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Spirituality. Community. Ruach. If you are looking for a spiritual community, a place to explore your Jewish identity, a school that nurtures young minds and an environment in which to build lasting relationships, look no further. We welcome your interest, involvement and participation at every level.
Congregation Beth Shalom is a growing and dynamic community of Jewish families of every age group and Jewish interest. Our synagogue is a "house of friendship, a house of gathering, a house of study, a house of prayer, and a house of mitzvot" for all people.
While all of our religious services and most of our programs are open to non-members, membership in the congregation is required for children to be enrolled in our Religious school. Some programs may have additional costs or fees for non-members. Membership benefits include our monthly newsletter Kol Echad, complementary High Holy Day tickets, a reduction in event fees, youth camperships and many other services -- such as life cycle events.
Becoming affiliated with our synagogue is the first step in living a meaningful and fulfilling Jewish life. If you have any questions about membership, please don't hesitate to contact Bob Stone (951) 737-7880.
We welcome interfaith families and provide multiple opportunities to become involved in the Jewish community.
The strength of Congregation Beth Shalom is in its membership. As in any voluntary organization, our congregation is sustained through monetary and service commitments of our members. A member’s financial obligation to the Synagogue is based on a dues schedule, with different categories designed to accommodate the diversity of our congregation.
Individual or family memberships are available. The generosity of those who can afford to make additional commitments is greatly appreciated. By the same token, no one will ever be turned away from Congregation Beth Shalom owing to an inability to meet the standard dues schedule. Should there be any questions in this regard, our VP of Membership or our Treasurer will be happy to seek a fair and equitable solution with complete confidentiality.
Any Jewish person 18 years or older may become a member of Congregation Beth Shalom. New members of the community have the opportunity to attend any service to check out what we have to offer, meet our staff, ask questions and be added to our newsletter mailing list.
Congregation Beth Shalom welcomes interfaith families. Non-Jewish spouses are invited to attend religious services, educational and social events.
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