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!
We celebrate Hanukkah in the depths of winter, the darkest time of the year. In the face of darkness and cold we light candles and make a small light, to remind us to never give up hope. In the 2nd Century BCE a small group of Judean priests, the Maccabees, rose in revolt against the […]
One of the great challenges of being a parent is not picking favorites. Each child is unique, with special virtues and their own particular weaknesses. It is tempting to have a favorite but this week’s Torah portion teaches us that this is not good for the family, and so we read, “when his brothers saw […]
In this week of Thanksgiving smoke from the Camp Fire has hung over the Bay Area and polluted our air. We still carry the hard memories of the Pittsburgh shootings within us. Our nation feels deeply divided. It is easy in times like these to give in to despair, but this week’s Torah portion teaches […]
We are going through painful and difficult times. Yet another shooting, this time at a nightclub in Southern California. This time committed by an angry man for no apparent reason. Now fires burning in Northern and Southern California. Whole communities, like Paradise, near Chico, almost completed burned. Whole cities evacuated in the wake of these […]
A week ago we experienced an amazing event: Solidarity Shabbat. After the fear and sadness following the attack in Pittsburgh, our neighbors came to our synagogue to show us that we are not alone. Faith leaders, political leaders, and regular folks joined us to worship and stand with us. After a traumatic experience it is […]