There are many reasons why Congregation Beth Tikvah is special. Our Jewish traditions are celebrated in a family-like atmosphere. Approximately 200 families in our community means that we all know each other very well. Simchas, the special events in our lives, are given individual importance, but are shared with the Congregation Beth Tikvah family.
Affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, our temple is fully committed to the total equality of men and women in all areas of Judaism.
We are committed to making our tradition accessible to all who want to participate in our growing community. Accommodations are made for both young and old, and all degrees of observance and lifestyle. Our Interfaith Family and Friends group makes those of interfaith marriage feel welcome here. All types of individuals and families wishing to participate in Conservative Judaism are warmly received at Congregation Beth Tikvah.
The choice about which synagogue to join is not an easy one, but it is immediately apparent how warm and approachable the congregants, staff, and clergy are at Congregation Beth Tikvah.
Our members come from a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds. We incorporate both deep respect and love for the Jewish tradition as well as a commitment to make our tradition accessible and meaningful to all who participate in our growing community. Moreover, you can participate as little or as much as your schedule allows.
CBT is a place where Jewish community can be found. Our families will be found in the participatory and engaging Friday evening service and discussion, the joyful tunes of the Shabbat morning and Holiday services, through our youth groups or school, Minyan at home for a family observing Shivah and in the sharing of ideas at a Sunday morning adult education session. Some may come to celebrate or to mourn, to socialize or to worship, to be educated or to be rejuvenated but all find a comfortable place among friends in which to meet their Jewish needs.
CBT is a community. You sense the warmth of our community the moment you walk into services on a Friday evening. You see it in the hug one is giving another while wishing Shabbat Shalom. You hear it in the Rabbi’s voice as he greets you by name. And you can feel it in the air as the congregation echoes the same melodies you sang growing up. Congregation Beth Tikvah is not just many individuals who practice one tradition. It is many individuals who practice one tradition as one.