Shabbat Across America
Friday, March 3, 2017
Whether you celebrate Shabbat regularly or want to learn how to enrich your home Shabbat celebration, all are invited to experience its joy at CBSRZ on Friday, March 3rd as we celebrate Shabbat Across America. Shabbat, the weekly Jewish day of rest, is when families gather together to observe a traditional service and enjoy a festive meal.
MEET & GREETS WITH RABBI MARCI BELLOWS
We want to welcome Rabbi Bellows this summer in a CBSRZ way and have her meet as many people as possible before the High Holidays. The transition committee has arranged the following events so she can meet us. The Onegs and “Blessing of the Animals” event will be at CBSRZ with no advance sign-up necessary – please come to as many of these as you wish.
The events hosted at people’s homes will be limited due to space, so we are asking for reservations in advance. Please contact the office to sign up if you would like to attend one of these events.
- Friday, July 1st – Come celebrate Shabbat with us and welcome Rabbi Bellows and family
- 5:45 p.m. Tot Shabbat Service
- 6:15 p.m. Dairy/Parve potluck dinner. Main entree will be provided by Alforno’s. Please bring a dairy, vegetarian or parve dish to share.
- 7:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat service followed by an Oneg, sponsored by the Transition Committee.
- Sunday, July 10th – Tea, hosted by Rita Christopher (full)
- Friday, July 22nd – Tea at 3:00 p.m., hosted by Liz Jones and Ali Rosenblum (Killingworth) – please RSVP
- Saturday, August 6th – Havdalah at 7:00 p.m., hosted by Maxine Klein and David Zeleznik (Middletown) – please RSVP
- Saturday, August 13th – Afternoon event, hosted by Susan Furman (Killingworth), time is to be determined – please RSVP
- Sunday, August 21st – Blessing of the Animals, 3:00 p.m. CBSRZ, sponsored by the Chesed Committee
- Monday, August 29th – Desserts at 7:30 p.m., hosted by Nancy Fischbach and Martin Wolman (Deep River) – please RSVP
SHABBAT ACROSS THE SHORELINE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26th
EREV SHABBAT SERVICE HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th
- Michael Roth, Wesleyan University President
- Antonio Farias, Wesleyan University Vice President of Equality and Inclusion
Are we watching the next stage of the Civil Rights movement unfolding on our college campuses? Can Americans finally talk about race and racism in a way that may lead to a deep transformation of our culture? What is the role of open dialogue and free speech, especially in an academic environment?
This year university campuses across the country have echoed with the voices of protestors calling for a stronger response to racism in the university community. Meanwhile, tensions on campus have sparked an important conversation about the role of free speech, freedom of expression and political correctness.
At our annual MLK Shabbat service we honor Dr. King with an exploration of these issues by two Wesleyan University leaders – Michael Roth and Antonio Farias. They will speak as part of our service, in which we weave our traditional shabbat prayers with Civil Rights songs, sung by our CBSRZ choir. An Oneg reception will follow, sponsored by our Social Action Committee.