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.
Founded 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!
This weekend is the Bar Mitzvah of Alex Class – I hope all of TBH will come out Saturday and join Alex in his becoming a full member of our community. The following weekend is the General Membership meeting on Sunday, June 2. Please join us for T’fillah at 9:30, then stick around for the […]
One of the great questions that Jews discussed, particularly in the 20th Century and within the Zionist movement, was that the Jews were not a “normal” people like other peoples. Singularity or specialness has both positive and negative implications. On the negative side, living as a minority among the native population in different countries, Jews […]
I want to begin this week with an apology. I was remiss up to this point in not thanking everyone who helped make this year’s Community Seder a great success. The room was filled, and by all reports it was a fantastic time. Especially thanks to Jane Durango who coordinated the entire event. Our Temple […]
What is the focus of the religious life? Is it on the life of the spirit, our spiritual development and our relationship with the divine? Or is it in our relations with others? Judaism and the Jewish people have engaged with these questions for the last 200 years, since Jews entered western societies. What does […]
If you were at Kabbalat Shabbat last week, you heard Rabbi Dean break from a norm in his drash. After the second synagogue shooting in six months, he raised the issue of politics and policy contributing to the current spate of attacks on religious minorities. I want to continue in that vein. The gunman had […]