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About Us

Our Story

Congregation B’nai Tikvah Synagogue was established in 1972 in Washington Township. Congregation Beth Israel was founded in 1928 in Woodbury. In 2010, Congregations B’nai Tikvah and Beth Israel merged into Congregation B’nai Tikvah Beth Israel.

The congregation is governed by a board of trustees elected by the general membership. General membership meetings are held periodically and all congregants are encouraged to participate on committees.

CBTBI is active in the community and participates in interfaith services and dialogue to promote harmonious relationships among people of all faiths and nationalities.

We are driven by values

The CBTBI community strives to be inclusive and welcoming to people of all backgrounds and levels of observance. We aim to create an environment where individuals feel accepted and supported, regardless of their Jewish knowledge or experience.

We provide a support network for our members. In times of joy and sorrow, members rally around one another to offer help, comfort, and assistance. This communal support strengthens the bonds among members and fosters a sense of unity.

Here to Help

We are here to answer any questions you may have about membership. We are happy to work with you and welcome you as a part of our community. Please contact us for more information.

Deeply Committed

We are committed to nurturing a welcoming environment for our synagogue community. We welcome all who are striving to learn more about Judaism and spirituality.

Affordable Dues

Our synagogue has one of the most affordable due structures in South Jersey, but we realize that not everyone can afford the full membership fee. We offer financial assistance to members who demonstrate need.

A Singular Purpose

The core purpose of a synagogue community is to provide a space for religious services and observances. Members come together for regular prayer services on Fridays and Saturdays, and special holiday celebrations. The CBTBI community is led by a rabbi, who acts as the spiritual leader, guiding the congregation in matters of faith, providing teachings, and offering pastoral care and support. CBTBI serves as a spiritual and social anchor for its members, providing a sense of identity, purpose, and belonging within the larger Jewish tradition.

Benjamin Negin


Rachel Dvash Schoenfeld


Wendy Marder

Education Director