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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Beth Israel is here for you.  To ensure the health and safety of our congregation and guests, we have moved our activities online:

  • Weekday morning services:  Join us for a brief morning service every morning at 9 AM on weekdays (about a half-hour). This is a time for reflection, spiritual practice, and community.  Meeting links will be sent to Beth Israel members, or click here to request the link.
  • Daily Jewish learning: We are offering a variety of on-line learning opportunities during the pandemic which we are noting on our daily and weekly emails. For more information about learning opportunities, please contact our administrator Diane Longenecker  here.
  • Shabbat evening and Shabbat morning services:  Meeting links will be sent to Beth Israel members, or click here to request the link.
  • Informal events hosted by our members:  Our members are sharing their knowledge and their interests with our community.  Topics include knitting and other crafts, art, virtual tours, computers, cooking, and more!
  • Above all, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay in touch (virtually) with your friends and loved ones.

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.

Virtual Shabbat Box

Virtual Shabbat Box

Stay healthy - both physically and spiritually - with the Virtual Shabbat Box.  Click for resources from the Reconstructionist Movement.

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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 the button below.

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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 - December 1, 2019

Joseph's journey: Reflecting on our core values during Hanukkah

Joseph's journey: Reflecting on our core values during Hanukkah

This month we begin the Joseph saga at the end of Genesis. Joseph, forced by unforeseen circumstances, immigrates to a new land where he starts off at the very bottom of the socio-economic ladder (as a slave) and manages with unseen Divine intervention and some of his own gumption to wend his way into the halls of power. A quintessential “court Jew” (before that term existed) Joseph both mediates and enforces Pharaoh’s power and...

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From Rabbi Linda's blog - December 1, 2019

Using the light of Chanukah to overcome the winter blues

Chanukah embraces the themes of religious freedom, dedication, sufficiency, sustainability, light and possibility. There are many ways to celebrate this festival. Here are a few suggestions:

- Invite others to light candles with you.
- Relax while the candles are burning.
- Experiment with different latke recipes.
- Investigate places most worthy of tzedakah and make contributions in honor of others...

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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

2020 High Holidays Honey Sale is Open for Business!

Order your gifts of honey for the High Holidays. CLICK READ MORE BELOW TO BEGIN!

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