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Congregation Beth El

Contact information - [email protected] (802) 442-9645

Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, [email protected]

For membership information please contact

Lance Allen Wang, President, [email protected];

Kate Miller, Membership Chair, [email protected];

Susan Armstrong,  Assistant Director, [email protected], (802) 442-9645

Mission Statement Congregation Beth El is a diverse and welcoming Jewish community, balancing traditional Jewish core strengths and values with a forward-looking perspective that respects our ever-evolving culture. Building on an inherited congregational history dating back to 1909, Congregation Beth El looks to its history and roots for inspiration, while forging multiple paths for its members to address and express their Jewish identity. Programs and activities that appeal to a wide range of congregants, opportunities to socialize with our geographically dispersed membership, and responsible financial stewardship are actions, which will carry Congregation Beth El onward through a sustainable and secure second century.

Organization Description - Congregation Beth El began in 1909 when the Hebrew Congregation of Bennington was founded to promote friendly relationships among Jewish residents of the town. July 29, 1923 brought the culmination of a quarter century of concerted effort with the dedication of the new synagogue at the corner of North and Adams Streets. We are a welcoming, inclusive community serving the greater Bennington area and the surrounding towns in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont, sharing a journey to explore what Judaism means for us, here, today. Congregation Beth El is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

Shabbat Morning Services, 10:00a

Affiliated with Jewish Reconstructionist Communities, www.jewishrecon.org



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