Our History

Congregation Shir Ami was founded in the early 1960s by a group of Jewish families. In 1964 they purchased and renovated our current building, a historic 1870s house located at 4529 Malabar Avenue.

For more than 50 years the congregation has been a gathering place for Castro Valley’s small but vibrant Jewish community. As proud members of the Reform movement, we honor the values of our founders while embracing and welcoming the growing diversity of our local Jewish community. 

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