May 23, 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

MASK-WEARING by fully vaccinated and boostered individuals is now OPTIONAL at CBI Services and Programs.​
*This policy change does not apply to CBI Religious School attendees.

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

Members and Member 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

MASK-WEARING by fully vaccinated and boostered individuals is now OPTIONAL at CBI Services and Programs.​

*This policy change does not apply to CBI Religious School attendees.

In-person services are open to CBI members and guests that are fully vaccinated AND HAVE HAD A COVID-19 BOOSTER. Members and Member 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.

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.

Shavuot services

Sunday, June 5 - Shavuot Day 1

9:30 AM - Morning Service - In Person/Live Stream
9:57 PM - Light Holiday Candles from a pre-existing flame

Monday, June 6 - Shavuot Day 2

CBI Office Closed
9:30 AM - Morning Service - In Person/Live Stream
10:45 AM - Yizkor

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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Adult Education Series: Adam Levine, Director, Toledo Museum of Art

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 10:30 PM In-Person & Zoom

Join us as we welcome Adam Levine who will discuss "Reflections on Jewish Art at the Toledo Museum of Art"

The Toledo Museum of Art seeks to tell a global and inclusive art historical narrative, one built around artworks of the highest quality. But where does “Jewish” Art fit into this? Join Adam Levine, TMA Director, for his reflections on how he approaches the acquisition and display of art representing his—and your—faith tradition.

Adam M. Levine is the 10th director of TMA since its distinguished founding in 1901. Levine originally joined TMA in 2012 as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and went on to increasingly senior management roles at the museum, ultimately serving as deputy director and curator of ancient art. During his six-year tenure at TMA, Levine curated a diverse range of exhibitions, advanced the Museum’s first campus master plan and shared oversight of TMA’s $16 million budget and 250 employees.

THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO THE MEMBERS OF ALL LOCAL CONGREGATIONS.

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Shavuot Dairy Dinner & Tikkun with Rabbi Robert Dobrusin

Saturday Evening, June 4, 2022 beginning at 7:00 PM In-Person & on Zoom
Rabbi Dobrusin will discuss "The Curious Incident on Mt. Sinai: Moses and the Breaking of the Tablets"

7:00 PM: Light Dairy Dinner in the Social Hall
7:45 PM: TIKKUN with Rabbi Robert Dobrusin
8:30 PM: Dramatic Reading of "The Book of Ruth"
9:00 PM: Kiddush, Havdallah, and Dessert
9:30 PM: Maariv

The holiday of Shavuot is known as Z’man Matan Torataynu: the time of the Giving of the Torah. We best honor the anniversary of the revelation at Sinai by engaging in Torah study and celebrating the wisdom and inspiration Torah provides. This Shavuot evening, we will study one of the most unusual and provocative stories in the entire Torah: the story of Moses and the breaking the Tablets of the Law on Mt. Sinai. We will carefully read the Torah’s accounts of this story and then explore both traditional and contemporary commentaries as they explain Moses’ action in vastly different ways. What was Moses’ thinking and why did he take this drastic step? Was it a spontaneous act or was it carefully considered? Was it justified? And, finally, what can the story and the commentaries teach us about the role of Torah In our lives?

Please RSVP for the Shavuot dinner by Friday, May 27, 2022 to kbrody@cbitoledo.org. There is no charge for CBI members to attend but you must RSVP.

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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
419.517.8400|Email Us