Life Long Learning
and Congregation Life

Our life long learning programs and our congregation life are designed to meet the religious, spiritual, educational, and social needs of our membership, no matter what age. Here is a brief description of some of our life long learning programs and CBD life activities. See the full schedule of events on our calendar of events. Please contact Harris Chorney, our program committee chair, for further information.

Hebrew Reading Crash Courses

Level I – Participants in the free Hebrew Reading Crash Course will learn to read Hebrew in five, 1 and 1/2 hour weekly sessions. Designed for Jews with little or no background in Hebrew, it concentrates on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and reading skills.

Level II – This f follow-up course enables participants to strengthen their Hebrew reading skills for increased fluency. Participants read (and even sing) passages in the text and develop their reading comprehension by learning to identify prefixes, suffixes and root words.

Courses are sponsored by the NJOP

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a two-year program, designed for those who did not have a bar/bat mitzvah as a child or who want a more meaningful experience the second time around.

Essen and Lesson

Lunch & learn with Rabbi Ethan Adler. This program meets every other month to discuss a variety of Jewish topics of interest.

Book Club

A monthly gathering of CBD members and friends who love to read, talk and nosh. Contact Sally Chorney for more information.

Sunday Discussion Series

A Sunday discussion led by speakers who address current issues and trends, or other topics of interest, with attendees enjoying bagels and coffee.



Mar 08

Purim Carnival

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 10

Text Study with St. Peters By The Sea

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mar 11

CBD Book Club

March 11 @ 7:00 pm


Fri 21

Student-led Kabbalat Shabbat

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 28

Post-b’nai Mitzvah Youth Kabbalat Shabbat

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mar 02

Monday Morning Minyan

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Mar 06

Pizza Shabbat

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mar 07

Shabbat Morning Service & Luncheon

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mar 09

Purim Megillah

March 9 @ 6:30 pm

School Events

Sun 23

Hebrew School

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wed 26

Hebrew School

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mar 04

Hebrew School

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm