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!

Carla, Leslie and I have sure learned a lot about BAW in these last couple of weeks! We are excited about the many events coming up this year and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. At the June offsite board meeting, we had fun getting to know our five new board members who bring a variety of backgrounds and life/career experience to the group. With the help of the other board members, we are building confidence in our ability to take over the helm of this vibrant community of women and ensure the continuation of the many engaging and fun events throughout the year.
Members of Beth Am have a collaborative space just for them. Signing up is very easy at
Please consider a donation to the Youth Education, Camp and Israel Scholarship Fund to ensure that our children and grandchildren are raised with a strong and meaningful Jewish identity
Greetings from Young Beth Am Members Studying and Working in Israel — Find out what three Beth Am congregants have been up to as they participate in long-term programs in Israel...
In Sh'ma Groups Corner, we'll regularly highlight different Sh'ma Groups at Beth Am. This month we feature the Searching Seniors Sh'ma Group.
Greetings from our member Joanna Tasch, high school student — Greetings from a Beth Am high school student spending a semester on the URJ's Heller High Semester in Israel program!
A Beth Am Women Group — Knitzvah Circle is on hiatus until October 2018. Please stay tuned for future meeting dates in the fall.
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.
38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Running July 19-August 25 — A group of Jewish Senior citizens celebrate the weekly Sabbath (Shabbat) at the local Wendy’s fast food restaurant with Hebrew blessings along with burgers and fries. Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Am.
How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World — The fascinating story of the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first and second women to serve as Supreme Court justices. RSVP by Monday, July 30.
You might be missing out on free money for Beth Am! — Does your employer have a matching gift program? You may be able to double or even triple your contributions to Beth Am!
Would you be interested in being kept abreast of current assaults on the Jewish community and combating these trends? Sign up today!
Friday, July 27, Immediately Following the Shabbat Service; Outdoor Chapel*
Co-sponsored by Beth Am Women and Beth Am Men — Celebrate Tu B'Av, the Jewish Day of Love, with a wine and chocolate Oneg Shabbat under the trees.
A "Postcard" from Beth Am member Jill Rubin — Our member Jill Rubin sends greetings from her first year of rabbinical school in Jerusalem.
Our Member Elana Hirsch Sends Greetings — Our member Elana Hirsch sends greetings from Israel!
Facilities Improvement Projects Underway — Several projects are underway to strengthen our infrastructure in an effort to improve security as well as accessibility.
The Beth Am Women Board voted that our social justice theme for 2018-19 would be Focus on the Health and Well-Being of Youth.
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).