October 22 – 9:00 a.m.
CMI is offering a 4 part adult education & discussion series on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism. Next class will be held on Suturday, October 22 at 9:00 a.m. presented by Dr. Stan Friedman. Additional classes will be held on November 5 and December 3.
Dr. Friedman is on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine. He has studied kabbalah for over 20 years with British Kabbalist, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi and serves on the Board of the International Kabbalah Society.
An Evening of New Beginnings Part 1: New Member Dinner
October 23 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a special Evening of New Beginnings. We begin by a Dinner at 6:00 p.m., at which we honor and welcome those who have joined our congregational family over the past year. New members are our complimentary guests for dinner. Immediately following will be our Simchat Torah Consecration Family Service at which we celebrate students new to our Religious School, new Birthdays, and a new reading of the Torah. It’s sure to be a joyful evening!
An Evening of New Beginnings Part 2: Simchat Torah & Consecration Family Service
October 23 – 7:00 p.m.
Our Evening of New Beginnings continues with Simchat Torah Family Services. We’ll be celebrating our new members, October Birthdays, and the Consecration of students new to our Religious School. Make lots of noise and dance around the sanctuary and into the sukkah with the Torahs, flags, and lulavim. Be amazed as we unroll an entire Torah around the sanctuary. It’s a fun evening for all ages.
If your child was born in October and will be at services, please call the office.
Social Action Film Series
October 29 – 7:00 p.m.
The Social Action Committee is hosting a film series this year focused on the topic: Women, Men and Religious Traditions: Judaism, Islam and Christian Fundamentalism. The firs movie is Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem. This film tells the story of an orthodox Jewish woman who is trying to obtain a divorce, which can only be granted by a panel of rabbis, and only with the full consent of her husband. A discussion following the movie.
The event is free and open to the public. Please consider helping SAC’s ongoing collections of food and clothing. Light refreshment will be served.
Life Is Delicious
October 30 – 12:00 p.m.
LID will be back in the kitchen to cook for Columbus House’s overflow shelter. Volunteers shop, prep, cook, clean up, and serve.