At the World Union for Progressive Judaism Connections 2017 Conference in Jerusalem, Beth Am congregant Cherie Half had to distinct pleasure to present a check of $6000 from Congregation Beth Am to the World Jewry Fund. The funding will go to support the new Institute for Modern Jewish Studies in Moscow. There, the World Union for Progressive Judaism will be educating community leaders and future rabbis with the support of the Russian government. It is a unique partnership considering our people's history with the Russian people. Accepting the check was Carol Sterling, chair of the World Union.
Four hundred and fifty people attended the Connections Conference, representing 30 countries from around the world, including Taiwan, Brazil, Australia and South Africa -- all espousing and living progressive Jewish lives.
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The prayer-life of Congregation Beth Am is both communal and personal, offering quiet, meditative moments as well as community celebration. First and foremost, our worship is musical and participatory, inclusive and intergenerational, egalitarian and welcoming. The Service Schedule lists the speaker for each service, as well as times for smaller Minyanim and Jewish Meditation gatherings. Erev Shabbat services are available via live video stream at: www.betham.org/streaming
Beth Am is a warm and friendly congregation. Our members form deep, long-lasting friendships and are dedicated to meaningful worship, dynamic Jewish learning and compassionate care through all stages of life. Beth Am is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism.
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