Updated Covid Protocol – 5.1.22
• Beginning today, all are welcome to join us for worship and programs in the building, regardless of vaccination status.
• For those who are fully vaccinated, masks are optional but encouraged.
• ​​​​​​​For those who are unvaccinated or ineligible for vaccination, masks are required.
We thank you for your understanding as we navigate our changing world, and work to open our building, worship, and services to the full community while still prioritizing and caring for the vulnerable among us.

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.


Se’udah Shelishit

Se’udah Shelishit

December 3, 2022

A wonderful tradition is to enjoy a third meal (Se’udah Shelishit) on Sabbath afternoon, just before the end of Sabbath. We would like renew this tradition beginning at 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 3. It will begin with a light nosh and socializing followed by some study (learning!), followed by Havdalah. Please see the December Shofar for additional information.

Community Chanukah Celebration

Community Chanukah Celebration!

December 23, 2022

Please join us on Friday, December 23 at 6:00 PM as we gather together for our family friendly CBI Chanukah celebration. The evening will include a light dinner, songs, stories, and a potluck dessert/oneg following services. Please call or email the CBI office if you plan to join us so we can provide enough salad and latkes for everyone. Suggested Donation: $10 for each adult or $25 per family.

Year End Giving

Year End Giving


Please consider Congregation Beth Israel in your year-end giving plans. Your support allows us to maintain and grow a vibrant Jewish Community in our area. Questions about stock or IRA donations? Please be in touch with our executive director, Julie Chase (juliec@carmelbethisrael.org) or 413-884-4617.