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Ongoing Events

Weekly Torah Meditation: "A Taste of Torah" Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Join us on Zoom to learn about the Torah portion of each week, in a calming meditation. Contact Dick Schwartz for links.
 
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Lunch & Learn Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.

Join Rabbi Chabon every Tuesday at 1:00 pm via Zoom as we come together to study Torah.

Bring your lunch and join us for what we hope will be one of the best parts of your week. See the Monday email for the Zoom link and that week’s text.

Participant-Led Zoom & Zen Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Looking to connect? Join this wonderful, safe & caring space for both casual and deep conversations. See the weekly Monday email for Zoom information.

The new Zoom & Zen format is participant-led. Contact Deborah Sandler for more information.

Mahjongg Second Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m.

Sisterhood plays in the CBT social hall on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
 
We generally play for very low stakes and have a great deal of fun. For more information and to RSVP, call Barbara Grossman at (925) 413-8489.  

Youth and Family Programs

Family First Shabbat Services First Friday of every month

First Fridays at CBT are tailored to our children and families. At 5:30 we have a sweet Tot Shabbat service for the littlest members of our community, which is held on the floor of the sanctuary with songs, guitar and short prayers and stories. This 20-25 minute service is followed by kiddush, motzi, and a delicious community dinner in the social hall. At 6:30 we return to the sanctuary for a Family Service geared towards school-aged kids with lots of singing and familiar prayers. Bring your families and join us for a joyful beginning to the month! 

During summer months, Family First Shabbat becomes Shabbat in the Park. Join us with a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy a beatiful, family-friendly, and casual service at the park.

Mesibaba Bringing 2nd—7th graders together to have FUN!

This awesome youth program is sure to deliver a fun social afternoon to all attendees leaving your kids waiting for more. Mesibaba offers five uniquely themed programs on Thursday afternoons throughout the year from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek. Mesibaba is open to all 2nd – 7th graders in the Jewish community and is always focused on building friendships while having a blast. Each Mesibaba is dedicated to a different theme combining a backdrop of Jewish content with sheer fun.

K'tan Tan FREE Monthly Parent & Child Program (Ages 0-5)

K’tan Tan is our FREE Parent & Child program for families with children ages 0-5 and features Jewish learning through music, stories, crafts, and fun. Each session meets on Sundays from 10:00 – 11:30 am and has a different theme with related activities. 
 

Weekly Services

Our Friday night and Saturday morning services offer an array of experiences all rooted in music, spirit, and love. Services vary in style and timing to suit all different tastes, and we encourage everyone, members and guests alike, to join us for all.

Our Friday night Shabbat services include Family First Shabbat, Kabbalat Shabbat, Shir Joy Music Shabbat, and Shabbat in the Park.

Our Saturday morning Shabbat services include our special Nishma service led by Rabbi Chabon, our B’nai Mitzvahs, and our Religious School class services. 

Clubs & Committees

A shul is not about bricks and mortar but about the community that thrives within. See what’s going on at CBT and get involved!

Sisterhood, Keshet, & Men of CBT

Activities & Committees

Why CBT?

With gratitude--B'nai Tikvah offers me an open minded spiritual home filled with music, friendship,  classes that promote love of Judaism, warm, welcoming, thoughtful and musically beautiful Shabbat and holiday services and a place to continue my commitment to social justice.
Cookie Svingos
member since 2005

Social Justice

With gratitude–B’nai Tikvah offers me an open minded spiritual home filled with music, friendship, classes that promote love of Judaism, warm, welcoming, thoughtful and musically beautiful Shabbat and holiday services and a place to continue my commitment to social justice.
Cookie Svingos
member since 2005
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.

Alison Trules
member since 2006

Jewish Identity

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.
Alison Trules
member since 2006
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.

Alison Trules
member since 2006

Jewish Identity

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.
Alison Trules
member since 2006
Our family loves CBT because it is a warm and welcoming community with which we can share the Jewish year and our family's Jewish journey. We also have found the mix of Conservative and Reform Judaism to be a wonderful blend of the new and old in Judaism. This is our local Jewish home! 
The Bauer Kahan Family
members since 2015

Community

Our family loves CBT because it is a warm and welcoming community with which we can share the Jewish year and our family’s Jewish journey. We also have found the mix of Conservative and Reform Judaism to be a wonderful blend of the new and old in Judaism. This is our local Jewish home!
The Bauer Kahan Family
members since 2015
We found our “Jewish home” in 1992, and have been “singing” about it ever since. B'nai Tikvah is a most caring temple, with prayer and music, filling our hearts and souls!
Wilk Family
members since 1992

Music

We found our “Jewish home” in 1992, and have been “singing” about it ever since. B’nai Tikvah is a most caring temple, with prayer and music, filling our hearts and souls!
Wilk Family
members since 1992
Our family has felt very welcomed by CBT and our kids really enjoy the religious school program.

Kim Smith
members since 2017

Education

Our family has felt very welcomed by CBT and our kids really enjoy the religious school program.
Kim Smith
members since 2017
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.
Bernadette and Nat Bitton
members since 2015

Warmth

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.
Bernadette and Nat Bitton
members since 2015
We started our temple search at CBT and never made it anywhere else. We have found a diverse, warm community that is allowing our family to strengthen and deepen our Jewish identity.
The Kimmel-Krell Family
members since 2016

Welcoming

We started our temple search at CBT and never made it anywhere else. We have found a diverse, warm community that is allowing our family to strengthen and deepen our Jewish identity.
The Kimmel-Krell Family
members since 2016
I never thought I’d be the president of a synagogue, but something about B’nai Tikvah got me involved - and keeps me involved. Our warm and welcoming community can inspire... come take a look!!
Dan Lapporte, Past President
member since 2004

Inspiration

I never thought I’d be the president of a synagogue, but something about B’nai Tikvah got me involved – and keeps me involved. Our warm and welcoming community can inspire… come take a look!!
Dan Lapporte, Past President
member since 2004
Our family loves CBT because it is a warm and welcoming community with which we can share the Jewish year and our family's Jewish journey. We also have found the mix of Conservative and Reform Judaism to be a wonderful blend of the new and old in Judaism. This is our local Jewish home! 
The Bauer Kahan Family
members since 2015

Community

Our family loves CBT because it is a warm and welcoming community with which we can share the Jewish year and our family’s Jewish journey. We also have found the mix of Conservative and Reform Judaism to be a wonderful blend of the new and old in Judaism. This is our local Jewish home!
The Bauer Kahan Family
members since 2015
We found our “Jewish home” in 1992, and have been “singing” about it ever since. B'nai Tikvah is a most caring temple, with prayer and music, filling our hearts and souls!
Wilk Family
members since 1992

Music

We found our “Jewish home” in 1992, and have been “singing” about it ever since. B’nai Tikvah is a most caring temple, with prayer and music, filling our hearts and souls!
Wilk Family
members since 1992
Our family has felt very welcomed by CBT and our kids really enjoy the religious school program.

Kim Smith
members since 2017

Education

Our family has felt very welcomed by CBT and our kids really enjoy the religious school program.
Kim Smith
members since 2017
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.
Bernadette and Nat Bitton
members since 2015

Warmth

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.
Bernadette and Nat Bitton
members since 2015
We started our temple search at CBT and never made it anywhere else. We have found a diverse, warm community that is allowing our family to strengthen and deepen our Jewish identity.
The Kimmel-Krell Family
members since 2016

Welcoming

We started our temple search at CBT and never made it anywhere else. We have found a diverse, warm community that is allowing our family to strengthen and deepen our Jewish identity.
The Kimmel-Krell Family
members since 2016
I never thought I’d be the president of a synagogue, but something about B’nai Tikvah got me involved - and keeps me involved. Our warm and welcoming community can inspire... come take a look!!
Dan Lapporte, Past President
member since 2004

Inspiration

I never thought I’d be the president of a synagogue, but something about B’nai Tikvah got me involved – and keeps me involved. Our warm and welcoming community can inspire… come take a look!!
Dan Lapporte, Past President
member since 2004

Want to Learn More?

If you are not yet a member and would like to learn more, just leave us your email address and we’ll be in touch!

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