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Education Update for the Week of April 10, 2019

Education Update
for the week of
April 10, 2019
5 Nissan, 5779


Religious School & Family Education Information

Grade 3 and 4 Class Service and Family Dinner Friday,  April 12, 6:15-8:15 pm.  Students in grades 3 & 4 will participate in the Friday evening service.  Following services 3 & 4th grade families will gather for a Shabbat dinner.  The dinner is subsidized so the cost is $25.00 for an immediately family.  Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other guests are $11.00 per person.  Please RSVP to [email protected] so that we can prepare food accordingly.

Religious School Chocolate Seder Sunday, April 14. During Religious School hours, the RS will gather to participate in a special chocolate version of a Passover Seder. Students will go through the 15 steps of the Seder, substituting sweets for the traditional Passover foods!

CBS Religious School will be closed on April 21 and 24 for Pesach break.


PK- Grade 6 Promotion Ceremony Sunday, May 12, 11:15 -12:00pm. Parents are invited to join us for the ceremony as we honor the success of our students! Religious School will have early dismissal at 12pm in honor of Mother's Day.




Adult Education Opportunities


Shabbat Study series.  Selecct Shabbat Mornings at 1:00 PM.

  • On March 16, we began our third Shabbat Study series to be led by Sue Resnick. The title of Sue’s series is Psalms. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Kagan at 713-270-4469. 

Inspired Book Club  2nd Saturday of the month following Kiddush lunch in the Board Room @ 1:00pm

Mussar with Rabbi Wolbe  Sundays 11:15 am-12:15pm 

Opera 101 with Hazzan-in-Residence David Krohn Sundays, March 17, 24, 31, and April 14, 10:00-11:30 AM, in the Sanctuary.

  • CBS Hazzan-in-Residence David Krohn presents an introduction to the world of incredible voice and stage.                                                                                                                           


Congregation & Young Family Services


  • Candle Lighting 7:28pm; Havdalah 8:28pm  
  • Friday, April 12, 6:15 pm
  • Saturday, April 13, 9:30 am

Parashat Metzora

  • Torah reading: Leviticus 14:1-15:33

  • Haftarah: II Kings 7:3-7:20

Mini Minyan Friday, April 12, 5:45-6:30pm. Join us for an amazing family Shabbat experience for families with children six years of age and younger.

Mishpacha Minyan (Ages 3-7) Saturday, April 13, 11:00-12:00pm. Join Mali Davis and friends for a spirited family service with lots of great music and fun in classrooms 5 & 6. 

Grades 5 and 6 On the Bimah Saturday, May 4th. Once again our students in grades 5 & 6 will have the opportunity to join Cantor Levine in leading the Torah service.


Discussion for the Shabbat Table - Parashat Metzora


Attitude is crucial to living well. For both children and adults, the attitude we have has a lot to do with how one we experience our life as well as how we experience one another. For example, how we approach our required tasks each day signifies a great deal about how we live our lives. If we approach them with dread and resentment as opposed to acceptance and relative good cheer, we communicate negatively to our children about how to get through life and its obligations. To teach our children well about tasks and responsibility means living well ourselves.

Our parashah this week is about leprosy. Some commentators see leprosy as a result of spiritual illness–it is an external growth that signifies what is amiss inside. It is kind of a “Picture of Dorian Gray” phenomenon–what you look like reflects who you are.

Today, people don’t really suffer from leprosy. Nor do people in our culture generally believe that our appearances are afflicted when we suffer from spiritual illness. But perhaps attitude, as opposed to our appearance, is the external signifier of what’s happening inside. Reflecting on our approach to life and our daily attitude is one way to begin exploring the state of our spiritual health.


About the way their attitude affects how they approach their life.


·    What are the things you have to do every day?
·    Make a list of which things you like most, which least, and why.
·    How would you describe your attitude towards the things you have to do?
·    What can you do in your daily life to make the tasks that you like least more enjoyable?


Save the Date

April 14• RS Chocolate Seder

April 21-24• Closed for Passover break

May 12•  Promotion Cermony

May 19•  Gus Levey Israel Program/Closing Day

Upcoming B’nei Mitzvah

May 11           Elliot Coveler