We are delighted that you are interested in finding out more about Congregation Beth El, a dynamic synagogue with a proud past and an ambitious future. We hope that you find the following insight as to who we are and what we stand for helpful as you continue your Jewish journey.
Our Mission Statement:
“Beth El is our spiritual home. We create a warm and welcoming community where people of all generations are enriched by learning and inspired to discover their personal experience of Jewish life.”
Our purpose as a congregation is to share the joys and responsibilities of Jewish tradition in a relevant, modern, and meaningful way with all who come under our wings. We hope that by getting to know us better you’ll find Beth El to be a place of encouragement and hope, joy and celebration; a source of meaning and inspiration in your life. At the same time, please know that Beth El is strives to be a source of support and comfort in challenging times as well. At Beth El you are a part of a synagogue family that cares about you, looks out for you, and is concerned about your needs.
Our first goal is to help individuals and families find meaningful points of entry into synagogue life. For some this may be through participation in our spiritually uplifting prayer services, for others it might be through Jewish learning, both in formal and informal settings. Still others will find their way to community through our peer-based social groups for youth, young families, empty nesters, and seniors. There are so many ways to make friends at Beth El.
Jewish Education is at the heart of Congregation Beth El. Our Early Childhood Center, Religious School, and Hebrew High have all won awards for their innovative programming and enthusiastic teachers. I invite you to speak with their directors, or better yet, to the parents and students who, year in and year out, enjoy all that our schools have to offer. In addition, we have informal educational opportunities such as Dine and Study in the synagogue, casual get-togethers in people’s homes, and even sessions in local restaurants. We are ready to meet you wherever you are in your Jewish journey. We believe that our winning combination of solid Torah-based learning in a warm, supportive, and nurturing environment takes us all higher, closer to being the people we know in our hearts G-d intends us to be. Integrate – Educate – Elevate, that’s what we are all about.
I am delighted that you have taken the time to find out more about our Beth El. We are proud of who we are and what we stand for and if it’s the right fit for you, we’d be honored to have you as members. I look forward to speaking with you about the congregation I love so much.