At this time, Congregation B’nai Israel’s Library collection is available to its members by appointment. We currently have a volunteer vacancy for a librarian. Our collection of print materials includes prayer books, Tanach, Torah, and Talmud for reference reading and study. You may wish to complement your existing knowledge with materials and insights from around the world.

There are numerous valuable educational sites to help you further your study and learn independently.  As we discover more, they will be added here.

Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

Musical Exploration

  • Hadar Institute - a non-profit empowering Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed.
  • Jewish Music – videos and audio recordings of Jewish music
  • Yiddish Radio Project – musical exploration of remaining recordings from the Golden Age of Yiddish Radio
  • Jewish Rock Radio – turn your speakers on and live stream contemporary Jewish Music, including what’s popular in Israel! JRR is the flagship initiative of Judaism Alive, a non-profit that seeks to strengthen Jewish identity and engagement for youth and young adults through the power of music.
  • PJ Library Radio – fun, kid-centric, Jewish music to your family’s mobile and streaming devices.

Kosher Kitchen

The CBI kitchen, managed by the CBI Sisterhood, is the only kosher commercial kitchen in the state of New Mexico. Staffed by employees of Sharon Levin, owner of Gourmet-to-Go, the well-equipped meat and dairy kitchens serve the needs of our synagogue. Kiddush lunches are served after Saturday services, congregation special holidays are celebrated with wonderful meals, and special events are catered for congregants. CBI organizations also prepare food in the kitchens after scheduling with Sharon or the kitchen liaison with the Sisterhood Board.

Facilities Rental

Rental Facilities are Available at CBI for Private Events. Please call the office to inquire about renting any of our facilities.

Social Hall

We have a large social hall which can be divided up into two rooms (two social halls). The large side can hold up to 216 people and the smaller side holds up to 195 people.

Rental Fees:

  • Members $2.00/person – Minimum of $180.00/day
  • Not for Profits $3.00/person – Minimum of $270.00/day
  • Others: $4.00/person – Minimum of $350.00/day

Fees do not include catering and use of the kitchen. You may call Sharon Levin, Manager of Gourmet-to-Go (catering business) for kosher catering at 505-804-8000. Non-kosher food is not allowed in the synagogue. Any food coming in from outside must be approved by our Rabbi.

If you would like to have a kiddush luncheon for bar/bat mitzvahs, you may sponsor a kiddush luncheon for $350. Extra fees may apply.

Sanctuary

$500.00/day regardless of the duration of occupancy.

Parking Lot Rental

$1000.00/day

Please call the Administrator at CBI if you are interested in renting the social hall or parking lot at 505-266-0155 or email: office@bnaiisrael-nm.org.