CBE is a spiritual, cultural, and intellectual hub for Jewish life
Congregation Beth Elohim, fondly known as CBE, offers authentic, meaningful and outside the box Jewish experiences for those in our Brooklyn community and beyond.
We are deeply committed to education for all ages, community-building, spiritual life, and social justice. We are inspired to learn about our tradition while we engage with the present and positively impact our future. Our Reform congregation welcomes seekers from all Jewish movements, from other faiths, and at all levels of Jewish experience, including those who are new to our traditions and those who are questioning.
Join us for Shabbat services every Friday night in the CBE Chapel at 6:30 PM and Saturday mornings in the CBE Sanctuary at 9:30 AM. They are also available online via livestream on our Facebook page, and on YouTube. If you plan to attend in person, please review our COVID-19 Policy in advance. Shir L'Shabbat for families with young children (ages 0-5) takes place on Shabbat morning at 9:30 AM in the CBE Social Hall. For weekly updates on programming for families with young children, sign up for our Shir L'Shabbat Newsletter.
Purim is right around the corner, and for the third year in a row, we are inviting CBE members to exchange mishloach manot in our own special way. During Purim, it's traditional to send out mishloach manot—gift bags or baskets filled with hamentashen, wine, chocolate, nuts, groggers, or other small treats. If you sign up through our form, we will connect you to a group of two to three other CBE members. Submissions are due on Thursday, February 16 at 12:00 PM.
CBE’s Chesed Team enables CBE members to support one another in their times of joy and sorrow, and we are always seeking more volunteers. Members organize meals for those who are ill and for families with new babies. We bring care packages to members in times of celebration and sorrow. We run errands or shop for homebound members and call members who are ill or feeling alone. In the event of a death, clergy and lay leaders are available to lead and organize shiva minyan services for mourners.
Registration is now open for CBE Kids Camp and Camp Kef Hebrew Immersion Program! Our camps are based in our two beautiful buildings located on tree-lined Garfield Place, minutes away from Prospect Park. For children entering K–5th grade, our day camps are a place for kids to grow, explore, be a part of a welcoming and loving community, and have a summer of fun and joy. Take advantage of our early bird rates through Tuesday, January 24. Registration for our Preschool Day Camp will open in early March, and summer 2023 dates and rates are available.
Rabbi Timoner considers the existence of Jewish karma, the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart, and how we can ensure that we […]Watch Now ›
Rabbi Green discusses the strange and unsettling experience of encountering our past selves. Listen on CBE SpotifyWatch Now ›
Drawing on David Nirenberg’s Anti-Judaism, Rabbi Timoner introduces The Book of Exodus and contemplates the concept of narrowing. Listen on […]Watch Now ›
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