We are very much a singing congregation. We are also a congregation that involves itself with the ever evolving tapestry of Jewish Music. From the adult and children's choirs, wonderful Friday night Klezmer services and our funny and fantastic purim shpiels, to our moving High Holy Day services, there is something for everyone here at CBI.
If you love to sing, come join us! Whether you're 8 or 80, we have a group just for you. Come find your voice at Congregation B'nai Israel:
If you enjoy singing, this is the group for you. This adult singing group, led by Cantor Shore, teaches everything in a slow, easy-to-learn manner. There is no need to read music or Hebrew. Come join us for enjoyable evenings where we make beautiful Jewish music in preparation for services and other community events. The group has also become a Chavurah, with members coming together for events other than singing.
B’nai’s Big Beat Band (Adult Band)
Are you a frustrated musician who is looking for someone to make music with? Under the direction of Cantor Shore, the B’nai’s Big Beat Band makes terrific Jewish music come alive for the congregation and for themselves. This group uplifts us at services and really rocks the house! We are always looking for musicians to join in the fun.
Shultones (7th - 10th graders)
Cantor Shore leads the most talented teen rock band around! If you sing or play a musical instrument this is the group for you. The "Shultones" learn upbeat music in a fun environment, and play for various services and programs throughout the year to their adoring fans.
Junior Chai Notes (3rd to 7th grade)
Have a budding star on your hands? Our Cantorial Associate, Sarah Freudenberger, leads this group of children in learning a wide variety of Jewish music for holidays and Shabbat-they've even done a Top 40 Purim song medley! Cantor Shore and Sarah Freudenberger also work to prepare them for the role of Junior Cantor so they can lead services for the School for Living Judaism.
This group is for all of our 3rd – 6th grade actors and actresses. Cantor Shore and Cantorial Associate Sarah will direct the children in their very own Purim Shpiel that is performed for the entire Hebrew School. The children meet Thursday afternoons prior to Purim to rehearse a play and music that they have chosen.
The Hand Drumming Club provides expert to beginner hand drummers with an environment to jam and let loose.
To sign up for any of these groups, contact Stefani at 241-8118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our orginal Purim Shpiels give a hamish warmth to our holiday expression. It is with great blessing that we can share these treasures with other communities.