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Shabbat Services

Shabbat, April 30 - May 1, 2021 (Iyar 18 -19, 5781)
Torah Reading - Parshat Emor 

Friday, April 30
6:45 PM | Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv
7:40 PM | Candle Lighting

Saturday, May 1
9:00 AM  |  Shacharit
9:39 AM  |  Latest Time to Say Shema
7:35 PM  |  Mincha/Maariv
8:43 PM  |  Shabbat is Over/Havdala


Shabbat Services
This week we will have indoor Shacharit Minyans on Sunday morning, Monday morning, and Thursday morning at Beth Jacob. All other Minyanim are at the Rosses'. If you plan on attending services at either Beth Jacob or the Rosses', please register using this sign-up sheet: Minyan Sign-Up 

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

Children old enough to remain masked and seated next to an adult for the length of a service can attend with them.

This week's Kiddush is co-sponsored by Shelley Zak in memory of her father Dr. Norman Schiffman and by Mark and Sue Cohen in honor of the upcoming marriage of their daughter Ariel Cohen to Koby Geduld.

Thanks to low local positivity rates, our medical professionals have approved a modified return of the beloved Beth Jacob "Kiddush." In this interim period, individuals can sponsor Kiddush for those who attend outdoor services. Kiddush will consist of pre-portioned foods and drinks to be eaten where attendees sat for services, ensuring six feet of distancing when masks are removed to eat.

If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming Shabbat Kiddush, please contact Thank you!

Erev Shabbat Drasha 
Thursday, April 29, 2021

To listen to Rabbi Albert's Erev Shabbat Drasha: How to Count the Omer, click here. To read notes and sources, please click here.

If you would like to catch up on the other Beth Jacob classes, you can find them on our website:

Shabbat Youth Activities
Parsha Games this Shabbat April 30 @ 11:15AM

Our parsha fun continues in our favorite park on the corner of Mandana and Carlston, this Shabbat morning at 11:15 AM. Kiddush Warning: We will have some sugary snacks, so beware and consult your local or virtual dentist. Masks are required for everyone 2+. While the event's target audience is 1-3rd graders, it's a full family event, so please join us. Please RSVP to

Erev Shabbat Drasha

Every Thursday at 8:00 PM

Join us as we share words of Torah with our community at

To listen to the latest drasha, visit our page Live @ The Shul 

Live @ the Shul

Catch Up on BJC Classes and Programs.  Talks and classes from this past week as well as earlier in the month can be found at Live @ the Shul.


The Eruv is up!

More info about Eruv boundaries at  Oakland Eruv

Read: "Oakland synagogue celebrates new year with long-awaited eruv" at  J Weekly


How to host Shabbat & Chag Meal Safely

Download the Guidelines at Hosting Guidelines 

Thu, May 6 2021 24 Iyyar 5781