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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):
January 20, 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services at CBA
January 23, 5:15PM Book Discussion at Daily Planet Coffee, The Counterlife by Philip Roth
January 29, 4PM Vintage Jewish Movie "Joshua Then and Now" (1985)
Upcoming Kabbalat Shabbat Dates:
February 17 (Scout Shabbat)
March 17 (TBZ joint service)
Please join us at CBA on Sunday January 29 at 4PM, when we will be screening the 1985 film "Joshua Then and Now" starring James Woods in the title role and Alan Arkin as his bible-quoting, gangster father. Of the three films based on Mordecai Richler novels, this is Marty's favorite! IMDb describes the movie as "the story of a Jewish writer, from his life as a young boy in Montreal to his more complicated grown-up life." After the movie, we will continue with dinner and discussion at India Gate on Elmwood.
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We are in the early stages of creating a CBA archives that would hold all of our legal and historical documents in one place, including our Articles of Incorporation and property documents, as well as your photographs, articles, and written memories.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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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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