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If you are considering converting to Judaism, we’re here to welcome and guide you through the process.


Our conversion program requires that each prospective convert attend our Intro to Judaism: Learning for the Mind, Heart, & Soul course. The engaging, university-accredited class combines evening lectures and holiday events, offering students a broad spectrum of didactic and experiential learning. In addition to the course, candidates meet one-on-one with Rabbi Ain to discuss their motivations, thoughts, and experiences about the conversion process.


After one full year of living Jewishly — experiencing the full cycle of holidays, immersing themselves in Jewish community and ideas, and practicing as a Jew — the candidate will work with Rabbi Ain to decide when and if the time is right for conversion. The final steps of the conversion process are: brit milah or hatafat dam brit (if the convert is male); a meeting with a beit din (rabbinic court of three rabbis); and mikveh (a ritual bath).


If you begin this process when the Intro to Judaism class is not in session, you may still meet with Rabbi Ain and explore the diversity of Jewish life in the Bay Area. Should you decide that our community best suits you and wish to begin the conversion process at Beth Sholom, you can join the class when it starts. The first step is to make an appointment to meet with Rabbi Ain.


To schedule an appointment, please email the CBS office.

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.