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Committees at Congregation Beth El

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The Schwarz-Kurz-Zeller Adult Education Institute

(Arleen Barisa & Helene Geiger)

The Schwarz-Kurz-Zeller Adult Education Institute is a vibrant group of members and non-members who are interested in furthering their knowledge of Judaism. We’re starting the new year with a range of educational programs to fit your interests and schedule.  There’s something for everyone!

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Beth El Kitchen Ladies (BEKL)

(Debbie Lubin, Janet Marinoff & Margie Wellerstein)

The Beth El Kitchen Ladies is a group of volunteers offering you another catering option for your simcha at Congregation Beth El.  We will prepare a strictly Kosher, plentiful dairy Kiddush luncheon buffet, beautifully presented at a fair price. 

 All income derived from catering benefits Congregation Beth El.

Bubbes' Judaica Gift Shop

(Michelle Flash, Rachael Oring & Phyllis Schachter) or

The Sisterhood at Congregation Beth El has a team of volunteers to help run the gift shop. Bubbes' Judaica Shop is the perfect place to purchase your next gift of Judaica. 

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Cemetery Committee

 (Michael Weinberg)

Beth El owns cemetery plots in section R at King David Memorial Park in Bensalem, PA. 

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Chesed Community

(Barbara Schwartz, Synagogue Administrator)

Beth El's Chesed Community is here for you! Each member of Congregation Beth El is a vital part of our caring community. We gladly share in each other's simchas and seek to be supportive of one another when we are experiencing challenges in our lives.

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Cook For A Friend

(Beth Sadoff)

We gather together once a month on Tuesdays, throughout the year, for our Cook for a Friend Program. Cook for a Friend prepares and packages meals for the home bound elderly, who are serviced by the JCC Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia. 

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Eric J. Marinoff College Outreach Program

 (Janet Marinoff)

The Eric J. Marinoff Memorial College Outreach Program has been established to reach out to our Beth El college and graduate students during the school year.  Each summer we gather the names and addresses of our college and graduate students and send our kids delicious and fun holiday packages throughout the year.  It is our way of keeping in touch and making sure they continue to feel a  connection to Judaism and their synagogue community.  

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(Lee Kirsh & Penny Bardfeld)

Fundraising is an integral part of any synagogue. Congregation Beth El has fun, participatory and creative ways to raise money. For example, Bingo!

Hazak (60+)

(Charlotte Denenberg & Michelle Flash)

Hazak is Congregation Beth El's social group for adults ages 60+. Hazak has Brunch and Programs throughout the year that includes music, and more!

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Holiday Programming Committee

(Sandie Hirsch & Shelli Krevitz)

The Beth El Holiday Programming Committee is gearing up to plan events andcelebrations throughout the year.  Next on our calendar is Hanukkah.

 We want to have holiday gatherings that will bring all parts of our Beth El community together. 
Consider being a part of our committee.  We’d love to have congregants of all ages - newer members, as well as more seasoned ones.

Israel Committee

(Andy Stone)

The Israel Committee is a group of Congregation Beth El Synagogue members dedicated to educating congregants about Israel and celebrating the state of Israel through programs, celebrations, fundraising, and topical speakers.

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Inclusivity Committee

(Tom Moore)

Beth El is a member of JProud Philly and supports its mission as an LGBTQ Consortium committed to working together as a collective agent of change to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for the diverse needs of the Jewish LGBTQ community while building relationships with allies in the Greater Philadelphia area.

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Kiddush Krew


The Kiddush Krew is a group of volunteers who help prep our monthly Shabbat luncheons. For more information email Barbara Schwartz, Synagogue Administrator, or call the office, 215-493-1707 x4. No kitchen skills needed.

Membership Committee


What’s a shul without members?  Our members make Beth El what it is, and only through growing our membership can we reach the potential of what Beth El can be.  That’s why our Membership Committee is so important for a healthy, vibrant and welcoming synagogue. We unite and connect. When new members join, we welcome them by hand delivering a kit that includes a fresh challah, a
challah cover, and other Beth El branded items. In short, we are the committee that makes Beth El a community.

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Men's Club

(Matt Julin)

Our Men's Club is growing and takes pride in including men of all ages. Please take this opportunity to help by joining Men's Club. Your membership dues help support various programs throughout the year, which in turn helps our synagogue grow.

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Religious Activities Committee

(Lee Schachter)

The Religious Activities Committee is responsible for coordinating services for Shabbat, minyan and holidays. Congregation Beth El holds  daily minyan (morning & evening). Click here for times.

Share Shabbat Dinner

(Susan Strouse & Cara Weissman) 

Share Shabbat Dinners are times when congregants open up their homes to host other Beth El families for a Shabbat dinner.

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Shiru l'Adonai Instrumental Shabbat Services

 (Linda Greenberg) 

Join us for a prayerful, joyful, musical, moving, spiritual Shabbat experience! Services are held on Fridays at 6:00pm. Click here for dates.

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(Rachael Oring & Phyllis Schachter)

We are a group of diverse, talented and dedicated women who are committed to enhancing Jewish life in our synagogue, our community and beyond. We are affiliated with Women's League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ).

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Social Action

(Laura Lebenkoff & Debbie Wachspress)

Congregation Beth El has long and proudly devoted itself to social action concerns. While Jewish law and tradition demand it, we joyfully partner with our neighbors and collaborate relationships, advocate, educate and open our minds, hearts and hands to those around us. This mission is made possible by engaged and caring congregants, the support of our Board of Directors, our active Hebrew School and the guidance of our Rabbi.  Easing hunger and homelessness, in particular, are challenging pursuits we embrace as a congregation. We invite you to join our caring community as we strive to make life a little easier for those less fortunate.

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