July 17, 2024 ()

Welcome to Beth El!

Welcome to Beth El Congregation, located at the center of the Akron Jewish Community. Come for a visit and stay for a while!

We are a warm, welcoming, inclusive, and multi-generational Jewish community more than a century-young. We are your community, your home, and your sacred space. We celebrate all of life’s experiences: raising our families, building friendships, and being there for each other throughout the full spectrum of life-cycle events. Our Judaism is practiced both traditionally and innovatively, and we work together with Jews and non-Jews alike to care for those who are in need. We have a tremendously rich history and a bright future. Most of all, we are a family. Welcome!

Service & Shabbat Times


Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:30 am

Join us for breakfast following minyan on Fridays

Shabbat This Week


Shabbat Services

Shabbat mornings: 9:15 am

If engaging in Jewish study is part of your personal growth plan, we’ve got you covered. With a wide choice of interactive experiences available, your role is to simply take the next step and partake of all that our congregation has to offer.

Joy and Jewish learning go hand in hand at the Beth El Religious School. Our goal is to facilitate a love of Jewish life through experiential learning, Jewish wisdom, and observing traditions.

Described as the backbone of Beth El and women building community, find your place in Sisterhood.

Coming Up

Meet Rabbi Jeremy Lipton

Rabbi Hazzan Jeremy Lipton is the Rabbi of Beth El Congregation in Akron, OH. A native of Los Angeles, he has served as clergy in major Conservative congregations, among them Temple Beth Am (Los Angeles, CA), Congregation Agudas Achim (San Antonio, TX), and Kehillat Ma’arav (Santa Monica, CA), where he has shared his expertise, enthusiasm, and experience as a Rabbi, Hazzan, spiritual leader, sheliach tsibur, educator, and performer. He has also served as Head of School of Talmud Torah of Minneapolis.

Join Our Community

Connecting our community at Beth El is at the heart of who we are and what we do. Our membership is multi-generational, ranging from those with years of wisdom to young professionals, to the tiniest tots in our growing group of young families. Whether you know Hebrew or not, keep Kosher or not, are new to Akron or are looking for a haimish (warm, inviting) place to celebrate Shabbat, Beth El Congregation has a place just for you.