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Congregation Beth El is a Conservative, egalitarian congregation committed to Jewish values and practices.  Beth El strives to inspire its congregants toward continued growth and commitment to Judaism and all facets of Jewish life.  We provide a quality education for all of our members and their families, through the teaching of basic skills, knowledge and values.

Beth El seeks to engage its members in an ongoing relationship between the synagogue and the home.  The congregation is committed to Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) through Gemilut Chasadim (deeds of loving kindness),  Tzedakah  and Tefillah (prayer).  Our members take an active role in the Jewish community and the community at large.  We are a warm, caring community which encourages fulfillment in Jewish life through spiritual, educational and social activities.

Congregation Beth El is a leading center of Jewish life in Bucks County. We have developed a range of programs and activities that involve all our members in the dynamics of Jewish life today.

We reach out to people of all ages to bring them closer to the beauty and mystery of Judaism. Whether through educational or social programs, we have fun and enjoy the family feeling we have developed among our many members. From learning Hebrew to the annual barbecue, a trip to New York or our monthly Family Shabbat, there is something for everyone at Beth El.

Experiencing our stunning Sanctuary Wing is seeing our community’s generosity, hope, and faith in the generations to come.  We dedicated our gorgeous new wing in the spring of 2009 after raising three million dollars for its construction.

This impressive structure, built of steel, masonry, and glass, strikes a modern but welcoming balance.  Inside, there are spaces ranging from the grand to the intimate, creating appropriate environments for large and small social gatherings, lectures, educational programs and, of course, worship and meditation.  The Sanctuary Wing includes a sweeping lobby, an intimate rotunda, The Sisterhood's Judaica shop (which sells a wide variety of gift items) and a social hall, along with our beautiful sanctuary.

Awash in natural light from the large banks of windows, our Sanctuary Wing is a celebration of our Jewish heritage and a testament to the exciting future of Congregation Beth El.

Inclusivity at Congregation Beth El

In striving to be a kehillah kedoshah – a sacred community – Congregation Beth El provides multiple entry points for the mind, spirit and body.

We are open and inclusive to all.  To you.  People of all races, genders, physical or intellectual abilities, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions and prayer and observance levels are warmly welcomed and embraced into our community.

We are a safe place of Jewish worship and community for the LGBTQ community.  Our clergy perform same-sex Jewish weddings on our bimah and in our community as well as conversions from all faiths to Judaism.

Along with members who themselves live in mixed households, many of our families have close relatives – including parents and children – who share a household with a non-Jewish partner.  While exerting no pressure on non-Jewish members of our community, Beth El is ready and willing to help intermarried couples raise Jewish children.  Non-Jewish partners and family members are welcome to attend all services and programs at Beth El, with or without a Jewish partner.  We are also glad to have many ways in which non-Jews can participate in our services.

We welcome the opportunity to work with families and individuals to create synagogue experiences that rise above any perceived limitations to create a relevant, spiritual, and accessible Jewish life for you.  We welcome the active involvement of all our diverse members in worship, in the social life of the congregation, in community service and in synagogue leadership. 

We believe that being open and inclusive is not a fixed place to be, but rather a continuous effort and commitment to accommodate the needs of each member and work to eliminate barriers to full participation in all Beth El activities to the greatest extent possible.  The Beth El office will happily help you find the answer to any specific questions you may have about diversity and inclusion at Congregation Beth El.

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