High Holidays


We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming congregational community. During the High Holidays, when so many people join together to celebrate the New Year, we have a special opportunity and responsibility to nurture this feeling of warmth and be an accepting community.

We look forward to this time to gather together at CBI for our traditional services and are excited to pray together using our new Mahzor Lev Shalem prayer book. As we enter a third year of celebrating the High Holidays under the challenging conditions created by the COVID pandemic, we are planning innovative ways to gather both in person (using both indoor and outdoor venues) and online. However you join us, we look forward to sharing a meaningful, spiritual and holy holiday season. With that in mind, below is information about the many opportunities that CBI has planned starting with the beginning of the month of Elul through that last Shofar blast on Yom Kippur.

L’shanah Tovah U’metukah!
May this be a sweet and good new year!


Entering the Synagogue
As we have in the past pre-Covid years, we will use the main entrance on Millburn Avenue to enter the building. We will have a security checkpoint inside the lobby where we will ask all adults to show a ticket or be checked in.

Parking Lot Access is Reserved
The synagogue parking lot is reserved for congregants who require easy access to the building due to physical limitations and for Synagogue Sustainers. These congregants will be able to use the parking lot entrance to come into the building but all others should enter via Millburn Ave.

Health and Safety Protocols 

While in the building, our Covid policy is to wear a mask unless you are in areas designated for optional masking. In consideration of congregants who are being careful about potential exposure to Covid, please bring a mask that you can wear while in transit in the building even if you plan to sit in the mask-optional section. We will have masks available at the door for those who forget to bring one.

High Holidays Schedule of Services

Sign Up to Attend Indoor Services  Use this form to register for indoors High Holiday services in the main sanctuary at CBI or to let us know that you will not be coming to indoors services. Coming Soon!

High Holiday Ticket Information  Use this form to request additional tickets. Deadline is September 19!

Youth and Family Programming  Register here for Kindergarten-7th Grade Programs, Teens, Young Family Services, and Babysitting. CBI Members and Guests are all welcome. REGISTRATION DUE BY SEPTEMBER 21

Yaldeinu Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur– Services for our families with special needs. The full year schedule is here.

High Holiday Prayer Book (machzor) Online Viewing –If you are attending High Holiday Services this year online and do not have your own hard copy of the new Machzor Lev Shalom, please contact Joi Noel at jnoel@cbi-nj.org for a digital option.

Health and Safety Protocols Guidelines to keep our community safe.

High Holiday Appeal

In Memoriam Yizkor Booklet Form Please reply by September 28th.

Mi Shebarach List  Add names to our list for prayers on behalf of those who are ill.

Lulav & Etrog Order your personal Lulav and Etrog for Sukkot. Deadline is September 21. (on-line form)

Meat & Greet in the Rabbi’s Sukkah  A night out with deli, wine and havdalah for CBI’s roughly under 50 adults!

Pizza in the Sukkah Shabbat Dinner Register by October 7.