Saturday July 21 • 8:00 pm Service in the sanctuary
With selections from Eicha, the Book of Lamentations; bring a pillow to sit on the floor, and a flashlight.
Sunday, July 22 • 5:00-6:00 pm Tisha B’Av – Confronting Catastrophe A Public Communal Lament for our Broken Immigration System
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office, 10 New England Executive Park Ste 1, Burlington, MA
On the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, when we fast in remembrance of destruction and exile, we come together at the ICE office in Burlington to mourn the brokenness of our American immigration system. As children are separated from parents—not just on the southern border, but every time a parent is put in detention for months on end—we lament. As people who seek asylum from violence and economic devastation are denied refuge, we lament. As Muslims are denied access to their family members in the U.S. simply because of their national origin, we lament. In the face of the fear and uncertainty plaguing our immigrant communities, we lament.
Community members are invited to this public lament in the closing hours of Tisha B’Av, as we share stories, sing laments, and offer both support to those most impacted and call for a new vision of healing and justice.
Our services are a combination of traditional and contemporary prayer and music. Each service includes lively congregational melodies, traditional chant (nusach), meaningful English readings and explanations of the prayers, and a thought-provoking sermon or brief Torah study. Our talented choir adds their voices to our services several times a year on Friday evenings, as well as on many Shabbat mornings and holidays.
Every Friday evening throughout the year
On Shabbat mornings and holidays
For our Sunday morning minyan at 8:45 am.
For our 10-minute Mincha Service at 3:55 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
For our monthly Friday evening Tot Shabbat (for newborn through preschool-aged children)
For our month Friday evening Ruach Service for families with children in kindergarten and up.
For Junior Congregation and K'tonton (young childrens') services on Shabbat mornings during the school year.
On Shabbat mornings when there is neither a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or holiday service, Rabbi Mike leads Shacharit and Torah study.
We invite you to attend our services! We welcome interfaith families, visitors, and anyone interested in learning, singing, and praying with our community.
Ruach Services First Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Geared especially toward children in grades one through six, yet designed to be welcoming for all adults and children, our monthly Ruach Service features many opportunities for participation, uplifting and lively new melodies mixed in with familiar tunes, and instrumental accompaniment by CBE’s own talented musicians. Each month, children, and even families together, have the opportunity to lead a prayer, blessing or song in the service. This is a fun way for children (and parents) to learn and to feel the special sense of joy and pride that comes with leading a community in prayer. Please let Rabbi Mike or Cantor Spierer know if you or your child would like to help lead.
After the service, we will enjoy a special oneg Shabbat, a time for a nosh and visiting with old and new friends together.
All are welcome to attend, observe and participate. Individuals are available to assist others in becoming acquainted with the service, tefillin, or the saying of Kaddish. Gather at 8:45 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Tot Shabbat Services Typically the third Friday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
All of our youngest children and their families are invited to sing, dance, pray, and learn at our monthly Tot Shabbat services with Cantor Sarra. Children with a birthday during the month will receive a special birthday song. During "Torah Time," we will hear a story and march in the sanctuary with our own Torah scrolls. After services, we will all come together for Oneg Shabbat, a sweet nosh and conversation in the Social Hall. This is a wonderful way to meet new friends in the community!
If you'd like, bring your own (dairy) dinner and join us at 5:15 PM as we eat together in the Social Hall before the service. All are welcome.
If you have any questions or for more information please contact Cantor Sarra.
Tot Shabbat Dates and Themes for 2017-2018 (5778):
September 15: Welcome Shabbat
October 20: Bring a stuffed animal (or two) to tell the story of Noah
November 17: Climbing Jacob’s Ladder
December 15: Chanukah Stories and Pajama Shabbat
January 26: Nature Shabbat
February 16: Dress-Up Shabbat, Ready for Purim!
March 23: Passover Songs and Stories
April 20: Celebrating Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel)