Start the New Year Right With September 2014 SUNRISE

This month's issue of Sunrise starts the New Year of 5775 with tons of articles, features, and photos! Rabbi Schechter starts us off with a wonderful "welcome back" from summer and offers some great insights into the New Year and what we can look forward to at CBI--new programs, new Religious School curricula, and a new Cantor! It's a new beginning at our temple.


Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy Brings New Music Programs to CBI!

CBI is pleased to announce that, under the direction of our new Cantor, Sharon Brown-Levy, we will be offering two choir opportunities and, for the very first time, an instrumental band to bring music to our services, the community, and beyond!


A Letter from Rabbi Schechter Concerning the Crisis in Israel - July 31, 2014

We are all very concerned about the current crisis in Israel. Every day we read the papers, blogs, and listen to the television news reports of the conflict between Israel and Hamas-led Gaza. The death toll mounts, people point fingers, international condemnation is strong on all sides. As difficult as it is to observe this from 6000 miles away, it is even more difficult to determine the right questions to ask, analyze the myriad "solutions" to the conflict, and pray that this will all come to a peaceful conclusion.


CBI Welcomes Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy July 1st!

Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy joins our synagogue after serving as Cantor of Temple Emanu-El of West Essex in Livingston, NJ for eight years. In addition to those years, she offers an additional eleven years as Cantor of Temple Beth-El of St. Petersburg, FL, and membership since 2006 in the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble (NJCCE), the nation's oldest established organization of networking cantors.


CBI's Memorial Wall Honors Our Loved Ones

Honoring the memory of a departed loved one is an important facet of Jewish life. At CBI there are many different opportunities to honor our parents, grandparents, or other family members who have passed on. One very special way to do this is to place his or her name on a plaque on the Memorial Wall of our Retreat Room, adjoining the Sanctuary.


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Congregation B'nai Israel has officially joined Facebook.  We're very excited to finally integrate into the online community in a way that reflects CBI's community of members. 



Aleinu Capital Campaign

We at CBI often refer to our congregation as a family. And with the Co-Chairs of the new Capital Campaign, we’ve taken that expression literally. Michael Gartenberg and Eric Schapiro don’t just enjoy working together on this important project – they’re actually brothers-in-law.


Congregation B'nai Israel: One Community

CBI is a Conservative synagogue serving the Somerset Hills with warm regard for Jewish tradition. Under the leadership of our beloved Rabbi John Schechter, we are blending morals, our ethics and ideas, and working together to build one strong community for our future.


Upcoming Events

September 23 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Torah Study

September 24

September 24
Erev Rosh Hashana

September 24 6:35 pm - 6:53 pm
Candle lighting

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Services Schedule

Shabbat Services
Friday evenings - 7:30pm
Saturday mornings - 9:15am

40 Whitenack Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

CBI Special Services

High Holy Days 5775-2014

Selichot Service - Sat., Sept. 20, 6pm

Erev Rosh Hashanah - Wed., Sept. 24, 8pm
Rosh Hashanah 1 - Thurs., Sept. 25, 9:15am
Rosh Hashanah Day 2 - Fri., Sept. 26, 9:15am

Kol Nidre - Friday, Oct. 3, 6pm

Yom Kippur - Saturday, Oct. 4, 9:15am 

     Plaque Dedication:         2pm  
     Yizkor:                            2:45pm
     Study Session:               3:45pm
     Book of Jonah/Mincha:  5pm
     Neilah:                            6:30pm