Coming up: Shabbat Devarim and Tisha b’Av


Shavua tov – a good new week to you!

This week our Zoom offerings include Rabbinic Drop-In Hour (1pm Mondays), Friday Morning Meditation (9am Fridays), and Kabbalat Shabbat Services (7:30pm Friday), all in the CBI Zoom room with the usual password.

Links and password will go out out in the CBI Announcements email (and are the same as previous weeks) but if you don’t have them, contact the office.

Please also join us for Tisha b’Av on July 29 and 30:

Two Ways to Experience Tisha b’Av This Year: On July 29 we’ll meet at the labyrinth at 8pm for a silent, masked, socially distant labyrinth walk while listening to Eicha / Lamentations – an opportunity to reflect in silence on exile, on the loss of the Temples long ago, and on the loss of being able to gather together in person during this covid-19 era. On July 30 we’ll meet on Zoom at 5pm. Honoring the tradition that says that moshiach will be born on the afternoon of Tisha b’Av (which I take to mean that we must find the seeds of hope in our most hopeless places), R’ Pam Wax and I will lead a discussion of two podcasts: Resmaa Menakem ‘Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence’ and Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem In Conversation. Please listen to the podcasts beforehand.


This week we’re  reading from parashat Devarim, the start of the book of Deuteronomy. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s parsha, here are a few:

And here are commentaries from the URJ:

Hope to see you soon via Zoom at CBI!