Vegetarian potluck dinner.Friday, January 20, 6:45pm: Mishpachah Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service
A lively, upbeat, participatory Shabbat co-led by our Shul School students. A special guest from Camp Tawonga will be here to answer questions about camp registration. The service will be followed by a potluck dessert oneg.Saturday, January 21, 9:00am: Torah Study
When They Go Low-- We Go High: The Radical Women of Exodus.Saturday, January 21, 10:00am: Contemplative Service
Come experience the abundance of Shabbat through quiet meditation, heart felt chants, and experiential prayer. All are welcome! We will be joining the Women's March on Chico, following our kiddush luncheon.Saturday, January 28, 10:00am: Torah Service
Led by with Steve Margolin.Friday, February 3, 7:30pm: Sisterhood Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Everyone is invited to be a part of an outing to the Llano Seco Unit to check out the birds and wetlands of our beautiful North State. The refuge is on Seven Mile Lane, a bit south of the intersection of Ord Ferry Road.
Potluck lunch to follow at CBI. Please bring a dairy/veggie dish to share.
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The Brunch Bunch meets at Nash's on the Esplanade for good food, good conversation, and great company. Everyone is welcome to attend.Friday, February 24: Rabbi Sara's Installation
Join us for Rabbi Sara's Formal Installation.Saturday, February 25: Torah Service with Rabbi Laura Geller
Rabbi Geller will be giving a special teaching on the Power of Shabbat. Rabbi Geller will also be giving an afternoon teaching on Purim following a kiddush lunch.
Save the dates! More details to follow.
Rabbi Sara Abrams begins August 1 as the new CBI Rabbi !
We are very pleased to welcome Rabbi Sara Abrams as our congregation’s rabbi. The position will be three-quarter time, starting on August 1, 2016.
Rabbi Sara joins CBI from Westchester, New York, as Rabbi and spiritual leader. Rabbi Sara brings her passion for teaching children and families. She will provide pastoral care, and spiritual growth for CBI and will cultivate opportunities for social action in the greater Chico community.
Rabbi Sara holds a Master’s in Hebrew Letters and ordination from Hebrew Union College, a Master of Arts in Religious Studies, and a Master of Science in Elementary Education. She has worked as a hospital chaplain, and is a teacher of all ages.
Rabbi Sara practices and instructs others in yoga, kabbalistic meditation, and has written her own prayers, poetry, and music–all with the purpose of uplifting the spirit and elevating the soul. She is deeply committed to a philosophy that transcends humanmade boundaries and spreads the message of achdut (unity) and chesed (lovingkindness).
We welcomed Rabbi Sara at her first Shabbat Service on Friday, August 5! Thanks to all who participated and made this a memorable event.
"What’s All This About Korbanot?"
CBI Student Cantor Steve Margolin’s brief essay about the korbanot, the sacrifices offered in the Tabernacle and in the Temple in Jerusalem, explores the essence of the korbanot then and ties that to the prayers and synagogue services that are our way to make an offering and experience the Divine in our lives.
To read the full essay click here.
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