Congregation Beth Israel is observing the shelter in place order by closing the building.  Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum is checking his emails and making phone calls. Julie Chase and Abby King are monitoring emails and checking for phone messages.  As much as possible things are being taken care of. 

Virtual Shabbat Services are being led by Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum and Cantor Alisa Fineman using Zoom. The link is in the weekly eblast or call and leave a message for an email link.  Saturday Torah Studdy is led by Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum also on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Congregation Beth Israel has an active caring community.  If you are in need to help, please contact the office and someone will get in touch with you to see how we can help.  

As we shelter in place, stay safe and wash your hands.  Until we can be phisically 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.

Postponed to a future date after the shelter in place has been lifted.  Keep checking the website for updates. 

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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.