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Congregational Engagement

APEX (Adult Program Experiences) 

This program is geared towards adults of all ages looking for cultural, educational, social and spiritual experiences. Activities include dynamic speakers at Sunday brunches, special events geared toward adults, AARP safe driving classes, and trips to New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Chair: Patty Bassman


Men of all ages and life stages are invited to join Brotherhood. This auxiliary is integral to our community, providing both service and social opportunities throughout the year for Beth Or men to build connections and find help, guidance and support with men’s issues.

President: Doug Burtnick

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Join Sisterhood to make a difference in our synagogue and in our local and global Jewish communities. Together, we support Jewish education, social action initiatives, and innovative programs for youth and older adults. Be a part of activities that build friendships and provide opportunities to grow personally and spiritually.

President: Melisa Lubinski

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Caring Congregants

This group helps congregants and our families with children in the CECE by visiting the ill, sending R’fuah Shleama (get well) cards, preparing and bringing home-cooked meals to members in temporary crisis, reaching out to our bereaved families, and more.

Chair: Ellen Werther

Congregational Events/Programs

If you enjoy event planning but fundraising isn’t your cup of tea, join a committee to help put together one of the many congregational festival events that take place each year to help our members celebrate the Jewish holidays in a fun, yet meaningful, way. Or, help plan other events that enrich our community and encourage engagement among our members.

Festival Programming Contact: Rabbi Jason Bonder

General Programming Contact: Jillian Peskin    

Fundraising Events

Do you have a passion for event planning? Are you well organized and enjoy interacting with people? Beth Or hosts a few large scale fundraising events each year such as golf outings, tributes, races, etc. to benefit our congregation. We count on our event committees to organize all aspects of the event with guidance from a Beth Or senior staff member.

Development Chair: Jennie Nerenberg

Get Connected: Beth Or Business & Career Network


This group and related events are for any congregant who is   thinking of starting a business, has started a new business, wants to grow their business, is thinking of changing careers, is looking for a first or a next job, wants to re-enter the workforce, learn new skills or enhance existing skills, or just wants to meet new people.  Montly events include interactive workshops, networking breakfasts or happy hours, and more.

Contact:  Evan Segal

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Interfaith Families Outreach Program

Beth Or is dedicated to creating welcoming opportunities to incorporate Judaism into your family's life. Yad b'Yad (hand in hand) brings our Interfaith families together to find a sense of warmth and tradition within our community. 

Chair: Julie Spahn 

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Our membership committee welcomes our newest congregants to the Beth Or family. This group provides direct outreach to new members, invites them to meet together for services and synagogue events, and organizes social activities in the community.

Chair: Allison Levin


We pride ourselves in welcoming all members of the community who wish to live a Jewish life, regardless of gender identity or sexual preference.  God created us "Betzelem Elohim" in the image of God.  We celebrate everyone through intentional inclusive language, religious practice and values.

Chairs:  Carly Dirben & Cinde Orlick


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