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In keeping with the recommended guidelines for social gatherings during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in keeping with the Jewish view that gives primacy to preserving life, CBI has replaced all in-person gatherings at the synagogue building with virtual gatherings. Meetings with one of the rabbis or administrative staff - where all parties are masked - may be made by appointment.

About Us

Congregation Beth Israel is a vibrant, dynamic Jewish community in Charlottesville, VA dedicated to worship and spiritual growth. CBI provides a Jewish home in which people can study, worship, socialize, and take part in helping others. As the only synagogue in Albemarle County, we strive to address the spiritual needs of a diverse membership while providing a broad range of religious, educational, social, and community events for people of all ages and backgrounds. Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, CBI offers both Reform and Conservative services.


Congregation Beth Israel is dedicated to:

  • Investing in the future of Jewish life in Charlottesville through education in the heritage, culture, language, beliefs, and practices of Judaism;
  • Providing a joyful, vibrant, and accepting environment for a diverse community of all ages, cultural backgrounds and experiences, worship styles, and lifestyles;
  • Supporting fellow congregants and members of the community during times of joy, challenge, and sorrow;
  • Improving the well-being of the local community through activism in social justice and charitable giving (tzedakah).
Tue, April 20 2021 8 Iyar 5781