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Please join us at a Service of Transition to be held on Friday, June 26th at 7:30 pm. You will witness the transfer of the Torah - and with it the symbolic transfer of rabbinic leadership - from our beloved Rabbi Boaz Heilman to our incoming Rabbi Lisa Eiduson.
This will be the last service that Rabbi Heilman will officiate as our congregational rabbi. It is a time for us to come together as a congregation to express our admiration and gratitude for the last 20 years of his time and dedication as our spiritual leader. It will also be an opportunity for us to welcome Rabbi Eiduson and show her the warmth and caring community that makes CBT so special.
As no celebration is ever complete without food, there will be a special Oneg Shabbat following the service which will be sponsored by the Board of Directors.
This event is open to the public. We hope you will join us.
Please join us this summer at one or more of four special Erev Shabbat services that will be led by our new rabbi - Rabbi Lisa Eiduson - and Cantor Jacqui Breines.
We also invite and encourage any and all prospective members to join us. Representatives of the temple leadership and membership committee will be available to show you our synagogue, tell you about our community, and answer your questions.
All services will begin at 7:30 pm on the following dates: July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, and August 28th. Prospective members are invited to arrive beginning at 7:00 pm and are encouraged to stay for the service and enjoy our tasty oneg that follows.
For more information about membership, please contact the temple office at 978.443.2082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for "A Special Evening to Honor Rabbi Boaz Heilman" on Saturday June 20th at Congregation B'nai Torah. The evening schedule includes cocktails at 6:30, a piano interlude performed by Rabbi Heilman at 7:00, dinner at 8:00, and tributes at 9:00. There will also be a special tribute book given out at the event and everyone who attends will be listed in the book.
The cost of the evening is $54 per person. There are also additional levels of giving which will benefit the Rabbi Emeritus Fund: Donor ($180) includes dinner for two and a quarter page in the tribute book, Patron ($360) includes dinner for two and a half page in the tribute book, and Benefactor ($1,000) includes dinner for four and a full page in the tribute book. (***Note that all of your donation except for $35 for the cost of the dinner is tax deductible.)
If you are unable to attend the dinner, you can still make a donation to the Rabbi Emeritus Fund and your name will be included in the tribute book.
Please RSVP by June 8th. You can register on-line by going to http://www.eventbee.com/v/cbtorah/event?eid=151530434 or you can send a check made out to Congregation B'nai Torah to Leslee Olender, 20 Dawes Road, Marlborough, MA 01752.
If you would like to offer a tribute to Boaz during the evening, please contact Jay Schwartzberg at email@example.com.
If you have questions about the event, please contact Leslee Olender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year's inaugural launch of Musical Erev Shabbat services was wildly successful!
Now in its second year, Cantor Jacqueline Breines is again presenting a series of Musical Erev Shabbat services, with the service consisting entirely of both stirring and uplifting music from beginning to end. The congregation is provided with lyrics to all melodies, and the entire kahal (community) becomes an instantaneous choir. If you have yet to join in this transformative prayer experience, you are missing out!
This year’s Musical Erev Shabbat services will be held on Sept 19th, Nov 14th, Jan 30th, Feb 27th, Mar 20th, May 8th, and June 19th at 7:30 pm. Please join us, as the entire community lifts its collective voice in song!
All Musical Erev Shabbat services are streamed live over the internet on the Congregation B'nai Torah web site, and are subsequently available on demand at: www.sundaystreams.com/go/cbtwebcast1.
CBT's 2015 Hebrew High School graduates and Confirmation recipients were honored at Erev Shabbat services on Friday evening May 29th. Congratulations to Hebrew High School graduates Sydney Miller and Olivia Ference and Confirmation recipients Alex Picarella and Aaron Milgram! The congregation is very proud of your achievements.
CBT's 2015 Purim celebration was another rousing success! Thanks to the CBT Brotherhood along with numerous adult and teenage volunteers for organizing a host of games, crafts, activities, and prizes to entertain and engage our youngest members. Purim 2015 was a celebration that will not soon be forgotten. A great time was had by all.
The CBT Brotherhood cooked turkeys to help provide Christmas dinner to over 350 elderly residents in their homes. Pictured are Brotherhood member Harry Woodell and Nikki Theereien, Volunteer Coordinator for Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly. (Photo by Sheldon Golder)
On Sunday, October 26, 2014, a dozen CBT members and guests traveled to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.
The world’s first Yiddish museum, the Yiddish Book Center was founded to rescue Yiddish books—in the process, also rescuing a literature and culture that had been in danger of disappearing.
Everyone enjoyed the guided tour, as well as recounting stories and memories that the many exhibits invoked.
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