Synagogues play a distinctive role in sustaining Jewish life and community from generation to generation.  For those who choose to affiliate, synagogues offer deep and vital relationships and the embrace of community: They encourage Jewish growth, learning and observance through the phases of life; they offer pastoral support, ritual observance, and sacred community in moments of change, loss and joy.

Below find a list of local congregations by denomination.  In addition to assisting families with the life cycle rituals surrounding the  birth of a baby, many of the congregations below have Tot Shabbat services and other programs for young families.


Congregation Beth Jacob
1550 Alameda de las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 366-8481

Congregation Kol Emeth*
4175 Manuela Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 948-7498


Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 813-9094

Hillel at Stanford
The Harold & Libby Ziff Center for Jewish Life
565 Mayfield Ave.
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 723-1602


Chabad of Greater South Bay
3070 Louis Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 424-9800/ Fax

Chabad at Stanford
1289 College Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 494-3274

Congregation Emek Beracha
4102 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 857-1800


Congregation Beth Am*
26790 Arastradero Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 493-4661

Peninsula Temple Beth El
1700 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo,CA 94403
(650) 341-7701

Shir Hadash
20 Cherry Blossom Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 358-1751


*The Jewish Baby Network is operated under the supervision of Congregation Kol Emeth of Palo Alto and Congregation Beth Am of Los Altos Hills.