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!

During the height of the Civil Rights era, Dr. Martin Luther King led a march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama. One of the people who participated in that march was Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. When Rabbi Heschel returned from Selma, he was asked by someone, ‘Did you find much time to pray, when you were in Selma?’ Rabbi Heschel responded, ‘I prayed with my feet.’ What was his point? That his marching, his protesting, his speaking out for Civil Rights was his greatest prayer of all.
Members of Beth Am now have a collaborative space just for them. Signing up is very easy at
Featuring the New Film "Asperger’s Are Us" and Erev Shabbat Service with Rabbi Erin Mason — This Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month, four special events offer opportunities to embrace our differences.
Live Web Streams of Erev Shabbat Services and Select Events and Classes — Erev Shabbat services are now being streamed live every Friday evening. Select events and classes will also be streamed live. Tune in at
It’s a Win/Win for You and for Beth Am — Car donations are an easy way to support Beth Am, providing you with a tax write-off and Beth Am with additional funds for our community. Please contact Beth Am Development Director Mandy Eisner, (650) 493-4661, ext. 211.
BDS and events during this past election cycle have contributed to levels of anti-Semitism not seen in this country in decades. Would you be interested in combating these trends?
Please consider making a gift to the Ruby Camp Fund so that we can help send as many kids as possible to camp this year. There is no greater gift to our kids!
Erev Shabbat Service With Guest Speaker Rabbi Erin Mason — Rabbi Erin Mason, Director of URJ Camp Newman, will speak about inclusion of all children at camp as an intrinsically Jewish value, representing a model for the entire Jewish community.
Create Purim Treats for Beth Am College Students, Jewish Military Personnel, Émigrés and the Elderly — Join Beth Am Women to bake and package delicious Purim treats! Participate in one of three shifts during the all-day baking event in Beth Am’s kitchen.
Events Begin Sunday, March 5 — Get ready for a celebration of festivity and laughter as we celebrate Purim the Beth Am way! All proceeds support Beth Am teen programs.
Performed by the Albany Consort; Free and Open to the Public — The Albany Consort rendering of Esther, composed by C. G. Lidarti, includes the whole cast of Purim characters accompanied by an intimate chamber orchestra playing on period instruments.
Political activism brought them together -- and continues to be a shared passion for Diane and Joe Rolfe. Here at Beth Am they find a community of civic-minded friends and activists like them – one of the many reasons they love this congregation! Whether it’s registering voters or educating the public on issues, Diane and Joe are enthusiastic volunteers, with a passion for change-making. In fact, they met at a McGovern campaign volunteer meeting in 1972. Joe asked Diane out for a drink after the meeting, and the rest was history…
We are pleased to announce that Nirit Zandman is Beth Am’s new part-time Inclusion Director.
By Beth Am Inclusion Director Nirit Zandman — Much progress has been made over the years to make society more accepting and respecting for people with disabilities by changing laws and attitudes...
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).