CBI Events Calendar

Oct
4
Tue
Kol Nidre Services
Oct 4 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
5
Wed
Yom Kippur Service Schedule
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 7:45 pm

Yom Kippur Schedule

9:30am services begin

12noon Youth service (or immediately following Torah service)

5:30pm Afternoon service

6:30pm (approx.) Ne’ilah service

7:46pm fast ends

7:46pm Break the Fast meal (pre-registration and $18 payment due by Friday, 9/30)

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Oct
7
Fri
Siddurim Swap Back
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us to switch the High Holiday mahzorim for the regular prayer books .  This easy post-High Holiday mitzvah usually takes a half hour or less to complete if enough volunteers show up to help.

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Online Friday Noon Study Group
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Friday Noon Study Group

Friday Noon Study Group October 7 12-1

Last week, as we looked at the final two chapters of The Last of the Just, we continued to explore the motivations behind Ernie Levy’s behavior.  Why does Ernie abandon the relative safety of unoccupied France for a situation that is far more dangerous for him?  Why does he petition for admission to the Drancy concentration camp?  As one character asked:  “It wasn’t enough that you were Jewish . . . but you had to come straight to the camp?”   We speculated upon some of the following explanations:
  • Ernie may have been deranged by trauma (PTSD). 
  • He deliberately chose to act irrationally in an irrational world; he “risked death with that logic”
  • He was suffering from a savior complex, or white knight syndrome, a need to “save” people by fixing their problems?
  • He hasn’t shaken the delusion, begun in childhood,  that he is a lamed vovnik.
  • He genuinely was a lamed vovnik:  “A Jewish heart must break a thousand times for the good of all people.”
  • He is genuinely in love with Golda, or is it pity?
  • He has learned that empathy/compassion for others (the care he shows toward Golda; toward the orphaned children) is a source of a “nameless intoxication” that creates “a strange peace in him”
  • He is united with the Jewish people
This Friday, we’ll conclude our discussion of Schwarz-Bart’s novel with another look at the “strange peace” that Ernie experiences (pp. 356-357).  We’ll then address some of the criticisms that a British rabbi/psychotherapist lodged about Schwarz-Bart’s concepts regarding Jewish suffering and his anti-Christian attitudes.  We’ll close by sharing any final thoughts we have on the novel.

Our study group will not meet on Fridays October 14, 21, and 28.  We will resume on Friday, November 4, with a new topic:  Thomas Cahill’s The Gifts of the Jews:  How a tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

 
 
 
 

      

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Oct
8
Sat
Saturday Morning In-Person and Online Services
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services in-person or via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am.

Masks and social distancing are still required for all services that are likely to include singing and chanting.
Masks and social distancing are optional for all smaller, non-singing/chanting gatherings for fully vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated adults should always wear a mask.
Beginning with Saturday July 3rd, we will return to holding Shabbat morning services every Shabbat.  You will still be required to register in advance to attend services in the event that contract tracing should become necessary.  You can register online through the Wednesday weekly eblast.  If you’d like to receive the weekly eblast, click here.

Join the Zoom service by going to Our Virtual Community page here, then scroll down and click on the blue Saturday Morning Service button.

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Oct
9
Sun
Sukkah Decorating For All Ages
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday October 9th,  3 PM
Sukkot Crafts and Sukkah Decorating – for adults and children.
We’re planning a fun-filled afternoon in the sukkah, and hope you can join us!
RSVP by October 6 to Helene Nathanson:  club.havurah@gmail.com
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Oct
14
Fri
Online Friday Noon Study Group
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Friday Noon Study Group

Friday Noon Study Group October 7 12-1

Last week, as we looked at the final two chapters of The Last of the Just, we continued to explore the motivations behind Ernie Levy’s behavior.  Why does Ernie abandon the relative safety of unoccupied France for a situation that is far more dangerous for him?  Why does he petition for admission to the Drancy concentration camp?  As one character asked:  “It wasn’t enough that you were Jewish . . . but you had to come straight to the camp?”   We speculated upon some of the following explanations:
  • Ernie may have been deranged by trauma (PTSD). 
  • He deliberately chose to act irrationally in an irrational world; he “risked death with that logic”
  • He was suffering from a savior complex, or white knight syndrome, a need to “save” people by fixing their problems?
  • He hasn’t shaken the delusion, begun in childhood,  that he is a lamed vovnik.
  • He genuinely was a lamed vovnik:  “A Jewish heart must break a thousand times for the good of all people.”
  • He is genuinely in love with Golda, or is it pity?
  • He has learned that empathy/compassion for others (the care he shows toward Golda; toward the orphaned children) is a source of a “nameless intoxication” that creates “a strange peace in him”
  • He is united with the Jewish people
This Friday, we’ll conclude our discussion of Schwarz-Bart’s novel with another look at the “strange peace” that Ernie experiences (pp. 356-357).  We’ll then address some of the criticisms that a British rabbi/psychotherapist lodged about Schwarz-Bart’s concepts regarding Jewish suffering and his anti-Christian attitudes.  We’ll close by sharing any final thoughts we have on the novel.

Our study group will not meet on Fridays October 14, 21, and 28.  We will resume on Friday, November 4, with a new topic:  Thomas Cahill’s The Gifts of the Jews:  How a tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

 
 
 
 

      

 

 

 

 

 
 

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