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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!

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!
Members of Beth Am now have a collaborative space just for them. Signing up is very easy at
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
Generate donations every time you shop! — Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Congregation Beth Am every time you shop on AmazonSmile!
Memorial Gift Supports Lifelong Learning at Beth Am — Beth Am is honored to dedicate the Lori Levinson Luft Adult Education Fund, founded by Lori’s brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Leslie Levinson of New Jersey. 
Supporting Youth Education at Beth Am — Please consider a gift to the Anida Hamburg Fund for the children of Beth Am.
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).