October 16-17

The Eruv is UP.

All CBI Zoom events indicated below share the same link. Please contact the office at  if you haven’t received the link by email.

R. Cohen’s Drash 

Here is a link to the video recording
The text is on our website or can be downloaded here.

Please contact the office at  if you haven’t received the link by email.

Friday, October 16
In person outdoor Shabbat Services
7:00 am @ the Allston Field

9:00 am via CBI Zoom
Talmudic Wisdom w/ R. Yonatan Cohen:
  Join us for a weekly class on Tractate Chagigah that explores major Jewish questions of practice and thought.  In this week’s class we will begin the second chapter of the tractate. Please note class will not be meeting next Friday, October 23.

5:15 pm via CBI Zoom
Kabbalat Shabbat with Natan Kuchar

We will join for Kabbalat Shabbat over Zoom before candle lighting, singing the traditional Kabbalat Shabbat tunes together (through Lekha Dodi).

6:11 pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting

7:07 pm

Saturday Day, October 17
In person outdoor Services
7:30 am and 9:30 am @ the Allston Field

7:07 pm
Ma’ariv, Havdalah and Shabbat ends

Saturday night, Sunday & Monday, October 17-19
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan

Classes and Events

All previous CBI class recordings are here

Sunday – Friday // 8:45am – 9:00am // via Zoom
Daily Mishna: Sukkah with M. Victoria Sutton 
Join us to learn a Mishna together, particularly in lieu of saying kaddish for departed loved ones during this time. This is a meaningful way to mark a yahrzeit and or honor a loved one during the first year of mourning.

Sunday, October 18 // 8 pm // via Zoom
Sushi Making with Joel Resnikoff 
Joel loves making sushi for guests and is excited to share his love of sushi making in a fun evening together! Join on to watch, learn and connect – or make your own sushi along at home! Registration link includes a list of ingredients if you would like to make your own sushi along with Joel’s demo!

Monday // 12:00 pm // via Zoom
Key Books in Tanakh with Maharat Victoria Sutton: Book of Samuel Siyum! 

Following the chaotic period of the Judges, the Book of Samuel narrates the centralization of leadership in Israel. The book opens with the birth of the prophet Samuel, who unifies the nation, and crowns the first kings of Israel.  The Book of Samuel presents a gripping exploration of political personalities, palace intrigue and the role of God in the lives of kings and nations. 

Monday // 8:00 pm // via Zoom
Process Group with Beth Oelberger

All are welcome to join this open and contained process group. Beth Oelberger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Tuesdays // 12pm – 3pm // via Zoom
CBI’s virtual Mah Jongg group meets weekly and is open to players that know how to play and already have their National Mah Jongg Play Card. To join, please be in touch with Marti Zedeck.

Tuesdays // 8pm – 9pm // via Zoom
How should Jews speak about the land? with Naama Sadan
Join for the first in a two part series focused on the first Torah portions and environmental issues. The first portions of the Torah engage us with some big questions: creation and responsibility to creation, the connection between the destruction of the physical world and the degradation of the ethics, that the “first” people don’t stay in one place, they are born in one place and end their life somewhere else. These ancient questions are more relevant than ever and as Jews, we are privileged to have the opportunity to dive into our rich tradition to find ways of thinking and acting that will lead us through the turbulent times our physical world is going through.
Each session will include learning a Midrash together followed by a discussion and an environmental action topic.

General Events

CELEBRATE A SIMCHA, HONOR SOMEONE SPECIAL, MARK A YAHRZEIT: We welcome weekly sponsorships in dedication of a loved one, a celebration, or a commemoration to help cover expenses related to our  outdoor Shabbat services.  Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat services can be dedicated as well.  Dedications will be included in our weekly Daf and announced at the end of services.
Click Here to Contribute, please pick “Shabbat” from the drop-down menu.

Between Rosh Hashanah and Simchat Torah, join us as we collect adult men’s and women’s new (unopened, unused) socks and underwear for YEAH! Housed in Berkeley, YEAH! provides shelter and support for at-risk homeless youth.
Collection bins are in front of the following homes (addresses available in directory or on request):
Aliza and Nimrod Elias & Family
Irene & Joel Resnikoff
Hilla Abel and Asaf Shor & Family