Congregation Beth Israel Judea is multigenerational, participatory San Francisco temple. Our community welcomes all Jews and interfaith families along with their partners and friends. We value celebrations of the spirit, Jewish culture, our children’s education and life-long learning, music, social justice and Tikkun Olam (the healing of the world). We foster expressions of Judaism that embrace the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity that has characterized the Jewish people throughout history as well as through contemporary forces, including intermarriage, conversion and adoption.
You are welcome here. We hope that you will find a comfortable and nurturing place in our spiritual community.
BIJ worship seeks to nurture the Jewish soul. From our Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) and Shabbat morning prayers, to the holidays and festivals, our services present a unique blend of traditional and contemporary practice, and always with beautiful music.
Beth Israel Judea offers excellent educational programs for children, families and adults. Our younger students enjoy Hebrew school and Sunday Religious School in state-of-the-art facilities with experienced and nurturing educators. Weekly Torah study and a wide variety of other learning programs are available for adults and families.
Rabbi Danny Gottlieb and Interim Cantorial Soloist Ricki Weintraub are committed to a Judaism that is vibrant, relevant and compelling. They want to help you make BIJ your new spiritual home.