Sep21Sat
09/21/2019 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
The 5780 High Holy Day season begins with S'lichot, when we first hear the familiar and powerful words and melodies of the Yamim Nora'im—the High Holy Days. S’lichot is always observed on the Saturday evening the week before Rosh Hashanah. We begin with a dessert reception and a reflective program focused on the iterative...
Sep22Sun
09/22/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Ready to wash away the last year before entering the new one? Join Rabbi Stern and Cantor Jenkins- Adelberg for a reflective and musical women's gathering and ritual immersion in the mayim chayim (living waters) of the Bay! We'll gather on the slip of sand just north of where the Ashby overpass meets the Frontage Road. (For ease of parking, it's best to approach...
Oct1Tue
10/01/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Join Rabbi Yoel Kahn and fellow congregants in a series of spiritual conversations in preparation for the High Holy Days. Beginning with the New Moon (Rosh Chodesh) of Elul and continuing through Yom Kippur, these sessions are opportunities to learn from the richness...
Oct5Sat
10/05/2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Join Rabbi Yoel Kahn and fellow congregants in a series of spiritual conversations in preparation for the High Holy Days. Beginning with the New Moon (Rosh Chodesh) of Elul and continuing through Yom Kippur, these sessions are opportunities to learn from the richness...
Oct6Sun
10/06/2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Tel Shalom, Rolling Hills Memorial Park, El Sobrante

We have a long-standing tradition of visiting the graves of relatives between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Everyone is invited to join us for our annual High Holy Day cemetery visit, Kever Avot v’Imahot. Following a brief service, we will visit the graves of our own loved ones as well as those who lived among us. We...
Oct9Wed
10/09/2019 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Join Rabbi Yoel Kahn and fellow congregants in a series of spiritual conversations in preparation for the High Holy Days. Beginning with the New Moon (Rosh Chodesh) of Elul and continuing through Yom Kippur, these sessions are opportunities to learn from the richness...
Oct13Sun
10/13/2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Sukkot celebrants of all ages are invited for a festive schmooze outside under the oak trees. While adults mix and mingle, crafts will be available for young children. We gather in the sukkah at 5:30 for singing, waving the lulav and etrog and a special blessing for new...
Oct20Sun
10/20/2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Each year, we hold a special Yizkor service in Beth El’s Nechama Garden in recognition of children who have died. We honor those lost by miscarriage and those stillborn, and we recall those who died as infants, as children, and as adults. This service was created by Project Nechama, Beth El’s response to pregnancy and neonatal loss.
Oct21Mon
10/21/2019 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm
5:30 pm Dinner
6:15 pm Simchat Torah Celebration
7:00 pm Adult Torah Learning with Rabbi Kahn
Our High Holy Day season goes out with a bang, as we celebrate reading the last few verses of the Torah in Deuteronomy and start right back up again with the first few verses...
Oct30Wed
10/30/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hosted by Still Life Stories
 
The essence of a person lives on in the objects they’ve left behind. Be it a chipped coffee cup, precious pearls, or a faded photo, they beckon us to remember, honor, and celebrate those we’...
Nov6Wed
11/06/2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

First Meeting — Wednesday, November 6, 7:30–9:00 pm

Do you ever feel uncomfortable sitting in services — assuming that everyone else has it all figured out? Did you miss out on the opportunity to become bat or bar mitzvah as a 13-year-old? Would...