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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.
The CBT Brotherhood invites all temple members and their guests to participate in the 21st Annual B'nai Torah Golf Open on Thursday June 11th beginning at noon. Once again held at the beautiful Haven Country Club in Boylston, the day starts with a buffet lunch at noon, followed by a 1 pm shotgun start with cocktails and dinner to follow.
The cost of the event is just $200 per player and sponsorships are available at levels from $100 to $1,000. We welcome individual golfers to enter, as well as full or partial foursomes. It's a great family or company/client occasion! Please join the fun and participate in CBT's largest fundraiser of the year.
To register for the golf tourney, go to http://www.eventbee.com/v/cbtorah/event?eid=121733532.
For more information, contact Jeff Jacobson at email@example.com.
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.
Congregation B'nai Torah is proud to be a Welcoming and Affirming congregation! The CBT Board of Directors voted unanimously on June 5, 2014 to officially make CBT a Welcoming and Affirming congregation for LGBT families and individuals. This proposal was presented to the Board by Bob and Tammy Weiser, chairpersons of the Social Action Committee.
A statement welcoming LGBT individuals and families has been added to the CBT Mission Statement, rainbow decals have been placed on the CBT entrance sign and on our front doors, and a framed welcoming statement will be hung in the lobby. In addition, CBT's name has been added to the Welcoming and Affirming list of congregations at PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and at Keshet, a Jewish organization that has been supportive of LGBT rights.
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)
Three CBTers volunteered for WGBH’s High School Quiz Show Super Sunday event on November 16th, where over 120 high schools competed for 16 slots. Marc Rubenfield (left) and CBT’s own Cantor, Jacqui Breines (right) volunteered as moderators. Sheldon Golder, who took this picture, volunteered as a photographer.
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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