As the CBS community continues to grow, so do the service groups that work to foster engagement and involvement among our CBS family members. Vital to our continued success are the CBS Sisterhood and Men’s Club, creating fun and exciting events for congregants within CBS as well as with outreach to the local Jewish Community.
Our youth programs have long been a source of pride and inspiration for CBS. Maccabees (K through 3rd grade), Kadima (4th to 6th graders) and USY (Middle and Senior High School Students) continue to create positive social connections for our youth. These programs benefit the community and reinforce our connection with Israel. Events such as Kinnus and Convention develop young leaders in our own local Far West Region and greater recognition on a national level.
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The women of CBS Sisterhood dedicated to enriching the lives of our member families by coming together to celebrate the traditions of Conservative Judaism. The programs that are created by the Sisterhood benefit our Youth, Religious and Preschool School and the greater community. Events include our annual SCV Women’s Seder, Community Challah Bake, CBS Torah Fund, and Project Chicken Soup for home-bound AIDS patients
Z’hava is an exciting new addition to the CBS Sisterhood. Comprised of women who are beginning their Temple lives, Z’hava caters to an under-40 demographic. By bringing a unique perspective to their events, this young women’s group will add new and exciting opportunities to get involved at CBS.
Please contact the CBS Office regarding the Sisterhood or Z’hava program.
The CBS Men’s Club serves a dual purpose. As a fraternal organization, its goal is to make an active difference in synagogue life. Whether it’s distributing memorial candles for Yom haShoah, constructing and dismantling the Sukkah, or providing ushers for our High Holy Day services, Men’s Club is an opportunity to contribute while building lifelong friendships in the process.
Event sponsorship allows Men’s Club to bring an important fundraising role which benefits the congregation. Annual poker tournaments, wine tasting, and planned outings combine camaraderie with service. And one-time initiatives like the Torah Restoration Project contribute directly to religious education programs at CBS.
Please contact the CBS Office regarding the CBS Men’s Club.
It can feel challenging at times to find your niche in synagogue life. Even at a small, growing community like Congregation Beth Shalom! We have continued the tradition of Havurot here as a way for members to strengthen connections with each other and bring families together on a more intimate basis.
The Havurah program consists of groups of 10-12 families who get together, socialize, and celebrate Jewish traditions. Each Havurah decides what its purpose will be and how it will maintain its character.
As we continue to grow, new Havurot are forming to help integrate our new member families. It is an exciting time to be part of the Congregation Beth Shalom community. We look forward to new families breaking challah together and taking full advantage of what CBS has to offer.
Please contact the CBS Office regarding the Havurot program.