Connect • Imagine • Belong

A warm, engaging, spiritual home where tradition meets inspiration

Come learn with Rabbi Jennie Chabon and retired philosophy Professor Michael Anker!
Topics include: Do Ethics Need God? The Ethical Dimensions of Food Production, Is Teshuvah Possible? Rethinking Mass Incarceration

Course Dates: Thursdays: 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 7-8:30pm
Members and Guests Welcome. $40 for the entire series. Click HERE for more information.

Homecoming Shir Joy Shabbat
Friday, February 21st, 2020
Sip & Mingle Reception, 6:45pm
Shir Joy Shabbat Service, 7:30pm
Our Homecoming Shir Joy Shabbat is a special opportunity for our beloved members of all time, current and past, to come home and celebrate with our B’nai Tikvah community.
The evening will also feature a special celebration of Art & Irene Korn for their extraordinary dedication to CBT and our gift shop.  Generously Sponsored by Jared & Trish Goldin

What’s Happening at CBT

  1. Sat 22

    Zach Trost’s Bar Mitzvah

    Feb 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Mon 24

    General Board Meeting

    Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Tue 25

    Jewish Meditation – A Taste of Torah

    Feb 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  4. Wed 26

    Mahj Mavens

    Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


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 Shabbat, 27 Shevat 5780
25 Hillcroft Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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