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Saturday, December 7, 9:30am: Rabbi Rachel Barenblat will lead the morning Shabbat service.

Sunday, December 8, 10am-1pm: Hanukkah Candle Dipping Workshop

Make your own hand-dipped Hanukkah candles out of locally sourced, earth-friendly beeswax! Drawing inspiration from the book The Candlewick & PJ Library Goes to School, families will learn how to make their own beautiful & fragrant candles to bring home and kindle this Hanukkah season. This free, fun workshop for families with children ages 3 & up is offered by Congregation Beth Israel with major funding from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Space & supplies are limited, so please RSVP ASAP!
Monday, December 9: Hebrew School will be held.

Friday, December 13, 9am: Please join us for silence, chant, and meditation designed to help us prepare for Shabbat. No meditation experience necessary – all are welcome!

Saturday, December 14, 9:30am: Rabbi Pam Wax will lead the morning Shabbat service. We are in need of a greeter for this service — please contact the office at if you're able to help out!


Wednesday, December 20, 6pm: Cuba & Kabbalat Shabbat

On the Shabbat closest to the winter solstice, come together in community to enjoy the prayers and songs of Kabbalat Shabbat. We'll also hear from Rabbi Rachel and members of the CBI community who took part in our recent mission trip about their experiences in Jewish Cuba! Click here to RSVP!
Friday, December 27, 5:30pm-8:30pm: Shabbat Chanukah Potluck & Party

Join us at CBI for our annual Shabbat Chanukah potluck and party! Bring a vegetarian / dairy dish to share, along with your chanukiyah and candles. We'll light our candles, sing, celebrate, and feast together. To RSVP, please click here!

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CBI Library
Our library has a large collection of books of a variety of topics. Members may sign out books for free.

Join us on Friday mornings from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for silent meditation interspersed with a few teachings and closing with a niggun. No meditation experience necessary.

Torah Study
Join us on Saturday mornings at 11 for Torah study after services (or: join us at 9:30 am for services, and then for Torah study!). Please note that sometimes Torah study is folded in to the service; we'll try to indicate in announcements when that's going to be the case.

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L. Radin
L. Radin
 Oct. 12, 1947
As we approach the CBI 125th Gala Celebration, we are reminded of our long history and of all the wonderful people who nurtured our great community.