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!
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
Our lives unfold before us each day – we rarely know the impact of the choices we make or the actions we take until much later. It is frequently not until we are much older that we see the pattern or purpose of our lives. So it is with Yosef. Our sages calle him Yosef […]
We are slowly and carefully emerging from the pandemic. We successfully held outdoor and Zoom hybrid High Holy Days services, our religious school is back to in person learning, and we are preparing to safely gather in person and on Zoom to observe Shabbat and to celebrate Hanukkah together on December 3. We have been […]
In the climactic scene in the 1992 film, “Scent Of A Woman,” Al Pacino who plays a cynical, retired Army colonel, speaks in defense of a young man about to be expelled from a private school and says, “Now I have come to the crossroads in my life. I always knew what the right path […]
Rabbi Dean reminds us that “our name challenges us to make the right choice, the hard choice, the choice of character.” Our TBH leadership strives to meet that challenge, but sometimes we find it a struggle. It is not always easy to determine the right thing to do. The choices we make are not always […]
The great gift of human consciousness is perception, the ability to see. We are blessed with excellent sight. Yet, how often do we realize later that what we thought we saw was not accurate, that our first impressions are wrong, or that we only see a portion of the picture, not the whole thing. Eyewitness […]