At Congregation Beth Am we strive to be a covenantal community – one united by a sense of mutual responsibility, compassion and care. Members reach out to one another in many ways at times of joy and sorrow, providing help when needed through personal notes, meal delivery, new baby gifts, visits to the homebound, and peer support in times of crisis. Volunteers are always most welcome!Read more
Our clergy want to know if any of our members are ill or in the hospital. If you know of someone who is in need of special attention, please contact the main office (650) 493-4661 or email any of the Beth Am clergy:
- Rabbi Janet Marder, Senior Rabbi
- Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit, Associate Rabbi
- Cantor Jaime Shpall, Cantor
- Rabbi Heath Watenmaker, Assistant Rabbi
- Rabbi Sarah Weissman, Associate Rabbi
You may also contact Beth Am’s Caring Committee at Tikvah@betham.org.
Beit R'fuah (House of Healing) – Beth Am’s support group for those coping with mental health issues and the family and friends who help and sustain them. The group usually meets the second Wednesday of each month, starting with a potluck dinner followed by sharing and discussion among participants. Contact: Mental Health
Gesharim (Bridges) – A congregant-led initiative intended to build a support system for Beth Am members facing the end of life. Through films, speakers, conferences and workshops, Gesharim provides opportunities for learning, discussion and compassionate support. Contact: Rachael or Arnie
Mitzvah Meal Delivery – Congregant volunteers bring home-cooked meals to members who are dealing with illness, hospitalization or family stress. To volunteer or receive help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yad L’Yad (Hand in Hand) – Beth Am volunteers visit homebound members on a regular basis, helping to connect them with the congregation. Contact: Lisa
Tikvah (Hope) – This program offers one-to-one emotional support for Beth Am members who are facing a life challenge. Trained volunteers meet with members who are struggling with job loss, bereavement, illness, divorce, a child in trouble or other difficult situations. Contact: Rabbi Marder or email@example.com
Helping Healing Hands – A group of members who quilt, crochet, knit and craft gifts for congregants who are ill or hospitalized, as well as gifts for new babies in the congregation. Contact: BAWgroupsClose