Temple Beth Torah is a Reform congregation located in Fremont, California, serving the Jewish community in Southern Alameda County (East Bay Area), in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our members are Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith families, LGBTQ+, single parents, and multi-cultural families.
We are part of a much larger whole. We are a people with a long history who value social justice, equality for all, and we take pride in knowing that we are welcoming to families and individuals alike. We are a sacred community founded on Jewish values, and we treasure passing these values onto our children and grandchildren. We are a Beit T’filah, a Beit Midrash, and a Beit Kenesset; a House of Prayer, a House of Study, and a House of Assembly.We strive to be an open and caring congregation, welcoming all as we explore Jewish learning, Jewish culture, social justice, spirituality, and community.
For many of us, the walls of Temple Beth Torah hold cherished memories. It can be simple things, or it can be life cycle events. It may be the memories of our children attending religious school, B’nai Mitzvah, Community Seders, and Purim Shpiels. Plus, as an added bonus, our very own award-winning Fremont, CA is one of the best cities in America to live, work, and raise a family, and was recently voted the happiest place to live in America!
Our Religious School provides innovative teaching approaches to kindle a love of Judaism for our young people.
Gan Sameach, our Early Childhood Development program, supplies early exposure to "being Jewish" for our pre-kindergarten youngsters. We are proud of Gan Sameach and the high educational standards it maintains.
Life cycle events are conducted by Rabbi Zöe McCoon.
Shabbat Services on Friday evenings, holidays, and festivals are led by our Rabbi. Music is provided by the beautiful voice of our rabbi, cantorial soloists, our choir, or other talented temple members.
Get to know us - we look forward to meeting and getting to know you!