Ladies and gentlemen! 

Come one, come all as Beth Jacob goes Under the Big Top at the Annual Gala.

The Annual Gala is guaranteed to be a three ring circus of fun, with food, games, and our famous auction.  To RSVP or donate to the auction, please visit the event page at  Donations are due by January 22nd.

The BJC Annual Gala will be held on February 28th, 2016 at 6 pm.

Tickets are just $54/person until February 1st (and $60/person thereafter).



Rabbi Albert’s Installation Shabbat with Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern

Join us for a soulful Kabbalat Shabbat followed by a community Shabbat Dinner at Beth Jacob, and for special musical and Torah programming on Shabbat morning, as Rabbi Morgenstern, the Senior Rabbi of the Young Israel of Scarsdale, installs Rabbi Albert and formally marks his transition from Scarsdale to Oakland. It will be a Shabbat of song and Torah, with special focus on the unique opportunities for spiritual engagement in the Modern Orthodox world.

Date: Friday, December 18th – Saturday, December 19th



First-Ever Musicians-in-Residence Shabbaton featuring Zusha!

Join us as we bring in Shabbat with an incredible Carlebach-style Kabbalat Shabbat, led by the members of Zusha. On Shabbat morning, instead of our normal Drash, we will make time for an inspirational Mussaf service. Finally, on Saturday night after Shabbat, we will gather for a special Havdala Concert featuring the beautiful voices, rhythms and wordless melodies of Zusha.

Zusha is a Hasidic Soul band whose self-titled debut EP launched to #9 on Billboard’s World music chart. Zusha’s music is a blend of jazz, reggae, folk, ska, gypsy swing, and traditional Jewish soul—The Times of Israel called them "Wordless melodies to soothe the soul." 

Date: Friday, January 29th – Saturday, January 30th



Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat with Rabbi Steven Weil

Date: Friday, February 19th – Saturday, February 20th

Join us for a special Friday night lecture, Shabbat morning Drash and Shabbat U with Rabbi Steven Weil, the Senior Managing Director of the Orthodox Union. We will have the special opportunity to learn from Rabbi Weil, who is a sought-after speaker around the world, and in particular hear about the challenges and opportunities facing the American Orthodox community.