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Posts by Cyd Friedman

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Happy New Year! Welcome 2018!

Happy New Year!! It’s hard to believe 2017 is behind us! It was a wonderful year, and we look forward to continuing to spend meaningful team together, starting as early as next week! But first, a quick thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who made the Mitzvah Menorah project work so well, and the special party […]

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Grateful for Friends and Congregants

Wow, it’s hard to believe 2017 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, some very happy, others sad and difficult. In the last couple of months […]

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We Never Stand Still

An amazingly beautiful High Holiday season is now behind us. Thank you to all who participated and helped make it so special for our CBT family. We Never Stand Still But, as you know, we never stand still, and so much more has (and is) happening at Beth Torah. Our new adult education programs are going strong. This […]

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Our Spiritual Home and Our Journey

We are all so fortunate to have Beth Torah as our spiritual home in the unsettled world in which we live. If you are new to the congregation, haven’t been around in a while, or are here all the time, we are so happy to welcome you to be with our amazing family over the […]

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School, Holidays Coming Up

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and we are getting ready for school and the holidays. It has been a wonderful summer so far with B’nai Mitzvot every weekend in June, and the simchas continue with B’nai Mitzvot every weekend in August. We also celebrated an Auf ruf in July and have […]

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Busy Summer and Security

First, I want to say thank you to those who were able to attend our annual meeting. I am honored to continue serving as your president in the upcoming year and appreciate your confidence in me. I want to welcome the new members of the board; I look forward to working together. A big thank […]

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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. […]