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

The goal of our youth education program is to instill in our children a love for Judaism and an appreciation of the values and ideals of our Jewish heritage. Our focus is on developing our students’ Jewish identity and their personal connection to Jewish tradition and to each other.
      • Sunday School:  Sundays from 10- 12 p.m. for preschool through 8th grade students
      • Hebrew School: Tuesdays from 5 – 6:30 p.m for 3rd grade – 8th grade
      • 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 is given personal training by Rabbi David White. This includes a B’nai Mitzvah Family Seminar to prepare the entire family for their special day

Adult Education

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
  • Summer Sundays
  • Trip to Israel

Cafe Bon Appetit

Congregation Cafe Bon Appetit  open on Sundays at 9:30am for bagels and cream cheese; 
The cafe will be open the same days as the school is open. 
Volunteers and special guests or groups are welcome to call or e-mail Fern Bernstein.


Library

The library is open whenever the Temple buildings are open. Please feel free to come in and browse our collection. Make sure to sign out any books that you are borrowing.

Shabbat and Holiday Services

Shabbat – Services First, Third and Fourth Fridays at 7:00 P.M.
Second Friday Shabbat Potluck Seder at 7:00 P.M.
Saturday Services Commence 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.

Social

Our social activities are an important part of the communal experience at CBI. Some of these include:

· Sha-Potluck Dinners

· Annual Dinner and Auction

· Jewish Movie Night

· Rosh Hashanah Oneg

· Sukkot under the Stars

· Chanukah Latke Dinner

· Purim Concert

·TLS Concert

· Israeli Dance Class

A number of other social events are conducted by our affiliates.

Affiliates

The experience of belonging to the Jewish community is enhanced by our organizations that appeal to specific target groups.  Sisterhood– Our women meet regularly to serve the congregation and socialize together as sisters. The Sisterhood runs the gift shop and undertakes many special projects throughout the year.

Hadassah Solano – Napa Chapter,  the Women’s Zionist Organization– meet monthly for Coffee & Chat and other social events during the year.

Sisterhood Giftshop

Did you know that the Sisterhood Gift shop has almost one hundred pieces of jewelry ranging from tie tacks and tallis clips to earrings, necklaces, and key chains? We have all sorts of children’s items including books, toys and puzzles. We also have other gift items. Remember, ritual religious items can be given as gifts. Do you have the items necessary for Havdallah at home, or camping, or after a family gathering? Do you have a mezuzah on your door? What about your back door? We have a great inventory and we also do special orders.  Donna Plantz is the person in charge. Check with us on Sunday mornings after school begins again for our regular hours. We also have a great selection of holiday and gift cards – single and in packages.
Remember to shop local.