Rabbi Sara Abrams and David Halimi were interviewed on Action News Now, local Chico channels 12 and 24. If you missed it, you can watch the interview here.Sunday, October 16, 4:00pm: Sukkot begins
Welcome the Holiday with a Harvest Fruit and Dessert Potluck.Tuesday, October 18, 5:00pm: Decorate the Sukkah
CBI families will be gathering to decorate the Sukkah! We will be having a pot luck taco bar together in the sukkah. Please bring one or more items to make our tacos delicious. We will provide the tortillas and drinks. Bring harvest from your home to decorate the sukkah. Be there or be sukkah shaped!Friday, October 21, 7:30pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Shabbat of Sukkot service. Rabbi Sara will complete her series Divine Love Advice from the Bible's Book of Love with a sermon titled This Message is for You.Saturday, October 22, 10:00am: Contemplative Shabbat
Come experience the abundance of Shabbat through quiet meditation, heart felt chants, and experiential prayer. If the weather is good, we will be praying in the sukkah. All are welcome!Saturday, October 22, 11:00am: Torah Study
After relaxing and meditating together, we will join guest teacher, Rabbi Elihu Gevirtz for a Torah learning, "Only Joy." Rabbi Gevirtz will guide us through the path of joy through mystical understandings of sukkah, lulav, and etrog.Sunday, October 23, 4:00pm: Sukkot Across America
Celebrate "NJOP's Sukkot Across America" with CBI. Click here for more information.Tuesday, October 25, 5:00pm: Simchat Torah Extravaganza
Unroll and reroll the entire Torah as a community. Dance with the Torah, wave flags, enjoy refreshments, along with treats for the kids! Consecration for our newest Schul School students. Music by our own CBI band!Saturday, October 29, 10:00am: Torah Service
Led by Steve Margolin and the lay leaders. Potluck to follow service.Wednesday, November 16, 11:00am: Brunch Bunch
The Brunch Bunch meets at Nash's on the Esplanade for good food, good conversation, and great company. Everyone is welcome to attend.Saturday, December 10, 6:30pm: CBI Silent Auction
The CBI Silent Auction is set for Saturday evening, December 10. It’s not too early to think about items you can contribute to the Auction, or to obtain gift certificates from restaurants, hair parlors, and other retailers that you patronize. Any questions, contact Irv Schiffman.
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.
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