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!

Every year I think that this year I will celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. But every year with the High Holy Days, school starting, etc., I never get to building the sukkah or finding the lulav and the etrog. This year I decided to research the holiday, to find the essence and see what elements I could observe. I read that the holiday is an agricultural festival, a thanksgiving for the summer harvest. Later it became one of the pilgrimage festivals (along with Passover and Shavuot) and took on historical significance by being associated with the forty years wandering in the desert.
Members of Beth Am now have a collaborative space just for them. Signing up is very easy at
Please consider a donation to the Podolsky Visual History Fund, which tells the evolving Beth Am story through photography and videography.
“Sinai Moments” at Beth Am — “We believe in congregations! We believe they are a form of community unlike anything else in today’s world.”
Beth Am's Small Groups initiative is growing! — Sh'ma Groups are peer-led community groups in which 8-12 people meet regularly to build relationships, deepen connections and grow Jewishly together.
With Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Antwan Seca, leaders of Roots/Shorashim/Judur — We’re honored to welcome two leaders of Roots/Shorashim/Judur, an Israeli-Palestinian grassroots initiative focused on promoting understanding, non-violence and transformation.
Please consider going above and beyond your dues with a tax-deductible gift to the Annual Campaign.
The J. Jewish News Weekly of Northern California results for its annual "Readers' Choice" survey are in! Thank you for voting Congregation Beth Am best synagogue in the category of Innovative Synagogue Programming.
Beth Am Women Oral History Project: We Carried Torah — Mazel tov to Beth Am Women (BAW) on being one of six winners to receive a Women of Reform Judaism’s Gold Or Ami award, for the BAW Past Presidents’ Oral History project!
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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).