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!
When we face hard times or see a problem in the world what do we do? Do we pray or do we act? In this week’s Torah portion the Israelites have the sea in front of them and Pharaoh’s army pursuing them. They are thrown into a panic with no way to escape. Then we […]
What is darkness? What is a darkness so dense and deep that, “People could not see one another, and for three days no one could get up from where he was” (Exodus 10:23. This was a paralyzing darkness. A darkness that could be touched. A darkness that lasted day and night. This darkness was so […]
Congregation Emanu-El’s Koleinu (Hear Our Voices) is our annual musical celebration exploring a Jewish theme and the music that surrounds and inspires it. This year we look at the ways that our tradition, among others, sanctifies our relationship with nature as eight brilliant Jewish voices delve into liturgical sources, Yiddish, Ladino, folk, Broadway melodies and […]
This Shabbat we begin the book of Exodus and our Jewish story moves from one of a family’s struggle to come to grips with its legacy of having a particular relationship with God to the emergence of the Jewish people. In its narrative sweep, it is simultaneously the story of the Jewish people’s development of […]
Thanks to all of you who volunteered, donated money or food, and shopped to earn us scrip, we were able to feed 355 families in 12 schools this winter break! Each family received a box of non-perishable food, a box of produce, bread, a turkey, and a science toy. We had 27 volunteers from Temple […]