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Providing educational, social, and spiritually-enriching programming for men, Brotherhood also leads congregational programs including our annual Sukkah build, Purim Carnival, and educational breakfasts with guest speakers. All members are invited to meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:15pm. To learn more or join Brotherhood, visit www.cbibrotherhood.wildapricot.org or contact Greg Book, president of the Brotherhood, at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Who occupies himself with the needs of the community is as though he occupies himself with Torah.” Talmud Yerushalmi, Berakhot. Our Caring Community is made up of congregants who want to bring blessings into their community by providing support in times of joy, sadness, need and celebration. Our Caring mensches deliver meals, make calls to check in, provide rides, visit homebound congregants, attend shivahs and deliver matzah ball soup to support and sustain our membership. We send cards and greetings to celebrate special anniversaries, birthdays and milestones and messages of condolence to families who have experienced a loss. Special gifts are given to welcome new babies and new families into the community. Sweet ice cream mazel tov’s are sent to B’nai Mitzvah celebrants and care packages are sent to first year college students to mark their learning and achievements. The Caring team and the mitzvot they perform are about being the threads which connect us, strengthen us, and create the beautiful fabric which is our Congregation Beth Israel Community. If you would like to be part of this amazing group of volunteers or if you would like to be part of creating new ways to connect and strengthen our community, we NEED you!!! Please call or write Rabbi Tami at Caring@cbict.org.
Pride was created to support and connect Jewish LGBTQ+ members (and their significant others of any faith) through holiday celebrations, social events and advocacy. We are committed to being a spiritual home for all LGBTQ+ Jews. CBI embraces LGBTQ+ Jews no matter where they are on the many spectrums of identity and love. Pride events include an annual Pride Shabbat service and flag raising, typically in June during Pride month, Pride Night in the Sukkah during Sukkot, and a Chanukah Pride Event with special treats and the lighting of the menorah. Pride advocates to protect the civil rights of all LGBTQ+ people and is a part of CBI's Social Justice Coordinating Committee. Events are listed on our calendar at cbict.org/calendar, in our weekly e-newsletter Chai Lights and in our bi-monthly Bulletin. To learn more or simply to connect with Pride, email PRIDE@cbict.org.
S.A.G.E. provides social, educational, and spiritual enrichment activities. Weekly S.A.G.E. programs feature lunch and guest speakers from all walks of life. Past speakers include NBC political reporter Max Reiss, University of Hartford Professor Don Ellis, and groundbreaking TV producer Karen Glass. S.A.G.E also presents a variety of activities such as yoga, tai-chi, films, concerts, readings and discussions, and a monthly clergy forum. S.A.G.E. meets on Tuesdays, twice a month, at 11:00am. Programs may be in-person, virtual or both. Visit cbict.org/calendar for the most updated programming.
Sisterhood is the collective presence, voice and strength of the women of Congregation Beth Israel. It is where we meet, socialize and support our congregation and community. We have many opportunities for women to initiate and develop outlets for their creative energy and leadership skills. All members are invited to meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:15pm. Contact Barbara Honor, president of the Sisterhood, at email@example.com
The Tribe connects Jews in their 20s and 30s (and their significant others of any faith) in the Greater Hartford area through unique social and cultural events. Programs include arts and sporting events, community service projects, and cooking/baking parties. Tribe events can be found on our calendar at cbict.org/calendar, in our weekly e-newsletter Chai Lights, and in our bi-monthly Bulletin.
Every Sunday that our religious school is in session, Community Coffee sells bagels, muffins, cakes, orange juice, teas, hot chocolate, and of course, coffee! Proceeds benefit our annual Purim Carnival, the ASL interpreter at High Holy Days services, and other CBI programming. Community Coffee helps foster social engagement among religious school parents and families. Please contact Rabbi Rosenbaum if you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org.