CBOI is a modern conservative synagogue located in Newtown that serves Bucks and Mercer Counties. It is a growing and inclusive egalitarian congregation that enriches and enjoys Jewish life together.
From Friday night and Saturday morning services, to lively discussions and “Happy Hours” sponsored by the Men’s Club, to Sisterhood book reviews, Adult Education programs, the weekly Talmud class, the Jewish Book Council book reviews with each author, and outstanding religious school instruction for our children, the Covid-19 pandemic may have forced us apart physically, but our online presence has kept us together socially.
CBOI held its High Holiday services on Zoom this year and offered traditional services, break-out rooms for discussing various topics of interest, as well as special programs for our children.
Tashlich services, where Jews symbolically cast off the sins of the previous year into flowing water were held at the Gan Mayim (a beautiful and contemplative stream) on the CBOI property.
The Rabbi Howard Hersch Religious School at CBOI offers outstanding and affordable Jewish education to our children. The annual school tuition is $360 per child (K-10). Students continue to benefit from weekly virtual classes, as well as individual tutoring for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. In addition, we offer regular pre-school Shabbat programming.
CBOI synagogue life continues with online religious services, school and events.
We recognize the power of our new online community that we created during this pandemic because it has allowed people who are ill or unable to join us in person to be an integral part of our community. Even when we can gather in person, we plan to continue having a digital presence.
Visit our website at CBOI.org to further explore our community.
PHOTO CAP: The Congregation Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County – Food Pantry in Bensalem, from left, Brian Gralnick, Director of Social Responsibility at Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, with Rabbi Aaron Gaber.