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Ten Ways to be a Minyan Maker

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In the spirit of this seasonal rededication to our core values, here are the commitments we shared at the onset of 5778.   As you read through them, make note of ways to actualize three of them this month.  Attend an event at CBE.  Bring a dish or story or compliment ...
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Hive Alive!

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Using a “Hive Alive” approach to learning, all grades are engaged in study and exploration of how bees in nature and Torah can inform our Jewish experience; from community to individual ...
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CBE Mitzvah Committee

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The Mitzvah Committee of Congregation Beth Evergreen supports the Congregation’s members during times of joy and times of sadness ...
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Middah of the Month of Cheshvan: Gratitude

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"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” Maya Angelou. How can we express gratitude? ...
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Emergency Shelter Program

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ESP is happy to announce that the shelter season will kick off on October 16, 2017 and will run through April of 2017. Please join us in this important work keeping our neighbors safe on the coldest of winter nights.  ...
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From the Board

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We may be a small Jewish congregation tucked into the foothills of the Rockies, but we are bursting with creative activity in the service of our membership and the surrounding community ...
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Middah of the Month of Tishrei: Respect & Honor

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Ask: How do we measure and convey honor and esteem? ...
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Eclipse on the Eve of Elul

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Eleven months ago, I set for myself an aspiration: to live fully, with all of my senses, into the lessons of the moon.  And now, I find myself anticipating with amazement what will happen when that same moon gets in the way of the source of its light, almost completely ...
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The Buzz at C BEE E

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Did you know that the Hebrew word for bee is D’vorah? And guess what?  D’vorah comes from the same word as d’var, as in D’var Torah, the “speech” b’nei mitzvah students work on while studying Torah with Rabbi Jamie. Like the bee who transforms nectar into honey and whose nature perpetuates life, ...
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Middah of the Month of Elul: Curiosity and Awe

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Ask: How can I make room for a new personal truth today? ...
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Looking back at the Emergency Shelter Program’s First Year

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After about a year of planning, developing policies and procedures, recruiting and training volunteers, and raising funds, the Emergency Shelter Program (ESP) opened in October 2016. We have had a successful year of sheltering individuals on the coldest of winter nights while  providing a supportive and nurturing environment. ESP closed ...
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From the Board

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Beginning over 40 years ago as a small lay-led group of mountain Jews meeting in homes and then in a church, we have certainly evolved and grown over the years. These changes happened though the foresight, planning, and hardworking dedicated efforts and contributions of previous boards ...
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Middah of the month of Av: Mindfulness/Self-Awareness

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During the month of August (Av) we focus our Mussar practice on being aware of and taking into account, our soul’s ability to “Mind our Head.”  Let us take notice of those moments in our lives when we can move through space and time with deliberate purpose and accurate measure ...
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Lifelong Learning

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I really value humor.  It lightens my burdens and makes me smile.  I feel guilty pleasure in the claim that Jews dominate this field.  I was excited to discover through my more serious study of midot ‘soul traits’, that Joy (simcha) is among them, and, like all our midot, is ...
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Happy Campers: Woods and Words, Balance and Beauty

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The link between the “wilderness” and “words” is especially interesting to me on the heels of this camping trip, and considering the outdoor activities lined up for this summer at CBE.  I hear in the shared root and distinct meanings an invitation to experience our communing with the natural world ...
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Middah of the Month of Tammuz: Natural Beauty/Creation

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As we enjoy the summer month of July (Tammuz) with vacations and outdoor fun, let us engage in the Mussar practice of taking a moment each time to notice and appreciate with a deep breath and feeling of Awe, those infinitely healing connections within the Nature of Nature and within ...
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Director of Educational Innovation

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Congregation Beth Evergreen is a Reconstructionist congregation. Ever wonder what that means? The dictionary defines Reconstructionist Judaism as the evolving religious civilization of the Jewish people. Seeing innovation and adaptation as deeply traditional, we cultivate and support Jewish living, learning, and leadership for a changing world. Beth Evergreen in particular ...
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Middah of the Month: Sivan

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Judaism nurtures our purpose in life to make this world a better place. Central to the work of repairing the world (tikkun olam) is the individual cultivation & repair of soul traits (tikkun middot). The practice of Mussar is the work of refining, tuning and fine tuning the quality of ...
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Pre-K and Kabbalah at CBE

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At any age, we can re-enroll in Pre-K, kindergarten or kabbalah, asking those same essential questions and opening gateways to gardens of paradise by fostering curiosity and wonder at the harvest that comes when soul, space and time intersect ...
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President’s Update:  Spring 2017

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Rabbi renewal, the emergency shelter program, and our new preschool initiative: Click to read more timely news from our Board of Directors ...
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