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Shabbat Schedule

This Week

October 20 & 21
1 Cheshvan 5778
Noach
Gen 6:9 –11:32
listen to this week's Parashah

Friday, October 20
5:00 pm 
Talmud Study
6:15 pm Shabbat Evening Service

Saturday, October 21
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Rabbi Yoel Kahn
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Ruth Sarasohn Bat Mitzvah
1:30 pm Blessing of the Animals Service

Next Week

October 27 & 28
8 Cheshvan 5778
Lech-Lecha
Gen 12:1–17:7

Friday, October 27
5:00 pm 
Talmud Study
5:00 pm Tot Shabbat
5:30 pm Shabbat YAFE Dinner (RSVP required!)
6:15 pm Shabbat YAFE Zimra Evening Service with Beth El Chorus

Saturday, October 28
8:30 am 
Early Minyan
9:15 am Torah Study led by Naomi Janowitz
10:15 am Chug Mishpacha
10:15 am Shabbat Morning Service: Lev Gruber Bar Mitzvah

Upcoming Events

Oct21Sat
10/21/2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Under the oak trees at Beth El

Most of our Shabbat services are geared towards humans...but not on the afternoon of October 21!st This Shabbat, we read the parashah (Torah portion) of Noah, describing...
Oct22Sun
10/22/2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and...
Oct22Sun
10/22/2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Rabbi Ascherman is a human rights advocate who recently founded the organization Torat Tzedek (Torah of Justice) to strive for a society that honors God's Image in every human being, and for the human rights that this...
Oct25Wed
10/25/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
​Join us for an evening of ritual, reflection, and song to mark the new Hebrew month of Cheshvan. We'll evaluate the past year of our lay-led Rosh Chodesh experiment and chart what we want to do for the coming months.
Oct27Fri
10/27/2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

​Join the YAFE and BENS community to welcome Shabbat and explore this month's theme:

Kavod v Rachamim (Honoring Others).

Come reflect on your personal commitments and participate in a...

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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.

Madrichim Registration


​Join the amazing Madrichim team! 

Congregation Beth El's 8th-12th graders work in our Youth & Family Education programs as madrichim. Madrichim means 'guides' in Hebrew. Our madrichim work as teaching assistants, Hebrew tutors, specialty leaders and office assistants helping our programs run smoothly while they gain valuable work experience. For more information, click here.