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In-Person Events Now Allowed at Beth Chaim!  

Great News for Our Beth Chaim Community!
Now that Contra Costa County is in the orange tier, Beth Chaim is able to both expand our outdoor use and offer indoor events! 
Many of our Beth Chaim members have expressed a desire to attend in-person events. Being in the orange tier means that we now have the option to utilize our building for Rosh Chodesh, Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Mah Jongg, or any other small indoor event that you may wish to plan that does not involve singing or chanting.
Results of a religious school survey found that our families would like to finish the school year with a hybrid model of our online programming, and in-person events. We can't wait to see our children back at Beth Chaim!
We are truly excited to welcome our members back into our beautiful space! Governor Newsom has announced the probable end of restrictions and colored tiers on June 15. Accordingly, we look forward to scheduling larger in-person events at Beth Chaim this summer and fall, including a very special musical event. Additionally, we hope to resume in-person religious services and our High Holy Days services indoors.
A few more details ….
  • Use of face coverings and distancing is still mandatory indoors and outdoors. 
  • Eating and drinking is not allowed indoors. We do have the option for onegs and other meals outdoors, however our kitchen is not yet available for use. Food may be brought in from outside sources, keeping in mind that meals may not be buffet style, but rather pre-packaged items for each individual.
  • Until further notice, Beth Chaim will not have indoor religious services as the County continues to discourage singing and chanting of congregants for any indoor events.
If you would like to reserve any spaces, indoors or out, for your meetings or simchas, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Heidi Stagg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Now that everyone aged 16 and over is eligible to schedule vaccine appointments, we urge you to do so as soon as possible to continue to work together to keep our entire community safe and healthy. Please contact Debbie Roof at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like assistance in scheduling an appointment.
Looking forward to seeing you soon in person!
Shalom U’vracha,
Beth Chaim COVID Committee




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A Personal Welcome to Beth Chaim

dan small newThe 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.

At Beth Chaim, we try to create as many possibilities for people in our community to get to know one another and to experience meaningful connections. These connections of meaning encourage our members to be there for one another in times of celebration and in times of need. This is what Jewish spiritual community has always been about and it is a core value here at Beth Chaim.

As rabbi of Beth Chaim I look forward to getting to know you. If you are joining as a family, I welcome the opportunity to meet and get to know everyone in the family. I believe one of the most significant challenges of spiritual community is to create as many opportunities as possible for people to be able to tell their stories. When people speak their truths about who they are, where they come from and what is most important to them in communal settings, it encourages more genuine connections with others and enables us to move beyond normative, superficial relationships into relationships of greater meaning.

I believe that Beth Chaim is probably unlike any other synagogue you may have belonged to or attended in the past. We are proud of our approach to renewing Judaism in a joyful and vital way. Our goal is to be a dynamic and caring spiritual home for our incredibly diverse members who come from every walk of Jewish life and many who are part of interfaith families. Our aim is to help everyone in our community find their pathway into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Judaism, be it through Jewish learning for adults and children, social justice concerns, prayer and sacred music, or simply experiencing God through caring relationships that help us feel a part of something larger than ourselves.

Baruch Habah B’Shem Adonai –
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.


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