Shabbat Services: 7:30pm Fridays, 10:30am Saturdays, & Family Service 6pm on 1st Fridays
Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel!
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Holiday Office Hours

Sept 24    Closed (Sukkot)

Oct 1        Closed (Simchat Torah)

Sukkot

Sunday, September 23, 2018
6:30 pm – Erev Sukkot Service followed by dessert in the Sukkah

Come and shake, shake, shake your lulav!

And fulfill the mitzvah of eating in the sukkah.

Simchat Torah

Sunday, September 30
6:30pm – Erev Simchat Torah Service celebrating with hakafot and dancing as we read the end of Deuteronomy and the beginning of Genesis.

Monday, October 1
8:30 am – Simchat Torah Festival Service with Yizkor.


November 16 – 18, 2018

CBI’s Family Retreat at Greene Family Camp is always fun for the whole family. Register here by October 31.

                                 

        Click here for details

At CBI, we are…

Joyful

CBI Shabbat services are full of joyful singing.

On Simchat Torah, we dance, we sing, and we celebrate starting the cycle anew.

Purim brings out our wilder side: We drown out Haman’s name with enough noise to raise the roof and our Purim Spiel puts the ancient story in a modern, musical context. And we may get just a bit silly.

CBI’s annual gala features great food, music, dancing, and more.

Diverse

Our members come from all walks of life: We are professors and electricians, teachers and dentists, full time moms and part time attorneys.

Everyone is welcome at CBI. We are proud of our long time support for the LGBTQ community. And proud that some of our members’ families can be traced back to the crypto-Jews accompanying the early Spanish explorers of Mexico and Texas.

CBI treasures our Jews-by-Choice for the richness they bring to our congregation and to the Jewish people.

Inclusive

CBI offers programs for our very youngest members, our senior members, and everyone in-between.

Our religious school provides specially trained staff for students with special needs.

Our prayer books provide transliterations for those who do not read Hebrew so everyone can participate.

We welcome interfaith families and encourage them to fully participate.

Upcoming Events

  1. Wed 26

    Qigong & Tai Chi Classes

    Qigong practice led by Diane Graves
    Sep 26 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
  2. Wed 26

    Weekday Meditation Service

    Sep 26 @ 5:45pm - 6:30pm
  3. Wed 26

    Young Adult Sukkot Celebration

    Celebrate in the sukkah with us.
    Sep 26 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  4. Thu 27

    Circle of Friends

    Sep 27 @ 9:30am - 1:30pm
  5. Thu 27

    Meditation with Michael Sporer

    Sep 27 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  6. Fri 28

    Erev Shabbat Services

    Sep 28 @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  7. Sat 29

    Torah Study

    Sep 29 @ 9:15am - 10:15am
  8. Sat 29

    Morning Shabbat Service

    Sep 29 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm
  9. Sun 30

    Internet Cafe

    Sponsored by Sisterhood
    Sep 30 @ 8:30am - 1:30pm

Always @ CBI

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Learning

At CBI, we have learning for all ages – from religious school for our youth, post bnei mitzvah education, basic Judaism classes and Adult Education.

Mitzvah Day

Social Action

Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

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Caring Community

We have a caring community that helps provide support to our community in their times of need and joy.


Youth

Youth Groups

Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.


Solar PanelsEnvironmental Action

Congregation Beth Israel installed solar panels on the roof of the Shirley Barish Learning Center as part of our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship.  We were also the first organization to go through the PACE process which gave us an affordable way to improve our facility’s energy efficiency. And our grounds have been recognized as an Urban Wildlife Habitat from the National Wildlife Foundation.