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"Refugees in America" -

Book reading & discussion by Rabbi Lee Bycel


Sunday, September 22, 2019
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Congregation Beth Shalom



Rabbi Lee Bycel has completed his book “Refugees in America” with the addition of many photos by, Dona Bonick
Join us in celebrating the launch of the Book, book signing and discussion, followed by a wine reception on Sunday afternoon. 

Reserve your seat HERE


Six  Part  Seminar Series with Rabbi Lee Bycel

Oct 29, Nov 5th and 12th, Dec 3, 10, and 17th
10:00 AM - Noon at CBS

Rabbi Lee will be offering a six – part series on:
Shaping a meaningful life after retirement - My past, my present and my future”.  

Lee will prepare readings and exercises to guide the experience.  Based on the work of philosophers, Jewish thinkers, poets and contemporaries as well as the practices of Guided Autobiography, Mapping one’s Life, and Wise Aging, each session will focus on a different theme related to this time of life, including:  My life work/career; My relationships; My health; My goals and dreams; Facing mortality and loss; Activities that nurture my well-being and My legacy.

Important – this will be taught seminar style and is limited to 25 participants.

Register and Pay HERE






Travel to Israel with Rabbi Goldstein and fellow CBS members & friends!

Travel to Israel with Rabbi Goldstein and fellow CBS members and friends! We will spend 10 days of tourism, guest lectures, experiential learning, and adventure together from April 21-30, 2020. The trip includes Tel Aviv, Jerusalem (where we will experience Shabbat together), Masada, Haifa, the Galilee, the Golan Heights and much more. Intended for first-time visitors as well as those who have been to Israel before.

If you want to join this exciting adventure, please fill out the registration form and send in your $500 deposit. The full itinerary and pricing is included in this link:

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Shabbat Under the Stars

Shabbat Under the Stars

Friday, August 23rd - 6:00 PM

CBS invites all families with kids under 18 and all new members that have joined in the past year to a special
"Shabbat Under the Stars." Services will be held on the back patio (weather permitting). Oneg hosted by the
Membership Committee.


Festive Oneg Honoring Rabbi Goldstein and Rabbi Bycel

Friday, August 16th - 6:00 PM at CBS

This past May Rabbi Goldstein received his Doctor of Divinity at graduation ceremonies in New York by The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Rabbi Goldstein was honored for 25 years of distinguished professional service as an alumnus of HUC-JIR. Rabbi Bycel is celebrating 40 years in the rabbinate. To celebrate and honor these distinguished Rabbis, the Board of Trustees will be hosting a festive oneg after services.  During the service Rabbi Goldstein and Rabbi Bycel will be reflecting on their years since ordination into the rabbinate.


Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, August 7th - 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

We have a treat coming up for Lunch and Learn. Our next speaker will be our own Suzanne Shiff. Suzanne has been spending time in the beautiful Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende. She'll share her experiences with us and we can have a vicarious trip to one of Mexico's gems.

Fri, February 21 2020 26 Shevat 5780