Large Enough to Serve You
Small Enough to Know You

Cyd Friedman

Gratitude about CBT

Have you taken a few minutes lately to feel gratitude? Besides the reasons in your personal lives to be thankful for, what about your CBT family and home? I am so grateful to my Beth Torah family, and want to say thank you to all of you in making our home such a unique and special place.

Let me give you some examples of what I so appreciate about our beautiful congregation.

Gratitude at these Events

On January 7 the Sisterhood Intrafaith brunch was held at Temple Emanuel and, although I ended up sick and unable to attend, a few people got in touch to tell me about our amazing representation from Beth Torah’s women. On January 15 I did get to attend the Dallas Dinner Table event that Ruben Granado coordinated for us and…
WOW! What an amazing conversation we had with people from all over the Dallas community. Elizabeth Stein and Garry Kahalnik gave our guests a tour of the sanctuary, showed a Torah, and answered lots of questions about us and Judaism.

Men’s club had their annual pancake breakfast for our LC kids—everyone ate lots of pancakes and felt the love from our volunteers. There was also an LC dinner with our USY alumni and Ruach members helping them bond and practice the Birkat Hamazon (grace after meals) together. Thank you to all who keep reminding our kids how special
they are to all of us!!

This past weekend, there was a women’s retreat at Camp Young Judea. About 40 women from around Texas spent a wonderful weekend together. The amazing part of this is that 20 of these women were from Beth Torah! What an awesome weekend we had with our sisters of all ages from CBT. We hope to have even more attend next year. While we were gone, the husbands planned a dinner together, hosted by John Wills, with 13 of them able to spend an evening together.

So, we hope you will join us at our next community event. We have the Congregational Dinner on February 9, you can register at Or join us for Inclusion Shabbat, World Wide Wrap, Joint Sisterhood and Men’s Club Breakfast, Young Families’ Shabbat Dinner, Purim Festivities, or one of the other many events—social, spiritual or educational—listed in these pages.