Congregation Beth Israel is a community of about 900 families who espouse a progressive and welcoming approach to Judaism. Our histories and paths to Judaism may differ, but only to bring rich variety to our synagogue life. We meet to pray together, to learn, to help repair our fractured world, and to connect with other Jews and those interested in Judaism.
Our mission is to serve the lifelong spiritual and educational needs of our congregants, within a welcoming and caring contemporary Reform Jewish community.
We offer a variety of Shabbat and Holiday Services to meet the diverse needs of our congregation. See our Service Schedule.
We offer learning opportunities about Judaism for people of all ages.
Formal religious school education begins at the preschool level and continues through high school.
Our Adult Learning Programs strive to provide the knowledge and means to explore and celebrate Judaism. We have a variety of ongoing learning programs, including weekly Torah Study, Rabbi’s Forum, and Lunch and Learn. We have hosted scholars and authors who spoke on anti-semitism, the Holocaust, issues facing Israel, as well as hosting interactive, hands-on learning. We learn and study individually and together in our new Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Community Learning Center.
Throughout the year, we reach out to our congregants who are alone or in personal transition. We write notes, make phone calls, deliver meals, present a gift, or do other simple acts that bestow the welcome gift of community.
We also work outside of Beth Israel with organizations such as Foodshare, Covenant to Care for Children, and the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen.
You can be involved — see our current list of mitzvot opportunities.
Our goal is for our congregants to create meaningful relationships and for all to have more personable synagogue experience.
Our Community Coffee is held every Sunday morning when Religious School is in session. Our Religious School Parents don’t just drop off their children to Sunday School; they stay and schmooze with each other, read the Sunday morning newspapers, study in the library, or attend educational programs, with, and without, their children.
Beth Israel is a family-friendly congregation and a spiritual home for many interfaith couples, single adults, and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community.
We are a home for people of all ages, for personal exploration, spiritual life, and engagement in the world. We give our children a true gift—for together, as a community, we teach them values and ethics that will guide them their entire lives. We believe everyone has something to offer and that there is a place for each of us. We are a place where angels thrive.
We provide the sacred space and you provide your Jewish self!
Our clergy is available to guide you to make your lifecycle events meaningful and relevant. Read more.
Planned by a partnership of volunteers, clergy, and staff, we have a lot going on at Beth Israel. Upcoming events, including religious services, are listed in page format, or we have a calendar view. All events are open to the public.