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[See also the Calendar page.]December
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Erev Shabbat (Friday):
Evening services begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by Oneg Shabbat. (Monthly family services 1st Friday of each month.)Oneg host list schedule can be found here.
Shabbat Morning (Saturday):
Morning services begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by Kiddush.
Go Green with CBS
Reusable tote bags now available! See flyer for details.
Chanukah in Modesto
Congregation Beth Shalom invites you to a celebration of LIGHT during this darkest time of the year.
The 1st Annual (and first ever!) outdoor public Menorah Lighting will take place in downtown Modesto.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5:00-5:45pm
10th Street Place (1010 10th Street)
Rain or Shine
Then come back to CBS for the Family Chanukah Party from 7:00-8:00pm. There will be Latkes, Dreidle games, Sufganiot doughnuts, storytelling, and live music--all FREE!
Latkes & Vodkas
Sat., Dec. 7, 8-11:30pm
$30 in advance/$35 at the door
This very popular event is back again! Tell your friends! Featuring martini drinks, wine, and live music and dancing. Eli Lester and John Clifton (from the MoFo band) and other hot musicians keep you hoppin' with blues and rock n' roll. Your ticket includes 2 drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Must be 21.
Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com or from the CBS office.
Thank you for using Raley's "Quality of Life" and SaveMart "SHARES" cards when shopping. These are easy ways to raise additional funds for CBS.
Now there's a similar card available from O'Brien's Market. You just have to fill out an application form and take it to the market. Everytime you shop, just hand the card to the checker and a percentage of your purchases will be paid to CBS. The forms and more information are available at the Office and on our Forms page.
PayPal is Here
Just a reminder: we offer the option of using PayPal™ for some online payments. This is a pilot program, for now limited to our DONATIONS page. If you already have a personal account with PayPal, you may make payments from there. If not, it will take your credit card.
The first time through may be a bit daunting for those "mouse-challenged", but the instructions linked at the top of the page should see you through. Pay special attention to the last screen--if you don't type in a dedication, we will never get that information, and any reflection of this donation in future will not have it (e.g., in the Bulletin). One other note: because PayPal subtracts a fee for this service, your contribution receipt from CBS will only reflect the net amount received (generally, the fee is about 2.2% plus $.30)
Committee Members Sought
Some of the following Committees are in need of volunteers. If you are interested, please call the Committee chair(s):
The Bulletin Has Gone Green
Our monthly newsletter, the Bulletin, is now available directly from this website. This will reduce costs for the materials, postage, and labor it takes to print, assemble, and deliver it via "snail" mail.
We are watching every dollar we spend, including the limited number of hours available to staff, and this is the most cost-effective way to communicate with our members. If you have not shared your email address with CBS and want to receive the Bulletin, please be sure to contact the Office. Otherwise, just make it a habit to check the BULLETIN page here.
We are aware not all of you have (high-speed) access to the internet; we will print a limited number of issues and mail out to those in this situation. However, you must contact the Office to receive a hard copy.