Vote ARZA in the World Zionist Congress Elections

Voting Ends on March 11.

If enough liberal Jews vote in this election, once again we will assure that the liberal religious community receives both economic support and justice within Israel. It costs $7.50 to register and vote ($5.00 for those under 25). You must be Jewish and over 18 to vote. Make sure you vote for the ARZA ticket that supports Reform Judaism in Israel today. Each Jewish adult in your household can vote. Please do so! Call Rabbi Greenbaum if you need assistance with the voting process. You can even come to CBI and vote using his office computer if you need additional help or do not have a computer at home. Click here to vote.

March 7th – March 22nd

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the Carmel Jewish Film Festival

Click here to purchase tickets 

for the Carmel Jewish Film Festival

Celebrate Purim
Sunday March 8 – Purim Carnival 10:30 AM -12:00
Wednesday, March 11 – Sound of Purim Spiel – 5:45 PM

Join us on Thursday, April 9 at 6 PM Please join us for our annual festive Passover Seder on Thursday, April 9, at 6PM!   The Seder will be co-led by Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantor Alisa Fineman. Dinner will be served in the social hall of Congregation Beth Israel. Reservations required by April 1. The reservation form is available here.

Community Shabbat Dinner

On Friday, March 13 at 6:00 PM there will be a Children’s Music Service followed by dinner at 6:45 PM where we’ll honor the Kolinsky Family for all they have contributed to our congregation.  We gather to wish them well as they leave our community.  We’ll have a scrapbook so please bring any pictures or thoughts you would like to share. Evening services follow at 7:45PM

Join with us on March 27 at 6:30 PM for our regular month-end dinner. Both Shabbat dinners will be prepared by Malina Breaux and her entourage of assistants.  Savor a sense of community and food worthy of celebration.  Join us as we offer blessings for the bread and wine and sing traditional music to begin our gatherings.

Evening services follow at 7:30.
Call the CBI office for reservations. Members $13.00, non-members $20, Children $5

Jewish Food
Festival 2020
August 23, 10 to 4

Carmel Jewish Film Festival 2020
March 7-22


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Congregation Beth Israel’s mission is to be a welcoming and inclusive center for Jewish life in the Monterey Peninsula area.


As a center for Jewish life in our area, accessible to Jews of all backgrounds and their families, Congregation Beth Israel will serve as a house of prayer, a house of study, and a house of community, consistent with Jewish values and ethics.


Congregation Beth Israel is the dynamic, vibrant center for Jewish life in the Monterey Peninsula area.  Our members celebrate and nurture relationships with God and with each other while respecting and wrestling with our Jewish tradition. 
Our doors are open to all who seek the guidance of our Jewish faith. We strive to make a positive impact on our community, the environment, and on the human condition through Tikkun Olam.