Upcoming Events

At Home with CBI

We’re kicking off At Home with CBI with an  Early Valentines Dinner co-hosted by Angelica & Marshal Blatt and Shel & Scott Lyons on February 2, 2019.  Bring a lover or bring a friend, you won’t want to miss this elegant dinner catered by Chef Christine McEnery and paired with Mercy Vineyard wines.  Space is limited.  $180 per couple.  To reserve your seat, call the CBI office. 831.624.2015

Addition At Home events this spring:

March 23rd – Purim Party at CBI.  Enjoy music by Andrea’s Fault Quarter with plenty of food and drink.

March 30th – Wine and Dessert at the home of Toni and Rory Lakind.  Toni is known for her delicious desserts and is eager to show off her beautiful Carmel Valley home.

April 14th – Bragging Brunch at the home of Rosemary Lande.  Brag about your grand kids, your kids, your pets.  You know you want to!

June 8th – Behind the scenes at Monterey Museum hosted by Julie and Stewart Chase.  Last year this event sold out and was enjoyed by all who attended.

Todah Rabah ~ Thank You

The support from the community has been incredible and overwhelming in a really good way.  From the overflowing presence in the Temple on Tuesday night to the personal phone calls from concerned friends to thoughtful gestures from other faith based organizations, we feel very blessed.  We are blessed with amazing spiritual leaders like Cantor Alisa Fineman, Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum, and Rabbi Jeff Schulman.  We are blessed with caring community leaders like Representative Jimmy Panetta.  We are blessed with so many friends in the local Faith Community.  We are blessed with our faith.  

But we can’t forget what brought us here.  The massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue was a senseless act of antisemitism that cannot be forgotten.  The lives that were lost will never be returned.  We can’t let this happen again.  The board of trustees is putting together a task force to address the issue of security at Congregation Beth Israel.  We know we cannot fulfill our mission to be a welcoming and inclusive center for Jewish life if we don’t feel safe on our Synagogue.  

Joyce Fienberg, Richard Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, Daniel Stein, Melvin Wax, Irving Younger, may their memories be a blessing.


Last four photos by: Nic Coury/Monterey County Weekly

Community Shabbat Dinner

Join us Friday December 28th at 6:30 PM for our monthly Community Shabbat Dinner.  This month we will have a taco bar with vegetarian and vegan option.  Savor a sense of community and food worthy of celebration.  Join us as we offer blessings for the bread and wine and sing traditional songs to begin our gatherings.  Children are welcome.  Evening services follow if you wish to attend.
Please call the CBI office for reservations. Members: $13 for Adults, $5 for Kids under 13.  Others: $23 for Adults, $10 for Kids under 13.  

Jewish Food
Festival 2019
August 25, 10am to 4pm

Carmel Jewish Film Festival 2019
March 2-17



  • Sanctuary_2_2018
  • ShofarOnBeachMedRes
  • Jewish-Food-Fest-2015-3575


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.