Save the Date - This spring Beth El will be hosting two guest speakers who will lead us through an examination of burial and mourning in the Jewish tradition:


Take a Walk on the "Other" Side - On Sunday, May 31st, from 10:30-11:30 am join Rabbi Joshua L. Segal in the oolam and afterwards in a local cemetery for a talk and tour exploring the history, traditions and customs associated with Jewish cemeteries and their use. Gain insights into our own community's cemetery as well as the markings and monuments that define our holy burial grounds and record the lives of those buried within. Rabbi Segal is a well-published authority on the great historic Jewish cemeteries of New England. The program is free and open to the public, but for planning purposes those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the Beth El Office (860-442-0418 or office@bethel-nl.org).


June, 12-14, Rabbi Stuart Kelman, founder of Kavod v'Nichum, ("To Honor and Comfort") will be unpacking the mysteries of the burial and mourning process in a weekend Shabbaton entitled "Saying Good-bye Jewishly." It is a privilege to have Rabbi Kelman address our community, please make a concerted effort to hear this very special speaker!

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_______________________________________________________________________CAFE DILEMMA, dinner and discussion with our JFEC Young Emissaries, Noa and Ron will take place, Friday, May 29th. See below for more details.________________________________________________________________This month's Simcha Shabbat will take place Sat, May 30th. Contact Beth El's office if you have a Simcha to celebrate._________________________________________________________________________HOLD THE DATE - Beth El's annual meeting will take place Thursday, June 11th.
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Mission: The mission of Congregation Beth El is to foster a welcoming, diverse, and egalitarian community within the framework of Conservative Judaism, and to enrich the lives of its members through worship, learning, fellowship, celebration and tikun olam—healing the world.




Congregation Beth El is a Conservative synagogue set near one of the most beautiful corners of Southeastern Connecticut. Only a mile from the ocean in a residential area, our synagogue aims to provide a haven of peace and spirituality. With its soaring ceilings, angled walls, and picture windows bathing the congregation in natural light, the sanctuary is breathtaking, especially when filled to capacity on the high holy days. We are a welcoming, inclusive, egalitarian Jewish congregation that follows traditions in prayer and religious worship, looking for learning opportunities whenever possible.


But, a beautiful building is nothing without a loving congregation. Founded in 1932 the congregation has grown and matured, like many modern communities. We welcome new members: singles, couples, seniors, families of various compositions - as they are the lifeblood of any congregation. In keeping with conservative Jewry’s teachings, women take part in all aspects of our religious service. We are proud to host a Solomon Schechter School on our grounds, and a nursery school for those too young to attend kindergarten. We have a Men’s Club, an active adult education program, speakers and concerts.


Several times a year Beth El holds activities and services in conjunction with other synagogues in the area. If you are looking for a synagogue to enrich your life, we hope you will consider joining our family.


Click links below for May and June Activities:


  • Talk by Rabbi Joshua Segal on New England Jewish cemeteries, Sun, May 31st.

  • Mah Jong Tournament at Temple Emanu-el, Tues, June 2nd.

  • Beth El's Book Club - meeting June 7th at 10:30am.

  • Beth E's Annual Meeting, Thursday, June 11th, starting at 7:30 pm.

  • Beth El Gift Shop Sale - June 11th. Starts at 6:30pm - 1 hour before start of Annual Meeting at 7:30 pm.

  • Special Scholar-in-Residence weekend with Stuart Kelman, founder of Kavod v'Nichum. Dates are: Fri. June 12th through Sun. June 14th.

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