Congregation Beth Israel

Firmly rooted in the past,reaching toward the future

The largest Reform congregation in the area, Beth Israel is a warm and welcoming home to generations of families who play a vital and integral part in synagogue life. Accommodating to all types of modern Jewish families, Beth Israel welcomes members wherever they may be found on their personal Jewish journey.

Congregation Beth Israel

Beginnings: Parents & Preschoolers

Join us at 10 am on Sunday, September 14th for a special program geared toward our youngest congregants. We'll learn about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, through stories, songs, crafts and treats!

Wine & Cheese Shabbat Sept. 19th

Come early for services on Friday, September 19, 2014, and enjoy a wine and cheese spread. Kid-friendly refreshments also will be available. The pre-Oneg starts at 5:30 pm. Services are at 6 pm.

High Holiday Children's Programming

We have special programming for children, preK through 4th grade, during our High Holiday worship service. They will enjoy age appropriate services, crafts, stories and other activities. See the registration form on the home page or call the office for more info.

Sukkot Services & BBQ Oct. 8th

Join us on Wed., Oct. 8, at 5:30 pm for an outdoor service for Sukkot. The service will be followed by a barbecue style dinner featuring hot dogs, a salad bar and s-mores, and a song session around the campfire. Bring your chairs or towels for seating. $25 per family or $10 per adult. RSVP to the synagogue office.

Simchat Torah & Spaghetti Dinner Oct. 15th

Join us on Wednesday, October 15th as we begin the cycle of reading the Torah. Following services, there will be a spaghetti dinner. There also will be caramel apples and Israeli flags for the kids! $25 per family or $10 per adult. RSVP to the synagogue office.

College Students

We want to be able to keep in touch with our students away at college. Please send their contact information, including email address to

Shop Rite Made Easy!!

Every time your purchase Shop Rite Gift Cards from Beth Israel we make 5%. To make this easier, we can set up an ACH automatic check withdrawal from your checking account and send you the Gift Cards each month. FREE MONEY TO BETH ISRAEL. WHAT COULD BE BETTER? LET US MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU. Just call the Temple office and we will get the ball rolling. This is a great New Year's resolution!

Sim Shalom (Chassidic Festival),
Arr. by I. R. Meisels, performed by Heather Shields and Cantor Larisa Averbakh with Liliya Khobotkova, piano.


This Week

  • Fri., Sep 19

    Wine & Cheese Shabbat
    5:30 PM

Upcoming events

  • Wine & Cheese Shabbat
    5:30 PM
  • Wed., Sep 24

    Erev Rosh Hashanah
    5:30 PM
  • Thu., Sep 25

    Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
    10:00 AM
  • Young Children's Beach Service
    3:00 PM
  • Tashlich
    3:30 PM
  • Fri., Oct 3

    Kol Nidre Service
    7:30 PM
  • Sat., Oct 4

    Yom Kippur Services
    10:00 AM
  • Healing Service
    1:00 PM
  • Children's Service
    2:00 PM
  • Wed., Oct 8

    Sukkot Services & BBQ
  • Wed., Oct 15

    Simchat Torah Service & Spaghetti Dinner
    5:30 PM
  • Fri., Oct 24

    Wine & Cheese Shabbat
  • Fri., Nov 21

    Wine & Cheese Shabbat
  • Sun., Nov 23

    Trip to Don Quixote Ballet