YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

Come be a part of our San Francisco Bay Area Jewish community.

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

A BIJ, you can find new friends, nurture your faith, and serve the Jewish people in the Bay Area and in the world around us. 

Join us for our Shabbat dinners and musical services, for concerts , social events and cheering with our crowd at a baseball game!

Learning is part of our DNA.  We offer classes and programs for adults and children, including Hebrew instruction, preparation for Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Torah study, and holiday preparation.  Our Rabbi Danny Gottlieb brings a wealth of deep Torah knowledge and insights based on his rabbinical training at Leo Baeck College in London, England, and as a member of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality’s 4th Rabbinic cohort.  His experience and training makes our Torah study, Parashah commentary, and Shabbat derashot insightful as well as approachable.

 

Shabbat in the ‘hood!

Friday, March 15th, 7:30pm

On the third Friday of each month we take our Shabbat service “on the road” to different neighborhoods where members host the chavurah-style services in their homes.  March 15th, our Shabbat will be in Glen Park at the home of Deborah and Ian!  Join us for this intimate service – and invite others who are not yet members of the BIJ family – to enjoy this informal, cozy service.  Please contact the BIJ office for location details. 

Purim Is Coming!

Purim with the Ghostbusters

Wednesday, March 20th

6:00pm:  Tot Purim

6:30pm: Vegetarian Potluck, Dinner, and Happy Hour

7:15pm:  Family-friendly Purim Shpiel by the Rabbis

8:00pm:  Megillah Reading – Two options!

8:45pm:  Hamantashen!!!

(This is going to be fun!!!  Bring boxes of mac-n-cheese for your groggers

that can be donated to help fulfill the mitzvah of feeding the poor.)

 

Supported in part by the Barry & Evelyn Legacy Fund on behalf of the Southside Jewish Collaborative

Friday Night Feast!

 

 

Friday, March 22nd, 6:30pm

The Exodus in Song and Art

Come have a delicious meal (and lots of fun!) celebrating Shabbat with your BIJ community. Plus, a free catered meal will be provided so you don’t have to cook – just enjoy!

The Friday Night Feast for March will feature Ernest Newbrun, a Professor Emeritus from UCSF who currently teaches courses on Art History at the Fromm Institute.  His presentation is titled “The Exodus in Song and Art”, and will explore how composers and artists have been inspired and interpreted the Biblical narrative of the Exodus and the escape from tyranny and enslavement.  We will hear music by Handel, Rossini, Debbie Friedman, a Negro Spiritual, and others.  Art from as early as the 3rd century CE to contemporary times illustrating the Exodus will also be presented.  Promises to be a wonderful and enlightening evening.  Don’t miss this one!

 The Friday Night Feasts are generously sponsored by Sisterhood – The Women of BIJ and supported by your donations.

PLEASE!  RSVP for the Feast so we prepare enough food!
RSVP using the “Registration & Payments” tab at the top of this web page.

 

 

 

General Guide for Monthly Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Erev Shabbat Service Schedule

1st Friday –  6:30 pm:  Shabbat Shelanu jointly with B’nai Emunah  (check the calendar for location)

2nd Friday – 7:30 pm:  Sacred Hebrew Chant & Drum, an “alternative” style musical service

3rd Friday  – 7:30 pm:  Neighborhood Shabbat, hosted by congregants in their homes  (call the Temple office for location)

4th Friday  – 6:30 pm:  Friday Night Feast, free catered dinner and program with special guest speaker

5th Friday  – Special Service or Program  (check website calendar for details)

 

Shabbat Morning Service Schedule

Torah Study & Bagels – 8:45am

Shabbat Morning Services – 10:00am led by Rabbi Gottlieb

(2nd Saturday of each calendar month, the service is led by Or Shalom clergy)

 

 

Please see the “EVENTS” tab for a list of more events and activities happening at BIJ this month!

 

 

Beth Israel Judea’s office is open Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 5pm, and Friday from 10am – 3pm.

We are closed for most Jewish holidays.

Contact us at 1.415.586.8833 or office@bij.org

Don’t miss a service or an event!  Transportation assistance is available.  Please contact the office to make arrangements.