Today is December 3, 2021 -

Congregation B'nai Israel

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

6525 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio 43560
Phone: (419) 517-8400
Email: gmallin@cbitoledo.org

Prayers

Aliyah

Welcome! If you have been honored with an aliyah (recitation of blessings before and after a Torah reading), the following are the blessings which are recited. If the service is in the main sanctuary, please come to the Bimah from which the service is being conducted and be seated there during the preceding reading. You will be called to the Torah by your Hebrew name if you are able to furnish it to the reader. Women as well as men are asked to wear a head covering during your aliyah. Men are asked to also wear a tallit. Women are encouraged to wear a tallit if they desire to do so.

Blessings before the Torah reading:

Barkhu et Adonai ha-m’vorakh.

Barukh Adonai ha-m’vorakh l’olam va-ed.
[The above line is first said by congregation and then is repeated by the reader.]

Barukh attah Adonai, eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher bachar banu mi-kol ha-amim, v’natan lanu et torato. Barukh attah Adonai, noten ha-torah.

Translation of blessings:

Praise the Lord, Source of blessing. Praised be the Lord, Source of blessing, throughout all time. Praised are You, Lord our God, King of the universe who has chosen us from among all peoples by giving us your Torah. Praised are You, Lord who gives the Torah.

Blessings after the Torah reading:

Barukh attah Adonai, eloheinu melekh ha-olam, asher natan lanu torat emet, v’chayei olam nata b’tokhenu. Barukh attah Adonai, noten ha-torah.

Translation of blessings:

Praised are You, Lord our God, King of the universe who has given us the Torah of truth, planting within us life eternal. Praised are You, Lord who gives the Torah.

If your computer has speakers or headphones, visit this Web Site where you can hear the blessings being chanted.

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.