Beth Am Israel is a Conservative synagogue of about 375 families
located in the heart of the western suburbs (Main Line) of Philadelphia.
Our Mission: We, at Beth Am Israel, seek to integrate Torah (learning and practice), Avodah (prayer or worship) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of caring) within an engaged, Shabbat-centered community. We strive to support all of our members and to build a connection to Klal Ysrael (the entire Jewish community) through lifelong Jewish learning and action.
Our mission is to develop a community that supports each memberâ€™s ability to relate to the world in a way that infuses life with sacred purpose.
Beth Am Israel strives to be a home to Jews who want to create a sacred community, where meaningful Jewish experiences integrate our heritage, teachings, and history.
Beth Am Israel strives for the active engagement of each member in a spiritual, moral, learning and socially responsible community.
Shabbat is the center of our community. We come together as an intergenerational community in Tefillah and Jewish learning to incorporate the experience of Shabbat into other aspects of life.
Beth Am Israel is an intimate community sharing with members in their times of joy and supporting them in their times of sorrow within the rhythms of the Jewish calendar and throughout the life cycle.
Beth Am Israel blends a pluralistic approach to Jewish thought and practice and an obligation to engage seriously in Judaism together, as part of a single community. Our ritual practices reflect both the Congregationâ€™s commitment to the Conservative Jewish traditions and a focus on renewal and openness to innovation. It is our obligation to continue to engage in self-reflection and renewal through informed dialogues led by our Rabbi and lay leadership.
As befitting our name, Beth Am Israel strives to deepen our connections to Klal Ysrael, to the unity of the Jewish people, here, in Israel and around the world.
Beth Am Israel integrates both our devotion to our personal spiritual and social needs with commitment to the problems of the broader Jewish community and our universal obligations as human beings.