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Caring Community

Caring Community

At Congregation Beth Am we strive to be a covenantal community – one united by a sense of mutual responsibility, compassion and care. Members reach out to one another in many ways at times of joy and sorrow, providing help when needed through personal notes, meal delivery, new baby gifts, visits to the homebound, and peer support in times of crisis. Volunteers are always most welcome!

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Our clergy want to know if any of our members are ill or in the hospital. If you know of someone who is in need of special attention, please contact the main office (650) 493-4661 or email any of the Beth Am clergy:

Beit R'fuah (House of Healing) – Beth Am’s support group for those coping with mental health issues and the family and friends who help and sustain them. The group usually meets the second Wednesday of each month, starting with a potluck dinner followed by sharing and discussion among participants. Contact: Mental Health

Gesharim (Bridges) – A congregant-led initiative intended to build a support system for Beth Am members facing the end of life. Through films, speakers, conferences and workshops, Gesharim provides opportunities for learning, discussion and compassionate support. Contact: Rachael or Arnie

Mitzvah Meal Delivery – Congregant volunteers bring home-cooked meals to members who are dealing with illness, hospitalization or family stress. To volunteer or receive help, contact

Yad L’Yad (Hand in Hand)  – Beth Am volunteers visit homebound members on a regular basis, helping to connect them with the congregation. Contact: Lisa

Tikvah (Hope) – This program offers one-to-one emotional support for Beth Am members who are facing a life challenge. Trained volunteers meet with members who are struggling with job loss, bereavement, illness, divorce, a child in trouble or other difficult situations. Contact: Rabbi Marder or

Helping Healing Hands – A group of members who quilt, crochet, knit and craft gifts for congregants who are ill or hospitalized, as well as gifts for new babies in the congregation. Contact: BAWgroups

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).