December 5, 2023 -

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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 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 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

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
- December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2023
- January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

Join us each Friday morning to discuss and learn the weekly Torah portion with Miriam Beckerman.


Let's Learn Together!

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Sisterhood 2.0:
Yoga & Dinner

Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 4:30 PM at Toledo Yoga
Dinner will follow at Paddy Jack's

Cost is $10 for Yoga. Each attendee will pay for her own dinner at Paddy Jack's.

This is a Sisterhood 2.0 program for Women of CBI, aged 60's or under.

RSVP by Monday, November 27th by contacting Kim Brody at Limited to 18 women.

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Women of CBI Book Club: December Selection
The Wind Knows My Name by Isabel Allende

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 10:30 AM In-Person at CBI

Angie Katz will lead the discussion.

This powerful and moving novel from the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Petal of the Sea weaves together past and present, tracing the ripple effects of war and immigration on one child in Europe in 1938 and another in the United States in 2019. Spanning time and place, The Wind Knows My Name is both a testament to the sacrifices that parents make and a love letter to the children who survive the most unfathomable dangers - and never stop dreaming.


RSVP to Ellen Federman by Sunday, December 3, 2023.

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Hanukkah Celebration & Luncheon

Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM In-Person at CBI


Cost is $15 per person.

Please RSVP to the office or Kim Brody at by Monday, December 4th.

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
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