Worship | Congregation Beth Am




The prayer-life of Congregation Beth Am is both communal and personal, offering quiet, meditative moments as well as community celebration. First and foremost, our worship is musical and participatory, inclusive and intergenerational, egalitarian and welcoming. The Service Schedule shows the speaker for each service, as well as times for smaller Minyanim and Jewish Meditation. For Jewish holiday date information, see the holiday calendar.

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Our aim is to bring the timeless spirit of Jewish tradition into a setting that encourages innovation and creativity. We are a theologically diverse congregation in which stimulating, challenging Torah study is valued. We pray to God; we question God; we take seriously all opinions and concerns related to faith. Our personal reasons for entering the sanctuary are also diverse. Therefore, our prayers range from contemplative and comforting to joyful and exuberant. And finally, congregational worship is where we celebrate our personal moments with the community – Bar and Bat Mitzvah, the naming of newborns, blessings for newlyweds, anniversaries and other milestones, the loss of loved ones and friends. In these moments we give and receive the warmth of a “mazal tov” or the open hand of comfort and consolation.   

At right you will find links to information describing:

  • the variety of worship opportunities at Beth Am
  • an archive of our clergy’s sermons and talks by guest speakers
  • information about how we observe the Jewish life cycle

Read about Congregation Beth Am's Worship and Spiritual Living: A Vision for the Future.

Teen Musicians: Ever dream of joining a rock band? Now’s your chance! — Beth Am's Teen Band is called "Shul of Rock"! We come together on the first Friday of each month to bring a little Rock n' Roll to our Shabbat Service. All levels of musicians are welcome!
Live Web Streams of Erev Shabbat Services and Select Events and Classes — Did you know that you can watch a live broadcast of Beth Am's Friday night worship services on any computer device? Go to www.betham.org/streaming.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Programming for Preschoolers Through 5th GradePlease sign up by Thursday, September 19. Walk-in registrations accepted as space permits. The fee is $25 per child.
Rejoice in the Torah! — On this festive night, Jews around the world complete the reading of the Torah and begin anew with the first words of Genesis.
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).