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From Rabbi David - Erev Rosh Hashanah Services W/Rosh Hashanah Seder Tonight!

09/18/2020 09:47:31 AM

Sep18

Dear Friends,

Just a reminder that tonight, after our Erev Rosh Hashanah services at 6:30, we will have a festive and joyous Rosh Hashanah Seder at 7:30. Below is part of the original letter with advice for what foods to assemble and some background material.  Look forward to seeing you there!!

Check out this "teaser video" we made earlier in the week featuring yours truly and, I must say, a decent Tekia on the...Read more...

From Rabbi David - What to Expect of our Online Rosh Hashanah Services

09/17/2020 07:40:47 PM

Sep17

Dear Friends,

Given that this year’s High Holidays will not be like any other we have experienced, I wanted to write an overview of our online services as well as the thinking behind them.  My hope is that this letter will help you in a few ways: to guide you to the sections of the service that speak to you given our limited capacity for attention on screens; to help make the online experience more meaningful by altering...Read more...

Abundance Farm Challah, Rosh Hashanah FAQs, and Sweet gifts from CBI

09/15/2020 02:12:01 PM

Sep15

Dear Friends,

It has been heartwarming to see so many of you at CBI over the last couple of days as we distributed High Holy Day packages. We are opening one last distribution window this Friday, September 18 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. There is no need to register in advance. Come to the CBI parking lot and we will provide you with everything you need to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. CBI board members and volunteers (pre-screened and...Read more...

Communal Tashlikh Experience - Sunday, September 20

09/14/2020 09:14:16 PM

Sep14

Dear Friends,

I love tashlikh. Even though it will be different this year, we have developed a tashlikh experience that will be both safe and meaningful.

For this year we are offering a hybrid communal and Do-It-Yourself experience that we hope will be meaningful and give us all some connection to each other.  You should feel free to take part in this community Tashlikh experience on the afternoon...Read more...

Invitation from Rabbi David: Lend Your Voice to our High Holiday Services

09/09/2020 12:34:02 PM

Sep9

Dear Friends,

I am very excited and hopeful to send this first of three or so letters before Rosh Hashanah as an invitation to consider how we make this season meaningful in this unprecedented time.  

Here is a Google form that I hope you will look at and, if you would like, fill out to contribute your voice and perspective to our prayer services.

Central to our High Holiday services are prayers for healing and...Read more...

ISRAEL AND ANNEXATION

06/15/2020 06:31:48 PM

Jun15

Rabbi Justin David

I urge you to take part in two conversations organized by our Israel Committee that highlight the moral and humanitarian danger of the Netanyahu government's proposal to annex parts of the West Bank.  

T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, has written a short statement clarifying their reasons for opposing annexation. ...Read more...

A TIKKUN OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN DIGNITY

05/31/2020 01:30:39 PM

May31

Rabbi Justin David

Dear Friends,

Even as the past few days of Shavuot provided a retreat in which to experience the joys of Torah and shared wisdom, my mind and heart have been preoccupied with the public expressions of pain and anger in response to the murder of George Floyd.  

In the coming days, I hope that I will be able to marshal some wisdom from our tradition that deepens our understanding of this moment and suggests a way for...Read more...

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