Temper Judgments with Empathy

Posted on September 10th, 2014 in

To see Rabbi Cohen’s article on Parashat Shoftim published in the J Weekly, click here.

Mourning Without a Prayer

Posted on September 10th, 2014 in , ,


Expanding the Educational Leadership of our CBI Family

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 in

Gratitude and Farewell to the Rabinovich FamilyThis Shabbat our community will bid farewell to the Rabinovich Family. Over the past three years Elishav and Ma’ayan led our community in deepening our connection to one another, to Torah and Mitzvot, to Israel, and to the Holy One. During these very difficult and challenging times in Israel, our […]

Our Sons, Our Brothers, Our Family

Posted on July 7th, 2014 in

This morning our hearts are broken as our people’s beloved sons, Eyal, Naftali, and Gilad are laid to rest. Like so many of you, for the past 18 days these boys have been in my heart, in my prayers and in my thoughts. Indeed, this very past Shabbat in shul, I urged all of us […]

Our Father Abraham Mourns in Heaven

Posted on July 7th, 2014 in

On Sunday morning, we were deeply disturbed by news of the arrest of six Israeli Jews in connection with the brutal murder of 16 year old, Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Israeli leaders, both political and spiritual, along with major Jewish organizations, both religious and secular, have condemned this vicious act in no uncertain terms (below please […]

Summer Reading List

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in

Sadly, this summer all of our rejoicings are deeply tinged by disturbing and heartbreaking events taking place in Israel. The biblical poet somberly cries, If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem! Certainly, this summer, wherever we may be, at work or on break, our hearts and minds must be intently focused on Jerusalem, on Zion, as […]

Students of Torah, Teachers of Torah Visiting CBI

Posted on June 19th, 2014 in

As we draw near to the Holiday of Shavuot, the time of the giving of the Torah, we are pleased to welcome a number of guest students and teachers of Torah, who will be sharing some of their own teachings with our community during their visit to our community. On Shavuot (June 3-5), our community […]