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All of our services and events at CBA, including the High Holidays, are open to the community, no tickets required. We do not have weekly or daily services - the event list here includes all upcoming events at CBA. For details on events, please scroll down. Upcoming dates for events at CBA (or otherwise noted):
December 15, 5:15PM Book Discussion of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute at SPoT Coffee, 1406 Hertel Avenue
December 16, 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat
December 25, 4PM Vintage Jewish Movie "My Lovely Sister" (Israel, 2011) followed by dinner at Tokyo Shanghai Bistro
Upcoming Kabbalat Shabbat Dates:
January 20, February 17 (Scout Shabbat)
The CBA book discussion group will be meeting on Thursday December 15th at 5:15pm at SPoT Coffee on Hertel. We will be discussing the book Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley, a collection of seventeen short stories. The book can be purchased on internet book sites and is available for $0.75 on half.com. If you would like to participate in this or future book discussions, please contact Shelly or Deborah.
From Amazon: In this collection of short stories, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch of the city, love between parents and children" and "the cutting edge of combat" (Lis Harris, The New York Times Book Review). In this collection of seventeen stories, she creates a "solid and vital fictional world, cross-referenced and dense with life" (Walter Clemons, Newsweek).
NYT review from February 28, 1974: http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/04/19/specials/paley-changes.html
Please join us at CBA on Sunday December 25 at 4PM, when we will be screening the 2011 Israeli film "My Lovely Sister", in Hebrew with English subtitles. After the movie, we will be going to Tokyo Shanghai Bistro for a Chinese dinner! We’ll also light Hanukkah candles and sing a song or two.
From Marty: The film, My Lovely Sister, from Israel, is a very poignant story about two sisters and how their relationship is challenged by personal and cultural differences. What sets the film apart is the style of magical realism that weaves it’s way throughout. If you are a fan of this genre, you will enjoy its surreal, dreamlike quality. The film will especially resonate with you If you have sisters and/or daughters. The film was nominated for 10 Ophir awards (Israeli equivalent of the Oscars) in 2011 and won 2. I wouldn't suggest you look for it on IMDB because there are spoilers. Please don't come late as there are key scenes/imagery at the very beginning that are critical to the underlying story.
RSVPs for dinner are necessary so we can let the restaurant know how many tables to set up so please let me know. Of course if you have guests in from out of town, please bring them. This could be a nice diversion on a day when not much else will be going on. Bills play on Saturday that weekend!!
Click here to watch the trailer: Trailer Link
Films are projected on a 7 foot screen, supported by a full sound system. Popcorn, drinks, cookies, coffee, and good company all provided. As with all CBA programs, the movie matinee is a community event - we hope to see you there! Please email Marty for more information or to subscribe to the CBA Vintage Jewish Movies email list.
Do you have old photographs of our shul? An article clipped from a newspaper? Memories from a rite of passage that your family celebrated at CBA? A special story to share about CBA's past?
We are in the early stages of creating a CBA archives that would hold all of our legal and historical documents in one place, including our Articles of Incorporation and property documents, as well as your photographs, articles, and written memories. If you are interested in helping out with this project, please let us know by email.
We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends
In the past year, CBA has benefitted greatly from your time and talents - from the DIY'ers who have taken on the building repairs, to our daveners and musicians. At this year's Congregation Meeting, many new ideas for CBA activities and improvements were suggested. If you would like to help with Ritual, Programming, or Building DIY, please contact our volunteer coordinators:
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