Ellen Krumbein delivers a D’var Torah during Pride Month (video was not made on Shabbat)
Beth El strives to be a warm, inviting, accessible and joyous community where Jewish tradition meets contemporary life. Guiding us along this path is a commitment to make every experience at Beth El a meaningful one for everyone who walks through our doors; and then helping each person find a way to engage and relate.
There are many doors available for engagement and community connection from social opportunities, Torah study, our pre-school to high school programs to performing mitzvot together, taking action to repair the world or standing with Israel. Each opportunity enables us to place our traditions in meaningful conversation with how we live in our contemporary world.
In this spirit, we welcome members of the LGBTQ community. We now have an LGBTQ Task Force working toward greater inclusiveness for the LGBTQ community, their families, and allies through education and advocacy programs. Throughout the year, the LGBTQ Task Force, working with Keshet, the national organization working toward full equality in Jewish Life, present congregational programs that provide an opportunity for our community to listen, learn, and better understand some basic LGBTQ issues.
Conversations about contemporary issues through the lens of our Jewish values — listening to and learning from each other — is how we sustain a warm, inviting, accessible and joyous Jewish community, today and for our children to cherish tomorrow.
For more information please contact our Executive Director, Jeff Baden, firstname.lastname@example.org.