September 28, 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.

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CBI In-Person Attendance Policy

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

Sukkah

Help Build the NEW CBI Sukkah

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 8:30 AM at CBI
Rain Date: Sun. Oct. 9, 2022

Please bring ladders if you are able. Refreshments will be provided.

Call the office for more information at 419.517.8400.

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Tashlich

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the CBI lake

On Rosh Hashanah it is tradition to go to a river or spring (preferably one that has fish in it) and recite special penitential prayers. Tossing bread crumbs in the water is symbolic of casting away our sins and starting a new year with a clean slate.

Bring your own bread and meet us at the lake behind the campus.

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Kever Avot

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Beth Shalom Cemetery

Kever Avot, the tradition of visiting the graves of our parents and loved ones between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, can evoke a wealth of emotions and memories.

After Tashlich, we will meet at Beth Shalom Cemetery (420 Otter Creek Road, Oregon, Ohio) where Hazzan Lichterman will assist those wanting special memorial prayers recited at the graves of their loved ones. If there is inclement weather, we will meet in the Chapel followed by Hazzan Lichterman visiting individual graves at the cemetery.

Please contact Cantor Lichterman at ilichterman@cbitoledo.org if you are in need of transportation.

Break the Fast

Yom Kippur Break the Fast

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 immediately following N'ilah services at approximately 7:45 PM In Person at CBI

Cost is $10 per person. Reservations required by Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

If you have any questions or would like to register please call the office at 419-517-8400.

Sukkot Simchat Torah

Sukkot/Simchat Torah Dinner & Celebration
in the NEW CBI Sukkah

Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM In Person and Live Stream
Dinner in the Sukkah, then Simchat Torah Services and Hakafot to follow

Cost is $7 per person. Reservations required by Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

We hope that you will attend this meaningful and fun Sukkot dinner outside in the CBI Sukkah, decorated by our Religious School children. As we enjoy our delicious pasta meal, Cantor Lichterman will discuss the "Ushpizin", otherwise known as the supernatural guests that visit during this festival holiday. The celebration continues as we move inside to the sanctuary where we will sing festive songs, dance with the Torah, drink a l'chaim, wave our flags, show off our craziest hats, and unroll the entire Torah scroll. Our Religious School students will also be invited to participate in hakafot. We will also enjoy a delicious ice cream bar.

The dinner and program are open to members of all local congregations.
If you have any questions or would like to register please call the office at 419-517-8400.

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WCBI Book Club
This Us How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 10:30 AM In Person at CBI

Debbie Perlmutter will lead the discussion. It is not necessary to have read the book to join the discussion.

Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts; children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE WOMEN OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS
Please RSVP to Ellen Federman at efederman@sbcglobal.net by Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022.
Toledo library has 9 print copies, 6 eBooks, 3 eAudio copies & 2 CD copies. SearchOhio has 32 print copies. OhioLINK has 2 print copies.

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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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