Who We Are

Beth El pioneered the practice of unrolling the Torah as a community during Simchat Torah (click image to enlarge).

Congregation Beth El is joyful, participatory Judaism.

We sing, learn, laugh, and pray together, and celebrate our varied backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

We connect with Jewish values and traditions as we strive to create a more just future for ourselves, our children, and our world. Social justice and discussing the meaning of texts are just as important as ritual observance.

Learn more about us on our Beth El FAQs page.


The groups and organizations that Beth El is affiliated with reflect our values and inform our programming. 

Union for Reform Judaism

The URJ helps congregations stay relevant and innovative, supporting them as they inspire people to live Jewishly, expand the ways they can do so, and identify, encourage, and train leaders who will innovate and advance congregational practices to attract and retain Jews and their families in long-time engagement in Jewish life.

Beth El has also adopted an ethics policy in keeping with URJ guidelines.

Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project

The Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) is a partnership between CJP and the Ruderman Family Foundation to support synagogues in creating communities where people of all abilities are valued equally and participate fully.

Students Together Opposing Prejudice (S.T.O.P.)

S.T.O.P. is an education initiative established in 1991. The program was designed and implemented by representatives of three faith organizations in Sudbury, Massachusetts with the support and assistance of the Anti-Defamation League’s Making a Difference Program.


LimmudBoston is an annual cross-communal event held each January for anyone interested in taking one step further on their Jewish journey.

Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikvah and Paula Brody & Family Education Center

Mayyim Hayyim’s mikveh is an intimate center for spirituality, learning, celebration and community for all Jews. It is an international model of Jewish creativity and vitality.

The Boston-Haifa Connection

The Boston-Haifa Connection Programs fosters Jewish identity, empowers at-risk families in Haifa, connects youth in Boston and Haifa through the HiBuR program, and more.