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.

Right Now at CBI

COVID-19 Response: For the safety of our community the building is currently closed but our vibrant synagogue life continues. Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum, Suzanne Guinane and the office team are replying to emails and phone messages. As much as possible it’s business as usual so please don’t hesitate to be in touch. As we shelter in place, please wear a mask, wash hands and social distance. Until we can be physically together again, we pray for the world to heal and that our community will know that we are here for you, now and in the future.

Caring Committee: CBI has an active caring community. If you are in need of help, please contact the office and we will reach out to see how we may help.

Virtual Shabbat Services: Our very popular virtual Shabbat Services are being led by Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantorial Soloist Suzanne Guinane every Friday at 7:30 PM, via Zoom. The link is in the weekly and Wednesday eblast’s, or you may call the office, 831-624-2015, to receive the link.. Saturday Torah Study is led by Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum also on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Religious School is in full swing. Please contact Suzanne or the CBI office to enroll.


 Event # 1  Magic Show & Meal with Magician Josh Logan

A Family Event with a Pizza Dinner Option
Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:30 PM log on & schmooze  Show begins at 6:00 PM

Click Here for more information
View Josh Here

 Event #2  UnReined
Winner: The Winnie Award for International Documentary from the Equus Film 
and Arts Fest!

Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:00 AM

Click Here for more information
View Trailer Here

Event #3    Budapest Noir  – Film & Filmmaker Q&A
Zoom Discussion with the Director Éva Gardós

Sunday, February 7, 2021  4:00 PM
Click Here for more information
View Trailer Here

 Event #4   Champagne, Chocolates, Flowers & Love Songs
Cantorial Soloist Suzanne Guinane & pianist Pauline Troia perform love songs from the Jewish liturgy
Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:00 PM

Click Here for more information

 Event #5   Ladies Paint Night 
with Paul Richmond (Adults Only)
Saturday March 13, 2021  7:00-9:00 PM

Click Here for more information

Event #6  White Supremacy Here & Abroad
 Dr. Jason Blazakis

Heavy Hors’ does Wine &  Cheese 
Saturday, May 22 or Sunday, May 23, 2021
5:00-6:00 PMMeet & Greet
6:00-7:00  PM Speaker 

Click Here for more information