Congregation Beth El
Mission and News
Congregation Beth El is a Conservative synagogue whose mission is to create a home for every soul by offering a variety of Jewish experiences to nourish the mind, heart, and spirit, while being a caring Jewish community.
Thank you to all congregants who attended the Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2016. We appreciated your participation and input at the meeting, as well the questions you shared prior to it. As discussed, a congregation-wide email was sent the week of 4/25/16 with the meeting's highlights and next steps for the Shared Commitment Membership Model and Senior Rabbi - Transition & Search and Search Committee & Process, along with an opportunity to share further feedback.
Please continue to send comments for the Shared Commitment Membership Model and Senior Rabbi Search to Laurie Greenberg, President at firstname.lastname@example.org and Senior Rabbi Search to Alan Viterbi and Nancy Dosick, Rabbinic Search Committee Chairs at email@example.com.
Also join us for the recently announced, Rabbinic Search Meetings, where congregants will have the opportunity to provide feedback, ask questions, and express concerns to the chairs of the Rabbinic Search Committee.
Tuesday, May 10
Bagels and coffee with Alan Viterbi
Tuesday, May 17
Tea and cookies with Nancy Dosick
Thank you to the 100+ congregants who participated in the online survey about Zmanim, our quarterly magazine. We appreciated your thoughtful and candid feedback. We are reviewing and exploring implementing some of the excellent suggestions to further enhance the magazine's informative, inspiring content and quality, professional design. Look for the Zmanim Summer 2016 issue in mid-June!
The Zmanim Spring 2016 issue celebrates what’s best about Beth El, “Reaching Out and Stepping Up". The issue was mailed to congregants the week of 3/14/16 so we hope you are enjoying it. You can also read it cover to cover here!
We also wanted to share an interactive version of one of the issue's feature stories "What It Means to Be a 21st Century". A conversation Beth El’s Strategic Planning Committee Chair, Tad Parzen had with Rabbi Graubart. View the full 38 minute video which includes an overview of our new Shared Commitment membership model or shorter 10 minute version.
Shabbat Picnic and VTS 7th Grade Graduation
JOIN CONGREGATION BETH EL FOR A SHABBAT PICNIC ON FRIDAY, MAY 6
Hosted and served by the CBE Staff on the Turk Family Plaza. Also before dinner, attend Shabbat Shirenu Services and VTS 7th Grade Graduation in the Stone Family Sanctuary.
Wednesday, May 4th 7:00p to 8:30p
Thursday, May 5th 7:00p to 8:30p
- Shabbat Picnic & VTS 7th Grade Graduation
Friday, May 6th 7:15p to 8:15p
Tuesday, May 10th 6:00p to 8:30p
Tuesday, May 10th 6:30p to 8:30p
Friday, May 13th (All day)
Shabbat, May 14th (All day)
Sunday, May 15th (All day)
Wednesday, May 18th 7:00p to 8:30p
Shabbat, May 21st 12:00p to 1:30p
Growing & Fostering Our Jewish World
Life Long Learning
Educational programming at Beth El offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth.
Tikkun & Hesed Committees
Women's Connection & Men's Club
Our Women's Connection (celebrating its 60th year!) and Men's Club provide a fun and vibrant environment for their members through programming and friendship. They support the congregation, its youth and religious school, and sponsor programs of joint interest with
Youth & Family
Our Youth & Family groups combines social, educational, religious and social action programs to create opportunities for our synagogue’s families with children to create lasting friendships.
The mission of Beth El's Israel Committee is to engage CBE members and inspire a connection with Israel through
Our Rabbi's Blog
Read Rabbi Graubart's weekly Torah commentary, or better yet SUBSCRIBE and get it via email.
We're collecting photos for a shul-wide photo gallery. Remember, this year is the 60th anniversary of the Congregation Beth El Sisterhood (now Women's Connection ... where it all started. Stay tuned!