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Call for Entries: Red Thread Art Show

02/01/2021 09:06:20 AM

Feb1

 

Bet Haverim is planning a (virtual) celebratory evening of art, music, storytelling, and fun that's all centered on the new CBH album, Red Thread. Part of the fun will be a silent auction of donated art, created by...Read more...

Unorthodox Celebrations and Reconstructing the End of High School

08/11/2020 09:52:36 AM

Aug11

by Charlotte Barrios

As my fellow graduates know all too well, graduating in the time of coronavirus has been extremely difficult. I have been picturing graduating from high school since elementary school. Imagining every detail, walking across the stage with my friends, my graduation party, college orientation. So many things that just were not able to happen. It was hard not having the experiences to match what I had so long...Read more...

Behind The Scenes of The Shofar Blast

08/03/2020 08:37:59 AM

Aug3

by Ariela Freedman

Dear Friends,
 
Tekiyah! Greetings from behind the scenes at CBH High Holy Days Central! As we pivot High Holy Days to an online 10 day festival, I want to share what's going on from my point of view as the Project Manager. 
 
I grew up doing community theater. I spent most of my time on stage, but I also painted sets, ran lights, and worked in...Read more...

The Torah of Brokenness

06/01/2020 08:30:56 AM

Jun1

by Rabbi Joshua Lesser

As much as I love the spirit of learning and celebrating the receiving of Torah that Shavuot brings, today my heart weighs a bit on the heavier side.

Rather than imagine the tablets gleaming made of sapphire, gathered with the whole Jewish community ready to receive revelation, I can't refrain from thinking about the fate of these first set of commandments. Moses shatters them. 
I wish I were...Read more...

Emerging from the Wilderness

05/26/2020 08:29:12 AM

May26

by Rabbi Joshua Lesser

Take a census of the whole Israelite community by the clans of its ancestral houses, listing the names, every male, head by head. (Numbers 2:1)

As we begin the book of Numbers with a census, it's intriguing to note that while it states that the aim is to account for the entirety of the Israelites community, in actuality it is the men. Presumably,...Read more...

If Not Now, When   

05/20/2020 09:32:43 AM

May20


  by Joshua Lesser - written as a lead article for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association's newsletter on Responses to Covid-19 

 

...How does one plan when the wave washed away the concrete of our intentions?

How does one reschedule with a calendar that doesn't have dates?

...All the whens have fled.

...If not when, then now.  (excerpt...Read more...

Fri, February 26 2021 14 Adar 5781