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

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

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres Wine &  Cheese
Sunday, May 23, 2021
5:00-6:00 PM Meet & Greet
6:00-7:00  PM Speaker

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Event #7 Way Out There—Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker
Sunday, April 18 5:00-6:30PM

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 CBI Virtual
Community Passover Seder

Join us for a community second night Seder on Sunday, March 28, at 6 PM. This fun, family style Zoom Seder (Zeder?) will be led by Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantorial Soloist Suzanne Guinane.  Registration Required: CBI Virtual Seder – Register Here