Events & News

  • March 26, 2023

    Congregation B'nai Tzedek Women's SederWomen’s Seder

    Women’s Seder
    Sunday, March 26th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
    at Congregation B’nai Tzedek

    Join us as we honor those women in whose footsteps we walk- the heroines of the Exodus story, our mothers, grandmothers and all the women who led the way, breaking glass ceilings and creating new opportunities for future generations.

    This joyous, musical celebration and dinner is sponsored by the Sisterhood and will be led by Lisa Baydush and Rachel Berenzweig.

    Purchase your tickets below by March 5th.

    RSVP Here!

    Special invited guests, including CBT staff and teachers and invited guests of Moishe House, please email Lesley at [email protected] for your complimentary registration.


  • November 20, 2022

    Sparkling from the Inside OutElevateHER

    As we get closer to Chanukah, ElevateHER will focus this program on being able to light up the nights and sparkle from the inside out. For those of you who know Rachel Berenzweig, you know how she sparkles, and if you don’t know her – you’re missing out! Come get to know Rachel!

  • June 2022


    Some excerpts from Rachel’s beautiful talk:

    The great Rabbi Simcha Bunim is credited with the idea that we should each walk around with a note in each pocket.  One says “The world was created for me.”  The other says “I am but dust and ashes.”  This teaching really resonates with me – two beautiful beliefs, which are both true and exist simultaneously.  Hope and humility.

    It seems to me that emotional endurance (or maintaining our sparkle through our suffering) comes from being okay with conflicting feelings while maintaining faith, optimism, gratitude and curiosity…

    When I think about surviving and thriving, it makes me think about holding stones in one hand and Hershey’s kisses in the other.  The stones represent the difficulties we have in life and the chocolate kisses represent the joy.  And I think our thriving comes in the reality which is that space between the painful stones and the kisses of joy.  Letting them both exist at the same time and embracing both.


  • November 2021


    Rachel interviews Dr. Edith Eger, author of “The Choice” and “The Gift” at the Congregation B’nai Tzedek Sisterhood Membership Brunch. Dr. Eger, whose parents both died at Auschwitz, made the choice to heal rather than remaining a permanent victim. She is a testament to the freedom of forgiving, letting go, and moving on. Watch Rachel’s fascinating interview with this amazing woman.

  • July 2022


    In this intimate, summer mini-series, we highlighted topics unique to Jewish women.  We focused on the divine spark within each of us, the special mitzvot for Jewish women and the incredible character traits of our Matriarchs.  Can’t wait to continue this series soon!!


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