Each month, CBI’s unique Youth Education Program (Y.E.P) provides an opportunity for the young and young-at-heart to experience, think and learn from each other as we connect the timelessness of the Jewish calendar to the sacredness of the Earth!
On January 20th, the topic is Tu B’shvat.
Meet, Discover and Do
The morning starts by sending teams of adults and kids off on a wild Tu B’shvat-themed Scavenger Hunt. Afterwards, we’ll work through a series of age-appropriate interactive nature rotations.
- Assemble a giant tree puzzle
- See how Torah and Judaism are like a tree
- Create a nature-based skit to share with everyone during the Seder
- Learn about the role of blessings and add yours to our Community Torah
- Plant parsley to take home and use during your Passover Seder
For the final 45 minutes, we will come together as a community for a Tu B’svhat Seder that holds life lessons learned from the personalities of plants and trees.
Visitors and Guests Welcome
This program is also a great opportunity for families interested in our Youth Education Program to see what we’re all about. The Tu B’Shvat program is free and open. Meet Rabbi Justin Goldstein and Ken Vallario, CBI Youth Education Coordinator, they;ll be on hand to answer any questions you have. Enroll your child in this dynamic Jewish learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you into the CBI family.
Arrive early so you don’t miss a thing
We’ll start promptly at 10am, so we encouage you to arrive early.
Regardless of your age, CBI’s monthly Y.E.P multi-generational programs enable you to re-discover the beauty and wonder of Judaism through the eyes and heart of a child!
Whether you consider Judaism a religion, culture, ethnicity, social group or stomach condition – the decision to identify and engage with it is deeply personal. Within the same family unit, there are individuals for whom Judaism is a core part of their lives while others will have nothing to do with it. There are those who drift away slowly and many who embrace it more fully as they age.
Of course this is hardly unique to Jews. The same can be said of any religion or cultural group: Christianity, Buddhism, Islam or New Zealand Maori. Some people choose to belong — others decidedly refuse, and still others…meh. The question is why?
During this installment of Torah on Tap, we’ll take a look at The Attraction of Belonging. Join us as we put our ideas and feelings of belonging out on the table and try to understand what makes us tick.
- Is the need to feel a part of a group simply a survival instinct?
- Is religion, as Karl Marx would say, simply an opiate to soothe the masses?
- Is it more enigmatic – a yearning to connect to something we can neither name nor understand?
Habitat Tavern is located on Broadway St., next door to Moog Music Inc. You can find plenty of parking at the back of the building. Torah on Tap is free and open to all. Varying viewpoints are not only welcome, but encouraged. Habitat does not serve food and their selection of non-alcoholic beverages is limited. Feel free to bring in snacks, sodas, etc.
As an FYI: This installment of Torah on Tap will, unfortunately, be our last one at Habitat, which has announced it is closing at the beginning of February. The folks at Habitat have been extremely gracious and accommodating and CBI is grateful to them for hosting us month after month for the last two years. If nothing else, please consider coming out to raise a glass and thank Jefff and his crew for everything. We wish them well.
One Sunday every month our environmental Judaism teacher Hannah Limov leads us in reconnecting our Jewish calendar to the Earth. We invite all the generations to study together and think about our future together. The Multigen portion of our YEP program is a highlight.
FEBRUARY EVENT WILL BE AT OUTDOOR LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. CONTACT ADMIN FOR MORE DETAILS.
Please arrive early for this event!