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Family Pre- Hannukah Potluck December 16, 5:30pm

Pre Chanukah Celebration! Perfect to dust off your latke recipe and practice your dreidle spinning.

Celebrate the Festival of Lights: Chanukah Potluck & Party (for all ages)

Community candle lighting, blessings, songs, games & crafts.

And let’s not forget food!

Bring your favorite menorah and one candle for each member of your family
December 16, 5:30

Please RSVP Here.

Reincarnation with David Sanders of the Kabbalah Experience, December 11

December 11, 3:30PM. Join us for an exploration and experiential learning session on reincarnation through study, and group discussion connecting you to a deeper understanding of the significance of reincarnation on your spiritual journey.

Chanukkah Bazaar

Need some Chanukkah accouterments but don’t want to shop online? CBE’s got you covered! Our Chanukkah Bazaar will be open December 7 from 3:30-5:30, and then during office hours through December 22.

Buy Chanukah Gelt and Help the Religious School!

It’s that time again! This fundraiser benefits not only the Religious School, but also the member farmers of a Fair Trade cooperative in Ghana called Kuapa Kokoo. Practice Tikkun Olam while getting ready for the holidays!

Click Here to Order

Middle East 101 for Teens

You’re not the only one who wants to know: “What countries actually make up the middle east?” Where exactly is Israel?”, “Why is Turkey called Turkey?” and “What are the conflicts all about??”

Teens are invited to explore these questions and many more with Israeli emissary Noam Grinfeld; clearing cobwebs of confusion, bringing clarity and insight and a delicious middle eastern meal.

Click Here To RSVP

Congregation Beth Evergreen, in cooperation with the U.S. Marine Corps, is collecting toys for its Toys for Tots Program. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at the holidays, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will help them become responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

While the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation organizes, coordinates and manages the campaign, the ultimate success of this annual toy drive depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy and place it in the designated box in the Social Hall. Toys for ages 0-12 are requested, although toys for ages 0-2 and ages 6-12 are most needed.

The toys will be delivered to the U.S. Marines on December 12, so please be sure to get your donations in before that date.

Buying a toy for a less fortunate child when you do your Chanukah or Christmas
shopping this year will gladden your heart. We promise!


Wednesday, December 14, 4PM

Does the Torah teach us that our struggles with those closest to us are at the core of experience with divinity?  When we find ourselves wresting with our brothers or sister, are we seeing G-d face-to-face?  Join together on Wednesday, December 14th to explore the Torah story of Jacob (our Jewish tribal father) wrestling with a mysterious force for a full night, injuring himself in the process, and coming to understand he has seen G-d, face-to-face.


New CBE Mussar Opportunity, Monthly Evening Havurah! Join us at 6:30pm for a Family Style Dinner Social & Potluck with Mussar Learning.

CBE’s is Celebrating its 4th Year of the Tikkun Middot Project by hosting a Monthly Havurah Potluck & Discussion Group open to everyone. If you have studied with us in the past, or could not previously make one of our daytime classes, have an interest in studying Mussar OR are just Curious and want to get Connected!

For more information please contact, Rabbi Jamie, Bonnie Houghton or Marilyn Saltzman.

Saturday morning December 25th at 9:00am is the Annual Menorah lighting at the Lake House park. There will be ‘brunch’ afterward at the Nature Center.  EPRD said this event needs to be early this year in order to accommodate potential ice skating on the lake that day. EPRD is offering a 20% discount if you wish to ice skate after the Menorah lighting. You just need to let the person know that you attended the Menorah lighting, in order to receive the 20% discount.

Join us for the 8th night of Chanukah and a service to rejuvenate and rededicate yourself to your spiritual path at the advent of the new year. Time TBD.

Youth and Family News

Sign up for Religious School!

Religious School Signup is now available. Click here to register.

Adult Hebrew Class Now Available

Have you ever wanted to learn Hebrew? Did you learn it once, but have you forgotten everything since your b’nei mitzvah? Now’s your chance to brush up! Click here to register.

Religious School Pizza!

The Education Committee is organizing a Religious School Dominos Pizza snack fundraiser that will typically occur on the last Wednesday class day of each month from September to April. YUM! This is in addition to the weekly snack we provide students.

Pizza is $2/slice with a maximum of 2 slices per student. Download the form here.