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Special Announcements

Until further notice, all services and meetings at BHBI are canceled due to the COVID-19 health crisis and the resulting need to reduce public gatherings. Please contact the synagogue at if you have questions or concerns.

Information from the Federation on the COVID-19 crisis can be found here. For community resources, click here.

Sunday Morning Service at 9am will now be live streamed! All are welcome! To join the service, click on this Zoom link. Recent guidance from the Conservative Movement's Committee on Jewish Law, found here, allows the possibility to say the mourner's kaddish if 10 or more join with enabled audio and video, during a time of emergency when local synagogues have been closed for the duration of the crisis.

  • Monday, May 11, 7:30pm, Board of Trustees Meeting on Zoom
  • Wednesday, May 20, 7:30pm, Torah Study on Zoom
  • Thursday, May 28, Erev Shavuot
  • Friday, May 29, Shavuot 1st Day
  • Saturday, May 30, Shavuot 2nd Day
  • Sunday, May 31, 3pm, BHBI Annual Membership Meeting - on Zoom. To connect for audio only you may call from any phone (646) 876-9923, meeting ID 946 7687 6621

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BHBI Monthly Events Calendar - May 2020

Friday May 1   Erev Shabbat (candle lighting 7:54 pm)
Saturday May 2   Shabbat Morning (Torah: Acharei Mot / Kedoshim)
Sunday May 3 9:00 am Service live streamed on Zoom, click here to join.
Friday May 8   Erev Shabbat (candle lighting 8:02 pm)
Saturday May 9   Shabbat Morning (Torah: Emor)
Sunday  May 10 9:00 am Service live streamed on Zoom, click here to join.
Monday May 11 7:30 pm BHBI Board of Trustees Meeting via Zoom
Friday May 15   Erev Shabbat (candle lighting 8:10 pm)
Saturday May 16   Shabbat Morning (Torah: Behar / Bechukotai)
Sunday May 17 9:00 am Service live streamed on Zoom, click here to join.
Wednesday May 20 7:30 pm Small Shul Collaborative Torah Study via Zoom, click here to join.
Friday May 22   Erev Shabbat (candle lighting 8:17 pm)
Saturday May 23   Shabbat Morning and Blessing for the New Month (Torah: Bamidbar)
Sunday May 24 9:00 am Service live streamed on Zoom, click here to join.
Thursday May 28   Erev Shavuot (candle lighting 8:22 pm)
Friday May 29   Shavuot 1st Day
Friday May 29   Erev Shabbat and Erev Shavuot 2nd Day (light candles 8:23 pm from a pre-existing flame).
Saturday May 30   Shabbat Morning and Shavuot 2nd Day (Torah: Shavuot)
Sunday May 31 9:00 am  Service live streamed on Zoom, click here to join.
Sunday May 31 3:00 pm BHBI Annual Membership Meeting

Community Events Calendars

Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester

Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester (JCC)

Congregation Beth Hamedresh - Beth Israel (BHBI)
1369 East Avenue  •  Rochester, NY 14610  •  (585) 244-2060