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Kick Back and Relax

The final Kick-Back-and-Relax Shabbat Service of 2019!

During these cold, dark days, please join us for last Kick-Back-and-Relax Shabbat Service of 2019 as the CBT community embraces light and song.

Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm

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Jewish Heritage Tour

Poland And Prague

Join Rabbis Lisa Eiduson and Rachel Gurewitz on a journey through Eastern Europe to experience centuries of Jewish history and culture.

March 22 - April 1, 2020

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Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

It's never too late 

Join our new adult B'nai Mitzvah program, led by our Cantorial Soloist Jodi Blankstein.

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CBT Winter Learning Series

Find new meaning in Judaism

... by joining an inspirational adult learning series led by Rabbi Eiduson.

January 28 & February 4 at 9:30am

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Why We Joined

"The open and caring environment, the relaxed feel of Friday services, and weekday-only Hebrew School were the best fit for our busy family. It’s a diverse and inclusive congregation, with many interfaith families — something that is very important to us."

- The Illiano Family

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Shabbat on the Beach

This year's final beach Shabbat was filled with song, spirit and the most spectacular sunset. Many thanks to all who joined us for a beautiful moment in time. We are looking forward to next year!

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Our Grade 10 Israel Exchange Program

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Day 7: February 20 — Our Day In Haifa

Wednesday was our day in Haifa. Students went to classes in the morning with their Israeli hosts. Following the time they spent in classes together at Huggim, the Israelis and Americans participated in a workshop on Jewish Identity that was facilitated by an educator from Oranim Teachers College. It was an interesting workshop that included discussion and values clarifications.

After being at school for the morning the Americans and a few Israelis went to the Baha’i Temple and learned a bit about the Baha’i religion. The Baha’i religion is based on the theme of unity- unity of religion and unity of humanity. The Baha’i prophets or “educators” are critical in connecting Baha’i followers with one another and with the Divine Presence. The Baha’i Temple and its beautiful gardens are visible throughout Haifa and represent the pluralism and co-existence that are central to Haifa’s identity and history. At the bottom level of the multi-level Baha’i complex is the area of Haifa known as the Germany Colony. The German Colony is known by the characteristic red roofs on top of the buildings. Haifa’s German Colony was not established by German Jews, as one might expect; the Germans referred to in the case of Haifa were non-Jewish Germans from the mid-nineteenth century. The German Templars were a group of religious Christians who wanted to live in the Holy Land in anticipation of the Messiah’s arrival.

The students went back to their host homes to pack and relax a bit and then had a fantastic evening BBQ where they celebrated their final night in Haifa together.

Rabbi Lisa S. Eiduson

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