Congregation Beth Evergreen invites you to become a part of our creative, inclusive and easy-going Jewish community. Set among the pines overlooking Elk Meadow in Evergreen, Colorado, Beth Evergreen is considered to be a home-away-from-home to nearly 200 families from all ends of the spiritual spectrum.
Affiliated with the growing Reconstructionist movement our community celebrates life, education, friendship and Jewish culture through its unique classes, innovative services and nurturing life-cycle events. So whether you like to daven, dine, pray or play, there’s always something for you at Beth Evergreen. Please look through our website to find out more, or call (303) 670-4294, ext. 1, for more information.
Tuesday, August 5 – Tisha B’Av (The 9th of Av), A Day of Fasting 7:30 – 9 AM Morning Minyan special Tisha B’Av service and reading of the Book of Lamentations.
Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, begins at sundown on Monday night. In past years, we have marked this day with an evening program of study and service by candle light. This year, our communal gathering to mark the event will happen in the morning with a traditional service and creative reading of Aicha/Lamentations at 7:30 AM, followed by an interactive study and discussion. Here’s a taste of conversation to come:
Tisha B’Av is the only other full-day fast in the Jewish calendar besides Yom Kippur and this is no coincidence. The former prepares us for, and highlights the need for, the latter. We need Yom Kippur because we are not perfect and we know it. We make mistakes and those mistakes have consequences, sometimes tragic ones. Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, a horban, or holocaust, of its time, urges us to recognize the links between our own behavior and national and global events.
As we watch and agonize over the on-going conflict and terrible loss of life in Israel and Gaza, it is tempting to sit back and judge…Israelis, Palestinian Arabs, Hamas, Netanyahu, the media, etc. On this day, however, we might consider how each of those actors are reflections of different aspects of ourselves and our community. Seeing our “enemies” as extensions of ourselves and of the Divine, such a perspective, is challenging indeed. Join our regular Tuesday morning minyan, take up the challenge, raise your questions, and begin you preparations for the Day of Atonement with us. Hope to see you there.
‘Mostly Music’ Open House Shabbat Service with Rabbi Jamie featuring the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach z"l (and a bit of Paul Simon)
Friday, August 15 at 7:30 PM
'Open House' Oneg with R. Jamie & Members of CBE - for those wishing to learn more about CBE
Are you interested in learning more about our Religious School, and want to get a taste of the religious school experience at Congregation Beth Evergreen?
Wondering about J-FLEX and our Hebrew Lab?
Do you have a toddler, a preschooler and/or a kindergartner?
Please come and learn about our new Tot Family Class.
Try out our Hebrew Language Lab, meet our teachers, make and take a craft project with your child(ren), do a mitzvah, listen to a story, sing some songs and join us for dinner out on the patio.
Come check us out what's in store for the upcoming year at Beth Evergreen on Wednesday August 20, 2014
Congregation Beth Evergreen is in the early stages of putting together its 4th Israel trip in 2014. Meetings are held monthly to customize the itinerary for the group. It's not to late to get on board! If you are interested, please contact Rabbi Jamie Arnold: (303) 670-4294 x 7. Current Itinerary
Our first three checks have arrived and we received $856! Thank you to everyone who is participating! Please keep up the momentum (as we only qualify for these dividends in months that $5k or more are 'loaded' onto gift cards. This past month we made by just $200!)
We have been receiving a ton of questions about how to obtain/use the King Soopers gift cards to benefit the CBE Religious School. Hopefully this FAQ will help!
1. Obtain a pre-loaded gift card from the CBE office (it comes with $2.50 already on it).
2. Go to King Soopers to shop!
Before ringing up your groceries 'load' more $money onto your gift card with cash or your credit card. This can either be done at customer service or right at the check-out stand. NOTE: This must be done before you start ringing up your items.
3. Use your gift card to buy groceries or at their Loaf 'n Jug gas stations.
NOTE: you will still get 'points' and 'miles' when you participate.