News and Events

CBE Annual Member Meeting, August 23

August 23, 6PM

Please join us for Beth Evergreen's Annual Member Meeting


 As we begin a new fiscal year, we are excited about the direction in which CBE is heading. In that light, please accept this,first of many, invitations to join together as a community, and share your input, some smiles, and good company.

You’re Invited to Celebrate the High Holidays with CBE!

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.

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Click Here for Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast RSVPs

Religious School Kick Off, August 26

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.

Slichot Service, September 1

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.

Sukkot Community Activity Fair, September 26

September 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m
Make an adult play date with friends from CBE!  At the Sukkot Activity Fair, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to participate in a wide range of affinity groups from hiking, biking and snowboarding to yoga, book study and mah jongg.

Wednesday, October 3

4PM Religious School Simchat Torah Celebration.

5:30PM Community Simchat Torah Celebration.

7PM Playing With Scripture, Dancing with Torah by Rabbi Jamie.

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:

  1. Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century
  2. Beginnings of Judaism
  3. Biblical Wisdom Literature (for example, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs)
  4. The Dead Sea Scrolls
  5. 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.

Friday, October 19, 5:30PM

Join us for a community spaghetti dinner benefiting the Religious School! Adult tickets are $10 and include spaghetti, wine, and dessert. Kids & teens 20 & under pay $5 for spaghetti, juice, and dinner. Grab some munchies before the Mostly Music Shabbat!

October 19, 7:30PM

Join us for a Shabbat featuring the stylings of Paul Simon and Neil Young for a musical experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Youth and Family News

Sign up for Religious School!

Click here to register.

September 5: First Day of Religious School!

The first day of Religious School is September 5 at 4PM. Not registered yet? Click here.

Religious School Sukkot Celebration, September 26

Wednesday, September 26

4PM Sukkot Celebration

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