Beit Midrash Religious School

Beit Midrash Hillel-001-108x82Combined social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for the synagogue’s children to create lasting friendships.
Classes start September 18; open house September 25
Free Mazel tots toddlers classes
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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

samnate2 miniStudy to become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth Hillel.

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High Holy Days: Selichot Sept. 24

MitzvahTemple Beth Hillel extends an invitation to the community to observe the High Holy Days with them. Led by Rabbi Dean Kertesz and Cantor Fran Burgess,  Rosh Hashanah begins with services, sundown October 2-3 and culminates
with Yom Kippur services, October 11-12.
A special family service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 12. Free child care is available for children 2 years-5th grade, evening services only. Advanced reservations required by September 23.
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Listen to the music of the High Holy Days

Social Action

Social_ActionOur community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Learn more


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Temple Beth Hillel, located just off Hilltop Drive at I-80 in Richmond, California is an intimate, warm and wonderful congregation of Jewish families from West Contra Costa County and beyond. Being small (approx. 100 families) fosters familiarity among members and a special sense of belonging - a sense often missing at larger congregations.

Founded in 1946, Temple Beth Hillel offers a place for celebration of  Shabbat (twice a month or more), the Holidays and Festivals (including a Hanukkah Latke Party, Tu B’Shevat Seder, Purim Carnival, Congregational Passover Seder) and other celebrations.

The Temple has a thriving Religious School (grades pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvah year) and an affiliation with Midrasha in Berkeley for high school students.

For adults, Rabbi Dean Kertesz is leading a Kollel for adults to study a wide range of Jewish topics.

Join us for a Shabbat Service - come to a Family Potluck (1st Shabbat evening of the month) - celebrate the High Holidays - experience Temple Beth Hillel and joins us in building our community, the community of Jewish families of West Contra Costa and beyond.

If you’re new to the San Francisco Bay area and are looking for a reform synagogue to join in the East Bay, Temple Beth Hillel welcomes you!

Upcoming Events






10.21.2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


10.22.2016 10:15 am - 12:00 pm