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Todah Robah!

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Congregation Beth Evergreen is a volunteer-driven community, and without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be blessed with the vibrant community that we all enjoy. Leah Conner expresses her thanks for some of our most recent helping hands ...
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Middot of the Month: Bitachon & Emunah

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Judaism nurtures our purpose in life to make this world a better place (tikkun olam). The individual and lifelong work of cultivating character traits (tikkun middot) is central to the work of tikkun olam. Learn what this month's middot are ...
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Rabbi David Jaffe, 2017 Scholar-in-Residence

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The annual Ellen Diesenhof Scholar-in-Residence program, April 27-29, will feature Rabbi David Jaffe, author of “Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change,” which won the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Contemporary Jewish Life ...
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Middah of the Month: Sh’Vat

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Judaism nurtures our purpose in life to make this world a better place (tikkun olam). The individual and lifelong work of cultivating character traits (tikkun middot) is central to the work of repairing the world. Middah of the month of Sh’vat (Jan 28 – Feb 26): Patience (Savlanut) and Anger ...
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Shelter From The Storm

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Where am I right now, as I write these words? I am in the Social Hall at Beth Evergreen (CBE). No surprise, right? Well, this time, it’s different. This night, even the social hall has become the sanctuary, literally. As of this writing, the Emergency Shelter Program (ESP) is hosting ...
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Middah of the Month: Tevet

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Judaism nurtures our purpose in life to make this world a better place (tikkun olam). The individual and lifelong work of cultivating character traits (tikkun middot) is central to the work of repairing the world. Middot of the month of Tevet (Dec 30- Jan 27): Gratitude (Hacarat hatov) & Justice ...
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Rosh Hashanah Message

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I take this opportunity to apologize to any of who whom I may have inadvertently offended or hurt, and ask for your forgiveness. A blessing from Rabbi Sidney Greenberg: May the door of this synagogue be wide enough To receive all who hunger for love, All who are lonely for ...
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Lifelong Learning

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The Hebrew month of Tishrei brought opportunities for renewal; New year, new season new Torah understandings and emotional renewal with the opportunity to start fresh in heart, mind and intention. The middah for the month of Tishrei was Hitkashrut; connection. My intention for the year is to understand my emotional ...
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Middah of the Month: Kislev

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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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Spiritual Life Committee Seeks New Members

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The role of the Spiritual Life Committee (SLC) is to offer “opportunities for meaningful worship and pursuit of spirituality,” as articulated in the CBE mission statement. Our aim is to encourage, provide, and refine rituals, practices, and resources that will to enrich the individual and collective spiritual life of the ...
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What Can We Learn From The Moon Through Each of Our Senses?

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The moon, its fall from greatness (and promise of return), reflects human experience, mirroring our sense of exile and alienation and the waning and waxing hopes of being great again. She mirrors the journey of the people of Israel in exile, subjected to the rule of other nations, longing for ...
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It Takes a Village

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So much goes into the beautiful High Holy Day services here at Beth Evergreen. The work that staff does is only a small part of what makes our holidays a wonderful community event. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those that made this past holiday a huge ...
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Middah of the Month: Cheshvan

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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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Saving Lives

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It was June 2016, and Reney Lorditch, 62, of Evergreen, was waiting to die. Her kidneys were rapidly failing, and it took all her energy just to climb down the stairs from her bedroom in the morning and back up in the evening. A former English teacher at Red Rocks ...
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Same Mezuzah, New Doorpost

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Eleven years ago, we packed up our kids, books, instruments, clothes and mezuzahs (in that order) moved to Evergreen, CO from Buffalo, NY.  In searching then for a new home, our primary criteria were proximity to Congregation Beth Evergreen and a safe space to raise our three children (and dogs).  ...
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Students of the Outside, Students of the Land

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I grew up in the suburbs in Western New York. When the weather was good, my brother and I walked around the corner to our middle school.  On rare occasions we biked to the JCC.  Mostly though, when we left the house, we went by car.  That’s just the way ...
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Harvest Time at Beth Evergreen

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Seeds planted last year have sprouted, flowered, born fruit, and nourished our community with wonder, beauty, wisdom, and friendship.  Tradition calls on us to count our blessings at this time of year, so let’s do just that.  With so many to celebrate, I’d like to highlight those that feature you ...
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Best Ideas #7 and #8: Truth and Curiosity

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It’s no secret, really.  The purpose of human life, the reason we are here is this: To expand and enjoy our capacity to give and receive love.   The goal is easy enough to state.  It’s getting there that is the challenge.  How do we improve our ability to give and ...
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