Upcoming Events

Carmel Jewish Film Festival  March 2-17, 2019 

FREE Sneak Preview Film:  Saturday, February 9, at 7:30 PM    Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

The Carmel Jewish Film Festival is now entering its ninth year. Through the power and artistry of cinema, the festival seeks to engage the greater  community in meaningful dialogue on important issues of our day. While informed by a uniquely Jewish sensibility, our films communicate themes and messages with universal appeal to a wide audience drawn from the Monterey area and beyond. Our festival’s accompanying programs further engage mind and heart through discussion and social interaction. We hope that our festival will help bridge cultural and religious differences and contribute to solidarity and peace.

Tickets Now On Sale                                                   Sponsorships Available

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:  March 16th – Dinner and a Movie – This event is in collaboration with the CJFF and sponsored by Malina Breaux.   Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Malina’s Carmel home.  Then carpool to CBI for a dessert reception followed by The Last Suit with reserved seating.  $60 per person ($36 if you already have your movie & reception ticket)

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.