Friday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.Shalom to Shabbat
Our monthly children's service, with beautifully illustrated prayerbook, songs, stories, challah, and pizza and veggies afterwards. Free and open to all. 

Saturday, February 4, 9:00 a.m..Shabbat Morning Services
A light luncheon will follow.

Friday, February 10, 6:00 p.m Family Kabbalat Shabbat
The 4-7th grade Hebrew School students will lead the service with Rabbi Adler, followed by an oneg. Free and open to all.

Friday February 17, 6:00 p.m.  Kabbalah Shabbat

Friday February 24, 6:00 p.m  Kabbalat Shabbat lead by Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students 

See the full calendar of events on

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, or (781)-608-0971

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
RSVP Requested

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 if you plan on attending or with questions.

Book Club  

Thursday February 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.     
Sally Chorney's House
4 Taiia Court, Narragansett

The book is The Promise by Chaim Potok

Questions?  Call or email Sally Chorney - 789-6044 or

P.J. Library Hour
PJ Library

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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.

School Fundraiser
Our annual fundraiser is selling 20 lb boxes of citrus fruit for $25/box.  Orders and money due Sunday February 12. Get your grapefruits and oranges while you can!

Bereavement Group

bereavement group

Tuesdays,  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, or 401 486-0110; or Jane Bromberg at

Shabbat Across America
March 3, 2017
6:15 PM at CBD

Enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner and celebrate Shabbat Across America.  We are joined by our friends at Congregation Sharah Zedek in Westerly.   RSVP by Feb. 28.   For more information, please contact Lesley Engelson at or 781-608-0971

Click here for the Shabbat Across America Flyer

Save the Dates
Upcoming  Events

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Passover Wine Tasting Evening
Discover 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 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.
In the Community 

The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence  Open House
February 12th 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
3 Shalom Drive Warwick, RI 02886

Open House on Feb. 12th from 1pm-4pm!  Executive Chef, Deb Blazer will also be offering a healthy hot soup cooking demonstration from 1pm-2pm. 

Please call or email  Susan Adler, Marketing and Outreach Director at 732-0037  if you have any questions or would like to arrange a personal tour.  


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 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  

Members' Corner
welcome new members
Welcome new members

Welcome to new CBD members:
 Michael and Katie Levin along with their children Noah and Rena.
Amanda and Cory Stevens with son Elliott
AccessJewishRI 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.