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CBY Women Get Together and “Get Down”

To all you bright, capable, charming, interesting women of Congregation B’nai Yisrael: If you weren’t at the Guest House Retreat in Chester, Connecticut, on January 29-31, you really missed out! It was a weekend none of us who attended will soon forget. Twenty-five women across the age spectrum arrived, some as friends, some as acquaintances and a few as strangers; but on Sunday afternoon, we left as friends.

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Being Audacious

By Rabbi Strom April Baskin is the Union for Reform Judaism’s Vice President of Audacious Hospitality. Yes, there is such a position. And yes, I will confess that I, like many, had a brief chuckle at the idea that such a high level of authority and responsibility has been devoted to such a particular area within the ranks of the Union.

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An Unforgettable Evening in Spain

By Frederic J. Siegel Our family had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving week in Spain because our daughter Matty, a junior in college, has been studying there since September. Despite the fact that the Spanish Inquisition (between 1478 and 1501) represented one of the worst periods for our people (those unwilling to convert and become Catholic were either killed or forced into exile from Spain), Judaism still lives in Spain today.

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booksAdult Education with Rabbi Strom: 2/10 & 2/24

Join Rabbi Strom for his monthly Text in the City in NYC on 2/10 or Study in the Suburbs at CBY on 2/24, both at noon. Topic this year is “What Are We Praying for Anyway?” as a look into the words of the prayers and evolutions within the Reform movement, etc. For more information and to sign up, click here

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PJ-Library-Moon onlyPJ Library Program

Bring your little ones and join us on Saturday, February 27 at 10:00am for a PJ Library program at CBY. Rabbi Strom, Cantor Kobilinsky and JID Director Melissa Cohavi will be there for storytime, crafts, music and food! RSVP here. Spread the word to all of your friends. You do not need to be a CBY member to attend this program.

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blockMusic and Miles: Changing Minds

On Friday, April 8 from 6-8pm support this important fundraiser in memory of Miles Applebaum to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention among young adults. Special guest appearance by members of the fund bank Lettuce. All proceeds will benefit The Jed Foundation and The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship Fund at Lagond Music School. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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