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Rosh Hashanah: Rabbi Chabon

Angels Sing on Yom Kippur

Angels Sing on Yom Kippur

Rabbi Jennie Chabon and our recent Bat Mitzvah Rona Sorokin sing If It Be Your Will by Leonard Cohen on Kol Nidre 5780.

Dear Hate

Dear Hate Cover - June 5, 2020

Keep Singing

Keep Singing ~ March 17th, 2020

This is a deeply trying time, but it is also giving us opportunities to stretch our ways of connecting to one another from afar. In that spirit, here is another little dose of musical medicine from Rabbi Chabon and Lisa Zeiler. Make sure to subscribe to the Congregation B’nai TIkvah YouTube site to watch all our videos.

Kneeling for Justice (click to read)

It is Sunday morning. I woke up early today, unable to sleep, my mind replaying the horrifying image of George Floyd’s final minutes of life…

What’s Happening at CBT

  1. Mon 26

    General Board Meeting via Zoom

    Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Tue 27

    Online Jewish Meditation – A Taste of Torah-

    Physical meeting Canceled due to Shelter
    Oct 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Tue 27

    NO Lunch and Learn

    Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Wed 28


At Congregation B’nai Tikvah, music guides and uplifts our prayer and brings us together in a place of peace. So turn up the volume and enjoy some music from our Cantor here or, better yet, come and enjoy it with us…

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

— Berthold Auerbach

Soulful Prayer

Prayer is a deeply personal journey, so come learn about our services to see if they might facilitate yours. Our services are modern, spiritual, and musical, and welcoming for the entire family.

Social Justice

B’nai Tikvah is a mission-driven organization and our community is actively involved in the fight for social justice. Learn about our causes and how you can get involved.


Sure, we teach Hebrew and learn about our history and holidays but Education at CBT is about much more than “school” : it’s a community.


Meet the people who make CBT what it is, learn about our mission, and how we spend our time.

Who is CBT?

B’nai Tikvah is so much more than a synagogue for us. It has become our spiritual home, part of our love story, and part of our family. Kevin and I went Temple shopping while dating, and immediately fell in love with B’nai Tikvah’s sanctuary and community. People came up to us even before services to say hello! Within a month, a member deemed herself our “Temple mom,” and we formed a strong bond with Cantor Chabon. In just one year, the community held us through the passing of my beloved mother and celebrated with us as we got married in B’nai Tikvah’s sanctuary. We love going to services, and truly miss it when we are away. We look forward to strengthening this beautiful community and to give back the love we have been showered with!
We joined B’nai Tikvah to find a community in which my children could establish their Jewish identities and go through their B’nai Mitzvah experience. Little did I anticipate, that many years later, I would have an adult B’nai Mitzvah service of my own that strengthened my own bond to Judaism. I am grateful to have found this community in which my family has been able to learn and grow.
We came, we saw, we were conquered by the welcoming, warmth of everyone we encountered at B’nai Tikvah, by Rabbi Gutterman’s words and Cantor Chabon’s voice. We felt at home.

What if I’m New?

CBT strives to be the most welcoming shul around because new people bring new perspectives and new energy. If you like to sing, play, march, chat, or pray, we’ve got something for you. Come learn more.

Yom Sheini, 8 Heshvan 5781
25 Hillcroft Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Contact Us

Following the Contra Costa Health Department Guidelines, the CBT building and office are currently closed, but our staff will be checking email and voicemail. Please read B’nai Tikvah emails for updates and tune in here or on Facebook for services and ongoing events!