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Upcoming Events

Social Action Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 2, 5pm
Shirely & Herbert Semler Board Room

HELP US HEAL THE WORLD: The Social Action Committee is an OPEN committee and recruiting new members! All are welcome. No need to be appointed, or elected, or even sign up. Just show up our meetings to become a committee member and help with strategizing and planning fun and worthwhile events. In addition to our favorite annual events, like the High Holiday Funds for Food Drive and Mitzvah Day, we have many exciting new activities that need volunteers throughout the year. We are also excited to announce that we have started an advocacy arm that includes education and lobbying on issues of social justice, hunger, and gun violence prevention. Join us this Wednesday to learn more!

Jewish Book Celebration Concert

Thursday, December 3, 2 - 3:30 PM
MJCC Auditorium

The final event of Jewish Book Celebration is a concert by the Larry Nobori Ensemble who will play the jazz music so popular in Shanghai in the 1930s, and which are featured in the book A Night in Shanghai. There is a entrance fee of $5 per person; reservations can be made here. Larry will talk about the music and relate it to the book.

NG: Next Generation Chanukah Iron Chef Party

Saturday, December 5, 6:00 PM

The Next Generation (NG) Sisterhood is hosting its second annual 21+ Chanukah Iron Chef Party. It will feature prizes and a chance to show off your cooking (or drink mixing) skills. Learn more.

CBI Book Group

Sunday, December 6, 9:00 AM
Shirley & Herbert Semler Board Room

Everyone is welcome to join us for a morning of pleasant literary discussion. There is no need to sign up. December’s selection is The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

Brotherhood's Vodka and Latkes

Sunday, December 6, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Blumauer Auditorium

Once a year, it happens. We get that craving for fried food that can’t be denied, and that happens to coincide with a religious mandate to indulge! And we at Brotherhood believe it is our mission to help CBI's members satisfy that unstated craving by hosting a very special annual event...Learn more.

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