News and Events
Thursday, April 27, 1PM: Mussar with Rabbi David Jaffe
Thursday, April 27, 7PM: Organizational Leadership Training with Rabbi David Jaffe
Friday, April 28, 7:30PM: Rabbi David Jaffe on Spirituality and Social Change.
Saturday, April 29, time TBD: Teen presentation with Rabbi David Jaffe
Rabbi Jaffe is the author of Changing the World From the Inside Out. The book integrates Mussar, Hassidut and other Jewish spiritual wisdom with social change to present a Jewish path of inner and outer transformation. Rabbi Jaffe is the founder and principal of Kirva, an institute dedicated to helping people of all backgrounds access Jewish wisdom to build sustainable communities. He teaches and consults nationally with such groups as The Mussar Institute, Institute for Jewish Spirituality, the David Project, JOIN for Justice and Hebrew College. Between 2004 and 2015 he served as spiritual advisor, dean and instructor of Rabbinics at Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he continues to consult on issues of ethics and spirituality.
April 28, 6PM
Rabbi Jamie will be joined by a host of talented CBE musicians and the music of James Taylor as we come together to welcome Shabbat.
Why James Taylor? Among the many, many songwriters and singers that Rabbi Jamie has come to admire and love, “JT” has spent the most time at the top of his list. Our hope is that Rabbi Jamie is not his only fan among us and that others will be able to appreciate just how prayerful these familiar songs can be.
April 29, 11AM-1PM
Local teens are invited to attend this FREE workshop with Rabbi David Jaffe to learn how they can make a difference in their community. Lunch will be provided.
Topics covered will include:
- Ally Building – Who are our allies? How do we build strong alliances with different communities? What do we need from an ally?
- Sticking with Social Change Activism for the Long Haul – How to manage the slow pace of change with
patience, confidence and trust
“Being a parent to a middle schooler can be the toughest gig of all…but it doesn’t have to be!”
Parents (or grandparents) of current or soon-to-be middle school students will want to attend May’s Tuesday with Morim where CBE member Laurie Walowitz will talk about the unique challenges and incredible opportunities that come with parenting during the middle school years. Attendees of this workshop will leave feeling more empowered and confident in their navigation of this often-tumultuous stage of parenting.
Laurie Walowitz, MSW, LSW is the parent of two sons, now in college. They all survived the middle school years! She has facilitated parenting classes and has worked one-on-one with parents throughout Evergreen and Conifer.
Sign up to join one of CBE’s Adult Coed Softball Teams!
Join the Mensch Warmers or the Hebrew Nationals
Season starts June 1st and ends August 17th. We play 10 games, plus one or two playoff games and a championship game (maybe).
Games are on Thursday nights starting at 6 or 7PM and are played at Buchanan Field or Buffalo Park.
Practices are on Sundays from 10AM to noon. First practice will be on Sunday, May 21st at Evergreen Middle School.
Must be 16 years old to play.
Registration fee is $60
Contact Jim Stellini to sign up at email@example.com or cell phone at 303-946-8245.
We need two team managers who can help out with communications and game day duties! Let Jim know if you can help please!
May 31, 4-8PM
In celebration of Shavuot, Congregation Beth Evergreen invites you to join in a community gathering for storytelling, text study, tai chi and meditation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. We’ll share an informal meal together and conclude the evening with a thoughtful Shavuot/ havdalah service with Rabbi Jamie Arnold. Shavuot is the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and is traditionally a time to study and learn together as a community. This free event is co-sponsored by the Spiritual Life and Adult Education committees. Watch for more details about the workshop offerings in the weeks ahead.
You may be familiar with the origin of the Vulcan salute, or you may be aware that Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner were Jewish, but did you know that the Jewishness of Star Trek runs much deeper? Join Elizabeth Moore for an entertaining but informative look at the Star Trek universe, including:
- A look at Nimoy’s Jewish life both before and after Star Trek
- The Jewish influence that Shatner and Nimoy had on the writing of the original series
- An in-depth look of the Jewishness of Vulcans in general and Spock in particular
- A teasing of what Star Trek characters might be literal Jews
- An overview of other Jewish actors who have worked on Star Trek, as well as significant Jewish producers and writers who have influenced the franchise
- A look at other alien cultures with Jewish elements
Elizabeth is not a Jew, but she plays one at CBE. She has been a rabid fan of all things Star Trek since she was ten years old. She’s attended many conventions and met several of the principal actors from both the original series and The Next Generation. She knows phrases in Romulan and Vulcan, and was at one point fluent enough in Klingon to translate passages of Mormon scripture.