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		                            <span class="slider_description">We have a wide range of social events. From music, to social action (at the event pictured, we made clay bowls to raise money to fight hunger), to movie nights, murder mysteries and more, we have something for everyone.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Adult education, social action, music, and more. Beth Israel has a wide variety of groups. This is a photo of our Rosh Chodesh women's group.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">We welcome Jews of all backgrounds and beliefs.  Regardless of your level of observance or Jewish knowledge, or whether your entire family is Jewish, you are welcome.  Come to Shabbat services or other events to see what we're all about.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Religious services, Hebrew School, and special events to inspire and energize you.</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description">Our religious services can inspire, comfort, and challenge - sometimes all during the same service. Prayers include English and Hebrew, Rabbinic creativity and enthusiasm, and plenty of participation by the congregation.</span>
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Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel of Media - ברוכים הבאים

We are a Reconstructionist congregation in Media, Pennsylvania. We strive to inspire and educate our members, providing them with a warm and nurturing community. We engage in Jewish learning, share in tikkun olam (repairing the world), and enjoy memorable social events.

Sept. 11, 2019 - Please note that ShulCloud is updating the layout of this page.  The colors, image sizes, etc. are being modified to reflect our site's final layout.  Thank you for your patience during this process.

Please be patient, as we have moved to a new website platform. If something doesn't look right or isn't working as expected, please call us at 610-566-4645 or e-mail the webmaster.  We would be glad to apologize to you personally on Yom Kippur.   For more information about our High Holy Days programs and events, click here.

 

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Join Us In Prayer

Beth Israel offers a participatory, inclusive, egalitarian community committed to exploring Jewish life with dedication, warmth and enthusiasm.

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Special Events

We invite you to celebrate with us at events celebrating Jewish life! Often with food and music, and always with fun.

Upcoming Events

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A Strong Jewish Education

We encourage each student to deepen and expand their Jewish knowledge in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Social Action

We believe in living our values. Join us in Social Action activities to Heal the World (Tikkun Olam).

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Adult Education

Adult Education

We believe that Jewish learning is a lifelong journey. Join us for classes on Torah, Hebrew, finding your way in our ever-changing world, and much more!

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Rent Space at Beth Israel

Beth Israel now offers space for rent.  We have spaces to accommodate groups large and small.  Call us at 610-566-4645 or click on this link for more information.

Beth Israel News

High Holy Days at Congregation Beth Israel

Click to see Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur service days and times, including Erev Rosh Hashanah organized potluck dinner and Family Services.


 
From Rabbi Linda's blog

Turning to 5780 - A New Year

September comes quickly, with summer slipping by without our consent.  The school year resumes, the weather slowly changes and we arrive at a time of self-reflection. The Hebrew month of Elul, the month that precedes Rosh Hashanah, is traditionally the time for spiritual preparation for the holidays.

With Rosh Hashanah arriving at the end of September, we have this whole month to prepare for the season of repentance,...


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Intentions for 5780

I write this note as we emerge from the sadness of the 9th of Av to the weeks of consolation as we move toward the new year. This year on 9 Av I joined hundreds of other Jews from Philadelphia to stand vigil against the treatment of immigrants and people seeking asylum from violence in their home country.

My hope for the coming year is that we begin the new year with an intention to:

• Stay deeply connected to each other, to establish strong communal roots
• Continue to raise our communal voices to injustices in the world...

 


Welcome to our new rabbinic intern, Janine Julia Jankovitz Pastor!

We are pleased to welcome to Beth Israel Janine Jankovitz Pastor who will be serving as a student rabbinic intern with us throughout the year. Janine is entering her final year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She has worked as a student rabbi in several different capacities, including Hillel, chaplain, and has served three pulpits. She was a 2018 writing fellow for State of Formation and has been published on and offline including Ritualwell, The Wisdom Daily, and The Jewish Literary Journal...

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Hebrew School Meet and Greet and Fun Activities

Sunday, Sep 8th 9:30a to 12:30p
Come meet our Hebrew School Principal, Adva Chattler, and all of our teachers. Have a nosh, meet other parents and their families, and find out what the new school year has to offer!

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START A LIFETIME OF JEWISH LEARNING AT OUR HEBREW SCHOOL!

Looking for a vibrant Hebrew School?  Check out what our school has to offer.

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Adult Education

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Judaism is a religion and also a civilization encompassing history, literature, and culture. Join us to explore our shared past and our communal experience of worship, study and celebration.

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Final days of the Honey for the High Holidays! Buy your last bottles at the BBQ on September 6th!

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Featured Events

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  • Friday
    Oct  11
     
     
    Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Nathan

    Friday, Oct 11th 5:45p to 7:15p
    Join us for a fun Tot Shabbat and family dinner! We will sing, play, read stories and enjoy a delicious dinner together. All family member and friends are welcome, with activities geared towards infants through 6 year-old children.

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  • Friday
    Oct  18
     
     
    Sukkot Services, Dinner & Beer Tasting

    Friday, Oct 18th 6:30p to 8:30p
    An annual family favorite - services in the sukkah led by Rabbi Linda, followed by dinner and beer tasting (for the grown-ups!) run by Pinocchio’s Beer Garden.

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  • Friday
    Nov  8
     
     
    Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Nathan

    Friday, Nov 8th 5:45p to 7:15p
    Join us for a fun Tot Shabbat and family dinner! We will sing, play, read stories and enjoy a delicious dinner together. All family member and friends are welcome, with activities geared towards infants through 6 year-old children.

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  • Saturday
    Nov  16
     
     
    SAC Movie Night

    Motzei Shabbat, Nov 16th 6:30p to 10:30p
    Join us for a movie with themes of Jewish faith and social consciousness.

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  • Sunday
    Dec  15
     
     
    Holiday Craft Show Extravaganza

    Sunday, Dec 15th 9:00a to 2:00p
    Come and do your shopping for the holiday season! Our annual Holiday Craft Show Extravaganza is not to be missed. Enjoy music and check out the great prizes to be raffled off. We're looking forward to seeing you! NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED unless you're a Vendor.

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