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** The July Newsletter is now posted on the newsletter page

** The CBI Office is closed Thursday, July 5 & Friday, July 6.

** This is Rabbi Rachel’s rabbinic study week (thru July 6). Emergency pastoral coverage for CBI is provided by Rabbi Jarah, who can be reached at (802) 430-7044 

** A Note to those who use the CBI kitchen. After events at CBI, we sometimes find leftover food and drinks in the refrigerator with unidentified ownership and left for someone else to dispose of. Please be sure to take home anything in the refrigerator that belongs to you or dispose of it when done. This helps keep our kitchen and facilities clean for all of us.  

Friday, July 6:There will be no meditation minyan this week. Please join us next Friday for silence, chant, and meditation designed to help us prepare ourselves for Shabbat. No meditation experience necessary; all are welcome!

Saturday, July 7: Reb Rachel will lead the morning Shabbat services.

Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 pm. Our annual 4th of July potluck picnic to be held at Bruce and Laura Dumouchel’s, 4 Orchard St, Adams. (The RSVP deadline (July 1) has passed.) Please bring a dish (hors d’oeuvre, side dish, or dessert) to share and/or wine/beer. Please also bring lawn chairs if you have them. Croquet and bocce will be available.

Saturday, July 14: Rabbi Jarah Greenfield will lead the morning Shabbat services.

Save the Dates!

Tisha b'Av is coming, July 21! 

Please save the date and plan to join us on July 21 for Tisha b’Av. Come at 7pm for a short text study and the opportunity to participate in silently “sacking” our sanctuary, or come at 8pm for evening services including excerpts from Lamentations — and either way, stick around for silently rebuilding our sanctuary as we harness the spiritual updraft of facing brokenness and strengthening our resolve to repair.

Sunday, August 26, 2:30 p.m. CBI will be informally gathering to attend a performance at Tanglewood. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

Visit 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. *480 lbs of food were donated during the High Holidays at CBI.

Take and Eat Program Update:

Each month, with support from a crew of 50 volunteers, we shop for, cook, prepare and deliver meals for ~100 local residents in need. Join this CBI Community Service project. Donations are always welcome and may be given in honor of community simchas or as memorial gifts.
Contact Jack in the CBI office and join the team!


Every Saturday

9:30 a.m. Shabbat Service

11:15 a.m. Kiddush & Torah Study​

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CBI Library

Our library has a large collection of books of a variety of topics. Members may sign out books for free.


Join us on Friday mornings from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for silent meditation interspersed with a few teachings and closing with a niggun. No meditation experience necessary.

Torah Study

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11 for Torah study after services (or: join us at 9:30 am for services, and then for Torah study!). Please note that sometimes Torah study is folded in to the service; we'll try to indicate in announcements when that's going to be the case.

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