President, Ken Fishman


This past summer I was introduced to the African word: “Ubuntu”.  This term has several connotations but the one I like most is, “I am who I am because of who we all are”.  This is a commonly held value here at Congregation Beth El.  We are a community living in relationship with each other by providing a place of spiritual growth, learning, support and friendship.  Our lives are enriched through the collective experiences we share.  We celebrate each other’s joyous occasions, help each other through difficult times and provide a nurturing, educational home for our children from kindergarten through 12th grade.   Beth El is a community of families and individuals discovering gateways of connection through the study of our sacred texts, the observance of our holidays & Shabbat and the healing of our broken world.  Your engagement at Beth El not only adds to the richness of your life but also enhances to the quality of the lives of those around you.   We hope you will take advantage of all that our community has to offer and look forward to seeing you soon.

In busy Boston, where it can takes weeks to make an appointment to see a friend, Beth El is an oasis where, when I make the effort, I find community, friendship, meaning and a Jewish home for my family.
— Michael B