Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) is an inclusive, warm, welcoming, and spiritual community that provides opportunities for all to worship, celebrate, and learn with one another. We welcome Jews from all backgrounds and races, strive to serve the needs of families, singles and people from all cultures and sexual orientations, as well as interfaith families.

CBI stands as one of the leading congregations in Reform Judaism, recognized nationally. With our APPLE-accredited, award-winning early childhood program, our innovative and ARJE accredited religious school, our renowned adult education programs, and our celebrated commitment to social action, CBI is more than just a synagogue. We strive to educate and inspire our children, youth, and adults. We encourage our members to actively participate in worship and Torah study. We urge our members to contribute to the continuance and vitality of the Jewish people and commit to social action.

Membership at Congregation B’nai Israel includes

  • Admission to High Holy Day services
  • Special rates for classes, dinners, and events
  • Free admission to our annual Nagle Family Jewish Film Festival
  • Rabbinic support for lifecycle events and in times of difficulty
  • Special events for new members
  • Membership discount on tuition for our Religious School
  • Social groups
  • Monthly Shelanu Magazine
  • Subscription to Reform Judaism Magazine

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Founded in 1984, Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) has a community of more than 1,000 families and stands as a nationally recognized all-inclusive Reform Synagogue, fostering a meaningful and spiritual connection to Judaism. Known for exceptional education programs, CBI offers an APPLE accredited award-winning Early Childhood Programs, an innovative religious school and renowned adult education programs. With an ongoing commitment to social action, CBI promotes giving and volunteering within the community at large. CBI warmly welcomes people of all faiths, race and sexual orientation. We look forward to welcoming you into the CBI Family.

Categories of Membership

Membership at Congregation B’nai Israel is open to any Jewish person and their spouse/partner and children. People of other faiths may be included in a Family Membership if their spouse/partner is Jewish. Membership spans a one-year period from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Members choose one of the following membership categories:

Family: Married couple or two individuals living together in a partnered relationship, with or without children

Young Singles: 25-29 years of age, excluding families registering for pre-school or SLJ

Young Couples: 25-29 years of age, excluding families registering for pre-school or SLJ

Early 30’s Singles: 30-35 years of age

Early 30’s Couples: 30-35 years of age

Family: (Includes children through age 24)

Prime Membership Single/Single Parent: Families with children 25 years or older, Building Fund required

Prime Membership Couple: Families with children 25 years or older, Building Fund required

Senior Adult Single: Oldest member of household 65 years of age and older, Building Fund optional. Not available if child enrolled in our schools

Senior Adult Couple: Oldest member of household 65 years of age and older, Building Fund optional. Not available if child enrolled in our schools

Associate Membership Single: Must be full paying members at another congregation

Associate Membership Couple: Must be full paying members at another congregation

Winter Member Single: Thanksgiving through Pesach

Winter Member Couple: Thanksgiving through Pesach

Shomrim/Guardian Society: We offer categories of membership options that include additional benefits. Click here to learn more.

*Pricing and fees for 2019-2020 are subject to change*


Enhanced Membership

Congregation B’nai Israel Shomrim/Guardian Society

2019 – 2020

The Shomrim/Guardian Society was created many years ago with the purpose of making Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) membership possible for those who are unable to pay full dues or tuition. Over the last 35 years, the generosity of our Shomrim’s financial support, has allowed more than one hundred families per year, who are in need of assistance to become part of our CBI family.

Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) Circle $27,000

Amudim (Pillars) Circle $18,000

Rabbi’s Circle $12,500

Tzedakah (Justice) Circle $7,200

Chai (Life) Circle $5,400

Bonim (Builders) Circle $3,600

Mitzvah Circle $2,700

CBI Schools
Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education (NCECE)
Barry Ira Graff School for Living Judaism (SLJ or Religious School)

Shomrim/Guardian Society Recognition Levels:

Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) Circle $27,000

  • An annual reserved parking space
  • 6 reserved seats plus 1 reserved parking spot for the NCECE Fall Chanukah/Thanksgiving and Moving Up/Graduation programs
  • 1 packet of Extended Day drop off certificates (10 hours of extended care)
  • Full page High Holy Day ad in the Fall issue of the Shelanu Magazine
  • Child’s birthday recognition in NCECE calendar
  • Reserved Parking pass for High Holy Day services in the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary plus 2 guest tickets and babysitting (if needed)
  • A double brick commemoration to honor a loved one or special occasion.
  • Your preference for requesting bar or bat mitzvah dates within the parameters of SLJ requirements
  • Earliest NCECE and SLJ registration
  • Early NCECE Enrichment registration
  • Shomrim listing and recognition in NCECE Yearbook
  • Your name on the Shomrim/Guardian Society Membership recognition board located near the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary
  • Twelve Lifecycle Donations to commemorate special occasions (ie. a marriage or birth) for use during the 2019-2020 year

Amudim (Pillars) Circle $18,000

  • Dinner for two for all congregational dinners
  • Child’s birthday recognition in NCECE calendar
  • Half page High Holy Day ad in the Fall issue of the Shelanu Magazine
  • Shomrim listing and recognition in NCECE Yearbook
  • 2 Designated seats for High Holy Day Services in the Cohen-Friedkin Sanctuary with babysitting (if needed)
  • Reserved Parking spot for High Holy Day services in the Cohen-Friedkin Sanctuary plus 2 guest tickets
  • 4 reserved seats for the NCECE Fall Chanukah/Thanksgiving and Moving Up/Graduation programs
  • A double brick commemoration to honor a loved one or special occasion
  • Your preference for requesting bar or bat mitzvah dates within the parameters of SLJ requirements
  • Earliest NCECE and SLJ registration
  • Early NCECE Enrichment registration
  • Your name on the Shomrim/Guardian Society Membership recognition board located near the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary
  • Twelve Lifecycle Donations to commemorate special occasions (ie. a marriage or birth) for use during the 2019-2020 year

Rabbi’s Circle $12,500

  • Reserved Parking pass for High Holy Day services in the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary plus 2 guest tickets
  • Quarter page High Holy Day ad in the Fall issue of the Shelanu Magazine
  • 1 reserved Parking Spots for all NCECE events
  • 4 reserved seats for the NCECE Fall Chanukah/Thanksgiving and Moving Up/Graduation programs
  • A double brick commemoration to honor a loved one or special occasion.
  • Your preference for requesting bar or bat mitzvah dates within the parameters of  SLJ requirements
  • Earliest NCECE and SLJ registration
  • Early NCECE Enrichment registration
  • Your name on the Shomrim/Guardian Society Membership recognition board located near the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary
  • Twelve Lifecycle Donations to commemorate special occasions (ie a marriage or birth) for use during the 2019-2020 year

Tzedakah (Justice) Circle $7,200

  • 1 Reserved Parking pass plus 2 guest tickets for High Holy Day services in the Cohen-Friedkin Sanctuary
  • 1 reserved Parking Spot plus 4 reserved seats and for the NCECE Fall Chanukah/Thanksgiving and Moving Up/Graduation programs
  • A double brick commemoration to honor a loved one or special occasion.
  • Your preference for requesting bar or bat mitzvah dates within the parameters of SLJ requirements
  • Earliest NCECE and SLJ registration
  • Early NCECE Enrichment registration
  • Your name on the Shomrim/Guardian Society Membership recognition board located near the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary
  • Twelve Lifecycle Donations to commemorate special occasions (i.e., a marriage or birth) for use during the 2019-2020 year

Chai (Life) Circle $5,400

  • A double brick commemoration to honor a loved one or special occasion
  • 2 guest tickets for the High Holy Day services in the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary
  • Your preference for requesting bar or bat mitzvah dates within the parameters of SLJ requirements
  • 4 reserved seats for the NCECE Fall Chanukah/Thanksgiving and Moving Up/Graduation programs
  • Earliest NCECE and SLJ registration
  • Early NCECE Enrichment registration
  • Your name on the Shomrim/Guardian Society Membership recognition board located near the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary
  • Twelve Lifecycle Donations to commemorate special occasions (i.e., a marriage or birth) for use during the 2019-2020 year

Bonim (Builders) Circle $3,600

  • Your preference for requesting bar or bat mitzvah dates within the parameters of SLJ requirements
  • 4 reserved seats for the NCECE Fall Chanukah/Thanksgiving and Moving Up/Graduation programs
  • Earliest NCECE and SLJ registration
  • Early NCECE Enrichment registration
  • Your name on the Shomrim/Guardian Society Membership recognition board located near the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary
  • Twelve Lifecycle Donations to commemorate special occasions (i.e., a marriage or birth) for use during the 2019-2020 year

Mitzvah Circle $2,700

  • Earliest NCECE and SLJ registration
  • 2 reserved seats for the NCECE Fall Chanukah/Thanksgiving and Moving Up/Graduation programs
  • Your name on the Shomrim/Guardian Society Membership recognition board located near the Cohen/Friedkin Sanctuary
  • Twelve Lifecycle Donations to commemorate special occasions (i.e., a marriage or birth) for use during the 2019-2020 year

Click Here to Join the Shomrim/Guardian Society

We are so grateful for your participation in this vitally important program.
For more information, please contact Steve Allen, Executive Director at 561.241.8118 ext. 101.

Please click the button below to submit an inquiry form and someone from our Membership Department will reach out to you.

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