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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

Life Cycle Events

These links take you to information about Jewish rituals relating to major life cycle events.

Contact Cantor Lichterman for more information.


Jewish customs and rituals relating to birth and the first month of life  Cantor Lichterman is an experienced Mohel. Contact him to schedule a brit milah.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Congregation B’nai Israel’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Resources

Bar/Bat Mitzvah (Rabbi Scheinerman’s Web Page)

If you are attending a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Temple B’nai Israel and will be honored by receiving an aliyah, click here for the Torah Blessings preceding the reading of the Torah and for the blessings following the reading of the Torah.

Conversion to Judaism

The Conversion to Judaism Resource Center


Explanation of Jewish Wedding ceremonies


Jewish law and custom surrounding death, funerals and mourning

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.