From the CBS President

As we close out 2020 and begin the year 2021, I want to take a moment to wish you each a Happy (Secular) New Year. I also want to thank Rabbi Cohen and the Religious Practices Committee: Dan Edidin, Jenn Book Haselswerdt, Mary Hartigan, Debbie Kaplan and Rick Diamant for putting together our HanukkahPalooza. From the coloring page of CBS that came in the goodie bag, to the online performances of our community members and friends, the holiday felt connected and special to me, even without the annual Hanukkah Party. I hope that you had a chance to participate and that it felt the same to you.

If you have not had an opportunity to join in our weekly Shabbat services, I encourage you to give them a try. Sisterhood recently enabled the purchase of a beautiful slide set of the prayers that Rabbi Cohen is now using during the Friday night services to make it easier for everyone to follow along from home. I think this is a great addition to our online capabilities. I encourage you to share any other ideas or suggestions that you might have to make our Zooms more appealing.

Finally, please sign up to join us on January 23 for Trivia With The Tribe! You can team up with other community members or with other people from around the country. I am looking forward to testing my trivia skills and, more importantly, to seeing the faces of my friends. See you there in 2021!

Janna Lancaster
President, CBS Board

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