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 Wednesday of every month at 7:15pm. Contact Greg Book, president of the Brotherhood, at

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 Barbara Honor, president of the Sisterhood, at

Sisterhood Form

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 for the most updated programming.

“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

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, in our weekly e-newsletter Chai Lights, and on 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. This program was on hiatus during Covid, we'd love to revive it and are currently looking for a new chair. We plan to offer this in the fall once again for our community.