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Events

High Holiday Young Family Services 5780

Congregation B’nai Israel offers many options for young children to participate in the High Holidays. The schedule of services can be found below. Please fill out the form below to get a confirmation email to be used as your ticket upon arrival for services. Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Sunday, September 30: Family service with Carl Cedar in the Family Life Center from…

Selichot 2019

Congregation B’nai Israel Selichot Join us for a powerful conversation with Mohammed Al Samawi, author of The Fox Hunt, A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America. A young Muslim growing up in Yemen, Mohammed Al Samawi connected with Christians and Jews on social media and then at interfaith conferences outside of Yemen. His activism and…

Red Cross Blood Drive at CBI

CBI hosts Red Cross blood drives 3-4 times each year in the Social Hall. To schedule your appointment or for more information go to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: bnai

Family Beach Day

Women’s Club is having a CBI Family Beach Day on Sunday August 4th at 10am at Marina Park on the Balboa Peninsula (1600 W. Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach)! There is a great park on the bay with a playground, restaurant, nice restrooms, and kayak/SUP rentals etc. Families are welcome to bring children of all ages!

Was Shakespeare a Jewish Woman?

Sunday Morning Coffee and Conversation: Was Shakespeare a Jewish Woman? A recent article in The Atlantic theorizes that some of Shakespeare’s work may have actually been written by a woman, perhaps Emilia Bassano of a Converso family.  Join us to hear thoughts on this speculation from CBI member Julia Lupton, UCI professor and Shakespeare researcher. Sunday,…

Shabbaton with Gila Fine

Shabbaton with Gila Fine Friday, May 24 6:00 pm Services 7:00 pm Shabbat Dinner 8:00 pm Lecture Saturday, May 25 9:30 am Services Noon Kiddush Luncheon 1:00 pm Lecture $15/Adult, $10/Child (3-12 yrs) includes all meals and lectures Gila Fine is the editor in chief of Maggid Books (Koren Publishers Jerusalem). She is also a…

Conversation with Israeli Entrepreneurs

A Conversation with 16 Israeli Entrepreneurs of New Media Startups 6:15-7:15pm Dinner Menu: Salmon, quinoa with vegetables, roasted vegetables, green salad, cheesecake, and fruit 7:15-8:30pm Public conversation with 16 fellows from the Merage Institute, each an entrepreneur from Israel focused on “New Media.” Each fellow is a leader in an Israeli startup company with New…

Tot Shabbat

Tot Shabbat with Amy Robinson Katz:  Join Amy Robinson Katz and help your little ones discover the joy of Shabbat! At the end of the program the Tot Shabbat group will join the congregation in the Main Sanctuary to walk with the Torahs. 10:50am-11:20am in the Bet Midrash. 2019: August 24; October 26; November 23;…