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.]

  • April 4-6 -- Rabbi Shalom weekend
  • Sun., April 6, 9:30am: CBS Loves Modesto Tikkun Olam
  • Mon., April 14, 6:30am: Fast of the Firstborn Service
  • Tue., April 15: Second Night Community Seder 6:30pm; CBS office closed
  • Wed., April 16: CBS office closed
  • April 18-20 -- Rabbi Shalom weekend
  • Fri., April 18, 7:30pm: Pesach Seder Style Dinner
  • Sun., April 20: No Religious School; Pre-School Family Seder 9:30am
  • Mon., April 21: CBS office closed
  • Tue., April 22: CBS office closed; Yizkor Service, 6:00pm
  • Sun., April 27: Adult Ed with Rabbi Andra Greenwald 10:00am; Semi-Annual General Meeting 5:00pm; Yom HaShoah Observance 7:00pm
  • Tue., April 29: Lunch Bunch 12:00 noon; Board Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wed., April 30: Academic Scholarship application deadline

  • Sun., May 18: Cafe Shalom
  • May 9-11 & 23-25 -- Rabbi Shalom weekends
  • Tue., May 20: Lunch Bunch 12:00 noon

CBS Social Links

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Concert Series

Sunday Afternoons at CBS

Season 22 now complete; see you in September!

Check the Concerts page for more details.

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Go Green with CBS

Reusable tote bags now available! See flyer for details.

CBS Loves Modesto

We want you to join us on Sunday, April 6th for a Tikkun Olam project with our Religious School. Students, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends are all invited to sign up.

We will be working on beautifying Briggsmore Ave and the Virginia Trail. Please follow this link for details and to sign up.

Pesach Celebrations

Community Pesach Seder

Tuesday, April 15, 6:30pm

Seder led by Rabbi Andra Greenwald

Members: $25 adults, $10 children

Non-Members: $30 adults, $15 children

Reservations due by April 9. Contact: Laura Skolnick (209) 571-6070

Shabbat Pesach Seder-style Dinner

Friday, April 18, 7:30pm

Shabbat dinner with explanations and discussions about Passover and the Seder

Adults: $10 | Children: $5

Please RSVP to Laura (571-6070) or the CBS Office.

Service Schedule Revised

Congregation Beth Shalom announces new times for Shabbat services beginning March 7th:

1st Friday 6:30pm Shabbat Evening Services
7:30 pm Shabbat Dinner
2nd Friday 6:00pm Absolute Shabbat
6:30pm Shabbat Evening Services
7:30pm Oneg
3rd Friday
(and 4th if there are 5 Fridays)
6:30pm Shabbat Evening Services
7:30pm Oneg
Last Friday 6:30pm Oneg
7:30pm Shabbat Evening Services
1st Shabbat
with Rabbi Shalom
10:00am Shabbat Morning Services
10:50am Torah Service
12:00noon Full Deli Lunch
2nd Shabbat
with Rabbi Shalom
10:00am Shabbat Morning Services
11:00am Torah Discussion
11:30am Kiddish Lunch
12:30pm Traditional Minchah Service
(with Torah Service)
All Other Shabbatot 10:00am Shabbat Morning Services
11:00am Torah Discussion
11:30am Kiddish Lunch

Click here for a printable flyer summarizing the new times.

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 - Evelyn Heilbronn
  • Chesed - Myra Wachs
  • Chorus/Music - Joella harlan
  • Concert Series - Tina Driskill
  • Fundraising - Al Angel & Dr. Steve Gugenheim
  • Gift Shop - Flo Loeffler
  • Golf Tournament - Tom Gough
  • Latkes & Vodkas - Dr. Steve Gugenheim
  • Membership - Sue Divjak
  • Religious Educ. -
  • Ritual - Lara Brotslaw
  • Scholarship - Flo Loeffler & Nancy Blankenship
  • Security - Janet Rasmussen
  • Tikkun Olam - Pat Hall
  • Youth Commission - Tom Gough