Congregation Beth Jacob
Conservative Egalitarian Synagogue on Galveston Island
CBJ Board President
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic,
all inside services have been cancelled until further notice.
Drive-up services will be held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Please Call Shul Office for more information
Please join us
Saturday, February 6th
for our next
Jews in Cars
Congregation Beth Jacob Annual Membership Meeting was held
Sunday, January 17th, 2021
and was a huge success!
Watch this space for photos of the very fun event!
Recent CBJ Events
Meris Hamilton, Emcee for 2020
Chanukah Party December 16th
A Full Minyan - So Nice!
Jews in Cars Watching Videos On Movie Screen With Audio Via In-Car FM
Jews in Cars - January 2
A Full Minyan - So Nice!
Jews in Cars - January 16th
Meris & Bill Hamilton Davened An Amazingly Smooth Service Complete with Chanting, Great Music and Special Prayer by Meris
Such a delightful way to start 2021 at CBJ with Jews In Cars Shabbat Morning Service led by Meris & Bill Hamilton. So nice to have a full Minyan. Meris & Bill did a phenomenal job and the service included wine and challah for Kiddush and Motzi.
Molly Levin Attended with Proud Poppa Ira
Welcome to our historical synagogue at 2401 Avenue K on Galveston Island. The Shul was built on Galveston Island 90 years ago, during the Great Depression, by Jewish families of Austrian, German, Russian, and Polish heritage. Many descendants of these original families are still members and active with Congregation Beth Jacob.
Following Hurricane Ike in 2008 our Shul sustained severe damage. Nevertheless, CBJ members managed to come together with services in the outdoor Courtyard. Now, with COVID-19, we’ve been forced to hold outside services again. We have met the challenge with “Jews in Cars”. Via broadcast services from the doors of the Shul to the radios in the vehicles parked along the street, we have again succeeded to come together during difficult times. We invite visitors to join us every first and third Shabbot, on 24th Street, and tune in to radio station FM 87.9 listen to the audio portion of the service on your FM radio.
With the arrival of the vaccine, there’s hope of returning to in-person meetings. No one knows when that may be. We do know that once we return to inside services, we will enjoy the newly set-up children’s room, gift shop, and the main sanctuary with its newly installed HVAC system thanks to the very noble financial support from Patricia Stowe, Laura & Ed Schreiber and Peggy Green. We will enter the building through the soon-to-be renovated courtyard - a memorial to Rae and Harry Schreiber made possible by another generous donation from Laura & Ed Schreiber.
I think our founding fathers and mothers would would be so thrilled with the work we’ve done keeping their dream alive.
Proud to be the president of
Congregation Beth Jacob Synagogue
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Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities - Galveston, Texas
Original 1931 Stained Glass Window with Outline of the Original Torah Ark Located Below Window. Torah Ark Was Moved to The Chapel in 1963 When New Sanctuary Was Completed and New Ark Build in Main Sanctuary