A synagogue that feels like home
we are a small and vibrant community and A SPIRITUAL FAMILY
We learn together, we laugh together, we pray together, we sing together, we grow together
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 Jessica Belasco and other members of the Beth El Community.
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.
The Sun Has Set
Now that we have changed the clocks and the sun sets earlier in the day, I often have the chance to walk the 20 blocks down Broadway from JTS to my apartment while the sun is setting. And while I have made the same walk countless times during my 4+ years of school, I am always amazed by the beauty of the multi-colored sky as it reflects off of the glass and metal of the Manhattan skyline around me. [….]
A Message for the High Holy Days
Have you ever imagined what a movie about your life would be like? Who would be cast as you, your family, and your friends? What kinds of music would play in the background and give context to the peaks and valleys of your story? What framing device might a director use to introduce you and your life to the audience? [….]