Beth Israel Congregation

Community Shabbat dinner
Aug. 17     6:30 PM

Come celebrate Shabbat with Beth  Israel's Jewish community. Enjoy candle lighting, challah and the blessing of Shabbat. A $5 donation per person is appreciated. Call   610-458-8550 or just click here to RSVP by August 14.

NOTE: this will be a "pet friendly" event!  So bring your pooch!  

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Learning through personal connection, experience, and community. Contact Beth Israel's office at 610-458-8550 for more information. To download our registration forms, please go to the Education menu item and select the Religious School page.

Family Fun Evening  Thursday, Aug. 23 
Bring a picnic, blanket, Meet our community of Jewish organizations

Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:30 to 7:30PM.  Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Rd, Wayne, PA.  

For information contact Shelley Rappaport, Director of Kehillah of Chester County.  (484)582-0210

Community shabbat dinners
 Every 3rd Friday 6:30 pM

Experience a Shabbat dinner with us every month. Please click on Read More for more details about this program and how you can RSVP. Come celebrate Shabbat!

BIC​5​ caring through action

Our Mission: To create a culture of caring, concern, compassion and commitment to social action.

Food Drive Begins.  

As we get ready to begin the new Jewish year, it is a tradition to collect boxes and cans of food to be distributed to the local food pantries.  BIC5 needs your help.  

Please bring a food item with you the next time you come to Beth Israel.   

Donations are welcome all year, but we hope to complete our holiday food drive by September 15 so we can display our beautifully wrapped baskets during the holiday services.

Shabbat In the Park 
Join us for a short Shabbat Service at Marsh Creek State Park
Bring a lawn chair, blanket, a dairy meal and drinks and join us for a short Shabbat service in the park.  Rabbi Jon will bring challah and grape juice.  (No alcohol is allowed in the park.)  Rabbi Jon will mark our location with a balloon, so look for the balloon to see where we will gather.    See you there!

Marsh Creek State Park: 675 Park Road, Downingtown, PA
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Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County provides for the spiritual, religious, and educational needs of its congregational family and the local Jewish community.

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Building on over a century of rich synagogue history, Beth Israel continues to foster Jewish living and learning, as well as religious observance and a strong sense of Jewish identity, to help ensure and safeguard a Jewish future.

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Our doors are always open! Please feel free to come join us on Friday night or Saturday morning for regular weekly Shabbat Services. We will be happy to talk to you and answer any questions. please feel free to contact us.