April 13, 2024 -

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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. Mask-wearing is OPTIONAL.

We ask that if you are feeling unwell or are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 or other illnesses that you either avoid in-person services or wear a mask to protect others.

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.

CBI Live Stream & Zoom Services

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
*Sunday at 9:30 AM – In Person/Zoom

*when Religious School is in session

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

This Week's Torah Portion

Pesach Services & Candle Lighting Schedule 2024 ~ 5784

Click the icon above to view and download the CBI Pesach Services Schedule

Monthly Calendar of Services and Events

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

Visit the CBI Gift Shop for all your Judaica needs

• Shabbat Candles • Candlesticks • Kiddush cups • Challah Covers • Challah Knives & Boards • Havdallah Sets • Holiday Items • Shofars • Menorahs • Jewelry Assortment • Mezuzzot & Scrolls • Tallits (Prayer Shawls) • Women's & Men's Kippot • Tzedakah Boxes • Jewish Books • Kid's Holiday Items • Jewish Books and much, much more!

To make an appointment, please contact the office at 419-517-8400.

Click the icon above to go to the Gift Shop web page.

Upcoming Events

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Parashat Hashavuah: Torah Portion of the Week

Fridays at 11:00 AM In-Person at CBI
- April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024
- May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Join other CBI members on Friday mornings to study and discuss the week’s Torah portion.

NO REGISTRATION NEEDED
A KNOWLEDGE OF TORAH IS NOT REQUIRED
OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS WITH RSVP

Let's Learn Together!

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Join us for Canasta!

Tuesdays in April 2, 9, and 16, 2024 & May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2024 at 12:15 - 2:45 PM at CBI

We have had great results teaching and playing canasta on Tuesdays at Congregation B’nai Israel.

OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

If you are interested in learning or playing, please contact Rhoda Miller at rmiller@cbitoledo.org.

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POSTPONED: CBI Adult Education:
Virtual Tour of Auschwitz

Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 1:00 - 3:00 PM In-Person at CBI

Due to complications with the Auschwitz Tour Company, this program has been postponed.
We will communicate the new date and time when we receive that information.

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Community Program: Yoga for Israel

Wednesday Evening, May 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM at CBI

Let’s turn our sadness into action. Join us for an hour of yoga, meditation, and healing while raising money for the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo’s Israel’s Relief Fund. Bring your own mat (BYOM!) The full proceeds of this class will go to support victims of terror, medical support, trauma recovery, crisis management, direct lifesaving relief efforts, and accurate media reporting via our trusted partners.

OPEN TO ALL WOMEN & HELD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER TOLEDO, CONGREGEGATION B’NAI ISRAEL, CONGREGATION ETZ CHAYIM, TEMPLE SHOMER EMUNIM, AND CHABAD HOUSE OF GREATER TOLEDO.

Register by Tuesday, May 7th to https://form.jotform.com/jewishtoledo/jfgtprograms or Sherry Majewski at sherry@jewishtoledo.org or 419-724-0351.

To donate, click on the title of this event.

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SAVE THE DATE:
Jewish Community Program:
"Reports from Israel & Special Visitors with Connections to Oct. 7th

Monday Evening, May 13, 2024 at 6:30 PM at CBI

Join us as Rabbi Delson, Ben Malczewski, and others, share reflections from their recent trips to Israel. We will also hear from two Israeli special guests with personal connections to October 7th and the war.

RSVP by Friday, May 10th to https://form.jotform.com/jewishtoledo/JCRC-events or Mary Bilyeu at mary@jewishtoledo.org or 419-724-0405.

You must RSVP to attend this event. Walk-ins will not be permitted to attend.

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SAVE THE DATE:
CBI Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel
Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Rodfei Zedek, Chicago

Friday & Saturday, May 17-18, 2024 at CBI

> Kabbalat Shabbat, Delicious Dinner, and lecture with Rabbi Gertel:

"Salvation for the Individual, for Jews, for Israel, and for the World: A Jewish Perspective"
Friday Evening, May 17, 2024 at 5:45 PM in-person at CBI

> Shabbat Morning Services

"The Concept of Salvation in Our Daily and Shabbat Prayers"
Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 9:30 AM in-person at CBI and Live Stream

> Mincha & Shabbat Third Meal with Rabbi Gertel:

"Shabbat Afternoon, Salvation and Modern Synagogue Architecture"
Saturday Afternoon, May 18, 2024 at 5:45 PM in-person at CBI

OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS WITH RSVP

Cost is $18 per person for the Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner. The third meal is FREE for CBI members and $5 for guests.

RSVP to the CBI office by Friday, May 10, 2024 and indicate which events you plan to attend.

Engraving of Sabatai Zevi

SAVE THE DATE:
CBI Adult Education:
"False Messiahs: Tales of Desperate Hope & Desperation"
with Speaker David Weinberg

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 10:30 AM In-Person at CBI

This presentation will take a brief look at the concept of messianism in Judaism and how it been understood, misunderstood, and abused over the course of Jewish history.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS WITH RSVP

RSVP to kbrody@cbitoledo.org by Friday, May 17, 2024

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.

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6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
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