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Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel. The walls of our Synagogue, small and most beautiful, seem to ever expand to breathe new life into the Community.
Although we often live far apart from one another, we strive to create a vibrant spiritual community. We are connected to one another, the larger Jewish community and especially to Israel. We value exploration, learning, tikun olam and live these values in all that we do – worship, study and the pursuit of social justice. Together we seek God and a sense of the sacred in everyday life and discover together the joy of Jewish life.
We are a Reform congregation and are members of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the umbrella organization for the Reform Movement. We invite you to contact us or visit our community.
Liza Roos Lucy, President
Rabbi Allan Smith
Rabbi Elliott Kleinman
News & Announcements
In this first blog post, William J. Roos, the last direct descendent of the founders of Congregation Beth Israel still residing in Honesdale, shares his historical memory….
Past Presidents of the congregation were Samuel Frankel, Samuel Katz, Jacob Katz, Leopold Blumenthal, E.A.…