Congregation B'nai Israel


URGENT: June 7, 2016 Read our congregation’s letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu regarding Rudy’s Torah and the Women of the Wall.

TAKE ACTION: Click here to support Women of the Wall. HAARETZ ARTICLE: Read about the confiscation of Rudy’s Torah here.


About our congregation: 

As Sacramento's oldest Jewish congregation and its largest Reform synagogue, B'nai Israel is devoted to honoring the traditions of our heritage while creating a Jewish experience that is relevant to today's society. We nurture spirituality and personal reflection through prayer, music, education and social action. We foster friendship and community with Shabbat dinners, ritual events and affinity groups that reflect our diversity. Congregation B'nai Israel welcomes families and singles, young and old, gay and straight.

BarMitzvahinNewSanctuaryLook at the community section of this web site to learn more about our groups for women, men, youth, young adults, senior citizens, singles and interfaith families. This is also where you can find out how to get involved in our social action efforts or join a Chavurah.

Planning a wedding, bris or other life-cycle event? Looking for information on Holidays or Shabbat services? You'll find answers in the worship section.

Our spiritual leader is Rabbi Mona Alfi. You can learn more about her and other temple leaders in the About section, where you will also find information on B'nai Israel's nearly 160-year history and our newly renovated sanctuary.

The best way to experience B'nai Israel, of course, is in person. Please look at the calendar for details on the spiritual, educational and fun events we host. And then come check us out.

What's new? To see upcoming events, recent announcements, and to read the Koleinu (CBI's monthly newsletter), click here. For the new online Religious School registration form, click here.

Did you know that by making your online purchases from a link on the CBI website, a percentage of your purchase will be rebated back to the congregation? See "Affiliates Program" on the Tzedakah Page. Click here for details.

To make donations electronically click here to go to our donations page.

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Calendar Highlights

Mar 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Israeli Dancing
Mar 23, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Evening Service
Mar 24, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study
Mar 24, 2018 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Services