Yom Sheini, 19 Tammuz 5775
  • Rachamim...Compassion
  • Torah...Learning
  • Ahavah...Love
  • B'rachah...Blessings
  • Shalom...Peace
  • Chesed...Loving Kindness
  • Tz'dakah...Justice

Come be a part of our San Francisco Bay Area Jewish community.  You are welcome!

At BIJ we pride ourselves on our welcome and warmth. Jews and non-Jews alike are welcome at all our services and events. We know how important it is to find a spiritual home where Jewish community is valued and real, for Jews and for their non-Jewish family and friends. The congregation is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Here, you can make a difference in the temple and its programs, find new friends, nurture your faith, serve the Jewish people in San Francisco Bay Area and in the world around us, and cheer with our crowd at a baseball game.

The Board of Trustees Hopes BIJ Members Will Join Us At One of Our Community Gatherings to...

Hear About BIJ’s New Community Participation Plan

Share Your Desires for Your Community

Get to Know One Another Better

*Choose the date /location /time that works best for you and let us know which Community Gathering you plan to attend. The full address will be given after RSVPs are received. The meetings will be 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be offered. Click here to read the BIJ Community Participation Plan.

Tuesday July 7, 2:00 p.m. Gail Harden’s home, Daly City, CA

Tuesday July 7, 7:30 p.m. Lynne Rappaport and Jonathan Frank’s home, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, July 8, 6:30 p.m. Sue and Blair Horst’s home, San Francisco, CA 

Sunday July 12, 2:00 p.m. Alisa Sosnick’s home, Pacifica, CA

Monday July 13, 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Gottlieb and Ricki Weintraub’s home, Pacifica CA

Saturday July 18, 7:30 p.m. (Havdalah following) Kathy Chaikin-Bernstein and Gerald Bernstein’s home, San Francisco, CA

Sunday July 19, 11:00 a.m. Josh Goodman and Karen Kerner’s home, San Francisco, CA

RSVP by phone (415) 586-8833 or on our website at

*For those who are traveling or unable to attend in July, there will be another opportunity to attend a Community Gathering in October.


What's happening at BIJ? Check our our calendar for more information about these events and many more...

Mindfulness Meditation
Friday Mornings, 8:30-9:00am

Mindfulness meditation is a spiritual practice that allows us to create for ourselves an extended period of silence, in which to focus on our inner self without the distractions of life’s constant noise. It is a gift that we can give to ourselves, for getting in touch with our inner self and strengthening our spirit. We allow time to sit together quietly in silent Jewish practice, before heading off to our work or daily routine. This is a flexible work-in-progress, welcoming suggestions and open to evolving.


Adult Hebrew Lessons for Beginning and Intermediate Learners
July 9, 23; August 6, 20; September 3, 17
Aleph Bet 6:00-6:30 pm
Continuing Students 6:30-7:30 pm

Are you interested in learning to read Hebrew? For those interested in reading the Hebrew Aleph Bet (alphabet), here is your opportunity to make that happen! An intermediate Hebrew course follows, where we are working on improving reading skills, developing the building blocks of Hebrew grammar and increasing our vocabulary. Beginning students are encouraged to stay for both classes. We meet bi-weekly. $10/session. Contact Ricki Weintraub for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">


Monthly Craft & Schmooze
July 12, August 9, & September 13, 1:00-3:00 pm

Do you enjoy making friends, making or learning crafts or maybe a little knitting? Then join us for a fun afternoon of schmoozing, crafting, artistic and spiritual exploration. We meet on a monthly basis on Sundays.



Click on our calendar for more information



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