April 19, 2014   19 Nisan 5774
Congregation Beth Israel
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     Mission Statement: Congregation Beth Israel is a Jewish community dedicated to worship and spiritual growth in an environment that welcomes diversity, engages congregants, provides supportive care to members and invests in future generations through education. We promote social justice, charitable giving and lifelong learning.

     Congregation Beth Israel provides Charlottesville, Albemarle and surrounding counties with a welcoming Jewish environment in which people can study, worship, socialize and take part in helping others. CBI offers both Reform and Conservative worship services.

Online Oneg and Kiddush Sign-Up  

Online Oneg and Kiddush Sign-Up

     CBI has created a new online calendar that anyone can use to sign up to host an Oneg or Kiddush! Just click on the link to open the calendar, add your name on the date you wish to host, be sure to save the document, and that's it! Hosting an Oneg or Kiddush is a generous and thoughtful way to contribute to the CBI community. Celebrate a birthday, wedding, or birth of a child; congratulate a fellow member on an achievement; commemorate a loved one, or just use it as a chance to meet your fellow members.
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Torah Reader Sign-up  
Online Torah Reader Sign-Up

CBI has created a new online calendar that anyone can use to sign up to read the Torah at Saturday morning services! Just click on the link to open the calendar, add your name on the date and portion of the Torah you wish to read, that's it! Signing up to read the Torah is a wonderful way to contribute to the CBI community. For additional information please contact Gerry Berg at gberg@sbc.edu. For technical assistance please contact the CBI office by phone or at office@cbicville.org.
Monthly Bulletins and Members Only Page  

     To reach the Members Only page and our Monthly Bulletins, please click here.

URJ News  

News & Information From the Union for Reform Judaism

     The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) has realeased a new video as in introduction to Reform Judaism, you can see it below, or by clicking here.

     The URJ has also launched the new website, www.reformjudaism.org, which showcases Jewish life, practice, learning, and social justice from a modern Jewish perspective. Geared toward anyone who is interested in Judaism, the site invites visitors to find recipes, holiday information, read personal stories about Jewish journeys, study Torah, participate in lively discussions, advocate for a favorite cause, find a congregation, and much more.

RJ.org - The Reform Blog  

Christian Leaders Offer Prayers, Consolation after Kansas Shooting

Our friends from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offered their sympathy this week for those affected by Sunday’s deadly shootings at two Jewish communities in a suburb of Kansas City, KS. As you surely know, three people were killed by gunfire, including a grandfather and his 14-year-old grandson. […]

URJ Books and Music Releases the Ultimate Debbie Friedman Anthology

URJ Books and Music is proud to release the ultimate anthology of the musical works of Debbie Friedman, z”l (1951 – 2011). Regarded as one of the most influential Jewish singer-songwriters in history, Debbie is known for her timeless Jewish folk music, filled with peaceful and universal messages, which have been adopted by Jewish congregations […]

“We Must Live for Today; We Must Build for Tomorrow”: Social Action in NFTY

By Sophie Foxman The concept of tikkun olam (repairing the world) was introduced into Judaism in the early rabbinic period. It was introduced to me — and has shaped my life in astonishing ways since then — when I entered NFTY. Growing up, I idealistically believed I could do anything and help everyone, a concept […]

Response to shooting in Kansas City: A Modern Plague of Violence

Tonight at our Seder tables teeming with life, we pause with heavy hearts as we grieve with the families of those killed yesterday in the shootings that took place in a Jewish Community Center and a nearby Jewish senior living community in Overland Park, Kansas. The shooter, a former Ku Klux Klan leader filled with […]
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