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Congregation Brothers of Israel

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

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Following our inspiring community-wide cleanup at Har Nebo last year, we are honored to announce a series of volunteer opportunities to repair some of our most historic local Jewish cemeteries. Volunteer tasks will include raking, picking up trash and clipping overgrown vines. Each cleanup will end with a memorial service to honor all of those buried at the respective cemetery.

Register to Do a Mitzvah Here

Cemeteries include: Har Nebo and  Har Jehuda



Register for any of the following opportunities at

Sunday,  | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Stay tuned for more volunteer dates through Fall, 2022.



  • We encourage you to bring a water bottle and Kippah (if that is your tradition).

  • If you have a rake and work gloves, bring them along. We will have a limited supply available for use.

  • These volunteer opportunities are recommended for age 12 and up.
  • We request that you be fully vaccinated to attend this event, and that masks be worn in accordance with the CDC guidelines.

    For the consideration of the health of others, please adhere to the CDC and City of Philadelphia safety guidelines. For the Jewish Federation’s official statement on in-person gatherings, please click here.


This volunteer opportunity is in partnership with the Friends of Jewish Cemeteries, a special new initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia to find long-term solutions to repair our region’s Jewish cemeteries and reconnect our community to its deep local roots.






Are you part of a family raising a Jewish child with disabilities? Become a jkidACCESS family! This FREE program invites you to take part in a series of specialized holiday programming, including at-home kits with project materials and instructions that are adaptable and customizable. Each jkidACCESS family will also be connected to a guide who has been trained to support your family in between programs!
Register today at 

Questions? email Carrie at
Carrie Shames Walinsky
Educational Director



Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) 

Increase Your Impact
Did you know thousands of employers give matching gifts for both donations and volunteer hours that you contribute to JRA! Check out our new portal through Double the Donation to search for your company, and find out if your volunteer hours or financial donations could be matched!
Direct any questions about matching gifts to

B'nai Mitzvah Service Projects
Want to get hands-on experience while helping families in our community? A JRA B'nai Mitzvah Project could be perfect for you!

Through 10 hours of service, students can participate in the following volunteer opportunities: 

  • Pack and/or deliver at 3 JRA Food Distributions.
  • Organize a kosher canned food or toiletry donation drive. 
  • Create artwork for JRA recipients. 
  • Customize your project for an even more meaningful and personal experience.

After completing your project, JRA will honor you with a certificate of completion and a t-shirt!

Ready to get signed up? Email Jenny at

Caring Cards
Send a smile in a box to a JRA recipient by making a homemade card! Cards received will be put in food boxes distributed each month. Use whatever supplies you have at home, like computer or construction paper, crayons, markers, paint, stickers, etc. Online coloring pages are a great resource! Once you complete your masterpiece, drop it in the mail to us and we will be sure to get it in the hands of our recipients.

Mail to:
Jewish Relief Agency
225 E City Ave, Suite 210
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Caring Card Directions



Golden Slippers Courses

Contact Lettie wth questions at




Have you recently lost your spouse?
Are you having difficulty coping with your loss?

You are not alone.  If you have recently lost your spouse, join our widow and widowers bereavement support group as we share our thoughts and feelings in a professionally facilitated setting.  This group is designed for those 60 and older.  Sponsored by Goldstein's Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks, Inc. we will meet over 12 weeks suppoting one another to help ease the pain.  Another post breavement group has been formed for people grieving more than 1 year.
Join the director of Bereavement Services Rivka Powers, MSW

Mondays virtual through zoom
1:00 to 2:30PM
email Rivka at or call 215-677-1600

Post Breavament:
Wednesdays virtual through Zoom 
1:00 to 2:30PM
email Rivka at or call 215-677-1600

Registration required and no cost to participate ​​​​​​​


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REMINDER - If you have not yet activated your account in our new ticketing system, you will need to do so before purchasing tickets.
Activate Your Account 
*Presale benefits available for Members ($150+ level) and Season Ticket Holders (patrons who have purchased 5+ events to the current season). On the day of your presale, simply log into your account to purchase tickets! No presale code needed. 

Become a member! To learn more about becoming a member and supporting our non-profit mission, click here to join online or call the Development Department at (973) 539-0345 x6526.


Dear all,

The classic and loved Israeli feature
is now available on VOD for a limited time

This is the story of a 78-year-old Greek man and his Hasidic rapper son, 
who have been estranged for many years. They embark together on a road trip 
from Israel to Greece searching for an old magician who saved the father's life 
during World War II. The journey leads them to absurd encounters, 
and ultimately brings them to a final confrontation of father and son.

Watch Film



JXJ Virtual Cinema
Director: Eliran Elya
Assi, a Tel-Avivian screenwriter, stuck in his life, is sentenced to community service to work with juveniles in Beersheba city. A story about a detached man who aspires to save delinquent youth through art, and about thoughtful teenagers who do not want to be saved.


Special Screenings in Celebration of 
50 years to the operation 
Director: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov

Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Russian Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and flee the USSR. Caught by the KGB, two of them were sentenced to death and the rest were sent to the Gulag forced-labor camp. 45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, regarded as "heroes" in the West and "terrorists" in Russia.


A Romantic Drama
Director: Amichai Greenberg

An innocent and honest relationship between a religious Yeshiva scholar and an 18 years old cancer patient girl, turns out to become an intimate and passionate love story that transcends the rules of religion, society and faith.


Dance, laugh and fall in love
Director: Ofer Yinov

A group of colorful, energetic 72 to 82 year old women, bravely confront the hardships and demands of the art of dance. At the same time, these honest and conscious women openly share their personal experience and feelings of getting old. Each one of them presents a unique personal view of old age.The film followed the group for a year of rehearsals, through moments of hardships, failures and inside intrigues as well as moments of friendship, happiness, noble beauty and great success.



CBOI Recognized in the  House Of Representatives

    Hearts For Our Heroes



Fri, June 2 2023 13 Sivan 5783