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 noticing (hint: they...
03/03/2017 - 5:00pm

Shabbat YAFE - March 3 

Join in an intergenerational Shabbat celebration filled with music, dinner, and a family-friendly service. The theme for this Shabbat service is B'Tzelem Elohim (in the image of God). We will celebrate Shabbat together with a service, music and activities for all ages. The schedule for the evening is as follows:

03/10/2017 - 8:00pm
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Rabbi Emeritus Ferenc Raj. Raised in communist Hungary, Rabbi Raj learned and taught Torah under challenging circumstances before making his way to America.  At...
03/12/2017 - 11:00am
Date: Sunday, March 12
Time: 11:00 am ― 1:30 pm
Fee: $12 for adults / $6 for kids 2-12 years / Free for children under 2
Location: JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

Join the JCC East Bay for our annual familyfriendly Purim celebration, a time for disguises, noise-making, and a crazy, upsidedown world....
03/17/2017 - 6:15pm to 03/18/2017 - 3:00pm
Allan and Tybil Smith Kahn Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat
American Jews: Community, Privilege & Identity
Our Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat focuses on broad issues of American Jewish identity and our relationship to race, power and privilege. Another ongoing topic at Beth El is the important question of inclusion and safety for our diverse community; we...
04/20/2017 - 7:00pm

Viv Trotz will present The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks 

With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, ...
04/30/2017 - 12:00pm to 05/02/2017 - 12:00pm

Consultation on Conscience

Consultation on Conscience is the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism’s biennial social justice leadership conference. Held over three days in Washington, D.C., Consultation empowers the Reform Jewish Movement through leadership development;...