Shabbat Services: 7:30pm Fridays, 10:30am Saturdays, & Family Service 6pm on 1st Fridays
Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel!
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Rabbi Kelly Levy’s Installation
Nov 29 – Dec 1

Special guest: Rabbi Mary Zamore, Executive Director, Women’s Rabbinic Network

Thu 7:30pm Rabbi Zamore speaks at the JCC

Fri 7:30pm   Erev Shabbat with Rabbi Levy’s installation 

Sat 9:00am Torah Study with Rabbi Zamore

Sat 6:00pm  “Tacos & Tequila” Celebration

RSVP required for “Tacos & Tequila”
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SAVE THE DATE
Jan 18-20, 2018


A Weekend of Jewish Learning and Action in Celebration of MLK Weekend

Topic: Racial Justice

CBI and Austin Respond to the Tragedy in Pittsburgh

Flowers left anonymously in front of CBI Sanctuary. The note says, “we love you more than they could ever hate you”
Pastor Joseph C. Parker, Jr., Rabbi Steve Folberg, Imam Mohamed-Umer Esmail, Detective Charles Riley

 

 

 

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CBI and Austin Respond

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. Tue 13

    Tai Chi

    Nov 13 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  2. Tue 13

    Living a Jewish Life Class

    Nov 13 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  3. Wed 14

    Empty Nesters Meeting

    Nov 14 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
  4. Wed 14

    Qigong & Tai Chi Classes

    Qigong practice led by Diane Graves
    Nov 14 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
  5. Wed 14

    Lunch & Learn (taught by Rabbi Levy)

    Nov 14 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  6. Wed 14

    Midrasha (3rd-6th)

    Nov 14 @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  7. Wed 14

    Weekday Meditation Service

    Nov 14 @ 5:45pm - 6:30pm
  8. Wed 14

    Austin Philharmonic Orchestra Performance

    Nov 14 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  9. Wed 14

    Austin Philharmonic Orchestra Performance

    Nov 14 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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.