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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

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.
There will be no meeting in July. Stay tuned for the August title.
A Beth Am Women Group — Knitzvah Circle is on hiatus until October 2018. Please stay tuned for future meeting dates in the fall.
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Congregation Beth Am
  • 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
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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).