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Congregation Brothers of Israel

L'dor Vador—From Generation to Generation since 1883
לדור ודור

WE ARE A MODERN CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE IN BUCKS COUNTY SERVING THE NEWTOWN, YARDLEY, LOWER MAKEFIELD, RICHBORO, & EWING AREAS

A MODERN CONSERVATIVE SYNAGOGUE SERVING BUCKS AND MERCER COUNTies INCLUDING
     NEWTOWN, YARDLEY, LOWER MAKEFIELD, LANGHORNE AND RICHBORO   

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

CBOI is a growing and inclusive congregation, enriching and enjoying Jewish life together through Services, Minyan, Men's Club, Sisterhood, Committees, Talmud Class, Online Learning, Tot and Youth programs. Come explore the CBOI Community Organic Garden and Gan Mayim—our very own living waters, unique to  CBOI.

As a modern conservative synagogue, CBOI is proud to continue our tradition of outstanding and affordable Jewish education. Annual Hebrew School Tuition is only $360.00 per student. Students benefit from weekly classes and one-on-one tutoring which enables them to participate avidly in services. Bar/Bat Mitzvah students read with pride directly from our Torah and Haftorah scrolls. 

All are welcome to join our egalitarian family. 

At this time, out of consideration to our membership, our synagogue life is continuing by putting our events, school, and services on Zoom  as well as in person.

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		                                    Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Gaber		                                </span>
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		                                    Members Helping at JRA Food Distribution Center		                                </span>
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		                                    Tree of Life		                                </span>
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CLICK BELOW FOR A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION

 

     Important announcements


 

L'SHANA TOVA

HIGH HOLIDAY NON-MEMBER SERVICE TICKETS

                   
                   Rabbi Aaron Gaber - rabbi.gaber@cboi.org or 609-214 8403    (Rabbi will only accept URGENT calls on Shabbat)                           
Joan Hersch - morahj@aol.com or  267 980-7500      Sharon Segarra - sharon.segarra@cboi.org  or 267-229-5997
 We pray for the safety and well being of each of you as we navigate our new reality. If any of us can assist, we are here for you!
You can count on your CBOI Family!
    

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 WEEKLY HAPPENINGS    

Wednesdays - Talmud Class 11:00 AM
FRIDAY, August 6, 2021


Services will  now be held in person & on-line 
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Kabbalat Shabbat services at 7:00pm

Saturday AUGUST 7,2021
Torah & Talmud with Rashi & Rabbi Gaber 9:15 AM
Zoom Shabbat-- 10:00am


Meeting ID: 768 677 6767
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 TORAH PORTION RE'EH
DISCUSSION POSTER

 

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L'Shana tovaKOL NIDRE SCHEDULE

YOM KIPPUR service schedule

ENJOY THeSE videos Created by Lily roth:

 

OUR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL VIDEO 

OUR YEAR IN REVIEW 2020

Please join us for services all through the summer. It is the best way to help your children feel at home at CBOI!

We will be in touch over the summer about the new school year. We will be monitoring the news, following CDC guidelines, making the building safe and preparing to reoppen with the best safety protocols in place!
If you have questions, suggestion or want to volunteer for any of our synagogue committees, just give me a call.
Stay safe~ say well~ stay connected~Warmest wishes,
Joan



THE HOLOCAUST TORAH



PHOTO GALLERY

 

MAZEL TOV TO ALL OUR B'NAI MITZVOT DURING COVID 

WHO DID SUCH AN EXCELLENT JOB OF LEADING FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES

AND AND DID THEIR TORAH AND HAFTORAH PORTIONS SATURDAY MORNING  EQUALLY  AS WELL

WE ARE SO PROUD OF EACH ONE OF YOU:

COREY STINSON  6/12 -13/2020
JACOB LANE  11/20 - 21/2020
SOPHIA LANE  11/20 - 21/2020
MAX DUMACK  12/18-19/2020
ZANDER NOWICKI  4/23 - 24/2021
EDISON GROSS  5/21 - 22/2021
KONA PAUL PRESTON  6/4 - 5/2021
EMILY MOONAY  6/11-12/2021
 

GAN MAYIM PERSONAL PAVERS AVAILABLE

 

   

           

CBOI Online Learning AVAILABLE

 

CBOI ONLINE LEARNING

 CBOI Online Learning  is now available to review on our website at your leisure:  The Origins of Anti-Semitism White Supremacy and Hate,The Human  Genome: - Do We Have the Right to Play  G-D?,   Diminishing   Gun  Violence:  Israel and The United States A Case Study, The Origins of Kashrut  and Why we  still do it,  and  How to Bring Shabbat Into Your Life.  Look for All  recorded  discussions under the LEARN tab - CBOI 

     

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Click Here To Leave a Video Tribute to Rabbi Hersch


If you have any pictures of Rabbi Hersch please forward by August 1st
or send to 
sharon.segarra@cboi.org  or
Congregation Brothers of Israel
530 Washington Crossing Road
Newtown, PA 18940


If you have any questions please call Sharon Segarra at 215 579-2200

 

Sponsor an oneg and kiddush 

          

  

           

ISRAEL BONDS

  • Israel Bond purchases by  congregants can benefit our synagogue as well as Israel. Congregants can purchase Israel bonds and donate the bond to the synagogue, thereby fulfilling their charitable contribution to the synagogue. The bond purchase, which may be a charitable contribution (investors must speak to a tax advisor), also is a double mitzvah.
  • Instead of checks and gift cards for gifts - the eMitzvah bond (minimum investment is $36 which can only be purchased online) and the Mazel Tov bond (minimum investment is $100), have the benefit and potential to transform a gift into a mitzvah as well as a learning experience. We can provide printed or electronic information.

·         A collaborative project is taking place with American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) & Israel Bonds. Our Region has a goal of purchasing at least one Ambulance. The cost of an Ambulance is a $100,000. Individuals can participate by purchasing a minimum $1,000 – 3 year Sabra bond. The bond is registered to AFMDA and when it matures, the proceeds from all bonds that are part of this program equal to $100,000 will purchase an ambulance for Israel. This is another great way to support Israel by doing a double mitzvah. Some synagogues are making it possible for individuals to participate at a smaller amount. Individuals write a check to the synagogue which pools the funds. When the synagogue has received a minimum of $1,000, the synagogue purchases the bond and registers it to AFMDA. Contributions may be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. A tax advisor should be consulted for details. Information is attached about this program.
Our website can be directly accessed by going to www.israelbonds.com

CBOI IS A MEMBER OF THE NEWTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONCCCB

CBOI  in the NEWS

 

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OUR
2021-2022 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES - OFFICERS


CO PRESIDENTS - DONNA NOWICKI  AND  ROZ ZUCKER 
     
VICE PRESIDENT - ELI KAUFMAN 
 
FINANCIAL SECRETARY - BRIAN GOLDSMITH 

TREASURER - KEVIN ULKLOSS 

RECORDING SECRETARY - JIM WARTENBERG

 

Beginning July 6, 2021, the office will be open Sunday through Friday

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Updates and Guidelines for Re-Opening In Person Services

 

         Rules for Attending In-person Services.
 
Rationale: Protecting the health and safety of our congregation.  Following the principle of Pikuach Nefesh (saving a life), the expectation is that everyone able to get vaccinated for Covid-19 will do so.  In addition, the following rules are proposed for in-person services at Congregation Brothers of Israel.
 
           PART I: GUIDELINES FOR CONGREGANTS


 

  • If you are unvaccinated, we ask that you please wear a mask, otherwise mask wearing is optional
  • Socially distanced and/or restricted seating will be in place.
  • Physical distance of at least 4 feet from others not from one’s own household/pod will be observed.
  • Upon entering the building, congregants will use hand sanitizer.
  • Instructions will be provided for those who are receiving an aliyah or other honor; some of these honors will be modified.
  • Congregants are asked to sing at a low volume.
  • Congregants are requested to bring their own kippah and tallit. There will be limited tallitot and kippot available. (A special box to quarantine borrowed tallitot and kippot will be designated).
  • Congregants are asked to bring their own prayer books to the service, in a labeled/identifiable bag.
  • Congregants are asked to bring their own water bottle; the water cooler will not be available.

Congregants are asked not to attend if:

  • They have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past two weeks.
  • They have had a fever or have felt feverish in the last 14 days.
  • They are having shortness of breath or other difficulties breathing.
  • They have a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have experienced a recent loss of taste or smell.
  • They have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks.
  • They reside with or have been in recent contact with a person who is presently undergoing quarantine related to potential COVID-19 exposure.

Several safety guidelines have been taken 
to ensure re-opening in the safest way

our events 

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Beginning July 6, 2021 the CBOI Office will be opened every day - Sunday through Friday

Thu, August 5 2021 27 Av 5781