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Rosh Hashanah 5780 – Erev 1

Rabbi Alan Lew, zā€l, brings a story in his book about a rabbi who was invited to a congregantā€™s home to view the first show of the videotape of the wedding he had recently performed for this manā€™s daughter. As the tape begins, the rabbi and the cantor are seen standing alone under the wedding Continue Reading…

Fostering a Caring Community

DearĀ Friends at Congregation B’nai Israel, One of the first characteristics of Bā€™nai Israel I have noticed is the very high level of volunteerism and participation in the religious, cultural, and social life of the community. Congregations can be distinguished by whether they are passive or participatory. The ideal, especially from a Jewish perspective, is participatory. Continue Reading…

Visiting and Meeting with Members

DearĀ Friends at Congregation B’nai Israel, I hope this message finds you well.Ā I am entering my fourth week in Duke City. I am slowly learning its charms and meeting lots of people. Visiting and Meeting with MembersĀ  I realize that in the next few weeks I will need to cut down my visits with congregants as Continue Reading…

Albuquerque synagogue added to Register of Historic Places

Our CBI building has been added to the National registry of Historic Places as well as the New Mexico registry of Historic Places. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYwD_WHVGgA https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/albuquerque-synagogue-added-to-register-of-historic-places/ https://www.abqjournal.com/1392526/cultural-treasure.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Bernalillo_County,_New_Mexico https://www.facebook.com/BnaiIsraelNM/videos/464379277527208/