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3881 East River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718   •   •   •  520.577.1171
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3881 East River Road

Tucson, AZ 85718-6670


Hazzan Avraham Alpert





9.00 am   Shaharit (morning services) 


8.15 am   Shaharit (morning services)


5.30 pm   Minha, kabbalat shabbat, ma’ariv


9.30 am–noon Shabbat Services and Shabbat Experience for Children and Adults

12.00 pm   Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon
12.30 pm "CBS Think Tank" with
Rabbi Howard Schwartz and Professor David Graizbord

4.30 pm   Yoga with Shell McCallum. $5.00 a session
6.15-7.45 pm  Fools, Villains, and Prophets - Jewish Folktale Class in Beit Midrash

6.30 pm   Jewish Recovery in CBS classroom building. free

12.30 pm Lunch and Learn at University of Arizona Hillel's Oy Vey Cafe
2.00 pm Shemonah Perakim Rambam Class in Beit Midrash
3.00 pm Talmud Study in Beit Midrash


9.15–10.00 am  How to Lead Services. Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert.

12.00–1.00 pm  Jewish Customs and Traditions with Hazzan Avi Alpert at JCC’s Cafe @ the J. 

Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 East River Road, Tucson. free


12.00–1.00 pm  Proper Speech and Wisdom. Teacher: Hazzan Avi Alpert

at Eli’s Deli, 5071 East 5th Street, Tucson. free


5.30 pm   Minha, kabbalat shabbat, ma’ariv



Perform a MitzvahVolunteer for a CBS Committee!

Bikur Holim (mitzvah to visit and to aid the sick). 

To volunteer or to learn more, contact Norm Rubin.

Communications (website, @CBS [Bet Blast], press releases). 

To volunteer or to learn more, contact David Wien.

  Social Action To volunteer or to learn more, contact Diane Katz.


Request an Aliyah

If you’d like an aliyah, please contact Lynn Saul with your request. 


Sponsor a Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon

Sponsor a Shabbat kiddush luncheon for a simha, to honor someone, or to perform a mitzvahCBS volunteers will prepare a bountiful, delicious, home-style buffet for a minimum donation of $180.00. Co-sponsorship is welcome. If you’ve enjoyed our Shabbat lunches, please consider making a donation of any size. For more information, call Sarah Frieden, CBS Administrator, at 520.577.1171.


Yahrzeit Notifications

If you want CBS to notify you of yahrzeits (anniversaries), send an email with the names and dates as well as your street address to Terri Sherman.


Interfaith Community Services

Congregation Bet Shalom is a partner to ICS ( and has just concluded the campaign to collect school supplies and backpacks for students. Please contact ICS to see how you can help with their other worthy projects. ICS is located at 2820 West Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85741, tel 520.297.6049 and at ICS at 8701 East Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85710, tel 520.731.3076.

1st-Rate 2nd-Hand
1st-Rate 2nd-Hand, Tucson's only Jewish thrift store, exists to benefit local Jewish agencies and synagogues. The shop enjoyed a good 2015 and sent CBS a check for its donations and volunteer time. 1st-Rate 2nd-Hand needs volunteers and gently used clothing, furniture, and household items. It's located at 5851 East Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719. Tel 520.327.5252. Visit 1st-Rate 2nd-Hand for more information.



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You could win a new 50th Anniversary edition Ford Mustang with a MSRP of almost $50,000! Buy raffle tickets at Congregation Bet Shalom for $25. each or five tickets for $100. The Jim Click Automotive Team is once again sponsoring a raffle for a new car as a fundraising event to benefit non-profit organizations in Arizona. Congregation Bet Shalom is one of the first to offer raffle tickets for this special car. Contact Sarah, our Congregation Bet Shalom Administrator, by email at or by phone at 520.577.1171 ext. 1 to get your tickets.