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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


Congregation B’nai Israel’s youth department is a busy and dynamic department that continually works on providing entertaining, inviting and educational programs for all ages. BITUSY (B’nai Israel Toledo USY), grades 9 to 12, and Toledo Kadima, grades 6 to 8, enable Jewish teens to connect with others and build lifelong memories under the national umbrella of United Synagogue Youth. Overseen by the Youth Director and the USY Student Board, USY and Kadima host a variety of engaging and dynamic programs that incorporate philanthropy, Jewish education, Israel affairs, and lots of fun.

USY and Kadima hold programming in CBI’s newly renovated youth lounge every Wednesday, often with a pizza dinner. Four to five times a year, for USY, and once a year for Kadima, our students get together with other Jewish teens across the Central Region of USY (CRUSY) for weekend Shabbatons. Highlights of the USY and Kadima year have included the Hanukkah Mall Scavenger Hunt, Purim Carnival Late Night, Cake Boss Competition, Passover Chocolate Seder and Israel Movie Night.

In the summer USY offers a variety of trips for our high school students, both in the United States, Israel and Europe. We encourage our teens to attend Camp Ramah for a Jewish camp experience. Scholarships for these programs, conventions, and other youth department activities are available through several generous grants managed by CBI’s Youth and Education Department.


United Synagogue Youth Group Links

USY Website

Central Region USY (CRUSY) Website

Kadima Website

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.