See the Shabbat services page for the Torah and Haftarah readings for Saturday, Jan. 23 chanted by Hazzan Weber, and prayer texts. The Kabbalat Shabbat services from Friday, Jan. 22 are also on that page.
Shabbat Services via Zoom: Fridays and Saturdays
Interactive Shabbat services are now being held via Zoom. Contact CAS if you need access info.
Weekday Sanctuary Minyan Services
CAS is holding in-person services each weekday in the sanctuary. Morning services are Monday-Friday at 6:55 AM. Evening services are Monday-Thursday at 6 PM.
In-person attendees must sign in, remain masked, and maintain social/physical distance.
These services are also streamed via Facebook and Zoom, and available on this site.
Cantors Concert - Sunday, January 31, 4 PM
A tenor, a baritone, and a soprano walk into a Zoom concert. Is it a murder of crows? A gaggle of geese? No! It's a concert of cantors! The CAS Programming Committee invites you to a one-of-a-kind musical event Sunday, January 31 at 4 PM. There's no football that day, so nothing should keep you from enjoying this fabulous concert.
In addition to our own Hazzan Jeffrey Weber (the tenor), we will be hearing from Hazzan Asa Fradkin (the baritone) of Congregation Beth El in Bethesda MD, and Cantor Sheri Allen (the soprano) of Congregation Beth Shalom in Arlington.
These three amazing vocalists will entertain us via Zoom with solos and combined choral numbers. We will delight to Broadway show tunes, thrill to a melodic opera aria, kvell over Hebrew music, and tap our feet to some pop numbers. This promises to be a concert we will talk about for a long time. Zoom pre-registration will be required, so stay tuned for that information.
Adult Education with Rabbi Bloom: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 PM
Hear from Rabbi Bloom via Zoom about "Rougarou and Religion: How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths and Legends." Mark your calendar! You won't want to miss this.
CAS Learning & Engagement Center Schedule
Second semester classes continue after winter break on Jan 10, 17, 24, and 31; Feb. 7, 21, and 28; March 7; April 11, 18, and 25; and May 2, 9, 16, and 23.
See the LEC page for the online registration forms.
Shabbat and Holiday Times
Weekday Torah Readings
See the Minyan page for the weekday Torah readings, chanted by Hazzan Weber.
Ladies' Auxiliary Book Club: Sunday, January 24 - 10 AM
Please read The Lost Shtetl: A Novel. What if there was a town that history missed? For decades, the tiny Jewish shtetl of Kreskol existed in happy isolation, virtually untouched and unchanged. Spared by the Holocaust and the Cold War, its residents enjoyed remarkable peace. It missed out on cars, and electricity, and the internet, and indoor plumbing. But when a marriage dispute spins out of control, the whole town comes crashing into the twenty-first century.
Author Max Gross will join us via Zoom for a lively discussion. See you online!
Wanted: Webinar Host Team Volunteers
The High Holy Days showed us how well webinars can work. But they require behind-the-scenes volunteers to operate the computer which controls the camera feeds. If you would be interested in being trained and helping in this vital service, please contact Steve Gratch or Pattie Wood.
"Every assembly whose purpose is to serve God will in the end be established" (Pirkei Avot 4:14)
Our synagogue is dedicated to warm, personal and moving worship, as well as innovative and integrative educational classes and activities for both adults and children.
We further are committed to integrating all of our members into a warm and caring community based around the philosophy of "all Israel (in this case our community) being responsible one for each other." (Babylonian Talmud, Shavuot 39a)
I have no doubt that you will quickly feel at home within our social, religious, educational and communal activities. — Rabbi Andrew Bloom