A view from behind of several people with their arms around each other. The group includes a variety of genders, racial backgrounds, and clothing styles.

“… I’m not interested in guilt. I think it’s much more productive to focus on responsibility. And Judaism has much to say about our responsibility to make someone whole after harm…”

Entering 5784: Rosh Hashanah Morning 2 with Tashich & Shofar. Services led by R. Rachel Barenblat & Cantorial Soloist Ziva Larson. D'var Torah by Emily Rogal.

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah (Sunday, September 17, 2023), a sermon was offered by Jewish educator Emily Rogal, who will be teaching our Meaning & Mishnah class later this fall.

Entering 5784: Erev Rosh Hashanah. Service led by R. Rachel Barenblat & Cantorial Soloist Ziva Larson. Mini-sermonettes by Dr. Suzanne Graver, Sandy Ryan, & Dr. Len Radin on the theme of "Returning."

In our tradition of inviting CBI members to speak during our Erev Rosh Hashanah service, Sandy Ryan, Dr. Len Radin, & Dr. Suzanne Graver offered mini-sermonettes on September 15, 2023 on the the theme of “Returning.”

On Kol Nidre, teshuvah, balance, “the holy atonement reset button,” and more.

Do the Next Right Thing: Living by Our Values in the Face of Challenges

This guest post is the D’var Torah that CBI member Ziva Larson offered at Rosh Hashanah 2 Morning Services on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.