Join us as we transition from Yom Kippur, one of the most solemn holidays in our year to Sukkot, one of the most joyous.
The word “Sukkot” means “booths,” and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to live in during this holiday in memory of the period of wandering. In honor of this tradition, we at Beth Chaim have built our own Sukkah on our beautiful patio area.
In addition to our Sukkot celebration on Friday night, Oct. 21st, the Beit Midrash will hold a “Sukka-Palooza” this Sunday, the 23rd. A joyous time is guaranteed for all at these services and events, and all are encouraged to attend.
About Beth Chaim
Beth Chaim Congregation is Contra Costa County’s vital Jewish community, providing a vibrant, embracing, enriching environment for over 500 residents in the Tri-Valley.
We are a community that offers worship, celebration, youth education, community service, continuing adult education, and a portfolio of enriching events and programs.
But we are also more than merely a synagogue, and even more than a religious school and a center for life-cycle events. We are a community — one in which our members make a real difference, and one that in return makes a real difference in the lives of our members.
A Personal Welcome to Beth Chaim
The traditional words of welcome in the Jewish tradition are “Baruch Habah B’Shem Adonai” which is usually translated as, “Blessed Are You in the Name of God.” I prefer the translation, “It is a blessing that you have come, to make us all aware that it is through relationship that we are brought into the presence of God.” Our people have always known that one of the most vital spiritual avenues – ways we can experience the mystery that is God -- is through relationship.