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About CBJ

Overview

Congregation Beth Jacob is a vibrant and welcoming community grounded in Jewish values, practice, and learning. We strive to honor the diversity and individuality of all our members. Located in Redwood City, California, our synagogue attracts congregants from a broad swath of the San Francisco Peninsula. We are led with warmth and wisdom by Rabbi Nathaniel Ezray, Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon, Ritual Director Bill Futornick, and Cantor Barbara Powell.

Founded in 1930, we have a rich history as the first Jewish institution built between San Francisco and San Jose. [more]

Our Mission

It is our mission to be the most inclusive synagogue community on the San Francisco Peninsula by providing a range of opportunities to learn, worship, and socialize that meet our members and their families wherever they are educationally, spiritually, and personally.

Our Values

We cherish sacred community (kehilah kedosha).
We promote lifelong learning and growth.
We practice acts of loving-kindness (chesed), justice (tzedek), and charity (tzedakah).
We honor shared stories.
We embrace inclusivity.

CBJ Covenant of Respectful Dialogue and Holy Community

For many years we have made efforts to create a synagogue community in which we recognize our differences and engage in passionate disagreement with respect. These efforts reflect our values of embracing divergence and of lifting up differing opinions. Read our Covenant HERE.

Our Clergy and Staff

 

Our Board of Directors

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