Shalom! If you're reading this I hope that you're considering joining our synagogue, Congregation B'Nai Israel, located on a quiet residential street in lovely Emerson, New Jersey.  CBI is a friendly, welcoming conservative, egalitarian shul blessed with Bergen County's most innovative clergy, Rabbi Debra Orenstein and Cantor Lenny Mandel, who offer our congregants the perfect blend of ritual and learning in a manner that's stimulating and often times entertaining, funny and poignant. Our 200 members include a wonderful balance of families with Hebrew School age children, families paying college tuition and families whose grandchildren have become third generation members.

As a 25 year member of CBI and current president, my wife and family were drawn here because of the wonderful warmth of the congregants and the positive spirit that is palpable in our shul every day. That spirit pervades everything we do here at CBI...from ritual, to Hebrew School, to Adult Education to the well-attended social events that bring friends and congregants together.

Please consider giving our wonderful, Hamesha community a test drive. Attend a service, join us for the High Holidays, audit a Hebrew School class, or enroll in an Adult Education class. Experience and feel the spirit and warmth that sets CBI apart from other conservative synagogues. Have questions, please feel free to call me or our membership chair and we'd be more than happy to tell you why there is no other shul like CBI!