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!
This Shabbat we begin the Book of Numbers, Sefer Bamidbar in Hebrew. It is called Numbers in English because this, the fourth book of the Torah, begins and ends with a census. It is called Bamidbar (in the desert or wilderness) in Hebrew because a Book of the Torah or a weekly Torah portion is […]
As we see businesses and recreation areas open after the Covid-19 Shelter-in-Place orders, we realize we have to start making plans for how to restart our in-person activities at Temple Beth Hillel. “Have to start’ means there are no plans yet – the only decision made is that the Executive Board will be the body […]
We end the Book of Leviticus this Shabbat with a double parasha, Behar/Behukotia. The book ends with an explanation of the Sabbatical Year (Shabbaton) once every seven years and the Jubilee Year (Yovel) once every 49 years. Both provided a reset of ancient Israelite society — indentured servants were set free; all land was returned […]
Justice, Justice shall you pursue. And yet again we find ourselves staring at the darkness. Ahmaud Arbrey was out for an easy run on a spring day and was accosted by two men, a father and son, who “thought he fit the profile of a local burglar.” They parked their truck blocking his path, pulled […]
Our current medical crisis reveals the weaknesses in our society. Since social contact spreads the Coronavirus we must stay home to slow the pace of infection, enable our medical system to manage a potentially overwhelming influx of patients, and keep as many people as safe as possible until a vaccine or cure can be found. […]