• Millenials Club

    7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 Join the CBI Millennials (under 40-ish) Club for Wine, Cheese and Dessert at the home of Amanda Robins and Daniel Zagnoli. Wine and cheese will be provided — please bring a dessert to share! For their address, please text or call Amanda or Daniel at (610) 888-3550 or (484) […]

  • LGBTQ+ gathering

    7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019  CBI is excited to hold a gathering for LGBTQ+ members of our Jewish community at the synagogue. Join Rabbi Samuels for a potluck dessert nosh and tea/coffee, social time, and conversation to explore interest in ongoing programming for our LGBTQ+ community.

  • PEP Talks at Kesher

    Talking About Substance Abuse with Children with Ahuva Batya Scharff 10:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 in the Beit Midrash Last year more than 70,000 people died of drug overdose in the United States, many of them very young people. Life expectancy in America is getting shorter because of substance abuse, in contrast to world […]

  • 2019 Taste of Kalsman

    March 29-30, 2019 Registration for Taste of Kalsman is now open!! Mark your calendars for March 29-30, 2019! Taste of Kalsman is a two day, one night retreat for 1st-4th graders to experience all that Camp Kalsman has to offer. Click the link below for more details. Taste of Kalsman campers will live in our […]

  • Adult Ed 2018-19

    Register now for new courses Lifelong learning is a central tenet of Judaism and we are finally thrilled to offer you various courses which we hope will pique your interest. Whether you are a veteran adult ed student or a newcomer, we look forward to engaging with you in Torah and the Jewish tradition and making new friends […]

  • Shabbat Dinner Crowd

    Beth Israel has formed its own Shabbat Dinner Crowd — a flash mob Shabbat dinner experience — based on a successful format operating in Seattle. How it works: You’ll get an email the Sunday before the third and fifth Fridays of the month, seeking a dinner host. Someone volunteers a location and guests supply the […]

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Social Action Book Group

   2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

   Join us for a discussion of Nomadland by Jessica Bruder. The book centers on how the loss of affordable housing has moved populations, especially the elderly, to become nomads in RVs and campgrounds.
   To quote: “From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s Camper Force program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans.”
   We will meet at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Congregation Beth Israel Social Hall.

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  • January 8, 2019 Board Agenda

    The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at the synagogue, 751 San Juan Boulevard.  The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director’s meetings.

    The next regular Board Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019, at the synagogue. Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Steve Garfinkle, Vice Presidents Miriam Schwartz and Gaby Mayers, Treasurer Terri Weiner, Secretary Paul Blum, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Fri 25

    Shabbat Evening Service with Ma’Ayan Shir ensemble

    Musical leadership provided by the Ma’Ayan
    Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Sat 26

    Torah Study

    Jan 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  3. Sat 26

    Conservative-style, lay-led Minyan

    Service will be held in the
    Jan 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Sat 26

    Tot Shabbat

    For families with children age 6
    Jan 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Sun 27

    Kesher morning classes

    Jan 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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