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Jewish Drash on a Secular New Year

01/01/2021 09:39:44 AM


Rabbi Jamie Arnold

January 1, 2021, may not be a Jewish New Year, but turning to annual markers in time as measures of change is certainly a Jewish practice.  There are, after all, at least four New Years in the Jewish calendar: one for the lunar...Read more...

End-of-Year Appeal

12/11/2020 12:20:01 PM


Rabbi Jamie Arnold, Eve Mills, & Dan Herman

Dear Friends,

It’s Hanukkah!  A celebration of courage and perseverance, gratitude and generosity.   So we kindle lights (one at a time) to dispel the looming darkness, to spread warmth and kindness (one soul to another) to ease the winter chill,  and...Read more...

Noticing Anew

11/29/2020 12:45:39 PM


Tara Saltzman

Remember when your kids asked that question that made you stop and think, “Oh yeah, I wonder why that is…?”  We lose a little curiosity as we age or maybe we just stop noticing.   Recently while looking for songs to incorporate in the “Blues” Shabbat...Read more...

The New Year Ahead

11/15/2020 11:38:46 AM


Dan Herman

Shana Tova! Although we couldn’t all get together in person, it was beautiful celebrating the holidays with the CBE community and so nice to see so many members and guests. Todah rabah to Rabbi Jamie, our service leaders, our staff, our talented volunteers, musicians, and...Read more...

Out of the Fire and into the….Election?

11/01/2020 11:54:04 AM


Rabbi Jamie Arnold

As many of you know, Marti and I were recently evacuated along with thousands of Grand County residents from our home near Granby. Those of you who have experienced such an evacuation (such as the one that effected south Evergreen this past summer) know the experience...Read more...

Yom Kippur 2020

09/29/2020 12:35:05 PM


Joanne Greenberg

Our father, Jacob, had a wonderful moment of honesty and clarity when he woke from a dream – Jacob’s ladder – you remember.  He looked around and said, “God was in this place and I didn’t know it.”

    Great moments come, but I am...

Yita  Ruchel  bat  Tzirel  **   Ruth Bader Ginsburg

09/23/2020 12:38:27 PM


Hollis Samler

WHY?  We all collectively screamed!  Why couldn’t she live just a little longer?  …. at least a few more months.  This wasn’t supposed to happen. Was it?  
    Why erev Rosh Hashana?
    It...

Rosh Hashanah 2020

09/20/2020 12:32:05 PM


Joanne Greenberg

I am sick of hearing about and responding to the virus, losing my words in my mask and standing here breathing my own air.

Before I begin to talk about beginnings, the head of the year, I want to give public thanks for private acts.  Albert and I have been...Read more...

Becoming Agents of Change through Compassion, Conviction, and Collaboration in 5781

09/10/2020 11:33:54 AM


Rabbi Jamie Arnold

It is written that there is “nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes). Both the Biblical and historical records remind us that this is not the first global pandemic with severe social and economic implications. We’ve known fear and grief. It the first time we’ve witnessed...Read more...

Good Riddance 5780! Let’s Think Big About our Future

09/03/2020 11:46:18 AM


Dan Herman

Wow, what a year! I’m sure we’re all looking forward to closing out 5780 and welcoming the new year with hope and optimism.

We have several options to the celebrate the High Holidays together at CBE beginning with a fresh start to 5781 on Erev Rosh Hashanah on Friday...Read more...

Mon, April 12 2021 30 Nisan 5781