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Hebrew Reading Course: Winter/Spring 2018

Hebrew Reading Course – Level 2 CBI presents Level 2 Hebrew Reading Course on Wednesday afternoons this winter/spring, taught by Student Cantor Steve Margolin. This class is for those who have completed our Level 1 class or already know the Hebrew alephbet and vowel signs and can sound out Hebrew words written in Hebrew. The class is [...]

Guest Chant Circle: February 3, 2018

To RSVP, contact CBI at admin@cbichico.org or 530-342-6146.

Rabbi Sara in the News and on the Air

  Rabbi Sara has been featured and interviewed in various publications and TV and radio appearances.  Some are highlighted below.   Rabbi Sara in the News Rabbi Sara was featured in the March 2, 2017 issue of the Chico News and Review: ‘A good place’ Chico’s Congregation Beth Israel officially welcomes its new rabbi by [...]

Intro to Judaism III: February – April 2018

Intro to Judaism III CBI presents Intro to Judaism III with Rabbi Sara on Tuesday evenings this winter/spring. The nine session class is being held at CBI. Each session is from 7:00 – 8:15pm, with the first session on February 6. See the schedule below for more details. The cost of the class is: $90 for members, $110 [...]

Hanukkah Party at CBI, Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 5:00pm / Hanukkah Info

Hanukkah Party at CBI Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 5:00pm Come rejoice in Hanukkah with our congregation. Bring your own menorah and candles for a radiant communal lighting ceremony. We will sing and dance as the CBI band  plays, we will play games and hold a raffle, as well as enjoy a traditional dinner with [...]

CBI’s Silent Auction: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6:30pm

Congregation Beth Israel invites everyone for an evening of fun and excitement ! CBI will hold its 35th Silent Auction from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Saturday evening, December 2. A large selection of goods and services in many price ranges will be offered for bidding, just in time for holiday shopping. There will be beautiful kitchen items, special dinners, [...]

The Hatzi Kaddish

THE HATZI KADDISH Steven G. Margolin ALEPH Cantorial Student Congregation Beth Israel of Chico   The Hatzi Kaddish, or “Half” Kaddish, is a prayer used in the matbeah shel tefillah (the formal order of prayers) as a transition from one section of prayer to another. It is an old prayer, written in Aramaic. Hatzi Kaddish [...]

Hebrew Reading Course: Fall 2017

Hebrew Reading Course CBI presents Level 1 Hebrew Reading Course on Tuesday mornings this fall. Start to learn Hebrew or brush up on the basics. The class is being held at CBI. Each session is from 10:30 – 11:30am, with the first session on October 19. See the schedule below for more details. The course is free, thanks to [...]

Intro to Judaism II: October – December 2017

Intro to Judaism II CBI presents Intro to Judaism II with Rabbi Sara on Tuesday evenings this fall. The eight session class is being held at CBI. Each session is from 7:00 – 8:15pm, with the first session on October 10. See the schedule below for more details. The cost of the class is: $80 for members, $100 [...]

Cycles of Time and the Shul Soundscape

Cycles of Time and the Shul Soundscape Steven G. Margolin ALEPH Cantorial Student Congregation Beth Israel of Chico   We Jews always have time on our minds, perhaps more so at this time of year, the month of Elul leading us to Rosh Hashanah.  Each day of the year, we anchor ourselves by the three [...]
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