General Information

Service Descriptions

Main Services:
Led by Rabbi Timoner and Cantor Breitzer, these services are held in CBE’s historic sanctuary and are primarily in Hebrew with some English. Our music is enhanced by the Brooklyn Conservatory Quartet and our High Holy Day Vocal Ensemble. While children of all ages are welcome, these services are geared toward adults and teens.

Children & Family:
Grades K-2 Family Service
Led by Rabbi Epstein, Director of Yachad and Family Engagement Tehilah Eisenstadt, and Songleader Debbie Brukman, these services offer interactive and music-based activities, prayers, and stories for children in grades K-2 and their parents.

Grades 3-6 Family Service
Led by Rabbi Epstein, these services are designed for children in grades 3-6 and meet the spiritual needs of parents and youth alike.

Tots Service (free and open to the public)
For ages 0-4 and parents, these services last about 45-minutes and offer interactive and music-based activities, prayers, and stories led by Rabbi Epstein, Songleader Debbie Brukman, and Director of Yachad and Family Engagement Tehilah Eisenstadt.

For CBE Members with children ages 2.5-5, we offer childcare with advance registration only. And new this year, we are offering holiday learning activities for children in grades K-4. A parent or caregiver must accompany children in grades K-2.

Brooklyn Jews:
Brooklyn Jews is CBE’s vibrant community of adults in their 20’s and 30’s. Led by Rabbi Green and Rabbinic Intern Eliza Scheffler, Brooklyn Jews offers services both at BKLYN Studios at City Point and at CBE. Separate registration is required:

An independent egalitarian minyan, Altshul offers lay-led services guided by halacha and traditional liturgy. Separate registration is required. For more information and to register, visit

Member Tickets

All CBE Members will receive one ticket per adult member per household. Member children ages 25 and under do not need tickets. The Tots Service and Special Needs Service are free and open to the public. Brooklyn Jews and Altshul Services require additional registration.

Tickets will allow entrance to the main services and the various family services on both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. CBE members may also attend the Brooklyn Jews and Altshul Services, but you must register for them separately as space is limited.

We will provide tickets for your out-of-town guests who are affiliated with a URJ congregation in their hometown. The tickets are issued through a reciprocal arrangement and should be requested by the guest directly from their home congregation.

Greeters and Ushers Needed

Are you a member who wants to get more involved but isn’t sure how? Would you enjoy meeting fellow congregants during the High Holy Days to wish them Shanah Tovah? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you are interested in being a greeter or usher, click here to sign up.


We offer child care for children of CBE members during many of our services. Children must be between the ages of 2.5 and 5. Advanced registration is required and we will not accept walk-ins.

Book of Remembrance

Remembering plays an important role in the Jewish life cycle. As we approach Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, our 2019/5780 Book of Remembrance will be produced as a loving reminder of those whom we have held close to our hearts.

Please note that the submission deadline for the 2019/5780 Book of Remembrance has passed as of August 16, 2019. We can no longer accept submissions.

Memorial Wall

Memorial Walls provide a special place to honor those who have touched our lives. Memorializing the names of loved ones expresses gratitude for the gift of their precious lives, and the hope that their spirits will continue to inspire us. Members can add a plaque with the name of a loved one to the beautiful Memorial Walls located in our Sanctuary.

Order Memorial Plaques here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there assigned seating?
No, we do not have assigned seating at any of our services. We highly recommend that those with special seating needs arrive early so that we are able to assist you.
How do I get to CBE?
Information on public transit and directions. There is street parking, but it can be limited.
I’m not a member of any synagogue, but I would like to spend the holidays at CBE. What can I do?
This is a wonderful time to join! Please click here for information about CBE membership. If you’re not quite ready to join, you can purchase tickets for our Brooklyn Jews Services (welcoming services geared toward those in their 20’s-30’s) and/or the Altshul Services (traditional egalitarian services).
Tell me about security.
We provide extra security during the High Holy Days and all bags will be searched. No one will be permitted to enter any of our services without a ticket.
What if I lose my ticket or if I never received it in the mail?
Please contact Executive Director Alan Herman at, or call (718) 768-3814 x204.
Which mahzor do you use?
We use Mahzor Lev Shalem, which we will provide for you at Services.