Welcome!  At the core of our existence is our commitment to Jewish values.  In that spirit we invite and encourage the fullest participation of every interested member in all aspects of synagogue life.  As a congregation and as individuals, we can make the greatest contribution to the community.  Learn more about CBS.

Upcoming Events

[See also the Calendar page.]

  • Aug. 8-9: Rabbi Shalom leading services.
  • Sun., Aug. 10, noon-3:00pm: Chevra Kadisha Training.
  • Sun., Aug. 17, 9:00am-noon: Facility clean-up day.
  • Tue., Aug. 19: Jewish Heritage Night at the Oakland A's.
  • Aug. 22-23: Rabbi Shalom leading services.
  • Sun., Aug. 24: Summer Social.

  • Mon., Sep. 1: Labor Day, CBS office closed.

CBS Social Links

Also be sure to check our social media sites for the latest updates:

CBS on Twitter
CBS on Facebook

Concert Series

Sunday Afternoons at CBS

Season 23 begins in September!

Up Next:

Kindra Scharich & Christine Capsuto

Sunday, Sept. 21, 3:00 p.m.

Check the Concerts page for more details.

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Go Green with CBS

Reusable tote bags now available! See flyer for details.

Dr. Ken Hart needs Research Interviewees

Dr. Ken Hart is writing a book about how people live their lives related to their religion. He has interviewed a few of the members of CBS and is interested in interviewing a few more; it will only take about 30 minutes. If you are interested, please contact him in Modesto by cell phone(775.762.1360) or email (kenhart1948@yahoo.com).

Hebrew School Announcement

Our (revised and improved) Hebrew School will start on Sunday, August 24, at 9:30am. This will be a special orientation day for all students, parents, and interested families.

The Hebrew School program will include a new weekly theme, parallel classes and discussions for parents and adults, new Siddur Hebrew materials, song and story sessions, and elective activities. The program is for all children in Kindergarten through 7th grade and generous scholarships are available.

Registration forms and more details will be available soon.

High Holy Days Schedule Announced

Join us at Congregation Beth Shalom for the High Holy Days, beginning with Erev Rosh HaShanah on Wednesday, September 24. A flyer with dates and times is available here or on our Forms page.

New Shabbat Service Times

In an effort to improve our Services and programs at CBS the congregation announces the following schedule of Shabbat Services thru the High Holy Days:


7:00pm Services

8:00pm Kiddush Oneg

1st Friday each month Shabbat Dinner at 6:00pm


10:00am Services

11:00am Torah Study

11:30am Kiddush Lunch

1st Shabbat each month with Rabbi Shalom we'll have a Full Service:

10:00am Service

10:45 Torah Service

11:45 Musaf

12:00pm Kiddush Lunch

Financial Help Available

Whether Hebrew Free Loan is offering people a way out of their financial distress or helping someone to realize a lifelong dream, their recipients maintain dignity and self-sufficiency as they repay their interest-free loans. Founded in 1897 by a group of Jews in San Francisco, Hebrew Free Loan is guided by the Torah's mandate to not derive personal benefit from loans made to members.

For more info, click here for an explanatory flyer.

Committee Members Sought

Some of the following Committees are in need of volunteers.  If you are interested, please call the Committee chair(s):

  • Adult Ed -
  • Building & Grounds - Tom Gough
  • Cafe Shalom - Joyce Gandelman
  • Cemetery -
  • Chesed - Myrna Wachs
  • Chorus/Music - Joella Harlan
  • Concert Series - Tina Driskill
  • Fundraising - Al Angel & Steve Gugenheim
  • Gift Shop - Flo Loeffler
  • Golf Tournament - Tom Gough
  • Latkes & Vodkas - Steve Gugenheim
  • Membership - Judy Israels & Myrna Wachs
  • Religious Educ. -
  • Ritual - Janet Rasmussen
  • Scholarship - Flo Loeffler & Nancy Blankenship
  • Security - Janet Rasmussen
  • Tikkun Olam - Pat Hall
  • Youth Commission - Tom Gough