August 11, 2022 -

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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 Attendance Policy During the Covid-19 Pandemic

CBI welcomes back all members regardless of vaccination status.

Mask-wearing at in-person services and programs is now OPTIONAL for vaccinated and boostered individuals. Unvaccinated attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

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

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

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 at in-person services and programs is now OPTIONAL for vaccinated and boostered individuals. Unvaccinated attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

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

MahJongg popular culture book

WCBI Joint Sisterhoods Book Club Meeting & Luncheon:
Mah-Jongg in 1920's Popular Culture: Illustrated Sets & Rules of Play
by Jeffrey J. Gordon

Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Lunch at 12:00 PM, Program at 1:00 PM at Congregation Etz Chayim
Mr. Gordon will attend the luncheon and sign copies of his book which will be available for purchase at the program.

The cost is $10 per person, payable at the door.

Mah-Jongg in 1920s Popular Culture: Illustrated Sets and Rules of Play by Jeffrey J. Gordon is an expanded guide to his Mah-Jongg Sets and How the Game was Played in the 1920s. It retains the geography, history, Jewish contribution, and exceptional importance of Mah-Jongg in 1920s popular culture, as well as explaining Mah-Jongg set components and game play. It also retains detailed coverage of the many varieties of 1920s Mah-Jongg sets showing their boxes, tiles, dice, wind discs, counters, instruction booklets, and racks. In addition, many full color illustrations of the most striking boxes and English translations of the Chinese writing on boxes and tiles are included. This welcome book fills a gap and is sure to be appreciated by Mah-Jongg players and collectors.

Please RSVP to Elsa Leveton at 419.473.2401 or email elsa@etzchayimtoledo.org by July 20, 2022.

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Rabbinical Student, Jonathon Adler

Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM at CBI

Join us as we welcome back to the bimah, Rabbinical Student, Jonathon Adler

Jonathon Adler will return to the CBI bimah at Shabbat morning services to lead services, read Torah, and inspire with a rousing drash.

If you are a guest and would like to attend in-person services, please call the office by Friday, July 29th to be added to the guest list.

Rabbi Dobrusin

Rabbi Robert Dobrusin

Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM at CBI

Join us as we welcome back guest, Rabbi Robert Dobrusin

CBI is happy to announce that Rabbi Dobrusin will return to the CBI bimah on Shabbat morning to lead services, read Torah, and inspire our congregation with a deeper look at this week's parshah.

If you are a guest and would like to attend in-person services, please call the office by Friday, Augst 5th to be added to the guest list.

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Tisha B'Av Services

Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM at CBI and on Zoom

Join us for special services to commemorate Tisha B'Av. Services will include Shacharit and the chanting of Eichah/The Book of Lamentations.

If you are a guest and would like to attend in-person services, please call the office to be added to the guest list.

WCBI Celebrate: Rosh Chodesh Elul

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM In-Person at CBI

Join us as we prepare for a Sweet New Year with honey-tasting and another wonderful dinner. The registration fee for this program is $10. Please make your check payable to: Women of CBI and mail to: Sandy Traugott, 4755 Parklands Dr., Sylvania, OH 43560.

The Tikkun Olam for this program will be a monetary donation to purchase needed items for the CBI kitchens.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE WOMEN OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS.
RSVP to Judy Weinberg at judyweinberg@bex.net by Wednesday, August 17th.

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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