Saturday, August 15, 9:30am: Shabbat Morning Services
Shabbat morning service will be led by Rabbi Jarah Greenfield. Services will be livestreamed via Zoom videoconferencing (so we can see each others' faces).
Monday, August 17, 1pm: Rabbinic Drop-In Hour
No appointment needed! Come chat with Rabbi Rachel about whatever’s on your mind in CBI's Zoom room. Bring your own cup of tea!
Tuesday August 18, 5pm–6pm: Reverse Omer Count With Jen Burt
In the spring we count the seven weeks of the Omer between Pesach and Shavuot; now we count the seven weeks from Tisha b'Av to Rosh Hashanah in a reverse Omer count. We will be studying the haftorot of consolation and will move through them on a weekly basis accompanied by the text This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew. I invite all participants to teach or co-teach on any week that speaks to them personally. Please consider joining for as much or as little of this class as you are able and to take as much or as little leadership as you feel comfortable with.
Thursday, August 20, 1pm: Making Our Home Altars with Rebecca Missel
Where does holiness happen when we're praying at home? Rebecca Missel, Director of Partnerships at Haggadot.com, will lead this interactive webinar on creating sacred space – even in a small apartment. This online (Zoom) webinar is open to all, though space is limited. Learn wise tips and tricks for creating a dedicated sacred space in your home to sustain your spirit during the pandemic and beyond! RSVPs are required; please click here to RSVP!
Saturday, August 21, 9:30am: Shabbat Morning Services
Shabbat morning service will be led by Rabbi Pam Wax. Services will be livestreamed via Zoom videoconferencing (so we can see each others' faces).
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Thursday, September 3, 11am: Rosh Hashanah Zoom Gathering for Families
The PJ Library and Federation families will be doing an interactive Rosh Hashanah Zoom gathering led by Rabbi Jarah Greenfield, geared toward ages 6 and younger. Each family will have the opportunity to pick up one kit with art materials, honey sticks, blessings, stickers, coloring sheets and a toy shofar; as we're still arranging the logistics, it would be a great help to know who from CBI is interested – please let Rabbi Jarah know if your family would like to participate!
Saturday, September 5, 9:30am: Outdoor Shabbat Morning Services
We are currently planning an outdoor, masked, socially distant, no-singing Shabbat morning service at CBI led by Rabbi Rachel. Please RSVP to let us know if you will attend that service so we know how many chairs to set up on our patio / outside the synagogue building. During that service, our bathrooms will be open for you to use at your own risk. (If it rains that day, we’ll offer services over Zoom instead.)
Saturday, September 12, 8pm: Selichot: An Evening of Spiritual Preparation
Selichot invites us to open our hearts as we prepare to welcome the new year. Join the rabbis of Reform congregations across Berkshire County for a heart-opening Selichot celebration. Our celebration will include havdalah, poetry, prayer and music to help each of us move into the Days of Awe with intention. We invite you to set up a sacred space for yourself as you join us via Zoom, as well as paper and pen for some reflective writing.
Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Israel, Temple Anshe Amunim, and Hevreh of Southern Berkshire.
Sunday, September 20, 2pm: Socially-Distanced & Masked Outdoor Family Service
For Rosh Hashanah, we'll be holding a socially distant, masked family service outside CBI, led by Jane Shiyah. Families will experience storytelling, learning about the season, and opportunities for age-appropriate prayer. Please stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks! (Our rain date will be Sunday, September 27.)