How many Rabbis does CBI have?
We currently have two Rabbis. Rabbi Steve Folberg is our Senior Rabbi, and Rabbi Sam Rose is our Assistant Rabbi. In July 2014, we will add a third, Rabbi Rebecca Epstein, who will be CBI's Rabbi Educator.
How many members does CBI have? What are the demographics?
We currently have 640 families. CBI is a multi-generational congregation - from young adults to young families to empty nesters to seniors - we have them all.
What are the benefits of joining?
On top of the regular benefits of membership like High Holy Day tickets, access to summer camps and retreats, congregation dinners and more, our Rabbis, staff, and members will be there to support you through life's challenges and joys. You will also be supporting our synagogue and the great programs we offer. Our members find they get back much more than they pay for.
How do I join CBI ?
Call Pam Hanna, our Membership Director at (512) 454-6806 and she'll guide you through the process. Or you can fill out the pdf application or online form and we'll be in touch as soon as we receive it.
What if I can't afford membership dues?
To support our congregation, we rely primarily on annual commitments made by our members. While no one is ever turned away because of a lack of financial resources, we ask you to "give as G-d has blessed you." The annual commitment includes many congregational services, such as religious and Hebrew school (except for books and out of town retreats); B'nei Mitzvah preparation; adult education; High Holiday tickets; life cycle events, discounted cemetery plots and clergy counseling. When you turn in your membership application, our VP of Membership Relations will contact you to discuss your annual commitment.