Judi Shor: A Beshert Relation

Judi Shor: A Beshert Relation Like so many of you, Judy touched our family’s life in many inspiring and unforgettable ways. I would like to share a few ‘beshert’ Meisel-Shor coincidences. I knew Judy’s daughter, Debbie, from back east before we had even moved to Santa Barbara and met Judy. Debbie lived in Potomac, Maryland [...]

2021-01-15T13:27:02-08:00January 18th, 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|

Jonathan Gartner: A Jewish Journey

I’ve been thinking recently about CBB’s Mission Statement: “a diverse, inclusive community of individuals and families building together a warm and vibrant house of living Judaism.”   I like the mission statement but when I read it closely, I see many words – ‘community, building, house’ – which imply a physical space.  How, in this time of Covid and social [...]

2020-08-31T14:22:17-07:00September 10th, 2020|

Alvin Lever: Erev Shabbat Memories

Alvin Lever: Erev Shabbat Memories Walking towards CBB on Erev Shabbat hearing “Shabbat Shalom” from those you know and those you don’t. And then the evening progresses from the Oneg, to services, sermon, to the wonderful Kiddush afterwards. Just close your eyes and I’m sure you can see, hear, and enjoy the memory. I would [...]

2020-09-15T14:33:09-07:00June 19th, 2020|
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