A synagogue that feels like home
A SPIRITUAL FAMILY
We learn together, we laugh together, we pray together, we sing together, we grow together
This will be a year to remember!
We vibrantly brought THE HIGH HOLIDAYS HOME!
In the Jewish year of 5781 we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. This past year has bonded the Beth El synagogue community in new ways that we could not have imagined.
We have been coming together live via Zoom for worship and Torah study each week, led by Rav Blair Nosanwisch and our gifted participants who spend hours creating a vibrant service. The weekly online services at “Home” have been just a glimpse of the unique spiritual experience they gave us. There were meaningful, spirit-lifting prayers, powerful music, transformative Jewish teachings, and the blast of the shofar that inspired everyone.
For those of you who have not been with us and would like to join our services, we would like you to reflect on the uplifting words below.
where to worship, learn and celebrate is a big decision. There’s no better way to learn more about us than joining us, commitment-free, for a Friday night Shabbat worship, we also have times when we share dinner before services and our vibrant and enthusiastic Torah studies twice a month or another upcoming event.
Sacred Times – Sacred Words
Here, we collect some of the inspiring Divrei Torah from Rav Blair Nosanwisch and other members of the Beth El Community.
For Rav Blair’s senior sermon, scroll down.
Worship with us
We are a small congregation and our services are co-led by three lay members who envigorate us. Monthly we are joined by our dynamic student rabbi. We are so fortunate to have committed volunteers who share their expertise in chanting Torah and co-leading services. We welcome participation on all levels – singing, chanting, discussing, and challenging ideas presented at Torah Study. We welcome Interfaith families and congregants of all backgrounds and ages.
GIVING TO BETH EL
Beth El relies on the generosity of the community. There are many ways to participate and many ways to give.
Listen to Rav Blair Nosanwisch’s senior sermon at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
The tabernacle was brand-new. Everyone had contributed some way: they’d sewn something or cooked something, they’d donated money or personal valuables. And then during the opening ceremony fire came down from heaven and landed right on the altar they had built! It was a structure, a power the world had never seen before. And Aharon’s […]
Last Monday night, I spent my first night serving as a chaplain, offering spiritual care to people who find themselves for one reason or another, in the hospital. I was on my way to a visit that I expected to be pretty “low key” when I got a page that a patient’s family member was […]