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CBE Small Groups

In these member-led groups, participants come together on a regular basis to find deeper meaning and joy in shared interests, identities, and life stages. Please use the form below to let us know which small group or groups you would like to join, lead, or learn more about.

Small Groups Seeking New Members

Please check the boxes below to let us know which small group or groups are of interest to you.

Season of Teshuvah

Get connected with community members to engage together in the reflection and accounting that helps us prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Groups will meet weekly in September, with the support of trained group leaders, accessible and interactive resources, and our small groups specialist, Rabbi Jason Gitlin.

Yiddish Conversation and Culture

Whether you're fluent or just learning, join with others to practice Yiddish and celebrate Yiddish culture.

Challah Baking

Join with fellow members to share techniques, stories, and explore challah baking as a spiritual practice or hobby.

Conversational Hebrew

Get to know fellow CBE Hebrew speakers and build your comfort conversing B’Ivrit - in Hebrew!

Sage Discussions

Join CBE seniors for discussions that examine timely and timeless ideas in cultural, political, and religious life.


Share your love, knowledge, questions, or interest in gardening with other community gardeners.

Mah Jongg

Whether you’re a seasoned player or want to learn from experienced gamers, Mah Jongg is a great way to connect with friends while having fun.

Queer Parents Group

Enhance your circle of LGBTQ+ families, by joining the Queer Parents group.

Union Temple Legacy Circle

Come together with UT’s Rabbi Emerita Linda Henry Goodman to preserve and reflect on the community’s history and legacy within CBE’s future.

Nature Chug

Commune with the trees, and other CBE nature lovers, in a group that regularly explores Prospect Park and other Brooklyn green spaces through walks and contemplative practices.

Musicians' Circle

Play together, get to know one another, and occasionally explore the place of music in Jewish life and practices. Get ready for an acoustic jam!

Suggest or Lead a Small Group

Don’t see the right one for you? Please share your idea for a small group and let us know if you'd like to be a leader or a participant. 

You can always reach out to Rabbi Jason Gitlin, our Small Groups and Community Engagement Specialist, at or (718) 768-3814 x273.


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