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.


Enjoying summer? Enjoy it with Summer SUNRISE!

This season's edition of Sunrise is sure to please. Our new cantor, Sharon Brown-Levy has hit the ground running--be sure to review her Cantor's Choral for information about choir and instrumental music programs...and sign up!

Relive through story and pictures the AMAZING tailgate party held on July 11th--CBI's first tailgate barbecue ever, and a rousing success! Enjoy it all over again!


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.


CBI's Own Shari Lapa is Honored for Excellence in Jewish Education

We have exciting news to report! Our very own Shari Lapa was selected to receive the Grinspoon/Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, honoring extraordinary teachers in the MetroWest community, a program of JESNA (Jewish Education Service of North America).


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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

August 1 7:56 pm - 8:14 pm
Candle lighting

August 2
Shabbat Chazon

August 2
Parashat Devarim

August 2 9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Shabbat Services

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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

Erev Tisha B'Av

Monday, August 4th, 8-9pm, CBI Courtyard