CBE’s newest members…
Friday, October 5, 2016
6PM Potluck dinner (RSVP HERE)
Whether you are new, new-ish, or a long-term member who will help with welcoming – we hope to see you there!
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.