Where Can I Access Shabbat Services Online?

(Image: Services at Beth Am)

With COVID-19 impacting the entire world synagogues have moved rapidly to online services where ever possible. Orthodox congregations are not allowed to use electricity on the Sabbath. You can get on the email list for those synagogues and they will email members, and you, when they have programming available. They are quite creative about their offerings.

(Last updated Feb. 11, 2022)

Shabbat Services

Temple Israel, Reform – Erev Shabbat services (Friday night) are online using Zoom. Email office@templeisraelalameda.org to be invited. Many of the services are lay-led or go to their live streamed services on their Facebook page.

Chochmat HaLev, Renewal
Netivot Shalom, Conservative

Foster City
Peninsula Temple Beth El, Reform

Temple Isaiah, Reform – access their live streams from their website.

Los Altos
Beth Am, Reform

Temple Beth Abraham, Conservative – please note that the live stream link is only available in real time. OR you can go to Rabbi Bloom’s YouTube Channel.
Temple Sinai, Reform – live streams their Shabbat services on Facebook. You can “like” their page and get their videos. Find them here.

Palo Alto
Etz Chayim, Reform – Streaming services info on their website.

Beth Emek, Reform – Streaming from their website. If you want to join them for Torah study on Zoom you must register. Register here.

Redwood City
Congregation Beth Jacob, Conservative – Congregation Beth Jacob live streams their services from their website.

San Francisco
Beth Israel Judea, Reform, services are on Facebook. See the website for details.
Congregation Emanu-el, Reform, streaming services, see their website.
Sha’ar Zahav, Reform
Sherith Israel, Reform

San Jose
Temple Emanuel, Reform, see their website for streaming services.

San Rafael
Rodef Sholom, Reform, they stream services on both Facebook and Zoom. Explore their website to get details.

Kol Shofar, Conservative. Explore their website for all their virtual services and programs.

Walnut Creek
B’nai Shalom, Conservative, began streaming services sometime ago in response to members who could not travel wanting to be “at” services.
B’nai Tikvah, Reform, streaming services plus many musical videos from their singing rabbi



High Holy Day Services live streamed
Shir Hadash, Los Gatos, Reform
Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City, Conservative
Etz Chayim, Palo Alto, Reform
Camp Tawonga


Most synagogues in the bay area will be streaming their High Holy Day services. I will share details as soon as I get them.