Shabbat Services

Friday evenings - 7:30pm
Saturday mornings - 9:30am

Upcoming Events At CBI:

  • Friday
    Feb 23
    Blues Shabbat
    Friday, Feb 23rd 7:30p to 9:00p
    If your soul has some soul, you should put this on your calendar! Join us for a special Erev Shabbat service. In place of the traditional melodies, Hazzan Brian will use the Blues to move that deep yearning in your Jewish soul.


  • Sunday
    Feb 25
    Purim Carnival
    Sunday, Feb 25th 12:00p to 1:30p
    Fun for all ages! Games, prizes, food and more! $5/person


  • Wednesday
    Feb 28
    It's a Wrap- Purim Dinner & Megillah Reading
    Wednesday, Feb 28th 6:00p to 8:30p
    Wrap dinner- 6pm. Megillah reading to begin directly afterwards. Email the office by February 26th to attend dinner.


  • Friday
    Mar 2
    Child Shabbat
    Friday, Mar 2nd 6:30p to 7:00p
    Come sing along with Hazzan Brian and learn about the Torah with Rabbi Schechter! This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and their young children to have their first taste of the warmth and joy of the Shabbat experience. Light refreshments & candle lighting following. Future event dates (all 6:30-7:00PM) April 13


  • Sunday
    Mar 4
    Adult Education Class with Hazzan Brian
    Sunday, Mar 4th 11:00a to 12:00p
    Join Hazzan Brian for coffee and a discussion about the role that Jewish prayer plays in our lives. We will each have a chance to share our own experiences with prayer, and to talk about ways we can reconnect to prayer and what we want for our children and grandchildren. Let us know if you have young children in tow and we can arrange for a teen to look after them for the hour.


  • Saturday
    Mar 10
    Breakfast Club: The Ethics of Torture and Just War: Rabbi Melissa Weintraub
    Shabbat, Mar 10th 9:30a to 10:30a
    Nosh & Learn as we study ethical dilemmas together. Email the office to RSVP.


  • Friday
    Mar 16
    Shabbat Guest Speaker: Andi Williams, Exec Dir of Community in Crisis Org
    Friday, Mar 16th 7:30p to 8:30p
    Join us for Friday night Shabbat on March 2nd to hear Andi Williams, the Executive Director of Community in Crisis Organization, discuss the dangers of RX pills and how to help our community. This presentation is important for all of us to attend; addiction knows no boundaries and the costs emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually are unquantifiable.



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.

Why Join CBI

One Community—it’s what Congregation B’nai Israel is all about.  We are an egalitarian, conservative synagogue in the Somerset Hills, bringing together Jews from all walks of life.  As we gather to pray, work or socialize, you will find the atmosphere always warm and inviting with a vibrancy and exuberance for learning and sharing.

Our congregational community was founded in 1990 on the beliefs that a synagogue is not only a place of worship, it is also a place to form lifelong friendships, practice tikkun olam (repair of the world), and share lifecycle events.  These beliefs and practices still hold true today and will carry us forward into the future.  We hope you will join us on our journey.

Whatever your interests or needs, we are confident that you will find a warm welcome to join our community, and you will find a home in Congregation B’nai Israel.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities and look forward to having you join us at Congregation B’nai Israel.
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