July 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 the flu, 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 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

Monthly Calendar of Services and Events

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

Upcoming Events

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35th Interfaith Blood Drive

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 12:00-2:30 PM at Grace Lutheran Church, 4441 Monroe Street

There is a desperate need for blood.

This Blood Drive is critical in helping cover the needs of our community over the July 4th holiday. When levels are low, patients in need of transfusions are forced to wait until the blood is available.

Do a mitzvah and help save someone’s life!

Please sign up for the Blood Drive and represent CBI by contacting Devorah Shulamit by email at shalom1836@bex.net to schedule an appointment.

Women of CBI Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 10:30 AM at CBI

Join the Women of CBI when we celebrate Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
with a movable Garden Tour and High Tea luncheon.

We will meet at CBI and travel together to tour three beautiful gardens created by congregants. We will then return to CBI for a High Tea luncheon.

The registration fee for this program is $10. Please make your checks payable to “Women of CBI” and mail to Miriam Beckerman, 6006 Main St., Sylvania, OH 43560.

The Tikkun Olam for this program will benefit the JFS Food Bank. Requested items are Adult Pull-Up Briefs, Shampoo & Conditioner, and packages of Toilet Paper.


RSVP by June 26th, 2024 to Miriam Beckerman at mesb@bex.net.

Volunteer to Help Hungry Children in Toledo

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 3:00 – 5:00 PM at the Cherry Street Mission Building, 1501 Monroe Street

We are in need of 8-12 volunteers.

The volunteers will be putting together packages of food for children that live in the Toledo area.

RSVP by July 11, 2024 to Kim Brody at kbrody@cbitoledo.org.

Kabbalat Cookout

Friday Evening, July 19, 2024 at 5:45 PM at CBI

Join us at CBI for Mincha at 5:45 PM, followed by a delicious pre-Shabbat cookout and guitar music by Stu Goldberg on the patio. A short outdoor Kabbalat Shabbat service will commence after the dinner.

Cost is $15 per person, $5 for children 12 & under, or $25 per family.


RSVP by Monday, July 15th by calling 419.517.8400 or email kbrody@cbitoledo.org.

Nosh & Knowledge: CBI Adult Education

Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM at CBI

The Stop the Bleed program is a national public awareness campaign and training program that teaches people how to control bleeding to prevent death after injury. The program’s goal is to train bystanders to take life-saving action in an emergency.

Lt. Steinman, of Sylvania Township Police, will facilitate this program to teach attendees life-saving techniques to apply to a seriously injured person at home, at work, or in our synagogue.


Contact Kim Brody at kbrody@cbitoledo.org to RSVP by Monday, July 15, 2024.

The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett

Sisterhoods Joint Book Clubs of Cong. B'nai Israel, Cong. Etz Chayim, and Temple Shomer Emunim Selection:

The Brillian Life of Eudora Honeysett
by Annie Lyons

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM At Temple Shomer Emunim

Discussion Leaders will be Rabbi Lisa Delson, Alice Applebaum, Elsa Leveton, Carol Richman, and Sharon Stein.

It’s never too late to start living. Eudora Honeysett is done with this noisy, moronic world—all of it. She has witnessed the indignities and suffering of old age and has lived a full life. At eighty-five, she isn’t going to leave things to chance. Her end will be on her terms. With one call to a clinic in Switzerland, a plan is set in motion.

Then she meets ten-year-old Rose Trewidney, a whirling, pint-sized rainbow of sparkling cheer. All Eudora wants is to be left alone to set her affairs in order. Instead, she finds herself embarking on a series of adventures with the irrepressible Rose and their affable neighbor, the recently widowed Stanley—afternoon tea, shopping sprees, trips to the beach, birthday celebrations, pizza parties.

While the trio of unlikely BFFs grow closer and anxiously await the arrival of Rose’s new baby sister, Eudora is reminded of her own childhood—of losing her father during World War II and the devastating impact it had on her entire family. In reflecting on her past, Eudora realizes she must come to terms with what lies ahead.

But now that her joy for life has been rekindled, how can she possibly say goodbye?

Lunch will be served. Cost is $7 per person.


RSVP to Elsa Leveton at Congregation Etz Chayim, 419.473.2401, or email elsa@etzchayimtoledo.org by July 14, 2024.

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Join us for Canasta!

Tuesdays at 12:30 – 2:45 PM In-Person at CBI

We have had great fun playing canasta on Tuesdays at Congregation B’nai Israel.


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

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.

Click the link below to learn about Jewish Community Programs & Events

Useful Links

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


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
419.517.8400|Email Us