East Bay

Congregation Beth Emek

Congregation Beth Emek 3400 Nevada Court Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 931-1055 [email protected] bethemek.org
Rabbi Rabbi Laurence Elis Milder, Ph.D. [email protected]
Office Administrator Bonnie Frey [email protected]

A center for Jewish learning, prayer and community in the Tri-Valley. Affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Approximately 230 families from Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Tracy and surrounding communities. Offers educational, religious and social activities for all ages. Popular programs include award-winning preschool, religious school with caring and experienced teachers, bar/bat mitzvah preparation, vibrant youth groups for teens and outstanding adult education and Hebrew classes.

Volunteer choir, community engagement through social action, and a variety of senior activities round out the offerings. Frequent guest lecturers, concerts, films, a Sukkah Soirée and Shabbat Under the Stars are highlights. The rabbi is a nationally known singer/songwriter whose guitar playing enlivens every worship service and whose rich academic background informs inspiring sermons.

Congregation includes singles and families of all configurations. Members are Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith families, and those wishing to learn more about Judaism. This caring community reaches out to one another in times of celebration and sadness and is deeply committed to tikkun olam, the  repair of the world. Welcomes all people on their Jewish journey.