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Congregation Bet Haverim exists to promote the enduring and fundamental principles of Judaism

signAs the only synagogue in Yolo County, Congregation Bet Haverim welcomes the diverse and growing Jewish population of the region, whose need for Jewish identity transcends differences in backgrounds.

Bet Haverim provides an opportunity for the expression of the unique spiritual and ethnic common ground that makes us a people with a history and a future, while reflecting a spirit of community, friendship and concern.

Founded in 1961, Congregation Bet Haverim still counts among its members some of the “first families” who began a Jewish fellowship in Yolo County in order to share simchas, sorrows and faith with friends who felt like family.

Today, Bet Haverim continues in the spirit of our founders by welcoming the full range of diverse Jewish and interfaith families: single parents, singles, multi-cultural and multi-racial families, gays and lesbians, people of all ages and people with special needs.

 

Our Mission and Core Values

Congregation Bet Haverim Mission Statement

Congregation Bet Haverim exists to promote the enduring and fundamental
principles of Judaism and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish
communal worship, study and assembly, and to apply the principles of
Reform Judaism to the values and conduct of the individual, family, and
the society in which we live.

Congregation Bet Haverim is the center for Jewish community life in
Davis and its immediate surrounding area. We are committed to creating a
deeply caring Jewish community which meets the educational, spiritual
and social needs of people in all stages of life. Our goal is to
encourage people to interact with Jewish tradition and its values
through Jewish study, worship, celebration, social action and social
activities.

Congregation Bet Haverim Core Values

  1. We want to maintain a Jewish presence in Yolo County, with a
    multiplicity of ways for Jewish life and expression.
  2. We support Jewish people living Jewish lives, by providing
    opportunities, education and encouragement for maintaining and
    increasing involvement in Jewish peoplehood, religion, and
    spirituality.
  3. We respect and value Jewish traditions.
  4. We value lifelong Jewish learning.
  5. We support Israel.
  6. We want to be a warm, informal and egalitarian congregation – to
    remain “haimish.”
  7. We value diversity, and welcome all members.
  8. We respect all members and their ideas.
  9. We strive to be responsive to the needs of our members.
  10. We appreciate and value our members’ volunteer work for the
    congregation.

Our Board of Directors

The Bet Haverim Board of Directors conducts congregational business, with oversight of all synagogue finances, facilities and human resources. They also ensure that the by-laws of the congregation are upheld. Each of the thirteen members of the Board are elected by the membership to individual three year terms.

About Our Rabbi

Our spiritual leader is Rabbi Greg Wolfe. Learn more about the rabbi in Rabbi Wolfe’s
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Religious Services

Jewish prayer and spirituality take many forms at Bet Haverim. Although affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, the synagogue serves as the only house of Jewish worship in Yolo County and, therefore, strives to meet the needs of Jews with a wide variety of beliefs, backgrounds and practices.

Please join us for Shabbat or holiday services, or for other ritual or spiritual programming. We look forward to welcoming you to Bet Haverim!

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