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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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Join us for Tot/YAFE Havdalah!

Saturday, March 10
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Shabbat Schedule

February 23 & 24
9 Adar 5778​
Parashat Tetzaveh
Exodus 27:20–30:10
listen to this week's Parashah

February 23
5:00 pm Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

February 17
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by David Jackson
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Naomi Tavera Bat Mitzvah
10:15 am  Chug Mispacha

Next Week

March 2 & 3
16 Adar 5778​
Parashat Ki Tisa
Exodus 30:11 - 34:35

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

March 3
8:30 am Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn
10:15 am Shabbat Service: Elise Nudel Bat Mitzvah
10:15 am  Chug Mispacha
6:00 pm Interfaith Havdalah Dinner 

Upcoming Events

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...
02/22/2018 - 7:30pm

Our Jewish community is increasingly multiracial, raising multiracial Jewish children is a relatively new phenomenon. Not many parents have the example of their own parents. Parents of multiracial kids have to consider:

What is it like growing up Jewish if you consistently told "you don’t look Jewish"
What comments and behaviors impact a multiracial...

03/03/2018 - 6:00pm
Beth El stands united with people of all faiths. Because of the enthusiastic response to last year’s Interfaith Havdalah, we are reaching out once again to share this tradition and a meal with our neighbors. Last year, over 60 participants sang, ate, and talked with people...
03/10/2018 - 5:00pm

Join us on Saturday, March 10 for Beth El's YAFE/BEN Community-Wide Havdalah
We will celebrate Havdalah together with a service, music, and activities for all ages. All Shabbat YAFE services will enjoy the...

03/14/2018 - 7:00pm to 03/15/2018 - 8:30pm
The Jewish National Fund is proud to present a showcase of remarkable organizations and people leading groundbreaking humanitarian, environmental, educational, and tikkun olam initiatives throughout Israel. This is not a fundraising event and there is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required; walk-ins will not be admitted. This event takes place two nights in a row at two...

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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.