Synagogue History

Congregation Beth Shalom has served the spiritual needs of the Jewish population of this area for over 80 years. We moved to our present facility on Sherwood Avenue in 1963. In 1980 a new wing containing classrooms, a youth sanctuary, and a multi-purpose room was added.

Although Congregation Beth Shalom is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, every effort is made to serve the needs of the whole spectrum of interested Jewish residents of our area. CBS is a warm and welcoming congregation serving the greater Stanislaus/San Joaquin area, providing a host of religious, educational, and social programs that are geared to the needs of its members.

Through religious, educational, cultural, and social activities, it is our aim to instill in our members a common bond of mitzvot (ethical values and actions). Women enjoy full and equal participation in all aspects of our congregational life. The Synagogue is always busy with activities and opportunities for creative Jewish living, in a warm, sharing, and stimulating environment. We take particular pride in the feeling of the extended family, which is offered to newcomers who are seeking to deepen their ties to their faith and with other Jews.

At the core of our existence is our committment 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.

Adult Education

The Rabbi works to maintain classes geared toward a wide array of interests, including a Conversion study program. We have a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year.

Social Activities

Chanukah Celebration
Community Seder
Congregation Picnic
Kadima - USY
Lox & Bagel Brunch
Purim Carnival and Celebration
Summer Social
Selichot Party
Shabbat Family Dinner
Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast

Religious School

The Relgious School curriculum is focused on Tanach (Study), Tefillot (Prayer), Hebrew, and Jewish History, Action and holiday observance. The faculty consists of the Rabbi, a professional staff led by the religious school principal, and the Education Committee. CBS offers a Confirmation program, Hebrew classes, weekly religious school, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah training.

K-2 -- Sunday
3-7 -- Sunday and Thursday
8-10 -- Sunday

School year is Aug.-May