Welcome to Congregation B’nai Yisrael of Armonk


Valentine’s Day

By Rabbi David Katz
Is it OK for Jews to Celebrate Valentine’s Day? During my first year of Rabbinical school in Jerusalem my theological leanings tilted one way and the next and upon my return I wondered if I should continue to send my mother Saint Valentine’s cards as I had been doing over the years.


I Am Not Charlie Hebdo

by Rabbi David Katz
I am not Charlie Hebdo. No, Je suis the “New York Times,” Je suis the Pope and je suis the Jewish Sages of old. I stand in good company.


Why It Is Important to Have a Strong Local Jewish Community

by Ron Tobias, CBY member since 1996 We all joined CBY for various reasons, be it to educate our children about being a Jew, having our children become b’nai mitzvah, celebrating births and weddings, and having the support of the Jewish community in times of need. As time passes our individual reasons for being a member can change and impact our relationship with CBY. However, what does not change is our need to have a local Jewish community.



stdGala Event

Join us for a Gala honoring Cantor Hayley Kobilinsky’s 10 years of service and Fred and Barby K. Siegel’s 20 years of service on Saturday, April 18, 2014 at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Benefactor and journal ads options as well as tickets are currently available here. Benefactor contributions made by February 1 will be acknowledged on the invitation.


purimPurim Celebration

Celebrate Purim at our Megillah Reading, Spiel, and Carnival on Sunday, March 1 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Open to the community and all family members. On Erev Purim on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. join us for a special face off between two top CBY lawyers, Merril Sobie and Bill Charron, in the great Hamantashen vs. Latke debate. Adults only (13 and older).


blockEmergency Shelter Partnership

Once again Congregation B’nai Yisrael has joined with the Emergency Shelter Partnership, a coalition of religious and community organizations who provide short term housing for local homeless during the winter months. Your family can help provide warm meals and shelter for those in need by staying overnight at the temple, sponsoring or making packed lunches, donating food and cooking a meal. Sign up online to help.


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