Aseret Yemei Teshuvah – Honeycake Bake, Tea, and Journaling for Young Adults with Rabbi Rose

No Charge

Monday, Sept 25, 7:30-9:00pm
Nourish your body and your spirit: join us as we reflect on the last year and set intentions for the coming one using prompt-based journaling, and prepare for a sweet new year by baking mini honey cakes. Bring your favorite writing implement (and your journal, if you use one); we’ll provide the baking stuff, lots of paper, tea, and good company.


Join Rabbi Borodin for learning and conversation about living in imperfect relationships. Explore the practice of teshuvah for repairing and going forward in the complexity of relationship.

There is no charge for Shabbat learning.


Opening the Door to Forgiveness:
Let Go of The Injustices You Carry and Move Toward Healing
with Rabbi Elana Zaiman

Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service, JConnect and SJCS

Please join us for Havdalah and inspiration from our own Rabbi Elana Zaiman, connected to her new book being published this September, to guide us into Selichot and prepare us for the High Holidays. Time for personal reflection with an interlude by flutist Trudy Antolin follows.

Elana’s book, The Forever Letter: Writing What We Believe for Those We Love, will be available for purchase and signing during dessert.

September 16, 2017 at 9 pm
Dessert and book signing at 10:00pm.
Selichot Service with Carl Sayres begins at 10:30 pm.

Elana Zaiman is the first woman rabbi from a family spanning six generations of rabbis. She serves as a chaplain in Seattle’s elder Jewish community and is a prolific writer. Elana travels throughout the US and Canada as a scholar-in-residence, speaker, and workshop facilitator. She has received rave reviews for her keynotes and workshops in synagogues, churches, interfaith-gatherings, social service agencies, geriatric residencies, law firms, women’s organizations, private salons, and elder-law and financial and estate-planning conferences.
Her book, The Forever Letter, released on September 8th, and endorsed by Parker J. Palmer, Jack Canfield, Michael Josephson, Rabbi Rachel Cowan, Rev. Susan Sparks, Rabbi Sherre Hirsch, Rabbi David Wolpe among others, is inspired by the centuries-old Jewish tradition of the ethical will, and can serve as your companion on a journey of self-discovery and deepening relationships during this High Holiday season.


The MacBook Of Life—High Holiday Prep with Rabbi Rose

There is no charge for Shabbat learning

We will study the rabbinic notion of our deeds being recorded in the “book of life,” and explore what it means in the internet age, when so much of our lives are actually recorded in digital “books.” Our discussion should help us frame how we think about and act during the high holiday season and beyond.


Exploring the Torah and Haftarah Readings for Rosh Hashanah with Rabbi Borodin

No Charge

What messages do they bring about the challenges of relationships and renewal?  Why did the rabbis pick them as our Rosh Hashanah readings?  How do they deepen our holiday experience?

 


Meet Senior Rabbi, Jill Borodin and Executive Director, Carol Benedick, and learn what makes Congregation Beth Shalom so special.

Stay afterwards for learning with Rabbi Borodin at 8:00pm.


Please join us on Thursday, August 24 at 7:00pm
for a Congregational Meeting and vote on the purchase of the house at 6838 35th Ave NE

We need your help to make a quorum!
15% of the membership—a representative from 67 member households.  Absentee votes do not count towards the quorum.

Thanks to the generosity of our members, we have raised funds which, with a renegotiated mortgage on our main building will allow us to purchase this house. If you would like to contribute to the 6838 house purchase, please contact our Executive Director, Carol Benedick.  Every donation reduces the amount of our mortgage.

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CBS, there could not be a greater gift to securing our future than acquiring the final home on our block.
We cannot make this purchase without your vote, and we need a quorum in order for our votes to count.
Please join us!

RSVP to help us ensure that we have a quorum!

 


Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming for the quorum.


Join us for a potluck dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat in the park.

CBS provides the main course and paper goods. Everyone is encouraged to bring sides, desserts, and beverages to share! You may also wish to bring your own reusable plates, cups, and utensils.

Singles, Couples, Kids, Adults. All are welcome!

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