News and Events

Annual Fundraiser: Dinner with Rabbi Rami, May 12

May 12, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join us for an evening in our home with Rabbi Rami. An array of appetizers and street tacos will be served, along with beer and wine. You’ll have the opportunity to schmooze with Rabbi Rami and hear his Holy Rascals comedy monologue! 
The evening includes live music from Franny & The Jets.
The event is CBE’s annual fundraiser, so the tariff is $200 per person for the evening.
To keep it intimate (and our house isn’t THAT big) we’re limiting the number of guests to 40. RSVP as soon as you can to get your reservation confirmed or risk being left out! We don’t think there’s a better way to spend the evening

Tuesdays with Morim: Wordsmiths on Words, May 1

May 1, 7PM

You are invited to join a conversation with CBE writers Joanne Greenberg, Nancy Larner, Elisa Robyn, Ron Solomon and Marilyn Saltzman. The writers will lead an interactive discussion about writing and words – how they choose their words; why and how they express their creativity through words; and the power and limitations of words. Rabbi Jamie Arnold will moderate the conversation.

Dead Sea Scrolls Virtual Lectures, May 6

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

New Evening Mussar Group, May 8

We are opening a new evening Mussar study group that will meet monthly from 7 to 8:30PM on the second Tuesday of each month. The May 8 session will focus on “Who, Why and How am I?  Principles and Practices of Mussar.” Whether you are a new Mussar practitioner or have been studying for some time, you are welcome to participate in this ongoing group.

Midday Mussar with Rabbi Rami Shapiro, May 10

Thursday, May 10 at 1PM:
Rabbi Rami Shapiro is coming to town! Join us for Midday Mussar  featuring Rabbi Rami’s book, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness

Friday, May 11, 6PM
Join us for a Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Rami! Dinner is free but RSVPs are REQUIRED. Dinner will be followed by a collaborative Shabbat service with both Rabbi Jamie and Rabbi Rami.

Saturday, May 12, 9AM

Join Rabbi Rami & Rabbi Jamie for a family Shabbat, and then explore how to find God in household objects with Rabbi Rami.


Saturday, May 12, 11AM
Join Rabbi Rami Shapiro for a bit of wisdom for the "spiritually independent." This workshop is for Jews and non-Jews alike, so invite your friends!

Based on his book Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent, a "bible" for this vast and growing social movement. It weaves sacred texts and teachings from the world’s major religions―Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and more―into a coherent exploration of the five core questions at the heart of every religion’s search:

• Who am I? • Where did I come from? • Where am I going? • How shall I live? • Why?

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, April 14

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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