Joint Shabbat Services with Beth David Synagogue and Congregation Beth Am

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  As part of a community wide Israel Festival week being planned Congregation Beth Israel is hosting a Shabbat dinner and service with a few of our neighboring congregations. Join us from 6:15 to 8:15pm on Friday, April 24th for Shabbat with an Israeli Twist! Welcome Shabbat with candle lighting, songs, an Egalitarian Service in the sanctuary and a Traditional Service in the chapel, followed by an authentic, family-friendly Israeli … [Read more...]

92Y Live Broadcast – David Brooks: On Character


Now in its thirteenth year, Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y (“92Y Live”) broadcasts select cultural and educational programs by simulcasting, via private webcast, to community organizations across North America, including Congregation Beth Israel! We invite you to join us for the upcoming broadcast of the 92nd Street Y's interview with author David Brooks. CBI and other communities participate in real time by submitting questions to the 92Y speakers … [Read more...]

CBI Annual Golf Classic


This spring will see Congregation Beth Israel's 16th Annual Golf Classic at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield. Sponsorship opportunities are available! Join us for lunch, golf, dinner, or any combination of the above! Registration form to print below:   … [Read more...]

Adventures in Youth Programming


By Rabbi Dena Shaffer and Max Schwimmer We recently spent a week in New YorkCity at Hebrew Union College, where we learned from inspiring leaders in experiential Jewish education. As students in HUC’s Certificate in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults (CAEA), we have been working since the Fall to hone our skills as Jewish educators working with teens and young people. At this week-long Winter Intensive, we took classes … [Read more...]