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!
This Shabbat we begin the third book of the Torah Leviticus, or Vayikra (וַיִּקְרָ֖א) in Hebrew. In cheder, the traditional Jewish elementary school, students began their studies with the book of Leviticus. This was because the primary concern of Leviticus is the sacrificial service, ritual purity and holiness. So our sages said, “the pure (children) […]
I am scared. I have faith but I am scared. I could go into all the reasons to be scared, but you know them already. But I am also encouraged. Not Pollyanna encouraged, but hope comes to me from my heart and also from facts. The social isolation I feared is soothed by Rabbi Dean […]
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None of us has ever lived through anything like this before. I, for one, really have no idea exactly what to do. Perhaps some of the more learned among us can find Talmudic instructions – but I think most of us are making it up as we go along. What makes this difficult for me […]
First things first – huge Thank you’s to Jane Durango and the many others who helped make the Purim Carnival SO MUCH FUN! But…. As bad as the coronavirus epidemic is likely to be, it will be worse for vulnerable populations. It’s not much of an assumption that we all have access to basic sanititation […]