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CBE Heroes 5782

CBE is an incredible group of people who bring our community and broader world to life with kindness, love, generosity, a welcoming spirit, and a commitment to justice and lifelong learning - a reflection of all our central Jewish values.

Each week this fall, throughout this year’s High Holiday Appeal, we will recognize and celebrate the contributions of the many “CBE Heroes” in our community whose lives reflect Jewish values like Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)  and Gemilut Hasidim (Acts of Loving Kindness), and who provide a beacon to us all.

Please click here to nominate one or more CBE members or staff as CBE Heroes and tell us about the difference they have made in the world. Whether their actions are “large” or “small”, please take a moment to recognize anyone who makes CBE and our broader community a better place.

As we celebrate and honor our heroes, we ask each of you to make a financial contribution in whatever amount you can so that CBE is able to grow and live up to our greatest values.  Last year, our High Holiday appeal raised $100,000 and we achieved over 60% participation. This year we hope to increase our participation rate to 100%. Achieving this target relies as much on the smallest gifts as it does on the largest gifts; on everyone’s participation, no matter the size of the gift. We all share in the responsibility to help ensure that CBE continues to be a vibrant center of Jewish life, and a community with a strong future. 


 

CBE Hero: Emily Blumberg, the "Vaccine Fairies", and the Chesed Committee

The very first CBE Hero we are recognizing this year is both an individual and a passionate group of volunteers that received an absolutely overwhelming number of nominations - Emily, the Chesed Committee, and the Vaccine Fairies! 

Emily and this team of generous volunteers have been essential in bringing CBE through this pandemic with boundless love, commitment, care, and warmth. They helped hundreds of people access vaccines this past spring by developing strategies for finding limited vaccine doses and then connecting with vulnerable members of the community, assisting with scheduling and transportation. 

The outpouring of testimonials we received from across the CBE community in honor of Emily, Chesed, and the Vaccine Fairies speaks for itself:

“Emily has gone out of her way to help those in need this year, from running the Chesed Committee and attending to the needs of congregants in all sorts of need from meals to mourning, to finding vaccines for those who needed them last spring. She assists everyone with warmth and respect. Emily is a true example of a mench and we should be proud to have her in the CBE community.”

“Emily and her committee of volunteers were truly angels in their service.”

“Emily is my vaccine hero. Not only did she schedule appointments for my parents’ caregivers, and hundreds of others, she taught me how to navigate and schedule vaccines, allowing me to help friends and strangers alike. She is the perfect example of how a person can lead by example.”

“Emily and the Chesed committee lovingly and tirelessly reaches out to congregants in need and finds ways ... to assist and comfort them.”

Thank you Emily, Chesed, and the Vaccine Fairies! You truly represent Jewish values in action - from Gemilut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness) to B'tzelem Elohim (All Human Beings are Created in God’s Image). We celebrate, honor, and recognize the gifts you bring to our community and the world.

Dear CBE community - as you plan your gift to the annual CBE High Holiday Appeal, please consider giving in honor of Emily and her dedicated team of volunteers who have made a difference to so many people this year. We are lucky to have such a warm and loving team caring for our community! 

To contribute, click here or send a check to 133 Prospect Street, Acton, MA 01720. Your gift to CBE is an investment in our community, our values, and most importantly, our people.


 

CBE Hero: Beth Goldstein, our Director of Education and Community Engagement, along with all the CBE teachers

Beth Goldstein, our Director of Education and Community Engagement, along with all the CBE teachers, received numerous CBE Hero nominations! 

Beth creates a welcoming and engaging environment in services and the classroom, which draws in everyone, young and old! With music, song, warmth, and laughter, she is central in strengthening Jewish education and building a tightly knit CBE family. Here is what some members of our community had to say about Beth:

“As one of the teachers in the CBE religious school, I was in awe of the way that Beth led us through a pandemic year of zoom teaching. Her support of teachers, students and families was exceptional. I felt valued by her as an educator and she inspired me with her knowledge and creativity. Beth was there.. with a smile and support for everyone.”

“Beth and the CBE religious school teachers have put in so many hours planning a variety of remote and safe in-person learning opportunities for our students. Beth has enabled our students to continue their Jewish education throughout the pandemic.”

It is unanimous - Beth’s work every week is a reflection of her commitment to the Jewish values Talmud Torah (Learning and Study) and Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh baZeh (All Jews are Responsible for Each Other)! Thank you Beth & all the amazing CBE teachers - you are all CBE heroes!

Dear CBE community - as you plan your gift to the annual High Holiday Appeal, please consider giving in honor of Beth and in recognition and celebration of her outstanding work.

To contribute, click here or send a check to 133 Prospect Street, Acton, MA 01720. Your gift to CBE is an investment in our community, our values, and most importantly, our people.


 
Mon, October 25 2021 19 Cheshvan 5782