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.

The Temple has a thriving Religious School (grades pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvah year, through high school).

For adults, Rabbi Dean Kertesz leads a Kollel for adults to study a wide range of Jewish topics.  Cantor Shayndel Adler unites the congregation in song.

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

Join us in person or online – multiaccess Shabbat services first and third Friday of the month.  Online candle lighting available on alternating weeks.  Check the calendar for times.

TBH welcomes you to in-person events and services

Religious School Updates

See what’s happening at our religious school.

Upcoming Events

  1. 17 Aug

    Board of Directors

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Next dates: 21 Sep | 19 Oct | 16 Nov |
  2. 19 Aug

    Shabbat Services

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Next dates: 16 Sep | 21 Oct | 18 Nov |
  3. 20 Aug

    Lay led Torah Study

    10:15 am - 12:00 pm

    Next dates: 27 Aug | 03 Sep | 10 Sep |
  4. 22 Aug

    Food for Thought Team Meeting

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Next dates: 26 Sep | 24 Oct | 28 Nov |
  5. 24 Aug

    Souper Center


    Next dates: 28 Sep | 26 Oct | 23 Nov |
  6. 28 Aug

    First Day of Religious School

    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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