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Congregation B'nai Israel

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

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

Join Us!

By becoming a member of Congregation B’nai Israel, you become part of a warm and welcoming community that provides religious traditions and services, educational activities for all ages, social programming, and life-cycle experiences for you and your family. No matter what your age, whether married or single, minimally involved or active, observant or not, we offer you many opportunities to deepen your Jewish roots and find your Jewish voice.

Membership Application

CBI VolunteerProfile

Dues Structure Form 2017-18


Here is an overview of what we offer:

Daily & Shabbat Services

  • Shacharit
  • Mincha
  • Ma’ariv

Cantorial Services

  • Leads congregation in prayer
  • Life cycle ritual events (i.e: Baby Naming, Bris, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, Funeral)
  • Hospital and shut-in visitations
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah & Haftorah preparation
  • Memorial Plaque dedication
  • Classes

Adult Education

  • Weekly Shabbat Kiddush lunches
  • Scholars in Residence Weekend
  • Men’s Club & Sisterhood
  • Shabbat Dinners & Programs
  • Sisterhood Book Club
  • Classes with the Clergy
  • S.O.A.P. Synagogue Organized Afternoon Program, a discussion of Jewish current events held weekly


  • Yahrzeit notification letters
  • Names published in weekly Shabbat program guide & monthly bulletin
  • Names announced during the week and at Shabbat services
  • Memorial (Yahrzeit) Plaques (extra cost)
  • Annual Yizkor Book (extra cost)


  • High Holiday Junior Congregation Services
  • Consecration & Confirmation ceremonies
  • Monthly religious, cultural and educational activities (i.e. Purim, Simchat Torah, Chanukah)
  • Religious School, Torah Tots, Tot Shabbat
  • USY & Kadima, Teen Lounge

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

  • Ceremony
  • Provides Candle Holders (Bat) & Kiddush Cup (Bar) to every Bar & Bat Mitzvah child
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation classes
  • B’nai Mitzvah Family Programs
  • Cantor preparation classes

Member Special Rates

  • Cemetery plots (these are free with membership)
  • Shul room rental
  • Continuing education

High Holy Days

  • Seats included with membership fee
  • Complimentary reciprocal seating at any other U.S.C.J. synagogue (must be pre-arranged through the office)
  • Security
  • Youth Services
  • Babysitting

Chagim – Celebrations

  • Tu B’Shevat, Selihoth, Shavuot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Purim
  • Shabbat Dinners, Kiddush Lunches
  • Holiday dinners Sukkot, Chanukah


  • Free Membership
  • Book Review Discussion Group


  • Bulletin monthly except for January
  • Shabbat program guide (weekly)
  • Website
  • Emails
  • Yizkor book


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.