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  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  5 , 2024
    Lunch with Our Clergy

    Wednesday, Jun 5th 12:00p to 1:00p
    This month join Rabbi Greenbaum when he leads the discussion on Wednesday, June 5 at noon at Baja Cantina, located about one mile east of CBI. This month the discussion will focus on “A Jewish Response to Campus Protests” Are our Jewish students safe on our American College Campuses? Are the protests anti-Semitic or pro-Palestinian or both? Why are so many students supporting Hamas? How should we respond? Come prepared to offer your thoughts. Register online orcCall the CBI office at 624-2015 to RSVP. We will order off their regular menu so expect lunch to cost approximately $25.


  • Saturday ,
    JunJune  8 , 2024
    Women's Shabbaton

    Shabbat, Jun 8th 10:00a to 2:30p
    Prayer & New Moon blessings led by Cantor Alisa and Rabbi Leah and Torah study led by Dr. Beryl Levinger. The Book of Ruth is the traditional reading for our upcoming Shavuot Festival. Our session will focus on one of the “plot elements” of Ruth: leaving and returning home. What does home and homeland mean to us? What, if anything, about Ruth and Naomi’s journey, mirrors our own lives? What are some Jewish texts that can help us expand our thinking around home and homeland? 10:00 AM to 2:30PM. Lunch provided by CBI with a suggested donation of $18.00 to offset costs. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Kindly register online at below or call the office at 831-624-2015 so we can plan accordingly!


  • Tuesday ,
    JunJune  11 , 2024
    Erev Shavuot Teaching with Rabbi Bruce

    Tuesday, Jun 11th 6:30p to 9:00p


  • Wednesday ,
    JunJune  12 , 2024
    Best Years: An Offering of Love Songs and 'First Fruits' in Celebration of Shavuot!

    Wednesday, Jun 12th 1:00p to 3:00p
    Rabbi Eli Cohen of Chadeish Yameinu in Santa Cruz and opera singer Akindele ‘Akiva’ Bankole join Cantor Alisa Fineman and Kimball Hurd in concert, offering a program of love songs in celebration of Shavuot. Our Sages liken Shavuot to a wedding anniversary, when we stand together again at the mountain as one people, one heart, to receive the gift of Torah— our k’tubah (wedding contract)—between the Divine and the Jewish people, alluding to the quality of relationship we can experience with our Creator, the Source of Life. Open to all CBI Members! Rabbi Eli Cohen, spiritual leader of Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal of Santa Cruz, grew up in a Conservative Jewish home infused with Yiddish language and culture.  After practicing law as a public defender, he received smicha (ordination) from Rabbi Zalman Schachter- Shalomi and the Aleph Rabbinic Program in 2005.  In the lineage of his teachers, Rabbi Eli brings a strong commitment to bridge religious and progressive values, and to carry the depth and joy of Judaism into the emerging paradigm.  Akindele ‘Akiva’ Olanrewaju Bankole, a German-born Nigerian- American, began his formal singing with the Sacramento State University Opera Workshop where he had his Opera debut in the lead role of ‘Smiley’ in the Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, a story by Mark Twain. Bankole later joined Sacramento City Opera and thereafter, Opera San Jose. As a composer, Bankole writes his vocal lyrics in several languages, including Yoruba (his native language). He has written several arts songs; piano, vocal, choral, and orchestral works and is currently working on an Opera Lola’s Wedding. As part of his compositional repertoire, Bankole combines his traditional Yoruba tribe tonal and rhythmic melodies with western classical genre, which he calls “Classical Fusion”. FREE EVENT - Please register below or by calling the office.


  • Sunday ,
    AugAugust  4 , 2024
    CBI Annual Meeting

    Sunday, Aug 4th 11:00a to 1:00p


  • Sunday ,
    AugAugust  25 , 2024
    Jewish Food Festival 2024

    Sunday, Aug 25th 10:00a to 3:00p
    We're thrilled to announce the return of our much-loved Jewish Food Festival, scheduled for August 25, 2024! Get ready to indulge in a tantalizing array of traditional Jewish dishes, cultural performances, and family-friendly activities.



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