Chavurah, from the Hebrew word chaver- friend


Congregation Beth Israel is excited to announce that it is forming many Chavurot to provide opportunities for its membership to build friendships, socialize, study and enjoy Jewish life.

Take the SURVEY!


What is a Chavurah?

A Chavurah is a small group of temple members who gather to learn, socialize and enjoy Jewish life together. A Chavurah has many different looks, and can include adults, families, couples, or singles who are committed to building a unique bond, an “extended family” at CBI.

What does a Chavurah do?

Each Chavurah is unique and decides on its own blend of Jewish experiences. Chavurah can focus on study, observance of holidays together, socializing (dinners, etc.) and sharing simchas. Each group is unique in working towards developing a meaningful experience for those in that group.

When does a Chavurah meet?    

Each Chavurah generally meets once a month. The group decides on specific dates and times convenient to the group.

How do I join a Chavurah?

Fill out this information and interest SURVEY and come to our Amy’s Ice Cream Kickoff on April 2, 2:00-3:30 pm in Smith Auditorium.

Who can I contact with more questions?

Debbie Roberson-

Carly Cera-; 512-454-6806 x204

What are other people from previous generations of Chavurot saying?

“We were looking for a way to connect with the Temple and with families like ours and to build relationships. I count them all among people for whom I care very much about their entire family, and I think they feel the same way…I have made those connections and I do have folks to greet at Temple and I enjoy sharing holidays and other times with them. We have built a history together now, and that counts for a lot.  I’m glad they were part of my children’s Jewish upbringing and are still part of my life.” -Leslie Friedlander