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!
Join us for Shabbat
Light the Shabbat candles with us every Friday at 7 pm. Stay for Shabbat services the first and third Friday of the month.
High Holy Day Videos and Reflections
Sometimes a simple phrase resonates with me. I feel that Rabbi Dean’s words. “…a thoughtful and careful balancing of needs…” describes the tightrope act that TBH leadership is attempting. In light of the pandemic, we are trying to balance our need for social contact and community with protecting our health. In light of recent attacks […]
The revelation at Sinai is the central event in Jewish religious belief. The Exodus from Egypt was the physical liberation of the Jewish people, but God giving the Torah to the Jewish people established our spiritual purpose, our reason for being freed. It was a special moment of direct, unmediated contact between God and the […]
It happened again. In Colleyville, Texas, Aafia Siddiqui,an armed intruder who was let into Congregation Beth Israel as an act of kindness, disrupted Shabbat morning services and held congregants and their rabbi hostage for 11 hours. What does this mean for us at Temple Beth Hillel? I’m not sure. According to a New York Times […]
My father used to tell me a story about how he escaped the Nazis in 1939. He was living in Prague when the Nazis entered in March 1939, they immediately moved to expel all the Jews to Hungary. My father and a few of his friends fled over the mountains and snuck into Poland instead […]
Rabbi Dean wrote, “There are moments when we need to think, there are moments when we need to pray, and there are moments when we need to act.” For me, knowing when each is appropriate is difficult – especially amidst this pandemic. When should we be cautious? When should we have the faith to […]