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Thank you for your patience as we continue to keep our congregational family safe during this time. The past 15 months have been a remarkable journey and we couldn’t have asked for better partners along the way. As we look towards the ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ we hope you will join us in our spaces. Keep reading for details.

Updated August 6

Worship Services

Our Talmud teaches that “when the plague is at your door, stay home.” As the City of Austin has officially moved to Stage 5 of Austin Public Health’s risk-based guidelines, we have made the difficult decision that CBI will return to an online-only model for Shabbat worship. We are taking this step to protect our members, guests and staff and, equally important, to support the City of Austin’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID by limiting opportunities for transmission at in-person services. 

We speak for our entire leadership team when we say that we have truly enjoyed gathering with our members in our sanctuary. We hope that taking this step will help our area return to a less restrictive stage in which we can be together again and will keep you updated as circumstances and plans evolve.

CBI's online Shabbat services are available from our Livestream page.

CBI Administrative Offices

The CBI administrative office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday starting June 1. However, we ask that you let us know you are coming to make sure there is someone to let you in. All staff and visitors are required to wear masks in common areas.


Clergy Office

The clergy office is open by appointment only. All staff and visitors are required to wear masks in common areas.



CBI is now offering  in-person Shabbat services in our Sanctuary. No registration is required.

  • We continue to ask that masks will be worn upon entering the sanctuary and throughout the service.
  • CBI is monitoring guidance from the CDC, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin Public Health, and a consulting epidemiologist.
  • If current trends continue, CBI expects to maintain these practices. However, should the local situation change, we may have to place additional restrictions on in-person attendance.
  • Because some of us are not yet comfortable with close personal contact such as hugging, we are offering an optional colored wrist band you can wear to indicate your level of comfort: red means you are not comfortable with hugging, yellow means you want to be asked first, and green means you would love a hug.
  • If you do not feel comfortable coming to the building, we completely understand. CBI will continue to stream Shabbat services at
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