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Rabbi and Marian’s Hike Fundraiser 2015

Two years ago, Marian and I set out to hike the John Muir Trail, a 220-mile trek through the High Sierras, and invited CBB members to sponsor us by donating to our Jewish Community Emergency Medical Fund for every mile that we hiked. That year, we completed the 220-mile trek and raised over $10,000 to provide critical [...]

2015-08-17T12:53:36+00:00 August 17th, 2015|News & Announcements, Rabbi Cohen's Blog|

Sermon: After Paris Attack ~ Rabbi Cohen

Rabbi Steve Cohen Friday, January 9, 2015 An excerpt from Rabbi Cohen's sermon "Amidst all of the articles and comments I read yesterday and today, one comment in particular left me thinking. It just appeared on a long thread of comments, saying “I believe that nothing is sacred; or rather, that nothing sacred is made [...]

2015-02-12T23:12:49+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Sermons|

Sermon: Yom Kippur 2014

An excerpt from Rabbi Stephen Cohen's sermon Yom Kippur 2014: "Like all ritual, the Yom Kippur performance with the goat was sacred theater. A symbolic drama. The liberation from sin came from the confession. It’s still true. Telling the truth about something we have done wrong may be excruciating.   But it sets us free. In [...]

2015-02-10T22:07:04+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Sermons|

Sermon: Rosh Hashannah 2014

Rabbi Steve Cohen's Rosh Hashanah 2014 sermon: "Israelis are nothing if not direct and utterly real, but sadly most organized tours tend to turn Israel into a Jewish Disneyland.  It’s easier, much easier, to drive folks from archeological site to museum, then to some awesome natural beauty and finally to go shopping for souvenirs, than [...]

2016-11-28T09:48:44+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Sermons|