A house of friends.
A community open to all.
Jewish life thrives in Yolo County! Our House of Friends includes 275 member households, celebrating the full breadth of the Jewish life cycle.
For more than fifty years we have been the center of Jewish life in the university town of Davis, California and the surrounding Yolo County area. We are a Reform temple (and a member of the Union of Reform Judaism) and provide our partners and interested members of the community with all the spiritual, educational, and life expanding activities that would be expected at a full service synagogue. Bet Haverim operates a highly respected non-denominational preschool, Gan Haverim (“Garden of Friends”), and makes our campus and facilities available for rent to our community for worthwhile activities and events.
If you are seeking an open, generous, and welcoming Jewish community no matter your family situation, personal preferences, religious background or knowledge of Judaism, please come by to meet us and ask questions.
Feel free to participate. Everyone is welcome!
Shabbat services on Friday night and Saturday morning
Celebrations of all major Jewish holidays including High Holy Days
Celebrations of life for weddings, births, bar and bat mitzvahs, memorials
Jewish religious training for children of all ages in preparation for bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah and confirmation
Torah study each Saturday before shabbat services
Regular programs and presentations pertaining to Jewish life, art, culture, history and politics
Groups and committees of special interest to our congregation and community
Regular social gatherings for teens and adults
And many more groups and activities
What’s Happening at CBH
At Congregation Bet Haverim, there’s something for everyone. Here’s what’s coming up…
Congregation Bet Haverim is committed to creating a deeply caring Jewish community which meets the educational, spiritual and social needs of people in all stages of life. We encourage people to interact with Jewish tradition and its values through Jewish study, worship, celebration, social action and social activities.
Hillel at Davis and Sacramento is the campus-focused group in the local Jewish community. It serves thousands of UC, Cal State, and community college students in the Davis and Sacramento area meet their spiritual and social needs.