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Shabbat Shalom!

Visit our Shabbat Services  page for the full schedule.

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in-person events and signups:  Events & Daily Minyan Signup


Rav Shua brick


10 Makkot (Plagues) Scavenger Hunt!

Set out on a Parsha-themed adventure as you seek the Ten Makkot (plagues). Find symbols of all ten plagues along with collectible cards proving that you have found them. Five are hidden in the Glenview area and another five in Crocker Highlands. (You can find half of them as you walk around on Shabbat and continue your search for the other five on Sunday.) Can you collect all ten??? Here is a link for the scavenger hunt details. 

Tu BeShvat Communal Art Project

Rosh Chodesh Shvat was Thursday, which means.... TU BeSHVAT is soon! We are working on a Tu BeShvat art project and are looking for kids who would love to color/paint a page for a larger project. This will have to be limited to the first 30 kids who sign up, so email to let us know if we should count you in!  


We would like to take a moment to appreciate Rafi Brinner, Leah Marcus and everyone at the Jewish Federation who supports security efforts throughout our community. In addition to their constant guidance and direction, Beth Jacob has received a number of security-related grants from the Federation over the past few years. Thank you!



Due to the extension of the Regional Stay-Home Order, the BJC office continues to be physically closed. We will be closed virtually as well on Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Day.


Do you have time to give to the shul? Volunteers are needed on an on-call basis to make deliveries, stuff envelopes, and make check-in phone calls to members. Please let Lilly know if you are interested: 510.207.5130 or We'd be so grateful for your help!

Morning Meaning

Our weekly morning learning continues at 8:00 AM with Rabbi Albert on Zoom. As we finish the Rambam’s Hilchot Teshuva, we will continue with the following schedule:


Recipes for Prayer based on the Writings of Rav Dov Zinger 

 Sunday Morning at 8:00AM

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Note: this is instead of the Monday evening class.


Mishnah of Tractate Brachot

Monday - Thursday morning at 8:00AM

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Rav Soloveitchik on the Parsha

Friday morning at 8:00AM

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These selections from the Rav’s writings will allow us to explore some of the main ideas in his thought.


All virtual classes (other than Reading with Yonim) can be accessed with this Zoom link:

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


Weekly Reading with Yonim

Monday evening at 8:30PM

Tania Schweig is offering a powerful class every other Monday evening called "Learning with Yonim" where she connects with the thoughts and ideas that animated the life of her son, Yonim Schweig, z"l.

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(password: 0HDS-7816!e) 


Weekly Thursday Lunchtime Talmud

Thursday at 12:00PM

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Weekly Thursday Erev Shabbat Drasha 

Thursday evening at 8:00PM

Join us for inspiration from the Parsha from Rabbi Albert or other community scholars. 

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NCSY Youth Events

Trivia App (grades 6-12): Download NCSY's newest app and play to win! Jewish Trivia every day, with daily prizes - and some hilarious Jewish entertainment as well!

Grades 6-12Do you have a birthday? Me too! Send us your birthday and our teen board will send you a birthday card - and swag!

Grades 9-12: We may not be at Starbucks, but we do give out Starbucks gift cards! Join Latte N Learn every Monday from 9:00 - 9:30 PM, and discuss questions like: is it a mitzvah to vote? What happens after we die? And more!

Grades 9-12: Interested in going to Israel this summer? (Covid pending). Check out all the trips we have at and

Grades 3-8: Check out our amazing summer camp, at our brand new campus!


Thu, January 21 2021 8 Shevat 5781