Sign In Forgot Password

Upcoming Kulanu 2023

Congregation B'nai Israel

Hello Kulanu families,

This is a friendly reminder that we meet this Sunday, December 3rd. Please join us for T'filah at 9:30 am in the Sanctuary. 

Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions or concerns.

 Reminder for 6th Grade Students & Parents
This Sunday, December 3rd, all 6th grade students and PARENTS need to attend the first workshop. If you are a parent who had an older child already go through the B'nai Mitzvah process, you are still require to attend. Students will be working in small groups with their parents. 

For those who have yet to fill out the form, please RSVP  here.

 Mark your calendars for the future workshops!

Todah Rabah,
Becky Ray

Kulanu Program Assistant
Congregation B'nai Israel
3600 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818

Second Shabbat Class Participation Dates 

Our Kulanu classes have an opportunity to help lead either the Mishpachah service (Pre-K/K - 3rd) or the Shabbat Evening service (4th - 7th) on Second Shabbat Friday nights.  The Mishpachah service starts at 6:00 pm, followed by Second Shabbes Dinner open to the CBI Community at 6:30 pm, and then the Shabbat Evening Service is at 7:30 pm.  Please consider having your family join us on the following dates:

  • December 8, 2023 - Pre-K/K (Mishpachah Shabbat)
  • February 9, 2024 - 1st Grade (Mishpachah Shabbat)
  • February 9, 2024 - 4th Grade (Shabbat Evening Service)
  • March 8, 2024 - 2nd Grade (Mishpachah Shabbat)
  • March 8, 2024 - 5th Grade (Shabbat Evening Service)
  • April 12, 2024 - 3rd Grade (Mishpachah Shabbat)
  • April 12, 2024 - 6th & 7th Grades (Shabbat Evening Service)


Kulanu Announcements: 

For TODAY'S Kulanu Daily Log

  • 9:30 am- 10:00 am School starts in the Sanctuary T'filah, ALL are Welcome!
  • 10:00 am There will be bagels & coffee for parents to mingle!
  • 10:00 am- 12:20 pm School is in session 
  • 10:15 am K'tonton starts
  • 10:15 am 6th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Workshop #19 (MANDATORY for all students and parents to attend)
  • 12:20 pm- 12:30 pm Join us for Closing Circle in the Social Hall

Sunday Pick up policy - please come pick up your child(ren) in the Social Hall and make sure that their teacher knows that they are being picked up before you leave*


Kulanu Sunday Calendar at a Glance:

  • December 3rd - Regular Kulanu Program, K'tonton, & 6th Grade B'nai Mitzvah Workshop
  • December 10th - Regular Kulanu Program
  • December 17th - Regular Kulanu Program
  • December 24th - No Regular Kulanu Program
  • December 31st - No Regular Kulanu Program

Tuesday Hebrew Calendar at a Glance:

  • December 5th - Regular Tuesday Hebrew
  • December 12th - Regular Tuesday Hebrew
  • December 19th - Regular Tuesday Hebrew
  • December 26th - No Regular Tuesday Hebrew

Tuesday Pick-Up Policy - please come pick up your child(ren) at the Shalom Bike Rack and make sure that their teacher knows that they are being picked up before you leave*

Class Snack Assignments:
Please check and save the date for your snack assignments for the year:
'23- '24 Kulanu Snack Assignment

Tuesday Hebrew Update:

Moving forward, we will only send emails when Tuesday Hebrew School is canceled on the day of.

Please find the important links: 




CBI is happy to offer complimentary childcare during Shabbat Evening Services for children ages 3- 10 (must be potty trained).  There will be no registration required. Families are welcome to come worship and celebrate.

Friday Shabbat services are from 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm.


Mini Minyan is a free class for families with children 1–5 years old to gather, learn, and celebrate! Join us on the first Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12 noon from August through June.


Upcoming Date:
Saturday, December 2nd
10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Please Register Here


2nd Night of Chanukah – 
Second Shabbes, Friday, December 8

Mishpachah (Family) Shabbat | 6:00 PM
Chanukah Latke Dinner | 6:30 PM 
Shabbat Evening Service | 7:30 PM

Chanukah Latke Dinner
The CBI Confirmation Class wants to serve you potato pancakes! (With applesauce or sour cream, or maybe both if you are feeling adventurous.) Join the 10th graders for your favorite holiday treats, and support their upcoming travel to Israel and other Jewish experiences. The Confirmation parents will also serve tasty beverages and have some amazing olive oil and cured olives for sale. 

RSVP now!  Note that prices will increase after Friday, December 1, and RSVPs for dinner will close on Tuesday, December 5.


Coffee Talk at CBI!?

Don't get verklempt – join Rabbi Alfi on selected Sundays from October 1 – March 10 and discuss. We'll give you a new topic each session. Learn something you never knew about Judaism. Hang out with the Rabbi. 

Come! We'll talk! No big whoop! All adults are welcome.

Upcoming Coffee Talk Schedule

for the full schedule, click here

Sunday, December 17
Location: Library
Topic: Being Jewish in December
Time: 10:10 am- 11:30 am

Bagels and coffee will be provided.


We hope you will join us at Camp Newman for our bi-annual congregational retreat, called Stars and S'mores, that will be held April 5-7, 2024 (no Kulanu).  This is a great weekend to unplug, and also a great opportunity to see Camp Newman up close.  You can register for the weekend at


Congregation B'nai Israel
3600 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818

Sun, December 3 2023 20 Kislev 5784