We Built This House

with our hands and with our hearts
as a house for all: to worship, to rejoice,
to heal, to learn, to savor the great
gift of Torah.

February 1, 2015, 3:00 pm

Join John David Coles, executive producer/director of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, for an inside look into the show just weeks before release of the next season's episodes. John David will talk about directing lead actors Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and relate behind-the-scenes war stories involved in the making of television drama. This CBSRZ exclusive event takes place Sunday February 1 at 3:00 pm. Spread the word--admission is free, no reservations necessary, but we are expecting a crowd.
February 3, 2015, 7:15 pm

In anticipation of our Scholar-in-Residence weekend with Alan Morinis, May 1st-3rd, we are offering an opportunity to read and discuss his seminal book, Climbing Jacob's Ladder, a personal narrative of his exploration of Mussar, a Jewish spiritual tradition. Discussion will be lead by Rabbi Goldenberg and Deborah Rutty. For convenience, a limited number copies of the book will be available through the CBSRZ office. Please call for details.
May 1, 2015, 12:00 am

We will be hosting Dr. Alan Morinis as our Scholar In Residence. Dr. Morinis will be introducing us to the practice of Mussar, which, in the words of the Mussar Institute, “is a path of contemplative practices and exercises that have evolved over the past thousand years to help an individual soul to pinpoint and then to break through the barriers that surround and obstruct the flow of inner light in our lives. Mussar is a treasury of techniques and understandings that offers immensely valuable guidance for the journey of our lives”. For more information www.mussarinstitute.org