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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.

Film Series

The Settlers

Saturday, December 2

A documentary chronicling the history of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, and the religious and ideological outlook of their most prominent leaders.

The Green Prince
Saturday, January 13

In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. Based on Mosab Hassan Yousef's bestselling memoir Son of Hamas, The Green Prince exposes a complex world of terror, betrayal, and impossible choices.

The Women's Balcony   * Dinner and movie night! *
Saturday, February 17

The women in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem are appalled when their synagogue gets a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles. The women soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditionalist beliefs, while raising money to repair the "women's balcony" in the synagogue. 

Transparent  * Contains explicit language and sexual content *
Saturday, March 17

Transparent is a comedy-drama television series revolving around a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father is transgender. 

Hester Street
Saturday, April 14

Dealing with themes of assimilation, this film, set in the early 1900s, focuses on the experiences of an immigrant family in New York City. Gitl has just arrived in America from Russia with her son, to meet her husband, Jake, who has been in the States for some time and is comfortably settled. While Gitl struggles to find her place in this country, she clashes with Jake, who has fully embraced their new homeland.

Saturday, May 26
In Tel Aviv, six friends who are appalled by the Israeli entry in the UniverSong competition record their own song on a mobile phone, then are shocked to learn their recording is selected as Israel's entry for next year's competition.


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