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Message from the Rabbis

Welcome from Rabbi Kornberg

Allow me to welcome you with the Hebrew words, b’rukhim habaim, blessed are those who come. With this basic Jewish greeting we recognize an important truth. It is through the members and participants of the community that blessing can be found.

We at Congregation Beth Am invite you to become part of our blessing and join us in what makes this community so meaningful. We have several facets to our community: Beit Tefillah (house of prayer), a Beit Midrash (house of study), and a Beit K’nesset (house of gathering). We hope you will find the ways to connect that bring you joy.

Please, enjoy the programs and information that you will find on the following pages, and we look forward to seeing you in the year ahead.


Welcome from Rabbi Earne

Long ago, the prophet Balam stood atop a mountain and looked at the people of Israel. He said mah tovu o ha lecha y’akov. How good are your tents, how beautiful are your living spaces.

As I look upon our community, I find myself wondering what would Balam see? He would see passionate teachers and children engaged in learning. He would see students giving tzedakah and singing Hebrew songs in prayer. He’d see love and joy across our generations. He would see a place where kids develop life-long positive, Jewish identities. And, he would see our tents full with good friends they met at Beth Am. He’d see our community learning and having fun together. 

Each day, we strive to merit this same blessing that Balam said about our people long ago. We welcome you to join us on this journey.

Mon, June 1 2020 9 Sivan 5780