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Welcome to Congregation B'nai Israel!

Excerpt from our Letter to the Community Regarding October 7th

Our CBI community embodies a wide range of opinions on the current crisis in Israel and Palestine. There are few other Jewish communities that strive to maintain a tent wide enough to contain the diversity that we hold so dear. Some community members are donating funds to Israeli organizations working on the ground to support those most harmed, others are advocating for the safe release of hostages, some are demanding an immediate ceasefire, and others are showing care in a multitude of different ways. However you are choosing to respond to this current moment, we want and need all of you here. 

Numerous members of our community have stepped forward to make their voices heard, at times in ways that seem to conflict. Building trusting relationships with each other, even and especially through difference, can only help us to be a more resilient community. In this most challenging time we commit to doing what we can to help us turn toward one another rather than away. Building true community takes work, and we are committed to doing that work together with you.

Read the complete letter here.

Congregation B’nai Israel recognizes and honors the original inhabitants who first settled in the valley of the Kwinitekw River. CBI acknowledges that we are on Nonotuck land. We also acknowledge our neighboring Indigenous nations: the Nipmuc and the Wampanoag to the East, the Mohegan and Pequot to the South, the Mohican to the West, and the Sokoi Abenaki to the North.

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