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Congregation B'nai Israel

154 Years of Consecrated Service to God, Torah and Israel.

6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 517-8400

150th Anniversary

Do You Remember When?

At CBI in celebration of our upcoming 150th Anniversary, we are trying to remember “the good old days” too and hope that you will help. Please spend a few minutes recalling memorable stories from your early days at B’nai Israel that you would be willing to share with others. We are trying to reach people who may have moved out of town but were raised, became a bat or bar mitzvah, married, studied, suffered a loss or celebrated a simcha at our shule.

Send us any memorabilia you may have tucked away with your family photos of events that took place in “the good old days.” Especially the old bulletin from your wedding or confirmation or the picture from the Toledo Blade when you modeled at a Sisterhood luncheon.

Keep up with our 150th Anniversary plans …

Volunteer Opportunities

Todah Rabah to our over 100 volunteers who are eagerly collaborating to make this a momentous year! We need you to be involved! Call the office (419) 517-8400 to join a committee.


Friday, September 16, 2016
Family-Friendly Interactive Special
Kabbalat Service, followed by Shabbat
Family Dinner.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Evening Services Seudah Shlischlit which will feature Havdalah followed by a Reunion Reception.HONOR
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Bus tour of Old Jewish Toledo including visits to Forest and Beth Shalom cemeteries.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Kavod Shabbat morning service with
a festive Kiddush luncheon to follow.
“When we honor others, we bring
honor to ourselves”. (Adapted from
Pirke Avot).
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Cantorial Concert featuring guest cantors. Reception to follow.

Honored Guests to Participate
We were excited to have for the 150th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, September 16-18th, 2016, we welcomed back two distinguished guests.

Rabbi Michael Ungar, who served as our rabbi from 1997-2002, and is now Senior Rabbi at Congregation Tifereth Israel, Columbus, and our own Congregation B’nai Israel alumnus, Rabbi Daniel Stein, of Bnai Abraham Synagogue, Easton, Pennsylvania, who joined us. Our very special honored guests participated throughout the weekend.

Virtual Services Schedule during Covid-19 Pandemic

Morning Minyan is now *In-Person for CBI Members and on Zoom

Monday & Thursday – 8:00 AM

*Please refer to the CBI Attendance Guidelines for details on in-person attendance. Click here.

Daily Services and Kabbalat Shabbat Services are on Zoom.

Monday – 5:45 PM

Tuesday – 5:45 PM

Wednesday – 5:45 PM

Thursday – 5:45 PM

Friday – 5:45 p.m.

To join on Zoom, click on the link and passcode before the scheduled service time. Zoom information is provided every Wednesday in the CBI email.

Shabbat Morning Services are on Live Stream. Watch your email for information on the specific format from week to week.

Saturday, Shabbat – 9:30 AM

If you wish to have a minyan to say Kaddish, please contact the office one week prior at 419-517-8400.