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About CBI

Congregation Beth Israel is the Mississippi Gulf Coast's only synagogue. The congregation's building was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but in May 2009, a new synagogue opened and the congregation once again has a permanent home.

Messages from the President

Oct. Message from the President

Hello Friends, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have come and gone, and we have entered a new Jewish year. It is now 5778 (where has the time gone!). I hope you enjoyed services with Cantor Linda Shivers. I think she did a great job, but I want to hear what you think. When it comes […]

Sept. Message from the President

As I write this, there is talk of Irma, a major hurricane (along with one or two more) approaching the United States. These storms follow Hurricane Harvey, which, for so many of us, brought to mind another horrific storm, namely Hurricane Katrina, which hit our Gulf Coast Aug. 29, 2005. Those of us who were […]

Events / Schedule

Friday, October 6
Shabbat Sukkot 7:30 p.m.
We will have oneg in the sukkah

Sunday, October 8
Sukkot Under the Stars, 6 p.m.,
Congregation Beth Israel
All women are encouraged to attend this event, filled with friendship, food and fun. Bring a dairy dip, salad or appetizer to share; beverages
also requested. Email Lori Beth at loribeth@smliving.net for more

Thursday, October 12
Shemini Atzeret, Dinner &
Simchat Torah services, 5:30 p.m.
Join Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser for services,
including yizkor, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will follow, and after that, we will dance
with the Torah as we celebrate Simchat Torah.

Friday, October 13
Shabbat services with Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser, 6 p.m. We will start with a dairy potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to share!Services will follow afterward. Expect lots of singing and fun.