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

Nursery School Opening Jan. 5th!

The Nursery School will open Monday, January 5, 2015 with programs for children ages 2 to 5, including kindergarten enrichment classes and before/after care as needed. The Congregation Beth Israel Nursery School Program incorporates art, movement and music, stories, writing and dramatic play, Smart Boards, a playground built on a sandbox and an organic garden that is “farmed” by the children. The Handwriting Without Tears program is a cornerstone of literacy development and employs multisensory tools to help students succeed. The children also are taught about Jewish holidays in hands-on activities that range from making their own challah bread to participating in a weekly Shabbat program with Rabbi David M. Weis. Registration is open. Call 609-641-3600.

Celebrate Chanukah with Your Beth Israel Family!

2nd Night of Chanukah: Wed., Dec. 17th, Tot Chanukah Family Latke Dinner

3rd Night of Chanukah: Thurs., Dec. 18th, Board of Trustees Meeting with Sufaniyot (jelly donuts), gelt & dreidels

4th Night of Chanukah: Fri., Dec. 19th, Shabbat Services at 5:30 pm followed by Family Latke Fest, $25 per family, $10 per person

4th Day of Chanukah, Torah Study with Book of Maccabees

5th Day of Chanukah, Sun., Dec. 21st, Sunday School Maccabee Games, College Kids Brunch with Rabbi at 12 noon

8th Night of Chanukah, Tues., Dec. 23rd, Adult Dinner with wine & cheese followed by dinner, 5:30 pm

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.