Youth Education


More on the CBZ Children's Learning Center will be posted soon.

Our Children's Learning Center's mission is to instill pride in our Jewish identity and heritage.

Classes are on Jewish History, Jewish Customs, Holiday Songs, and of course,
learning to read, write and speak the Hebrew Alphabet and Language.
The CBZ Learning Center objective is to make our classes instructive, participatory… and fun.

The High Holidays Schedule

Sept 8 — Erev Rosh Hashanah Services at 7:00 PM
Sept 9 & 10 —Rosh Hashanah Services at 9:00 AM (Holiday Kiddush following services on September 9th)
Sept 17 — Kol Nidre Services at 7:00 PM
Sept 18 — Yom Kippur Services at 9:00 AM (Yizkor) (BreaktheFast meal following Neilah & Havdalah)
Sept 19 — decorate the Sukkah at 4:00 PM Sept 22 — Erev Sukkot
Sept 25—Chol Hamoed Shabbat: Israel Bonds sponsored Kiddush luncheon following morning services.
Sept 30 — Shemini Atzeret (Yizkor) Services at 9:30AM

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Rabbi Shimon Dudai far right and teachers in back row L-R: Linda Solomon, Simi Emanuel, and Deborah Schlein,
and the students of the Family Learning Center of Congregation B’nai Zion, Key West,
gather in the synagogue’s sanctuary to learn about and discuss the meaning of Hanukkah or Hanuka or Chanukah.

This joyous Jewish holiday begins this year on Sunday, December1-9, 2010 (the 25th day of Kislev)
and continues for eight day until sundown on December 9.

Hanukkah, also called the “Festival of Lights,” commemorates
the miraculous victory of the Maccabees over the Assyrians in 165 B.C.E,.

and the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem which had been destroyed by them.
Each night of the festival an additional candle is lit until the last night when eight candles are burning.


According to tradition, when the Temple was re-captured, only one small vessel of consecrated oil,
enough for just one day was found.

Miraculously, it sufficed for eight days until new oil could be prepared and the festival
was established for this length of time to commemorate the miracle.


Adult Education


Congregation B'nai Zion strives to offer a variety of opportunities for adult studies
to accommodate its diverse membership.

On Wednesday Nights Rabbi Dudai 's " Judaism 101 " class will meet in the Bernstein library.

The program includes:
Ability to follow and participate meaningfully in Shabbat and Holy Days Prayers.
* The meaning and practice of Holy Days *
* Understanding the structure of Bible and Talmud *
* Overview of Jewish History from Antiquity to Modern Times *
* Jewish Traditions and Customs *
* Basic Hebrew Reading and Much more *

Classes are conducted in an informal format, which is conducive to a lively exchange of ideas.
The discussions are intellectually stimulating and instructive and open to all.

Cantor Dr. John Kreinces offers classes to help with Saturday Morning Shabbat Prayers
as well as for Bar and Bat Mitzvah Trope Training.
Dr. John is the B'nai Zion Chorus Director and the author/cantor
of a wonderful Shabbat Morning Service CD and an amazing Rosh Hashana High Holidays CD .
Both CD's are available in the Gift Shop.



Congregation B'nai Zion
750 United Street · Key West, FL 33040