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Saturday, February 22, 9:30am: Rabbi Pam Wax will lead the morning Shabbat service. We are currently in need of a host for this service – please email the office at if you're able to help out!

Sunday, February 23: Take & Eat
Our Take & Eat team will be preparing meals at CBI and delivering them to local residents in need. All are welcome to help out! Please contact Lauren Gotlieb at as soon as possible with your availability.

Monday, February 24: Hebrew School will be held.
CBI's office administrator will be out of town from Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1. Office hours will be suspended on Thursday and Friday. All emails and voicemails will be answered when he returns on Monday, March 2.

If you have any questions during this time, please contact Chris Kelly, CBI President, at For pastoral care concerns, please contact Rabbi Rachel Barenblat at

Friday, February 28, 9am: Please join us for silence, chant, and meditation designed to help us prepare for Shabbat. No meditation experience necessary – all are welcome!

Saturday, February 29, 9:30am: Rabbi Rachel Barenblat will lead the morning Shabbat service. We are currently in need of a host for this service – please email the office at if you're able to help out!

Monday, March 9, 6pm: Purim Celebration
This year we’re planning a simpler celebration, focusing on the Purim story and on the sweetness of our togetherness. We’ll have a Purim spiel (play) that tells the Purim story, and a dessert buffet featuring hamentaschen and other tasty treats. Come together in community! Be merry! May our Purim be sweet! Please RSVP by email to or via our Facebook event and let us know if you want to bring something for the dessert buffet.

Medical & Pharmacy Supply Drive for Cuba
The Jews of Cuba lack much that we might consider basic necessities. That's why, with support from the CBI Board of Directors, our community is continuing to collect medical and pharmacy supplies such as toothbrushes, aspirin, and vitamins to send to Cuba with future groups of travelers. Please bring such items (or view a more detailed list here) to the donation box in the foyer. When the box fills up, we'll send its contents to the Cuba-America Jewish Mission, where they'll be carried to Cuba by the next mission. Thank you!

Visit for a up-to-date listing of Jewish arts and culture in western MA, including the Pioneer Valley, Berkshires, and southern VT. Search events for kids and families, adult learning, on campus, spirit and holiday, and more. Join the conversation on the Jewish Culture Connect Facebook page!

Donations of dry and canned foods for the Berkshire Food Project – as well as toiletries for the Louison House and the Elizabeth Freeman Center – can be left in the shopping cart in our cloak room. Please also consider supporting MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger with a donation.
*480 lbs of food was donated during last year's High Holiday services at CBI.​

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CBI Library
Our library has a large collection of books of a variety of topics. Members may sign out books for free.

Join us on Friday mornings from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for silent meditation interspersed with a few teachings and closing with a niggun. No meditation experience necessary.

Torah Study
Join us on Saturday mornings at 11 for Torah study after services (or: join us at 9:30 am for services, and then for Torah study!). Please note that sometimes Torah study is folded in to the service; we'll try to indicate in announcements when that's going to be the case.

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L. Radin
L. Radin
 Oct. 12, 1947
As we approach the CBI 125th Gala Celebration, we are reminded of our long history and of all the wonderful people who nurtured our great community.