01/08/2017 - 10:45am to 05/21/2017 - 12:00pm
​If Torah is the novel, midrash is the screen play. Midrash, a uniquely Jewish form of Bible interpretation, fills in the gaps of the Biblical narrative. From wondering how Noah built the ark without anyone...
01/19/2017 - 7:00pm
Barry Silverblatt will present “The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer. Do join us for what will surely be lively and interesting discussions. For details or if you wish to be notified of PEOPLE...
01/21/2017 - 9:15am
Through silence, song and study, we will turn inward to meet our own hearts and minds.  In this spa for the soul, we will alternate prayers from the Shabbat morning service with short periods of meditation.  We will begin promptly- please arrive on time or enter in silence. Led by Rabbi Margie Jacobs in Room 218. This event will recur on Saturdays of the following dates:

01/22/2017 - 1:00pm
Come watch the Cal Women's Basketball team face off against Arizona for the Men's Club first sponsored event of 2017! There are 40 tickets available- great 
seats behind the Cal team bench. Contact...
01/25/2017 - 7:00pm to 05/17/2017 - 7:00pm
Join us in exploring our own aging process by participating in a spiritual support group which Susan Sugarman will facilitate on Wednesday evenings, beginning January 25, 2017. The program was developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality in New York and will be based on the book, Wise Aging, Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. A year ago, along...
01/29/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join the Mitzvah Corps for our 3rd Annual Stone Soup event where we will be making up a delicious main course for you to take to your freezer and have ready for the next Mitzvah Corps delivery request!  Please bring your own...
02/04/2017 - 6:00pm
Would you like to meet people from other faith communities?  Please volunteer to host a vegetarian meal, which will follow an interfaith Havdalah ceremony at Beth El. We are inviting people from three other congregations: Netivot Shalom, First Congregational Church and the Turkish Pacifica Institute. Please email Bruce Carter with your address, phone contact and the number of people...
02/07/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Arendt Reading Group is currently reading Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: The Banality of Evil. We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. New members are very welcome. Those interested in attending a meeting should contact Sandra Luft,...
02/10/2017 - 6:15pm

Tu B’Shevat, the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat, is the Jewish New Year for the trees.

At our Tu B’Shevat Seder &...
02/11/2017 - 6:00pm
SAVE THE DATE for The Great Katsky: A Roaring 20s Gala on February 11, 2017. This annual gala is our main scholarship fundraiser for Beth El’s Youth and Family Education Programs. If you would like...
02/25/2017 - 4:00pm
We are excited to welcome three Jewish poets at Beth El for an afternoon of poetry and Havdalah informed by and connecting to Jewish texts.  The program is free and open to all; books will be available for purchase and signing after the program. 
Alicia Ostriker is a poet, midrashist and critic. She is the author of sixteen books of...
03/03/2017 - 5:00pm

Shabbat YAFE - March 3 

5:00 Tot Shabbat in Beit Midrash
5:30 Catered Dinner (RSVP COMING SOON!)
6:15 Shabbat Family Service in the Sanctuary lead by Rabbi Bekah and Isaac Zones
7:00 Oneg and fun activities