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Jason Prystowsky MD, MPH: Some Omicron reflections from the last week

Jason Prystowsky MD, MPH: Some Omicron reflections from the last week From your friendly, neighborhood, community ER doc (who worked 12 of the last 14 days). . . 1) Omicron is here. It is 3x more contagious than Delta variant and 6-8x more contagious than original variant. It is causing “breakthrough infections” in those vaccinated [...]

2022-01-10T10:52:16-08:00January 10th, 2022|

Judy Karin: In the Fall We Build a Fort

Judy Karin: In the Fall We Build a Fort In the fall, we build a fort.   I have a childhood memory: we’re stuck in traffic, on the way to visit my grandparents in Queens. I glance out the window and see a field of - I don’t know, it looks like giant ferns. It’s [...]

2021-09-23T15:12:02-07:00September 23rd, 2021|

Lynn Altschul: Maintaining Good Mental Health as Covid Cases Surge Again

Lynn Altschul: Maintaining Good Mental Health as Covid Cases Surge Again The Mental Wellness Committee at CBB is engaged in understanding and providing activities, education and strategies for maintaining good mental health for our congregation. We will be exploring a variety of topics with the hope of bringing awareness and clarity to the many aspects [...]

2021-08-19T14:13:07-07:00August 19th, 2021|

Cantor Mark Childs: Reflections on Reopening

Cantor Mark Childs: Reflections on Reopening Just in time to end their school year, the students from our Netivot program came together yesterday morning en masse, in-person, masked, distanced and very happy (see photo below). I can’t overstate my feelings of joy, after a year plus of interacting via Zoom, over being physically together. My utmost wish [...]

2021-05-24T17:07:23-07:00May 27th, 2021|

Janet Malki: CBB Leadership Institute

Janet Malki: CBB Leadership Institute When I first was contacted by Jill Feldman and Ashley Goldstein to participate in the CBB Irving and Marlyn Berstein Leadership Institute (LI) via Zoom,  I was hesitant for a variety of reasons. You know the excuses: time commitment, not being able to meet in person, concerns about future requests to [...]

2021-02-22T14:44:32-08:00February 22nd, 2021|

Amy Katz: January 6 Riots (Part 2)

Amy Katz: January 6 Riots (Part 2) [Read Part 1, HERE] A very psychic friend had posted something about Nevada, right when I was wondering if and where to go. I took that as a sign. My destination: Carson City, the Capitol of Nevada. (I had to look up where the Capitol of Nevada was). [...]

2021-02-22T14:41:18-08:00February 11th, 2021|

Amy Katz: January 6 Riots (Part 1)

Amy Katz: January 6 Riots (Part 1) In the wee hours of January 5th, I woke up in a state of abject fear, and in that liminal space between the death of sleep and the resurrection of waking, wrote this in my journal, and on Facebook: “I can’t put my phone down. If I put [...]

2021-02-11T17:36:17-08:00January 28th, 2021|

CBB Voices blog highlighted at Shabbat services!

CBB Voices blog highlighted at Shabbat services! We celebrated a special "blog post Shabbat" this past Friday, January 22. During the sermon portion of the service, Allan Morton, Judy Karin, and Phoebe Light (pictured here) read posts they've published on the CBB Voices blog. Editor Monica Steiner introduced the panel by describing this blog project [...]

2021-01-25T14:51:52-08:00January 25th, 2021|

Phoebe Light: Shabbat in the Time of Corona

Phoebe Light: Shabbat in the Time of Corona My relationship with Jewish life had always been, up until a couple of years ago, off-and-on. Jewish summer camp a couple of times. A Birthright trip. A year playing guitar at Hillel in college. Even a three-year stint living in Israel, not that I ever really explored [...]

2021-01-14T17:27:27-08:00January 14th, 2021|

Bryan Gindoff: A Silver Lining

Bryan Gindoff: A Silver Lining My wife, Verna, converted to Judaism this year and that has been hugely important to my own practice of Judaism. But Covid (with Zoom) is running a close second. A classic in the genre of every cloud having a silver lining. Covid has propelled us into celebrating online Shabbats with [...]

2020-12-07T15:07:52-08:00December 7th, 2020|
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