Welcome to the temporary web home of CBSRZ. Please pardon our appearance while we work to build a new website for the CBSRZ community. Below you will find information on upcoming events, Shabbat Service times, and links to important services such as the services livestream.

While we’re off-line, should you need to reach the temple administrator, Wendy Bayor, please connect with her via email at wendy@cbsrz.net or phone at 860-526-8920.

Thank you.

Shabbat Service Times

  • November 27th 7:30 pm Erev Shabbat service with piano
  • December 4th 5:45 pm Tot Shabbat; 6:15 dairy/vegetarian potluck dinner; 7:00 pm First Friday Erev Shabbat service
  • December 18th 5:45 pm Erev Shabbat service
  • December 25th 5:45 pm Erev Shabbat service with piano, followed by Vegetarian Chinese dinner (RSVP required)
  • December 11th 5:45 pm NON-Dairy Potluck dinner; 7:00 pm Hanukkah service and celebration

Holy Scrollers Blog

To read the Holy Scrollers Blog, please click here.

Services Live Stream

To access the Services Live Stream on YouTube, please click here.

Rabbi Goldenberg's Sermons

To read Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg’s Sermons, please click here.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

CBSRZ is hosting the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 22nd at 4:00 p.m.

Members of all faiths are welcome to come and join together with local area churches and CBSRZ  in the spirit of gratitude.  Our choir will combine with the choirs of the area churches to create beautiful music together, and the clergy members will each have a part in leading the service.

Following the service will be a traditional oneg and time for fellowship.  This event is free and open to the public.  No reservations are necessary.

Discussion on Racial Justice and Over-Incarceration

December 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

George Chochos, celebrated former convict for armed robbery now in Yale Divinity School, will join Tamara Lanier, Criminal Justice Chair of the state NAACP, David McGuire, Policy and Legislative Director of the ACLU of Connecticut, and Rabbi Goldenberg for a discussion of racial justice, over-incarceration and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, award winning book by Professor Michelle Alexander.

Free and open to the public, but you are encouraged to bring books to donate to the York Correctional Institution in Niantic. Contact the CBSRZ office for more information 860-526-8920.

Art Gallery Opening Reception

Sunday, December 6th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

CBSRZ Art Gallery opening reception for Steve Nadler’s exhibit, “A Moment in Time: The People of Little Italy in 1976”.

Stephen Nadler roamed the streets of Little Italy during the year of 1976, capturing its spirit through its lives of long time residents and business people who helped to keep the area economically viable during this time. Free and open to the public. Contact the CBSRZ office for more information 860-526-8920.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, December 14th 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Give the gift of life – donate blood. Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments are preferred.

Music & More Presents: Afro-Semitic Experience

Save the Date:  January 17, 2016

The Afro-Semitic Experience is a an American roots band with a difference–they merge Jewish and Afro-diasporic melodies and grooves, combining the core concepts of ase and shalom – power, action, unity, and peace.

The name of the group says it all: Afro-Semitic Experience. Imagine a band that smoothly and creatively moves from Klezmer to hard bop in the same piece. Imagine musicians who have found a way to play with the feel of both a synagogue and an African American church. This is root music – soul jazz meant to move you as they make a joyful noise!!!

Books & Bagels Presents: Amy Bloom

Save the Date: January 31, 2016 9:30 a.m.

Amy Bloom – Lucky Us

Paperback copies will be available for purchase (a portion of every purchase will be donated to CBSRZ). If you want to check it out online, click here.

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