Click the photo above to follow the link to our registration for our congregational retreat Friday, May 26th- Sunday, May 28th.


Monday, May 15
7:00-8:30 pm  Death Café (CABI Social Hall)

Death Café is an international movement. At a Death Café, people gather to drink tea, eat cake, and discuss death in an accessible, respectful and confidential space, without imposing a set agenda, measured outcome, or strict theme. Our evening’s Death Café welcomes CABI members, along with people from the community. Experienced facilitators, including some of our congregants, will lead our small group discussions.

No pre-registration is required. Just show up and join in the lively and thought‑provoking conversation! There is no fee, though Death Café welcomes donations. For more information about this international movement, see Questions about our gathering? Contact Sandy Berenter at 323-0098.

Friday, May 19
Early Bird Shabbat Unplugged (CABI Social Hall)

This Friday, join us for our monthly Early Bird Shabbat Unplugged:
5:30 pm Shmooze over snacks, beer and wine before the Shabbat service
6:30 pm Musical 1-hour service in the round featuring our Early Bird Shabbat Unplugged band

Saturday, May 20
This Saturday, May 20, CABI is offering three different ways to celebrate Shabbat:

Traditional Shabbat Morning Service & Torah Reading
10:00 am (CABI Sanctuary)
As always on Saturday morning, there will be a traditional Shabbat morning service and Torah reading using the Conservative Lev Shalem siddur. Join us for a short Kiddush in the Social Hall after the service.

Alternative Shabbat Yoga & Meditation Service
10:00 am (On the large lawn at CABI)
CABI will offer an alternative sha’charit (morning) service practiced through meditation and yoga on the large lawn at CABI with Yogi Kathryn Shapero. All experience levels and ages are welcome to join but we ask you are able to maintain quiet for 40 minutes. After the service you are welcome to join the rest of the congregation for a Torah service and kiddush lunch. Please bring a yoga mat. Questions? Contact Nemmie Stieha at

Shabbat Afternoon Malka
2:00-4:00 pm (CABI Social Hall)
In Hebrew, malka means “queen,” and the word is often used to represent Shabbat. A malka is also a Shabbat afternoon celebration to help us bid goodbye to Shabbat (albeit a little early given the later time of sunset). We will discuss the counting of the Omer and study the Blessing of the New Month. Please bring a dairy or pareve dish to share. Questions? Contact Molly O’Shea: or 208-863-8384 or Haya Kinberg: or (360) 280-8202.

Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28
Shabbat on the Lake congregational retreat (McCall)

For more information or to register, click here. Questions? or 343-6601, ext. 3.

Coming in June

Thursday, June 15 & Friday, June 16
11:00 am – 8:00 pm  Deli Days: Idaho’s Jewish Festival

CABI’s signature annual fund raiser, this year serving hot corned beef and pastrami sandwiches in addition to bagels and lox, fabulous pickles, local beer & wine, and the traditional home-baked Jewish sweets you look forward to every year. Live music throughout the day, featuring Jewish musicians, composers and arrangers. Tours of the historic synagogue, too. Join us!