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Welcome Welcome to Beth El Congregation, located at the front door of the Akron Jewish Community. Come for a visit and stay for a while! Service Schedule
L'Chaim Cooking Club Cooking club will meet on Monday, February 25 at Temple Israel Click here for details
L'Chaim Cooking Club
Jews & Brews A monthly discussion group with drinks for the men of Beth El Congregation. Click Here
Jews & Brews
Beyond Fiddler Enjoy this unique afternoon exploring Jewish culture through music, featuring cantors Nancy Abramson, JTS; Matthew Austerklein, Beth El Congregation (Akron, OH); Bruce Braun, Shaaray Torah (Canton, OH); and students of JTS’s H. L. Miller Cantorial School Jacob Agar, Mira Davis, and Eryka Velazquez. Pianist Scott Stein will serve as accompanist. Click Here to Register
Beyond Fiddler
Jewish Arts Enrichment An 8-week course beginning January 31 exploring Jewish identity, Jewish symbols, Jewish artists, and Jewish Tradition. Sign-up online at Akron ArtWorks
Jewish Arts Enrichment
Community Shabbat Community Shabbat on March 1, 5:30pm @Anshe Sfard Synagogue featuring comedian MODI.

REGISTER by calling the SHAW JCC front desk: 330.867.7850

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Community Shabbat
Spring Into Torah!
In a 10 Session course beginning Wednesday, March 13th, Learn or refresh your Torah & Haftarah skills. Explore prayer and the Siddur, and connect with others in learning.

Please RSVP to 330.864.2105 or to

Click Here to Register
Spring Into Torah!
Finding the Woman Within - Passover A new view of Passover, for women only. A therapeutic art experience of Biblical woman associated with Passover - Shifra, Puah, Batya & Miriam. A joint art class, no experience necessary. $5/class & registration at Click for More
Finding the Woman Within - Passover

                                   Welcome to Beth El!    

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Minyan times are as follows: Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:30 am and Sundays at 8:45 am. We will continue to have weekday minyan by request only. These can be scheduled at 7:30 am or 7:30pm (if evening minyan is preferred). Click HERE to email a minyan request. If you have a lifecycle emergency, please contact Hazzan Matthew Austerklein at 330.664.9494.

Services for Shabbat Mornings are on Saturdays at 9:15 am and will be live streamed below. Our Lev Tahor Service that happens on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7pm will also be live streamed.




The Akron Jewish community has a rich history of involvement in the community from its members. We are a sacred community dedicated to growing Jewishly. We seek to provide a wide range of spiritual, cultural, social, and lifelong learning experiences to all who are looking for a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community.

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about Beth El

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                                                           Cantor's Concert Weekend                 February 22 thru February 24   

  • 2/23 - Service & Kiddush Lunch                w/Dean Nancy Abramson &                            Eryka Velazquez
  • 2/24 - CANTOR"S CONCERT                     @Akron Main Library 3pm
    (A John & Martha Dellheim Concert)                          

                           Click here to Register for                                         COMMUNITY SHABBAT 
Anshe Sfard MARCH 1 @5:30pm
                                 $18/$12                                                   Featuring Comedian MODI
                 Register by phone: 330.867.7850                        or click Community Shabbat link above




At Yom Kippur services, Rabbi Elyssa discussed what change has meant for us as a people. Let's continue the conversation throughout the year as we look at and respond to these questions:

  • What are the seeds you wish to plant for your descendants?
  • How can our faith renew us to embrace change?
  • How is change a holy part of the unfolding story of our people?
  • How might you allow meaningful change to enter your life personally?

New! Beth El Care Team

Interested in being a part of our Beth El Caring Team?

Please fill out our interest form by clicking on this link -->
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Shabbat Shalom Bereavement Group

On the last Shabbat of the month, beginning on January 26, there will be an open grief support group - all are welcome, and no RSVP is necessary. Sessions are facilitated by a professional grief counselor in coordination with Jewish Family Services. The funding for this program is made possible through a grant from the Edward I. Abramson JCBA Programming Fund. The group will meet from 12:15-1:45 PM following the extended Kiddush after services. For more questions, please email Hazzan Matthew Austerklein


Have a special occasion to celebrate? Consider becoming a member of our Kiddush Club!

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Sat, February 23 2019 18 Adar I 5779