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Blessings and Memories

Dear CBI Family

For those of you who are familiar with the musical “Rent”, these may be familiar lyrics:

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure? Measure a year?

In the case of Rabbi Spitz, how can we measure 33+ years?

Rabbi will be retiring on September 30 of this year, and we are planning an exciting send-off which you will hear more about in the coming months.

Each week we will have a series of tributes titled “Season of Blessing.” Each week, on Shabbat morning, we will share a new blessing for Rabbi Spitz, given by a surprise friend or colleague. To view the tributes, see below.  Click on the blessings and memories and relive the 33+ years of Rabbi Spitz’s tenure.

We hope you enjoy this.

Phyllis Abrams

Date Blessings Memories
March 27, 2021 Rabbi Brad Artson: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Bob Sklar: Click here to watch
April 3, 2021 Ruth Messinger: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Jay Witzling: Click here to watch
April 10, 2021 Rabbi Adir Glick: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Steve Chase: Click here to watch
April 17, 2021 Professor Ron Wolfson: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Ron Morrison: Click here to watch
April 30, 2021 Rabbi Jack Riemer: Click here to watch the blessing
May 1, 2021 Neshama Carlebach: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Brigette Frankel: Click here to watch
May 8, 2021 Rabbi Howard Tilman: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Ed Levin: Click here to watch
May 15, 2021 Pastor Rick Warren: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Hal Hurwitz: Click here to watch
May 29, 2021 Yossi Klein Halevi: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Terry Ginsburg: Click here to watch
June 5, 2021 Amy Lederman: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Sheila Witzling: Click here to watch
June 12, 2021 Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Joel Kuperberg: Click here to watch
June 19, 2021 Rabbi Bill Lebeau Blessing: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Mike Schneider: Click here to watch
July 10, 2021 Rabbi Elliot Dorff Blessing: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Tony Kravitz: Click here to watch
July 17, 2021 Marilyn J. Harran Blessing: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Beth Elster: Click here to watch
July 24, 2021 Hal J. Lansky Blessing: Click here to watch the blessing Past President Scott Nathan: Click here to watch