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.80 families) fosters familiarity among members and a special sense of belonging – a sense often missing at larger congregations.
ounded in 1946, Temple Beth Hillel offers a place to celebrate 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.
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 join us in building our community, the community of Jewish families of West Contra Costa and beyond.
Whether you’re new to the San Francisco Bay area or a long time resident, and you’re looking for a reform synagogue to join in the East Bay, Temple Beth Hillel welcomes you!
Join us for Shabbat
Light the Shabbat candles with us every Friday at 7 pm. Stay for Shabbat services the first and third Friday of the month.
High Holy Day Videos and Reflections
Leadership as service is such a simple idea: the role of a leader is to serve the people. But few leaders live up to this ideal. Maybe it just takes too much ego to aspire to leadership. After all, you have to think a lot of yourself to believe you can be an effective leader. […]
In a normal year we would be meeting in person this Sunday to report on the state of the schul, approve our new budget, elect our board members and officers, and share a community barbeque, but this has not been a normal year. Once again this year in an abundance of caution our annual meeting […]
If this year has taught us anything, it is that life is unpredictable. When we open our eyes and see life as it is we understand that it is about change and adaptation. As much as we may crave stability we know that is an illusion. In this week’s Torah portion the Israelites are at […]
Inevitably in the course of a play rehearsal a problem will arise and the cast will look to the director for a solution and the director may be just as stumped as they are. This is when the director takes the “walk of faith.” You get up from your seat in the house with the […]
During a session of the URJ Scheidt Conference prior to my first term as TBH president, I was asked how I felt. I answered that I didn’t feel ready or even capable. I had only been a member of TBH for a short time and couldn’t completely comprehend why I was asked to serve as […]