Category Archives: Rabbi’s Weekly Message

April 15, 2016

Dear CBI, I always wanted to have an interesting life. I don’t like the routine. Our life is unique and the time will not come back. If you want an…

April 8, 2016

Dear CBI, In the book of Vayikra, the third book of the Torah, we are now reading about the sacrifices and offerings that the people of Israel used to bring…

April 1, 2016

Dear CBI A smile can make a difference …… Remember, it’s a Big Mitzvah to be HAPPY! – “MITZVAH GEDOLAH LIYOT BESIMCHA” There’s an old Jewish joke that goes like this: A revered…

March 25, 2016

Dear CBI, Last Shabbat at CBI was a wonderful Shabbat. We enjoyed the real meaning of the word “Kavanah” – intention. We had many members of our congregation, visitors, children.……

March 18, 2016

Dear CBI, Next Wednesday evening we will start the festival of Purim. I would like to personally invite you to the service at 7:00 PM. We will read the Megillah,…

March 11, 2016

Dear CBI, A few weeks ago we started again with our Hebrew school. It was my first important goal when I started to work at CBI. Why? You will ask?…

March 5, 2016

Dear CBI, In Hebrew we use to say: “Kol Haatchalot kashot” – all the beginnings are difficult. Also we used to say: “Hachaim lo Kalim “– life is not easy……

February 26, 2016

Dear CBI, Oscar Wilde used to say: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” We all know that it is important to be an honest man and woman, but this…

February 5, 2016

Dear CBI, Every day we are saying or thinking: “life is too short” but what are we doing to give to our life a real meaning? Our tradition talks frequently…

January 29, 2016

Last Monday we celebrated Tu Bishvat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, known as “the birthday of the trees” in Jewish tradition. Today, Tu Bishvat is commonly seen…