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          “To share your food with the hungry”….
                               Isaiah 58:7

We are partnering with Lunch Break and Foodtown of Red Bank to provide complete Thanksgiving meals for those who cannot afford to enjoy the holiday.

Its simple! Just click here which will take you to an online order form where you can designate how many meals you wish to donate. Each family meal is 21.00 dollars. (Checks made out to CBI are also acceptable.) All proceeds will be delivered to Foodtown, which is the collection point for funds. The program begins on October 16 and ends on November 22 but you can start donating funds now. Please fulfill the vision of Isaiah and share your holiday joy with others!  

This program is a project of EZRA - the social justice arm of Congregation B’nai Israel.

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CBI 100th Anniversary Tour


Since 1922, Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) located in Monmouth County, has served as a religious, cultural and educational synagogue for Jewish residents of the greater Red Bank area. Multi-generational and egalitarian, CBI is a place for prayer, spirituality, shared observance, Judaic learning and social mingling...a place to honor life-cycle events and celebrate Jewish holidays. A member of the conservative movement, CBI is dedicated to guiding our children and ourselves to appreciate the values, customs and history of our Jewish heritage, to live a life of mitzvot, to support Israel and to transmit the love of Judaism and pride in our Jewish identity to succeeding generations - L'Dor Va'Dor.


Oct 15, 2021

 9 Cheshvan 5782


Shabbat Shalom!

In the Torah portion for this week, Lech Lecha, G-d calls Abraham to journey to an unknown land and there he will become the father of a great nation.

We are given no reason that G-d chose Abraham for this task.  Unlike with Noah, we are not told that Abraham was “righteous in his generation”.  The rabbis make up a story about Abraham smashing idols, but that is their attempt to fill in the gap.

However, later on, in Genesis chapter 18, G-d says, “I have singled (Abraham) out, so that he may keep the way of the Lord, to instruct his descendants to do justice and righteousness.  In other words, Abraham was chosen specifically to live a life of righteousness and teach others to live similarly.

That one phrase arguably sums up what it means to be a Jew, a descendant of Abraham. 


Shabbat Shalom


Rabbi Doug Sagal 

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We are happy to welcome you back for in-person services. Join us for Friday night services live in our Sanctuary and enjoy an Oneg to Go!

At this time, all who attend our services age 12 and older must be vaccinated with proof of vaccination. Masks are required for all. To upload your vaccination card please use this form.

All CBI services and Cultural Programming lectures are shared via Zoom, with the exception of High Holy Day services which will be live streamed.

If you want to be added to our email event list, please email

service times



  • Kabbalat Service ~ 7:30 pm
  • First Friday of month: 6:00 pm wine & cheese, 6:30 pm service
  • Fourth Friday of month additional service for families with kids - 6:00 pm. Fourth Friday will resume in October.


  • Shabbat Service ~ 9:30 am
  • Havdalah - 7:30 pm



  • Morning Minyan ~ 8:00am



  • Our guest cantor for the 2021 High Holidays will be Hazzan Joel Lichterman.
  • Fourth Friday will be on hiatus during the summer months. Our next Fourth Friday will be October 22, 2021.
  • CBI is listed as an eligible charity on AMAZON SMILE! Go to Amazon Smile and select Congregation B'nai Israel (make sure it's our address) as your designated charity and make your purchases. Bookmark the Amazon Smile link so you can easily go through Amazon Smile when shopping.

Sun, October 17 2021 11 Cheshvan 5782