Celebrations Throughout the Year
Congregation Beth Shalom is seen as the center point of Jewish life in Napa Valley. It is the people and the relationships that have developed along the way that make this Jewish community so visibly exceptional. We gather together for holidays and festivals including:
Community Break the Fast - Immediately following Yom Kippur services, the extended CBS family is invited to the meal prepared by our congregants.
Simchat Torah -Simchat Torah "Rejoicing with/of the Torah," is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is celebrated with dancing and song at CBS. A joyous celebration for the entire family.
Chanukah - The entire community gather for an evening of latkes, singing and lighting the candles.
Pesach - Passover - During the community Seder, the group is invited on a journey to explore and discuss the modern meaning of the Exodus from Egypt.
Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Memorial Day - We gather to remember so that we will never forget.
Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day - We celebrate our commitment to a safe and flourishing Israel.
Shavuot - At this holiday, we are welcomed at Diamond Creek, truly a Garden of Eden, for a community picnic.