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We look forward to welcoming you to Beth Jacob Congregation in Oakland. Please use the Announcements & Times menu for information on daily service times, weekly programming, and our annual calendar.

Questions? Please contact the Beth Jacob office at 510.482.1147 or




For important information for Shabbat, please click  Shabbat Services

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This Week @ Beth Jacob

Virtual Events & Classes



Beth Jacob Book Group It's not too late to join the book club with Todd Wilkof and Robin Gluck for a conversation about The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas. (Fiction, 288 pp. 2018) The group will meet every Thursday. Participants should acquire their own copy of the book. RSVP and receive the zoom link for the Book Group by emailing. 

RSVP info at Events & Daily Minyan Signup


Tefillah Talks - Recipes for Prayer's class is resuming again!

Monday Evening , October 26, 7:20 - 7:40 PM

After a summer hiatus and due to scheduling conflicts, we will return to the study of Rav Dov Zinger's powerful work on prayer Prepare My Prayer (Tikon Tefilati).

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Please join us on Zoom


Lunchtime Talmud

Thursday, October 29 at noon

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Our Mishnah Learning and Misheberach Prayers will continue on Sunday through Friday mornings at 8:00 AM. Rabbi Albert will be leading the prayers this week. We dedicate the learning in memory of those who would otherwise have Kaddish recited on their behalf, like for a Yahrzeit.


Community Scholar Series

Michal Kohane 

Health Matters in the Bible & Talmud


This year has forced us to look at physical health and wellbeing with new intensity. Join Community Scholar Michal Kohane for a three-part series to explore how our Biblical and Talmudic tradition examined these issues thousands of years ago – and the eternal wisdom it offers us today. Join us on Zoom: 

  • Tuesday, October 27th at 8:00 PM – What is Health and Healing? Preventative Medicine in the Talmud
  • Wednesday, November 4th at 8:00 PM – Plagues in the Bible and Talmud
  • Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 PM – Medical Procedures in the Talmud


How to host Shabbat/Chag Meals SafelyPlease click HERE for guidelines to follow for hosting friends for a Shabbat/Chag meal.

Children Attending In-Person Services: Based on recommendations from our medical committee, children who are old enough to remain seated and masked next to an adult for the entire length of a service can attend services with them.

Daily Learning & Services

If you would like someone to say Kaddish on your behalf for a Yahrzeit but are unable to attend services*, please email Rabbi Albert at least one day before the Yahrzeit. 

Our Mishnah Learning and Misheberach Prayers will continue on Sunday through Friday mornings at 8:00 AM. Signup required. 

For those who would like to pray together with the community but are unable toattend, each service will be livestreamed on Zoom at

We dedicate the learning in memory of those who would otherwise have Kaddish recited on their behalf, like for a Yahrzeit.

*If you plan on attending services, please register at the Events & Daily Minyan Signup page. (Log-in to BJC website is required to view this page).

Sat, October 24 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781