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Shabbat Services

Saturday, June 25, 2022 26 Sivan 5782

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This Shabbat, join Rabbi Ira Stone after services and Kiddush lunch at 1:15pm to learn about Emmanuel Levinas’ approach to the Talmud and engage in text study together. Rabbi Stone served as Congregation Beth Shalom’s first rabbi and is currently the director of the Center For Contemporary Mussar. The Talmud is the central document of Rabbinic Judaism, yet remains a closed text to the vast majority of Jews. The traditional modes of Talmud study do not bring questions or methodologies that would resonate with contemporary Jews. However, the French/Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas pioneered an approach to Talmud that could serve the purpose of rendering a text that often appears to be consigned to a frozen historical moment into a meaningful guide for contemporary religion. No registration needed to join for services, lunch, or the learning. 

As of April 9th, 2022, registration is no longer required for Shabbat services.
If you're new to CBS and would like to learn more about our shul, you can use the optional form below to let us know that you're joining us for services!

Do you come to services regularly?  Are you interested in helping to prep, serve and clean up from lunch on Shabbat morning?  Contact Wendy Friedman,, to be added to the volunteer list.

CBS Covid Policies:

  • Anyone displaying possible symptoms of COVID may not attend. A full list of symptoms may be found here.
  • If you are awaiting COVID test results, you may not attend.
  • If you register and then cannot attend, please let us know so that we can keep an accurate list of attendees.
  • If you develop COVID symptoms within 7 days after attending, please let us know.
  • Entrance will be through the main doors on 35th Ave. NE.
  • Masking Policy (Updated 3/9/2022)
    We ask all attendees (vaccinated or unvaccinated) to wear either surgical masks or high filtration (KF94 / KN95 / N95) masks. These masks must cover nose and mouth for the entire duration of the service. Masks will be available for those who need one. Attendees are welcome to wear cloth masks under surgical masks if this is more comfortable for you. 
    • Service Leaders are now permitted to unmask during the service. We request that the congregation please continue masking for the duration of the service.
  • Starting with Shabbat, March 26, people will have the option of eating Kiddush lunch indoors or outdoors. Outdoors will be mask optional, while indoors masks must remain on except for while eating.

  • Seating will be available both in rows (in the sanctuary) and socially distanced in pods (in the social hall). You can choose to sit wherever you are comfortable.

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