Welcome to Congregation B’nai Israel!
The only Conservative Egalitarian Synagogue in St.Catharines and the Niagara Region

Interested in becoming a member of CBI? Download a membership form here!


We are a diverse Jewish community which respects the wisdom of its traditions and embraces the family and children. With programs for youth, young adults, families and the elderly there is something for everyone!


Read about how our Rabbi is reaching out to the local community here!


High Holiday Seat Policy – 2016

Members – Full and Associate N/C
Dependent Children of Members N/C
Students in full-time attendance at an educational institution N/C
Adult non-dependent Children of Members $75.00
Dependent Children of Guests N/C
All other Guests including Relatives and Guests of Members $100.00

Members will not be issued tickets and will enter the synagogue in their usual way.


Guest tickets can be purchased:

  • From CanadaHelps.org. You will receive your tickets immediately by email as well as your tax receipt.
  • You may also call the office (905-685-6767) during business hours to make ticket arrangements. Office hours are Monday-Wednesday from 10am-2pm (except for Sept. 5th and 21st).

It is important for guests to purchase tickets prior to Yontif. This year all guests will be issued tickets to be shown on entry to the synagogue for High Holiday services. We will have our usual security outside the synagogue, with Chris Duller sitting inside in the entrance foyer acting as our interior security and checking tickets.
All guests without tickets will be identified by Chris, by name, telephone number, address, or email address. Of course, we will let them enter the sanctuary for services, giving them a ticket to present when they return for subsequent services. We will follow up for payment after Yontif.

Tickets purchased before September 26th will be mailed to you.
Tickets purchased between September 26th and September 28th will be available from Chris at the door.

Our adult education classes have started!

To read about our classes click here.

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See the article about us in the CJN here
and in the St.Catharines Standard here!

Fresh and local Montreal-style bagels and challahs are available on special order from The Bagel Oven!

(All items are baked under the careful supervision of Congregation B’nai Israel’s (CBI) mashgiach in the CBI kitchen.)

Visit The Bagel Oven page to place your order!


Israeli Dancing classes!

When: Wednesday nights at 5:00pm.

How much: $5 a class. These are drop-in classes, so come join us!

Want to practice at home? You can find the music here.