CBE is a spiritual, cultural, and intellectual hub for Jewish life
Congregation Beth Elohim, fondly known as CBE, offers authentic, meaningful and outside the box Jewish experiences for those in our Brooklyn community and beyond.
We are deeply committed to education for all ages, community-building, spiritual life, and social justice. We are inspired to learn about our tradition while we engage with the present and positively impact our future. Our Reform congregation welcomes seekers from all Jewish movements, from other faiths, and at all levels of Jewish experience, including those who are new to our traditions and those who are questioning.
In order to best fulfill the needs of our congregation moving forward, we are asking each adult CBE and UT member in your household to take a few minutes to answer our Census. This information will help us get to know you even better, and will allow our clergy and staff to better serve our community, as we plan for the future.
CBE’s Chesed Team enables CBE members to support one another in their times of joy and sorrow. Members organize meals for those who are ill and for families with new babies. We bring care packages to members in times of celebration and sorrow. We run errands or shop for homebound members and call members who are ill or feeling alone. In the event of a death, clergy and lay leaders are available to lead and organize shiva minyan services for mourners, on Zoom or in their homes when it’s safe to do so.
The CBE clergy team is currently hard at work planning for this year’s High Holidays, and they look forward to sharing details with you very soon. As we look ahead toward Yom Kippur, our 2021/5782 Book of Remembrance will be produced as a loving reminder of those whom we have held close to our hearts. If you participated in the CBE Book of Remembrance or the UT Book of Life last year, please be sure to click below to confirm or edit your listing. Click here to confirm or submit names. A donation of $18 per name listed is suggested for CBE members, and a donation is required for non-members. The deadline for submissions is has been extended to Friday, August 6, 2021.
If you would like opportunities to do good and create change in the world, from acts of kindness to service, from giving to mitzvot, from advocacy to community organizing, CBE is a place to get involved. We welcome you to bring your skills, commitments, and heart to any or all of our social justice initiatives.
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