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In this week's Rabbi's Musings, Rabbi Goldberg continues our journey through Jewish history in honor of CBSW's 40th anniversary. 

RSVP now! for CBSW's annual Chanukah Celebration on Dec. 18, 3:00 - 5:30 pm. Bring your family's favorite chanukkiah and candles and we'll light our first night candles together! There will be games and activities for all ages; you can also bring your favorite game or cards and invite others to play! This is a potluck event; please sign up to bring latkes, sufganiot, and more! (Note: When registering to attend, you'll                                                                                                      have the option to contribute money in lieu of bringing a dish to share.)

Did you know that while one in seven hospitalized people will need a blood transfusion in their lifetime, only one in 20 eligible blood donors actually donate? The Gulf Coast Blood Center's Bloodmobile will be here on Sunday, Dec. 11, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm for the CBSW Blood Drive, hosted by our Social Action Committee. Please consider donating blood if you're able to do so. Scan this QR code to sign up or you can register here

Do you need Chanukah candles? Buy them at CBSW for $4/box. Buy online and pick up in the temple office at your convenience or drop off a check. 

Reserve your spot today for the 2023 Family Congregational Retreat! The weekend retreat, April 28-20, 2023, will be held at Camp Cullen, on the shores of Lake Livingston. Camp Cullen has air conditioned cabins and paved walkways; meals and programming are included in the price/person: Adults (18+): $150, Children (ages 4-17): $75, Children (ages 4 and under): Free. Sign up today! 

If you're looking for a way to have a lasting impact on CBSW, look no further! We are kicking off a bench restoration project on CBSW's back deck and—for a limited time—we're offering the unique opportunity to sponsor a bench. You can sponsor a full bench for $400 or half a bench for $250. Each sponsorship includes a personalized plaque mounted permanently onto the bench you sponsor. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one, a group or organization, or a special memory!

We're only offering 23 bench sponsorships, so don't delay—sponsor a bench today

Congregants are encouraged to engage with our community during life cycle events. Special visits, being part of a minyan, preparing food, and assisting with household tasks are all ways we can support each other. If you would like to be part of our Chesed Community and included on a call list when a member of our community needs our support, please reach out to Rene Derewetsky


Join Rabbi Goldberg every Saturday, 8:30-9:15 am, for Torah Study.

On these Saturdays, let's also meet up in the Sanctuary for Shabbat Morning Minyan at 9:20 am:

Dec. 10, 17




If you're interested in our Fall Introduction to Judaism class, email Rabbi Goldberg to let him know you want to participate. This class is open to all interested students, whether a CBSW member or someone wishing to learn more about Judaism.  Class schedule:

Dec. 6: Minor Jewish holidays, including Chanukah

Israel Trip Update: Space is filling up on the 2023 Interfaith Israel Trip with Rabbi and Melanie Goldberg and Reverend Ed and Bev Robb (The Woodlands UMC), but a few spots are still available for CBSW members. On the fence? Check out the itinerary; this is a phenomenal opportunity for a trip that you won't want to miss!  

Did you know you can shop and donate to CBSW at the same time without spending an extra dime? Simply link your Kroger Plus card number to ours (80694) or let us benefit from your next Amazon order by shopping through the  AmazonSmile program. Both of these organizations donate a generous percentage of your spending to CBSW.

Don't miss out on Coffee with Rabbi!

Check your schedule and sign up to grab a time to meet at a local coffee shop. 

A Look Ahead

Here's a snapshot of this week's events. View our calendar for details of this month's events. 

  • Dec. 6, 12:00 pm: Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Goldberg
  • Dec. 6, 7:00 pm: Intro to Judaism Class with Rabbi Goldberg
  • Dec. 9, 7:30 pm: Shabbat worship with the CBSW Band
  • Dec. 10, 8:30 am: Shabbat Torah Study (in-person and online via Zoom; see weekly announcements for Zoom details)
  • Dec. 10, 9:20 am: Shabbat Morning Minyan (in-person and online via Facebook Live)
  • Dec. 11, 9:00 am: CBSW Blood Drive
  • Dec. 11, 9:30 am: Chaverim Meet-Up for Religious School parents
  • Dec. 13, 7:30 pm: Jewish View of the New Testament, with Rabbi Goldberg
  • Dec. 14, 6:30 pm: Congregational Retreat Meeting (contact David Cassidy with any questions)
  • Dec. 16, 7:30 pm: Shabbat worship with CBSW Choir
  • Dec. 17, 8:30 am: Shabbat Torah Study
  • Dec. 17, 9:20 am: Shabbat Morning Minyan
  • Dec. 18, 3:00 pm: CBSW Chanukah Celebration


Oneg: We all enjoy time to nosh with friends during Oneg after services. Will you step up to sponsor an Oneg? Check dates and sign up!

Challah: Is there anything better than homemade challah? Especially when it's still warm and fragrant (are you hungry yet?!)... Well, we need bakers so we can have fresh challah each week for our members to enjoy after services. Whether you're a first-time challah baker or a veteran, we need your help! Check dates and sign up!

Wed, December 7 2022 13 Kislev 5783