Under the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Neil Cooper and Hazzan Eugene Rosner, Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El continues to grow and excel as one of the most vibrant and dynamic Conservative synagogues in the Philadelphia area.
Prayer, education and community are the foundations of our congregation. Our leaders emphasize active participation in all aspects of synagogue life.
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El is a member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and is proud of its affiliation with The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. All of our services are egalitarian, with women granted aliyot and equal participation in all aspects of prayers and leadership. Youth Services, beginning with Tot Shabbat and continuing through the milestone of bar and bat mitzvah, are held each Shabbat throughout the school year. Our Havurah conducts lay-led Shabbat services three times a month as well as on holidays. Our monthly Family Minyan, also lay-led, provides another Shabbat alternative focusing on family participation.
Learning is a core value at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El. Our Early Childhood Center, consisting of our Nursery School, Kindergarten and Parenting Center, our Religious School for primary and pre-bar and bat mitzvah studies, and our Collaborative Hebrew High School are widely recognized for quality and excellence. Beth Hillel-Beth El is also known for its adult education programs including classes throughout the year as well as special events such as our Scholar-in-Residence program and our annual Torathon evening of learning. Our congregation is also a strong supporter of Perelman Jewish Day School, a Solomon Schechter affiliate, Barrack Hebrew Academy and Camp Ramah.
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El is, above all else, a warm, caring, involved community. We embrace traditional and innovative ways of expressing our Judaism. We strive to promote warm and caring fellowship among our members and to instill a sense of responsibility to the Jewish people, Israel and the larger community. The congregation is a strong supporter of the Masorti Movement in Israel. Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El is more than the sum of its parts - Sisterhood (affiliated with Women's League for Conservative Judaism), Men's Club (associated with The National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs), L'Chaim, Boomers, Young Explorers, Youth Groups – Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El is YOU.