Congregations

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

Aquarian Minyan

A Jewish Renewal community, combining innovative and traditional approaches. Meets for holidays, potluck Shabbats, lifecycle events, guest speakers, and progressive discussion groups throughout Berkeley. Offers participatory worship, deep learning, meditation and dance.
Berkeley, CA
http://www.aquarianminyan.org
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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
http://www.bethchaim.com
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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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Chabad House of Berkeley

Sharing Jewish joy and inspiration. Community outreach and lifecycle events. Friendship Circle, mikvah education, holiday celebrations and Shabbat services, Hebrew school, bar/bat mitzvah training. Offers children's camp and adult education.
Chabad of the East Bay Berkeley, CA
http://www.chabadberkeley.org
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Chochmat HaLev

Dynamic Renewal shul with musical celebratory Shabbats, meditation, contemplative services and transformative High Holy Day observance. Meditation, Kabbalah, mysticism and adult/children's education. Walking distance from Ashby BART.
Center for Jewish Spirituality Berkeley, CA
http://www.chochmat.org
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Congregation Beth Emek

Shabbat services with guitar, lots of singing and inspiring sermons. Participatory Shabbat morning Torah study. Outstanding preschool, religious school and adult education. Family services, senior groups and vibrant youth group.
Pleasanton, CA
http://www.bethemek.org
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Minyan Dafna

Independent, traditional egalitarian minyan in Berkeley. Meets once a month on Friday night for Kabbalat Shabbat services and once a month for services on Shabbat morning. Also meets for High Holy Day services. Vibrant, energetic, and inclusive community committed to halachah.
http://www.minyandafna.org
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Nishmat Shalom

Egalitarian, observant, feminist. Committed to inclusive liturgy and encouraging women's leadership. Shabbat services in members' homes. Men and women of all backgrounds and orientations are welcome.
http://www.nishmat.org
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Monterey

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
http://www.chabadofmonterey.com
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Berkeley
North Bay

Congregation Beth Ami

Monthly Shabbat dinners and holiday celebrations, fostering a strong sense of community; toddler through teen programming, adult education, library and gift shop. Conservative egalitarian. Warmly welcomes interfaith, singles and LGBTQ.
Santa Rosa, CA
http://www.BethAmiSR.org
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Congregation Ner Shalom

Drawing from Reconstructionist roots and the soulfulness of Jewish Renewal, embracing Judaism through ritual, social justice, music, learning and laughter. Nurturing spirituality through learning, prayer and tikkun olam.
Cotati, CA
http://www.nershalom.org
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Dorot

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
http://www.rrc.edu
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Peninsula

Congregation Kol Emeth

Conservative, participatory, egalitarian, traditional services; daily minyanim; Friday night Shabbat programs; religious school; social action programs; adult and family education; and programs foryoung professionals,
Palo Alto, CA
http://www.kolemeth.org
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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
http://www.JewishLosAltos.com
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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
http://www.ChabadCV.org
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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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Congregation L’Dor VaDor

Musical, participatory worship and Torah study. Kabbalat Shabbat: Fridays, 2 p.m.; Saturday morning service, 9:15. Friends, families and community are welcome to join a fully accessible synagogue.
Jewish Home San Francisco, CA
http://www.jhsf.org
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Or Shalom Jewish Community

Welcoming community of Jews and non-Jews, committed to support each other and mend the world. Approaching Judaism with progressive values, a spirit of questioning, and a dynamic balance of tradition and innovation.
Or Shalom Jewish Community San Francisco, CA
http://www.orshalom.org
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Santa Cruz
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
http://www.chabadsj.com
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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
http://www.chabadsunnyvale.com
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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
http://www.emeth.net
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Congregation Sinai

Conservative synagogue. Connects people to Judaism, to each other, Israel and the world. Shabbat and Sunday services. Holiday celebrations. Religious school and preschool. Youth groups, social action, adult education and more.
San Jose, CA
http://www.sinai-sj.org
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Salinas
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