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.

April 4, 2015, 6:00 pm

Do you remember the smell of Grandma’s Matzah Ball soup simmering on the stove as she prepared for Passover seder? If you are looking for an opportunity to reconnect with your Jewish heritage, please give us a call to learn about our Community Passover Seder. The family-style seder, led by Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg and Cantorial Soloist Belinda Brennan, will stimulate lots of discussion, participation, and singing! Our meal, as prepared by Bob and Linda Zemmel, owners of Alforno Restaurant, will include delicious brisket, chicken, homemade matzah ball soup and many side dishes. There will even be kid friendly options. Please call or email the CBSRZ office at bethshalom@snet.net or 860-526-8920 for information on prices and to make a reservation. Reservations are required no later than March 20th.
April 19, 2015, 5:00 pm

Come on along and listen to: Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein and all the great American composers who during the golden age had lovers swooning and toes tapping, as the duet, Ivory & Gold, Jeffrey and Anne Barnhart, bring their widely acclaimed show to our synagogue. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance by calling the CBSRZ office 860-526-8920.
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