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
On Wednesday we inaugurated Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States marking, once more, a peaceful transition of power from one administration to another. Two weeks prior, a mob descended on the Congress of the United States, disrupted its certification of the Electoral College vote, and attempted through violence to prevent this […]
I’m feeling better this week. My anxiety level has decreased and my hope has been fortified and renewed. Perhaps the evil forces of hate that have been released and incited will crawl back under their rocks. Perhaps Covid-19 vaccines will be properly administered. I am not so naïve as to think this will happen quickly […]
This week we begin the struggle between Moses and Pharaoh for the freedom of the Jewish people. Moses, the reluctant leader of a broken and enslaved people, with a stutter, and Pharaoh, the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, with his hard heart, his lack of empathy. Of course we know how the […]
We are living in a strange time when the criminals are the ones not wearing masks, when rioters (unmasked) urged on by our would-be Pharaoh stormed our nation’s capitol building carrying and wearing symbols of hate that glorify slavery, insurrection, and the Holocaust, and nearly half of the US population believes that the virus that […]
Jewish history is filled with stories of suffering: the Babylonian Exile in 586 BCE, the Roman Exile in 120 CE, the Expulsion from Spain in 1492, oppression at the hands of Christian Europe for centuries, the Holocaust. Yet it is also a history of Jewish resilience and achievement: the Golden Age of Muslim Spain, the […]