Temple Beth El of Williamsburg is a vibrant congregation that values both the unique individual backgrounds and beliefs of our diverse members and shared historical traditions. We celebrate our role as participants in the evolution of Judaism by engaging our tradition thoughtfully, so it remains meaningful and relevant to each of us.

 In this spirit, we are committed to lifelong education, chesed (caring), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and sharing important life events. We are an informal and respectful community moved by prayer, fired by lively discussion, enlivened by laughter and song.

MISSION

Temple Beth El strives to encourage spiritual fulfillment, happiness and meaning for our members and families through interactive worship, life-long education, service to both our community and the larger world.

VISION

· Temple Beth El will continue to be an inclusive, caring Jewish congregation whose members seek to evolve spiritually and educationally
· Temple Beth El will strive to engage members, create connections, and enrich their lives
· Temple Beth El will be an intimate, enduring and dynamic home for all generations

PURPOSE

Temple Beth El is the central gathering place in the Greater Williamsburg region for Jewish worship, learning, life cycle commemoration, and social events. We are committed to applying Jewish traditions to today’s changing world and assisting members of all ages to more fully understand, embrace, value and practice their Judaism. As the only synagogue in the area, we have chosen to be unaffiliated in order to best serve the needs of our diverse community. We embrace Jews of different backgrounds and welcome interfaith families.