SERVICES SCHEDULE 







REMINDER: All Friday Shabbat services begin at 6:00 p.m

Friday January 13, 6:00 p.m Kabbalat Shabbat.   Oneg sponsored by Esta and Paul Avedisian in honor of their Grandson, Ben Avedisian's, Bar Mitzvah

Saturday Jan. 14, 9:00 a.m Shabbat Morning Service & Bar Mitzvah of Ben Avedisian. 

Friday January 20, 6:00 p.m. Family Kabbalat Shabbat
Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrants help lead the service

Friday, January 27, 6:00 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat

See the full calendar of events on  CBDRI.org

Need a Ride to Shabbat Services?
If you need a ride to Shabbat services or to a CBD program  we would like to give you a lift.  Please contact Lesley Engelson, membership committee chair, lesley.engelson@gmail.com or (781)-608-0971


CBD's First Annual Progressive Dinner
January 21, 2017
Saturd ay, January 21, 2017 
Starting at 5:30 p.m. 
Reservations are required (only a few spots are remaining!)

Share a wonderful evening with friends at our first progressive dinner. Start out together at a host home at 5:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres a n d then head out in four separate groups to "host homes" for dinner. After dinner we will gather at a host home for dessert.

Limited seating and reservations are required by January 13  so that our hosts can plan a delicious meal. To make a reservation or if you have any questions please contact:
               Neal Rogol (401-783-6934 or  nealrogol70@gmail.com )   or 
               Liz Karp (617-699-5831 or   lizkarp1@gmail.com ). 
Please let us know if you have any food allergies or if you require a kosher meal. 


Book Club  


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.     
Sally Chorney's House
4 Taiia Court, Narragansett

The book is The Japanese Lover  by Isabelle Allende.

Questions?  Call or email Sally Chorney - 789-6044 or  smchorney1@verizon.net


P.J. Library Hour
PJ Library

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
At CBD

Monthly story time & craft for children aged 2-8, with a caregiver. A story about a Jewish holiday, teaching, or story, followed by a related craft. This month children will be hearing a story about Tu B'shevat and planting herbs in pots they decorate.

Free, and open to all.

From "Mama-Loshn" (Mother Tongue) to 
"Kinder-Loshn" (Child's Tongue): 
"How I'm Raising My Toddler in Yiddish"

Sunda yiddish y,  February 5, 2017 - 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Bage l z, 90 Pershing Avenue, Wakefield, RI

Join us for bagels and shmear (spread) as Sam Zerin talks about his experiences raising his toddler in Yiddish. In this light-hearted session, we'll discover the meanings behind some of Yiddish's most colorful and spicy vocabulary , sing Yiddish lullabies, and learn about new Yiddish TV shows. Along the way, Sam will share his story of how and why he learned Yiddish and how raising his son in Yiddish has deepened his connection to his rich Jewish heritage.

Bagels and coffee will be served. Please contact Harris Chorney at  hrchorney@verizon.net if you plan on attending or with questions.


Bereavement Group

bereavement group

Tuesdays, January 17 at 1:30  p.m.
                  February 7, at 1:30 p.m. 
                  February 21 at 1:30 p.m. 
All sessions at CBD

Join us for an informal session, as we share our journeys of grief and healing. Come and share, or just listen ... whether your loss was recent or some time ago ... stay as long as you like and attend one, or some or all of the sessions. 

If interested, or for  more information, please contact Rabbi Ethan Adler,  eadler3@cox.net or 401 486-0110; or Jane Bromberg at  goldengirl1@me.com.
 

Save the Dates
Upcoming Holiday Events

gragger

Sunday,  March 12, 2017 - Purim Carnival
A popular event for young and old. Games, food, stories,  entertainment.

wine
        
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Passover Wine Tasting Evening
Disover some wonderful Passover/Kosher wines, many rated 90+. Just in time for the Passover holiday.



Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Second Night Passover Seder
Join us for our annual second night seder. We will do all the cooking and cleaning! Last year's second seder was very popular.

 

Annual Bracha LeZichronam Service

tree of life
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. 

Our ann ual "Bracha LeZichronam" service will provide p articipants with an opportunity to lead parts of the service in loving memory of a loved one. If you would like to share in this experience, please contact Rabbi Adler, at eadler3@cox.net or 401-486-0110, who will help you choose a selection and provide you with all the materials you will need. Your name and the name of your loved one will be added to our displayed plaque.
 

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
The Jewish Alliance,  under the auspices of the Living on the Edge Initiative, has established  a community pilot program.  Under the program, funds have been distributed to a discretionary account to be used solely by Rabbi Adler.
 
The intent of the pilot program is to i) provide assistance to CBD's congregants as well as local members of the community who face unexpected or emergency financial needs; and ii) connect such individuals with RI Jewish communal agencies and related resources.
Should you, or anyone you know need unexpected financial assistance, please contact Rabbi Adler at eadler3@cox.net or 401-486-0110.
All contacts with the Rabbi, and any related assistance, will remain confidential.


 Jewish Eldercare CHAVER Program
"Caring Helpers And Volunteers Empowering Residents"

The  CHAVER (Hebrew word for "friend") program, sponsored by  Jewish Eldercare of R.I., is looking for members of the Jewish Community to partner with it and become volunteers.   The program offers training in matters such as Spirituality, Visiting Strategies, Jewish Concepts of visiting and visit guidelines. Click here for more program information.

Contact Susan Adler at  ladler-jeri@jsari.org.  


Members' Corner
AccessJewishRI
AccessJewishRI.org is an information and referral website sponsored by the R.I. Jewish Alliance that brings people and services together, combined with personalized, confidential phone assistance. It 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. 
CLICK HERE to 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.