Social Action

Social-ActionSocial Action is an important element of synagogue life at Congregation Beth Shalom. Originating in Mishnaic and Talmudic writings, the term Tikkun Olam has come to mean the act of making a positive contribution to the world. CBS continues to be a force for good, performing mitzvot and actively working to ensure the welfare of our congregants and our community. From volunteering at the local Sova Food Bank to adding our collective voices for Israel Advocacy, CBS is committed to social action close to home and close to the heart.

Family Promise

“Transforming the lives of homeless families. Because every child deserves a home.”

This is the purpose of Family Promise and, in turn, the promise that

Congregation Beth Shalom has made to our community. CBS has embraced this national, interfaith organization and its mission to help homeless families get off the street and back on their feet. By regularly partnering with Family Promise, we provide temporary housing and meals for the families we host. The ultimate goal is to help them graduate from the program and achieve personal independence.

Mitzvah Corps

Life Happens. And when it happens to you, your family members or others in the CBS Community, Mitzvah Corps is there to help. Assisting with daily needs like meals and local rides is one way Mitzvah Corps gets involved. From providing transportation to and from doctor appointments, visiting the infirmed or ensuring a minyan at shiva sittings, Mitzvah C

Judaica Shop

CBS29Go no further
than Congregation Beth Shalom’s own Judaica Shop for gifts that make a Jewish home… Jewish! From Mezuzot, Challah Covers and Kiddush Cups to Kippah and Tallit assortments to Holiday gifts that will complete your Seder table. There is a wonderful selection on hand for every gift-giving season. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Just ask and we’ll do our best to help you find the perfect gift. Open during Religious School hours,
Thursdays 4 – 6:30 p.m. and Sundays 9 – 11:30 a.m. Or make an appointment by calling the CBS Office. Shop locally at the CBS Judaica Shop!


CBS26Take the opportunity to recognize important life events by considering a donation to CBS. Whether you are honoring a personal achievement or the passing of a friend, you can say Mazel Tov for a job well done or wish a Refuah Shleima to a sick relative with a donation. It’s easy to make and will keep a priceless moment from passing unacknowledged.




Please Consider a Donation to CBS:

  • In Memory of…
  • In Honor of….
  • Mazel Tov to…
  • Get Well to…
  • For All Occasions!

Please contact the CBS Office regarding donations.


CBS6The CBS Scrip Program is an essential part of our community. It plays a significant role in our ability to create the programs that matter most to our member families and to SCV’s Jewish community.

In simplest terms, Scrip is a Gift Card program. By partnering with major retailers such as Starbucks, Ralphs and other popular retail destinations, family members are able to offset their annual pledges and, at the same time, provide important fundraising for CBS.

There is no additional cost to purchase gift cards from CBS; you pay face value. This kind of win-win proposition is an easy, pain-free way to reduce your pledge totals while allowing us to continue bringing exciting programs – such as Speaker’s Series and the CBS Film Festival – to CBS. All while continuing to shop at retailers you already patronize.

Our Scrip partners and their percent contributions change all the time. If you have a favorite merchant that we are not currently listed, please let us know. Contact Robin Ceppi and start making use of Scrip today, for yourselves and for CBS!

Please contact the CBS Office regarding the Scrip program.

Tree of Life

The new CBS Tree of Life has Arrived! Honor a loved one or commemorate a simcha. Place your Engraved Leaves among the branches of their beautiful, contemporary new home. A 2”x4” leaf is only $90.00 each. A 3”x6” leaf is only $180.00 each.

Tree of Life Form

Please contact the CBS Office regarding the Tree of Life program.

Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques

Honor the memory of a loved one by adding an engraved Brass Plate to CBS’s illuminated Yahrzeit Memorial. Only $400 each (through December 31, 2016). Order for a loved one today.

Memorial Plaque Form

Please contact the CBS Office regarding the Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques.