In March, Shabbat at CBH is the start of a season of celebration.… Plan on coming together as a community to celebrate the b’not mitzvah this month of Angela Emanuel and Rachel Bear. (And join our Purim events, too!)
FRIDAY MARCH 3, 7:30 P.M.
Music Shabbat is a unique CBH way of welcoming the Sabbath in song. Join Rabbi Orden, Andy Kaplan and the CBH Singers in a celebration of community and holiness and friendship.
SATURDAY MARCH 4, 9:30 A.M.
Angela Emanuel will become a bat mitzvah during a service she will lead with Rabbi Orden and the CBH Singers. B’nai mitzvah at CBH are not private events; they are the congregation’s celebration of Shabbat, of community and of our young people’s achievement. Be part of it!
FRIDAY MARCH 10, 7:30 P.M.
It’s Social Justice Shabbat. Kimberly Krone from the Immigrant Rights Program of the American Friends Service Committee will join us to discuss education issues related to Immigration. The Oneg (sponsored by Amy and Michael Klein and Liza and Marc Kirschenbaum) will offer home-made baked goods prepared by a Syrian refugee who has recently become one of our neighbors in Union County.
SATURDAY MARCH 11, 7 P.M.
What more can we say? It’s Purim! We’ll start the evening with Havdalah before the shpiel, and end it with a festival oneg.
SUNDAY MARCH 12, 7:30 P.M.
Kosher adultery?! Was Esther secretly married to Mordecai? Come hear about the Purim story we were never taught in Hebrew School! We continue our Purim celebration with a “taste” of megillah reading and “Adult” learning activity led by Rabbi Orden. Of course, there will be homemade hamentaschen, schnapps and slivovitz, courtesy of Cindy and Steve Wetter.
FRIDAY MARCH 17, 6:30 P.M.
Make Shabbat B’yachad, our monthly “Togetherness Shabbat,” your family tradition. Start the evening with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by a service at 7:30 p.m. that’s scheduled to last no more than an hour. For the dinner, if your last name begins A-G, bring a salad; H-O, bring a side dish; P-Z, bring a main course. The meal is dairy/pareve, which means no meat or chicken. If you have questions about our food policy, please ask the Rabbi.
SATURDAY MARCH. 18, 9:30 A.M.
Robin Bear will become a bat mitzvah during a service she will lead with Rabbi Orden and cantorial soloist Steve Wetter. B’nai mitzvah services at CBH are not private events; they are the congregation’s celebration of Shabbat, of community and of our young people’s achievement. Be part of it!
FRIDAY MARCH 24, 7:30 P.M.
This is special: CBH will host a Solidarity Shabbat service for all three Summit synagogues. Come welcome our neighbors from Congregation Ohr Shalom/the Summit Jewish Community Center and Temple Sinai as we build community together. Rabbi Orden will lead services with Rabbis Avi Friedman and Stuart Gershon, along with musicians from our congregations.
FRIDAY MARCH 31, 6:30 P.M.
It’s Shirley Shabbat, when CBH celebrates our founding matriarch by doing what she always encouraged us to do – eat together as a community! Start the evening with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by services at 7:30 p.m. led by Rabbi Orden and Steve Wetter. For the dinner, if your last name begins A-G, bring a main course; H-O, bring a salad; P-Z, bring a side dish. The meal is dairy/pareve, which means no meat or chicken. If you have questions about our food policy, please ask the Rabbi.
And looking ahead, mark your calendar for this…
WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 7 P.M.
Join our neighbors from Fountain Baptist Church and the other Summit synagogues for a pre-Passover Seder Learning Experience at CBH. Rabbi Orden will lead everyone in tasting all the traditional foods, exploring the seder prayers and sharing stories and singing songs from our two traditions - traditions that share the yearning for Freedom, Liberation and Redemption at the heart of the Passover experience.
At each table Jewish participants will help answer questions, pass foods, pour wine and juice and engage in short discussions. You don't need any special training or experience - other than the experience of having participated in seders and a willingness to make new friends.
If you're an adult or teen interested in attending, please email Rich Cimino at firstname.lastname@example.org¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ by March 22.
Space is limited, and we will allot seats on a first-come, first serve basis.
Kabbalat Shabbat at CBH
Shabbat is welcomed all year long at CBH. Each Friday evening we welcome Shabbat as a community in a variety of ways. Check the CBH calendar on the homepage for weekly service types and times.
All of our Shabbat services are casual - in atmosphere and dress. Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend.
The entire community is welcome, and encouraged, to attend services when a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is being celebrated.