July 18, 2024 ()

Our Community

Our Community

Our Inclusive Community

Beth El Congregation is at the center of the Akron Jewish community and a leading voice in Conservative Judaism for more than 100 years. We offer a blend of traditional Judaism with an evolving and contemporary approach to Jewish life.

Our Clergy, Rabbi/Hazzan Jeremy Lipton, is world-class, relatable and accessible to all. He is in sync with today’s changing world and serves as a link to the cherished values and traditions of our past.

Rabbi Lipton is a warm, friendly and passionate teacher. He cares deeply about our congregants and develops personal relationships through one-on-one contact, social engagement, participation in community activities and life cycle events. He is committed to making Judaism relevant, meaningful and bringing our tradition to life in words and actions. change to traditions.

We are, and always will be, a family.

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. Watching our children participate in Shabbat services by leading the Ashrei and Adon Olam is heartwarming!

Beth El means “House of God”

At Beth El, we pray together, study together, celebrate together, and come together in support of one another during challenging times of tragedy and loss. And, we come to know each other through a series of meaningful personal interactions and experiences. This is the essence of what it means to be a kehillah k’dosha, a sacred community!

Beth El is inclusive to all, warmly accepting people of all races, genders, ages, physical or mental abilities, sexual orientations, religions, and prayer and observance levels.

We welcome the opportunity to create synagogue experiences that rise above any perceived limitations – working directly with individuals and families to create a relevant, spiritual and accessible Jewish life for you. We are and always will be a Conservative synagogue. Are we willing to modernize our view, build upon our legacy and evolve? Absolutely! We’re doing that already!

Whether you know Hebrew or not, keep kosher or not, are new to Akron or are looking for a haimish (warm, inviting) place for daily minyan, Beth El Congregation has a place just for you.

Come and see what we are about – join us for Shabbat!

Our Shabbat services begin at 9:15 a.m., in person in the Gross Family Chapel.

We hope you love it here as much as we do.