Faith over Fear
World Refugee Day
“Faith over Fear”
According to the UN, 2016 had the largest number of refugees fleeing violence, over 65 million. This was an increase over 2015, already the largest number since WWII.
65+ million, an astonishing number seemingly impossible to wrap our heads or hearts around. But one of the things that the UN noticed was how communities of faith were responding – in Europe, in the Middle East, and here in the US.
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CMI Chorale Rehearsals
The CMI Chorale rehearses on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Anyone in high school or older who would like to sing is welcome. For more information, contact Cantor Giglio.
Respond to Syrian Refugee Crisis
The world is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. 54% of all Syrians are either refugees who have left Syria or have been displaced from their homes. Over 200,00 have already died in Syria. We MUST be a light in this darkness. We Can Make a Difference. Support HIAS, IsraAID, JCDR, IRIS, Save the Children, IRC, UNHCR, and other groups that are working at the forefront of this issue.
CMI Livestreams Services
Services are livestreamed so that members and friends who were unable to attend in person can enjoy Shabbat, the holidays and lifecycle events. To watch our service on your computer or mobile device, click here.
Donate Items and Support CMI
CMI has partnered with Helping Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank to raise money. Donate your gently used items to Helping Hands and CMI will receive 18% of the sale price once those items are sold. Read more »
Free Tickets/Passes for Cancer Patients
Free tickets to area attractions (theater, sporting events, children’s shows, museums), for cancer patients throughout Connecticut. To sign-up please e-mail Sharon@nulllittlewonder.org. Please note, to be eligible, a doctor must provide confirmation of a cancer diagnosis. For more information go to: http://www.littlewonder.org.
Knowing Saves Lives — Women and men of Ashkenazi Jewish (Central or Eastern European) ancestry have a 1 in 40 chance of carrying a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. This is at least a ten times greater probability than that of the non-Jewish population. Individuals with a gene mutation in either BRCA1or BRCA2 are at higher than average risk for developing certain cancers. Talk to your loved ones about your family history of cancer. Want to know more about BRCA? Visit www.basser.org or call (215) 662-2748.
The Social Action Committee is sponsoring an ongoing food drive for Christian Community Action’s Food Pantry. Bring in nonperishable food items (no glass please). Double-bagging is appreciated. A collection bin is in the rotunda.
The Social Action Committee is sponsoring an ongoing clothing drive for Immanel Baptist Church’s Clothes Closet. Clean out your closets and bring in your unwanted items. The collection bin is in the Coat Room.
Register To Be Bone Marrow Donor
Want to do a mitzvah? Consider giving the gift of life — register to be a bone marrow donor. Registering requires a swap of the cheek. For more information, click here or go to giftoflife.org.
Free Housecleaning for Cancer Patients
Free housecleaning is available from Cleaning for a Reason for women currently undergoing chemotherapy. The service is available one time per month for four months during treatment. To be eligible, a doctor must provide confirmation of the current treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in the person’s zip code area arrange for the service. For more information, go to http://www.cleaningforareason.com.
Since hospitals are not permitted to notify us when a congregant has been admitted, we rely on you to alert us. If you know of a member who is in the hospital, contact Rabbi Brockman at (203) 288-3877 or email@example.com.
Oneg & Flower Sponsorships
Share your joy and memories with the congregation by sponsoring the flowers and/or oneg on a Friday night. For more information, contact Jennifer at (203) 288-3877.
Stop & Shop Cards Available
If you do your grocery shopping at Stop & Shop, come by the synagogue office and buy e-cards – you’ll be supporting CMI. For every $100 sold, we get $5. Stop by weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or during Religious School.