The Beth El Ritual Advisory Committee meets regularly to consider a variety of both broad and specific issues related to our services and synagogue protocols.

The Committee offers guidance to the shul’s ritual leadership – the klei kodesh – who seek to educate the congregation, and gauge its temperature on certain matters before instituting changes.

The Committee also serves as a resource for congregants who have specific questions and ideas they would like raised and debated in an open forum.

All members of the Beth El Congregation are welcome to participate in the discussions and, in that way, stay abreast of developments that impact on how services are conducted.

Synagogue Decorum

The Beth El Ritual Advisory Committee is also concerned with maintaining proper decorum in our services, and is taking action to encourage appropriate dress and to enforce the prohibition against using cell phones and cameras, and smoking in and around the synagogue on Shabbat and holidays.