Reform Judaism

As Reform Jews, Beth Israel Congregation is committed to the principle of inclusion, not exclusion. Since 1978, the Reform Movement has been reaching out to Jews-by-choice and interfaith families, encouraging them to embrace Judaism. Reform Jews consider children to be Jewish if they are the child of a Jewish father or mother, so long as the child is raised as a Jew.
And, as Reform Jews, Beth Israel is also committed to the absolute equality of women in all areas of Jewish life. Reform Judaism was the first movement to ordain women rabbis, invest in women cantors and elect women presidents of our synagogues. Beth Israel had a part-time female rabbi for 12 years and has had numerous female presidents of the congregation. As Reform Jews we are also committed to the full participation of gays and lesbians in synagogue life as well as society at large.

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