Based on the San Mateo Coastside and serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area, the mission of Coastside Jewish Community is to provide and sustain a community for Jews and their loved ones who are seeking a place for unique yet traditional Jewish spiritual and cultural expression. We strive to be inclusive and welcoming, and to embrace the diversity of people from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds. Our liturgy, music and ritual practice draw deeply from Judaism’s rich spiritual heritage, while infusing tradition with new meaning. We are a proud member of the Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations (cwcbay.org), dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive environment for individuals and families who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual.


Jhos' Blog

"Welcome and Come On In!"
Shalom Chaverim There was considerable conversation and discussion that preceded the launching of this blog.  We are in an age that has radically altered what is and is no longer possible in terms of confidentiality and privacy.  That said, there are some ancient Judaic precepts that can be useful when contemplating ...


Featured, Past Events

"CJC — An active WSP (Welcoming Synagogue Project) participant!"
Coastside Jewish Community has always been known for its welcoming attitude to everyone. Our WSP activities have been particularly significant. For example, CJC's Welcoming Synagogue Project (WSP) sponsored a resource table at the Pride Celebration in San Mateo's Central Park on June 14, 2014. The WSP committee felt that CJC should ...