East Bay

Congregation Beth Emek

Congregation Beth Emek 3400 Nevada Court Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 931-1055 bethemek@bethemek.org www.bethemek.org
Rabbi Laurence Elis Milder, Ph.D.

The center for Jewish learning, prayer and community in the Tri-Valley. Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Approximately 240 families from Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Tracy and surrounding communities. Offers educational, religious and social activities for all ages. Popular programs include an award-winning preschool, a religious school with caring and experienced teachers,  bar/bat mitzvah preparation, a vibrant youth group for teens and outstanding adult education and Hebrew classes.

A volunteer choir, community engagement through social action, and a variety of senior activities round out the offerings. Frequent guest lecturers, concerts and a film festival, a Sukkah Soirée and Shabbat Under the Stars are annual highlights. The rabbi is a nationally known singer-songwriter whose guitar-playing enlivens every worship service and whose rich academic background informs inspiring sermons.