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Headlines from Rabbi Scott

08/25/2021 04:25:28 PM


Extra, Extra, Read all About it!

“CSK bobs and weaves with ever more agility!”

“CSK floats like a ner tamid and stings like a shofar!”

“CSK remains here for you even though, for us, “here” is just theory!”

Yes, yes, I know, I should have been a headline writer.  But I’m not sure that’s actually a job (at least not without writing the rest of the article!)

That said, in the face of so much tzurris, while it’s almost impossible to read the news without being weighed down by yet another seemingly existential challenge, I want to share with you how and why CSK continues to hit its stride, especially in a time when religious organizations need to be present for their people. 

(For Information about: Shabbat, Young Families, Help Wanted, Tashlich and Kehilah High, keep reading)


Since about June, following the best advice we can muster, CSK has offered Shabbat services virtually and in-person when possible, seamlessly.  The music and the fellowship continue to touch souls and inspire lives.  (And my words aren’t bad.)

Parents’ Corner

  • Journey’s start date has been postponed til October 3.  To register, click HERE
  • All parents of young kids ARE INVITED to 2 on-line special sessions with Rabbi Scott for getting your High Holy Day groove on and bringing it home - September 2 and September 9 from 7:00 – 7:45 pm, “The High Holy Day Waltz.” Click HERE to register

Part 1 – 7 – 7:15pm – HH Day Theme Overview

Part 2 – 7:15 – 7:30pm – Translating this Theme to Lessons and Activities for Your Family

Part 3 – 7:30 – 7:45pm – Questions and Discussion

  • One of the supreme bummers of the limits due to the Delta virus is our decision to have to cancel in-person family services for the high holidays.  Never fear, they will be online and they will once again feature “Chozen” and “Oy Story,” starring Hannah Madeleine Goodman as Elsa, Anna, Buzz and Woody! Click HERE to receive the links to view for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur


Help Wanted

  • Journey is growing and we need your help.  If you’re a high school or college student with a desire to spend a couple of hours with great Jewish kids, let us know. 
  • Your compensation (not that you would need it) can be offered in dollars or volunteer hours (double! Shhh!)
  • The ideal candidate loves kids, doesn’t mind getting dirty or painty or gluey or sequiney and is willing to lend a helping hand on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am – 12 pm starting October 3. 
  • Contact me if you are interested.

Tashlich (and Ice Cream) for Everyone

This ancient tradition that we observe on Rosh Hashanah day at 5 o’clock at a local park feels like it’s going to take on new importance this year. For many this is the one time during the high holidays when they will feel safe together with others.  And since it’ll be a Tuesday after school,  and the kids won’t have been able to attend in person that morning, we thought we would encourage everyone, especially families with young kids to come out to the Lost Lake at the Dunlavy for Tashlich this year.  Of course masks will be required when we are closer in towards each other, but we can promise you some great music and ice cream bars for all. For more information, click HERE.

Kehillah High School for 8th – 12th graders!

Kehillah High registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.  They are working hard to prepare for both in-person and online programming kicking off on Wednesday, October 6 at Congregation Beth Israel (5600 N Braeswood Blvd). For more information, click HERE.  Questions? Contact Danielle.

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