Prayers for Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

Please join us for these ongoing offerings – Visit our Events page for more details!

 

Shabbat

Friday evening Erev Shabbat service at 7:00 pm via Zoom or Facebook Live

Saturday morning 8:45 am – Interactive Torah Study

Saturday morning 10:15 am – Shabbat Morning Service

via Zoom or Phone (call or email the BIJ office for login/call info) or stream live on our Facebook Page 

 

Lunch & Learn

Third Thursday of every month, 12:00pm – 2:30pm via Zoom

 

Sisterhood Meetings

Did you get your invitation to the Sisterhood Zoom meeting? If not, contact Terry A. Levy at (415) 334-1005 or terryalevy45@gmail.com

 

Care & Concern

Do you have time to check on BIJ members who need extra connection or help during this time? Are you yourself in need of extra connection or help? Please contact our Care & Concern Team leader Lynne Rappaport at lynnerappa@aol.com or (415) 665-8616 to volunteer or let us know what you need.

 

 Contact us at (415) 586-8833 or office@bij.org for more information.

 

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.

 

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 (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.

 

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

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