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All of our services and events at CBA 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):
April 11th, 6PM Second Night Seder at CBA ** SOLD OUT **
April 21st, 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat at CBA with Potluck Dairy Kiddush to follow
April 27th, 5:15PM Book Discussion Group, Salvation by Sholem Asch, Daily Planet Coffee on Hertel
April 30th, 4PM Vintage Jewish Movie, "A Wall in Jerusalem" narrated by Richard Burton
Upcoming Kabbalat Shabbat Dates:
Hello folks, We're planning the next film for Sunday April 30 to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's 69th birthday which begins the next evening. Appropriately, we'll be showing the historic documentary "A Wall in Jerusalem," narrated by Richard Burton. The following description comes from IMDB.
"A brilliant documentary about the growth of Israel into the Jewish homeland. Seventy-three years of struggle for religious freedom is vividly recorded using rare archive film footage and photographs of historic events in the development of 20th century Israel. Beginning with the Dreyfus Affair in 1894, the film covers Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism; the earliest immigration and settlements; the formation of kibbutzim; the Balfour Declaration; the rise of European anti-Semitism; the British occupation of Palestine; Arab confrontations; the United Nations resolution; the "Exodus" incident, and the Six Day War."
The film is actually a "reel" film -- 16mm, to be exact and it will be projected by our movie maven. Grant Golden, using a traditional 16mm projector. So we get to take a trip back into time in more ways than one!!
As always, popcorn and drinks provided and all are welcome to join us for dinner and schmoozing afterwards at India Gate across the street. Hope you are able to join us in support of Israel and all that it has accomplished in the face of unrelenting adversity,
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We are in the early stages of creating a CBA archives that would hold all of our legal and historical documents in one place, including our Articles of Incorporation and property documents, as well as your photographs, articles, and written memories.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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CBA appreciates your financial support of our temple. We are happy to offer the convenience of online donations. Please note that PayPal deducts a 2.9% fee plus 30 cents per transaction for this convenience. In addition to our annual appeal to cover our operating costs, the Little Shul on Elmwood needs your financial help with our continuing renovations and accessibility improvements. Please note that if you make a donation of $18 or more, you will automatically be considered a member unless you opt out by informing us that you do not wish to be considered a member.
If you prefer to donate by sending a check in the mail, our address is 1073 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222. You can also include this form in order to let us know how to acknowledge your donation.
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