Shabbat Ba’Sukkah: Sukkot Under the Stars is THIS FRIDAY @7pm!

Shalom chevre (friends)!

Wow, this High Holy Day season was truly something….well, as our president Michael Zwain put it, TREMENDOUS. The list goes on and on about why, but it comes down to this– because this community knows how to SHOW UP- not just to be counted, but to make the moment count. It’s an honor to be CBJ’s rabbi 🙂 

And NOW, beieve it or not, it’s SUKKOT! And we are super excited to get to celebrate outside in our very own backyard in our very own Sukkah spearheaded by Andy Elkins. GO ANDY!! While we have some volunteers to help with building and decoration, we are still in need of more! Please email me ( if you’re able to come by tonight, Wednesday (any time between 5-8:30pm) or tomorrow night, Thursday (any time between 5-7pm).

And all this means that this Shabbat, October 2nd @7pm, marks the first night of Sukkot and we are having services in-person with COVID- health regulations in place. While we want to celebrate with everyone, for safety reasons we have a limited number of spaces available, so **you must register in advance**. Please email: to register, we want to daven’ with YOU! 

As this magical harvest holiday approaches, commemorating our experience as wanderers in the wilderness, may we all be blessed to find shelter in each other, and in our many connections.

Wishing everyone a sweet and joyous Sukkot! 🙂 R’B