Upcoming Events at CNS! Camping, Learning, Book Repair, and more!
UPCOMING EVENTS AT CNS!
CNS Camping Weekend!
Summer Solstice, full moon, and more! Join us for a meaningful Shabbat camping experience with your Netivot Shalom community in an inspiring setting led by Rabbi Shalom Bochner, founder of Alma Retreats. We have a reservation at the Little Basin Group Campsite (Deer Meadow). It's a really beautiful location with a large meadow, wonderful hiking through Redwood trees, two bathrooms with running water and showers, and a playground and area for sports. It's under two hours from Berkeley, adjacent to Big Basin Redwood State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and a very special location. All ages included; all food and snacks provided. Please reserve your place at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Stories You Didn't Learn as a Child: The Sordid Life of King David
with CNS Rabbinic Intern Josh Buchin
NOTE: NEW DATES!
Tuesdays, June, 18, & 25 & July 2: 7:30 to 9pm
Class fee: $36 (no one turned away for lack of funds). Register by emailing email@example.com. The stories of King David present us with a powerful and nuanced portrait of a complicated and flawed human being. By studying David's foibles and successes we can learn how to behave properly in community, how to act towards those we care about, and how to work towards being our highest selves. Each week of this three week class we will examine a different instructive story from the life of King David.
Have You Ever Wanted to Learn How to Repair Books?
Have You Ever Wanted to Learn How to Repair Books? Here's a great opportunity to learn this skill and also help the shul. Our chumashim are in need of repair. On Sunday, July 28th, Lee Feinstein will teach us how to do these repairs. We are in need of 10 to 15 volunteers (could be family teams including children in middle school or older) to learn this skill and then help repair the chumashim. The teaching will take place on Sunday, July 28th(time to be determined). Some of the actual repairs will be done that day, but the remaining repairs will be scheduled on days and times that trained volunteers are available to do them. We want to have the repairs completed by the Yamim Noraim. Call or email Robin Braverman925firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested in the training
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…