About Us

Bar Yohai is an Orthodox Synagogue comprised of more than 60 families. We are a diverse community that includes Sephardim, Ashkenazim, and Jews from all over the world. We are located in the heart of Silicon Valley and most members make a living in the high-tech industry. Our Synagogue shares the campus of the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, a local Modern Orthodox day school (www.sphds.org ). We are known for our welcoming and warm atmosphere, support of the state of Israel, and a keen interest in stimulating and inspiring Jewish learning.

Bar Yohai is a vibrant community attracting more than 120 people every Shabbat. We hold regular daily minyanim, and offer a wide range of social and educational activities such as Kiddush, Seudah Shlishit and Children’s programs every Shabbat as well as Holiday programs and a variety of classes on Shabbat and during the week.

Bar Yohai is an important resource for many of the high-tech workers visiting our area, as well as for those who stay for a year or two. We are always happy to cater to the needs of visitors who are in the area and in need of hospitality.

If you're interested in learning more about our area and our community please contact us directly via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will be happy to assign one of our members to introduce you to our community and help you settle in our area.

The best way to stay connected with the various programs and schedules is to join our mailing list by clicking here. Our mailing list is used strictly for Bar Yohai communication and will not be sold or shared with any other organization.


Other facts about Bar Yohai:

•    Board President is Rotem Salomonovitch .

•    The Board of Directors is elected annually. Currently there are seven serving Directors.

•    Bar Yohai is a non-profit organization. All donations and payments are tax deductible.

•    Our address is BYSM, c/o SPHDS, 1030 Astoria Drive, Sunnyvale CA 94087