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Reopening Plan

בָּרוּךְ... שֶׁהֶחֱיָֽינוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמָן הַזֶּה

Barukh ... she-hehiyanu v’kiyemanu v’higiyanu lazman hazeh.

Blessed is the One who has kept us alive, sustained us and brought us to this moment.

Over the past 14 months, we have learned in a new way what it means to be interconnected. We saw how a tiny virus, thousands of miles away, could quickly spread across the entire world, and turn our lives upside down. We have felt the isolation that the virus has caused. And we felt the richness of community found in adapting our ways. (Jewish people have been adapting since Abraham and Sarah journeyed forth to an unknown land.) We have found ways to pray together, to celebrate together, to mourn together. We have spoken on the phone, gathered on Zoom and even heard the sound of the shofar while socially distanced on the CBI lawn! But all the while we have looked forward to the day when we would be able to meet in person.

We're back!

We are excited to announce that CBI will resume in-person Friday evening Shabbat services beginning on erev Shabbat, May 7th. Weather permitting, the services will be outside. We ask that you bring our own seating and siddurim and that you observe our Covid policy guidelines.

Knowing that not everyone who would like to join us will be able to do so, in person, we will continue broadcasting our services via Zoom.

Saturday morning services will remain on Zoom, for the time being.

How do I sign up to join in-person?

To sign up, click the RSVP link in the CBI announcements each week or call the office.

Please get your vaccine!

Receiving a vaccine—for those eligible and medically able—is the single most important thing one can do to engage in pikuah nefesh, the imperative to save a life. We have all seen this past year as the number of COVID cases and deaths rose and fell based on the actions and decisions of individuals. We believe that there is a Jewish and moral imperative for all who are able to get vaccinated to do so as soon as possible—for your own sake, and for the sake of the broader community.

If you have concerns or questions about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, we encourage you to speak with one of the medical professionals in our community who will be happy to have a frank and confidential conversation. Please contact Rabbi Robert and he will connect you with a medical professional in the community, who will talk with you.

More questions? You can find more details and answers here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Fri, July 23 2021 14 Av 5781