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Architecture & Building Overview

In 2001, the renowned San Francisco architect Stanley Saitowitz was selected to create a vision for Congregation Beth Sholom’s new spiritual home. Even before the project broke ground, Saitowitz’s design won Unbuilt Design honors from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects.


The Facilities

Beth Sholom moved into our new home in May 2008. The new CBS building is energy efficient and technologically sophisticated, with functional spaces designed specifically for our needs as well as those of the greater community.


The heart of Beth Sholom is our Sanctuary, which is where congregants worship every Shabbat morning and on holidays. The dramatic space was designed with the layout of early synagogues in mind, which encouraged worshippers to daven (pray) in a more communal way. The seating area of the Sanctuary sweeps up in an arc to the north and south of the bimah so that congregants face one another as well as the service leaders, thereby bringing the entire community together in song and prayer. The Sanctuary has a seating capacity of 632 people.

Koret Hall

Koret Hall is the synagogue’s main facility for Shabbat kiddush, b’nai mitzvah, and wedding celebrations, as well as for other congregational and community events. The space comfortably seats 240 people for a sit-down luncheon or dinner (or 200 with dancing), and will accommodate over 410 people for films, lectures, and other events. Koret Hall is serviced by a state-of-the-art, strictly kosher kitchen.

Congregation Beth Sholom Horwitz Education Center

Horwitz Family Education Center

The two-story, twelve-classroom building is the site of Beth Sholom’s religious school and the CBS Family Preschool. During the school year, religious school classes are held from one to three days a week (depending upon the student’s grade). The religious school’s curriculum incorporates Hebrew and Judaic studies for students from pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. The preschool is open five days a week, serving families with young children.

Gronowski Family Chapel

Congregation Beth Sholom has the distinction of being the only Conservative synagogue in the Bay Area with a daily minyan, held both morning and evening in this chapel. The Gronowski Family Chapel incorporates many of our old sanctuary’s stained-glass windows, which depict the story of the Jewish people while also incorporating universal icons of emancipation.

Congregation Beth Sholom Rabin Library San Francisco

Rabin Library

The CBS Rabin Library features comfortable seating, study areas, and a gathering space for storytelling and other children’s programming. Our lending library is well-stocked with books on Jewish life, ritual, and thought.

Administrative Center

The Fields-Rayant Administrative Lobby welcomes congregants and visitors to our Administrative Center, where the rabbi’s study, the Executive Director’s office, membership services, and our fiscal operations are housed.
  beth sholom meditation room


This is a room for meditation, yoga, and other mindfulness practices. Makom Sholom can also be used for worship services.

Follow Us

Sponsor a Kiddush

It has become a tradition to sponsor a Kiddush luncheon in honor of a simcha or special celebration.

For more information, email Jane Sykes.


Donate Online

Make a donation to Beth Sholom online. If you have any questions or require assistance, please email Beth Jones.


Service times

Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, 9 a.m.

Morning Minyan

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m.

Minyan Holiday Schedule:

The morning minyan meets at 8 a.m. on the following national holidays:

January 1; MLK Day; Presidents’ Day; Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; the day after Thanksgiving; December 25

Evening Minyan

Sunday-Thursday, 6 p.m.
Saturday, 5 p.m., November - March (PST)
Saturday, 6 p.m., March - October (DST)



Shabbat School Schedule

Thursdays (2nd-7th grade),

4 - 6 p.m.

Saturdays (K-6th grade),

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


For general inquiries or life cycle events, please email our main office or call 415.221.8736.

301 14th Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94118

Facility Rental

Celebrate your most important life events at Beth Sholom!

We accommodate both large and intimate gatherings, ranging from 50 - 400 attendees.

For more information or to schedule a tour, email Beth Jones.