Upcoming Events

Fiddler on The Roof Purim Spiel March 20th, 5:30 pm

Join the fun as our sanctuary transforms into Anatevka.  Come cheer for Ester and boo at Hamen.  Followed by a pizza dinner, everyone will leave satisfied.  

At Home with CBI 2019

We are excited to invite you and our friends to our 7th At Home with CBI, a series of captivating gatherings, fabulous soirée, and friendly get-togethers.
There are 8 outstanding events to choose from. Our generous hosts have outdone themselves designing these events that support our congregation.
As you review the “menu of possibilities” think about friends outside our CBI family that would enjoy attending with you. What a great way to connect with friends, meet new people and have a great time while supporting our congregation!

For more information of the events go to our At Home Page

Our next event:  April 7th – Creative Blossoming Workshop – Sponsored by Janet Steinberg, Art Therapist and Illia Thompson, Memoir Specialist – Through gently guided prompts you will experience the joy of self discovery in a new way.  Be prepared to be encouraged and inspired as Janet & Illia offer you tools for ongoing enrichment.  $150 for the full day workshop.  All materials and lunch will be provided. Limited space.  Please call the CBI office for reservations

Community Passover Seder 5779-2019 
Saturday, April 20 at 6PM

Please join us for our annual festive Community Passover Seder co-led by Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantor Alisa Fineman. Dinner will be served in our social hall.

Traditional Dinner Menu: Chicken soup with matzo balls, Gefilte fish, Savory horseradish, Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onion and Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Smashed Potatoes, Fresh Fruit Cup or Dessert, Ceremonial wine, Dinner wine, Grape juice for kids, and a Traditional Seder Plate on every table. Vegetarian and Kids meal options are available upon request.

The cost for CBI members is $55 for adult and $30 for children 12 and under.  Non member cost is $65 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under.  Please email your reservation request to shalomcbi@aol.com or call the office with credit card information (831 624 2015) by April 13.  Because of demand we can only accommodate the first 150 participants. Only confirmed and paid reservations received by April 13 can be guaranteed.  In order to begin our Seder promptly at 6:15 PM, we ask that you be seated by 6:00 PM.

Community Shabbat Dinner

Join us Friday March 29th for our monthly Community Shabbat Dinner.   Seating starts at 6:15pm.  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. 
We do our best to accommodate everyone.  If you decide at the last minute you want to join us, we will do our best to make room.  We only ask that you wait in the foyer until all the reservations have been seated and additional place settings have been set to accommodate the additional seating needed.

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

Carmel Jewish Film Festival 2019
March 2-17



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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.