What's Happening at BSBI?


Please Join Us for Services!


Monday through Thursday evenings:

7:00 PM

Friday nights:

6:30 PM 

Shabbat mornings:

10:00 AM

Occasionally service times may vary due to special circumstances. If in doubt, call the office at 860-643-9563 or visit our online calendar.

Help us prepare for the High Holy Days!

Believe it or not, the holidays are a little over a month away. Help us to prepare by returning Honors cards and the Yizkor book and guest ticket forms as soon as possible. Links to the forms are listed below:

Yizkor Book Form

Guest Ticket Form

A Message from the President

I hope that by this time most of you have had a chance to meet and listen to Cantor Bolts. There may be some concern about her degree of participation in services at this time. While I agree that she can and will be doing more, right now our most urgent needs are hiring new teachers and preparing curriculum for our religious schools as well as working closely with the Rabbi in preparing our High Holiday services. Therefore, I ask for your patience until these major projects have been completed.

Thank you,
Ron Abrahams, President

Register NOW for Next School Year!

The first day of school is less than a month away! Help us plan accurately for the fall by returning your RLWRS registration forms to the BSBI office as soon as possible! Can’t find the form? We’ve got you covered! Click on the links below!

RLWRS Looking for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help out with some administrative tasks in the RLWRS office for the next few months. Hours are flexible. For more information, contact Cantor Bolts at cantor@myshul.org or 860-643-9563 x102. 

View of the new shades in the Silverstein.
When you look into the Silverstein Center you will notice a major change. Thanks to a generous donation from Sissy Seader, new shades have been installed which will provide a sense of security as well as give the room a new and improved look.  Please join us in thanking Sissy at a Shabbat Luncheon on August 12th
Social Action Looking for New Members!
Want To Do Some Good? The Social Action committee will meet on August 23rd at 6:30 PM at BSBI to discuss new initiatives for the coming year. New members are always welcome! 

For more information, contact Jen Bundy or Merle Cohen
Social Action Co-Chairs
Sisterhood Adventure Walk!
See how much fun we had last time? Join BSBI Sisterhood on August 27th for our next monthly walk! Meet in the BSBI parking lot at 9:30 AM.

Selichot Service to be held at BSBI in September!
Due to popular demand, for the first time in several years we will host a Selichot service here at BSBI! More details will follow, but mark your calendars for after sundown Saturday, September 16th and stay tuned for more information!
Leave a Jewish Legacy
For more information, e-mail BSBIEndowment@myshul.org  to speak to Roy Filkoff or Jeffrey Wasser.

Important Scrip Changes!

Due to decreasing profits, we will be ending the Scrip program. Our inventory is selling down, so get it before it's gone! Click here to view the most up to date information on what we have in stock.
Support BSBI with AmazonSmile!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support BSBI every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price. 

Tickets for 2nd Annual BSBI Jazz Festival go on sale in September!

The Jazz Festival committee is looking for volunteers! We need people to help make phone calls and reach out to local businesses to fill up our ad book! Our work will begin in earnest after Labor Day. 

For more information, contact Ken Wichman, Finance Committee Chair, at 860-324-8658 or kwentp@m-p-c.necoxmail.com

More details will follow, keep an eye on www.myshul.org for the latest!
August Bulletin Available Online!

Did you know that we post each month's bulletin online? Click here to view the June/July edition and take a look at some of the great color pictures! Next week the August bulletin will be posted at the link below!

Interested in past bulletins? Take a look at this page on our website, which has every bulletin from the past few years in addition to the latest edition.

BSBI Chesed: Kindness and Caring

BSBI Chesed: Kindness and Caring asks you to let us know who might benefit from a card, a call, or a visit.  Help us extend the friendliness and warmth the congregation wishes to provide to all its members. We can be reached by phone or email:


Cards:  Marilyn Lassow, 860-646-2291,  marilynlassow@gmail.com

Phone calls: Elaine Kahaner, 860-983-3929, elainecrasnick@gmail.com

Visits: Debbie Cinquemani, 860-645-6146, djcinq2000@yahoo.com


Don't forget to contact Rabbi Konigsburg to let him know who is ill or in the hospital.

Find us on Facebook!

Click here to like our page on Facebook and share BSBI with all your friends! The more you interact with our page, the more you will see on your newsfeed!



Have an announcement for the bulletin or e-mail?

Contact Jeanne at programming@myshul.org or by dialing extension 103 when you call the synagogue. If she doesn't know about it, she can't include it, and that would be a shame!


Remember: If you are planning an event or meeting at BSBI, you MUST also speak to Saundie at extension 100 or tbsadmin@sbcglobal.net as soon as possible to put it on the calendar and make sure there are no conflicts. Thanks!

Community Announcements

Greater Hartford Jewish Community Newsletter

Stay up to date with the goings on in the Greater Hartford Jewish Community! The August edition of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford's monthly community e-blast can be viewed at this link. If you would like these announcements sent directly to you, you can sign up at the bottom of the JLink announcement page. (You'll only get one e-mail a month from them).  

JTS in the Berkshires: Paths of Resistance

Friday, August 18, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, Massachusetts


Join JTS scholars as they explore examples of Jewish resistance in different contexts: from civil disobedience and armed action to cultural and spiritual forms of resistance. What lessons can we learn from the struggle to maintain humanity and dignity in dangerous and uncertain times?

Click here for more details!

Join the Jewish Historical Society for an evening of fun with the Hartford Yard Goats!
   Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Special Program, 6:15 pm, Game Time, 7:00 PM

Society members get discounted tickets, and new members at the $50 membership level get one free ticket! 

Please visit their website at www.jhsgh.org for more details or to buy tickets online or contact Lynn Newman at  lnewman@jewishhartford.org  or 860-727-6170

Become a Reading Mentor
Training Sessions September 14, 18, 26
More info - bit.ly (backslash) CRPFall2017

Additional Trainings Available.

Learn More: bit.ly/CRPFall2017 or read@jewishhartford.org 860.236.7323

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford Presents
On Display through September 24th

The traveling exhibit, From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America traces the history of the original 23 refugees who landed in America in 1654, documenting the way in which Jews made America their home.

The exhibit will be held in the Chase Family Gallery at the Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT from June 29 through September 24, 2017. Exhibit Hours  9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily. Free admission. Docent tours available for groups. Please call the Society office for more information 860-727-6170 or visit online www.jhsgh.org.

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