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Why CBT?

B'nai Tikvah is so much more than a synagogue for us. It has become our spiritual home, part of our love story, and part of our family. Kevin and I went Temple shopping while dating, and immediately fell in love with B'nai Tikvah's sanctuary and community. People came up to us even before services to say hello! Within a month, a member deemed herself our "Temple mom," and we formed a strong bond with Cantor Chabon. In just one year, the community held us through the passing of my beloved mother and celebrated with us as we got married in B'nai Tikvah's sanctuary. We love going to services, and truly miss it when we are away. We look forward to strengthening this beautiful community and to give back the love we have been showered with!
Shelby and Kevin Meyer Margolin
members since 2017

Home

B’nai Tikvah is so much more than a synagogue for us. It has become our spiritual home, part of our love story, and part of our family. Kevin and I went Temple shopping while dating, and immediately fell in love with B’nai Tikvah’s sanctuary and community. People came up to us even before services to say hello! Within a month, a member deemed herself our “Temple mom,” and we formed a strong bond with Cantor Chabon. In just one year, the community held us through the passing of my beloved mother and celebrated with us as we got married in B’nai Tikvah’s sanctuary. We love going to services, and truly miss it when we are away. We look forward to strengthening this beautiful community and to give back the love we have been showered with!
Shelby and Kevin Meyer Margolin
members since 2017
We joined B’nai Tikvah to find a community in which my children could establish their Jewish identities and go through their B’nai Mitzvah experience. Little did I anticipate, that many years later, I would have an adult B’nai Mitzvah service of my own that strengthened my own bond to Judaism. I am grateful to have found this community in which my family has been able to learn and grow.

Alison Trules
member since 2006

Jewish Identity

We joined B’nai Tikvah to find a community in which my children could establish their Jewish identities and go through their B’nai Mitzvah experience. Little did I anticipate, that many years later, I would have an adult B’nai Mitzvah service of my own that strengthened my own bond to Judaism. I am grateful to have found this community in which my family has been able to learn and grow.
Alison Trules
member since 2006
Our family loves CBT because it is a warm and welcoming community with which we can share the Jewish year and our family's Jewish journey. We also have found the mix of Conservative and Reform Judaism to be a wonderful blend of the new and old in Judaism. This is our local Jewish home! 
The Bauer Kahan Family
members since 2015

Community

Our family loves CBT because it is a warm and welcoming community with which we can share the Jewish year and our family’s Jewish journey. We also have found the mix of Conservative and Reform Judaism to be a wonderful blend of the new and old in Judaism. This is our local Jewish home!
The Bauer Kahan Family
members since 2015
We came, we saw, we were conquered by the welcoming, warmth of everyone we encountered at B'nai Tikvah, by Rabbi Gutterman's words and Cantor Chabon's voice.  We felt at home.
Bernadette and Nat Bitton
members since 2015

Warmth

We came, we saw, we were conquered by the welcoming, warmth of everyone we encountered at B’nai Tikvah, by Rabbi Gutterman’s words and Cantor Chabon’s voice. We felt at home.
Bernadette and Nat Bitton
members since 2015
Our family has felt very welcomed by CBT and our kids really enjoy the religious school program.

Kim Smith
members since 2017

Education

Our family has felt very welcomed by CBT and our kids really enjoy the religious school program.
Kim Smith
members since 2017
We found our “Jewish home” in 1992, and have been “singing” about it ever since. B'nai Tikvah is a most caring temple, with prayer and music, filling our hearts and souls!
Wilk Family
members since 1992

Music

We found our “Jewish home” in 1992, and have been “singing” about it ever since. B’nai Tikvah is a most caring temple, with prayer and music, filling our hearts and souls!
Wilk Family
members since 1992
I never thought I’d be the president of a synagogue, but something about B’nai Tikvah got me involved - and keeps me involved. Our warm and welcoming community can inspire... come take a look!!
Dan Lapporte, President
member since 2004

Inspiration

I never thought I’d be the president of a synagogue, but something about B’nai Tikvah got me involved – and keeps me involved. Our warm and welcoming community can inspire… come take a look!!
Dan Lapporte, President
member since 2004
We started our temple search at CBT and never made it anywhere else. We have found a diverse, warm community that is allowing our family to strengthen and deepen our Jewish identity.
The Kimmel-Krell Family
members since 2016

Welcoming

We started our temple search at CBT and never made it anywhere else. We have found a diverse, warm community that is allowing our family to strengthen and deepen our Jewish identity.
The Kimmel-Krell Family
members since 2016
With gratitude--B'nai Tikvah offers me an open minded spiritual home filled with music, friendship,  classes that promote love of Judaism, warm, welcoming, thoughtful and musically beautiful Shabbat and holiday services and a place to continue my commitment to social justice.
Cookie Svingos
member since 2005

Social Justice

With gratitude–B’nai Tikvah offers me an open minded spiritual home filled with music, friendship, classes that promote love of Judaism, warm, welcoming, thoughtful and musically beautiful Shabbat and holiday services and a place to continue my commitment to social justice.
Cookie Svingos
member since 2005

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