Toldot – Bless Me Too

When you are seen, heard, and responded to, it changes everything.  The religious concept which captures this feeling and its impact is: mevurach – blessed.  […]

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Chayei Sarah – The Power of Kindness

Dr. Kelli Harding wrote an important book called The Rabbit Effect, which studies the connection between kindness and longevity, happiness, and health. The book’s title […]

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CBJ’s Holiday Giving in 2020

CBJ is committed to helping local families in need this season. We have numerous opportunities for getting involved.

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VaYerah – Welcoming All

It cannot be that our empathy ends with those who belong with us, in whatever categories we ourselves happen to belong.  It cannot be that the prerequisite for my empathy is that I share your perspective.

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Noah – Chaos to Order – The Cycle Continues

To reflect on the question: Is society progressing or regressing?

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Sukkot/Shmini Atzeret as Act 2

Think about the king who says to his family – “Stay with me. It is hard for me to part with you.” That is Yizkor.

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Sukkot – Fragility Defines our Moment

Chag sameach

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Kol Nidre – Loneliness

Let’s draw a prayer out of our loneliness.

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Yizkor – Empty Seats Revisited

The room fills up with memories and precious stories

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Yom Kippur – Yochanan ben Zakkai

Living with Heart

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Rosh HaShana Day 2 – Directing our Fear

If an army should besiege me, my heart would not fear

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Rosh Hashana – New Beginnings

Hayom harat olam

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Prayer for Country Anticipating the Election, based on Parshat Lech Lecha

As we prepare for the election – with all of its anger, intensity, uncertainty, upset – all amidst the pandemic with its rising waves of […]

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YaYeishev, Things Are Going to Change

We need both constancy, and the ability to pivot.

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Thanksgiving with a Jewish Twist

The more we celebrate the good, the more good we discover.

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CBJ Fundraising Update

Please do what you can to join us, to volunteer your time and contribute where possible.

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How Can We Help You? Our Office Team

We welcome your ideas and look forward to hearing from you.

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Welcome to the outdoor classroom!

It truly is magical.

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Groundhog Day!

The Talmud page of the day, has given me a structured way to feel I move forward.

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5781 COVID-19 Update

We all yearn for the opportunity to greet each other in person again.

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