Tradition

Judaism celebrates a grand procession through time. At Congregation B’nai Yisrael, we rejoice in the celebration of every step we take in the march of Jewish history. We spend our Shabbats, our holy days, our festivals, our commemorations, our births, our b’nai mitzvah, our confirmations, our weddings, and even our losses the only way our tradition knows how: together. Our minyan–the basic unit of Jewish community for over two thousand years–seeks to integrate each of us into a unified whole. This togetherness is the route of our spirituality: individuals, people seeking connection with all that is transcendent in our world, help each other find this spirituality through that which is most near to them. Our community spirit is found in the songs we sing in our sanctuary, in the justice we try to bring to the world around us, and in the meeting of each of our faces with the face of another.