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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 and Senior Rabbi Search to Alan Viterbi and Nancy Dosick, Rabbinic Search Committee Chairs at

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
Beit Midrash
Bagels and coffee with Alan Viterbi 

Tuesday, May 17
Beit Midrash
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!

Read and enjoy Our Shared Commitment, Congregation Beth El, 2015-16/5776 booklet. It highlights our values, what we have accomplished together, and some of our goals for the new year ahead. 


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


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.




Upcoming Events


Growing & Fostering Our Jewish World

CBE Adult Education 2015-2016  

Life Long Learning

Educational programming at Beth El offers opportunities for congregants to engage in a journey of learning and spiritual growth. 
Whether through Beth Montessori, Viterbi Torah School, or Jewish Journeys: Adult Education at Beth El, people of all ages are
challenged to think, question and contribute creatively to our common journey. 


Tikkun & Hesed Committees

Our community is actively involved with coordinating the efforts of the congregation’s activities, fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam,
repairing the world. Visit our Tikkun Page and Hesed Page


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
other Congregation Beth El committees.


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.


Israel Committee

The mission of Beth El's Israel Committee is to engage CBE members and inspire a connection with Israel through
advocacy and education. Take a look at our page and join us for inspiring programming.


Our Rabbi's Blog

Read Rabbi Graubart's weekly Torah commentary, or better yet SUBSCRIBE and get it via email.



Our Gallery

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!

Tue, 3 May 2016 25 Nisan 5776