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!
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
Light can be practical: it can illuminate a room, or it can be a metaphor for finding our way, or for blazing a trail. This week’s Torah portion begins with the instructions for the Ner Tamid, the Eternal Light, “You shall further instruct the Israelites to bring you clear oil of beaten olives for lighting, […]
I hope everyone enjoyed our Purim celebration. Thank you Rabbi Dean, Cantor Shayndel, Jane Durango, Carl Nelson, Maggie Jacobs, Alan Marks, Audrey Berger and the marketing committee, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, and all who attended. I know our Beware the Ides of Adar company enjoyed performing our portion for you. Perhaps the tradition of Purim […]
It is a commonplace observation that human beings are social creatures. We seek the company of others. We desire community. We take it for granted. But at times like these when we are forced into a kind of solitary existence, we realize how much community means to us. How much we need it. This week’s […]
This update illustrates just how resilient and creative we are in the midst of this pandemic. We have Shabbat services tonight and lay led Torah study tomorrow and religious school on Sunday. In addition, even though we cannot have our Purim Carnival, we are celebrating Purim online with music and the Purim story and our […]
What is our responsibility to the weakest among us: immigrants, the poor, and the weak? This is a political debate we have been having for decades, even centuries. But it is also a moral imperative, as we read in this week’s Torah portion, “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were […]