Saturday, August 19, 9:30 a.m.: Rabbi Pam Wax will lead the morning Shabbat services. Following the horrific events in Charlottesville, we will come together for prayer, song, and reflection this Shabbat, same time, same place.
Sunday, August 20, 2:00 p.m.: A memorial service will be held at CBI in remembrance of Donald Kurlander z”l, uncle of Jen Burt.
Friday, August 25, 9:00 a.m.: Please join us for silence, chant, and meditation designed to help us prepare ourselves for Shabbat. No meditation experience necessary; all are welcome!
Saturday, August 26, 9:30 a.m.: Reb Rachel will lead the morning Shabbat services.
Save the Dates!
Monday, September 11: The first day of Hebrew School will be Monday, September 11. Singer/Songwriter Ellen Allard (https://ellenallard.com) will join us for a special open house on opening day. Expect refreshments, friends, and singing! School registration materials will be mailed out in middle to late August. For more info, contact the CBI office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 21: Join us for a Holiday meal after Rosh Hashanah services at The Log, prefixed with choices and kosher style. Please sign up by September 17. $18, payable to CBI.
Visit www.JewishCultureConnect.com for a up-to-date listing of Jewish arts and culture in western MA, including the Pioneer Valley, Berkshires, and southern VT. Search events for kids and families, adult learning, on campus, spirit and holiday, and more. Then join the conversation on the Jewish Culture Connect Facebook page!
Donations of dry and canned foods to the Berkshire Food Project can be left in the shopping cart in the cloak room. Please also support MAZON: Jewish Response to Hunger.
Take and Eat Program Update:
Each month, with support from a crew of 50 volunteers, we shop for, cook, prepare and deliver meals for 95 local residents in need. Since we began doing this work, our cost each month has increased from $180 to $240, with an individual meal costing $2.52. Join this CBI Community Service project. How can you support Take and Eat? You can do any or all of the following:
Sign up to spend one Sunday a month helping with meal preparation or delivery
Bring in baked goods to contribute toward the meal
Sponsor a month of meals by making a donation of $240 to feed 95 people.
Make a donation in any amount. Donations to Take and Eat may be given in honor of community simchas or as memorial gifts.
Contact Jack in the CBI office and join the team!
9:30 a.m. Shabbat Service
11:15 a.m. Kiddush & Torah Study