All services are casual - in atmosphere and dress- and appropriate for all ages.  

Our prayerbook provides English transliteration for the Hebrew prayers, and English translations and readings bring home their contemporary significance.  (If you'd like to get better acquainted with the Hebrew and the melodies, recordings are available here.)  

Check out our upcoming Shabbat activities below.  

Shabbat in December

New Member Music Shabbat, Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm

This special Music Shabbat honoring our newest members includes: a special serenade by the CBH Singers that you won’t want to miss, blessings for and remarks by our new members and an especially festive oneg after the service.

Human Rights Shabbat: The Right To Shelter, Friday, December 8, 7:30 pm

After a brief service, Amy Jones from Family Promise and her co-speaker, a graduate of the program, will offer a portrait of families who are temporarily homeless in Union County and show us how we can become a part of their safety net. Please help us start by bringing personal care items these families need, such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and cleaning supplies to services.  

Hanukkah Shabbat: The Menorah Challenge, Friday, December 15, 6:30 pm 

This year our goal is at least 180 Hanukkah candles burning at once!  Join us for dinner followed by Hannukah singing, services with Rabbi Orden and the CBH Singers, and our grand menorah lighting. Bring your menorah, 5 candles, family and friends!

For the potluck, if your last name begins A-G, bring a side dish; H-O, bring a main course; P-Z, bring a salad. The meal is dairy/pareve (no meat or chicken)

Shabbat Morning Service, Saturday, December 16, 9:30 am

Rabbi Orden and our lay cantor Steve Wetter will lead a musical service that includes Torah reading and concludes with a celebratory oneg nosh.

Traditional Shabbat, Friday, December 22, 7:30 pm

A warm and intimate service with time to lift our voices in prayer and song, reflect on the past week, give thanks (how timely!) and connect with others in our community.

Shirley's Shabbat, Friday, December 29, 6:30 pm

Fifth Fridays of the month are Shirley’s Shabbats, in honor of our beloved friend Shirley Max, who never saw a synagogue event that wouldn’t be better with food. Potluck dinner at 6:30 followed by services at 7:30.

For the potluck: if your last name begins A-G, bring a main course; H-O, bring a salad; P-Z, bring a side dish. As always, the meal is dairy/pareve (i.e., no meat or chicken). 

Thu, December 14 2017 26 Kislev 5778