Bar Yohai - Jewish Community in the Heart of Silicon Valley

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Bar Yohai has been a cornerstone of the Jewish Community of Sunnyvale and the nearby area for more than 20 years.

Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, Bar Yohai is a warm and lively Orthodox community, offering daily minyanim and spirited Shabbat services as well as a wide range of social and educational activities.

Located on the campus of the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, Bar Yohai is a diverse community that includes Sephardim, Ashkenazim, and Jews from all over the world.

The Bar Yohai community is known for its welcoming atmosphere, ardent support of the State of Israel, and commitment to stimulating Jewish learning.

Kiddush & Seud Shlishit

Kiddush & Seuda Sheleshit
Kiddush luncheon and Seudah Sheleshit is sponsored by:

The Dahan and Sealman families


Ladies class


Shiur for Ladies in English

Mrs Rachel Saar will be giving a Shiur in English this Shabbat, August 19 2017.
Topic: The purpose of Ordeal
Location: BYSM - 1030 Astoria Drive
Time : 6:45 pm






The announcement of Rosh Chodesh Elul (Tuesday/Wednesday B”H) next week, marks the beginning of the Selichot prayers. It is a period whereby we ask Hashem for forgiveness, repent and spiritually prepare ourselves for the upcoming high-holidays. As such, BYSM daily morning Minyan will be held earlier (refer times below). We hope that you will make every effort to attend the Selichot prayers as your participation will ensure that the Minyan will continue uninterrupted.     

We are also in the process of finalizing the seating plans for the high-holidays. Over the next week, we will send out a notification will all the details about seat reservations and donations. Make sure you reserve you seats early as reservations will be honored on a first-come first-served basis.
Kids Program:


Bring your kids to the BYSM Shabbat morning Children Program

The weekly Shabbat morning program at BYSM is a hit with our kids. Join Rachel Saar and other children from our community for a program that combines fun and Jewish learning.

Time: 10:00 am
Location: BYSM - 1030 Astoria Drive