The CBI Mission
“The mission of B’nai Israel as a growing, nurturing, inclusive congregation is to serve the spiritual, cultural, educational and social needs of our Jewish community.”
Youth Education Program
- Sunday School: Sundays from 10- 12 p.m. for preschool through 8th grade students, includes Hebrew School for appropriate ages
- Students are encouraged to attend confirmation classes through Midrasha of the Bay Area for eighth through tenth grade classes.
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah Classes – In addition to a group class, each student may be given personal training by Rabbi David White. This includes a B’nai Mitzvah Family Seminar to prepare the entire family for their special day
B’nai Israel is committed to the principle that education is a continuous and life- long activity. Programs and courses of study have been and continue to be developed for our adult members.
Our adult education program includes classes such as:
- Hebrew Reading
- Adult B’nai Mitzvah
- Torah Study
- Shmooze with the Rabbi
- Introduction to Judaism
- Havdalah/Movie Nights
Shabbat and Holiday Services
Shabbat – Services on Fridays at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday Services at 10:00 A.M.
We welcome all who wish to come and worship with us at Shabbat and festival services.
High Holy Days – We invite all those who wish to attend High Holiday services to join us.
We ask that you consider supporting our congregation by including us in your tzedakah (charitable giving) during the holiday season.
Our social activities are an important part of the communal experience at CBI. Some of these have included:
· Sha-Potluck Dinners
· Annual Dinner and Auction
· Jewish Movie Night
· Rosh Hashanah Oneg
· Sukkot under the Stars
· Chanukah Latke Dinner
· Purim Concert
· Israeli Dance Class
A number of other social events are conducted by our affiliates.