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Posts by Cyd Friedman

Cyd Friedman

Community Connection

So how did it go? Have you talked to someone you don’t know well yet? I would love to hear about it. Connection in the Community I heard about one experience from the recipient of the attention paid by a member of our board. I was actually at another congregation’s Shabbat service to share an […]

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Hospitality Towards Guests

Dear CBT Family, I have been reading a wonderful book that was highly recommended to me as president of Beth Torah. The book, by Dr. Ron Wolfson, is titled “Relational Judaism”, and in the introduction, he takes it all down to one sentence: It’s about relationships. The last line of Beth Torah’s mission statement is […]

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Shabbat, Purim, Passover, Oh My!

I am so excited to announce that we have signed a new contract with Rabbi Zelony for 5 years! Rabbi Zelony has brought renewed energy toward spirituality, education for adults and children, music and community. We are thrilled that she, Adiv and the kids are as happy here as we are to have them here. […]

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Rabbi Zelony Signed New 5 Year Contract

I am so excited to announce that we have signed a new contract with Rabbi Zelony for 5 years! Rabbi Zelony has brought renewed energy toward spirituality, education for adults and children, music and community. We are thrilled that she, Adiv and the kids are as happy here as we are to have them here. […]

Cyd Friedman

Happy New Year!

Well, we ended the 2016 calendar year with several wonderful events. The MetroCare party was really special, with so many families getting their Christmas wishes realized, along with food, music, and dancing. There were many amazing volunteers, but a special thank you to Joan Kitner and Beth Mond for all of their hard work making […]

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Hanukkah 2016

Wow, it’s hard to believe 2016 is almost over. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and close friends. November reminded me of all that we have to be grateful for, with Beth Torah members sharing many life cycle events, most very happy, others sad and difficult. We had a Bar Mitzvah, […]

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Happy 5777

Happy 5777! I hope you all found spiritual meaning and enjoyable family and friend time during the holidays. A thank you again to all those who helped make the holidays so special and well-coordinated for all of us. In addition to our large attendance at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we had beautiful services for […]

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Beth Torah is a Unique and Special Home

I am very excited and honored to be writing this greeting in my first year as president of Congregation Beth Torah. As you all know, Alan has guided us to a strong and vibrant place. We have shared so many great times and strong spiritual connections, and learned from Rabbi Zelony and Beri Schwitzer, as […]

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High Holiday Packet and Programs

By now you have received your High Holiday packet. If you have not looked closely yet, please do so. The packet provides all the information you need to navigate the upcoming high holidays, with detailed scheduling and instructions, and the forms you need for a variety of needs during the holidays. Adult Education Brochure An […]

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Our Active Shul

Welcome back from summer vacation! We are swinging into full gear at Beth Torah and look forward to seeing you at one or many of the upcoming events or services. There are also many opportunities to volunteer and lead activities that interest you in our active shul. Beit Midrash at Our Shul The summer has […]