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.Saturday, October 1, 10:30am: Machzor Study Session
Steve Margolin leads a “walk through the Machzor” study session.Sunday, October 2, 7:30pm: Rosh Hashanah Eve
Dessert Oneg following services provided by the CBI Board of Directors.Monday, October 3, 10:00am: Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Children’s service, 11:00am, concurrent.Monday, October 3, 5:00pm: Tashlich
Vegetarian Potluck picnic at One Mile in Lower Bidwell Park.Tuesday, October 4, 10:00am: Rosh Hashanah Day 2
Kiddush Lunch following services provided by Sisterhood.Saturday, October 8, 10:00am: Shabbat Shuvah Text and Torah Study
Potluck lunch to follow.Tuesday, October 11, 6:45pm: Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei
Candlelighting ceremony 6:45 p.m., services at 7:00 p.m.Wednesday, October 12, 10:00am: Yom Kippur Day
Children’s service, 11:00am, concurrent
Yizkor, approx. 12:30pm
Discussion Forums, 4:00pm
Final Shofar, 7:30 pm
Break-the-Fast Meal, 7:35pm
The Brunch Bunch meets at Nash's on the Esplanade for good food, good conversation, and great company. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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.
CBI is once again participating in the Annie B’s Community Drive. The Drive allows us to take advantage of an exceptional grant program from AnnieB’s sponsor, the North Valley Community Foundation. The Foundation will add an additional percentage to donations made to CBI between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30, 2016. Both members of CBI and non-member friends of CBI are encouraged to participate.
One thing I ask of the One,
only that I do seek:
to live in the house of the One
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Eternal
and to frequent His temple. (27:4)
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