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Starts Sunday, November 15


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.

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All CBI services and Cultural Programming lectures are streamed on Zoom, with the exception of High Holy Day services that will be live streamed. If you want to be added to our email event list, please email You can also see all our programming on Facebook Live - Like us at @CBIRumson.

service times



  • Kabbalat Service ~ 7:30pm


  • Shabbat Service ~ 9:30am



  • Morning Minyan ~ 8:00am


Weekly E-Torah

Torah portion Toldot

Shabbat Shalom!

As the Torah portion for this Shabbat, Toldot, begins, our ancestor Rebekah discovers she is pregnant with twins. The children struggle within her, and upon inquiring of God she is told that "two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall separate from your body" (Gen 25:23).

The two twins emerge as Esau and Jacob. According to the Torah, Jacob is the ancestor of the Israelites, Esau the ancestor of the Edomites, a neighboring people. However, the ancient rabbis chose to identify Esau with Rome, the hated enemy of the Jewish people two thousand years ago. The medieval commentator Rashi, makes an astonishing comment. He states that Jacob and Esau actually represent Rabbi Judah haNasi and Antoninus, a Roman official who was the great friend of Rabbi Judah. It seems that Rashi is trying to say that two different peoples can still enjoy bonds of friendship and compassion. At this time of bitter division in our country, perhaps the vision of Rashi can be equally true in our time.


Shabbat Shalom
Rabbi Doug Sagal


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This year our High Holiday Services were live-streamed from our sanctuary. Cantor Janet Leuchter joined Rabbi Sagal in leading the HHD Services.  All HHD services can still be accessed here or on Facebook Live

Our virtual holiday services were open to all. We do kindly request for non-members and Associate and Affiliate members to make a suggested donation of $180 to help us defray the considerable costs in creating our Virtual Holiday Experience. To make a donation, please use the link below.

High Holiday Schedule

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Click here for online Machzor Instructions

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Mon, November 23 2020 7 Kislev 5781