Rosh Hashana – Life Changes in a Flash

This Rosh Hashana morning, let’s learn from our forefather Isaac, an extraordinary teacher of how to find resilience when life is difficult.

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Remaking Jewish Community – Creating Option 3

…there has never been a better time to be a liberal Jew

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Study Torah at CBJ

“Torah Study reveals echoes of modern meaning in echoes of the oldest migration journey ever recorded…”

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The Power of Wilderness

Why was Torah given in the wilderness? Amazing things happen in the wilderness. It is a place where awe, openness, heat, thirst, beauty, vast emptiness, soaring cliffs, discomfort, mystery and magic all fuse together.

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Hope Amidst Despair

What are the great contributions that Judaism has provided to Western civilization? Rabbi Jonathan Sacks gave an answer that might surprise you: hope.

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Hebrew Resources for Summer

Here are suggestions for keeping Hebrew fresh over the summer.

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Making Holidays Special by Motivating Compassion

Why is there a rule to leave the corners of the field – peah, and the gleanings – leket amidst the detailed rules for celebrating Shabbat and festivals? They are relevant commandments for right now that allow hungry kids and families to thrive.

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עברית לדוברי עברית Hebrew for Hebrew Speakers

New this year! CBJ will be offering a Hebrew class for native speakers.

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My CBJ Memories

Four generations in one synagogue. L’Dor V’Dor I have celebrated and observed every lifecycle in this synagogue. I am thankful and blessed to be a member of this extraordinary congregation.

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Finding Peace in Troubled Times

How can we achieve peace in a world so full of violence and hatred? We start in our own homes and communities. We disagree with respect.

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Inclusion

What would you do if you were a teacher, and you had a visible disability? Ignore your difference, and hope the kids do too? Make a cursory acknowledgement of it, and move on?

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Making Room for Shabbat

What do you value about being Jewish? The answer to that question may not be obvious. You care about Judaism, else you wouldn’t be at CBJ.

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