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COVID-19 Updates

March 17 Update to the CBE community from Rabbi Mike

Chevreh ("community of friends")-

The Hebrew word for community is kehillah. It is related to the root k-h-l, which means "to assemble" or "to call together."

My teacher, Rabbi Les Bronstein, always taught me, "bring 'em close." What is so heartbreaking is that, right now, I cannot physically call you together. This goes against every fiber of my being, and against millennia of Jewish tradition.

So, first...Read more...

March 12 message to the CBE community

Chevreh ("blessed community") -

One of the most famous prayers in our tradition is the V'ahavta. It instructs us to love God with our entire selves.
In the moment we're in, it's clear that love isn't about kisses and hugs. (In fact, as we deal with COVID-19, kisses and hugs are the last things we should be doing!) Loving our community means protecting and supporting it. In consultation with our COVID-19 task force - especially...Read more...
Tue, April 7 2020 13 Nisan 5780