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President's Message

Welcome to Congregation Beth El!

I am truly honored to be serving as the next President of Congregation Beth El. Beth El has been my spiritual home for almost 50 years, and it remains a second home for myself and for my family. My husband and I have made many deep and lasting friendships at Beth El and we have enjoyed watching our children and their friends grow up here.
Beth El has a rich history that dates back over 100 years and going strong, thanks to its spiritual, professional and lay leaders. We are extremely fortunate to have an amazing clergy team, including Rabbi David Englander, Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, and Rabbi Emeritus Aaron Krupnick, who guide us, teach us and inspire us on a daily basis; a hard-working professional staff led by Josh Laster, Executive Director who help with all aspects of daily synagogue and school life; and a dedicated group of lay leaders serving on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees who work hard to make our shul a better place.
When you walk into our beautiful building you will feel the buzz of activity on a daily basis. From daily minyan to Early Childhood Center and Religious School classes, to youth events, to Sisterhood, Men’s Club and Habonim programs, to KaHal educational programs to Shabbat services, to Social Action drives, and much more, there is something for everyone, and there are many opportunities to learn, grow and volunteer at Beth El. I hope you will check out our calendar to see what is going on.
Whether you are new to Beth El or life-long members, I am glad you chose to be part of this diverse, inclusive and welcoming community. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] and share your thoughts and ideas. Together we will help ensure that Beth El remains a place for spiritual growth where you will find warm, caring people and a deep sense of community.

Faye Shapiro