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.
Congregation Beth Israel of Media, Pennsylvania is a Reconstructionist synagogue supported by 180 families. We have been a congregation since 1925, and our members come from all over the Delaware Valley including the Wilmington, Delaware area. Together we present a diverse group with varied backgrounds and religious affiliations. Amongst our members there are interfaith couples, single parent families, same sex families, individual memberships as well as different ethnicities. Everyone is welcome into our warm and friendly community.
We believe in teaching methodology that encourage students to grapple with their own beliefs and values. Our teaching includes a naturalist-humanist approach to all aspects of Jewish civilization combined with a deep respect for diversity of belief and practice among our students and their parents.
Thanks to a generous grant to make Beth Israel as accessible as possible, we have installed an audio-loop listening system in the sanctuary. It enables people with cochlear implants and most modern (telecoil-enabled) hearing aids to have all audio from the sanctuary's sound system sent directly to their devices, with no further equipment needed (just set your hearing aid to the "telephone" or "telecoil" setting).
People with general hearing loss, and those using hearing aids without the telecoil feature, may use our convenient listening devices (about the size of a smartphone).