Help Us Resettle a Refugee

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The plight of refugees has weighed heavily on our faith-based community.  Watching families suffering in war torn Syria, hearing about the persecution of translators who risked their lives to support American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reading about the plight of victims of human trafficking has compelled us to act.
CBY has joined forces with Pleasantville Community Synagogue and Westchester Jewish Community Services to resettle a refugee family in Westchester.  This sacred work will take a village. The family typically arrives with only the clothes on their backs.  They need an apartment, furniture, clothing, food- all the basics. They need healthcare and ultimately, employment, and, of course, education.  We will help them with all of these and more.
We are counting on our wonderful congregation to pledge their time and money to make this a reality. There will be opportunities for everyone, whatever your interests or skills.  If you know someone who has an affordable apartment, if you can shop or cook or drive or teach English, we need you.
Learn more and sign up to help here. Questions? Contact


New Hiking Club: May 25 at 11am

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Join the second gathering of our new Hiking Group led by congregant Mychal Ertel on May 25 at 11am. All levels of experience welcome. Hike will take place at Arthur W. Butler Memorial Sanctuary, 5-7 minutes from CBY. Contact Mychal Ertel at for more information and to sign up. An additional hike will be on June 16 at 9:00am


Feed Your Mind: Chai Mitzvah Series: June 7

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Join Rabbi Strom, Cantor Kobilinsky, and JID Director Melissa Cohavi for a monthly journey into Judaism through the Chai Mitzvah curriculum.

Chai Mitzvah is framework that spans the spectrum of the Jewish community for discovering what’s meaningful to individuals in the areas of learning, social action and spiritual practice, coupled with beautifully illustrated source books for monthly small group discussion. Each month we will gather to learn about and discuss a different topic, including mindfulness, adult rites of passage, the individual & community, Judaism & the environment, gratitude and more. You can come to all of our monthly gatherings, or pick and choose by topic and/or your personal availability. Each session is $18.00.

Join us at 7:00pm onJune 7, September 13, October 18, and November 15. 

Register below. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa.

Fill out my online form.