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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

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.