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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):
October 21, 6:30PM Kabbalat Shabbat Services and Kosher Dairy Oneg Potluck at the Koven-Gelmans
October 23, 4:30PM Vintage Jewish Movie "Ushpizin" (2004, Israel) at CBA (Bills at Dolphins to be shown at 12:45)
November 6, 7PM Ahava Raba Concert at North Park Theater (advanced ticket purchase required; see details below)
November 11, 1:30PM Book Discussion of Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve
at Daily Planet Coffee, 1862 Hertel Avenue
Upcoming Kabbalat Shabbat Dates:
November 18 (joint service with Batavia's Temple Emmanu-El), December 16, January 20, February 17 (Scout Shabbat)
Please join us for our October Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Cantor Gelman will conduct our first monthly musical celebration of the Year 5777 on Friday October 21st. Immediately after services, we will gather at the Koven-Gelmans (a short walk away) for our potluck dairy Kiddush. Please bring a dairy / meatless dish to share and any necessary serving utensils since we won't be at CBA, and if your dish has nuts or other allergens, kindly label it.
We hope you can join us as we celebrate Shabbat in song in our historic synagogue. Contact Cantor Gelman or Marty Kerker if you are interested in playing an instrument. We will have small percussion items available to play, too. Directions and parking information can be found on the right side of this web page. This service is open to the community, so please feel free to bring your friends!
Please join us at CBA on Sunday October 23 at 4:30PM, when we will be screening the 2004 film from Israel, "Ushpizin." The film's audio is in Hebrew with English subtitles. Great news for CBA's Bill Fans - we will be showing the Buffalo at Miami game on our 7 foot screen starting at 12:45. We'll have drinks, snacks, and a bunch of screaming, rabid, Jewish Bills fans for you to commiserate with. The game should be over by 4:15 so we'll start the film promptly at 4:30. For those who would like to join us at India Gate for dinner afterwards, the movie will be over at 6:00 PM.
Synopsis from IMDB: In Jerusalem's orthodox neighborhoods, it's Succoth, seven days celebrating life's essentials in a sukkah, a temporary shack of both deprivation and hospitality. A devout couple, Moshe and Mali, married nearly five years and childless, are broke and praying for a miracle. Suddenly, miracles abound: a friend finds Moshe a sukkah he says is abandoned, Moshe is the beneficiary of local charitable fundraising, and two escaped convicts arrive on Moshe and Mali's doorstep in time to be their ushpizin - their guests. The miracles then become trials. Rabbinical advice, absolution, an effort to avoid anger, and a 1000-shekel citron figure in Moshe's dark night of the soul.
Click here to watch the trailer: Ushpizin 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.
Ahava Raba Concert, sponsored in part by CBA
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