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Hanukkah is around the corner!

Light the first Hanukkah candle the evening of December 12th Second Candle – December 13 Third Candle – December 14 Fourth Candle – December 15 Fifth Candle – December 16 Sixth Candle – December 17 Seventh Candle – December 18 Eighth Candle – December 19 The candles are placed in the menorah from right to left (just…

Join CBI in supporting refugees!

Take action and become involved with local refugee aid: Join CBI in our ongoing effort to support refugees by attending a Concert to benefit the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees! Sunday, December 3 at 2pm Neighborhood Congregational Church, Laguna Beach Contribute to our Diaper Drive to benefit local refugee families served by Tiyya Foundation. Bring diapers (sizes 4, 5,6 most…

Guest Rabbi: Micah Hyman

Rabbi Micah Hyman will be joining us to lead six Saturday morning services during Rabbi Spitz’s sabbatical. In addition, he will be staying on two of these dates to lead discussions after the Kiddush luncheon. Micah is in his third year teaching High School Jewish Studies at Tarbut V’Torah. He is also a  Senior Educator…

Ambassador Dennis Ross on American Foreign Policy in the Middle East – In Case You Missed It!

If you missed Dennis Ross’ public conversation, please tune in here: https://www.cbi18.org/sermons/ambassador-dennis-ross-2017/  Click the link above to hear Ambassador Dennis Ross in a Public Conversation with Rabbi Elie Spitz at Congregation B’nai Israel, September 17, 2017 on American Foreign Policy in the Middle East. For more than twelve years, Ambassador Dennis Ross played a leading role…

Torah and Tidbits: Yom Kippur

Ambassador Dennis Ross in conversation with Rabbi Spitz at CBI on Sept. 17, 2017 Dear Friends, Tomorrow we gather to mark Yom Kippur, 5778. I look forward to sharing services with you as a time for reflection, connection, and uplift.  Below are my sermons from Rosh Hashanah and an editorial by Dennis Ross, who visited…