Bar Yohai Sephardic Minyan

1030 Astoria Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Bar Yohai Sephardic Minyan (BYSM) is a Orthodox Sephardic Shul 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; most members make a living in the high-tech industry. Our Shul is located on the campus of the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, a local Orthodox day school ( ). We are known for our welcoming and warm atmosphere, support of the state of Israel, and a keen interest in stimulating and intellectually inspiring Jewish learning.

The Bar Yohai Sephardic Minyan is a vibrant community attracting more than 120 people to shul every Shabbat. We hold regular daily minyanim, and offer a wide range of social and educational activities. The best way to stay connected with all that is happening, the various programs and schedules, is to join our mailing list. Please consider doing this: simply click on the link on our website to add your name. Our mailing list is used strictly for BYSM communication and will not be sold or shared with any other organization.

We offer minyanim three times daily, extensive programming on Shabbat, as well as a program and classes.

The best way to know our area and our community is to contact us directly via email at . We will be happy to assign a person who will introduce you to our community and help you settle in our area; we will be happy to help with the transition whether you are just passing through or are planning to relocate to Sunnyvale. Other facts about BYSM:

  • Board President is Avi Kopelman.
  • BYSM Board of Directors is elected annually. Currently there are seven serving Directors.
  • BYSM is a non-profit organization. All donations and payments to BYSM are tax deductible.
  • Our address is BYSM, c/o SPHDS, 1030 Astoria Drive, Sunnyvale CA 94087

BYSM is an important resource for many of the high-tech visitors who pass through our area, as well as for those who stay for a year or two. We are also pleased to cater to the needs of visitors who are in the area for business and in need of hospitality.