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B’nai Israel

Your connection to the Baton Rouge Jewish community.

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  3. Sat 07

    Bar Mitzvah of Noah Finkelman

    Aug 07 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
  4. Tue 10

    CBI Board of Trustees Meeting via Zoom

    Meetings will be via Zoom until
    Aug 10 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  5. Fri 13
  6. Fri 20
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Fridays @6:00pm
Shabbat Service (live and via zoom)

Visit our calendar for dates and details – all are welcome!

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by our Traditions

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to our Community

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with our Youth

Toward A Strong Reform Jewish Future for Baton Rouge

Joint Synagogue Exploratory Committee

Congregation B’nai Israel and Beth Shalom Synagogue are currently engaged in discussions regarding the future of the Baton Rouge Jewish community and possible unification of our two congregations.

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👋 Shalom, I’m Rabbi Appel.

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Batsheva Appel Rabbi

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