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Blessings and Memories

Dear CBI Family For those of you who are familiar with the musical “Rent”, these may be familiar lyrics: Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure? Measure a year? In the case of Rabbi Spitz, how can…

Learning with USCJ

Learning Opportunities with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism – Free for CBI Members Congregation B’nai Israel is a co-sponsor of the following Zoom programs: The Schechter Institutes Series – From Sorrow to Joy: The Spring Holidays Click here to register for the Schechter Institute Series Lectures.  CBI Members use Coupon code: TustinApr21 Tuesday, April…

Shavuot 5781

The custom of staying up all night studying Torah on Erev Shavuot has a complex history.  A midrash states that the Israelites fell asleep at Mt. Sinai the night before they were to receive the commandments and so Moses had to wake them up with a blast of the shofar.  To repair or correct (tikkun)…

Camp B’nai Ruach-July 5th-30th, 2021

The future is bright! Don’t miss out on the best summer ever!! Camp B’nai Ruach registration is open! See below for our tentative calendar of events, brochure and registration form. Back together again! Camp B’nai Ruach is gearing up to be a fantastic summer. We have planned the great events of year’s past such beach trips…

Psalm a Day Sessions with Rabbi Spitz

A Psalm A Day – Tuesday – Thursday Mornings from 9:30-10:00 AM Psalms are Biblical poems to God. Jews traditionally read psalms during times of trouble. We are in such a moment. Jews also chant psalms as an essential part of our daily prayers. Please join me for a half hour study of a Psalm.…