Who We Are

At Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley we welcome all seeking meaningful Jewish experiences, regardless of background or faith traditions. Our congregation is strongly rooted in egalitarianism, as evidenced by our nationally recognized, gender neutral prayer book, and the democratic nature of our community.

Drawing upon the many flavors of Jewish tradition, we create a melodious, spiritual religious environment that is inspiring to all.

Beth El is a spiritually committed community, wrestling with God in public discourse and in private searches. Within our unpretentious walls, we nurture the souls of all our members — children and adults — with joyful prayer and passionate study of Torah.

Beth El is a congregation alive with questions and songs, a place that often rings with laughter, but also a place where tears are treated with tender respect. In English and in Hebrew, we seek to grow in connection with our past, and to discover Jewish meaning in our future.

Everyone at Beth El is a student. And at Beth El, everyone is a model, a mentor and a teacher. Beth El is an open community that cherishes the diversity of our membership.

We welcome all races, ages, sexual orientations, family constellations, and backgrounds. As liberal Jews, we make different choices in practice, we hold different beliefs, but we are united in the goal of making Judaism real in our daily lives and in our family life.

Jewish teachings and values propel us into the larger community, where we try to be God’s partner in the work of repairing the world (Tikkun Olam), and in the project of fostering all of Jewish life (Klal Yisrael), in the land of Israel, in our nation, and around the planet.

The miracle of creation is ongoing, revealing itself in change and growth. Grounded by the bedrock of Jewish tradition, and in sacred partnership with our staff, Beth El is committed to the future.

Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.

We invite you to visit and experience our unique, nurturing and welcoming community

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Being a new member, I was surprised at how friendly everyone is at Beth El. People just walked up and introduced themselves to me as if welcoming me into their own home.
— Beverly H