We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.
We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.
Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below. May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!
Please watch all of our prayer services (excluding Family Service and Torah for Tots) virtually via live stream, which you can access here. Our clergy will conduct all morning minyanim, Friday evening, and Shabbat morning and evening services via live stream so that our congregants can pray with us virtually.
We are happy to offer some of our regular classes virtually. These opportunities offer you the option of either calling in on your phone at +1 301 715 8592 and giving the Meeting ID # or clicking on links from your computer, iPad, or iPhone, which will connect you directly to the sessions.
From Egypt to Pikesville: The History of the Seder and the Haggadah with Dr. Shualy
Topic: Community information session on COVID-19 with Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos Time: 7 p.m. – Wednesday, April 1 https://zoom.us/j/726605960 Meeting ID: 726 605 960
Watch the recording from our March 25th info-session here.
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos was born and raised in Baltimore City. Dr. Galiatsatos completed his undergraduate degree at Temple University and his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is the is the head of pulmonary critical care at Hopkins. He has been appearing on CNN, FOX, and local news, to inform the community accurately about COVID-19 and the steps we can take as a community to help. Dr. Galiatsatos is also a member of our community together with his family. We are fortunate that he is taking this time to speak to us and answer your questions.
Kibbitz with Chizuk
Please take note of our “Kibbitz with Chizuk” schedule through April 3. These opportunities offer you the option of either calling in on your phone at +1 301 715 8592 and giving the Meeting ID # or clicking on links from your computer, iPad, or iPhone, which will connect you directly to the sessions.
Tuesdays – March 31 & April 7 7-7:50 p.m. Conducting a virtual Seder? Conducting your first Seder?
Join Rabbi Gruenberg for an interactive session on leading your Seder in 2020. Discuss together how we will treat this Seder like all other ones, and how it will be different. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/979471866 Meeting ID: 979 471 866
From the basics to the exquisite, join CAC’s own Chef Bryan Crystal for an engaging session on cooking for the holiday of Passover. Bryan was born and raised in Baltimore. Bryan attended KSDS and was bar mitzvahed at CA. He started getting interested in cooking and baking watching his mom, Hillary, grandmother’s Bev and Edna and grandfather Toby z”l really go all out for the holidays and festive celebrations. Bryan graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York and went on to work at catering companies, restaurants, bakeries and even the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. He is currently working as the Pastry Chef Manager for Atwater’s Traditional Foods in Baltimore as well as hosting live cooking shows on his Facebook page, Bryan’s Bakery.
Thursday, April 2
@8:30 p.m. – Kibbitz with M&M – Michelle Gold and Melissa Berman
Share your Virtual Passover Ideas for Your Children
Let us continue to live connected Jewish lives even as our physical facility is now closed for safety. Check in with one another. Call with personal Shabbat greetings. Facetime candle lighting and shiva visits. Judaism is built on that person to person connection, we will do this in new and innovative ways in the next week. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.
Together we pray for the ill, for the frightened, for those in pain and those who wait for healing. Adonai oz le amav yitein, Adonai yevarech et amav be shalom. May God give strength to God’s peoples, and may God bless all nations with peace.
As we learn along with you how to stay connected and engaged during this time, we will also try other ways to reach our community including Facebook Live. We are very much interested in your ideas and feedback, please be in touch with us by email with your suggestions. During this coronavirus outbreak, we want to continue to connect with our community.
We are all learning how best to use Zoom as a platform for online learning and connecting. If you are still having trouble, reach out to Melissa Halpern, our Director of Communications, Marketing, & Social Media, and she may be able to help you log on to our Zoom meetings, if you are having trouble after reviewing the video tutorial, and visit this help page.