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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 Ron Wolfson: Click here to watch the blessing. Past President Ron Morrison: Click here to watch.
April 30, 2021 Rabbi Jack Reimer: 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.