President's Welcome

Welcome to Congregation Beth Israel of Media. We’re so glad you found us. Please explore this website to see what we have to offer. Then, please explore our community by attending Shabbat and holiday services and our special and educational events.

Established almost 90 years ago, Congregation Beth Israel has remained young and vibrant. We are a Reconstructionist Congregation which, along with our parent organization, Jewish Reconstructionist Communities: "We seek ways of living that reveal holiness and godliness in the world, and see the tradition as having a vote, not a veto in that quest. Seeing innovation and adaptation as deeply traditional, we cultivate and support Jewish living, learning, and leadership for a changing world."

Through this site, you’ll learn more about our history, our leadership, and Reconstructionist Judaism. Participate in our services, our social action and social events, our adult education and our Hebrew school. Visit us often on the web and in person and then stay; become a member. We invite you to join our community.

Ma Nishtana? What makes this synagogue different from every other synagogue? We focus on developing and growing a sense of community among our members. We concentrate on building relationships with Jews and non-Jews. We demonstrate that Judaism is a path toward meaning and purpose, belonging and blessing. We excel at welcoming the friend and stranger alike. Venture in and friendly congregants, interested in you, will greet you with "hellos" and welcomes”, “get comfortable”, and, of course, “stay and eat.” You may enter the building as a stranger but are likely to leave as a friend and even a member.

Please contact me, our Membership Committee,  or Rabbis Linda Potemken and Nathan Martin for more information. We look forward to welcoming you.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, our wishes for your growth as individuals and as a part of our community.

B'Shalom,
Joyce Romoff,
President