Welcome to Congregation Emek Beracha
For over 35 years, Congregation Emek Beracha has welcomed students, business visitors, and tourists to Silicon Valley. Our growing, vibrant Orthodox community of over 135 families creates a warm atmosphere and welcoming environment for people from all backgrounds.
Guided by Rabbi Yitzchok Feldman, our Shul is committed to approaching the modern world through the perspective of Halacha, embracing religious Zionism, and growing in Jewish learning and observance.
Chevra Kadisha Lecture Series Upcoming lectures on Sunday, February 14th in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and San Jose by R’ Doron Kornbluth, author of "Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View"
Deciding what to do with our bodies and those of our loved ones is the last decision we ever make and once done cannot be undone. In the midst of grieving with no time to research or think through the issues is not the ideal time to make this very important decision. Cremation or Burial? A Jewish View will answer these and many more questions:
• Is burial or cremation better for the environment?
• What are Jewish traditions regarding burial?
• If I am not traditional, why not cremate?
• What are the costs involved?
Based on the book Cremation or Burial?A Jewish View by Doron Kornbluth
President's letter and membership form
Racheli Fraenkel in Palo Alto, February 25th The mother of Naftali, Hy"d, will be here to speak about "Emerging Whole and United from Tragedy."
Rabbi's Shiur Shabbat afternoon starts at 4 pm.
Tuesday Evenings Classes The Beit Midrash offered by Rabbi Feldman covers a variety of subjects and all are welcome.
Mazal Tov on Recent Births
Mazal Tov to R' Dov and Rachel Greenberg on the birth of
Yisrael Aryeh Leib on January 12.
Mazal Tov to Liora Schultz & Ari Tuchman on the birth of
Nuriel Rana on December 12.
Mazal Tov to Jen & Matan Friedman on the birth of
Daniella Paz on November 22.
Mazal Tov to Ayelet & Yaakov Tuchman on the birth of
Emuna Bella on November 20.
Mazal Tov to R' Ephraim & Malkie Kamin on the birth of
Zelda Rachel on October 20.
Between January 2014 and April 2015 we welcomed 16 babies to Emek Beracha: Idan Chaim Morris, Chaya Elka Esther Walfish, Sara Malka Berkowitz, Meira Shira Grebenau, Naftali Baruch Halevi Kushner, Alef Bina Ayzenberg, Avigail Margalit Looks, Amal Nehama Hassenfeld, Orli Na'ama Bendavid, Sara Hadassah Avrukin, Beniya Avichai Adler, Adin Emanuel Tuchman, Yael (Annette Isabelle) Eichenbaum, Niva Hallel Silverman, Minna Leah Schwab and Ariel Natan Schwartz