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!
Last Sunday we celebrated Shavuot, which our sages called Hag Matan Torateinu, the Holy Day of the Giving of Our Torah. The Torah reading for Shavuot is the story of Sinai, the awesome spectacle when God revealed Torah to the Israelites. It is a peak experience of mystical connection between the Israelites and God. This […]
It is not acceptable. It is not innocent. It may be legal, but so is our right to raise our voices in protest. In case you haven’t been following local news lately, a resident of El Sobrante recently ‘decorated’ his front yard with a swastika. https://ktla.com/2019/06/07/bay-area-man-says-he-landscaped-nazi-symbol-in-front-yard-because-i-like-swastikas/ or https://www.newsweek.com/california-man-puts-giant-swastika-front-yard-1442471. While this man is protected by the […]
This Shabbat we begin reading Sefer Bamidbar (In the Wilderness in Hebrew). It is called Numbers in English and Sefer Ha Pikudim (The counting in Hebrew) by our sages because it begins and ends with a census of the Israelites. It is the fourth book of our Torah and marks a transition from the life […]
Once a year, Temple Beth Hillel holds a General Membership meeting. Last week, at that meeting reports were given by all active committees, and by the President. If you are interested in seeing any of those reports, please contact me. People who go above and beyond in service to the Temple were honored: Andre Moscowitz […]
We end the Book of Leviticus this Shabbat with Parashat Behukotai. Behukotai presents us with this challenge: if the Jewish people follow God’s mitzvot, “…I will establish My abode in your midst, and I will not spurn you. I will be ever present in your midst: I will be your God, and you shall be […]