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!
With this week’s Torah portion, we come to the end of the Book of Exodus. The Israelites have gone from being an enslaved people, almost completely broken in spirit, to a free people, with a divine purpose received at Sinai. The final step in our story of liberation is the completion of the Tabernacle, which […]
Children of all ages love playgrounds (yes, kids – your parents do slide down the firefighters’ pole while you’re not looking!). Our playground at TBH is no exception – and it needs a little attention. We will be spreading a few inches of new bark under the climbing structure and otherwise attending to safety and […]
What’s in a name? This week’s Torah portion teaches us that a name can tell us a great deal about a person. We are once again deep into the details of the construction of the Tabernacle, the Mishkan. God calls on, Bezalel, son of Uri son of Hur, to carry out the construction of the […]
Temple Beth Hillel is blessed to share lovely religious services, not just on Shabbat. Our High Holiday services are meaning, moving, inclusive, and decidedly interesting. That is due to much hard work behind the scenes by the Ritual Committee. These dedicated individuals deserve thanks for the work they do before and especially during the services […]
One of my teachers, Rabbi Mordechai Finley, taught that it is easy to find God when we are alone on top of a mountain. The challenge is to find God when we are caught up in the messy reality of daily life. Judaism challenges us to find God amidst the petty realities and profound worries […]