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More than 240 member families worship at Beth Shalom in the warmth of a small congregation with a level of services and activities usually found only in much larger congregations. We invite you to experience all that we have to offer. Please join us at one of our Friday Night...Read More
We are excited to announce that Congregation Beth Shalom has committed to fulfilling Carry’s Birthday wish to raise funds and purchase a new Torah. This has been a long time wish of Carrys’. To learn about our fundrasing efforts and to help us raise funds for this...Read More
August 3 – 5 At Ponderosa Cove Campground in the El Dorado National Forest. We will have a rabbi-led CBS Shabbat Service under the stars! Also… singing, s’mores and more! During the day there will be hiking, boating and swimming available. Stumpy Meadows...Read More
What makes us unique?
Congregation Beth Shalom is a small, friendly Reform Jewish congregation located in the heart of Carmichael. Members come from throughout the region, including Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, and beyond. We come from all walks of life and embody diverse Jewish backgrounds, belief, and practice.
At Beth Shalom, everyone is welcome to participate in temple life, no matter what their approach to embracing Judaism or degree of Jewish literacy. We are respectful of each individual’s relative commitment to leading a Jewish life, and are always happy to welcome your involvement.
Recently our facility underwent a renovation which included a Kitchen makeover. With beautiful stained glass, our sanctuary is a wonderful place to worship. We have a very rich, diverse, and evolving musical tradition that embraces many different styles. Rabbi Nancy leads every service with her magical and inspiring voice of harmonic melodies. Our Temple Choir brings musical joy to all.
Our religious school and adult education programs promote reflection and learning along with a deep sense of community. We are egalitarian in our approach to leadership and worship, and most of us enjoy a personal relationship with our rabbi. Children are welcome at all services and are frequently welcomed to help on the bima. Most of all, we are a caring and unpretentious congregation, intimate yet not intrusive.
Congregation Beth Shalom is a member of Sacramento Area Congregations Together (Sacramento ACT). Sacramento ACT draws people into meaningful community leadership. Working with religious congregations, schools, and neighborhood institutions in the Sacramento area, ACT brings people together to strengthen the quality of life for families and to improve communities. We are comprised of over 40 member institutions and over 40,000 families.
CBS has worked with Sacramento ACT to conduct a listening session with our congregants and survey what community-wide issues are important to them. One outcome from the survey was “how can CBS help impact the region’s foster care system?”
In response, the CBS Social Action committee is working towards helping foster youth in our community. With Sacramento ACT, we are seeking ways to impact policy that will result in improving the lives of foster children and all children in our community.
For more information about Sacramento ACT, click here.
Want to get involved and help us make a difference? To work with members of Congregation Beth Shalom on ACT projects, email David Ginsburg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE May 14, 2012:
Sacramento County Adult and Senior Division staff, Heidi Richardson and Debra Nussbaum, attended the CBS April 27 Shabbat service and provided a great deal of helpful information for Older Adults in our community. The link below is the information that was presented. Following that Shabbat service, congregants had the opportunity to participate in a healthcare survey during the oneg. Out of that survey, “Accessibility to Healthcare” as our highest priority. The CBS Social Action Committee is beginning to conduct research related to this issue. Our next meeting is Thursday, June 14 (2012) at 7 pm at CBS.
A sweet taste of Shabbat for ages to Kindergarten and their families. Sing songs, hear stories, share brunch, and play on the playground with your CBS tot family.10:00 – 11:00 am on the following Saturdays:May 5, 2012
June 2, 2012
|Pajama Havdallah and Date Night
Saturday, January 28, 2012
6:30 – 7:30 pm Havdallah
7:30 – 10:30 pm Date NightBring your family to Pajama Havdallah on Saturday evening. Say good-bye to Shabbat with songs, stories and crafts.
Havdallah is free. Just bring a snack to share.
Then, for those parents who which to extend the evening, CBS will provide childcare for three hours. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow for your child, and find them snuggly and happy when you pick them up after your date.
Childcare is $15.00 for three hours, and RSVP is required.
Father-Son Go Karting
Sunday, November 13 2011, 1:00 pm
Meet at Scandia 5070 Hillsdale Blvd Sacramento. Cost is $6.95 per ride or $17.95 unlimited. Must be at least 54″ to ride.Mother-Daughter Ice Skating
Sunday, December 4 2011, 1:00 pm
Mother-Son Miniature Golf
|Parents and Their 6th grade Children
Middle School Values and Me
Sunday, November 13 2011, 10:30 amOur Jewish Journey
Sunday, January 29 2012, 10:30 am
Israel Cafe Swim Party at the Rabbis Wechsler-Azen’s House
For Grades 8 – 12Havdallah Laser Tag
Saturday, December 3 2011, 7:00 pm
Meet at Congregation Beth ShalomTeen Adventures
with Rabbi Evon Yakar, known as the Adventure Rabbi of Lake Tahoe
Open to Jewish Teens in the Greater Sacramento Area
RSVP to RabbiYakar@jewishsac.org or 916-486-0906 (ext 307)
Sunday, November 6 2011, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Watch for Upcoming Adventures on:
Craft making: Thanksgiving Tchotchkes and Table Decorations
Sunday, November 20 2011, 4:00 pmJudaica Swapmeet
Sunday, December 18 2011, 4:00 pm
For information or to RSVP contact Robin at email@example.com or call Carry at 334-5341
Sunday, November 13 2011, 6:30 pm
Meet at Country Club Lanes. Please RSVP.Men’s Medical Awareness
Sunday, January 8 2012
Thursday Ski Getaway
Tuesdays in NovemberNovember 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 2011
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Monthly dance card available for $40.00
|Congregation Beth Shalom
Fun/Fund Raising Extravaganzas
Saturday, March 3 2012Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 11 2012
Congregation Beth Shalom Music Festival