News and Events
July 27. 7-10 pm
Tu B’Av is both an ancient and modern Jewish day of joy that served as a matchmaking day for unmarried women in the Second Temple period. In its modern incarnation, it’s the Hebrew-Jewish Day of Love, slightly resembling Valentine’s Day. Tu B’Av is a day for love, whether romantic, parental or between friends.
The Summer Lovin’ Party will Feature:
- Live Band
- Hilarious Not-So-Newlywed Game Starring Three of CBE’s Funniest Couples
- Silent Auction
- Light Appetizers and Desserts – Savory and Sweet Champagne Punch and Assorted Wines
Wear Something Red!
August 3, 6PM
August 7, 6PM
Join Elizabeth Moore on Mt Evans for a discussion of mountains as holy places in various faith traditions. Besides an invigorating discussion, we'll enjoy wildflowers, wildlife, and beautiful scenery together as a way to kick off this year's focus on nature.
Meet at CBE at 6PM with a dinner and a camp chair. NO HIKING REQUIRED for this trip! We will determine whether we will be stopping at Summit Lake (12,840 ft) or going all the way to the top of Mt Evans (14,130 ft) based on signups. Please indicate your preference when you RSVP.
Join us for our annual camping trip in Leadville! With trails for hiking, biking, running, and nature walks, it's sure to be fantastic event. Rabbi Jamie will be joining us Saturday evening for a Havdallah service, and there will be plenty of singing and s'mores as well. While originally conceived as a Family Chavurah activity, we would like to invite the whole CBE community to come and join us.
August 17, 8AM
Hike (or bike!) with Rabbi Jamie! Meet at CBE.
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
Yom Kippur Break-The-Fast Potlucks
Saturday, September 1, 8PM
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.