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Friday, June 9, 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, June 10, 9:30 a.m.: Rabbi Pam Wax will lead the morning Shabbat services, followed by Torah study at ~11:15 a.m.
Friday, June 16, 9:00 a.m.: The weekly meditation will be held. All are welcome!
Saturday, June 17, 9:30 a.m.: The bar mitzvah of Ethan Rudin, son of Ben & Alice Rudin. Reb Rachel will lead the morning Shabbat services.
Save the Dates!
Saturday, June 24, 9:30 a.m.: The Shabbat morning closest to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year -- Shabbat morning services will be co-led by Rabbi Rachel and Rabbi David Evan Markus. On that morning, the d'var Torah will be given by our very own Board member Steven Green, chair of Spiritual Life.
Weather permitting, we might aim to daven outdoors as we've done in the past. One way or another, expect a joyous, harmony-filled, musical morning during which we'll celebrate Shabbat and the sweetness of summertime!
Wednesday, June 28 – Friday, June 30: CBI Community Hebrew School Summer Dalet Days! A New Program for Children Ages 5-11. Our program grew from the desire to have more time for art projects, games, storytelling, magic, theater productions, card and book making, ukulele playing and being outside. We will do all of these things with the direct goal of sharing Judaism’s cultural treasures and ancient environmental wisdom. Summer Dalet Days will run from 9:30am until 3pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Before and after camp options are available for a small additional fee. Friday will include a community potluck, performance and family friendly service with the entire community invited. Potluck, performance and service will be from 5:15-7:30. Special guest Ellen Allard, (www.ellenallard.com), an experienced singer/songwriter and elementary school educator will be our special guest on Friday. Camp registration forms and more information available at the CBI office or by contacting David Arfa, CBI education director.
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!