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The High Holy Days are a cause for celebration, contemplation, and reflection at CBI.  The CBI leadership team is working closely with our COVID-19 Task Force to develop an array of virtual programs and religious services that will be both impactful and safe. 

This year, we are pleased to share that Felicia Sloin will once again serve as Shlichat Tzibbur, leading us in soulful prayer via live streaming during the High Holy Day season.

Our main High Holy Day services will be held via live streaming and Zoom. 

Click here to download pdf sections of the Mahzor for your personal use.  If you are interested in purchasing your own copy, click here for Rabbinical Assembly publications.

Shofarot for You and Your Family


Hearing and Knowing the Voice of the Shofar
Have you always wanted to really connect to hearing the sound of the shofar? Here is your opportunity! Obtain a shofar through the
synagogue by completing the order form; learn to sound it from an instructional video; learn more
about the communal and spiritual dimensions of the shofar through a four-session series with Rabbi David.
Study Sessions:

Sundays at 7:00 pm Aug. 23, 30, Sept. 13
1 - "To Incline One's Heart:" Spiritual Intention and the What and How of the Shofar
2 - The "Cries" of the Shofar - Midrash and the Pain of the World
3 - "Knowing the Voice": Shofar in Kabbalah
4 - The Voice of Your Life's Experience - A Contemporary Mystical View

Get your shofar now! Shofars will be available during the month of Elul.  Join others in learning how to blow a shofar! To get your own authentic shofar, please complete the information below. 

Donations to the High Holiday Pulpit Fund will help offset the cost of these to CBI.  

Availability of shofar will be on a first come first serve basis. You will be contacted by email or phone when order arrives.


Felicia Sloin, High Holy Day Shlichat Tzibbur


Felicia Sloin has been singing and performing since she was eight years old. She grew up doing community musical theater and studying classical voice throughout high school and at Oberlin College, where she earned her degree in theater.

After college, Felicia worked as a theater educator with the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, OH before moving to Oakland, CA where she worked as a sign language interpreter and as a cantorial soloist at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Berkeley. There, she was also a part of the musical Jewish group Vocolot, with whom she performed for Jewish communities nationwide.

Since her move back to the east coast, Felicia has served as the cantorial soloist at Temple Beth Avodah in Newton, MA, and at various venues throughout the Pioneer Valley.

Felicia’s ongoing Jewish Family Jam classes offer young families a place to make music and build community. She is currently the music teacher at the Lander Grinspoon Academy and the new Family Engagement Coordinator at the Jewish Community of Amherst. She is proud to be entering her eighth year as the Shlichat Tzibbur for the CBI community.

Yizkor Book of Remembrance


It is our tradition at Congregation B'nai Israel to prepare a Book of Remembrance for distribution during the Yizkor service on Yom Kippur. It is considered an honor to the memories of both the recently deceased and other family members by to include their names along with a contribution.  We suggest a minimum donation of $10 per name to be included in the Book of Remembrance. In this volume, we also list the names of all who have passed away since last Rosh Hashanah. Please submit your request by September 18, 2020 to ensure the names get entered.

Contact for more details.





Lulav and Etrog Order 

Please complete the information below to place your order for etrogim.  Deadline for ordering is September 18, 2020.


Thu, August 13 2020 23 Av 5780