Alice Hale, President

Whether you are looking for Jewish education for your children, a spiritual community, or are new to the Bay Area and need a Jewish home, welcome to Temple Beth Abraham, where we welcome seekers of all kinds. Twenty-two years ago, I was myself new to TBA – a non-Jewish mother of two young children, looking for a preschool and a place where I could learn to make a Jewish home. I found that – and much, much more. My two daughters went through the preschool, and Hebrew school, and I myself converted to Judaism and celebrated an “adult” bat mitzvah. Through it all my husband and I have made deep friendships, engaged in Jewish education, volunteered with our community and had a lot of fun too!

I invite you to come visit our services – join our Morning Minyan, our Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat, and our Saturday morning services (with childcare and lunch!). We pride ourselves on being warm, participatory and egalitarian. Our diverse community loves to welcome visitors and our educators live to teach – if you want to learn to chant Torah, how to celebrate Shabbat at home with your children or even have a question about Jewish practice, just ask!

TBA has been at home in Oakland for more than 100 years, and our roots here are deep and strong. Our congregation represents many different backgrounds and cultures, families of all shapes and sizes, and we love and value what all of them bring to our community. We are proud to be “the shul you can see from 580” and look forward to our next century. Won’t you join us?