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
Yom Kippur is just past and Sukkot begins next week. Yom Kippur is like an intake of breath, a pause to reflect before we step into the New Year and Sukkot is like an exhale of breath, a blessing and a hope for a year of abundance and joy. We exist poised between the two, […]
Our TBH community is amazing. When one of us is in need, we are there. When something needs to get done. Together, we get it done. For the first time in two years we observed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur together and in person. We had to be masked and everyone had to present proof […]
This Shabbat, falling between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is called Shabbat Shuvah the Sabbath of Return. We are deep into the High Holy Days, the time that human beings draw closest to God, according to our tradition. In this week’s Torah portion Moses instructs the Israelites to come together every seventh year to reread […]
We are a strong and resilient community and together we are facing the challenges of these very difficult times. For the first time in two years we observed Rosh Hashanah together and in person. We had to be masked and everyone had to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, but we did it. We even made […]
On this, our last Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah we read these words from Parashat Nitzavim: “See, I set before you this day life and prosperity, death and adversity.” (Deuteronomy 30:15) Commenting on this verse, Rashi (12th Century Germany) writes, “if you do good there is life for you, and if you do evil there is […]