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!
A week ago we experienced an amazing event: Solidarity Shabbat. After the fear and sadness following the attack in Pittsburgh, our neighbors came to our synagogue to show us that we are not alone. Faith leaders, political leaders, and regular folks joined us to worship and stand with us. After a traumatic experience it is […]
Please join us for an interfaith candlelight vigil to honor victims of violence and to stand in support of Bay Area United Against Hate Week. Rabbi Dean Kertesz will be one of the speakers. 5:00pm Sunday November 11 Richmond 450 Civic Center Plaza
On Wednesday night, after the first of the 11 funerals in Pittsburgh, my daughter lit 13 yahrzeit candles: 11 for the Jews murdered in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and 2 for the black man and woman murdered in Louisville, Kentucky. This has been a week of funerals in Pittsburgh: Our tradition is […]
This Shabbat has been designated as Solidarity Shabbat with the Jews of Pittsburgh. Congregations across the country, of every denomination, are coming together in Jewish unity and in support of the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Pittsburgh Jewish community. At times like this it is natural to feel afraid and alone. That is why we need […]
We call our Torah, Etz Chayim, a Tree of Life. How cruel then, that 11 Jews were murdered in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this last Shabbat. How do we take in the horror of this crime? We are shocked by the worst mass killing of Jews in American history. But this is […]