This year we have two Confirmation Class graduates who will talk about their experiences. They have studied three years beyond their b'nai mitzvah and we are so proud of them !Friday, June 3, 7:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Service
The drash will be given by Dr. Hesh Kaplan and promises to be fascinating! More details to follow.Saturday, June 11, 10:00am: Shavuot Torah Service
Shavuot is finally here. Join us for a dairy luncheon -- details to follow. Michael Passovoy will give the D'var Torah.Wednesday, June 15, 11:00am: Brunch Bunch
The Brunch Bunch meets at Nash's on the Esplanade. Everyone is welcome to attend.Friday, June 17, 7:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Renee Everett will give the drash.Saturday, June 18, 10:00am: Torah Service
Jeremy Miller will give the drash.
Rabbi Sara Abrams begins August 1 as new CBI Rabbi !
We are very pleased to announce that we have successfully negotiated hiring Rabbi Sara Abrams as our congregation’s rabbi. The position will be three-quarter time, starting on August 1, 2016.
Rabbi Sara has very impressive credentials, and CBI is truly blessed to have found and hired such a wonderful match for our congregation. Many deserving thanks are in order to all who contributed to this important process.
For questions, please contact CBI co-president, David Halimi .
A transition has occurred at CBI as we have said goodbye to Rabbi Julie Hilton Danan. We wish to thank her and Avraham for their many years of service to our community and wish them well in their new adventure. Rabbi Danan has become the rabbi at Pleasantville Community Synagogue, and can be reached via email at email@example.com.
In October 2015 through May 2016, we welcomed Rabbi David Zaslow as our interim rabbi. Serving half-time in his home community in Ashland, OR, he specializes in working in a part-time capacity as an interim rabbi. Please see Our Rabbi for more details. Thanks to Rabbi Zaslow for his help and support during this transition period.
The transition will continue in August 2016 as we welcome Rabbi Sara Abrams as our new rabbi. Stay tuned as we begin this next chapter at CBI.
The CBI Newsletter has returned to its previous format. Congregants will receive a monthly email with a link to the newsletter as a downloadable PDF file. The newsletter also will be available on the Newsletter archive page. Archived stories can be found on the recently retired newsletter site and on the old CBI News column CBI News page.
Thanks to Shlomo Phillips for his time as the Newsletter editor. To submit articles and suggestions for future newsletters, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org .