Community | Congregation Beth Am




Congregation Beth Am's warm and welcoming community offers something for everyone! Whether you want to engage with others in learning, worship or social justice activities, a benefit of our large congregation is our ability to offer myriad small-group activities to help you grow and connect.

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Finding points of connection strengthens our community experience on Shabbat, on the High Holy Days and whenever our congregation comes together to celebrate, to comfort or to contemplate our past, present and future.

Please browse the links to our various community groups. Our staff is happy to help make connections or to start a new group if your interest is not yet represented. Making the effort will ensure that Beth Am becomes your home away from home -- the place where there's always a friend to sit with, the place where you belong. Welcome!

Tu B’Av, the fifteenth day of Av, is both an ancient and a modern holiday. At one time it was a matchmaking day for unmarried women. It was also the day when it was decided to allow marriage outside your own tribe. (I read that change saved the tribe of Benjamin from extinction.) There are more historical events tied to this date. In modern Israel it has become a civil celebration, a day of romance and love, similar to Valentine’s Day. At Beth Am, we will celebrate Tu B’Av on Friday, August 4, with a special BAW Shabbat service and a wonderful wine and chocolate oneg.
Members of Beth Am now have a collaborative space just for them. Signing up is very easy at
Please consider a donation to the Guthaner Fund, which will help us continue to provide outstanding guest scholars and other enriching cultural programs for our community.
You might be missing out on free money for Beth Am! — Check your company’s corporate matching gift program policy to see if you can generate additional support for Beth Am today!
There will be no meeting in July. Stay tuned for the August title.
Would you be interested in being kept abreast of current assaults on the Jewish community and combating these trends? Sign up today!
Adventures in Budapest, Vienna & Israel: April 22-May 6, 2018; With Rabbis Janet & Shelly Marder and Orna Morad — At the information session, we’ll present a detailed itinerary and answer all of your questions. If you’re interested, but can’t attend this meeting, please email Orna Morad or call (650) 493-4661.
 The most appealing aspect of “The Japanese Lover” is that, despite its fearless engagement with horrors on both a national and personal scale, it remains a story of genuine and refreshing generosity. Allende manages to blend domestic comedy, historical fiction, mystery, romance and even a note of fantasy to create a novel that’s a pleasure to recommend..
Beginning in August - stay tuned for more information!; Location TBD
Reflect on the year that's been, prepare for a new year and make some new friends — Reflect on the year that's been, prepare for a new year, and make some new friends in this four-part small group series.
Sunday, July 30 and Sunday, August 20 at 10:00 am; Wunderlich Park
For Parents of College-Age Students/Recent Grads — Join a group of parents (of young adults/college students) for a 1.5-hour hike, starting at 10:00 AM at the main entrance to Wunderlich Park. Please bring a brunch item to share for afterwards.
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).