Writing Hebrew and Arabic

Weekly, beginning July 16th at 7:00pm. In Person!!!

In this class you will:
Learn to write Hebrew Script (not block letters!)
Learn Basic Hebrew Words and Phrases
Learn Basic Arabic Words and Phrases
Learn about the relationship between Hebrew and Arabic
And More!
Free – though there is a book to buy and open to members of Bangor synagogues or by permission from the instructor.

AI and Jew

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence and its Jewish Ethical Implications

Join us for a deep dive into what artificial intelligence is, what it is not, and what we ought to be mindful of from a Jewish perspective.

August 1st at 7:00pm, In-Person or Online (Zoom link available upon request)

Tisha B’Av

Join us for a reading of Eicha/Lamentations

August 12th, Time TBD

EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL

The oldest, continuously functioning synagogue in Maine

If you’re looking for a welcoming Jewish place of worship in Bangor, Maine, come to Congregation Beth Israel.

Our Jewish learning center and synagogue offers you the opportunity to:

  • Build strong relationships with members of the Bangor Jewish community
  • Empower others to embrace diversity and fight for social justice
  • Improve your Hebrew literacy skills through Jewish group learning

Join us for Shabbat or weekday services to see what Congregation Beth Israel is all about.

Upcoming Events

Join us for Sunday Minyanim

Our Sunday morning minyan is a great time to connect with other members of the community.  We occasionally host breakfasts and talks after minyan.  This is also a great “learning minyan.”  We’ll instruct how to lay tefillin, the order of prayer, and more.

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What are we reading this week?Parashat Balak 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת בָּלָק20 July 2024 / 14 Tamuz 5784"Balak tells the story of the Moabite king Balak, who hires Balaam to curse the Israelites. Balaam’s donkey speaks along the way, and Balaam ends up blessing the Israelites. The portion ends with a story about Israelite men sinning with Moabite women and the stabbing of an Israelite and a Midianite." (from Hebcal)Numbers 22:2-4Numbers 22:5-7Numbers 22:8-12Numbers 22:13-20Numbers 22:21-27Numbers 22:28-30Numbers 22:31-38maf: 22:36-38Alternate Haftarah: Micah 5:1-8 Have a good week, friends ✡ 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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Mark your calendars for an upcoming public talk with Brian Kresge!WHAT: AI and JEW: Demystifying Artificial Intelligence and its Jewish Ethical ImplicationsWHEN: August 1stTIME: 7:00 PMWHERE: In-person at CBI or onlineJoin us on August 1st at 7:00 PM as Brian Kresge leads us through a deep-dive discussion about what artificial intelligence is, what it is not, and what we ought to be mindful of from a Jewish perspective.Brian Kresge is a leading software engineer with 30 years of professional experience in health technology and other verticals. He is also a rabbinical student. His work in applying AI and Machine learning to CMS Medicare utilization data recently helped identify a massive, durable medical equipment fraud scheme.* This is a JCEA-sponsored event and is open to the Jewish community. ... See MoreSee Less
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