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Congregation Beth Israel

A warm community for friendship, learning and worship

535 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321
Phone: 219-922-0101

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel

A warm and welcoming community, Congregation Beth Israel is a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Whether you are looking for a place to pray, a place to learn or just a place to spend time having fun with other Jews, our doors are always open to welcome you. Please join us for services or for any programs that interest you.


CBI invites congregation members—and the community-at-large—to join in on conversations featuring ideas from some of the greatest minds of our generation.

Upcoming Events

  • Sukkot Services
    Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration. These flimsy sukkot represent the huts in which the Israelites dwelt during their forty years of wandering in the desert after escaping from slavery in Egypt.
    Sukkot, 1st Day: Monday, October 17
    Sukkot, 2nd Day: Tuesday, October 18
    Sukkot, 4th Day: Thursday, October 20
    Sukkot Shabbat Chol Hamoed: Saturday, October 22
    Hoshanah Rabbah: Sunday, October 23
    Shemini Atzeret: Monday, October 24 – Yizkor
  • Celebrate Sukkot in the Sukkah
    Sunday, October 23
    Please join us as we celebrate Sukkot. Shake the Lulav; Smell the sweet Etrog
  • Simchat Torah Service & Celebration
    Simchat Torah is the day that we end the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah, and then immediately begin that cycle all over again.
    Monday, October 24
    Tuesday, October 25
  • Beginnings of Judaism
    Professor Isaiah M. Gafni leads a spirited and provocative exploration of how the Jewish faith struggled to continually redefine itself during the first thousand years after the completion of the last books of the Hebrew Bible. We watch his lecture and discuss its subjects. Sunday, November 13