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Introducing our New Rabbi!

Dear CBI Family: On behalf of myself, Mike Vishny, and the entire Search Committee, I am so excited to share with you that we have concluded our search process and Rabbi Adam Greenwald has agreed to become the next spiritual leader of CBI succeeding Rabbi Spitz and our interim leader, Rabbi Goldstein. Rabbi Greenwald will begin his…

Zoom Instructions

Zoom is a free technology for calls & videoconferences. You don’t need a personal Zoom account to use it. Zoom has step-by-step instructions on how to use it here. We will be doing many of our social events and classes by zoom during our coronavirus closing. Zoom Directions: You have lots of options with Zoom. https://zoom.us We…

Photos from the Religious School Yad Project

The fourth grade class and their parents gathered to learn about Torah and to make Yadi’im, the special pointers used to read from the Torah scroll.  With support from the Daniel Zembrosky Youth in Art Fund, we worked with Gary Rosenthal’s Hiddur Mitzvah program to make Yadi’im from glass tiles that will be fused together to…

Congratulations to Rabbi Robin (Hoffman) Foonberg

Congratulations to Rabbi Robin (Hoffman) Foonberg, our Director of Education, for being awarded the prestigious CJE award.  To be considered for this title, “Conservative Jewish Educator”, Robin demonstrated her leadership in the field of Jewish Education as well as outstanding education credentials.  This award is given by the Jewish Educators Assembly, the national body of…