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  • Thursday
    Nov  21
    Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
    Thursday, Nov 21st 7:00p to 8:30p
    As we consider the Thanksgiving story, Victor Salama, head of First Friends of NJ and NY will tell how we can support immigrants and their families impacted by New Jersey detention centers. Hear about a new program, Circle of Friends, and the two member communities who are participating right here in Summit! Please bring canned goods to be donated to SHIP. Sponsored by the Summit Interfaith Council; hosted at Fountain Baptist Church, 116 Glenside Avenue, Summit.

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  • Friday
    Nov  29
    Poetry Shabbat
    Friday, Nov 29th 7:30p to 9:00p
    During the Shabbat service following Thanksgiving, we'll share poems of gratitude. Send your favorite poem about being grateful to Rabbi Orden. (Please note: there's no potluck supper tonight.)

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  • Sunday
    Dec  1
    Magneto: A Justifiable Villain?
    Sunday, Dec 1st 11:00a to 12:30p
    Holocaust survivor Magneto is the most famous villain in the Marvel Universe—but are his destructive decisions somehow justifiable? Yoni Glatt, director of J-Teen, guides our teens through an analysis of Jewish law to consider the question, then compare Magneto’s words and actions with those of the Jewish extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane. All teens are welcome, whether or not currently enrolled in the class.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  4
    Talmud Study in English
    Wednesday, Dec 4th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us as we puzzle out the Rabbis' intended meanings, the historical context, and contemporary applications for this fundamental and abundantly rewarding work. No prior familiarity with Talmud required.

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  • Friday
    Dec  6
    Music Shabbat
    Friday, Dec 6th 7:30p to 9:00p
    SPECIAL INVITATION TO YOUNG FAMILIES (and everyone else) to join Rabbi Orden, Andy Kaplan and the CBH Singers for a service filled with music, spirit and friendship.

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  • Saturday
    Dec  7
    Ten Words of Belonging
    Shabbat, Dec 7th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Ten Commandments, Ten Words, Ten Sayings, or just The Ten—The Aseret. What they really are is a covenant to which all who accept them belong. In this monthly series, Rabbi Orden will guide us to a deeper understanding of these words that bind us in a special way to one another.

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  • Sunday
    Dec  8
    Auschwitz Exhibit-Private Tour
    Sunday, Dec 8th 2:00p to 5:00p
    For the first time, a traveling exhibition dedicated to the historical significance of Auschwitz is being presented to a U.S. audience. CBH congregants will have a tour of the exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC. Plans are in process for possible group lunch in NYC before the tour and carpooling from CBH. Tickets are limited; contact Margie, margie.cbh@gmail.com ASAP.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  11
    Tantalizing Torah
    Wednesday, Dec 11th 1:00p to 2:30p
    Explore the parts of the Bible they didn't teach you in Hebrew School! There is enough intrigue, adultery, and betrayal in these stories to rival any Greek tragedy or Shakespearean history play! Join us for a tantalizing discussion with the Rabbi.

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  • Thursday
    Dec  12
    Congregational Meeting
    Thursday, Dec 12th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Vote for Officers and Members of the Board of Trustees to lead our congregation for the next two years and get caught up on important events and issues. Click above to see meeting agenda.

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  • Saturday
    Dec  14
    Five Senses of Judaism
    Shabbat, Dec 14th 9:30a to 11:00a
    A free series for children age five and under. Through fun activities that engage each of the senses, plus music and "me" time with the rabbi, children learn about Jewish holidays and heritage. Five sessions (Click above for dates and schedule of topics); come to one or come to all.

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  • Sunday
    Dec  15
    Cafe Q
    Sunday, Dec 15th 3:00p to 5:00p
    LGBTQ teens from our area are invited to drop in to meet new people, listen to music, enjoy some snacks, and just hang out in a safe environment. Non-denominational; no charge.

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  • Wednesday
    Dec  18
    Talmud Study in English
    Wednesday, Dec 18th 8:00p to 9:30p
    Join us as we puzzle out the Rabbis' intended meanings, the historical context, and contemporary applications for this fundamental and abundantly rewarding work. No prior familiarity with Talmud required.

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  • Friday
    Dec  20
    DIY Menorah and Shabbat Potluck
    Friday, Dec 20th 6:30p to 8:30p
    Our usual Shabbat B'Yachad (Togetherness Shabbat) will include not only the usual 6:30 potluck supper and short service but a special pre-Hanukkah activity--making our own menorahs from recycled materials. Supper at 6:30 pm and the rest to follow. Here's what to bring: 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, which means no meat or chicken.

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  • Saturday
    Dec  21
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbat, Dec 21st 9:30a to 11:30a
    Enjoy the togetherness and spirituality of the morning service, including Torah study, with Rabbi Orden and Steve Wetter. Stay for the Kiddush afterwards.

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  • Friday
    Dec  27
    Hanukkah on Fire!
    Friday, Dec 27th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Bring your menorah--bring all your menorahs!--and candles and we'll have a bonfire of a menorah lighting, plus Hanukkah songs and latkes and a short Shabbat service.

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  • Friday
    Jan  3
    Music Shabbat
    Friday, Jan 3rd 7:30p to 9:00p
    SPECIAL INVITATION TO YOUNG FAMILIES (and everyone else) to join Rabbi Orden, Andy Kaplan and the CBH Singers for a service filled with music, spirit and friendship.

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  • Saturday
    Jan  4
    Ten Words of Belonging
    Shabbat, Jan 4th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Ten Commandments, Ten Words, Ten Sayings, or just The Ten—The Aseret. What they really are is a covenant to which all who accept them belong. In this monthly series, Rabbi Orden will guide us to a deeper understanding of these words that bind us in a special way to one another.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan  8
    Tantalizing Torah
    Wednesday, Jan 8th 1:00p to 2:30p
    Explore the parts of the Bible they didn't teach you in Hebrew School! There is enough intrigue, adultery, and betrayal in these stories to rival any Greek tragedy or Shakespearean history play! Join us for a tantalizing discussion with the Rabbi.

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  • Saturday
    Jan  11
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbat, Jan 11th 9:30a to 11:30a
    Enjoy the togetherness and spirituality of the morning service, including Torah study, with Rabbi Orden and Steve Wetter. Stay for the Kiddush afterwards.

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  • Sunday
    Jan  12
    Seder Plate Workshop
    Sunday, Jan 12th 1:00p to 3:00p
    Make your own ceramic seder plate. We'll learn how to use slabs and pinch pot techniques to make our own unique creations at the Madison Mud Clay Studio, 6 Main Street in Madison. $45/person. BYOB to enjoy and share. Space is limited; register by and pay in advance at https://tinyurl.com/MudStudio [If cost is an issue, please email margie.cbh@gmail.com in confidence.]

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  • Sunday
    Jan  19
    Cafe Q
    Sunday, Jan 19th 3:00p to 5:00p
    LGBTQ teens from our area are invited to drop in to meet new people, listen to music, enjoy some snacks, and just hang out in a safe environment. Non-denominational; no charge.

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  • Saturday
    Jan  25
    CBH 25th Birthday Bash
    Motzei Shabbat, Jan 25th 7:30p to 11:00p
    CELEBRATE US! 25 years together, building a special community where we can all find a way to belong and aspiring to make it even better for the next 25. Join us for a great time with dancing and live music from The Motor City Revue, open bar, and delicious desserts.

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  • Friday
    Jan  31
    Sephardic Shabbat
    Friday, Jan 31st 6:30p to 8:00p
    Sephardic food pot luck at 6:30 followed by a short Shabbat service and stories from our Sephardic members.

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  • Saturday
    Feb  1
    Community Breakfast
    Shabbat, Feb 1st 9:00a to 9:45a
    Start your Saturday easy--let our volunteer chefs serve you a delicious breakfast and chat with other lovely people. Then go run your errands OR stick around for the 10:00 program and/or the family service at 11:30.

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  • Saturday
    Feb  1
    Ten Words of Belonging
    Shabbat, Feb 1st 10:00a to 11:00a
    Ten Commandments, Ten Words, Ten Sayings, or just The Ten—The Aseret. What they really are is a covenant to which all who accept them belong. In this monthly series, Rabbi Orden will guide us to a deeper understanding of these words that bind us in a special way to one another.

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