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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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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.

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Upcoming Events:
SAC Movie Night Nov. 16th

The Social Action Committee will screen the new film "The Reports on Sarah and Saleem" on November 16th, 2019 at BI.

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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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Join Us In Prayer

We offer a participatory, inclusive, and vibrant community exploring Jewish life with dedication, warmth and enthusiasm.

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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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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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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.

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Mechina class now enrolling!

Children ages 3 to 5 (and their parents!) are welcome to join our Mechina class, without needing to be members of Beth Israel.  Our program offers your child meaningful experiences – learning through play and arts, songs and stories, in a warm and accepting environment with friends and community.


From Rabbi Nathan's Blog

Opening Our Eyes on Rosh Hashanah

This is Rabbi Nathan's Rosh Hashanah sermon (day 1).  May you appreciate it as much as our congregation did.  -Webmaster, Congregation Beth Israel of Media

Shanah Tovah. In the center of the unsettling Torah reading we read today we find the character of Hagar. Subject to Sarah’s capriciousness she is unceremoniously cast out in the desert. Hagar - whose name literally means “migrant” Hebrew - is only able to survive when a divine angel opens her eyes and enables her to see a living well before her. This year, this story resonates with me in a new way. Like Hagar we have encountered so many who have been forced by violence, storm, or economic need to leave their homes...


From Rabbi Linda's blog - October 1, 2019

From Weeping to Dancing

These holidays invite in a wide range of human emotions. We began on Tisha B’Av, sitting on the floor in tears over historic and contemporary tragedies - encountering the destruction of the Temple through Lamentations and the calamity of injustice to migrants through empathy and protest. The High Holidays, the days of awe, are just that - awesome days to engage existential questions, hopes, fears and to continue to right our wrongs. We...

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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 News

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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Social Action Committee

'The Reports on Sarah and Saleem' will be our night at the movies @BI on November 16th. Join Us!

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Thu, November 21 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780