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Expanding the Vision of “Welcome”

05/08/2018 11:38:35 AM


Radical Welcome: A Process, Not a Destination

By Rabbi Joshua Lesser
I used to joke that straight people need welcoming synagogues, too! But over the years as Congregation Bet Haverim has transitioned from being a synagogue comprised of almost entirely LGBT members to an LGBT-founded synagogue serving a diverse membership with a straight majority, welcoming people is no laughing matter. In fact, it is intentional and on-going...Read more...

Black Lives Matter Teen Panel

04/09/2018 12:03:40 PM


Over the past month, our nation has been awed and humbled by the powerful voices of our teens in their advocacy work. The raw courage and integrity that our young people have shown has been astounding. Many of us who may not have been tuned into these voices...Read more...

Where am I This Year in the Passover Story?

03/29/2018 04:14:35 PM


Rabbi Joshua Lesser

Hag Sameach! I wish you a very joyful and meaningful Passover.  

Passover is a holiday that requires a great deal of preparation; whether it be hosting a seder, changing the way we eat for 8 days or cleaning our homes. These physical tasks represent the inner work that...Read more...

Passover Traditions

03/26/2018 03:52:57 PM


Allison Carter

By Allison Spitzer Carter

Every family has its own holiday traditions. One of the favorites in my family is burning making the Matzah Crack.  I learned about this delicious twist on passover food when I first moved to Atlanta, and taught religious school. My team teacher...Read more...

Making Passover Yours

03/19/2018 10:07:37 AM


Allison Carter

Passover is just two weeks away. There is still plenty of time to customize your Seder table with family's personality, and it doesn't have to cost you a bundle. We really like these made with plates you can get at a dollar store:…/homemade-passover-seder-plates/
I made the plates seen here based on The Shiksa instructions. NOT dishwasher safe.


El Refugio Trip

03/07/2018 10:07:14 AM


Allison Carter

This May 18-19, CBH members are invited join Rabbi Josh, attorneys and CBH members Tamara Caldas and Peter Isbister, and a small group of CBHers for a visit to the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA. Our purpose in going is to be able to...Read more...

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