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Hazak is the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s organization that supports programming for folks 55+. Adults, of any age, are welcome to attend! At Beth Emeth, HAZAK is a congenial group who want to continue to grow their Jewish and world understanding in a friendly and welcoming environment. Be a member, be a guest or bring a guest. Hazak members do not need to be CBE members.
We meet in the CBE Social Hall from 1:00 to 3:00 on the third Tuesday of each month. We engage with a wide variety of accomplished speakers and authors, enjoy film discussions and, of course, we nosh and schmooze. Look for our schedule in the Weekly Announcements and The Shofar.
Do you need a ride to come to CBE services and events (including Hazak)? Can you help provide rides? As a congregation, we want to make sure that all congregants wishing to participate in any CBE event can do so even if they cannot drive themselves. So, as of July 1 we started a new Mitzvah Brigade Ride Board to match members who need a ride with those who can help. We are primarily using an online signup at www.tinyurl.com/CBE-Rides. You can also request a ride by phoning the office at 703-860-4515 ext 101.
Have you joined? Have you renewed your membership? Don't miss out. Dues are only $18.00 for the entire 10 month program. Join online or at the door. Checks should be made payable to CBE Hazak. Click here to download and print the membership form.
The name Hazak means "Strong," and is also made up of the first Hebrew letters of the words:
Kadima: Looking Ahead
Contact Carol Silberstein and Ellyn Greenspan at [email protected]. We also welcome ideas for future speakers.
This year we have lined up an impressive roster of experts on timely topics, most with some Jewish connection. Many of our speakers share their knowledge along with their own unique and fascinating personal stories. Note: All of these programs are subject to change if speakers become unavailable. (See also: HAZAK Events on Interactive Calendar)
From Generation to Generation
L'dor vador—from generation to generation—
I pass to you
Not the giddy joy of success,
But the lump in the throat the signals
The wisdom to speak softly in a fragile world.
Through these finger tips
Pass sensual gifts—
The feel of sand between the toes,
The eye that captures
The flight of the gull at sunset,
Take them, child of my child—
The ability to grow inside the mind,
To change, to forgive, to love.
And when you grow old,
Bequeath them l'dor vador,
For these are the things that remain worthwhile,
That make life worth living.
Poem by S. Anne Sostrom z"l