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Beth Am Women

Beth Am Women

works to build a warm, welcoming and inclusive community for women at Congregation Beth Am.

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As an affiliate of the Women of Reform Judaism, Beth Am Women helps to ensure the future of progressive Judaism around the world with initiatives that serve our community and the ideals of the Jewish people.

Our activities include programs that bring us together to learn about ourselves, each other and Torah; to practice our traditions and create new ones; to support congregational activities; and to initiate and support tzedakah projects. We offer many regularly scheduled activities, including a book discussion group, cooking classes, monthly Rosh Chodesh celebrations, and much more. For upcoming programs, view the BAW Calendar or sign up to receive the BAW Cyberletter.

And we’re always ready to try new activities. To share a suggestion, or to learn more about Beth Am Women, check out our Resources box (at the bottom right corner of this page) or email

Purim is coming. The Talmud says, “From the beginning of Adar, we increase in joy.”   But what if I don’t feel joyful? I looked for counsel to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.   He writes: “[T]he simcha we celebrate throughout the month of Adar is different from the normal joy we feel when something good and positive has happened to us or our people. That is expressive joy. The simcha of Adar, by contrast, is therapeutic joy.”   That is just what I need – the therapeutic joy of Purim.  
Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm
A Festive and Delicious Event led by Rabbi Sarah Weissman — Beth Am Women is celebrating our 25th women's seder this year! Register today. 
Thursday, April 27 to Sunday, April 30
NEW DETAILS: Single rooms now available at Land of Medicine Buddha! BAW has decided to accommodate those who enquired about single room occupancy. Only a few rooms remain; sign up soon!
Congregation Beth Am
  • 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
  • (650) 493-4661 Contact Us

We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).