January 24, 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 Attendance Policy During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Everyone must wear a mask at all times in the building, regardless of vaccination status.​

In-person services are open to CBI members & guests, ages 16 and older, who are fully vaccinated and have had a Covid vaccine booster.

Members and Guests will be required to present their vaccination card to the usher before entering the sanctuary. A photo or paper copy are acceptable. Photos of vaccination cards (front and back) can also be emailed to rmiller@cbitoledo.org before attendance at services.

Children ages 5 and older must also present proof of vaccination. For children under 5 years old, please contact the office at 419.517.8400.

Those who do not meet the criteria for attendance 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

BEGINNING JANUARY 8, 2022:

In-person services are open to CBI members and guests that are fully vaccinated AND HAVE HAD A COVID-19 BOOSTER. Members and Guests will be required to present their vaccination card to the usher before entering the sanctuary. A photo or paper copy are acceptable. Photos of vaccination cards (front and back) can also be emailed to rmiller@cbitoledo.org before attendance at services.

Children ages 5 and older must also present proof of vaccination. Young adults ages 16 and over must also show proof of having received a Covid-19 Booster. For children under 5 years old, please contact the office at 419.517.8400.

EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES IN THE BUILDING.

We extend our apologies to our congregants who will not be able to attend our services in person, but invite them to tune in to our Live Stream and Zoom services and programs.

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

JCRC Community Education: Tech2Peace Virtual Program

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM on Zoom.

Tech2Peace brings together young Palestinians and Israelis through intensive seminars and an ongoing alumni community blending high-tech and entrepreneurship training and dialogue.

Tech2Peace leverages Israel's impressive high-tech ecosystem to build a cross-border network of Palestinians and Israelis that support peace, and work together towards a more peaceful future by building joint startups and other initiatives.

This interactive webinar will include discussions with Israeli and Palestinian staff and alumni of T2P, giving community members a chance to better understand multiple perspectives on the situation on the ground, discuss their thoughts and feelings with those at the center of the conflict, contribute their expertise and knowledge to our work, and receive a message of hope and peace during these difficult times.

Click on the title "JCRC Community Education: Tech2Peace Virtual Program" to register: https://form.jotform.com/jewishtoledo/tech2peace

Winter Sowing

Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 10:30 AM In-Person or on Zoom.

Calling all Greenthumbs!
The CBI Sacred Gardens Committee invites you to join us as Helen Michaels teaches us the technique of planting native and other garden seeds in Winter and how this process is part of Tikkun Olam.


RSVP to Helen Michaels, hjmichaels1@gmail.com, by Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and indicate if you will be attending in person or on Zoom. You must be fully vaccinated and have had a Covid-19 booster to attend in person.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

WCBI Book Club: "Florence Adler Swims Forever

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 10:30 AM on Zoom

Cathy Sperling will lead the discussion. It is not necessary to have read the book to join the discussion.

Author Rachel Beanland captures this age of discretion in her debut novel. Set in Atlantic City in 1934, “Florence Adler Swims Forever” tells the story of a Jewish family struggling to conceal the drowning of a cherished daughter for fear that her pregnant sister, Fannie, will lose her baby.

Please RSVP to Ellen Federman at efederman@sbcglobal.net by Sunday, February 20, 2022. An email link will be sent before the scheduled meeting time.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE WOMEN OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS

Adult Education: Daniel Pearlman

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM In-Person and on Zoom.

Daniel will discuss "Who What, Why and How? Deconstructing Anti-Semitism"
Using various case studies, we will begin to understand why there is a resurgence and morphing of history's oldest hatred. Participants will walk away learning more about anti-Semitsm and ways to combat it.

Refreshments will be served. In-person attendees must be masked, fully vaccinated, and have had a Covid-19 Booster. The Zoom link and passcode will be included in the CBI weekly update email before the program date.

Daniel Pearlman is the Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) at the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo. The JCRC represents the Greater Toledo Jewish community, Israel and Jews to the general community; establishes collaborative relationships with other ethnic, racial, civic and religious groups; promotes the interests of Jewish organizations and other agencies through government relations at the federal, state and local levels and the media; and educates and advocates on important issues, seeking consensus with a commitment to Jewish values.

SAVE THE DATE: WCBI Rosh Chodesh Adar II & Purim

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM In-Person or on Zoom

Join us for lunch as we welcome back Featured Guest Speaker: Rabbi Aura Ahuvia who will discuss "Masks: What They Hide, What They Reveal, and What They Say About Us As People, As Women, and As Jews". We will also be creating our own Purim masks to take home.

Please RSVP to Miriam Beckerman at mesb@bex.net by Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Please indicate if you will attend in person or on Zoom. You must be fully vaccinated and have had a Covid-19 booster to attend this program in person. If you are in need of transportation assistance to attend, please contact Miriam Beckerman.

The registration fee for this program is $10. Please mail your check made out to "Women of CBI" to Nancy Goldberg, 4236 Appomattox Drive, Sylvania, OH 43560.

The Tikkun Olam for this program will benefit our local Ronald McDonald House. We will be collecting the following items: Laundry Detergent, Liquid Dish Soap, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Clorox Wipes, Paper Plates, and Plastic Silverware.

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.

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