Friday, Jan 22, 2021
Challah Drop
Friday, Jan 22, 2021 (6:00PM)
Shabbat Evening Services

Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 (9:30AM)
Morning Service
Saturday, Jan 23, 2021 (5:30PM)
Havdalah Services with Cantor Greenberg  
Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 (9:30AM)
Morning Minyan

Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 (10:30AM)
Brunch with Neil Leifer

Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 (7:00PM)

Monday, Jan 25, 2021 (9:30AM)
Morning Minyan

Monday, Jan 25, 2021 (12:30PM)
CBI@Home: Shabbat Zemirot with Cantor Greenberg
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 (7:00PM)
Tu Bishvat Seder

Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 (9:30AM)
Morning Minyan   
Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 (6:30PM)
Hebrew Decoding 1.0: Learn to read Hebrew with Cantor Greenberg 
Candle Lighting 
Time 4:43 pm

Friday Night 
Services Online 
6:00 pm
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Call & Listen+1 929 205 6099 
Meeting ID907 810 332

Saturday Morning 
Services Online 
9:30am -11:00am

Parashat Beshalach


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Call & Listen+1 929 205 6099 
Meeting ID860 147 604

The Week of 
Jan 24th - Jan 30th
Congregation B'nai Israel will observe the Yahrzeit's of:

Philip Friedman
Molly Garson
Martin Ginsberg
Morris Goodman
Hugh Higgins
Gottlieb Jacobs
Mary Janusz
Irving Lipkowitz
Rose Masia
Lillian Orlofsky
Jacob Posner
Sol Richman
Katie Shery
Betty Simpson

We are sorry that the Winderbaum Family was left off the original Shalach Manot list.  Please feel free to write them in on your orders.

Tu'bishvat Virtual Seder
Wednesday, January 27th 7pm-8pm on ZOOM
Tu'bishvat (the 15th day of the month of Shevat) is the New Year of Trees. According to the Talmud, this day began a new accounting of the tithes placed on fruit trees in the land of Israel. In the 16th Century, the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) created a ritual that infused new religious meaning into the agricultural date.
Using wine and the fruits of the land of Israel, the Tu'bishvat Seder became an intellectual and spiritual experience, exploring the Kabbalistic notions of God, nature, and human action in the world. In our time, the Tu'bishvat Seder has taken on a profound connection to the State of Israel, and to the Jewish conception of redemption.
Join Rabbi Gershon and Cantor Greenberg for our own virtual Tu'bishvat Seder, filled with prayer, learning, song and celebration.
To participate at home you will need:

1. White and red wine (or grape juices)

2. Various Fruits in the following categories:


Inedible outside, edible inside: orange, banana, walnut, almond, pomegranate.
Edible outside, inedible inside: Dates, olives, apricots, plums, cherry, mango, nectarine, olive, peach.
Entirely edible: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, pear, carob, fig, grape, kiwi, kumquat, star fruit.
(you can just have one or two fruits in each category to eat, or of course as many as you like)

3. Wheat and barley (in the form of bread, cake or cereal)

Join Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 862 0852 2573
Dial by your location: 929 205 6099
Ethics, Civility and a Jewish Vision for Justice in an Age of Disruption
Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Lunch & Learn on Zoom
Feb 4th, Feb 18th
What are ethics? How should ethics guide our personal relationships, our business dealings, our politics and the very foundations of our society? Join Rabbi Gershon in text study and interactive discussion as he explores Judaism's approach to ethics in an age of technological advancement and seismic change.
ZOOM Link Information
Meeting ID: 851 3218 5436
Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099
CBI@Home: Shabbat Zemirot with Cantor Greenberg
Mondays from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Jan 25th on ZOOM
As we continue to spend most of our time in our homes, we will explore the history, meaning, and music of the Shabbat Zemirot (Shabbat Table Songs), one of the many spiritually-uplifting Jewish traditions we enjoy in the comfort of our own homes.
ZOOM Link Information:
Meeting ID: 860 3761 4279
Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099
Hebrew Decoding 1.0: Learn to read Hebrew with Cantor Greenberg Sponsored by CBI Sisterhood 
Thursdays at 6:30pm
Jan 21, Jan 28th , Feb 4th, Feb 11th, Feb 18th on ZOOM
Learn to read Hebrew letters, vowels and words. Our ZOOM Hebrew Decoding class will meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Thank you to CBI's Sisterhood for sponsoring this wonderful opportunity.
ZOOM Link Information:
Meeting ID: 840 3394 9715
Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099

Saturday Evening
January 23rd at 5:30 pm
Watch this Havdalah 101 video to learn about 
what we need and what we do during the ceremony!
Learn about the opening text Hine El Yeshuati by watching this video from Cantor Greenberg!
Join Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE
Watch Live on Facebook: CLICK HERE


We have missed you and want to see your smiling 
faces at CBI; it has been too long.

Friday, January 22, 2021
anytime between
12:30pm - 2:30pm
for a Challah drop at CBI

Drive through our parking lot and receive a fresh Challah for Shabbat and be greeted by Rabbi Gershon, Cantor Greenberg, and many more. 

Add to Our Tree of Life!
-  Proverbs 3:18
What a thoughtful gift it is to share a Simcha by adding onto our NEW BRANCH! Thanks to all who added Leaves to our Tree in the past. Now we need to have more Simcha's added for our future. 
"Do I have a deal for you!"  The cost of a Leaf is going up to $180.00, as of February 2, 2021. I extended the "special price"  in honor of Tu BiShevat. Between now and then you can buy the Leaves at $150.00 each.  You can buy and reserve them for future use at this price and they will say "RESERVED" until you use them.  You can use them now as a Tu BiShevat gift or for your family, new grandchild, special birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  "Give me a call and we will talk," 732-929-0545. The check is made out to Cong. B'nai Israel and sent to my home.
You get four lines and 29 spaces per line. One simcha per leaf.  TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OLD PRICE OF $150.00 BEFORE February 2. 2021. BEFORE IT GOES UP TO $180.00 EACH LEAF.  I am always willing to work on the wording with you.
With Blessings of Shalom,
Arlene Neugarten, Tree of Life Chairperson

Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 9:30am

 CBI Sisterhood invites the Congregation to Sisterhood Shabbat on Shabbat morning, January 30 at 9:30 am. Join us as our CBI women lead the prayers and English readings, chant Torah and Haftarah and teach words of Torah. Sing along as we celebrate Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song.

Join Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE

Join USY, Kadima and all CBI Families on Sunday, January 24th at 7pm for a night of Jeopardy

All are welcome to this special event, where everyone knows the answers, but what is the question?  Winners will take home a $10 gift card and the title of "CBI Jeopardy Champ!"

It is never too early to plan for Purim!

The Purim Extravaganza of 2020 was the last event to take place in the synagogue before COVID. Those who attended cannot forget our clergy and members dressed as characters from Star Wars. The Force was with us as we drank, ate and were entertained. What wonderful memories! Sadly, we cannot be together this year, however, we can celebrate the spirit of Purim through the sending of Shalach Manot baskets. Purim this year is February 26th, so participate in the mitzvah and send your basket today.  The deadline to order is February 10th.

For all the information, 
including a detailed letter and order form click below.

To pay by credit card, click here, and choose donation 
(General Donation). 
Please detail your order in the payment notes field.

Sunday, February 14th at 1pm the following:

An Afternoon with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy authors of 
Never Alone, Prison, Politics and My People.

This will be a joint zoom presentation with Congregation Torat-El of Ocean Twp., 
Congregation B'nai Israel of Rumson, and Congregation B'nai Israel. 

Please put a save the date in the weekly.  
This is a big event and no charge for our members.  More information to follow.

Have something you want to add to the the upcoming Kolenu?

Please send all Kolenu contributions for the March/April 2021 edition to Beth's email Please send your submissions by: January 28th, 2021. 

We have 9 boxes left in the pool. Please contact Michael Collins 
if interested in buying a box. He can be reached at 732-240-5980.

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Please submit all MAZEL TOVS, SIMCHAS and SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS to the Synagogue Office so they may be listed in the Weekly Bulletin, Announcements and Kolenu.
Congregation B'nai Israel
Rabbi Richard Hammerman, D.D. Rabbi Emeritus
Cantor Daniel Green, D.Mus. Cantor Emeritus