One of my favorite Sunday morning activities at Beth Am is standing at around 11:35 AM at the top of the long foyer leading from the classrooms on the upper campus looking down toward the Sanctuary. They are holding terrific projects that they’ve made during Sunday Program — a paper shofar in September, a newly planted seed in February, a piece of freshly made matzah in April — and telling their parents about their day. Read Rabbi Jonathan Prosnits complete May clergy column...
The Jewish Community Federation recently released its comprehensive survey of Bay Area Jewish Life. This fascinating study provides insight into the strengths and challenges we face, and highlights interesting similarities and differences with the national survey of American Jews and Judaism conducted by the Pew Research Center a few years ago. Read Bruce's complete May president's column...
See what's going on at Beth Am in May in this month's issue! The Builder provides coverage of upcoming highlighted events and stories of note.
The prayer-life of Congregation Beth Am is both communal and personal, offering quiet, meditative moments as well as community celebration. First and foremost, our worship is musical and participatory, inclusive and intergenerational, egalitarian and welcoming. The Service Schedule lists the speaker for each service, as well as times for smaller Minyanim and Jewish Meditation gatherings. Erev Shabbat services are available via live video stream at: www.betham.org/streaming
Beth Am is a warm and friendly congregation. Our members form deep, long-lasting friendships and are dedicated to meaningful worship, dynamic Jewish learning and compassionate care through all stages of life. Beth Am is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
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For over 60 years, Congregation Beth Am has been sustained by the free will offerings of our members. Their heartfelt gifts of time, skill and financial resources have helped to create a place of remarkable physical and spiritual beauty.