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Big Things Are Happening!

In 2022, the sanctuary of Congregation B'nai Israel is going to be renovated to meet the needs of our congregants today, tomorrow and into the future! We are grateful to major donors who have helped up get to our goal to cover construction costs. We know that in today's market, there are likely to be unforeseen expenses. That's why we are asking YOU to be part of something exciting! Help us lead the way into the future. For more information about the renovation highlights, click here. For details on the additional aesthetics needs, not covered in construction costs, click here.

To make your donation to the Sanctuary Renovation, click here!

Kiddush lunch has returned! If you are interested in sponsoring a Kiddush, click here.

Click here to sign up to attend our first Hanukkah Party in two years!


It's not too late to make a donation in support of Wish Upon a Star!
Every dollar donated helps us fulfill the wishes of a child. Any amount helps! $50 will fulfill one child's wish list.
Click Here to make a donation to the Social Action fund with a note that it is for Wish Upon A Star.


Welcome to Congregation B'nai Israel! I am so very proud of our community, and I look forward to welcoming you to our special place. Congregation B'nai Israel is a diverse and dedicated community that has provided a space for Jewish life for over 85 years in Gainesville. Here, you will find Jews of all backgrounds and beliefs who are united in the desire to celebrate our connection to tradition with modern sensibilities. We consider ourselves open and creative, and yet we want to foster that connection with ancient tradition. We have many different worship services, classes, community activities, and social action projects that we hope will inspire you. Additionally, we strive to be a congregation that is responsive to your particular interests and needs and is open to your ideas and participation. We are large enough to provide a great many activities and yet small enough to accommodate everyone regardless of their level of experience or previous affiliation. We truly welcome all!

Jewish life in Gainesville can be challenging, but many have found their Jewish voice in our community. I am available to you at any time and look forward to personally getting to know you and welcoming you to our community and congregation! Shalom!

- Rabbi David Kaiman



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