Because Bay Area residents come from a variety of communities and backgrounds, our synagogues take pride in being warm, welcoming and inclusive. Call individual synagogues for information about schedules for services, holiday worship, bar/bat mitzvah training, religious schools, day care, children’s and adult classes, and special program offerings.
East Bay

Beth Chaim Congregation

Preschool, religious school, b'nai mitzvah program, sisterhood, brotherhood, tikkun olam, chavurah, adult education, chesed support, family Tot Shabbat, Ruach services. All backgrounds/interfaith families, LGBTQ welcome.
Danville, CA
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B’nai Israel of Rossmoor 

Meets at the Vista Room of the Hillside Clubhouse Friday 7:30 p.m. High Holy Day services at Event Center, Tahoe Room; call for times. Everyone welcome.
Walnut Creek, CA
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North Bay


Welcomes unaffiliated individuals and families. Workshops and services support Jewish life-learning through a Reconstructionist lens. High Holy Day services, children's education, interfaith programs, b'nai mitzvah training for all ages and lifecycle events.
Novato, CA
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Los Altos Chabad

Offering Jews of all backgrounds and ages innovative and exciting programs: Adult education, Rosh Chodesh Society, monthly Shabbat service, Holiday programming, bar/bat mitzvah preparation, youth programs and more.
Los Altos, CA
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Chabad of Monterey

A popular center for Jews of all backgrounds who want to learn more about their Jewish roots. Offering a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Torah classes and lectures, Shabbaton dinners, and family and social activities.
Pacific Grove, CA
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San Francisco

Chabad of Cole Valley

A community-based organization. The mission is to make Judaism's rich heritage and values available through community events and programs while simultaneously caring for those in need.
Chabad of Cole Valley San Francisco, CA
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Congregation Anshey Sfard

Morning minyan Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. Shabbat services led by cantor on Friday night and on Saturday morning, followed by a luncheon. Children's Hebrew classes are ongoing.
San Francisco, CA
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South Bay

Chabad of San Jose

Shabbat services, adult education classes, holiday awareness programs, Hebrew school, bar-bat mitzvah lessons, drug prevention. All welcome regardless of religious background, knowledge or level of observance.
Los Gatos, CA
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Chabad of Sunnyvale

Open door to the entire Jewish community. Children's programs, bar/bat mitzvah preparation, teen club, Chabad Hebrew school. Adult education. Beginner and children-friendly services on Shabbat and holidays. Camp Gan Israel, summer and winter.
Sunnyvale, CA
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Congregation Emeth

South Santa Clara Valley's only Reform synagogue, with 80+ families. Full religious school, Hebrew school and adult programming. Interfaith families welcome. Overseeing Jewish section of Gan Emet/Emeth Gardens Cemetery in Gilroy.
Morgan Hill, CA
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El Cerrito
Santa Cruz
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