Today is January 17, 2021 -

Congregation B'nai Israel

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

6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 517-8400
Email: dbecker@cbitoledo.org

Adult Education

Adult Education programs are open to anyone. We welcome those who are eager to learn more about Judaism.

Jewish Lives, Jewish Learning: Adult Education Series – Spring 2021
Please mark you calendars for the upcoming CBI Adult Education Series dates.

Details for upcoming programs to come…
Sundays at 10:30 a.m. via ZoomJewish Lives, Jewish Learning: Program dates and details are subject to change.

Any adjustments to the program will be communicated via the monthly bulletin and weekly email blasts.


“From Michigan to Latvia: A Journey for Family” – Rabbi Robert Dobrusin

Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM via Zoom

Rabbi Dobrusin is the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Israel of Ann Arbor, Michigan and author of “The Long Way Around, Stories and Sermons from a Life’s Journey”. He was CBI’s Scholar In Residence in February of 2020.

For many years, Rabbi Dobrusin and other members of his family searched for more information about their family history. Then, thanks largely to two extremely unlikely coincidences, the pieces started to come together and the result was the discovery of a history which was much different than the family had assumed. Rabbi Dobruson will tell the story of the genealogical search and of the the trip he took to Latvia in 2013 to walk in the footsteps of his ancestors. He will also share his thoughts on how the journey changed – and didn’t change – his perspective on his Jewish identity.

An email link and passcode will be sent before the scheduled program time.

Virtual Services Schedule during Covid-19 Pandemic

Daily Services and Kabbalat Shabbat Services are on Zoom.

Monday – 9:00 AM and 5:45 PM

Tuesday – 5:45 PM

Wednesday – 5:45 PM

Thursday – 9:00 AM and 5:45 PM

Friday – 5:45 p.m.

A Zoom link and passcode will be emailed before the scheduled service time.

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

Saturday, Shabbat – 10:00 AM

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