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!
High Holy Day Videos and Reflections
For the High Holy Days I find comfort in the familiar. I treasure the timeless aspects of our observances that evoke cherished memories – several of which I have shared in previous messages. Like most or even all of us, I logged into our Rosh Hashanah services with trepidation. How could this online experience possibly […]
Rosh Hashanah falls on Shabbat this year, and begins tonight (Friday, Sept. 18). Tomorrow morning, we will read the Akedah, the story of the binding and near sacrifice of Isaac, by his father Abraham. It is a story fraught with trauma, tragedy, and optimism, much like our lives today. As we enter the New Year, […]
This has been a challenging time, but I am confident that as a community we will find ways to adapt and move forward. Although I wish we could observe the High Holy Days together in person, I am thankful for the ways we have adapted and for the technology that is available to us. This […]
Watch Rabbi Dean share a HHD memory. You can share a link to a video of your own memory to our discussion list or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nitzavim-Vayeilech, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30 – Parshat Ha Shavua for Shabbat, Saturday, September 12, 2020
Rosh Hashanah begins next Friday evening. During the High Holy Days, we come together in larger numbers than at any other time of the year. We know we need to be together. We need the comfort of community and the strength of the Jewish tradition in the important moments of our lives. This year, we […]