On behalf of Congregation Beth Shalom, we would like to express our appreciation for everyone who gathered with us to celebrate 100 years of Jewish life in Modesto since the founding of First Hebrew Congregation in February 1918. We take great pride that our celebration was attended by 240 family and friends, including elected officials from local, state and federal offices – all of whom honored us with proclamations lauding our accomplishments. We would especially like to thank The Modesto Bee for the feature article that helped us achieve a sold-out event. We are very excited for the next 100 years and appreciate everyone’s support. We are truly blessed to live in such a supportive and diverse community.
Rabbi Shalom Bochner and Doug Highiet, President, Congregation Beth Shalom