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Shabbat Sparks

Shabbat Sparks is Congregation B’nai Israel’s premier series of Friday evening events.

The event typically begins with Wine & Lite Bites at 6:30 pm, followed by the Service and a guest speaker’s presentation beginning at 7:30 pm. An Oneg Shabbat, to which all are invited, concludes the evening.

Judaica Gift Shop

The Congregation B’nai Israel Sisterhood Gift Shop is a wonderful place to shop for Judaica for your home and all of your gift giving needs. Beautiful and affordable jewelry, hand blown glass and silver Kiddush cups, candles and candle holders, Havdalah sets, toys and more. Find decorative items, Bar & Bat Mitzvah gifts, Shawn Price tallitot, and mezuzot.
Hours are: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sunday: 9:00 am to Noon. Other times: By appointment.

Library

The Congregation B’nai Israel Isidore & Rose Bloch Memorial Library has a wonderful collection of books on all subjects – but especially covering the history of the Jews in New Mexico and the Southwest.

Hours are: Sundays 9:30 am – 12:00 Noon. Mondays 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Thursdays 9:30 am – 12:00 Noon. Other times: By appointment.

Sisterhood

Sisterhood has been a vital part of Congregation B’nai Israel for over 75 years, supporting the synagogue in many ways. Sisterhood runs the Bits ‘n’ Pieces Thrift Shop and the beautiful Judaica Shop; and presents interesting programs and dinners for our members and the congregation.

Sisterhood also provides holiday items and financial assistance to the Pre-School and Religious School; publishes the ‘Blue Book’ Membership Directory; and donates money for the upkeep and enhancement of our historic building.

Click here to visit the CBI Sisterhood website.

Men’s Club

The Men’s Club of Congregation B’nai Israel has won the Quality Club Award given by the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. The Men’s Club presents numerous brunch and speaker events, and participates in the World Wide Wrap and the Shoah Yellow Candle Holocaust Remembrance Program.  Along with the Sisterhood, the Men’s Club sponsors the Passover Barbecue.

Kadima

Kadima (Hebrew for “forward” or “eastward”) is the USCJ’s international youth organization for Jewish pre-teens.
It is the Pre-USY youth group at Congregation B’nai Israel.

Parents of eligible students and students are invited to join our Google Group to receive regular updates via email: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/kadima-nm

Our Kadima Adviser is Deena Rosenberg. She and her husband, Benjamin Stuhl, moved to Albuquerque in 2015 and became very involved with the Congregation B’nai Israel community.

Please contact Deena at [email protected] or (505) 750-1687 if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas regarding Kadima at Congregation B’nai Israel.

Choir

Have you gone to a Choir Shabbat at Congregation B’nai Israel?  If you have, you’ve heard a small group of congregants who get together every Wednesday to practice and work very hard to lead a lovely evening of music and prayer for our congregation.