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Mission Statement

Congregation Beth Israel is a welcoming center for the enrichment of Jewish life in the North Valley. Our mission is to inspire, provide, and advance spiritual, cultural and educational opportunities for our diverse membership.

We are a growing community dedicated to the Jewish values of study (Torah), worship and practice (Avodah), social action (Tikkun Olam), acts of kindness (Gemilut Hasadim), and connection with the Jewish People (Am Yisrael).

Congregation Beth Israel is an open and welcoming Jewish community dedicated to the principle of Klal Yisrael, the unity of the Jewish people. True to that spirit, our historically rooted congregation embraces a diverse membership of Jews from all backgrounds as well as interfaith couples and those exploring Judaism.


The ideal to which we strive is Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan’s

concept of the “synagogue center,” in which a congregation serves as both a house of worship and a community center for Jewish life.


We seek to engage the “head, heart, and hand”: the head

through learning, the heart through meaningful spiritual

and cultural experiences, and the hand through service.


CBI is a place to find community, raise kids to love Judaism, and call your spiritual home.


With inspirational and innovative leadership from Reb Lisa Rappaport and Reb Steve Margolin, we are shaping a dynamic and vital future for Judaism in the Northstate.

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