About Us

Since 1951, Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar (BKB) has been at the center of Jewish life in the Antelope Valley. BKB is a special place because it provides the three things that Jews seek for themselves and their families to infuse life with a sense of meaning and fulfillment: Avodah (Jewish worship). Torah (lifelong Jewish study), and G’milut Chasadim (community).

AVODAH: BKB provides a variety of worship services to meet the needs of all of us:

  • Shabbat Evening Services every Friday night at 7:30 pm on Zoom (email bkbav@bkbav.org to obtain a Zoom invitation) and then streamed to  Facebook Live during the Coronavirus emergency (search for “Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar” on Facebook).
  • Shabbat Morning Service monthly at 10:00 am on a Saturday morning (by Zoom during the Coronavirus emergency; email bkbav@bkbav.org to obtain a Zoom invitation)
  • High Holy Days and celebration of other Jewish holidays throughout the year.
  • Services led by both our part-time Rabbi and lay leaders.

TORAH: BKB provides learning experiences for all ages:

  • The BKB Religious School provides education for grades K-10 including bar/bat mitzvah and confirmation.
  • Adults study Torah and other Jewish values at Saturday morning services.
  • The Rabbi leads adult Jewish learning programs on a regular basis.

G’milut Chasadim: BKB provides many ways to comfort and strengthen each other and the community:

  • The BKB Auxiliary (merger of Brotherhood and Sisterhood) helps their members and supports BKB activities.
  • BKB conducts food and clothing drives for the needy throughout the year.
  • The BKB Social Action function reviews social and political concerns of the membership, the Jewish community, and the community at large and serves as liaison between the Congregation and social action groups of the Union for Reform Judaism.