November 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.

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

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Parashat Hashavuah: Torah Portion of the Week

Fridays, Beginning on December 2, 2022 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

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

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CBI Adult Education Series:
Climate Change & the State of the Planet:
Our Responsibility & the Path to a Sustainable Future

with speakers, Julie Shapiro & Steve Roberts
Sunday, December 11, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at CBI

Our obligation to care for the Earth is made explicit in Genesis and reappears throughout the Tanach. Human-caused climate change threatens us all. Steve Roberts and Julie Shapiro, members of the Citizens' Climate Lobby and the Climate Reality project will share up-to-date information on the causes of climate change and prospective solutions..

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

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WCBI Book Club:
The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 10:30 AM In-Person at CBI

Alice Applebaum will lead the discussion. It is not necessary to have read the book to join the discussion.

This is the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the Jinni. Helene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world.

Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man. Fearing they'll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as human--just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwined--but they're not yet certain of what they mean to each other.

Spanning the tumultuous years from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of World War I, The Hidden Palace follows these lives and others as they collide and interleave. Can Chava and Ahmad find their places in the human world while remaining true to each other? Or will their opposing natures and desires eventually tear them apart--especially once they encounter, thrillingly, other beings like themselves?
Toledo has 10 print copies, 3 eBooks & 3 eAudio copies. SearchOhio has 34 print copies & 2 eBooks.

Please RSVP to Ellen Federman at efederman@sbcglobal.net by Sunday, December 11, 2022.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE WOMEN OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

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Hanukkah Latkes & Lights Candle Lighting & Shabbat Dinner

Friday, December 23, 2022 at 4:30 PM In Person at CBI

Please join us for a Festive & Delicious Shabbat Program

ENJOY AN ENTERTAINING VIDEO PRESENTATION:

How It's Made: Chocolate Coins & Sufganiyot and Hanukkah Music by Six13

HANUKKAH & SHABBAT CANDLE LIGHTING
KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE
YUMMY LATKES ~ SUFGANIYOT ~ CHOCOLATE GELT

There is no cost for CBI members, but you must RSVP to the office by Friday, December 16th.

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SAVE THE DATE
WCBI Celebrates Rosh Chodesh Shevat:
Chocolate & Friends - The Rich Things in Life

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

The cost for this event is $10, payable at the door.
The Tikkun Olam Project for this program is a request that all attendees bring a shelf stable soup to benefit Jewish Family Service food bank.
If needed, rides can be arranged.

Please RSVP to Jan Kasle, jbkasle@gmail.com, or call 419.345.6712 by January 16, 2022.

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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