Parking Lot Shabbat at CBI Is Affirmation of Communal Love and Strength | Shalom Austin

Parking Lot Shabbat at CBI Is Affirmation of Communal Love and Strength

Community News, Local Synagogues, The Jewish Outlook

Nov 23, 2021

Parking Lot Shabbat at CBI with Rabbi Steven Folberg, Rabbi Kelly Levy, Sarah Avner, Cantorial Soloist, Lori Adelman, CBI President and Allan Adelman. Photo courtesy of Lori Adelman, CBI President. Credit: Lori Adelman.

By Allison Teegardin

Although the sanctuary was rendered unusable for an unforeseeable time due to a fire that was intentionally set outside the main sanctuary doors on October 31, 2021, Congregation Beth Israel did not give up on a much anticipated in-person gathering. Members of CBI joined together the following week on November 5, 2021 in the parking lot for a Parking Lot Shabbat. The celebratory mood was described as a wonderful affirmation of communal love and strength. ■

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