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Saturday, July 20, 9:30am: Rabbi Pam Wax will lead the morning Shabbat service. We're in need of a greeter for this service – contact if you can help!

Friday, July 26, 6:30pm - 8:30pm: Special Kabbalat Shabbat & Celebratory Potluck
For July's Kabbalat Shabbat, we'll be celebrating not only Shabbes – Sandy Ryan is taking the plunge to become Jewish!

Join us at 6:30pm for a potluck dinner in honor of Sandy's journey. Please bring a vegetarian / dairy dish to share, with a preference for dishes free of gluten and corn. Our celebratory dinner will be followed by Kabbalat Shabbat service at 7:30pm, co-led by Rabbi Rachel and Rabbi David Markus. The evening service will last about an hour, bringing in Shabbat with music, joy, and fun!

Click here to RSVP! For questions, please contact Jen Ryan at

Sunday, August 4, 3pm: Rosh Chodesh Av Circle

All women-identified and gender nonconforming folk are welcome to join CBI's Rosh Chodesh circle. Our next meeting will be in August to discuss Anita Diamant's The Red Tent and to enjoy summer socializing with a dip in the pool! As of now, the location for that gathering is Rabbi Rachel's condo pool, in Greylock Village – stay tuned for updates! For questions or to RSVP, please email

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Donations of dry and canned foods for the Berkshire Food Project – as well as toiletries for the Louison House and the Elizabeth Freeman Center – can be left in the shopping cart in our cloak room. Please also consider supporting MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger with a donation.
*480 lbs of food was donated during the High Holidays at CBI.We are seeking Shabbat greeters! Shabbat greeters welcome people to Shabbat and holiday services. Greeters can choose the frequency with which they are scheduled and can be teamed up with a regular greeter for training. If you are interested or would like more information, please email


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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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L. Radin
L. Radin
 Oct. 12, 1947
As we approach the CBI 125th Gala Celebration, we are reminded of our long history and of all the wonderful people who nurtured our great community.
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