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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)…

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…

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…

Yom HaShoah programs

Click to Register for the April 8, 11:00am Yom HaShoah program hosted by Merage JCC  Click here Thursday, April 8th at 7:00pm to join the Yom HaShoah program hosted by Chapman University  

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…

Passover Audio Bytes: Seder Songs and Commentaries to Prepare and Share

Passover Audio Bytes: Seder Songs and Commentaries to Prepare and Share Carl Cedar and Rabbi Elie Spitz Click each title below to listen Click here to download the Pesach Songster please note below that the songs  by Carl Cedar are indicated by red and the commentaries by Rabbi Elie Spitz  are in blue An Introduction: How…

Composer David Lang & Psalm 101

Psalm 101 Join CBI & CSP in welcoming Composer David Lang The study of Psalm 101 is dedicated to Professor Robert Alter Wednesday, February 17th at 12:30pm Register Here Lincoln Center commissioned, David Lang (my wife Linda’s cousin) to compose music for Psalm 101 for a 2017 festival on the music of the Psalms. David entitled his…

Purim 2021

Click here to make a Mishloach Manot donation. Listen to a preview from this year’s, A little bit of this, a little bit of that… Purim Shpiel! In My Life Shushan on the Roof, The Great Shushan Songbook, Sushanian Rhapsody, Woodshlock, Beatles, all the greatest hits rolled in to one great shpiel! Zoom and sing…

Purim CAR-NIVAL Signup

The Purim CAR-NIVAL is outdoors at CBI on Sunday, February 21st, in full compliance of all local, state and federal COVID-19 guidance. You must bring a signed COVID waiver (info in your confirmation email) and COVID protective face masks. Please sign up just once per family/car. After hitting “submit” you will receive a confirmation email which will serve as your entry ticket…

Drive-Thru Purim Car-nival Fun!

The CBI Youth Department’s annual PURIM CAR-NIVAL was held is on Sunday, February 21. THANK YOU to the sponsors and everyone that attended. Click Here to a make a Donation Support our Youth Programming and help make the Car-nival a great success! $500 – The Whole Megillah Sponsor – pays for a booth, food, crafts…