Video Parsha


Rabbi Adler explains the origins of the mitzvot of welcoming guests to our home; visiting the sick; saving lives; and bestowing loving kindness on all. Listen and learn more in this week's parsha Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24). 

In This Issue

servicesUpcoming Services

New Member Dinner & Kabbalat Shabbat , Fri. Nov. 15, 6 pm
Student-led Shabbat Morning Service, Sat. Nov. 16, 9 am
Kabbalat Shabbat, Fri. Nov. 22, 8 pm
Interfaith Service at St. Peter's by the Sea, Sun. Nov. 24, 9 am. 72 Central St., Narragansett
Kabbalat Shabbat, Fri. Nov. 29, 8 pm
Pizza Shabbat, Fri. Dec. 6, 6 pm
Shabbat Morning Service & Luncheon, Sat. Dec. 7, 9 am. Luncheon sponsored by Lori Adler in honor of Rabbi Adler's 70th birthday. 

Please Note:

schoolSchool & Family Events

PJ Library
PJ Library Story Hour
Sunday, November 17, 2019
11:30 am to 12:15 pm
at CBD
For children aged 2-8 and caregivers. Come enjoy a story about holidays, history, or teachings and a craft project.

safetySafety & Security Training

In our continued efforts to provide the highest level of safety and security for all of our members and families, CBD has engaged Comprehensive Solutions LLC as its Safety and Security consultant.  As such, one of our goals is to develop a Safety and Security Training Program customized for CBD and to make that training available to all our members.  This training will include preparing for, dealing with, and recovering from all types of emergency situations.  

In order that as many of our members as possible can attend, we are offering this training at CBD on two different dates.
Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 pm 
Sunday, December 8 at 1:00 pm

There are no skills needed, no physical activity required, and there is no cost to attend.  
Please e-mail Alvin Gabrilowitz to reserve your seat for this important training. The class will be approximately 2 hours. Refreshments will be served.

tikkunolamTikkun Olam: Help Us Help Kids in Need

Tote Bags for RI Foster Kids 
Thursday, November 21, 2019
7 pm at CBD

Please join us to make tote bags for RI foster kids. Bring your sewing machines, ironing boards, irons, large scissors, measuring tapes, and extension cords. Fabric and notions will be provided.
There's plenty of ways to help, even if you don't sew. 
We are also collecting items that children removed from their homes would need. This includes shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, combs, brushes, etc. Please, no stuffed animals or books. Diapers and baby wipes are also appreciated. There will be a donation bin at the Temple, so  you can contribute even if you can't help on Nov. 21.
There will be snacks and music-to-sew-and-help by. It's a fun time for a worthy cause!" RSVP to  Liz Karp.

interfaithserviceInter-faith Service With St. Peters

Sunday, November 24, 2019 
9:00 am
72 Central St., Narragansett, RI 02882

Join CBD at St. Peter's By the Sea for our 30th interfaith service.
Agenda for the morning.
9:00 am Discussion 
10:15 am Special Service of Peace & Community
11:30 am Community Dairy Potluck Luncheon

Please e-mail  Bob Fricklas, our "kugel coordinator" and let him know the dairy dish you will bring. 

movieCBD Film Series

CBD Film Series
Sunday, November 24, 2019 
1:00 pm at CBD 

The multi-award film tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his son with special needs whom he abandoned while he was a child. Through the film's portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light on and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without either one of them. 

Kindly RSVP to   Harris Chorney, or if you would like to help sponsor the film.

bookclubCBD Book Club

CBD Book Club
Wednesday, December 18 at  7 pm
Location TBD

This month's selection is Becoming  by Michelle Obama. 

RSVP to .

communityCommunity Events

45th Annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Community Service
Wednesday, November 27, 7 pm
Temple Shalom,  223 Valley Road, Middletown, RI

Members of the Aquidneck Island community will once again gather at Temple Shalom to greet the Thanksgiving holiday. This will be the 45th consecutive year the congregation will host our neighbors for this service, in which Cantor Fred Scheff will be enthusiastically joined by clergy and choirs from many island congregations to lead attendees in song, prayer and stories of gratitude.

All are welcome to  join us in the spirit of unity than thanksgiving. Please consider bringing a coat to donate. 
Childcare is available $5 child or $10 family. 

The Jewish Alliance hosts many opportunities for Community & Connections. Check out the full community calendar of events

cornerMembers' Corner


Parking Guidelines
Please  adhere to the new parking guidelines when attending services, school, and other events at CBD. This not only respects our neighbors, it also shows consideration for those with mobility issues who need to park closer to the building. 

Request on Behalf of Members with Chemical Sensitivities
Many CBD members and guests have chemical sensitivities that trigger allergies, asthma, migranes, and other medical problems. To ensure we can all worship as comfortably as possible, we request that you abstain from wearing strongly scented products to services and events at CBD as well as at other venues we use for community events. 
Thank you for your cooperation.

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Should you, or anyone you know, need unexpected financial assistance, please e-mail Rabbi Adler or phone 401-486-0110. All contacts with the Rabbi, and any related assistance, are confidential .

AccessJewishRI is an information and referral website that is a single point of contact to access the multitude of services, activities, and resources provided by the Jewish community as well as social, health, and government organizations in greater Rhode Island.  Learn more about AccessJewishRI .

Sponsor an ONEG or Kiddush
Want to share the pleasure and joy of Shabbat? Consider sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat, Saturday Kiddush, or a Shabbat luncheon. For more information, e-mail Nancy Chorney
 or call her at 401-789-0232.

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to get involved? Have a skill or idea to share? Check out the CBD list of committees and contact the chairperson to find out more about how you can help.