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Lifelong Learning – Adult Education


Upcoming Events

Food 4 Thought



Congregation B'nai Israel offers a variety of lifelong learning opportunities throughout the year.  Whether you are interested in ancient texts or modern dilemmas, whether you prefer intimate classes or larger lectures, there is something for you:

We look forward to continuing to develop programs that are pertinent to our temple community members and welcome new committee members at any time. If you have suggested topics for programs, please email


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CBI Welcomes Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Tanya Zion-Waldoks

Dr. Tanya Zion-Waldoks, a lecturer in the School of Education at Hebrew University, is an Israeli gender scholar, feminist activist, and mother of four. Tanya studies the intersection of religion, gender, education, and politics. Both as an activist and a researcher, her focus is on social change, particularly working on Jewish feminism and antiracism.

Join us for two community programs!

Food 4 Thought | Sunday, December 12 | 10:15 AM | CBI Social Hall 
Religious Resistance to the Rabbinate: Struggles over Marriage 
and Divorce in Israel (and What It Means for the Jewish People)


WBI & Israel Committee Event | Monday, December 13 | 6:30 PM | CBI Chapel
Being Jewish and Black in Israel: The Antiracist Activism of “Mothers 
on Guard”

A special presentation sponsored by the Women of B'nai Israel and the Israel Committee. 


Food 4 Thought

CBI is proud to introduce a new series of lifelong learning programming for adult members: Food 4 Thought

Food 4 Thought sessions will be in-person at CBI twice a month, one Tuesday evening and one Sunday morning. Each program will feature one of three different topics:

  • Jewish Update (current Jewish affairs)
  • Hebrew Book Club (translations of Israeli books)
  • Texting Jewish (Jewish text study)

Pre-registration is required for planning purposes and due to occupancy restrictions. For a complete list of upcoming dates, visit the CBI Calendar Food 4 Thought page.


Please contact our office if you have any questions or need assistance with the registration form. 
Phone: 916.446.4861



Schmooze School

Three Sunday mornings a month, CBI presents Schmooze School. It is an opportunity for CBI parents / caregivers to spend time together while also learning about a variety of topics. At Schmooze School the parents are also the teachers. We’re inviting congregants to volunteer to teach about topics that are of interest to them relating to parenting.

For a complete list of upcoming dates, visit the CBI Calendar Schmooze School page.

A reminder that, to attend indoor programs on our campus, vaccination is required for anyone age 12 and up. If you haven’t done so already, please use this link to upload your vaccination status.


Wed, December 8 2021 4 Tevet 5782