JCM United opens Abraham’s Tent Soup Kitchen

Volunteers are needed to help prepare meals for the hungry and our outdoor living neighbors on Thursday nights.

Abraham’s Tent Soup Kitchen begins Thursday, November 21!  Each Thursday (excluding Thanksgiving) 5 volunteers from each of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities (15 total per Thursday) are needed to prepare and serve the dinner, supervised by Chef Agha Bilal.  We ask you to show up by 3 PM. The work will finish around 6 PM. Meet at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 390 Elm Avenue, Seaside.

To register for volunteering, click here.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Join us as we gather with 13 other religious communities for an Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service. Members of the Interfaith Outreach of Carmel (IOC) will join together at the Carmel Mission on Tuesday, November 26 beginning at 7:00 PM. The service will include singing, possibly by the Carmel Mission Choir and the Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir. Those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Food Bank for Monterey County. A dessert reception will follow the service. Feel free to bring a dessert to share for the gathering after the service.

Have You Sent in Your Annual Pledge Forms?

When asked “Why do you pledge?”  
I recognize there are true costs to running the synagogue ~ And my pledge feels like a fair price to pay for a vibrant Jewish Community.  ~~ a short green person.
This year I upped my pledge.  Up yours? ~~ Marsha Kelley
I believe that if people have the wherewithal they should contribute more because others can’t.  It’s nothing magical.  ~~ Bob Fenton
Because somebody’s got to hold up the roof. ~~ Anonymous
See our Membership Page for all Memebership and Pledge forms.

CBI Goes to The Theater

Check out this year’s lineup of great theatre productions in our CBI Goes to the Theatre series. Tickets on sale now! Call the CBI office to reserve your group rate tickets.

Chicago December 7th – 7:30 ~ Golden Bough

Rock Legends January 7, 2020 7:30 ~ Golden Bough  They’ll be dancing in the aisles!
Adults $36, Seniors $28, teachers and Military $16,  students $11, children $8

Community Hanukkah Dinner

Join us Friday, December 27th for our Community Shabbat Pot Luck Hanukkah Dinner.  Seating starts at 6:00pm.  Savor a sense of community and food worthy of celebration.  Join us as we sing Hanukkah songs, eat Latkes, play Dreidel and light the Hanukkah candles.  Bring your home made Manorahs to share.  CBI will supply the Latkes.  

Jewish Food
Festival 2020
August 23, 10 to 4

Carmel Jewish Film Festival 2020
March 7-22


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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.