Honoring Holy Days at Congregation B'nai Israel

Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur –

Every fall, we begin the holy renewal process with prayerful introspection, aided by the

thought-provoking words of our Rabbi and the uplifting tunes of our organ and choir.

High Holy Days


Rosh Hashanah


Erev Rosh Hashanah (Evening)

  • 7:00 pm- Traditional worship service in Main Sanctuary

- After the service everyone is invited to enjoy a celebratory dessert reception.

Rosh Hashanah (Day)

  • 10:00 am- Traditional worship service in Main Sanctuary*

  • 2:00 pm- Tashlich (Home of Lewis and Fredell Rosen)

  • 3:00 pm- Children’s Service in Main Sanctuary

Cemetery Service to Honor our Ancestors

  • 4:00 pm- (42nd Street Cemetery)

  • 4:45 pm- (61st Street Cemetery)

Yom Kippur

 Erev Yom Kippur (Evening)

  • 7:00 pm- Traditional Service in Main Sanctuary*

Yom Kippur (Day)

  • 10:00am- Traditional worship service in Main Sanctuary*

  • 3:00 pm- Children’s Service in Main Sanctuary

  • 4:30 pm- Yizkor Memorial Service in Main Sanctuary*

  • 5:15 pm– N’ilah Service in Main Sanctuary*

  • 6:00 pm- Communal Breaking of the Fast

 *Child care will be available at these services. Please RSVP with the number of children you will need care for by email to info@cbigalveston.org or call (409)765-5796


Sukkot – A holiday of transition, as we take our prayers outside the Temple but not yet into our homes, as a reminded of God’s sheltering presence.


Simchat Torah  Simchat Torah (joy of Torah) concludes the HHDs with lively music, dancing and even a little drinking. Fun for all ages!!!


Simchat Torah Shabbat

Chanukah – As a CBI family, we revel in this victory holiday with song, lights and plenty of latkes!


Chanukah Shabbat

Purim – On this day, centuries ago, the wicked Haman drew lots to see which day he would destroy the Jews of Persia. In rousing fashion, we retell the story of our survival in Persia.


Purim Service with Megillah Reading

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Passover – We mark the emergence of our people from slavery to freedom with a festive meal called a Seder.* It is filled with ruach (spirit), songs, story-telling, eating and more. Come and bring your friends to our congregational seder!


Congregational Passover Seder


*There is a reasonable cost for this program.


Note: Unless stated otherwise, there are no costs for participating in these services and programs. However, donations to keep these programs and services going are always graciously accepted. You can bring cash or check and give them to CBI’s Rabbi,

President or Executive Assistant during the program.


Your contributions are what keep these CBI programs going!