- Beth Israel is a Reconstructionist congregation in Media, Pennsylvania where you will find a vibrant community of individuals and families committed to celebrating our Judaism, nurturing our members, educating our children (and ourselves!) and repairing the world. Our religious tradition reflects our ancestors' search for meaning, purpose, and value. As we continue in their footsteps, we are egalitarian, participatory, and open-minded. Our diverse views of God emphasize godliness rather than the supernatural. We value that power in the universe that infuses all of creation with a sense of transcendence and impels us to improve the world and ourselves. We express our beliefs in word and deed, prayer and action, learning and teaching.