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An egalitarian Conservative congregation serving the diverse Orange County Jewish Community

Congregation B’nai Israel is proud to offer many opportunities for adult Jewish learning.

Lifelong Jewish learning is essential to our continued growth and to moving toward wholeness. CBI is committed to providing learning opportunities that will engage your mind, raise your spirit, and deepen your Jewish understanding.

Learn with Rabbi Spitz

Rabbi Spitz teaches classes on Psalms on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Check our Calendar for dates. Everyone is invited to attend.

Introduction to Judaism

This class is ideal for anyone looking to embrace the Jewish faith and for those wanting to reinforce and expand on what they know. Term is October through May, meetings are Sunday afternoons. Taught by Rabbi Elie Spitz, Rabbi Robin (Hoffman) Foonberg in partnership with the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University. Check our Calendar for dates.

Hebrew Language Classes

We have varied Hebrew classes throughout the year. Check our Calendar for dates, or Contact the CBI office for more information, session dates and costs.

Parashat Hashavuah Text Study

Each week a different lay leader prepares and leads the discussion.  Everyone is invited to attend. Check our Calendar for dates. To join the class, click here.

How to Read Hebrew Scripture with a Modern Lens with Ahuva Ho

Ahuva Ho brings discussion and insight through text study. Everyone is invited to attend. Check our Calendar for dates.

Enrichment Fund Lectures and Programs

CBI’s Enrichment Fund allows us to bring noteworthy scholars, artists and speakers to CBI for a number of programs and Shabbaton weekends each year. Check our Calendar for dates and events.

Click here for Herman Birch’s Torah reading lessons