Chavurot at CEHV

At CEHV, we believe Judaism that succeeds is not Judaism that is done for you, but rather by you. Our rabbis, cantors, teachers, and educators cannot replace your individual and personalized engagement in your Jewish journey.

Joining a Chavurah is an opportunity for Jewish empowerment, the exploration of your unique Jewish passion and expression, and sharing that experience with like-minded
members of our congregation.

Chavurot at CEHV, by and for members is not an alternative to congregational life, it is a an addition, a strengthening and transformation of your Jewish experience. We have to thank our past president Arnie Zepel, of blessed memory, for promoting this idea of Chavarot at CEHV.

Chavurah Guidelines – Depending on each group’s needs, each chavurah may meet once a month, twice a month, or once every two months. Where you meet is up to you, in the synagogue building, members’ homes, a restaurant, a vineyard, a swim hole or mountain top.

Each Chavurah is asked to participate in a minimum of one CEHV community wide event as a group four times a year for a Shabbat service, a holiday celebration, a rally, or a CEHV program. The chavurah can also participate in synagogue programs through a plethora of engagements, some examples might be: delivering a Dvar Torah during a Shabbat morning service, preparing a Shabbat lunch following morning minyan, preparing the Schpiel for Purim, or by participating in a community wide activity as a
cohesive group to name just a handful of options.

What connects you to your Jewish identity? What is your philosophy of life? Is it based in intellectual exploration, social networks, connection to the earth and the outdoors, your children?

Be sure to tell us when you sign up by using this Google Form.

Enjoy Rabbi Yael’s Chavurot Sermon.