At Congregation Beth Israel, we share interests and build community.

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 Tuesday of every month at 7:15pm.

Brotherhood Form

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 Gayle Wintjen at

Sisterhood Form

Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm. We read and discuss books from a Jewish perspective.

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 every Tuesday at 11:15am.

The Caring Team provides support to congregants in times of need and joy. Activities include delivering gifts and greeting cards to families celebrating simchot (happy events), providing transportation for Friday Shabbat services, visiting our homebound congregants, sending care packages to our college students, providing dinners, and attending shivas (mourning rituals).

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.

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.