What’s Happening at CBI

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel

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

Congregation Beth Israel is the dynamic, vibrant center for Jewish life in the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding 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.


Family Trivia Night

Family Trivia Night

April 15, 2023

CBI is hosting a Jewish Trivia Night and Community Potluck Dinner on Saturday evening, April 15 at 6 pm. Bring your family! Invite your Chavurah! Put together a team! (If you are flying solo that evening, we will happily assign you to a team.)

Ahead of Time

Yom HaShoah Film & Speaker

April 18, 2023

On Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 pm, in observance of Yom HaShoah, CBI presents “Ahead of Time,” an award-winning documentary about the life and times of Ruth Gruber. Zeva Oelbaum, founder of Reel Inheritance Films and producer of this film, will join us by Zoom for a Q&A after the film. We will end the evening with the recitation of the Kaddish as we remember the 6 million Jews (and millions of others) who perished in the Holocaust.

Talent Show

Celebrate Israeli Independence

April 30, 2023

This month we celebrate the modern state of Israel’s 75th anniversary. Join us Sunday, April 30 as we enjoy a Yom HaAtzmaut carnival at the end of our Hesed Academy school day. We will start our celebration at noon which will include face painting, an arts and crafts project, cupcake walk, some Israeli folk dancing and a nosh of Israeli foods.