If you are planning to Zoom High Holiday Services, Mahzor distribution will take place at CBI as follows:
Friday, September 3 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 5 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
If you are planning to attend in person, please do NOT pick up a book in advance. The Mahzors will be available in the sanctuary.
We are monitoring all of the latest recommendations from the CDC and our state. See the latest announcements for our current policies. There is an in-person Kiddush lunch outside following Shabbat morning services. Adult Ed, meetings and monthly dinners will continue on Zoom. If you need a Siddur to follow our virtual Shabbat services, or Zoom links to attend any events, please contact the office.
It has been one year since Rabbi Rhonda Nebel came to CBI from her previous position in Hauppauge, NY. A year after Rabbi Nebel, her husband Robert, and their daughter Samara joined the CBI community, Rabbi Nebel reflects on the joys and challenges of a year impacted by the pandemic.
Rabbi Nebel says she has been impressed by how genuine everyone in the congregation is. “Menschlichkeit oozes out of this community and I haven’t even seen it in its full glory yet as we are just now on the precipice of a full opening,” she says, adding, “the love and care you show each other surpasses any community I have worked in up to now. It is rare and I am lucky to be a part of it now.”
The rabbi’s primary goal was to reach out and get to know all of CBI’s members. She recalls, “with the pandemic, nothing was easy at first. I wanted to meet everyone; I wanted to establish relationships, goals and dreams within the CBI committees and community. I wanted to learn the rhythm and heartbeat of where I am in the Jewish community and beyond. I wanted to continue successful beloved programs and create some new ones. (Read more)