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40 Whitenack Road - Basking Ridge NJ, 07920 - 908-204-1412

Shabbat Services

Friday evenings - TBA
Saturday mornings - TBA

Dear CBI Family,

 After continued discussion on the part of the clergy and Board of Trustees about the spreading of the Coronavirus, we have decided to move CBI operations out of the building for the immediate future. We will reevaluate on a weekly basis in coordination with federal and local agencies and will keep you informed of all changes to our scheduled programs.

We want you to know:

  • Rabbi Robert and Hazzan Brian continue to be available to meet with you and conduct classes as normal, but they will take place by phone and online using Zoom.

  • Religious School learning will take place by way of packets that will be delivered to each student at their home. In addition, each student will be sent information through email  and Google Classroom. 

  • B’nai mitzvah teaching will take place online using Zoom.

  • We are exploring working on adult education classes over Zoom. Please let us know if you have ideas about topics that you would appreciate learning about.

  • Friday night services will take place online using Zoom.  They will begin at 7:30pm. Please join us for as much time as you would like. We invite you to bring your own candles, wine and challah if you have them on hand. Otherwise find any candle, drink and bread you have. And of course, let us all bring our Innerlight as we join together in community.

  • Siddurim will be available for drive-by pick up,from the synagogue between 3pm and 5pm on Thursday.  Someone will be there to hand them to you without your having to get out of your car. If you need one to be dropped off, please call the office.

Join us tonight, Wednesday, March 18th, at 6:00pm to try out Zoom and hear a quick 

word from the rabbi.


To connect to Zoom, tonight and for our Friday night services you will simply need to:

  1.  Click on the following link: or copy and paste it into your browser. 

  2. When you get to the screen that says “Launching” click on the words “click here.” 

  3. When you get to the screen that says “Join Audio.” Share Screen and  ‘“Invite Others,” look at the black bar at the bottom of the screen to make sure your “mute” is off and “Start Video” is on.

If you are new to using Zoom to connect online, you may wish to download the free application for your computer, tablet, or phone by clicking here.  Please contact the office if you have any issues downloading Zoom before Friday evening.  Otherwise please connect a few minutes before the service to be sure your computer, phone, or tablet is ready.

These are days that try our spirits, as we adjust to spending all of our time at home and not being able to spend time, in person, with so many of our family members, friends, and colleagues. Please know that even though we are not in the same physical space, we remain a Kehila Kidosha, a holy community.  Rabbi Robert and Hazzan Brian are here for you and committed to serving the needs of our CBI family as well as the wider community. 

Please feel free to contact us with any personal questions or concerns or to contact the office at (908) 204-1412 or for any questions relating to business matters or updates on our status.

We are wishing each of you peace and health,

Rabbi Robert (973) 518-4915, 

Hazzan Brian (973) 886-5574,

Joel Shapiro, President (908) 229-4115,

The Board of Trustees 


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