A Center of Jewish Life

Congregation B’nai Israel is a warm and welcoming congregation, cultivating a nurturing atmosphere where our members feel comfortable participating fully in all aspects of synagogue life, including learning, prayer, social opportunities, and the holy work of chesed (acts of loving kindness). Especially during these times, there are no geographic boundaries to your full participation in our synagogue.  Every aspect of our communal life is accessible online. No matter your zip code, you are invited into our sacred community, our sacred space.

Congregation B’nai Israel is an egalitarian synagogue community that offers many ways to enrich your Jewish life through its worship services, preschool, religious school, adult learning programs, social action committees, holiday observances and special events, to name a few. Affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the congregation is open to all levels of Jewish experience and strives to create a Jewish community in tune with our modern lives. We hope to help our congregants connect to Judaism on a comfortable and meaningful level and make every effort to be accessible and manageable in that process.

Congregation B’nai Israel is a center of Jewish life where we come together in a warm and welcoming environment.

We are:

  • rooted in Conservative traditional Jewish values, Torah, our connections to each other, our community, spirituality and Israel
  • committed to creating a place where everyone feels comfortable and engaged, and is encouraged to participate
  • an inclusive, family-friendly, multi-generational, egalitarian congregation that pursues lifelong fulfillment through education, observance and social action
  • present and supportive of one another whether celebrating life’s joys or sharing its sorrows
  • distinguished by passionate professional and lay leadership

Congregation B’nai Israel is dedicated to inspiring current and future generations to experience rich Jewish lives.

Join Us!

We welcome you to our congregation — our Jewish home away from home and encourage you to learn more about us.

Team CBI 

CBI is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated group of individuals serving the congregation as clergy, senior staff, educators and lay leaders.

Contact Us

Let’s talk! We are interested in your feedback and will respond to your questions. Check out our directory or call us directly at 973-379-3811.

Our History

CBI has been a fixture in the Millburn/Short Hills community for almost 100 years and our current building is recognized as for its architectural and artistic significance.