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.

The Temple has a thriving Religious School (grades pre-K through Bar/Bat Mitzvah year, through high school).

For adults, Rabbi Dean Kertesz leads a Kollel for adults to study a wide range of Jewish topics, and  Cantor Fran Burgess regularly teaches jewish music and tropes.

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!

Upcoming Events

  1. Thu 19
  2. Fri 20

    Kabalat Shabbat And Shabbat Evening Service

    Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  3. Sat 21

    Lay-led Torah study

    Sep 21 @ 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. Sat 21

    Selichot Service: Meet our new cantor!

    Come meet and welcome our new
    Sep 21 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  5. Sun 22

    Religious School & Community Tefillah

    Sep 22 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  6. Sun 22

    Mazel Tots

    Sep 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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