Congregation Beth El

Contact information- [email protected] (802) 442-9645

Mission Statement- Congregation Beth El is a welcoming and diverse Jewish community, balancing traditional Jewish values and practices with an optimistic perspective that respects our ever-evolving culture. Building on a rich congregational history dating back to 1909, Congregation Beth El looks to its roots for inspiration, while opening multiple paths for its members to address and express their contemporary Jewish identity. Congregation Beth El is committed to a sustainable and secure second century. We will provide religious and educational programs to reflect and engage a wide range of Jewish experience; opportunities to socialize among our geographically dispersed members; and responsible stewardship of our operations and resources.

Organization Description- We are a welcoming, inclusive community serving the greater Bennington area and the surrounding towns in New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont, sharing a journey to explore what Judaism means for us, here, today. Congregation Beth El is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

Shabbat Morning Services, 10:00a

Asst. Director- Susan Armstrong - [email protected], (802) 442-9645

For membership information please contact

Lance Allen Wang, President, [email protected];

Kate Miller, Membership Chair, [email protected];

Susan Armstrong,  Assistant Director, [email protected]


Affiliated with Jewish Reconstructionist Communities,


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