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!
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Let’s Be Silly!!! Purim will be here soon. Time to celebrate (yet another) time the Jews were saved from annihilation. Time to cheer Esther and Mordecai, time to boo Haman! The Temple Beth Hillel Purim Carnival will be Sunday, March 8 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM. And guess what? Nothing happens if nobody does it. […]
Winston Churchill is said to have written, “It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” In last week’s Torah portion, the Jews achieved their physical freedom, when they crossed the Sea of Reeds and Pharaoh’s army died beneath the waves. This event was the birth of the Jewish people […]
Last month I wrote about Nueva Esperanza, a program to help ease the transition of asylum seekers trying to establish a new life here in the United States. The response was heartwarming, but not enough to form a team. Hey, there’s still time! That being said, a friend of the Temple is on Accompaniment Team, […]
Wow, this has been a long week. I had/did (insert whatever made it a long week for you here), and now that it’s Friday night all I want to do is put my feet up and make it all go away. I know there are services tonight at TBH but … To be honest (which […]