Congregation Beth Jacob is a vibrant, warm and welcoming community where people of diverse ages and backgrounds build meaningful relationships. At CBJ, there are a variety of ways to meet other members and be a part of that community. These groups are open to all and always looking for new members. Come join us!
All meetings are at CBJ, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the date listed
Come join us for lively discussions of these interesting books. No need to pre-register.
May 7 – A Grave in Gaza by Matt Rees, Janet Teman will be our discussion leader. From an Amazon review: “In the early pages of Matt Rees’ new book, "A Grave in Gaza," one its characters observes that in the political and social devastation of today's Gaza territory ‘there is no single, isolated crime (here).’ Each one is linked to many others...when you touch one of them, it sets off reverberations that will be felt by powerful people, ruthless people." Author Rees deftly uses Omar Yussuf's pursuit of his colleagues' liberation to take a hard look at the pervasive corruption and physical degeneration that characterize life in Gaza for all those trapped in that small territory.”
And remember to buy your books at Kepler's and CBJ gets 10%! Click here to learn more.
Any comments or questions contact Jerry Brodkey by email or at 650-917-8213.
A chavurah is a great way to feel connected to other Beth Jacob members. Small groups of congregants (6-8 families or couples, or 10 – 15 singles) come together to create connections and develop life-long friendships. Each chavurah takes on its own unique identity over time, usually meeting monthly to celebrate holidays, have inspirational/educational gatherings, or just to socialize. Being in a chavurah can be like having a second family (without the dysfunction!)
If you are interested in joining or starting a Chavurah, please contact Eric Stone by email or at 650-366-8481.
Check back for news of the next Men's Community gathering.
Sisterhood is where Beth Jacob women of all ages can meet regularly for social activities, support, wisdom, learning, recreation, spiritual endeavors and service to the CBJ and the greater community.
Women through the ages have gained wisdom, support and inspiration from other women. CBJ women gather on a Sunday every month when the moon is new (Rosh Chodesh) to explore life together. We have engaged in guided mediation, learned to bake Jewish foods, planned and created rituals, studied with inspiring female teachers, listened to each other's stories, created art, enjoyed music, and have eaten a lot of food!
Dues for this year are $36, and help to pay for our leaders and special events. Even if you can only attend one event, please consider becoming a Sisterhood member. Also, your donations in honor/memory of loved ones can be earmarked for the Sisterhood.
Upcoming Sisterhood Events
Jewelry Making Event
Sunday, May 5, at 10:00 AM
Please join the CBJ Sisterhood for a wonderful morning of making beautiful beaded jewelery and shmoozing. Our instructor, Menlo Park's Luane Robinson, is an experienced craftsperson and jewelry maker. Previous experience is not needed to create a beautiful piece of jewelry. We will have time to complete one or two pieces. Each piece is $15 so either bring cash or a check that you can make out to Luane pay her for the supplies. Please bring something light to nosh on and share, keeping the CBJ food restrictions in mind. (i.e., dairy, served on a disposable or glass dish). Food will be served in the CBJ conference room. (No food will be allowed in the area where we will be beading.) Please bring your women friends. This is open to CBJ and non CBJ members. Other that the supplies, it is free for paid CBJ Sisterhood members. If you are not a paid Sisterhood member ($36 per year), we request an additional $10 donation per person to defray our Sisterhood costs. This event is right before Mother's Day. These will make beautiful gifts for Mom, Grandma or you! For more information please contact Caryn Siegel, Karen Gould, or the CBJ office.
Do you have an idea for a Social Group that you would like to see at Beth Jacob? Contact Eric Stone by email or at 650-366-8481.