Shabbat Dinner This Week
Join us in the CBI Zoom room at 7:30pm on Friday night for Zoom Shabbat Dinner. Bring your own candles, wine or juice, bread to bless, and meal to eat!
Shabbat Services This Week
Join us in the CBI Zoom room at 9:30am on Saturday morning for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Jarah Greenfield.
Torah Portion and Commentaries
This week we’re reading from parashat Behar-Bechukotai. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s parsha, here are a few:
- 2005: Land, labor, liberty
- 2006: The importance of tending the earth
- 2007: Caretaker [Torah poem]
- Either/Or [Torah poem]
- 2009: Borrowed [Torah poem]
- 2012: A Shabbat for the earth
- 2014: Creating liberation; Shavuot; and the Jubilee and On engraved-pathways and connective-commandments
- 2015: God, too, is lonely: a d’var Torah for Behar-Bechukotai
- 2016: The spiritual call to empty one’s cup
- 2019: Walking the Walk, with R’ Bella Bogart at Builders Blog
- 2019: The old, the new, and the holy
- 2019: Walking in God’s Paths, Everywhere We Go
And here’s commentary from the URJ:
Save the Dates
Join us for Shabbat morning services at 10:30am (note the unusual time!) on Saturday May 15 as we call Sadie Lentzner to Torah as a bat mitzvah.
And save the date for our Tikkun Leyl Shavuot — on Sunday May 16 starting at 7:30pm, we’ll celebrate the revelation of Torah with learning, song, poetry, and more! As we did at Tu BiShvat and Pesach, we’ll join together with Temple Beth El of City Island and Rabbi David Markus for a joint festival celebration, with special guest Rabbi Cyn Hoffman in addition to our own Rabbi Rachel and Rabbi Pam.
We’ll begin at 7:30pm with Festival Maariv (Evening Prayer) — featuring some beautiful melodies we don’t usually hear, and the joyful psalms of Hallel, and also the memorial prayers of Yizkor recited four times a year. We’ll continue at 9pm with Late Night Learning, featuring teachings from members of CBI and members of TBE, the four rabbis in attendance, and even Morgan Freeman, culminating at midnight with a teaching from the Zohar about midnight in the garden of Eden and opening to divine flow.
We hope to see you soon at CBI.