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!
Someday there will be something joyous and wonderful to write about – but this is not that day. We talk here often about the tragedies and terrors affecting our nation. Shootings, and the destruction of families seem to be common themes. Until last year, it may have been possible to rationalize inaction by saying “it’s […]
We live in a society that is obsessed with material success. We celebrate those who have amassed great wealth, built large companies, and created new innovations. Celebrities, entrepreneurs, entertainers and CEO’s hold forth on all the great questions of the day and influence the way many of us think. This is not the Jewish way. […]
Halachah, Avodah, and Tikkun Olam. Temple Beth Hillel offers our community the opportunity to engage in all three. We follow Jewish tradition (each of us to whatever degree we are called to), we have Torah study every week. We gather for Kabbalat Shabbat, T’fillah during the Religious School year, and many Yamim Tovim. We are […]
Va’etchanan – Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11, The Parashat Ha Shavua for Shabbat, Saturday, August 17, 2019
This Shabbat is called Shabbat Nachamu, The Sabbath of Consolation, from the first words of this week’s Haftorah reading, Isaiah 40, “Comfort, oh comfort My people, says your God.” The Haftarah and Shabbat Nahamu mark a major shift in the Jewish calendar and Jewish sacred time. Tisha b’Av was last Saturday night/Sunday. It is the […]
This week we begin the fifth and final book of the Torah, Devarim or Deuteronomy in English. Devarim means words in Hebrew, and Deuteronomy means second telling. In this book Moses gives one last oration to the Israelites before they enter the land of Israel to reinforce God’s teachings. Moses fears that the Israelites will […]