Interested in Joining a Chavurah?
Congregation Beth Israel is very fortunate to have so many great chavurot and will celebrate this wonderful community at Chavurah Shabbat. Whether you are in a chavurah or not, meet new friends at the Shabbat dinner preceding the service when our chavurot will be honored. After the service, chavurah members will be at the Shalom Table to meet those interested in joining a chavurah.
What is a Chavurah?
A chavurah is a small group of CBI members who join together to celebrate Jewish life. Chavurot consist of adults, families, couples and singles who meet monthly in an extended family setting. For 30 years these CBI groups have provided a wonderful way to get to know others and build lasting friendship with fellow synagogue members, enhancing your experience as a CBI member.
What does a Chavurah do?
Each Chavurah decides on its own blend of Jewish learning, through programs of study, observances of holidays and festivals, socializing and sharing of simchas. Members personalize and vitalize their Jewish experience and participate together in temple life and community concerns.
When does a Chavurah meet?
Each Chavurah usually meets once a month. The group will decide on the most convenient dates and times based on the schedules of all its members.
How large is a Chavurah?
Each group should have approximately twenty members. However, there are no "rules" about the group size. Chavurot exists for individuals and families.
Why should I join a Chavurah?
The Chavurah program is designed to bring congregants with similar interests together who might otherwise not have an opportunity to meet. It is a chance for congregation members to get to know each other outside the synagogue, yet it is designed to build relationships within the synagogue.
How do I join a Chavurah?
Because we want to find just the right group for you and insure your Chavurah will be a perfect fit, the process may take some time. Take the first step by completing our Online Chavurah Application. If you have any questions or require additional information, please call and schedule an appointment with Chavurah Coordinator Judi Schwartz at 858 535-1111 ext. 3113.