The Wrath of Cahana - Join us this Saturday!

Jews and the Final Frontier: The Wrath of Cahana

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Saturday, October 29, 2016
7:00 PM

Goodman Hall
Presenter: Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana

Jews in space! Boldly go where no congregants have gone before with an adult party to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek. Enjoy stellar company, out of this world food and drink, and clips from classic sci-fi movies. Sci-fi fan Rabbi Cahana discusses Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and other Jews who made the classics possible, as well as the sub-genre of Jewish science fiction. Costumes are encouraged (there will be prizes ) but are optional, of course.

If you saw the classic 1982 Star Trek movie The Wrath of Kahn, too bad; You should have waited for The Wrath of Cahana which will be much , much better. Live long and prosper.

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CBI Book Group

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Hineinu and the Caring Communities presents a class on customs of the Jewish Life Cycle with the CBI clergy.

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CBI's gift shop is stocked and ready for Chanukah: candles, menorahs, toys, cards, decorations, and more.

The Gift Shop is open Thursdays from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Fridays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and Sundays 9:15 AM to 12:15 PM. All proceeds benefit CBI's Religious School.

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WRJ/Beth Israel Sisterhood 4th Annual Progressive Dinner

This year Sisterhood is offering eight different one-stop experiences, from a Grecian Dinner and Boat Cruise to a Parisian Champagne Brunch!

Click here for details, look over the menus and choose your dinner or brunch – or both! Invite your friends. Meet new people. Sample new foods. Everyone is welcome!

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From committees to book groups, from events for those over 50 to those under 40, there are many ways to get involved at CBI and become acquainted with other congregants. Explore our website, call our office at 503-222-1069, or just show up to a service or event. Here at CBI, you will find a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to expand and explore your Jewish life.

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