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Ken Ryals z”l: Oseh Shalom

Ken Ryals z"l: Oseh Shalom CBB remembers our beloved choir member, Ken Ryals, with this video that he recorded just days before he passed. He brought this setting of “Oseh Shalom” by Michael Ochs to life with his beautiful voice, energy, and special “Ken” flavor. His smile at the end reveals his joy in making [...]

2020-09-30T17:19:10-07:00September 29th, 2020|

Rabbi Steve Cohen: Yom Kippur Sermon 2020 – Helplessly Hoping

Rabbi Steve Cohen: Yom Kippur Sermon 2020 - Helplessly Hoping Six long months ago, in late March, my sister sent me a link to a video of an Italian teen choir from Rome, singing a song from our youth, “Helplessly Hoping.” [See bottom of this post to view the video -- Ed]. I had never seen anything like it.  First one young woman, Irene, singing on her own, in her apartment.  She was then joined [...]

2020-09-30T11:26:01-07:00September 28th, 2020|

Rabbi Steve Cohen: Rosh HaShanah Sermon 2020 – Environment

Rabbi Steve Cohen: Rosh HaShanah Sermon 5781/2020 - Environment And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “my father.” Abraham replied “here I am my son.” And Isaac said “here is the fire, and here is the wood, but where is the lamb for the offering?” Here in California, and throughout the entire western United States, [...]

2020-09-21T14:53:29-07:00September 19th, 2020|

Joel Block: The Honest Struggle

Joel Block: The Honest Struggle All of us, throughout our lives, often have to make choices between what we think we ought to do and what we think is good for us.  This pandemic has only exacerbated that dilemma.  I am a committed Reform Jew, and that means that I believe that it is incumbent upon me, and all [...]

2020-09-15T15:15:04-07:00September 21st, 2020|

Rabbi Malka Drucker: A Different Four Questions

Rabbi Malka Drucker: A Different Four Questions My father wasn’t a religious man. I don’t know what he believed, only what he behaved. Along with suggesting that I not take everything so seriously, he advised, “What happens, honey, isn’t important; it’s how you deal with it. When I had a heart attack at 54, it [...]

2020-09-21T13:31:22-07:00September 17th, 2020|

Rabbi Daniel Brenner: Maybe and Definitely

Rabbi Daniel Brenner: Maybe and Definitely Maybe you will read this one day,   Or Maybe someone will tell you  All of the definitely we want for you    Maybe you will be a boy  Maybe a girl  Maybe binary definitions won’t confine you  And you will teach us something new    Maybe you will follow traditions  [...]

2020-09-15T15:21:05-07:00September 11th, 2020|
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