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Keruv Committee - Interfaith Families

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El is fully committed to a tradition of Keruv (outreach and welcoming), especially as it relates to interfaith families. We warmly welcome those who share our interest in Jewish life built upon our rich traditions and rituals. Along these lines, we are pleased that the fabric of our synagogue transcends congregants who are Jews by birth. We have among our membership a significant and growing number of Jews by choice and supportive non-Jewish spouses and parents. They take advantage of—and contribute significantly to—our spiritual, cultural, educational, community service and recreational initiatives. Programs and classes are offered to interfaith families so they can learn from each other’s unique experiences while increasing their involvement within our Jewish community. Interfaith families are treated as full family members. The Keruv guidelines at TBH-BE are based on those sponsored nationally by the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. TBH-BE proudly takes a progressive stance on interfaith issues while maintaining the halachic (Jewish legal) framework of the Conservative movement. Our Keruv consultants are always available to speak with you, as is Rabbi Cooper, about how interfaith couples are warmly welcomed “under our tent” at TBH-BE. For more information, please contact Rabbi Cooper at or Joshua Kohn at or 610-525-1280.

We welcome both Jewish and non-Jewish family members to worship at all services. Weekday, Shabbat and all holiday services are open to members of all faiths. As a family affiliated with TBH-BE, you will be invited to the bimah for a baby naming or for a child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah. If you are interested in learning more about how your family can participate in a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or at other lifecycle events, we encourage you to speak with Rabbi Cooper to learn more.

Tue, October 26 2021 20 Cheshvan 5782