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From Rabbi Marc Berkson – December 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 1st, 2017

As I have noted in the past, it was Rabbi Herman Schaalman, alav ha-shalom, who, so moved by his experiences of a Methodist Church camp years ago one summer in Iowa, set out to create a Reform Jewish Summer Camp. He wrote that, “on the invitation of the Jewish Chatauqua Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – December 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 1st, 2017

Camp and Conference Day at CEEBJ Mark your calendar for December 17 and plan to spend the morning at CEEBJ. For those with children in Religious School, teachers will be conducting conferences. This is your chance to get to know your teacher better, to ask every question you can think Read More

From Cantor David Barash – December 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 1st, 2017

Hanukkah is in the air! You are invited to the Children’s Choir Hanukkah performance at the Sarah Chudnow campus on Sunday, December 17 at 11:45 am. There, our CEEBJ Children’s Choir will treat you to some beautiful Hanukkah songs accompanied by Ruben Piirainen on piano. During Hanukkah, Chai Point will Read More

From President Michael Levin – December 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 1st, 2017

The Board of Trustees attended a daylong retreat on Saturday, Nov. 4. We began with a Shabbat morning service, led by Rabbi Berkson. Susan Zukrow, who grew up in our congregation, led the rest of the day. After working in marketing for many years, she is now is an associate Read More

From Brotherhood President Garrett Butenhoff – December 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 1st, 2017

From Our President This has been a busy time for the Brotherhood, as a number of annual events took place. Thanks so much for your attendance at the Deli Dinner. Yummy corned beef and good friends were once again on the menu. We also enjoyed seeing you at the annual Read More

From Women of Emanu-El President Ruth Treisman – December 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
December 1st, 2017

From Our President If you have any lingering goals you want to accomplish this year, now is a great time to renew your focus on them. The last few months of the year are prime to buckle down, end on a high note, and start off next year strong. Since Read More

Cantor Barash’s Sabbatical – Updated 11/20/17
November 20th, 2017

Debra and I are off to Israel. We’ll be there for 5 weeks and we’ll be posting stories and pictures about our travels to the CEEBJ blog. Click on the link above to see where we’ve been!

From Rabbi Marc Berkson – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

I write as our Cantor is on the way to Israel for a well-deserved sabbatical. He will be riding from Jerusalem to Eilat as part of the 2017 Israel Ride sponsored by the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon. Many of us were introduced to Hazon’s great work creating Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

With everything going on in the world and our community as I sit down to write for Ha-Kol this month, I have decided that rather than sharing an article that I’ve written I would instead like to share one of the best articles I’ve read this month. Why get wisdom Read More

From Cantor David Barash – November 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
November 1st, 2017

Thanks for Beautiful Days of Awe Hopefully you had a meaningful and awe inspiring High Holy Days experience this year. I want to thank our outstanding High Holy Day choir and much appreciation goes out to our proficient Torah and Haftarah Readers who helped make our services so beautiful. We Read More

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