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 3      Closed (Labor day)

Sept 10    Closed (Rosh Hashanah)

Sept 18    Closes at 2pm (Yom Kippur)

Sept 19    Closed (Yom Kippur)

Sept 24    Closed (Sukkot)

Oct 1        Closed (Simchat Torah)

Support our High Holy Days Food Drive

Bring your canned and dried goods (no glass) to CBI on Yom Kippur and throughout the months of September and October. Even better, donate online.

Welcome Rabbi Kelly Levy

Rabbi Kelly Levy is thrilled to be joining Congregation Beth Israel this summer! Rabbi Levy was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2014 from the New York campus. Throughout rabbinical school, Rabbi Levy served as a student rabbi in Albany, Georgia, an intern in the Mt. Sinai Hospital Palliative Care Unit, a leader in the HUC-JIR Soup Kitchen program, as well as teaching in different religious and Hebrew schools throughout the city. She began her rabbinate in Rochester, New York, where she served as the Assistant and Associate Rabbi of Temple B’rith Kodesh. During that time, Rabbi Levy focused much of her work on pastoral care, teaching both adults and children, leading worship for all generations, and creating innovative programs for the entire congregation and community.

A native of San Antonio (although she was born across the street at Seton Hospital!), Rabbi Levy is ecstatic to be returning to her roots in Texas. Along with her husband, David and their daughter, Ezri, their dog and cat, Frank and Bean, Rabbi Levy knows that CBI’s warmth, passion, and joy for Jewish living makes this incredible congregation and community the absolute best place to continue her rabbinate. Rabbi Levy’s door is always open and she looks forward to meeting the wonderful people who make CBI a true Kehilah Kedosha, a holy community.

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 19

    Yom Kippur Morning Service

    Sep 19 @ 10:15am - 1:15pm
  2. Wed 19

    Healing Service

    Sep 19 @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  3. Wed 19

    Meditation Service

    Sep 19 @ 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  4. Wed 19

    Yom Kippur Children’s Service

    Children ages 0-5 and their families
    Sep 19 @ 2:30pm - 3:00pm
  5. Wed 19

    Current Events with Rabbi Folberg

    Sep 19 @ 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  6. Wed 19

    Yom Kippur Afternoon Service

    Sep 19 @ 3:30pm - 5:30pm
  7. Wed 19

    Yom Kippur Yizkor Service

    Sep 19 @ 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  8. Wed 19

    Yom Kippur Concluding Service

    Sep 19 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  9. Wed 19

    Community Break-Fast

    Sep 19 @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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.