Chai-5 Orthodox Minyan
Kaddish minyan, study groups.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(888) 918 - 2671
Fax: (925) 299 - 2042
Congregation B'nai Shalom: Congregation B'nai Shalom*
Traditional Conservative community. Egalitarian, inclusive and multi-generational. Activities for babies to bubbes. Preschool, religious school; non-members welcome. All holidays celebrated. Kosher kitchen.
74 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Fax: (925) 934-9450
Congregation Netivot Shalom: Congregation Netivot Shalom*
Egalitarian and participatory, welcoming intermarried and non-traditional households. Religious services, K-7th religious school, b'nai mitzvah, adult education, social action, Torah study. Preschool.
1316 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Preschool: (510) 848-5770
Fax: (510) 549-9448
Temple Beth Abraham: Temple Beth Abraham*
Participatory, vibrant and haimish with preschool, religious school and programming for all ages.
327 MacArthur Blvd., Mail to: 336 Euclid Ave., Oakland, CA 94610
Fax: (510) 832-4930
Temple Beth Sholom: Temple Beth Sholom*
Preschool, adult Torah study, first Friday family dinners, sisterhood, Simchat Chai (seniors group), kosher kitchen. Interfaith and Jews-by-choice welcome. Oldest synagogue building in continuous use west of the Mississippi; "Little Shul" listed as historical landmark.
642 Dolores Ave., San Leandro, CA 94577
Fax: (510) 357-1375
Beit Midrash Ohr Ha Chaim Torah Learning Center: Beit Midrash Ohr Ha Chaim Torah Learning Center
Independent, unaffiliated center of text-based Torah learning, including daily morning classes, weekly evening classes, special guest speakers, special events, and weekly Shabbat services.
1380 Hopkins at Acton, Berkeley, CA 94702
Beth Chaim Congregation: Beth Chaim Congregation*
Dynamic relitious school and b'nai mitzvah program. All backgounds/interfaith families welcome. Religious school, sisterhood, brotherhood, tikkun olam, chavurah, adult education, chesed support system, family Tot Shabbat and family-oriented services.
1800 Holbrook Dr., Danville, CA 94506
Fax: (925) 736-7145
Chochmat HaLev: Center for Jewish Spirituality
Dynamic independent shul with musical celebratory Shabbats and High Holy Days services. Meditation, environmental Judasim, Kabbalah, mysticism, and adult/children's education. Walking distance from Ashby BART.
2215 Prince St., Berkeley, CA 94705-1818
Fax: (510) 704-1767
JCC of the Greater East Bay: Shir HaShirim (Songs of Songs Minyan)
Community Kabbalat Shabbat service on second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Combines Ashkenazi, Mizrachi and Sephardi traditions. Service is highlighted by sacred poetry, prayer and music from around the world.
1414 Walnut St., don't print mail to: 3788 Canon Ave, Oakland, CA, 94602, Berkeley, CA 94709
Fax: (510) 848-0170
Reaches out to Jews, their families and all who seek connections to Jewish life and community. Shabbat dinners and holiday celebrations, salons on Judaism and social justice, Jewish study sessions, and rabbinic mentoring.
Connect. Explore. Choose Your Path., 409 Liberty St., El Cerrito, CA 94530
Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living: Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living
Traditional synagogue where Shabbat and holidays are inclusive, participatory and joyous. Weekly Torah study and continuing Jewish education. Full-time rabbi serves residential community.
4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506
Fax: (925) 648-2801
Aquarian Minyan: Aquarian Minyan*
Spiritually oriented community combines innovative and traditional approaches, including participatory liturgy, meditation, music, and movement. Opportunities for heartfelt and joyful worship, learning, and service.
P.O. Box 7224, Berkeley, CA 94707
Congregation Shir Neshamah: Congregation Shir Neshamah
Traditional services with a contemporary approach to Judaism. Meets in members' homes in Central Contra Costa County for Shabbat services. Celebrates all holidays together. Unaffiliated and interfaith families welcome.
P.O. Box 2344, Lafayette, CA 94595
Kehilla Community Synagogue: Kehilla Community Synagogue*
Creative, spiritual, contemporary Judaism tikkun olam-infused. Membership includes LGBT, straight, singles, families, interfaith. Religious school grades K-6, bar/bat mitzvah program, adult education.
1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA 94610
Fax: (510) 547-2442
Beth Jacob Congregation: Beth Jacob Congregation*
Diverse Modern Orthodox synagogue offers services twice daily. Maintains kosher banquet hall, and offers classes, preschool, mikvah, cemetery and gift shop.
3778 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA 94610
Fax: (510) 482-2374
Chabad House of Berkeley: Chabad House of Berkeley
Religious, educational and community service organization.
2643 College Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Fax: (510) 849-0536
Chabad Jewish Center of Oakland and Piedmont: Chabad Jewish Center of Oakland and Piedmont
Serving the Jewish communities of Oakland and Piedmont. Adult Judaic studies. Shabbat dinners and services, community holiday celebrations, women's group, hospital visitation. No membership required.
889 Sunnyhills Rd., Oakland, CA 94610
Chabad of Contra Costa: Chabad of Contra Costa*
Serving the Contra Costa Jewish community. Adult education, Hebrew school, holiday programs and events, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, Shabbat and daily prayer services. No membership necessary.
1671 Newell Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Chabad of the Tri-Valley: Chabad of the Tri-Valley
Based in Pleasanton, serves the Jewish residents of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin.
784 Palomino Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Congregation Beth Israel: Congregation Beth Israel*
Modern Orthodox community. Welcomes visitors from all levels of observance. Youth programming, ongoing adult education, social-action committee, Shabbat morning child care, monthly Shabbat dinner, daily services.
1630 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94703
Fax: (510) 843-5058
Congregation Beth El: Congregation Beth El*
Vibrant and growing Reform Jewish congregation dedicated to Jewish learning, worship and acts of loving kindness.
1301 Oxford St., Berkeley, CA 94709-1424
Fax: (510) 848-2707
Congregation Beth Emek: Congregation Beth Emek
Family service the third Friday of each month. Saturday morning Torah study. Retreats. Educational and social programs for all ages.
3400 Nevada Ct., Pleasanton, CA 94566
Fax: (925) 931-1054
Congregation B'nai Israel of Rossmoor: Congregation B'nai Israel of Rossmoor
Meets at the Vista Room of the Hillside Clubhouse Friday 8 p.m. High Holiday services: Del Valle Clubhouse, call for times. Everyone welcome.
Mail to: P.O. Box 2070, Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Fax: (925) 939-8465
Congregation B'nai Tikvah: Congregation B'nai Tikvah*
Uniquely approachable and comfortable environment welcoming all. Religious school, preschool workshops, Talmud study, music programs, adult education. Family and musical Shabbat services.
25 Hillcroft Way, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Fax: (925) 933-6833
Congregation B'nai Torah: Congregation B'nai Torah
Meets at First Congregational Church. Weekly services, holiday and social events open to all. Interfaith families welcome. Call for service schedule.
620 East Tregallas Rd., Mail to: P.O. Box 3772, Antioch, CA 94531-3772
Congregation Shir Ami: Congregation Shir Ami
Small Reform congregation for Jews by birth and by choice, and non-Jewish family/partners. Student rabbi leads Friday evening Shabbat services twice monthly. Religious school with b'nai mitzvah training.
4529 Malabar Ave., Castro Valley, CA 94546
Fax: (510) 276-6100
Temple Beth Hillel: Temple Beth Hillel
Shabbat services, religious school starting with pre-K, educational and cultural programs and events for all ages in a spiritually warm and friendly environment.
801 Park Central, Richmond, CA 94803
Fax: (510) 223-2929
Temple Isaiah: Temple Isaiah*
Provides a spiritually nurturing, intellectually challenging, and socially active environment in which members of all ages can deepen their Jewish connections.
3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549
Religious school: (925) 284-9191
Fax: (925) 283-8355
Temple Israel: Temple Israel
Religious school, exciting programs, interfaith outreach, and spiritually fulfilling worship services.
3183 Mecartney Rd., Alameda, CA 94502-6912
Fax: (510) 522-9356
Temple Sinai: Temple Sinai*
Warm, inclusive Reform congregation with approachable clergy, quality preschool and religious school, adult education, and progressive social action programs.
P.O. Box 13315 #408, Oakland, CA 94661
Fax: (510) 465-0603
Kol Hadash, Community for Humanistic Judaism: Kol Hadash, Community for Humanistic Judaism*
Serves entire Bay Area. Offers: Humanistic nontheistic celebrations of Jewish identity, history and culture, monthly Shabbat, holiday services, Sunday school, mitzvah program, lifecycle events, study/social groups.
P.O. Box 2777, Berkeley, CA 94710
Fax: (510) 236-8936
Tri-Valley Cultural Jews: Tri-Valley Cultural Jews
Progressive Secular Humanistic community identifying with the Jewish people through family, culture and history, rather than through religion. Bar/bat mitzvah, holidays, lifecycles, Sunday school.
1817 Sinclair Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94588
Chabad of Napa Valley: Chabad of Napa Valley
Shabbat services, community holiday celebrations, women's group, kosher meals, hospital visitation, Jewish learning institute, weekly Torah studies; all are welcome.
18 Lodestar Lane, Napa, CA 94558
Congregation Beth Sholom: Congregation Beth Sholom of Napa Valley*
Since 1953, the Napa Valley's only synagogue. Full schedule of religious, educational and cultural programs. Weekly Shabbat services; Camp Shalom Chaverim and community pool.
1455 Elm St., Napa, CA 94559
Fax: (707) 253-1109
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