A home for all

Netivot Shalom invites you to engage in a cross-generational discovery of Jewish inspiration and purpose.

Our community is defined by the values of:

  • Belonging – we believe, as a participatory egalitarian community, that every member has a voice.
  • Learning – we provide introductory and continuing encounters with Jewish wisdom.
  • Ritual – we strive to deepen personal engagement with the sacred.
  • Justice – we embrace Judaism’s call to perfect the world.

josh-and-alex_300Netivot Shalom began in 1989 and grew out of our founding members’ collective commitment to creating an egalitarian spiritual home for Conservative/Masorti Jews in Berkeley, California. We are members who are Jewish and not, Jews-by-choice, interfaith families, multiracial, multicultural, married, single, families and individuals, LGBTQQ, straight, old, and young. We explicitly recognize and cherish each other as teachers and students.

Shabbat at Netivot Shalom

Everyone is welcomed at our Shabbat services and we hope you’ll join us for the full experience. Check out this Shabbat guide to see what to expect at our Saturday morning services. For the full experience, come visit us! Email to arrange a tour of our building, or a meeting with any of our staff!

Joining Netivot Shalom

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in joining Netivot Shalom. Please contact Vered Cohen, (510) 549-9447 ext. 105, for more information.

What is Conservative Judaism?

Congregation Netivot Shalom is a proud part of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement, a dynamic blend of inclusiveness, egalitarianism, and commitment to Jewish Tradition. We believe that Judaism is a Tree of Life, able to bend, yet with deep roots that touch both the human soul and beyond.

To learn more about Conservative Judaism, please visit:
The Jewish Theological Seminary // ShefaNetwork: The Conservative Movement Dreaming from Within // Voices of Conservative Judaism