Commitment Through Ritual

Jewish life is enriched by the rituals attached to the milestones that punctuate our lives. The sanctity of Jewish ritual binds us to generations of Jews who have come before us and to the continuity of our people. We create significant memories by sharing these times with family and friends.

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Many of our Religious School students choose to continue their education after their Bar or Bat Mitzvah and “confirm” their commitment to Jewish life. This is often recognized at the end of their 10th grade year, usually around Shavuot, with a confirmation ceremony. Most of our confirmation students travel to Israel together after the ceremony. This trip is one of the highlights of our students’ Jewish education here at CBI, strengthening their bonds with each other and connecting them to Israel in the most profound way.

Religious School Graduation

When sorrow comes, our clergy knows how to be there to support you in loving, and meaningful ways. Religious School graduation is an important milestone in a Jewish teen’s life. Their final years in Religious School prepare our students to participate in Jewish life within and beyond CBI, and we commemorate this with a graduation ceremony. Our mission is for our graduates to carry Judaism with them as they go into the world.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah

Our Adult B’nai Mitzvah program provides a chance for adults who have never had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah to participate in group study that will culminate in being called to the Torah and leading Shabbat Services. Past participants have commented that the Adult B’nai Mitzvah experience has helped strengthen their Jewish identity and enhanced their connections to our Jewish community in ways they never imagined.

For more information, please contact Joanna Horowitz, Clergy Administrator at 561.241.8118.


Conversion to Judaism is a significant act of personal religious commitment, and we warmly welcome those who are considering becoming Jewish to begin the process with us. Those interested in the possibility of conversion are asked to meet with one of our Rabbis prior to beginning their study. The Introduction to Judaism class offered at Congregation B’nai Israel is in conjunction with The Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis who will provide a base from which the conversion process can begin.

For more information, please contact Joanna Horowitz, Clergy Administrator at 561.241.8118