News and Events
July 30, 5PM
Join us for a true summer mountain experience on Friday, July 21, as we celebrate a Kabbalat Shabbat on our patio. Come early for S’mores at 6:30PM, and stay for the service at 7:30PM.
Relax into a meditative and healing Shabbat morning experience with Heidi Saltzman and Bonnie Houghton utilizing chant, body movement and singing bowl meditation. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29, CBE patio.
August 1, 7PM
We are asking for feedback on a series of questions around this topic.
- Are there things which are unforgivable?
- Are there any acts or events that are all bad or all good?
- Can a nation or people forgive another nation or people or is forgiveness purely personal?
Elul and Tishrei are the months in which we seek forgiveness, but are there things which cannot or should not be forgiven? Our splendid, nifty and utterly charming group made up of Nanci Hale, Betty Ann Taylor, and Joanne Greenberg would like to have as wide a discussion as possible on this topic for the Tisha B’Av event.
August 6, 4PM
Join as at CBE for a summer block party! We'll be grilling burgers, brats, and birds, plus a plethora of fun outside games. This is a fun chance to socialize with your CBE friends before we get all wrapped up in school and the High Holidays. Everyone is welcome, member or not!
August 6, 2PM
Amusing. Seductive. Stimulating. We’re talking about the Talmud? That’s right. Take fifty actual Talmudic discussions, mix in pithy sayings (appropriate and inappropriate) by luminaries from Mae West and Amy Schumer to George Washington and Gandhi, add a few cartoons, and voila—delighted and enlightened readers will come away with a new perspective on what the ancient Jewish sages say about our most intimate relationships.
In this lighthearted, in-depth tour of sexuality within the Talmud, come eavesdrop at the first rabbis’ locker-room door as they discuss every aspect of sexual relations—how, when, where, with whom—often in startlingly explicit fashion. Author Maggie Anton reveals how Jewish tradition is more progressive in many respects, and more bawdy, than one might think. The award-winning historical novelist’s first foray into nonfiction is likely to leave her fans going OMG, WTF, and even LOL.
Gearing up for the new year with…
An ALL NEW Mostly Music Shabbat Service at CBE
Featuring ORIGINAL MUSIC by Rabbi Jamie Arnold
Friday Aug 11, 2017, 7:30PM — Shabbat Ekev
“Because We Can!”
- Play prayerfully with the RJ and the CBE Band.
- Sing joyously with Havurat Shirah, the CBE Singers
- Dance blissfully with your community and friends.
“Laughing with Life-Breath, singing with soul, open my heart-space, I long to know, to feel Her breathe me, she must be close… Elohai Neshamah…”
Our 2017-18 adult ed theme for Tuesdays with Morim is “Words, Words, Words – Their Powers and Limitations” and the kickoff is Word Play Game Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. (Watch for details coming soon.) Future sessions might focus on honor and speech, naming God, humor as communication and ? We want your ideas and suggestions whether you’d like make a presentation or have an opinion about a word theme you’d like to learn or discuss. If you have thoughts to share on this topic, please contact adult ed chair Marilyn Saltzman, firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to sharing words with you!