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Community Events – Don’t Stop Believin’!

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Just a small town Jew, looking for a mountain brew, takes the midnight train down to Little Bear Just a city goy, born and raised in Shushan, Oye, Took the midnight train out to Evergreen ...
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Middah of the Month of Sh’vat: Courage

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"It was the result of God's wisdom that the Israelites were led about in the wilderness until they acquired courage." Moses Maimonides, Guide to the Perplexed, part 3 32:2 ...
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Stained Glass Window Unveiling

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Our sacred space within Congregation Beth Evergreen holds many spiritual sacred works, such as our Torah scrolls, their adornments, our yartzeit wall, and our prayer books.  Like our community, the works of our hands in creating sacred space is not static. Over the last few years our religious school 7th ...
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The Treasurer’s Minute

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CBE’s stable financial condition continues through our common goal to match our limited financial resources with the fulfillment of the needs and interests of our lasting Jewish community. I have really enjoyed working with the Board and the committee chairs during my last two years as your Board Treasurer. There ...
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Middah of the Month of Tevet: Enthusiasm

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Why focus on the character trait of enthusiasm? “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke Rabbi Luzzato in his Path of the Upright, studied by the Thursday mussar group for the past year, suggests a surprising antidote to the ...
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Number the Helpers

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By this time, I have lost so many family and friends to death that when Rabbi Jamie calls on us for Kaddish names, I can sound off with my Top Ten. Certain spiruitual believers tell us that death is a delusion. Now, we have fake news, and we Jews have ...
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Middah of the Month of Kislev: Humility

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Humility can be practiced believing that thinking of yourself less is not thinking less of yourself ...
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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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