November 2014 SUNRISE Presents Hot Button Issue

This month's issue of SUNRISE offers you the opportunity to read Rabbi John Schechter's sermon concerning a critical question: As Apple and Facebook have seen fit to pay for their female employees to freeze their eggs for future family-building...and encourage present career-building...how do we as Jews in America respond? Don't miss a single word of the Rabbi's sermon--it's great food for thought.

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The Community is Invited to Three Great Events on November 16th!

Beginning at 10:30am, join the Weintal Preschool as it hosts its Annual Fall Shopping Boutique! Shop for the holidays early as you select gifts (and presents for yourself) from over 20 vendors. There will be clothing, jewelry, accessories, American Girl items, housewares, children's items, and much, much more for your shopping pleasure! Take part in a super raffle to win one of 20 prizes! Admission and refreshments are free! Meet us in the CBI Social Hall.

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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

October 31 5:39 pm - 5:57 pm
Candle lighting

November 1
Parashat Lech-Lecha

November 1 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Lipton Bat Mitzvah

November 1 6:26 pm - 6:27 pm
Aaron - Mincha

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Services Schedule

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


40 Whitenack Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

CBI Special Services

Installation Ceremony for Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy: Sunday, November 16th, 4-5pm

Community Thanksgiving Sing-A-Long: Sunday, November 16th, 5-6pm                                                                           

 

 

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