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Lay Leadership

Congregation Beth Israel has a long tradition of lay leadership in our worship settings. Members are invited to lead Shacharit (the morning service), lead Musaf (the additional service), read or chant a section of Torah, chant a Haftarah, offer a D'var Torah (thoughtful reflections on an aspect of the Torah portion), or welcome attendees by being an Usher. If you think you might like to try one of these roles but could use some personal instruction, contact Rabbi Tom Gutherz at (434) 295-6382, ext. 401 or email

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Giving to CBI

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“The work of righteousness shall be peace, and the fruits of tzedakah quietness and confidence.” – Isaiah 32:17