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Results of CBS Annual Meeting - May 3, 2020

Thanks to all who attended our 'virtual' Annual Meeting. There were two items up for consideration, both of which were approved unanimously.

Approved were the 2020-2021 Slate of Officers and Directors, and approval of an additional five term for Rabbi Gurevitz' contract. Information on the meeting, including our 2020 Annual Report are available, as well as a video of the meeting including messages from Rabbis Gurevitz and Eiduson, President Rob Blumberg and incoming President Steven Goldstein are available at Congregation B'nai Shalom Annual Meeting for those logged into our website.

News and Announcements

COVID-19 Update


This year, what has come to be known at times as the “Rabbi’s Wish List” will be dedicated to the Rabbi Debra Hachen Caring Fund. This fund provides emergency money to help congregants in need pay rent, their electric bill, with supermarket gift cards to be used for food, and other emergency contingencies. We foresee an increasing need for these emergency funds and ask again for your help. And, if you are in crisis, please always remember that we are here to help.
If you are able to help in this effort, please go to to donate to the Rabbi Debra Hachen Caring Fund in this time of extraordinary emergency and challenge. We must rely on one another for support.

Please be on the lookout for emails from us in the future with the subject, ‘COVID-19 Update’ for this information, as well as posting all updates on a special  page of our temple website at
You can review the  Massachusetts Department of Public Health recommendations by clicking this link. 



CBS Weekly Connections
Read the most recent editions of CBS Weekly Connections by clicking here

In Loving Memory announcements, with funeral and Shiva information can be read here.


Sign up for one of our Social Groups! 

 We have lots of groups for people with lots of varied interests. Maybe you’re new to the area… or maybe you already have friends to watch a movie with, but are looking for people to go on day trips or to dinner with. It’s easy to find others with a common interest when you are part of a big community. CBS Social Groups are interest groups where anyone can suggest or plan a gathering and invite others who have expressed similar interests through our CBS social club emails. Check out the list and sign up here!


Rabbi Gurevitz

Message from Rabbi Gurevitz

There are lines from a poem by Alvin Fine that opens: Birth is a beginning and death a destination, and life is a journey…

The poem goes on to reflect on the full spectrum of life experiences that are part of that journey — from innocence to awareness, ignorance to knowing, foolishness to discretion. It goes on: from health to sickness and back, we pray, to health again…

Rabbi Eiduson

Message from Rabbi Eiduson

Hello Everyone!  I hope you are well, safe, and enjoying the summer!  We are preparing for the coming school year which hopefully will be live but may be online.  There is a lot of work to do! We are designing new curriculum, hiring faculty, meeting with teachers virtually, updating registration (Opens August 4) and planning every detail for the coming school year...

Temple President

Message from Steven

Hello. I’ve known for a while that I would take my turn and that this moment would arrive — my first Monthly Connections article as president of Congregation B’nai Shalom.

Sat, July 4 2020 12 Tammuz 5780