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Beth El's Annual Gala

visit bethelgala.com for tickets now!
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Roots and Branches: Israel's Milestones and their Meanings

Rabbi Kahn is bringing us a New Roots & Branches Series in 2018!
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Camp Kee Tov Registration - Now Open!

Are you ready for the best summer ever?
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Israel @ 70 Series

Congregation Beth El is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel with a diverse series of programs
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Shabbat Schedule

January 26 & 27
11 Shevat 5778​
Parashat B'shalach
Exodus 13:17-17:16
listen to this week's Parashah

January 26
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm ​Shabbat Zimra Evening Service w/ the Beth El Chorus

January 27
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Leo Levenson
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Abigail Cohen Bat Mitzvah
10:15 am Chug Mispacha

Next Week

February 2 & 3
18 Shevat 5778​
Parashat Yitro 
Exodus 18:1 - 20:23

February 2
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

February 3
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Samara Mapes Bat Mitzvah
10:15 am Sixth Grade Family Shabbat
10:15 am  Chug Mispacha

Upcoming Events

Jan7Sun
01/07/2018 - 10:00am to 04/22/2018 - 10:00am
As we look to Israel’s future, we need to engage anew with our past and explore its meanings and consequences. This series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish...
Jan23Tue
01/23/2018 - 7:00pm
We would love to have your input on how to make Shabbatown, our first ever onsite Shabbaton experience, as meaningful and engaging for our whole community as offsite Shabbaton has been. Please join us for a planning meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018...
Jan25Thu
01/25/2018 - 7:00pm to 02/15/2018 - 9:00pm

Please register here.

To many contemporary readers, the Bible often feels...
Jan25Thu
01/25/2018 - 7:30pm
Come join us for the first Rosh Chodesh group meeting of 2018—the month of Shevat—for a treasure hunt in Beth El library discovering resources to enrich our lives and future Rosh Chodesh gatherings. All Beth El women are invited! For more information, contact...
Jan27Sat
01/27/2018 - 12:30pm
A new Beth El reading group is starting up dedicated to reading James Joyce's Ulysses. We will be meeting every Saturday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the library. We will be considering Joyce's short story "The Dead...

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Gift Shop News

Does choosing a gift put you in a panic?
We have a solution. A gift certificate allows the recipient to pick from our large choice of various items. Our jewelry items are particularly popular, but we also have many gifts for the home both religious and secular, children's games and a variety of gifts to suit many occasions.

Beth El Goes to Central Europe

​We are excited to announce a Beth El trip to Central Europe for Spring 2018 led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn and guided by Jewish genealogist Robinn Magid. Click here for more details.

“This is Bay Area Jewry”— A Photo Exhibition


Open January 8 – March 31, 2018

“This Is Bay Area Jewry” is now on display in the Beth El social hall! The exhibition features intimate portraits and written profiles of individuals and families from around the Bay Area—born Jewish and converts, LGBT Jews, and multicultural Jews. Save the dates for an evening program on February 22 and a program and reception on March 17 with more details to come.