Shabbat Services

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

Yom Kippur Services


Yom Kippur Kol Nidre, Friday, September 29th - 6:00pm                                                           

Yom Kippur Day, Saturday, September 30th - PLEASE NOTE NEW TIMES OF SERVICE SECTIONS:

Family Service, 8:30-9:00am: for the community at large and their children ages 0-10, with full participation by our clergy. Please note that regular services follow at 9:15.

Traditional Service, 9:15am-12:45pm: for members, their children in grades 6 and up, and member-guests. Services for PreK- Grade1, Grades 2-3, and Grades 4-5 will be held at 10:00am.

1:30PM—Memorial Plaque Dedication and Remembrance Service

2:00PM—Yizkor Service

4:15PM—Study Session

5:00PM—Book of Jonah and Mincha Service

6:00PM–7:27PM – Neilah, “The Closing of the Gates,” followed by Break-the-Fast.


Upcoming Events At CBI:

  • Shabbat dinner in the Sukkah for Congregation
    Friday, Oct 6th 6:00p to 7:00p
    Shabbat Dinner in the Sukkah Enjoy a night under the stars in the special atmosphere of the Sukkah. Food, friends, fun! Join us! 6:00 PM Dinner 7:30 PM Services Cost: $25 Adult/ $18 Child Registration required by Friday, September 29 PLEASE RSVP HERE:


  • Refugee Resettlement and Integration in Union County.
    Friday, Oct 13th 8:30p to 9:00p
    The presentation will include highlights from IRC’s 33 years of experience welcoming refugees to northern New Jersey, as well as current resettlement trends. In addition, discuss the Executive Orders’ and subsequent Supreme Court decision’s impacts on local and national resettlement efforts. Opportunities for advocacy and engagement with refugees will also be discussed.



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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