January 28, 2023 -

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Welcome to Congregation B'nai Israel

Congregation B’nai Israel is the center for Conservative Judaism in the greater Toledo, Ohio area. We are an egalitarian, inclusive congregation, and embrace both Jews and those in the community at large who wish to explore and enhance their connection with God and with Jewish spirituality, learning and culture. We are committed to Jewish tradition, while also recognizing the wonderful diversity of modern life. We enthusiastically welcome interfaith couples and families as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community and those considering associating with the Jewish community.

Our dedication to the concept of lifelong learning includes both adult education and a strong youth program, providing religious services, education, and programs for people of all ages.

CBI In-Person Attendance Policy

CBI welcomes back all members regardless of vaccination status.

Mask-wearing protocols will be determined by COVID levels assessed by the Lucas County Health Department:

RED LEVEL: Mask-wearing at in-person CBI services and programs is MANDATORY for everyone.

YELLOW LEVEL: Mask-wearing at in-person CBI services and programs for fully vaccinated and boostered attendees is OPTIONAL.

Unvaccinated attendees are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear a mask while in the building.


CBI will communicate COVID levels in the weekly eblast and posted on the front entrance.

Those who prefer not to attend in person are invited to watch our Live Stream or Zoom services.

For security purposes, we ask all guests to call the office at 419.517.8400 before attending.

The CBI board of trustees continuously reviews the safety precautions outlined in the attendance guidelines and will make adjustments based on local health officials and CDC guidelines. 

Services

We welcome back all CBI members regardless of vaccination status.

Mask-wearing protocols will be determined by COVID levels assessed by the Lucas County Health Department:

GREEN/YELLOW LEVEL: Mask-wearing at in-person CBI services and programs for fully vaccinated and boostered attendees is OPTIONAL.

Unvaccinated attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

RED LEVEL: Mask-wearing at in-person CBI services and programs is MANDATORY for everyone.

For security purposes, we ask all guests to call the office at 419.517.8400 before attending.

OPTION 1: CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE CBI LIVE STREAM​

Option 2: On your Computer, Tablet or Cell Phone:

At the top of the home page, click on the “Live Stream” tab. When the page opens, you will be connected to the live stream service.

Option 3: On your Smart TV:

Open the YouTube app and search for “Congregation B’nai Israel – Sylvania, Ohio”.
Be sure to click on the listing that says “Sylvania, Ohio”. Please “subscribe” to the CBI channel so that you can easily locate our live stream services in the future.

A Zoom link and passcode will be emailed to CBI members before the service date and time.

If you did not receive the information or are from another congregation and would like to participate, please contact the office during business hours at 419.517.8400.

Daily Services Schedule

Monday & Thursday at 8:00 AM - In Person/Zoom
Monday - Thursday at 5:45 PM - Zoom
Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday at 5:45 PM - Zoom
Shabbat, Saturday at 9:30 AM - In Person/Live Stream

*Please contact the CBI office for the link and passcode to Zoom services.

This Week's Torah Portion

Monthly Calendar of Services and Events

Click the icon above to view and download the CBI Monthly Calendar

Upcoming Events

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Parashat Hashavuah: Torah Portion of the Week

Fridays at 10:00 AM In-Person at CBI

Join us each Friday morning to discuss and learn the weekly Torah portion with lay-leader, Miriam Beckerman
Let's all learn together!

No Registration Required
A knowledge of Torah is Not Required

Let's Learn Together!

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WCBI Celebrates Rosh Chodesh Shevat:
Chocolate & Friends: The Rich Things in Life

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 7:00 PM In-Person at CBI

Join us for a divine chocolate tasting!


Event cost is $10, payable at the door

Tikkun Olam Project: We ask that all attendees bring shelf stable soup to benefit Jewish Family Service Food Bank

Please RSVP by January 16, 2023, to Jan Kasle at jbkasle@gmail.com or call 419.345.6712.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE WOMEN OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

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CBI's Tot Shabbat Program

Saturday, February 4, 2023 11:00 AM In-Person in the CBI Chapel

Join us for a special Shabbat service for our youngest congregants led by Hannah Chernow. Activities will include stories, singing and delicious challah!

This service is designed for parents with children up to 5 years of age.
Kiddush lunch will follow.

RSVP to the office at 419-517-8400 or email kbrody@cbitoledo.org

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SAVE THE DATE:
CBI Adult Education Series:
"The Early Universe & What the First Results from the James Webb Space Telescope Tell Us About It

with speaker, Steven Federman, Ph.D.
Sunday, February 12, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at CBI

The universe was born in the Big Bang roughly 13.7 billion years ago. The galaxies, stars and planets that we see today began to form in the first billion years. The James Webb telescope allows us to see into this early universe. Steve will describe the theory and observations that led us to this picture, how the Webb telescope is bringing us new insights, and how all of this compares to the creation story in Genesis.

Please RSVP to the office 419-517-8400 by Monday, February 6, 2023.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

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SAVE THE DATE:
Havdalah - Have Fun! Night
Games - Dinner - FUN

Saturday, February 25, 2023 6:45 PM In-Person at CBI

Join us for an evening of fun games, great food and drinks after a meaningful Havdalah service.


We will begin the evening with a family Havdalah at 6:45 PM after which the adults will eat and greet in the social hall while the young people adjourn to have pizza and a movie in the library.

What’s your game? Trivia? Poker? Bridge? Maj? Bingo? Uno? Euchre? Canasta? You’ll find that and lots more! Bring your friends & family!

$5 per adult for this FUN Evening! Please RSVP to the office by February 17, 2023.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

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SAVE THE DATE:
WCBI Book Club:
Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life by Delia Ephron

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 10:30 AM In-Person at CBI

It is not necessary to have read the book to join the discussion.

The bestselling, beloved writer of romantic comedies like You've Got Mail tells her own late-in-life love story, complete with a tragic second act and joyous resolution.

Delia Ephron had struggled through several years of heartbreak. She’d lost her sister, Nora, and then her husband, Jerry, both to cancer. Several months after Jerry’s death, she decided to make one small change in her life—she shut down his landline, which crashed her internet. She ended up in Verizon hell. She channeled her grief the best way she knew: by writing a New York Times op-ed. The piece caught the attention of Peter, a Bay Area psychiatrist, who emailed her to commiserate. Recently widowed himself, he reminded her that they had shared a few dates fifty-four years before, set up by Nora. Delia did not remember him, but after several weeks of exchanging emails and sixties folk songs, he flew east to see her. They were crazy, utterly, in love. But this was not a rom-com: four months later she was diagnosed with AML, a fierce leukemia. In Left on Tenth, Delia Ephron enchants as she seesaws us between tears and laughter, navigating the suicidal lows of enduring innovative treatment and the giddy highs of a second chance at love. With Peter and her close girlfriends by her side, with startling clarity, warmth, and honesty about facing death, Ephron invites us to join her team of warriors and become believers ourselves.

Toledo has 8 print copies, 10 eBooks & 4 eAudio copies. SearchOhio has 32 print copies. OhioLINK has 2 print copies.

Please RSVP to Ellen Federman at efederman@sbcglobal.net by Sunday, February 26, 2023.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE WOMEN OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

Useful Links

Congregation B'nai Israel welcomes Interfaith families, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and all who seek a meaningful Jewish experience.

Directions

From the North:

Take US 23 to Sylvania Exit, turn left on Monroe St. to Harroun Rd. Take Harroun Rd. to Holland-Sylvania Ave., turn left at light. Take Holland-Sylvania Ave. to Sylvania Ave., turn right at light. Follow Sylvania Ave. about 1/2 mile to entrance to JCC/YMCA drive, turn left, then follow signs.

From the South:

Take US 23 to the Central Ave. Exit, turn left on Central Ave. Take Central Ave. to McCord Rd. (second light), turn right. Take McCord Rd. to Sylvania Ave. (about one mile), turn right, go about 1/4 mile to next light, turn right into JCC/YMCA drive, follow signs.

From the East:

Take I-475 West to Talmadge Rd. Exit, turn right on Talmadge Rd. Go to next light at Sylvania Ave. and turn left on Sylvania. Go about 2 and 1/2 miles on Sylvania Ave. to red light at entrance to JCC/YMCA drive, turn left, then follow signs.

Congregation B'nai Israel
6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
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